Tuesday, November 22, 2016

COFFEE COUNTY AL - CARTER NICHOLSON, 5, WAS PLAYING IN HIS YARD WHEN HE GOT TOO CLOSE TO THE FAMILY'S PIT BULL....HIS MOM HAD TO STAB THE PIT OFF HIM AND HE WAS FLOWN TO CHILDREN'S BIRMINGHAM


(WTVY) — A four-year-old from Coffee County recuperates at Children's Hospital in Birmingham following a savage attack by the family's 150-pound PIT BULL DOG
Carter Nicholson suffered serious injuries after the attack.
According to Billy Marx, Carter's uncle, the dog was attached to a wire in the family's back yard when Carter got close to the dog.  The dog then attacked.
Marx says upon hearing screams, the boy's mother grabbed a kitchen knife and repeatedly stabbed the dog until it released the child from its grip.
The dog died from its injuries.
Family members say Carter continues to recuperate from his injuries and they hope he can come home in coming days.

http://www.wtvy.com/content/news/Coffee-Co-child-mauled-by-a-pit-bull-402546225.html

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What started out as a cheerful Sunday afternoon quickly took an unexpected and terrifying turn.

"My neighbor called and said something was wrong, and when I got back, it was already over with, and the county and the Elba P.D. was there, and the dog was already laying on the ground,” said Billy Marx, the victim's uncle, who lives down the street.

His nephew, five-year-old Carter Nicholson, was attacked by his family's PIT BULL. It happened in Carter's backyard on County Road 235.

"Law enforcement got there and transferred the kid to Enterprise Hospital, and I understand the child had to be transferred to Birmingham for surgery,” said Chief Deputy R.W. Whitworth with the Coffee County Sheriff's Office.

Family members said Mack was still chained up when he latched on to Carter's leg. His mother rushed out of the house, stabbing the dog several times with a kitchen knife to stop the attack.

"We have complaints all the time about pit bulls, you know. People just don't trust them. I don't trust them,” Whitworth said. “I have some people tell me it's the way they're treated. I have people tell me it's the way they're trained."

A family member helped put the dog down at the scene. Marx and Whitworth confirmed the family also has a puppy of the same breed and plan to give it away.

"I think it's all how you raise a dog, you know,” said Marx. “Any dog will bite you, but he's just a big dog, and that's a little boy, and [the dog] might have grabbed him just to start playing with him, and then when [Carter] started screaming, [the dog] might have got upset or nervous. That's just how those type of dogs are."

Marx said Carter and his family may have to spend Thanksgiving at Children's of Alabama, but he said Carter is expected to fully recover and could be released in a few days.




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

150 pound pit bull? Sounds like a nightmare to me. It doesn't matter how pit bulls are trained or treated, they are bred to kill. To have an animal in your own backyard and it's first inclination is to attack, is not a pet. To have to stab an animal in order to get it to stop attacking your child, is not a pet. It is no different than harboring a lion, tiger, grizzly bear, or other carnivorous animal. But hey! Pit bull advocates believe in pushing pit bulls on society as loving, loyal, nanny dogs. Believe their lies, pay the price.