Wednesday, August 17, 2016

NEW CANEY TX - ONE OF THE NEIGHBOR'S DOGS CHARGED LOREN MAXEY, 86, AS HE CHECKED HIS MAIL BOX BITING HIM ON THE LEG - NOW HE HAS A MASSIVE INFECTION AS HIS ENTIRE LEG TURNED BLACK



What started as a dog bite, now has an elderly man fighting for his life.
His granddaughter said it's an emergency that should have never have happened.

At 86, Loren Maxey has his daily rituals."He checks the mail every day, two seconds after it comes," Jessica Brooks, Maxey's granddaughter, said.
On Aug. 1, Maxey was checking the mail in his New Caney neighborhood, but as he turned to go home, Brooks said one of the neighbor's dogs raced toward her grandfather and bit him on the calf.
"The really scary thing and one of the reasons I am so upset about this; the mailbox he was checking, that's also a bus stop for children," Brooks said.
"The dog latched on twice and he twisted and stumbled and kept going as fast as he could back to the house," Brooks said.
Maxey made it back to the house, then to the hospital to be bandaged up.
But his ordeal was far from over."It turned into a massive infection, entire leg turned black," Brooks said.
Brooks said her grandfather is in serious condition at Memorial Hermann Northeast. She also says this isn't the first time her family has dealt with this dog.
"In March, there was an incident with my 5-year-old niece and my grandmother. The dog pinned them into a fence and was going to attack them," Brooks said.
The owner of the dog declined to speak with us. Montgomery County Animal Control officials say they did quarantine the dog, but it showed no signs of rabies. At that point they cited the owner and returned the dog.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don’t hate dogs and most of them are docile, but if any other animal kept as a pet was hurting people as often as dogs, we would take the damage they can cause more seriously.

If 25,000 people per year needed to have reconstructive surgery due to being attacked by pet snakes or parrots, we would start making owners of those animals follow more strict enclosure guidelines and/or make them need a permit to own the larger variety that pose more of a risk to people. If someone’s macaw got loose and tore off a chunk of someone’s leg or killed a toddler, we wouldn’t say, “oh well, stuff happens” and give the bird back to the owner.

Yet that is often the case for dogs. Where I live, I need a permit to own chickens, and I have to follow the minimum enclosure guidelines to make sure they stay safe and don’t get lose and bother the neighbors. Yet there are no guidelines to follow if I want to own a pit bull, Rottweiler, German shepherd, akita, etc. However I house the animal is fine until it “accidentally” gets loose and mangles someone. Want to put a pit bull behind a 3 foot picket fence? That’s perfectly fine. But it shouldn’t be.

Returning these vicious dogs is absolutely absurd. The owners have already proven they are unfit to own animals capable of seriously injuring/killing their neighbors.