Wednesday, January 27, 2016

MOBILE AL - A PIT BULL CAME INTO A YARD AND ATTACKED A BOY - HUNTER SHARMAN - HE WAS TAKEN INTO SURGERY IMMEDIATELY


UPDATE:  PIT OWNER PLEADS NOT GUILTY
UPDATE:  VICTIM SPEAKS

13-year-old Hunter Sharman is recovering from surgery at Springhill Medical Center after being attacked by a pit bull in his Crestview neighborhood.
According to family members, the dog is well-known in the neighborhood for being aggressive and has attacked at least one child before.
Animal control found two animals they believe to be responsible for the attack. They will remain in quarantine for 10 days. They say that  TWO PIT BULLS WERE ON SHARMAN'S PROPERTY THE NIGHT OF THE ATTACK BUT ONLY ONE OF THEM ATTACKED HUNTER.   It is unclear what will happen to the dogs after the quarantine period.
Hunter’s sister, Ashley Striplin, describes the attack as vicious, “He [Hunter] said it kept trying to get his neck and the only thing he knew to do was put up his hands to make it stop.”
The 13-year-old was dragged off his own front porch. The dog latched onto his arms and legs. Striplin says her mother heard her brother’s scream, “My mom ran out when she heard help, help oh my God help. My brother was screaming sir please help.”
His mother took a piece of plywood and beat the dog off of her bleeding son. According to Striplin, it was his mother’s quick thinking that likely saved Hunter’s life, “The nurse said if it had gone any further it could have hit two of his main arteries in his arms and legs and it would have killed him. It was the end of a toothpick away from hitting those main arteries. He’s lucky to be alive.”
The injuries Harman sustained were significant but his family expects a full recovery.

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MOBILE, AL (WALA) -
A 13-year-old boy is hospitalized after being attacked by a  PIT BULL DOG  Tuesday night on Belvedere Street in Mobile.  Animal control officers do have two of the neighbor's dogs in possession right now, but they are still working to determine if they are the right animals.

FOX10 News is told the child is in good condition, but he is still in the hospital for rabies testing and to make sure his wounds don't become infected.

Victoria Stiplin says her little brother, 13-year-old Hunter Sharman is lucky to be alive.

"He always said he was going to go to school to be a vet," she said. "He loves animals. he does anything for them, and now he's probably traumatized for life."

The boy has numerous wounds from the attack.  "The one on his wrist, the nurse did say if it would've went any deeper into his artery he would not be with us today," Stiplin said.

FOX10 News was told Hunter was on his front porch last night when he saw two pit bulls.

"That's when the dog jumped on the porch and drug him off," Stiplin said.

Neighbors across the street heard the cries for help.

"The neighbor got in the vehicle to try to run the dog over but was scared he was going to hit my brother,"  Stiplin said.

The child's mother picked up a board and started swinging.  After hitting the dog in the head a few times, it ran away.

"He actually got up because he was in shock and took off running inside the door to get away from the dog, and that's when the neighbor called 911,"  Stiplin said.  "His blood pressure was dropping, so my mom was freaking out."

Animal control officers were investigating on the street throughout the day.  

NEIGHBORS BELIEVE THE DOGS WERE THE TWO PIT BULLS FROM ONE PARTICULAR HOUSE DOWN THE STREET. FOX10  NEWS WAS TOLD ONE OF THEM ATTACKED ANOTHER BOY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD UNPROVOKED JUST LAST MONTH.


After officers went to the house,  FOX10 news was told,  the owner took the dogs to be quarantined.  Stipler said her brother is in good spirits.  She just hopes he can come home and feel safe in his own yard once again. 

"He even told the doctors he was glad that it was him and not my mom," she said.

Officers said the dogs will remain quarantined for at least 10 days for rabies observation, and they will go from there.

http://www.fox10tv.com/story/31073933/pit-bull-attack-belvedere-street







VIDEO:  "IT LOOKED LIKE THE PIT BULL THAT ATTACKED OUR DOG A FEW YEARS AGO."


UPDATE: The pit bull has been taken to the vet to be quarantined.

ORIGINAL STORY: MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) News of a 13-year-old child viciously attacked by a pit bull has many in the community outraged, that dog only letting go after the child's mother jumped into action. The boy is recovering and the dog remains on the loose.

Local 15's Christian Jennings spoke with the child, Hunter Sharman, and his mother Wednesday. Hunter is recovering at Springhill Medical Center after undergoing several surgeries. He suffered injuries on both arms and both legs.

Hunter and his mother tell Local 15 News Hunter opened the door because he heard barking, and that's when the pit bull grabbed him and pulled him to the front yard. Hunter's mother and a neighbor were able to free the child. That's when someone called 911.

"I felt helpless because he's screaming," Hunter's mother said. "I get him in the bathtub and I'm applying pressure to his wounds, and he's like 'mom I'm glad it attacked me and not you.'"


1 comment:

Sweetie Pie said...

The pit bull freaks will chime in now with "How dare a 13-year-old open his own front door without his mother right there! Never leave your child unattended, not even in his own living room!"

As for whether pit-bull protecting AC has the 'right' pit bull / pit bulls in custody, who cares? It's time to start doing razzias in cases like this -- rounding up all the pit bulls within a mile radius and putting them all down. That way you know for sure you got the 'right' ones, plus you're rid of all the ones that will attack something in the future. This is really the only thing that will make the insane owners of these mutants keep them from killing children.