Monday, September 21, 2015

CHARLESTON SC - A BOXER MIX WAS TAKEN TO A FARMER'S MARKET BY A FOSTER OWNER/AMBASSADOR AND IT LUNGED AND BIT A 3-YEAR-OLD....AUTHORITIES GATHERED AROUND AND .....OOOPS IT BIT ANOTHER 3-YEAR-OLD!!!

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UPDATE:  THE DOG IS A 1-YEAR-OLD BOXER MIX - SEE THIS STORY AND VIDEO


                 UPDATE:  IT'S A BOXER MIX?????

The Charleston Animal Society is responding after one of their rescue dogs bites two children at the Farmer's Market over the weekend.
According to the Charleston Police report, on Saturday, around Noon, officers were alerted that a child was bitten by a dog at the crowded event at Marion Square in Downtown Charleston.
According to the police report, a  BOXER/ROTTWEILER MIX  dog was sitting next to it's foster owner, on a leash, when it suddenly lunged and bit a 3-year-old that was walking by in the left thigh
Police and animal service officers on scene approached the dog and foster owner. 
According to the report, as the officers spoke to the foster owner witnesses watched as the dog suddenly lunged again.....BITING A SECOND 3-YEAR-OLD ON THE LEFT SHOULDER.
Both children were treated by EMS on scene and then taken to MUSC. The police report states that MUSC'S CHILDREN'S TRAUMA SURGERY TEAM WAS CALLED TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM FOR THE SECOND CHILD BITTEN.
The current condition of the children is unknown.
CEO of the Charleston Animal Society, Joe Elmore, says the dog is presumed to be around one year old. The dog was at the Farmer's Market with it's foster owner, also called foster ambassadors.
Elmore says the community foster ambassadors take dogs in temporarily, while they look to find a permanent home for the animal. During their stay with the foster families, Elmore says the dogs are taken to community events and exposed to other dogs and people. This is a program that's considered successful, with little incidents, at the Charleston Animal Society. Elmore says it's helped placed over 400 dogs with families.
Elmore says this rescue dog had no history of aggression and has been to other recent community events, with no problem. Elmore also says the dog had passed all of it's temperament assessments, a step they require before the rescue dogs are allowed to interact with other in public.

The dog has been taken back to the Charleston Animal Society, where it's currently being held in a ten day quarantine. 
Elmore say these incidents are rare, however in most cases when a dog bites someone unprovoked, the animal will have to be put down.

http://www.live5news.com/story/30081409/dog-bites-two-children-at-charleston-farmers-market

Cruz, a 1-year-old boxer mix who had been up for adoption from the Charleston Animal Society, bit two toddlers Saturday at the Charleston Farmers Market in Marion Square. (CHARLESTON ANIMAL SOCIETY/PROVIDED)

http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20150922/PC16/150929818/1006&source=RSS



7 comments:

James Lee said...


boxer mix usually means pitbull mix .

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see that "boxer/rotty" mix.

James Lee said...


ive heard of ambassador pits but never ambassador pit owners . the mind boggles with such B.S.

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

I go to the farmer's market here in Decatur every week and if I ever saw a large dog there I would first speak to the management, then I would leave until the dog was gone. A woman had a small dog inside our small grocery store Aldi's last spring on a Saturday. The store was very crowded and I felt very sorry for that dog that looked like a chihuahua mix. The dog did not want to be there and it looked like it was going to leap out of the woman's arms and bite someone's face any minute. Crazy woman was telling everyone it was her therapy dog. She had another woman with her and the store was so crowded it was shoulder to shoulder.What did she need therapy for in the 10 minutes it took to buy a few groceries? ......But a large rescued/fostered rottweiler mixed with something else??? In reach of 3 year old children??? YOU GOT TO BE KIDDING ME !!!!!

Anonymous said...

That's not a boxer mix, it's a straight up pit bull.

Thank you foster nutters, for bringing your maulers to attack unsuspecting children at farmer's markets! You can't socialize your maulers any other way? You can't get together with your nutter friends, and temperament test your maulers with your like minded buddies?

I don't understand why dogs are allowed at farmer's markets to begin with. The one I went to a week ago, guess what kind of dog I saw? Yes, another boxer mix straight up pit bull.

Dayna Hamilton said...

"Ambassador" ??? Of WHAT?

Farmer Jane said...

As a farmer, I find the inclusion of any kind of gripping dog at a farmer's market a travesty. These dogs are the antithesis of what many of us who raise animals for food are trying to do. My goal is to raise healthy animals that are treated with dignity, respect, and kindness - even those raised to feed us. They are slaughtered with as little fear and pain as possible. Except when the slaughterer is a pit bull. Bringing one to a farmer's market is like taking a child to a store to pick out a toy. It's all fun and games until the pit attacks. Then the nutters all shake their heads and wonder what in the world could have gone wrong.