Tuesday, June 23, 2015

SOUTHAVEN MS - A NEUTERED 2-YEAR-OLD PIT BULL AT THE SHELTER FOR 2 MONTHS ATTACKED A SHELTER EMPLOYEE AND THEN BIT AN ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER WHO CAME TO HER AID

A Southaven Animal Shelter employee and animal control officer are recovering from dog bite wounds Tuesday.
Southaven Animal Shelter Director Perry Mason confirmed the dog attack happened Saturday, and one of the workers has remained in the hospital.
Mason said the shelter employee opened up a pit bull’s kennel to clean it and feed him.
“He grabbed her leg and just would not let go,” Mason said.
An officer who was working ran to help.
He pulled the dog off the employee’s leg, but not before the dog bit him too on the left forearm.
Mason said the dog’s aggressive behavior came out of nowhere.
“He’s been neutered. We have all taken him for walks. He has sat in the office. We have done everything humanly possible to predict his behavior,” Mason said.
The employee who the dog bit in the leg has undergone a couple surgeries.
She was still in the hospital at the time WREG interviewed Mason Tuesday.
To those who wonder if this was an issue of improper training, Mason said both employees have vicious dog training certificates.
Staff did not expect this kind of behavior from the pit bull.
They told WREG he is an approximately two-year-old stray dog and has been at the shelter for more than two months.
Staff originally picked up the dog on Church Road.
Mason said he has been here nine years and has never had an incident like this.
He said he is speaking with veterinarians and behaviorists to try to figure out what might have triggered this.
WREG also spoke over the phone briefly with the Animal Control Officer who said he is doing okay. He is out of the hospital.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Trying to figure out what triggered this. Hmm, this is a toughie!

Picked up a stray PIT BULL.

Opened up to feed and clean a PIT BULL'S kennel.

The PIT BULL grabbed onto the worker's leg and would not let go.

The PIT BULL had to be pulled off of the worker, but not before it bit someone else on the leg.

The PIT BULL'S aggressive behavior came out of nowhere.

The PIT BULL was treated like a regular dog; taken for walks, and sat in the office.

I'm scratching my head here. What could have possibly been the cause of this unprovoked attack?

B Cazz said...

Trigger = careful genetic engineering to create a type of dog ready and willing to launch into a vicious attack at NO provocation.

The breed was designed to attack without provocation. It was bred to kill its own species without reason. In human terms, only the most destructive and psychotic individuals were kept as breeding stock.

How hard is this to understand?

Dayna Hamilton said...

LMAO! Truly! And these are the supposed experts who have done everything humanly possible to predict this behavior, everything except use their human brains.