Saturday, July 25, 2015

GREENWOOD MO - A DOG DESCRIBED BY FAMILY MEMBERS AS A PIT OR PIT MIX ATTACKED A TODDLER VISITING IN THE HOME WITH HIS MOTHER - THE CHILD HAS SERIOUS INJURIES AND WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL BY AN OFFICER




A baby is in a Kansas City hospital after being bitten in the head by a dog, and Greenwood police are actively searching for the canine.

The child, who is under the age of 2 years old, is at Children's Mercy Hospital. A Greenwood police officer personally drove the baby to the hospital.

Greenwood Lt. Aaron Fordham said the child suffered serious injuries, but is in stable condition. Fordham said police are issuing warnings to parents who have children in the area.

The baby was attacked about 2 p.m. Saturday in the 1100 block of Elm Street. Fordham said he doesn't know whether the child is a boy or girl.

The dog is described as white and with a medium build. Fordham could not comment on whether the dog is possible a PIT BULL OR A PIT BULL MIX  as Greenwood police initially tweeted.  Family members initially described the dog as a pit bull or pit bull mix to police,  which they then used in their tweets.


Neighbors told KCTV5's Nathan Vickers that they had not seen the dog before, but weren't sure whether it was associated with the family or not.

Anyone with information on area residents who might have a dog matching the description should call police at 816 524-4300.

http://www.kctv5.com/story/29632392/dog-attacks-child-in-greenwood-mo



1 comment:

Sputnik said...

Likely Lt. Aaron Fordham owns a pit bull type dog -- since pit bull owners seem to be the only people who can't visually identify a pit bull. That is, unless they want to buy a pit bull type, upon which they suddenly do know exactly which 'breeds' are pit bulls / pit mixes. Or unless some dog that looks like a pit bull does something heroic, then suddenly they all know for sure it's a pit bull. When a pit bull has mauled or killed, this skill disappears and people like Aaron Fordham suddenly have no idea what a pit bull / pit mix looks like.

Real fact: A study by the ASPCA showed, and courts have repeatedly affirmed, that 96% of the normal public most certainly can correctly visually identify a pit bull or a pit bull mix. The animal that did this was most certainly a pit bull type dog, and Fordham should be made to attend an ethics and professional integrity course, as well as getting rid of his own gripping bulldog.