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Whoa! "Blossom" Star Saves Dog

10/5/2007 2:39 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Courtney ChaseA former child star came to a dog's rescue when she and her sister noticed a neighbor trying to allegedly drown his Shih Tzu in a tub! For the love of Michael Vick!

19-year-old Courtney Chase, who played little Kennedy on the final season of "Blossom," and older sister Ashley were in their Sherman Oaks apartment on Monday when the incident occurred.

After they say they saw neighbor Casey Purser,19, trying to drown his 8-month-old pup, Toby -- for defecating on the carpet -- the sisters entered his apartment, grabbed the pooch and gave him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Courtney then hand-carried Toby to a nearby vet, where the pup is currently recuperating. Who needs PETA when you've got the Chase sisters on the case?!

The Los Angeles District Attorny filed a cruelty to an animal felony charge against Purser for "unlawfully, maliciously and intentionally" holding the dog under water. He faces up to three years in prison. While Purser has been released and returned to the building, TMZ has learned that Courtney and Ashley have wisely relocated.

Purser is due back in court on October 23.

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kim    

Casey Puser!!!! LOSER!!!! Remember that!!
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2540 days ago
32.

amanda    

Omigod, what a cruel person could do that...the puppy doesn't deserve cruel punishment or death...Gosh I am amazed how mean people can be to innocent animals and babies!

2540 days ago
33.

Dog is a racist mutt!    

Sorry, make that CHEERS to BOTH sisters ( and even to their parents, who obviously knew how to raise kids!)!

2540 days ago
34.

kim    

Casey Puser!!!! LOSER!!!! Remember that!!Casey Puser!!!! LOSER!!!!
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Remember that!!

2540 days ago
35.

Glisten Garbor    

So who gets to keep the dog now? Don't tell me that the poor dog will be released to his evil owner!!!

2540 days ago
36.

Terry    


They saw through the guys apartment into the bathroom where he was drowning a dog? Then entered his apartment to get the dog which would be dangerous if you didn't know the person before.
I guess we only got part of this story.
Glad they relocated anyway and the pup is ok.

2540 days ago
37.

Ms Kris    

Nice thing this young woman did.

Never heard of her last season of "Blossom" a D- celebrity but she did the right thing.

Yes, put the guy in the water & hold him under let's see how he likes it.

2540 days ago
38.

Buster    

That's Punky.

2540 days ago
39.

death on a cracker    

she had been in other movies.. check out her IMDB and you will recognize her better

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0153733/

its not punky Brewster... not that anyone will read this to be clear.

2540 days ago
40.

Texan    

I will never understand how people can be so cold-hearted! How anyone can be capable of abusing, or worst yet, killing another living creature is beyond me. Thank God the girls got there in time!

2540 days ago
41.

tired of cry baby    

hey PETA, go after this guy, oh wait. i'm sorry but he's not rich and famous. never mind.

2540 days ago
42.

whyuhere    

i'm so glad for you BlackandDepressing !!!
your were first!! can u believe it, you finally made.


but remember you won't be first all time, but if u can stand up and strong
you can be first EVERYTIME!!!!!!!

2540 days ago
43.

WHAT?    

Excellent read TMZ

Maybe one that someone/anyone can learn something from?

2540 days ago
44.

whyuhere    

Well now TMZ,
don't forget to give the Casey Purser the location of Courtney so ya'll can follow him and photograph.

TMZ IS TAKING UR PICTURE!

2540 days ago
45.

Patty    

This makes me SICK to my stomach. I lost my Shih Tzu to the dog food recall earlier this year and cannot help to feel saddened to hear about this. I would have done ANYTHING to keep my dog from suffering. People who are intentionally cruel to animals are cowards and an embarrassment to the human race. Owning an animal is a privilege. I hope the person mentioned in this article gets the maximum sentence for his crime, and then some!

2540 days ago
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