Wednesday, May 11, 2016

JUPITER FARMS FL - A PIT BULL OWNER DROPPED HIS PIT'S LEASH FOR IT TO GO TO THE BATHROOM AND INSTEAD IT WENT FOR THE KILL - ATTACKING A GULF WAR VETERAN AND HIS BELOVED SERVICE DOG


A South Florida veteran is recovering from physical and emotional wounds after he says a PIT BULL attacked him and his service dog.
Lee Ash survived a year in the desert during the first Gulf War but he says he nearly lost his life at a park in Jupiter Farms during a dog attack.
"When it got 20 yards away, it was growling. I knew it wasn't coming to play and I was terrified," he said.
The Army veteran says he was walking his service dog Prancer last Friday when he noticed a pit bull charging.
Seconds later, Ash says the dog attacked Prancer and then lunged at him.
The dog chomped on his head.
"It had a death chomp on his last bite here and I could feel it not letting it go. It was like shutting a vice," Ash said.
Ash says the dog's owner, still holding the leash, finally came to his rescue and removed the pit bull named Hurley.
The owner of the dog told investigators he dropped the leash because his dog was going to the bathroom.
"The amount of blood that was soaking my shirt and running into my eyes, I didn't have enough hands to cover all of the holes," Ash said.
Fifteen staples and numerous stitches later, the veteran is hoping something is done to keep this from happening to someone else.
"I'm not an advocate for killing animals, but I'm an advocate for people being held accountable for the damage their animals do," the veteran said.
The dog is quarantined at Animal Care and Control as it determines whether the pit bull will be deemed dangerous.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Whaaat you must drop the leash so dog can go to do his business.......is this a new unspoken rule...clue my dog to this crazy stupid practice...craziest excuse I ever heard. Don't think it will fly in court. Like they say "it's not the dog it's the owner". Hope for speedy recovery for this vet who put his life down for US and the U.S.!!!!!

Dayna Hamilton said...

I totally advocate for killing of pits and other dogs that attack like this. It's A-OK in my book!

Anonymous said...

Yep Dayna, been there, done that AND TOTALLY LEGAL.