Our local SPCA broadcasts a weekly cable TV show that showcases the many animals they have up for adoption at their shelter. The show is very popular, and is hosted by a very likeable young woman, Amanda Muir. Even though I have never met her in person (other than seeing her in the office once) Amanda is one of very few people I can without reservation say I truly admire. She is the SPCA spokesperson, and obviously loves her work taking care of, and finding new homes for the animals in her care. Her compassion for the animals is always evident. I had just finished watching their latest show, when a half hour later I was surfing past the news and saw her image in the corner. The details are still sketchy, but she had picked up an engineering company's injured guard dog (a Rottweiler), and was taking it to the animal hospital when the dog turned on her, sunk its teeth in her arm, breaking it above the wrist. While other people tried to help her, the dog attacked again, this time her other arm. She is currently recovering in hospital where she is undergoing multiple surgeries for fractures in both arms plus extensive tissue damage. To compound matters, they (understandably) put the dog down, which knowing her affinity for animals (and confirmed by newspaper reports) she is very upset by. I hope Amanda makes a full and speedy recovery, and that this tragic incident will not stop her from returning to her job. She seems like a very selfless individual, always putting the animals first, and asking that instead of flowers people donate to one of the SPCA's fundraisers, which help animals get the surgery they need. There is no way I could do the job the folks at the SPCA do, as I very easily get emotionally attached to animals, but I am thankful there are people out there who can take care of these creatures, and save them from those who don't deserve to own them. Best wishes, Amanda, we need you back! Here is a link to the story .