Tuesday, February 16, 2016

LANCASTER CA - A PIT BULL/MASTIFF MIX ADOPTED EARLY IN THE DAY TO BE A FAMILY DOG ATTACKED THE 6-YEAR-OLD BOY OF THE FAMILY

 Around 4 p.m., deputies responded to a call about a dog attack on the 43000 block of 11th Street East in Lancaster, sheriff's officials said. [Photo by LUIS MEZA]

A dog was shot and killed by deputies Monday after the dog attacked a 6-year-old boy in Lancaster, authorities said.  The call came in around 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 15, from a home on the 43000 block of 11th Street East, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Derrick Alfred.

“A woman called 911 and said a dog was attacking her child…” Alfred said, adding that deputies responded within minutes. “When deputies arrived they could hear screaming coming from the backyard of the house.”

Alfred said deputies ran toward the screaming and saw that the dog — A PIT BULL-MASTIFF MIX had the child by the upper arm.

“The dog was shaking him around like a rag doll,” Alfred said, adding that a man was trying to remove the child from the dog’s grasp.  Deputies ordered the man out of the way, the lieutenant said.

“Deputies saw that the kid was being actively mauled by a vicious dog and they had to make a split-second decision on how to handle it…” Alfred said.  “They had to make the decision to shoot the dog to stop the attack that was occurring right in front of them.”

Once shot, the dog ran to the back of the yard and collapsed.  Deputies administered first-aid to the child until emergency personnel arrived, according to Alfred.  The child was airlifted to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries, sheriff’s officials said.

An animal control officer arrived at about 5 p.m. to retrieve the dead animal from the property, according to witnesses at the scene.

THE DOG WAS A RECENT ADDITION TO THE FAMILY, ACCORDING TO THE LIEUTENANT.  "THEY HAD ACQUIRED IT THAT DAY AND BROUGHT IT HOME TO BE A FAMILY DOG....WHEN THE CHILD WENT TO INTERACT WITH THE DOG, IT ATTACKED THE CHILD," ALFRED SAID.

No deputies were injured in the incident.

 http://theavtimes.com/2016/02/16/dog-shot-after-biting-child-in-lancaster/

3 comments:

Jensen Family said...

Shocker. Helloooooo! Stop adopting Pitbulls!!!

PutMeInCharge41Day said...

Dont even get me started about Lancaster AC. My very good friend had the horror of the people renting next door to her for years that were breeding and fighting pit bulls. She took videos etc. When AC would come owners would not open the door. They would remove the pregnant dogs as well (there is a no pit bull breeding ordinance there). The dogs once chased her into her car while she was out front. She was grateful her 5 year old daughter was not the one there.

Anonymous said...

Bringing home a pit bull mastiff mix to be a "family dog"? Why don't you bring home a hyena to be a "family hyena"?

It would be so much easier to ban the breed so the misinformed parents can be prevented from harming their children. How does it make sense to do it this way? A little boy gets mauled, the mauler gets shot, and the boy gets airlifted to a hospital. The other scenario, pit bull mastiff mix gets dropped off at the shelter, and gets euthanized. BOOM! No child gets hurt, mauler does not get shot with a bullet, and the child avoids going to the hospital.

I guess collateral damage is okay in the minds' of pit bull apologists?