Thursday, January 20, 2011

HUNTSVILLE AL - A 61-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS ATTACKED BY 2 PIT BULLS IN HER OWN BACKYARD - "ARM LOOKED LIKE IT HAD BEEN THROUGH A MEAT GRINDER" - HER GRANDSON WAS ATTACKED BY SAME DOGS!

SUNDAY,  JULY 29, 2007  -  HUNTSVILLE AL - CAROL HOLLAND, A 61 YR OLD GRANDMOTHER REMAINS HOSPITALIZED AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY NEIGHBORS 2  PIT BULLS.  SHE WAS TAKING HER DOGS OUT FOR FRESH AIR IN HER BACKYARD SUNDAY WHEN SHE FOUND HERSELF FIGHTING FOR HER LIFE. THE NEIGHBOR'S DOGS DUG UNDER THE FENCE AND SHE WAS LEFT WITH MORE THAN 20 WOUNDS TO HER RIGHT ARM AND HAND AND POSSIBLE NERVE DAMAGE.

HER DAUGHTER SAID, "IT WAS PRETTY BAD.  FOR A LACK OF A BETTER TERM IT LOOKED LIKE HER ARM HAD BEEN THROUGH A MEAT GRINDER."  HER OWN SON, BO, CARROL HOLLAND'S GRANDSON, WAS ALSO ATTACKED BY ONE OF THE DOGS IN THE PAST.  NOTHING WAS DONE AFTER THAT ATTACK.  THE DOGS WERE QUARANTINED FOR 10 DAYS AND RETURNED BACK TO THE NEIGHBORS.  "THERE ARE LAWS IN PLACE TO PROTECT THE DOGS," HER DAUGHTER SAID, "BUT THERE ARE NO LAWS TO PROTECT THE VICTIMS."

DR. KAREN HILL SHEPARD WITH HUNTSVILLE ANIMAL SERVICES SAYS DOGS WHO BITE ARE PUT INTO QUARANTINE BECAUSE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF RABIES NOT BECAUSE IT IS A BITER.  THERE IS NO LAW IN ALABAMA THAT AFTER THE DOG HAS BITTEN IT HAS TO BE DESTROYED OR THAT THE ANIMAL BECOMES SOMEONE ELSE'S PROPERTY.

CAROL HOLLAND'S SON IS LAYING CONCRETE IN THE HOLE UNDER A FENCE MADE BY THE ATTACKING DOGS WITH HIS .22 CALIBER GUN AT ARM'S LENGTH BECAUSE THE PIT BULLS ARE STILL IN THE NEIGHBOR'S BACK YARD. ONE TV STATION KNOCKED ON THE DOOR AND TALKED WITH THE NEIGHBOR WHO SAID THE DOGS BELONGED TO HER BROTHER AND SHE WAS ALSO VERY AFRAID OF THEM.  SHE WAS VERY APOLOGETIC TO CAROL HOLLAND FOR THE ATTACK.

IN A LATER UPDATE - THE 2 PIT BULLS ARE OUT OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD PERMANENTLY...THE DOG OWNER CALLED THE TV STATION TO TELL THEM THE DOGS HAVE BEEN EUTHANIZED FOR THE SAFETY OF HER OWN 2 CHILDREN!!!!!!

THE VICTIM COULD NOT FILE CHARGES AND THE CITY COULD NOT TAKE THE DOGS .....BUT THAT COULD CHANGE WITH THE STATE LEGISLATURE'S PROPOSED DANGEROUS DOG BILL. THE BILL ESTABLISHES DUE PROCESS IN WHICH A DOG IS DECLARED DANGEROUS.  AND THE OWNER COULD BE CHARGED WITH A CLASS "C' FELONY IF THEIR DOG ATTACKS UNPROVOKED.  THE WRITER OF THIS ARTICLE STATES THE BILL HAS FAILED TWICE SO FAR IN SESSION.

http://www.waaytv.com/news/local/story/Controversy-Over-Dangerous-Dogs-Goes-Before

http://www.waaytv.com/news/local/stsory/Aggressive-Dogs-that-Attacked-Womanb-Remain

http://www.waaytv.com/news/local/story/Pit-Bulldogs-Put-down/RN8AQx2IkEWVNvJ8I

http://www.waff.com/Global/story.asp?S=6856834&clienttype=


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