Tuesday, February 21, 2017
PALM COAST FL - A 79-YEAR-OLD MAN WAS ATTACKED AND HIS YORKIE "GIDGET" WAS FATALLY MAULED BY A PIT BULL/LAB MIX AS THEY WERE TAKING THEIR USUAL WALK
Sunday morning (Feb. 19) before 9, James E. Bennett, a 79-year-old resident of the Canopy Walk complex in Palm Coast, was walking Gidget, his Yorkshire terrier, inside the complex, as he usually does in the morning. Within moments, Bennett and his 7-year-old Yorkshire were attacked by another dog, a LABRADOR/PIT BULL MIX.
Gidget was killed, Bennett was severely injured and hospitalized, and Bennett’s wife, Sandra, 72, suffered an anxiety attack, became un-responsive, and required hospitalization as well.