Thursday, January 5, 2017

DES MOINES IA - A WOMAN RUNNING A DAY CARE IN HER HOME WAS ARRESTED FOR CHILD ENDANGERMENT AFTER HER PIT BULL MAULED 2 CHILDREN...IT WAS THE 2ND TIME THE PIT HAD BITTEN A CHILD IN HER CARE

UPDATE:  http://whotv.com/2017/01/05/des-moines-woman-denies-wrongdoing-in-child-endangerment-charges/

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A Des Moines day care provider faces child endangerment charges after two children in her care were attacked by dogs.

Melissa Anderson, 33, is charged with two counts of child endangerment with bodily injury.  Court documents indicate twin siblings were mauled by a PIT BULL TERRIER, named Trouble, in her home.

The incident happened on Nov. at her residence on the 7300 block of Southwest 14th Street. Court documents show the children suffered multiple lacerations, cuts, bleeding and skin separation in the attack. Additionally, both children suffered infections.

Police said Anderson failed to seek medical attention for the children, and failed to notify the parents or police of the injuries. 

Police said the parents noticed the injuries when picking up the children from the day care and immediately took both children to a hospital.

Anderson’s neighbor, Becca Wise, said she had no idea that Anderson was gone, or that the kids who were recently injured were under Anderson's supervision as a day care provider.

“I see kids going in and out and playing in the street and playing in the front yard,” Wise said. “I didn't even realize that there was a day care center.”

Officials with Iowa Human Services confirmed that Anderson is not a registered day care provider, meaning she is only allowed to watch five or fewer children.

“I have counted a total of 11 people in that house at once,” Wise said. “Two adults and then the rest children.”

Police said the dog bit a 7-year-old child in May, and was classified as a high-risk animal for the breed and behavior.

Sgt. James Butler, with Des Moines Police Animal Control, said Anderson signed a document acknowledging her dog was high risk due to breed and behavior following the May incident.
“Make no mistake, Trouble cannot ever be in a situation where she is at large again or involved in a bite or any violation of the Des Moines municipal ordinance,” Butler said.

Anderson was booked into the Polk County Jail and has since been released on bail.

Butler said it is now up to animal control to decide if the dog will go from being labeled high risk to being considered dangerous to the community.

4 comments:

Dayna Hamilton said...

W. T. F...? So MANY levels of idiocy with this situation!!!

Anonymous said...

Make no mistake, Trouble will be in a situation where she is at large again and involved in a bite or other violation. I mean, seriously! Trouble has already bitten THREE PEOPLE! How many more have to go to the hospital before it's lights out for Trouble?

Gail Rosbach said...

How many more attacks will it take before its lights out for all Pit Bulls. Nothing but trouble...all of them. Hope this young man can recover completely

Anonymous said...

Gail,

That is the mother of all questions! Why are pit bulls, the choice of dog fighters everywhere, allowed to be pushed off as "nanny dogs"? It's obvious this nanny dog, at a daycare no less, proves that there is no such thing as a pit bull nanny dog. The sooner our legislators realize there is only one purpose for pit bulls, the sooner it will be lights out for all pit bulls.