Thursday, September 10, 2015

LAKE TROPICANA , MARION COUNTY FL - 4 DOGS ATTACKED A 76-YEAR-OLD WOMAN AS SHE WAS GETTING HER MAIL FROM HER MAILBOX

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OCALA — A 76-year-old woman is recovering in a hospital days after she was bitten multiple times by several dogs who attacked her while she getting mail from her mailbox.
Dawn Thompson, who lives in Lake Tropicana, remains at Ocala Regional Medical Center, where she was listed in fair condition on Thursday afternoon, according to a hospital spokeswoman.
Thompson was transported to the hospital on Tuesday after four dogs — A PIT BULL, A PIT BULL MIX, A RETRIEVER MIX AND A GERMAN SHEPHERD MIX  — escaped from a neighbor's property and bit her many times, according to Marion County officials. Thompson suffered many puncture wounds all over her body, county officials said.
Neighbors who heard dogs barking and noise coming from outside, went out and saw the animals attacking her. One neighbor ran to Thompson's aide and was able to get the dogs — named Keeper, Enzo, Cass and Lady — away from the woman.
The dogs' owner had been issued a dangerous dog warning earlier this year, according to Marion County spokeswoman Barbra Hernandez.
County Animal Services removed the dogs, which are being held at the animal center in accordance to protocol in these types of cases. Since the attack, they have been in quarantine and will remain there for several more days.
A dangerous dog investigation was opened, and the dog's owner, Jamie Bussiere, was given four citations, county officials said.
According to Hernandez, county records indicate that, prior to the Sept. 8 attack, Animal Services had five contacts with Bussiere:
• The first encounter was 2011, when a dog had escaped from the property. The outcome was that the owner was educated on control measures for the dog.

2 comments:

Sweetie Pie said...

Correction: The photos show a pit bull, two pit bull mixes, and a Rottweiler mix.

Anonymous said...

Oh, no. The nutters will claim anything but pit bulls. The first one is a Chihuahua mix. The second is a Dachshund mix. The third is a Border Collie mix, and the last is a purebred Siberian Husky.

GAWD! None of you can identify dogs because you're not experts! This is what's wrong with the media!