Wednesday, February 10, 2016
HERTFORD, PERQUIMANS COUNTY NC - A LARGE DOG ACQUIRED A WEEK AGO THROUGH A NEWSPAPER AD ATTACKED ITS NEW OWNER AND KILLED HER
LOOKS LIKE A PIT TO ME !!!
(WVEC) -- A North Carolina woman died after her pet dog viciously attacked her. Perquimans County Sheriff Eric Tilley says the attack happened around 1 p.m. Wednesday in the 1200 block of Snug Harbor Road.
The woman's injuries were so severe, a helicopter from Sentara Norfolk General Hospital was called in to airlift her to the hospital. The sheriff says the victim, 36-year-old Suzanne Story, died as the helicopter was landing.
Story's sister was in the home at the time and was injured trying to stop the attack. Their mother told 13News Now that Story got the dog about a week ago after seeing an ad in a newspaper that she was good around small children. She said that Story was cleaning the dog's crate when it attacked.
Story was the mother of two teenagers.
The dog, which looks like a BOXER-BULLDOG MIX, is in custody of Animal Control, and will be put down on Thursday.
2016 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES - 4 (CHILDREN) 1 (ADULTS)
PIT BULL - 2
LINDA YUBA COUNTY CA
LUMBERTON ROBESON CO NC
PIT BULL MIX - 2
INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA (pit bull/rottweiler mix?)
PERQUIMANS COUNTY NC
MIX BREED SHEPHERD - 1
1-3 - TYLER TRAMMELL-HUSTON - 9 - LINDA YUBA COUNTY CA - THE BOY WAS IN FOSTER CARE AND THE SYSTEM ALLOWED HIM TO VISIT WITH HIS 24-YEAR-OLD HALF SISTER WHO LIVED IN A TRAVEL TRAILER WITH 3 PIT BULLS. IT APPEARS SHE LEFT HIM TO GO TO WORK AND WHEN SHE CAME BACK HE WAS MAULED TO DEATH.
1-8/9 - PAYTON LYRIK SAWYERS - 15 MONTHS - INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA - ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL/ROTTWEILER MIX?? ON THE NIGHT OF JANUARY 6 AT A HOME OF 2 PEOPLE SAID TO BE HER BABYSITTERS - SHE WAS RUSHED TO A HOSPITAL IN NC WITH SEVERE HEAD INJURIES AND WAS PLACED ON LIFE SUPPORT- SHE DIED ON JAN 8 OR 9, 2016.
1-24 - TALEN NATHAN WEST - 7 - LUMBERTON ROBESON CO NC - PIT BULL - TWO 7 AND 8-YEAR-OLD BROTHERS WERE PLAYING IN A WOODED AREA NEAR THEIR HOME WHEN A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL THAT THEY WERE FAMILIAR WITH ATTACKED THEM - 8-YEAR-OLD JAYLEN WAS BITTEN ON HIS LEGS BUT IT GOT TALEN BY THE NECK AND BROKE IT - HE WAS NOT RESPONSIVE WHEN FIRST RESPONDERS ARRIVED.
2-7 - AIDEN JOHNATHON-GRIM MORELLI - 3-DAY-OLD INFANT BOY - YOUNGSTOWN OH - THE 21-YEAR-OLD MOTHER WAS SLEEPING THE NIGHT ON THE COUCH AT HER MOTHER'S HOME AND LEFT THE INFANT ON THE FLOOR IN A "MAKESHIFT CRIB" REPORTED TO HAVE BEEN A LAUNDRY BASKET - HER MOTHER AND HER BROTHER WERE ALSO AT HOME DURING THIS TIME - THE MOTHER AWOKE TO FIND HER NEWBORN WITH HEAD INJURIES - THERE WERE 5 DOGS IN THE HOME - REPORTS SAY THE DOG THAT DID THIS WAS A MIXED BREED SHEPHERD.
2-10 - SUZANNE STORY- 36 - PERQUIMANS COUNTY NC - THE VICTIM'S MOTHER REPORTED THAT SHE HAD ADOPTED THE DOG THAT LOOKED LIKE A BOXER/BULLDOG MIX ABOUT A WEEK AGO FROM AN AD IN A NEWSPAPER THAT SAID IT WAS GOOD AROUND SMALL CHILDREN - SHE WAS CLEANING THE DOG'S CRATE WHEN IT ATTACKED HER - HER SISTER WAS THERE AT THE TIME AND TRIED TO GET IT OFF HER AND WAS INJURED ALSO - SHE WAS AIRLIFTED TO A HOSPITAL BUT DIED AS THE HELICOPTER WAS LANDING.