Wednesday, April 6, 2016

NUTLEY NJ - A PIT BULL 'SOMEHOW' GOT LOOSE AND ATTACKED AN 11-MONTH-OLD GIRL BEING PUSHED IN A STROLLER - THE BABY'S LEG NEEDED PLASTIC SURGERY REQUIRING 70 STITCHES- HEROES IN THIS STORY!!!


UPDATE: http://abc7ny.com/news/neighbor-saves-baby-girl-in-stroller-being-attacked-by-pit-bull/1283631/

A dog that got loose from its home attacked a baby being pushed in a stroller along Walnut St. March 25, the Nutley Police Department reported.
The dog severely injured the baby — and at a hospital, the baby had three days of plastic surgery to her right leg. The 11-month-old girl also required 70 stitches from the injuries.
Det. Sgt. Anthony Montanari, the NPD’s public-information officer, said the father of the baby said the dog was a  PIT BULL. Pending further review, it is possible the dog may be put down, Montanari said.
“We are at the beginning of what I presume is going to be a legal issue — both civilly and possibly criminally,” Montanari told The Observer.
The dog, meanwhile, was to be quarantined for 10 days and its owner was issued summonses charging him with violating the dog licensing law, running at large prohibited and having a viscous dog, the NPD said.
The summonses come with a mandatory court appearance, the police said.



3 comments:

Farmer Jane said...

"'Pending further review, it is possible the dog may be put down', Montanari said."

This kills me. It was an off-property attack on a baby. I don't think the baby was provoking it (as if that would make a difference in whether or not this dog is dangerous). They still hold onto the idea that the dog may be a sweet kissie face that just made a mistake and deserves a second chance. It's a dog. It's not guilty or innocent. It's dangerous. It does not need a trial, or an expert's opinion to tell us this. It should be dispatched as soon as possible to keep it from happening again.

Ken Quin said...

Why is it even a debate? Put it down!

Lisa said...

Was adopted from a Rescue in Maine but they don't say the name of them.

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2016/04/what_will_happen_to_dog_that_attacked_11-month-old.html