Tuesday, June 7, 2016

RICHMOND BC CANADA - A 54-YEAR-OLD WOMAN HAD HER FACE RIPPED UP BY A FRIEND'S PIT BULL THAT WENT BERSERK

A woman needed emergency facial surgery after being mauled by her friend’s PIT BULL TERRIER on Sunday evening.
Shortly before 6:30 p.m., Richmond Mounties responded to a 9-1-1 call about a woman who had been attacked by a dog at a home in the 10,000 block of Dennis Crescent, near Steveston Highway and No. 4 Road.
According to police, the officers were unable to enter the home until the owner confined the dog to a kennel and muzzled it.
The dog was apparently at a “heightened state of aggression with boisterous barking and wild movements heard through the door to the residence,” police said.
After gaining entry, the officers discovered a bloodied victim — a 54 year-old woman — who had suffered bites to her face. She was taken to hospital with non-life threatening injuries, but required surgery.
Police were told that the dog, a 65-pound, male pit-bull terrier, became unexpectedly aggressive towards the victim before mauling her face. The victim was visiting friends, who own the dog.
The dog was then apprehended by City of Richmond bylaw officers pending an investigation. It’s now being held in isolation at the Richmond Animal Protection Society’s shelter on No. 5 Road.
 “Animal calls are one of the most dangerous calls our officers can encounter,” said Richmond RCMP’s media spokesperson Cpl. Dennis Hwang.
“Knowing ahead of time that a dog has attacked another human being brings certain trepidation to the equation, especially when the body’s natural response is to travel away from danger.
“The temperament of this dog was, without exaggeration, off the charts. All of our officers were extremely cautious and the harm potential was exceedingly high. We were absolutely prepared for the worst.”
Hwang said it “took an inordinate amount of patience from our officers and (the bylaw officers). We were particularly impressed with the professionalism of the bylaw officer.
“They tried to calm the dog down many, many times, during the delicate time of transferring the dog to a holding facility. The transfer from the city’s vehicle to the holding facility’s entrance covered fewer than 50 metres, but took over an hour to complete.”
The officers, added Hwang, went to great lengths to avoid agitating the dog further.
“On another note, one of the Richmond RCMP officers who responded to this call was also involved in a previous animal attack call, from December 30, 2015,” he said.
“This officer played a large role in rescuing twin sisters and their nephew from a horrifying dog attack. It illustrates that, from an officer’s perspective, each contact, each call, is unique… We continually assess and analyze every situation.”
City spokesperson Ted Townsend confirmed the dog is now in the custody of the city and an investigation is underway.
The dog’s fate, said Townsend, will depend on the outcome of the investigation.


3 comments:

Dayna Hamilton said...

“They tried to calm the dog down many, many times, during the delicate time of transferring the dog to a holding facility. The transfer from the city’s vehicle to the holding facility’s entrance covered fewer than 50 metres, but took over an hour to complete.”
The officers, added Hwang, went to great lengths to avoid agitating the dog further."

It's a fucking stupid dog that just tried to kill a person. Just shoot the damned thing and quit worrying about hurting its feelings FFS!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for covering incidents from north of the 49th parallel. They don't always get a lot of play in the local media, which helps people delude themselves about how rare these attacks are. I think this issue is about to heat up in a big way. My own East Vancouver neighbourhood has been inundated in the past 8 months with pits imported from US shelters as far south as California by stupid, irresponsible rescues. I cringe now every time I hear emergency vehicles.

Anonymous said...

Yeah Dayna, WTF? It's a pit bull, not a traumatized 8-year-old child. Why are we giving pit bulls the benefit of the doubt?

And Anon, it doesn't matter what country pit bulls are in, they do the same thing. And I'm sorry for the inundation of pit bulls to your country. It gives all the American nutters a good feeling to find pit bulls new homes. Even if it means shipping them out of country. I find that bizarre because when I was looking for a rescue dog, most of the fur mommies didn't want their charges to be more than 50 miles away so they could keep tabs on them.

What American nutters should be doing is insisting that all pit bulls be spayed and neutered. That way they would not have to export pit bulls to keep making room for more.