Friday, January 15, 2016

DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, WALTON COUNTY FL - AN UNNAMED BREED OF DOG ATTACKED AN ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER IN THE FACE WHEN SHE WENT TO GET IT AFTER IT KILLED 2 GOATS


DeFUNIAK SPRINGS — A Walton County Animal Control officer was taken to the hospital Friday morning after being bitten in the face by a dog she was trying to catch.
The dog had killed two billy goats the night before.  Its owners had called animal control to have the dog picked up.
“(The owners) were concerned the dog was going to keep being harmful,” said Corey Dobridnia, spokeswoman for the Walton County Sheriff’s Office.
Officer Ruth Henthorn went out to the home on John Boland Road to get the dog, but called for help about 9:30 a.m. She told deputies she'd been bitten in the face.
Henthorn was taken to North Okaloosa Medical Center in Crestview, but will need to be transferred to a hospital with a plastic surgeon, Dobridnia said.
“She’s in good spirits,” Dobridnia said. “She’s going to need to go somewhere else so she can see a specialist.”
She said the owners of the dog had been trying to rehabilitate it,  but after it got out Thursday night and killed the goats, they decided to relinquish it.
"Our animal control officers work very hard and are very passionate about their jobs," Dobridnia said. "Please keep Henthorn in your thoughts."

 http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/20160115/updated-animal-control-officer-hospitalized-after-dog-bites-her-in-face#loadComment


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love goats :(

Anonymous said...

More pit bull gore and blood. When will we wake up and get rid of these dogs?

Goats don't kill people. Pit bulls do. Why then are there limitations to keeping goats in the city limits but not pit bulls?

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

I'm just wondering if I could just go ahead and get me some goats since one of my bassets is dead and the other is 90 years old. They couldn't possibly be as loud and vicious as my neighbor's pit bulls. I could get me 4 and let them breed and then put adds in the paper and have people drive by all hours to see them and purchase them. It would be like "HAVING A YARD SALE TWICE A YEAR." Does anyone think that if I got me a good lawyer and tested the city ordinance....what would a court case look like. Last summer we had a very large pot belly pig that was allowed to run free in a front yard 4 houses away. It wandered around in other yards. I thought it was surely going to get hit by a car or a large dog was going to attack it. If other people can have pigs and pit bulls, why can't I have goats?