Saturday, September 5, 2015

SOUTH BRUNSWICK TOWNSHIP NJ - A FAMILY'S PIT BULL AND BOXER BEGAN ATTACKING THEIR PUG - THEN THEY TURNED ON THE 13-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER AND HER GRANDMOTHER CAUSING SERIOUS INJURIES

Two family dogs attacked a third pet, a 13-year-old girl and her grandmother Saturday morning, causing serious injuries  that resulted in hospitalization. 

Captain James Ryan of the South Brunswick Police Department said his department and the Emergency Medical Service received calls for help around 8:45 to come to a home on Avenue B, where two people had been injured by dog bites. When they arrived, they found that owners of the home there had three dogs, A BOXER, A PIT BULL,  and a pug. 

The problem started when the boxer and pit bull went after the pug, then began fighting each other. The teenager went to break up the fight, but the boxer and pit bull turned on her. The girl received at least 20 puncture wounds on her leg.Then the grandmother tried to intervene, and she received a serious head laceration. Other family members finally were able to stop the fighting before police arrived.

The girl and her grandmother were taken by the Kendall Park First Aid Squad to St. Peter's University Medical Center in New Brunswick, where they were admitted, Ryan said.  South Animal Control has taken custody of the boxer and pit bull, Ryan said, but there is no word on whether they are up to date on their rabies shots. He has no word on what will be done with the dogs. The pug remains with its owners.

http://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/news/2015/09/05/family-dogs-injure-teen-grandmother/71774612/


1 comment:

Sweetie Pie said...

Boxers are closely related to pit bulls, and many a so-called 'boxer' is nowadays in fact a pit bull mix.

http://www.daxtonsfriends.com/boxer/

When people own gripping bulldog types, and those grippers start fighting with each other, they should leave it alone. The bulldogs are doing what they love best and don't mind if they die doing it.

The way to keep yourself safe as a multi-pittie owner is to NOT get any other, normal type of dog in the house. If you do, then you indeed have the obligation to interfere when the bulldogs try to kill the normal dog. But these owners were foolish -- when the grippers turned on each other, they should have left with the pug and come back later to clean up the mess when the dogfight was over.