Monday, September 1, 2014
WILTON CT - ANNE MURRAY, 67, WAS ALMOST KILLED BY HER FAMILY'S PIT BULL IN NOVEMBER 2013 - SHE LOST BOTH HER ARMS - SHE TALKS ABOUT HER EFFORT TO RECLAIM HER LIFE
Anne Murray has come through a year from which some people might not have returned.
The sudden death of her husband to a heart attack, followed soon after by the mauling by her NOT QUITE 2-YEAR-OLD AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER - TUXEDO - an attack that claimed the lower half of her right arm, and most of her left arm, along with other injuries to her legs — could have sent a lesser person into a deep, dark place.
Not Murray, 67, who has battled through much of the preliminary physical and emotional healing in an effort to reclaim her life.
Now residing at Aurora Senior Living in Norwalk, Murray was forthright in talking about that fateful day last November on Range Road.
"Generally, the attack is what I'm here for. It was an unprovoked attack, and it's the nature of the dog. He sat next to me. I fed him. I took him out on the leash. I'm racking my brain about what I did different that day. He had food and water. I don't know what happened. I don't think he saw a squirrel. I don't think it was an outside stimulus. That's what's so scary about that breed."
It was the start of one of those walks that led to tragedy for both dog and owner.
“Tux took me by the left arm, and dragged me down several sets of tiered steps. Then he grabbed my right arm, and I scooted under a car. Tux sat next to the car, guarding his prey,” READ MORE......
Sunday, August 31, 2014
GRANITE CITY, MADISON COUNTY IL - THE MOTHER OF A MINOR CHILD HAS FILED A SUIT AGAINST THE OWNER OF A PIT BULL AFTER IT ATTACKED HER 8-YEAR-OLD SON
A man, 51, was taken to hospital in Inverness this afternoon after being attacked by his own dog.
He sustained injuries to both arms during the attack and was taken by ambulance to Raigmore Hospital.
The incident, which happened at about 12pm, took place on the pavement on Sir Walter Scott Drive across the road from the Asda store.
The dog, which is thought to be a Staffordshire bull terrier/American bulldog cross, was put down following the attack.
The busy road was closed for about 30 minutes and the dog was controlled by police dog handlers until the vets arrived.