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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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Dani    

Is that Punky Brewster?

2470 days ago
47.

Yuck    

I think it great that the girls saved the dog, but they better be careful, you know how Bob Barker likes animals and folks who rescue animals and she's young and cute! he'll be sexually harrassing her!!!!!

2470 days ago
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DEE-VA 1960    

NOW THIS STORY IS WORTH READING, THOSE TWO ARE HERO,S AND MOVING WAS PROBABLY A GOOD IDEA, THE GUY IS A POTENTIAL DANGER AND ITS NOT WORTH IT TO STICK AROUND TO FIND OUT

2470 days ago
49.

DragonLady    

You go girls! Finally, a child star that proves to have a sense of decency and value to society.

2470 days ago
50.

tizza    

Good for them..... someone has to stand up for these poor animals!

2470 days ago
51.

DJ    

Does anyone know where Toby is now? I want to adopt him, I had to put asleep my Shih Tzu after having her for 21 years.

2470 days ago
52.

Ladywonder    

WELL DONE LADIES!!!

2470 days ago
53.

Seattlelite    

KUDOS to these girls!!! You are true heroes!
I hope the guy gets the maximum sentence.

2470 days ago
54.

greenbean    

Good for them! True heros.

2470 days ago
55.

jema    

hold him inderwater and dont give him mouth to mouth let him die and make it a better world

2470 days ago
56.

ShoBizBoomer    

I'm glad that the pup was saved from further abuse, and possible death. Probably no doubt this creepo has used this kind of abuse toward that pup more than once. People need to remember his name, and face if ever shown again. I'm chilled to think that this man could do further harm to other animal's and people as well. He's a really sick, and messed up individual that we just may hear about someday again that has continued this unspeakable behavior, and much worse!

Great job girl's for saving the pup's life! Kudo's to you both!
As always,
Boomer

2470 days ago
57.

Micki D    

Such good people - Hope you can keep that little puppy - he will love you forever for what you have done for him..... These girls rock!!

2470 days ago
58.

Glisten Garbor    

Who get's the dog now!!

2470 days ago
59.

Say what??    

Mouth to mouth to a dog?? A DOG?? If I were the DA, I'd be wondering how these two idiots got into the house in the first place, and why they suddenly felt the need to move. Wonder why the jails are so crowded? It's because of idiot arrests like this. Put anyone who hurts an animal in jail, and let the pedophiles, pushers, and murderers go free - not enough room, you see. It sickens me.

2470 days ago
60.

kim    

OMG can the human race get lower than this. This guy who if could do this to a puppy he could do it to a child, or baby or the elderly. WHAT A F_ING CRACKHEAD LOSER!!!!!!!!! WATCH OUT FOR PSYCHO LOSERS LIKE THIS. Seriously how can any chick find this behavior ok to date. His poontang days are over!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOSER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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