Monday, April 24, 2017

GLYNN COUNTY GA - A 7-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS SEVERELY MAULED BY A CHAINED PIT WHILE HE WAS BEING WATCHED BY A BABYSITTER

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UPDATE:  http://goldenisles.news/news/local_news/boy-still-critical-after-large-dog-attack/article_b672a763-1416-5847-8da0-87ec3d6bd6a1.html

A 4-year-old boy was severely mauled by a  PIT BULL MIX DOG  Monday afternoon in the 3800 block of Ogg Avenue in the Arco community, Glynn County Police Chief Matt Doering said.
The child was transported to Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville with puncture wounds to the skull and skin lacerations, Doering said. The dog was chained in the back yard of a duplex home at 3842 Ogg Ave., where the child was being watched by a babysitter, Doering said.
The child was playing in the front yard when the babysitter went inside briefly. The child walked to the back yard where it was attacked by the dog at about 3 p.m., Doering said.
Glynn County paramedics initially transported the child by ambulance to Southeast Georgia Health System’s Brunswick hospital, according to emergency radio traffic.
Several Glynn County Police officers and two Glynn County Animal Services officers were on scene at the home immediately after the attack. The dog still was chained up in the back yard.
The animal services officers secured the dog in neck restraints and a police officer used bolt cutters to cut the chain that secured it in the backyard. The dog was placed in the back of an animal services truck and taken to the county kennel at 4765 U.S. Highway 17.
Animal Services Director Julie Holmes-Taylor said the dog will be held in quarantine for 10 days before any further action is taken.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow, I'm so surprised. A babysitter with a pit bull, and the unthinkable happens. What idiot would leave a 4-year-old unattended, even briefly, outside? Especially with a landshark in the backyard?

The fact that the pit bull had to be removed from its chain with a bolt cutter, says everything about how the pit bull was treated. It was not a house pet, was permanently outside, and I'm sure it's because the owner realized this is not an animal that should be in the house. They bought the lie that pit bulls make wonderful pets, then did the cowardly thing and relegated the pit bull to the backyard. When are nutters going to learn that you can remove the pit bull from the "pit", but the new "pit" is the backyard. Anything that comes within range of a chained pit bull is fair game.

This story so reminds me of Kevin Vicente.