Wednesday, September 7, 2011
INDIANAPOLIS IN -2009 - 68-YEAR-OLD WOMAN ATTACKED BY 2 PIT BULLS WHILE TAKING HER TRASH OUT- LEG AMPUTATED
PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEOS- LEADERS OF OUR CITIES AND TOWNS AND COUNTIES - STRONG MEN IN CHARGE OF OUR AFFAIRS AND TAX MONEY--AND KNOW THAT TOMORROW AND THE NEXT DAY AFTER THAT ---THERE WILL BE MORE PEOPLE MAIMED AND KILLED BY THESE DOGS --AND THAT---IN THE EYES OF MY GOD--IS NOT ACCEPTABLE --GROWN MEN WITH MOTHERS, WIVES, AND CHILDREN DO NOT ALLOW THIS TO GO ON HAPPENING !!!!!
February 2009 - Police have arrested a man whose pit bulls viciously attacked a woman last month. The woman is relieved but her family is not happy about the fact that the dogs' owner is only being charged with a misdemeanor, which is the stiffest charge under current Indiana law.
The woman who helped craft the current law said getting the dog attack laws on the books was a fight. In 1993, legislation made dog owners criminally liable if their animal seriously hurt or killed someone.
The legislation stemmed from a 1992 attack when two pit bulls attacked Caress Garten while she strolled along a Fall Creek trail. She lost a third of her lower leg and then spearheaded the '93 Indiana dog bite bill. She now hopes legislators will toughen the law.
"I do think the punishment needs to be tougher. I think a D felony could be pushed through for serious bodily injury," said Garten.
Police arrested Lee Carroll Tuesday morning after his dogs viciously attacked a 68-year-old Brenda Hill on January 25. Hill was taking out her trash when Carroll's pit bulls dragged her off her porch.
"I don't want to live through nothing like that again," said Hill.
Doctors were forced to amputate one of Hill's legs. Carroll will receive a maximum $5,000 fine and a year in jail.
Gregory Gilbert doesn't know whether his mother will ever be able to return to the home she loves.
"I think it's appropriate -- a serious bite such as my mother's...five years, right off the top," said Gilbert
It's cases like Hill's that keep Garten working on behalf of dog bite victims.
"I feel incredibly sad and frustrated that I haven't been able to do more," said Garten.
Garten continues to work to toughen the laws regarding dangerous dogs, and she's often the target of those who oppose her work. She even asked 24-Hour News 8 to disguise her face. She wants to prevent serious dog attacks by pushing the city council to require owners of dangerous breeds to spay and neuter their dogs as well as carry liability insurance.
(PEOPLE - PLEASE WATCH THE VIDEOS ON THIS PRESCIOUS LITTLE WOMAN )
January 25, 2009 - A woman was critically injured when two pit bulls attacked her Sunday outside her home on Indianapolis' north side.
Indianapolis police said the victim, Brenda Hill, 68, was taking out her trash when the two dogs blindsided her, 6News' Derrik Thomas reported.
Animal Care and Control went to Lee Carroll's home nearby and took the dogs, a male and female, away.
"The two dogs got loose from the back yard of the home. attacked her, and severely mauled her legs," said Indianapolis police Lt. Jerry Bipus. "One of her legs -- the right leg -- there is bone exposed, severe lacerations."
Police said it was the first time they had been told of an attack involving dogs from that particular home.
If the dogs are found to have caused serious bodily injury, they will become the city's property.
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"It was an accident, man," Carroll said. "Stuff happens. I hated that it had to happen."
Although the dogs hadn't attacked anyone previously, neighbors said they have intimidated others.
"You can hear them barking all hours of the night," said one neighbor. "Ever since I noticed they had dogs, they've been a problem."
Police said they found nine pit bull puppies in Carroll's home.
Hill underwent surgery at Wishard Memorial Hospital early Monday afternoon. She was last listed in good condition. Doctors hope to save her legs.