Friday, February 17, 2017

GALLATIN COUNTY KY - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A TEENAGE BOY AND WITNESSES SAY THEY ARE LUCKY THAT "SOMEONE ON THE EMT HAD A GUN AND COULD USE IT"!!

EMTs in Northern Kentucky are getting praised for quick-thinking after a snarling PIT BULL  got loose in a Northern Kentucky neighborhood, attacked a teen and then charged at medics.

Some people said they were worried the attack could have been so much worse. People who saw the dog said it was vicious and out-of-control. They praised the EMT's quick action for saving others from harm.

"The dog was definitely vicious. I mean the EMT kept backing up, backing up and he just kept coming," Michael Murphy said.

Murphy remembers how uneasy he felt looking into the eyes of a snarling pit bull that bit his grandson last month in Glencoe.
"The bite was big enough where you could put your thumb into it all the way down to the bone," he said.
Murphy said his 16-year-old grandson was meeting some friends at a park just steps from his house.
The estimated 80-pound dog was loose and Bobby Nunn with Gallatin County Animal Control said it was angry.

If it was a small kid, they wouldn't have had a chance cause he had some big teeth and some tough jaws," he said.
Murphy said Gallatin County EMTs were tending to the 16-year-old.

The animal started heading their way.
"The EMS had a gun and he was backing up, he wasn't going to shoot it, I told him, I said 'shoot it' because it's going to get us all," Nunn said.
He said the EMT shot the dog and killed it.
"I was just lucky the guy that had the pistol was there and shot the dog for me," Nunn said.
It was a close call.
Murphy said he's just grateful that, in a county where resources are limited, an EMT was armed and ready.
Gallatin County EMS officials wouldn't comment on the situation or any of their policies.
Nunn said it appears the owner of the pit bull had been training the dog to fight.
He said Gallatin County Animal Control cited the owner of the pit bull.

3 comments:

Dayna Hamilton said...

It's really sad that EMTs need to carry guns to be able to get to their victims..

Anonymous said...

This just in...

A Golden Retriever was being taught how to retrieve. Yes, I know! It's difficult to believe!

The only good thing about this story is that there is one less 80 pound pit bull around to terrorize people.

I want a cute purse said...

Love To meet an animal control officer who does NOT have a bleeding heart for dangerous Pitbulls.