Police were called to a residence in Zanesville on Thursday to a report of a man being bitten by a STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER. After speaking with the victim, Michael Slaughter, 58, who lives at 46 Green Street, officers then called the County Dog Warden Bryan Catlin to the scene of the attack at Josh Davis' home at 109 Green Street. Catlin says that he has been at Davis' residence before...........
"AFTER HE WAS ATTACKED AND INJURED BY HIS OWN DOG. IT BROKE HIS ARM IN 2 PLACES AND THEN THE DOG ATTACKED ME," STATES DOG WARDEN BRYAN CATLIN.
In the attack on Thursday Slaughter says that he had walked down to Josh Davis' house to talk. He walked into the mobile home and the Staffordshire Bull Terrier "got through a hole in its cage" and bit him multiple times and he was taken to the hospital by an ambulance and received stitches in 5 places. There were 2 puppies also in the home. Warden Catlin cited Davis for 3 counts of failing to license a dog and 1 count of dog at large - all misdemeanors. Catlin also informed Davis that if he purchases licenses for the dogs in the next couple of weeks, the judge would take that into consideration. Davis is scheduled to appear in court January 10.
POLICE SAID THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT WOULD BE IN CONTACT WITH DAVIS BECAUSE OF THE INCIDENT AND THE FACT THAT THERE ARE CHILDREN LIVING IN THE HOME.
MY COMMENT: I'D LIKE TO KNOW IF THE SAME DOG THAT ATTACKED SLAUGHTER ALSO ATTACKED AND BROKE THE ARM OF ITS OWNER AND THEN ATTACKED WARDEN CATLIN IN THE PREVIOUS ATTACK??? WHY IS ANIMAL CONTROL GOING SO EASY ON THIS PIT BREEDER???