Tuesday, October 6, 2015

CLARKSVILLE TN - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL CAME IN TO LISA THABET'S YARD AND ATTACKED HER BITING DOWN ON HER ARM - SHE HAS MEDICAL BILLS AND IS LIVING IN CONSTANT FEAR BECAUSE THE PIT IS STILL NEXT DOOR

It took more than 100 stitches to close the wounds a Clarksville woman said were caused by a neighbor’s dog.  Lisa Thabet said she was playing fetch with her dog in her yard on Sept. 12 when the neighbor’s dog came out of nowhere and attacked her.

Lisa Thabet was attacked by a dog in her front yard.
“If I wouldn’t have had that sweater on that day he would have taken my arm,” said Thabet through tears. “I thank God I looked up in time to block him because he would have hit me right in the side of my face, and I’d be dead.”
Thabet’s wounds are healing but her anger is brewing over the fact the dog is still living just feet away from her home.

The bite marks from a dog on Lisa Thabet's forearm.

Channel 4 went to Thabet’s neighbor’s house on Tuesday to find out their side of the story and to ask what is going to happen to their dog.  The neighbor said she did not want to talk and that her dog no longer lived there.

However, from the backyard of Thabet’s house a Channel 4 photographer was greeted with barking from a dog that fit the description in the police report, A BROWN AND WHITE PIT BULL.

The neighbor's dog, pictured, is accused of attacking a woman in her own yard.

Thabet said that is the same dog that attacked her. So why is a dog that attacked allowed to remain next door?

“I’m not going outside while that dog is on that property,” said Thabet.

Animal control refused to comment since it is an ongoing investigation. However, Montgomery County Animal Control regulations do not require after one or a certain number of attacks a dog must be euthanized.
Instead a secure enclosure is required and if that does not happen within 31 days the dog may be euthanized.

“I don’t want to see it happen to me or anybody that comes to my property, but I also do not want to see it happen to any of those kids who live at that house,” said Thabet.

Thabet said she is living in constant fear while the investigation continued and looming debt while paying off thousands of dollars’ worth of medical bills.

http://www.wsmv.com/story/30201130/neighbor-suffers-nerve-damage-after-dog-attack


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

When the police or the neighbor won't cooperate and get rid of the dangerous dog, then you have to take matters into your own hands. Ever hear of poison?

Dayna Hamilton said...

I would NOT be living in fear! If the authorities refused to take care of it, I would find a way to deal with the dog myself.