BRYAN COUNTY GA - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A WOMAN BITING HER ON HER THUMB - THE SAME PIT BULL HAD PREVIOUSLY GOT LOOSE FROM THE PERSON WALKING IT AND ATTACKED A JOGGER
A Bryan County Sheriff’s Office deputy responded to a call regarding a dog attack complaint just before 5 p.m. Aug. 8. Upon arrival the victim told the officer she had been to her deceased aunt’s home on Spruce Street earlier in the day to check on the residence and that when she opened the door slightly her cousin’s Pit bull lunged and started to attack her.
The complainant said she suffered injuries as a result of the attack which required medical treatment including reattaching her almost severed right thumb. She added that her cousin said he would have the dog euthanized the next day.
When contacted, the dog’s owner, who was at the aunt’s house when the attack occurred said the dog attacked because the victim walked into the house uninvited; that the dog was protecting his property. The dog’s owner added that he pulled his dog off the victim, secured the animal and transported his cousin to the hospital.
According to the reporting officer a photo taken of the victim’s thumb revealed only a portion of her upper thumb had been bitten, and that it was not severed.
The officer briefed the dog’s owner, as well as his mother and step-father on not euthanizing the dog but to contact a Bryan County Animal Control officer so the dog could be held for 10 days.
According to the animal control officer the most recent incident was the second time the dog had bitten someone. The first incident was when the dog’s leash came loose from the person walking him and the Pit bull attacked a jogger.