Wednesday, June 15, 2016

BIG SPRING TX - A PIT BULL BIT OFF A WOMAN'S THUMB WHEN SHE REACHED OVER THE FENCE TO PET IT




































































































































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A woman lost her thumb and had a ligament torn out of her hand Wednesday afternoon when a dog bit her in the 1300 block of Harding Street, police said.  The unidentified 35-year-old was rushed to Scenic Mountain Medical Center, according to officials, and later airlifted to a Lubbock hospital.
The dog, a male  PIT BULL  in a fenced yard, bit her hand after she reached over the fence to pet it, authorities said.
Multiple "Beware Of The Dog" signs are posted on the fence and "have always been there," according to neighbors.
The dog was up to date on all required shots, officials confirmed Friday, and remains quarantined pending further investigation.
Police could not confirm if the owner of the dog will face criminal charges.
The owner declined to comment.
"She shouldn't have to take responsibility for someone not being able to read signs," one neighbor said.
Another Harding Street resident, Frank Kennedy, claimed he had previously seen the 35-year-old woman trespassing and provoking a dog at the residence adjacent to his.
"She walked into the gate over there," he said, pointing next door. "That dog got quarantined [after Animal Control officers were called to the scene]. It cost [my neighbor] almost $200 to get his dog back."
Big Spring authorities did not immediately respond to questions concerning the earlier incident.
The dog bite victim's condition remained unknown Friday evening.
Jacque Adimare, an Odessa Animal Control official and shelter manager, urged people to exercise "good judgment" and be aware of body language around all dog breeds.
"[Some people] have a harsh perception of pit bulls," she said. "I think that's really misconstrued... I would recommend using the same type of caution around a pit bull that you would use around a Chihuahua."



6 comments:

Anonymous said...

' Jacque Adimare, an Odessa Animal Control official and shelter manager, urged people to exercise "good judgment" and be aware of body language around all dog breeds.
"[Some people] have a harsh perception of pit bulls," she said. "I think that's really misconstrued... I would recommend using the same type of caution around a pit bull that you would use around a Chihuahua."'

Damn, the drugs these AC people are on are incredible. This woman is so far removed from reality that I bet she wouldn't even notice if her own fingers were bitten off.

Anonymous said...

"The kid came over, don't even know who he was. I have a policy-- I need to know who is in my yard. They will bite-- when provoked. When the kid was afraid, screamed and hollered and ran, and they took that as an act of aggression."

Oh please. No dog, with their tiny doggy mind, would think, "oh, that small frightened creature squealing and running *away* from me is trying to hurt me...I'm so frightened I better go run him down and kill him." The boy's actions set off their prey drive. Dogs should not be viewing children as prey.

If not put down, at the very least they need to be locked up in the house when the owner isn't supervising them so that they can warn people not to try to interact with them or risk them escaping and feeling "threatened" by Little Timmy running around playing.

Sweetie Pie said...

Here's what another 'humane' society expert said about 'dog' body language:

According to expert Randall Lockwood, pit bulls are also liars. In a 2004 law enforcement training video, taped when Lockwood was vice president for research and educational outreach for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), he shares the following story:

"Fighting dogs lie all the time. I experienced it first hand when I was investigating three pit bulls that killed a little boy in Georgia. When I went up to do an initial evaluation of the dog's behavior, the dog came up to the front of the fence, gave me a nice little tail wag and a "play bow" -- a little solicitation, a little greeting. As I got closer, he lunged for my face."

http://www.dogsbite.org/dangerous-dogs-pit-bull-myths.php

Sweetie Pie said...

As for neighbor Frank Kennedy and provoking pit bulls, I wonder whether he knows that even breathing -- ie, not being dead yet -- is provocation in the eyes of a pit bull type dog.

Anonymous said...

I have a harsh VIEW of pit bulls because this one tore someone's THUMB OFF and a ligament out of her hand when she tried to PET the pit bull. This is not normal canine behavior. Pit bulls are not normal canines.

I'll take on a horde of angry Chihuahuas over a single pit bull any day.

I want a cute purse said...

Well you can't fix stupid! Owning pitbulls and reaching over a strangers fence to pet one.