BATAVIA OH - AFTER AN ADOPTED PIT BULL LATCHED ON TO HER DAUGHTER'S FACE, A MOTHER IS CONCERNED ABOUT OTHER PIT BULLS THAT ARE STILL AROUND AND THE FACT THAT NOT MUCH HAS BEEN DONE TO STOP AGGRESSIVE DOGS FROM ATTACKING
After her family's newly-adopted pit bull attacked her daughter, Laura Parker says what people don't know about dogs they bring home - or the dogs in their neighborhood - can hurt them. "He was attached to her face. I actually had to pull him off her face," Parker said. "I called 911. They came to the house. I was in complete shock."
Neighbors say they have witnessed multiple pit bull attacks in the area since last year. But they claim not much has been done to stop the dogs from possibly attacking again.
Here's part of the problem:
The Clermont County Animal Shelter has been under new management since the first of the year. That means dog attack cases prior to 2015 are no longer part of their records.
Parker's dog, Bruno, has been put down after attacking her special-needs daughter. But Bruno's parents are still around, and neighbors say they are just as aggressive as Bruno. Parker says she's concerned about preventing another attack.
"I don't want to see somebody else get hurt by these animals or even killed because they've slipped through the cracks," Parker said.
The facilities director says he has contacted the county prosecutor about previous dog attacks and the prosecutor will determine the fate of the dogs involved.