Saturday, September 5, 2015

LINCOLN PARK MI - A PIT BULL MIX ATTACKED A 66-YEAR-OLD WOMAN AND HER GRANDDAUGHTER AS THEY WERE WALKING

A Lincoln Park woman and her young granddaughter were taken to a hospital for stitches at about 6 p.m. Aug. 31 after being bitten by a loose PIT BULL MIX  in the 1300 block of Lejeune Avenue.

According to a police report, the girl suffered a severe bite on her left hand and a smaller bite on her right hand when she was protecting her dog from the pit bull, owned by a neighbor. The 66-year-old woman told police she attempted to break up the attack on her granddaughter and she, too, was bitten. She also told police that the dog — a 1-year-old female PIT BULL AND BOSTON TERRIER MIX — often was seen running loose in the area.

Lincoln Park police spoke to the dog’s owner, who said the animal was unlicensed and had not had her shots.

The owner was ticketed for having a dog at large and unlicensed in the city and an animal control officer transported the dog to the Downriver Animal Shelter in Southgate.The owner of the pit bull was ordered to appear in 25th District Court on Oct 1.

Pit bulls have been banned in several Downriver cities, including Melvindale, Ecorse and Allen Park.

In 2011, Lincoln Park adopted a dangerous dog ordinance after a study that showed nearly half of the city’s stray dogs were pit bulls and that several safety issues had been reported. The ordinance is not breed specific and defines a dangerous dog as one that bites, attacks and/or causes serious injury to a person or another animal.

It specifies that a dog will not be considered dangerous if it attacks a person or animal that is trespassing on its property, bites or attacks a person who provokes it, or is protecting its owner from assault. A provision also was added to exclude a mother dog protecting puppies.

The ordinance also gives owners due process if an animal has been classified as dangerous.

http://www.thenewsherald.com/articles/2015/09/04/news/police/doc55e9b0f7b0055253294416.txt


ONE OF MY ALL-TIME FAVORITE COMMENTS: 



NEVER adopt a pit bull. NEVER buy a pit bull. NEVER "rescue" a pit bull. NEVER dogsit a pit bull. NEVER feed a pit bull for a neighbor going out of town. NEVER continue a walk with your normal breed dog if you spot a pit loose or with its owner. NEVER allow your normal breed dog out in your own backyard alone if you share a fence with a pit bull owner. All of the above has resulted in maimings and deaths MANY times. Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness....a thing of the past since pit pollution has become so rampant in our neighborhoods.


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