Saturday, December 10, 2016

BARNSTABLE MA - A WOMAN IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AFTER BEING ATTACKED IN THE FACE BY HER BOYFRIEND'S PIT BULL






MARSTON MILLS, Mass. - A woman suffered serious injuries when she was bitten by a dog Saturday afternoon. 
Police said a dog belonging to a homeowner at 44 Waters Edge in Marstons Mills attacked a woman around 2:20 p.m. Police said she suffered facial injuries. 
“When we got there, the extent of the injuries were very severe, so we asked for a helicopter to bring the patient up to Boston,” Barnstable Fire Lieutenant Enrique Arrascue said.
Police officers and EMTs found a frantic scene shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon. Barnstable police say the homeowner's dog had attacked his girlfriend, tearing at the woman's jaw and lower face.
“We treated her on the scene, and we started moving toward Boston. Actually, we met the helicopter at Beth Israel Hospital in Plymouth at the Helipad there,” Arrascue said.
The victim was conscious as she was rushed to Mass. General Hospital.
Police told FOX25 the dog is an AMERICAN BULLDOG MIX AND IS POSSIBLY PART PIT BULL.
The status of the dog is uncertain as police investigate the circumstances of the vicious attack.
“[It was] a difficult scene and we did the best for her and for the homeowner,” Lt. Arrascue said.
Police and fire officials could not comment on the victim's condition, citing HIPAA regulations.

http://www.fox25boston.com/news/woman-flown-to-mgh-after-dog-bite/474936602

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A vicious animal attack today left a Massachusetts woman in the hospital with life-threatening injuries.

This afternoon Barnstable Police responded to reports of a woman who was badly bitten by a dog.

The attack happened at 33 Waters Edge in the Marstons Mills of Barnstable, Mass. 
Officers say the woman was bitten in the face by her boyfriend's dog. When they arrived on the scene, the police observed her injuries were more serious than anticipated and she was transported to Beth Israel Hospital in Plymouth.

Shortly after, a helicopter flew her to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston for additional treatment. The woman is still in critical condition.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

How is this victim going to be blamed for this attack? Was it really a pit bull? It looks like the nutters have not found this news story yet to dispel all of the facts.

Merritt Clifton said...

An affidavit dated October 17, 2005 from longtime “American bulldog” breeder John D. Johnson, credited with creating the bloodline and introducing the name, leaves no doubt that “American bulldogs” are pit bulls within any common sense definition.

Testified Johnson, “Originally, my dogs were registered with the National Kennel Club as ‘American [Pit] Bulldogs,’” but Johnson later split with the NKC and began registering his dogs with the Animal Research Foundation, formed in 1947 by Tom D. Stodghill (1903-1989), of Quinlan, Texas.

Stodghill created many registries for animals not recognized by older breed fancies, including fighting dogs and gamecocks. He also published Stodghill’s Animal Research Magazine.

Wrote Johnson to Stodghill’s Animal Research Magazine in 1980, “The American Bulldog is the same dog that was developed in England in the 12th century by the meat packers, to catch large bulls to kill for meat… Then they started bull baiting with them, and they then were called ‘Bull Baiting Dogs.’ Later, they were registered as ‘English Bulldogs.’ They also were ‘pit’ fought over there [ England ], against each other, badgers, lions, and anything that would fight. They were brought over here [America] in the 17th century…In the 18th century, England outlawed all types of fighting, and they were no longer needed in their present form, so they bred them down in size…We kept our bulldogs in the [original] large state, and I have developed them even larger.”

Genetically, claimed Johnson, “The ‘Bull Terrier’ is a cross between the ‘English Terrier’ and ‘English Bulldog’ (60% ‘Terrier’ and 40 percent ‘Bulldog’). The [‘American] Staffordshire Terrier’ is 50% ‘English Bulldog’ and 50% ‘English Terrier’; the ‘American [Pit] Bull Terrier’ is a cross between the two types.”