Tuesday, April 4, 2017

RUSSELLVILLE, BROWN COUNTY OH - A NEIGHBOR'S CHAINED GERMAN SHEPHERD MAULED A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL ON THE HEAD AND NECK SO SEVERELY SHE HAD TO BE FLOWN TO CINCINNATI CHILDREN'S - A 13-YEAR-OLD BOY BEAT THE DOG OFF HER WITH A BAT!

A kindergartner is recovering at Cincinnati Children's Hospital after being attacked by a neighbor's GERMAN SHEPHERD.

The dog bit 6-year-old Jessica Robinson in the neck and head Wednesday evening. The girl's injuries were so serious that she had to be flown from Russellville in Brown County to the hospital.
"From what we understand, the bite came within just centimeters of hitting a major artery in her neck. There was some significant blood loss," Russellville Police Chief Matt Wertz said.
Police said the dog was on a chain and the child got too close to it.  Jessica's mother said the dog had her daughter on the ground, bit her in the head and neck.
Then, a 13-year-old boy came to Jessica's rescue by hitting the dog with a bat.
"The officer that arrived on scene could tell right away that she was going in to shock and that she needed medical assistance as soon as possible," Wertz said.
On Thursday, Wertz, along with Jessica's kindergarten teacher and principal at Russellville Elementary, delivered hand-made get well cards from her classmates. They were filled with colorful hearts, rainbows, flowers and well wishes.
"We wanted to make sure that the family was OK, that she was OK, to let them know that we're thinking about them, and the community is thinking about them," Wertz said.
Jessica's mother says she is upset that the dog wasn't taken from the owner.
http://www.wlwt.com/article/13-year-old-rescues-kindergartner-from-dog-attack/9210122


2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"Jessica's mother says she is upset that the dog wasn't taken from the owner."

What kind of a person would even want to keep a dog that viciously mauled a harmless child?

It sounds like there is either no fencing or pathetic fencing around this aggressive dog if the child was so easily able to come in contact with it. So what's going to happen if this dog "accidentally" breaks away from its chain?

It's very sad how many people value violent dogs over the safety of people. If it was a chained alligator that hurt this kid, it would be rightfully taken away and the owner fined big time for not properly securing their dangerous pet. But apparently it's okay for "cute" pets to mangle people.

Anonymous said...

An unfenced pool in my area is considered an attractive nuisance & is taken very seriously by authorities. A dog and an unfenced yard also attract playing children. Tethering should be outlawed.It is not enough to protect either the dog or community from harm. Just subtract the little girl from the story and you have a dog tied in place and beaten with a baseball bat. You hear so many stories of vicious dogs invading yards to attack pets. Tethered dogs can't escape. If you are going to own a dog confine it securely, for its safety and your neighbors. Leaving the equivalent of a landmine in your yard for your neighbors' children to come across I just don't understand.