Wednesday, March 2, 2016

KINGSTON, KITSAP COUNTY WA - A PIT BULL MIX THAT HAD ESCAPED ITS YARD TURNED ON A WOMAN AND ATTACKED HER AS SHE WAS ATTEMPTING TO PUT IT BACK IN ITS YARD

A dog that attacked a woman on Feb. 28 in Kingston will be euthanized after a state-mandated
10-day quarantine, the Kitsap Humane Society reported.The woman was hospitalized with a
broken arm and deep cuts to her legs. The owner of the dog will face additional enforcement
 measures, including a site inspection and citations.Animal control officers responded to a 911 call on Feb. 28 for a possible dog fight or dog bite on Granada Court in Kingston.



When the animal control officer arrived on the scene, it was learned that a woman had been attacked by a dog. Kitsap County Sheriff's Department had already been on scene and the woman, a resident of the neighborhood, had been transported to the hospital for treatment.
Animal control officers collected evidence from the scene and took two dogs into custody. The owner of the dogs was identified and reached later that day.
The next day, animal control officers interviewed the woman in the hospital. She said two dogs from a neighboring house had escaped from their yard on the morning of the attack and had come into her yard.
“At that time, both dogs were friendly and the victim had no trouble interacting with them,” humane society spokeswoman Rebekah Johnson reported.
“After hours of the dogs being loose in the neighborhood, the victim decided to try to return to the dogs to their property, and attempted to push one of the dogs back through the hole in the fence it had escaped through. At that time, the dog turned and began to bite the victim’s legs and arms and tear at her clothes and the victim had to take protective steps to get away from the dog. The second dog was not involved in the attack.”
Eric Stevens, executive director of the Kitsap Humane Society, said the dog’s owner has children and “voluntarily agreed” to allow the dog to be euthanized.
Stevens described the dog as AN ADULT PIT BULL MIX.  He said the owner had the dog for a couple of months.
Stevens said the attack is puzzling. He said the dog’s owner had not seen aggressive behavior from the dog. The dog is physically healthy. “There is nothing that indicates something may be wrong with the dog,” he said.
According to the woman who was attacked, “the dogs were just hanging out, hanging around in her yard,” Stevens said. The dogs “were acting friendly.”
At some point, the woman had to leave and she was concerned about the dogs’ safety, and “wanted to put the dogs back” in their own yard.
“It would be only speculation as to what could have triggered the dog to suddenly act so viciously,” Stevens said. “One could surmise that the dog was scared. Dogs are going to
 react to certain movements if they feel are being boxed in or feel trapped, but it’s one
 thing to engage in pretty aggressive biting.”
He doesn’t believe the woman did anything to provoke “such a severe attack.”

1 comment:

Sweetie Pie said...

So finally a 'humane' society person with half a brain -- doesn't believe this attack was provoked and agrees the pit bulls will be put down. But only half a brain, since he also added that he's mystified why pit bulls would suddenly attack. Duh, it's the genes, stupid.