Thursday, November 10, 2016

BILOXI MS - A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL ATTACKED A 15-YEAR-OLD AND HIS 5-YEAR OLD BROTHER CAUSING SERIOUS INJURIES TO BOTH - THE OLDER BROTHER GOT THE YOUNGER AWAY FROM THE PIT BUT WAS SO SEVERELY MAULED HE WAS TAKEN BY HELICOPTER TO A SPECIALTY HOSPITAL




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COMPENSATION FOR PIT BULL ATTACK COULD ELUDE BILOXI FAMILY

THE PIT BULL WILL BE EUTHANIZED!     

Nobody knows what provoked Cleo.  But the aftermath is hell for two families on Shady Lane — for the one whose children were seriously injured when the 3-year-old pit bull and terrier mix attacked and for the family next door that owns Cleo. Jaxon Ronsonet, 15, MIGHT LOSE HIS LEFT LEG, while his little brother, Bentley Fontan, 5, has more stitches than his aunt can count and now finds ordinary objects menacing.

The woman who was keeping Cleo, 54-year-old Martha Broussard, is a nervous wreck. As a mother and grandmother, she feels awful about what happened to the boys and said she will never get images of the attack out of her head.  All the while, Facebook commenters are rushing to judgment and making menacing comments toward Broussard and her sons.

Thursday was unfolding like any ordinary day until Broussard got home with her groceries, set them down and released Cleo from a kennel, she said. She said she had told the boys, who were playing in the side yard, she was about to let Cleo out. They knew Cleo, as did her own grandchildren. She was keeping the dog for one of her sons and he spent most of the time in a kennel in her dining room.

She said she threw a stick for the dog, then a second. The boys, she said, came around front toward Cleo. Broussard said she warned them to get back.

Cleo, she said, bit Bentley in the behind. His big brother hefted Bentley over a trash can by the driveway, trying to protect him, and started kicking at Cleo. Cleo latched onto Jaxon’s leg.
Broussard grabbed a rake that was leaning against the house and began jabbing Cleo. But Cleo would not let go of Jaxon. Next, Broussard, said, she tried the metal end of a shovel, pounding Cleo over and over. Still, the dog would not let up.

The boys’ aunt, Tiffany Fontan, ran from her home next door when she heard the commotion. She said she threw herself on top of Bentley to protect him, then rushed him inside as the attack on Jaxon escalated.
Fontan says a neighbor finally broke up the attack with a shovel, while Broussard says she brought out food that got Cleo’s attention. Broussard was able to get Cleo back into the house and into her cage. Broussard estimates THE ATTACK LASTED ABOUT 15 MINUTES.
Afterward, animal control officers took Cleo to the Humane Society of South Mississippi. Her fate is uncertain, but Broussard feels sure the dog will be euthanized.
“It’s just unbelievable,” said Broussard, still visibly shaken Sunday. “Y’all just don’t know how bad I feel. Nobody’s going to be able to wipe the memory out of my head.”
Jaxon’s legs were mangled. Broussard said he asked at one point after the attack, “Am I going to be able to walk?”

Tiffany Fontan and Bentley were driving to Ochsner on Sunday to check on Jaxon. Bentley can’t walk. He has stitches in his behind. The top of his right foot is split from his big toe to his ankle. His aunt has been trying to do arts and crafts with him.
She cut out a snow flake and was opening it when Bentley looked at the tips of the flake and said, “Those look like sharp, sharp teeth.”
Jaxon is heavily sedated. His mother, Tiffany Ronsonet, is updating his condition on the GoFundMe page set up to help the family with expenses. He is scheduled to have a third surgery Monday, his aunt said, to clean and flush his wounds and remove more dying tissue. The family does not know if he will be able to keep his left leg.
“He reacted so quick,” Fontan said. “If that dog had done Bentley like it did Jaxon, this baby would not be here today. Jaxon is a hero in our eyes. He may lose his leg. He will not lose it in war, but he will lose it having saved his baby brother's life.
“I've got just as much respect for him as I do someone serving our country. This kid is amazing.”


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A Biloxi 15-year-old who was trying to protect his 5-year-old brother from a pit bull attack is in stable condition after being airlifted to a hospital Thursday night.
A PIT BULL attacked the two brothers about 4:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Shady Lane while they were playing in their front yard.

Jaxon Ronsonet, 15 , right, was attacked by a neighbor's dog on November 10. He is in intensive care at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans and may lose his leg. He is pictured with his mother, Tiffany Ronsonet, and brother, Bentley Fontan, 5.
Because of the severity of his injuries, medical personnel airlifted the 15-year-old to the University of South Alabama Trauma Center in Mobile. The 5-year-old was released from Merit Health hospital in Biloxi on Thursday night, Investigator Matthew Dedual said.

Police issued a citation to the owner of the pit bull, a next-door neighbor of the boys, for not having a leash on the dog. However, no charges have been filed.
“The investigation continues but there doesn’t appear to be any malicious intent on the part of the owner,” Investigator Christopher De Back said.
“They were outside running back and forth in the front yard,” Dedual said. “The homes are pretty close to one another in that neighborhood. That’s when the dog attacked. We don’t know why at this point.”
The two boys were able to force the dog off of them, but not before receiving several bite wounds on their legs.
The fate of the dog is uncertain. It was taken into custody by the Biloxi Police Animal Control on Thursday night.
They’ll take the dog to the Humane Society and they’ll make a decision on what to do next, Dedual said.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We don't know why the pit bull attacked? It's because it is a pit bull. What more reason do you need? Pit bulls do not need provocation. Pit bulls attack without warning. Pit bulls were bred for these purposes, duh.