CANON CITY CO - A THICK SKULLED LOOSE PIT BULL OWNED BY A HOMELESS MAN CORNERED A CITIZEN AND BEGAN GROWLING ....THE CITIZEN DEFENDED HIMSELF WITH HIS SWORD...NOT TO WORRY...THE PIT BOUNCED BACK THE NEXT DAY AND "RESCUE PEOPLE" PAID ALL THE BILLS...LIFE IS JUST HUNKIEDORRIE!!!
A pit bull is lucky to be alive Monday after being attacked with a sword over the weekend.
Cañon City Police said a man called Saturday morning and said ‘Bob’ the dog cornered him and started to growl.
Feeling threatened, he hit the pit bull in the head twice with his sword and he might not be facing charges.
Bob did have surgery and is alive and recovering.
The vet who fixed bob still can’t believe what happened.
“I’ve been a vet 35 years and I don’t think I’ve ever seen an injury quite like that,” said Dr. Ron Smith of the Fremon Veterinary Hospital.
If it had been any other dog, “if it wasn’t a pit bull it woulda been dead,” said Dr. Smith, “they have such a thick skull that when he hit him it kinda glanced off his cranium.”
Putting him back together wasn’t easy.
“We had to go find pieces of bone and remove those and try to sow tissue and flush the sinus,” said Dr. Smith.
But he bounced back quick.
“By the next day he was acting normally. He ate and drank. When he went home today you would never know anything is wrong with him,” said Dr. Smith.
Cañon City Police said the person responsible might not be charged, because of self-defense.
“According to the owner of the dog, everyone in town likes this dog and gets along well with this dog, except for the person that struck him with a sword,” said Cañon City Police Captain Jim Cox, “these are issues we have to look in to.”
Bob’s owner is homeless and unable to pay the veterinary bills, but social media changed that.
“In this particular circumstance it really helped out, because the rescue people were able to get donations and pay for the dogs care,” said Dr. Smith.
Bob was off leash during the incident.
“People have to control their dogs. We hope dogs don’t get injured. We hope that people have a better way to deescalate that type of a situation, but we certainly understand why people don’t want to be bitten by a large dog like that,” said Cox.
Cañon City Police said this could easily be avoidable by keeping your dog on a leash.
http://fox21news.com/2015/07/27/man-hits-growling-dog-with-sword/ MY COMMENT: In the past 6 months I have witnessed 2 people that appeared to be homeless and they had their very large, fat pit bulls with them. First, I was in the parking lot of Shoe Carnival and Office Depot across from Lowes when I saw a young man near the Dairy Queen wearing a large backpack and he was holding the leash of a very large pit bull. The temperature was in the 90's in the middle of the day. He was just standing there with his mutant looking around when a car began circling him with a woman inside. I figured the "RESCUE PEOPLE" had found him and everything would be hunkiedorrie. Second, I was driving toward Staples past Walmart about 2 months ago on a very hot day when I suddenly saw a young man sitting under a small crape myrtle in the parking lot of Steak n Shake. He had his huge backpack sitting beside him and he also had 2 huge pit bulls sitting with him. I circled around and came back by and the "RESCUE PEOPLE RADAR" was working well.....2 cars had already stopped to help him. In both situations the young men did not look skinny or starving and most definitely the pit bulls were well fed.