THE VILLAGES, SUMMERHILL NEIGHBORHOOD FL - BOB WESTGATE WAS WALKING HIS BEAGLE "ZOEY" WHEN A PIT BULL BROKE LOOSE FROM "ITS FEMALE OWNER" AND ATTACKED BOTH OF THEM - THE "FEMALE OWNER" THEN TOOK HER PIT AND FLED!!!
A Villager walking his Beagle was attacked Thursday morning by a PIT BULL at a duck pond in his Village of Summerhill neighborhood.
Bob Westgate had been walking his Beagle named Zoey at about 9:30 a.m. at the duck pond when he spotted the pit bull a good distance away. He noticed that the pit bill was “raised up,” before the dog broke loose from its female owner.
“I heard the woman scream,” Westgate said.
The dog charged at him and the pit bull bit his 5-year-old Beagle, which weighs less than 30 pounds, on the back.
The pit bull then set its sights on Westgate, biting him on the knee and scratching at his chest. Westgate was able to get a hold of the pit bull’s collar and hold it at arm’s length.
“I hate to think of what it would have been like if it had been an older woman or a child,” Westgate said.
The woman quickly collected her pit bull and rushed from the scene. She did not offer to stay or provide her name, Westgate said.
An ambulance arrived on the scene and treated Westgate’s wounds. Law enforcement also arrived on the scene and the information about the attack was turned over to Animal Control.
The veterinarian bill for Zoey was $900.
COMMENT TO THIS STORY:
Bob and Zoey are personal friends of mine . After Bob had wrestled with this dog to the ground , laying shirt ripped and bloody .. this lady says ,thanks for getting my dog , I’ve got to go now . Of course Bob said not so fast … if anyone knows of such a lady and dog please get in touch with someone ,the next incident could be a lot worse.