Thursday - August 16, 2012 - Chloe Ramsey, 12, was taking her dog, Calvin, for a walk Friday evening when the neighbor's PIT BULL grabbed her dog and started attacking him. When she tried to help Calvin, she was bitten on her hand. Her parents took her to the emergency room. She says she can not eat or write or shake hands now because of the puncture wounds, swelling and bruising.
They called Jefferson City Animal Control on the way to the hospital and met the animal control specialist at the hospital. The Ramseys were quite surprised when the specialist stated that "HE WAS FAIRLY CONFIDENT THE PIT BULL DIDN'T HAVE RABIES." He did not see an issue with the Pit Bull. The Pit Bull was quarantined then returned to the owners.
Chloe's mother Angela Ramsey states, "The problem is animal control is not enforcing their leash laws. The dogs are just left outside all the time, day and night, and roam free."
The family plans to speak out about the incident at the next town meeting, CLAIMING ANIMAL CONTROL DID NOT DO ENOUGH. THEY HOPE THIS INCIDENT WILL LEAD TO STRICTER ENFORCEMENT OF LEASH LAWS OR CHANGES IN LEASH LAWS.