Tuesday, May 2, 2017

RAINSVILLE AL - A BELOVED REVEREND FOR 30 YEARS IN THE NORTHEAST ALABAMA TOWN OF RAINSVILLE WAS MAULED BY A PIT BULLDOG...NOW SAID TO BE A PIT BULL COUSIN...AN AMERICAN BULLDOG

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UPDATE: http://www.waaytv.com/appnews/rainsville-to-add-new-animal-control-position-following-dog-attack/article_89a42bec-3a91-11e7-a4d0-772704c314d4.html

UPDATE WITH VIDEO:  http://www.waaytv.com/appnews/rainsville-to-reevaluate-animal-ordinance-following-dog-attack/article_d44f838e-3056-11e7-a4cf-231530ce3714.html

Gary Haymon Pit bulldog


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https://www.dekalbcountydispatch.com/church-in-focus-rainsville-church-of-god/

RAINSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - A retired DeKalb County pastor is recovering after a vicious dog attack.
The Rev. Gary Haymon is dealing with these injuries the best he can and just happy he's around to talk about it.
"I just thank God I'm alive. I thought that was the end of me. I thought I was going to die under that dog," he said.

Haymon spent two days in the hospital after a vicious dog attack on Thursday. He said it happened while he was walking to his car after visiting some of his family on White Street.

"By this time I thought, 'I'm dying. He's going to kill me.' I felt helpless. I thought there's no way out of this," said Haymon.

A relative with a golf club came to Haymon's rescue.

This isn't the first time something like this has happened in Rainsville.
"I looked up and there was four more dogs coming at me and they all just jumped on me," said Mary Katherine Carroll.  Carroll said she was attacked by dogs in 2012.

She worked to have the city council stiffen up their dog ordinance. But she's not surprised at what happened to Haymon.

"They got some complaints and then quickly overturned it because they got a few phone calls and we're back to square one," said Carroll.

"We don't have a true, what I call a true leash law," said Mayor Roger Lingerfelt.
Lingerfelt said a governmental group is being paid $25,000 to go over their ordinances. He feels this current dog ordinance needs to have a second look
.
"For the ordinance side of it, I think we need to give them an opportunity to fix our ordinance," said Lingerfelt.
Under the current ordinance, Police Chief Kevin Smith says the dog that attacked Haymon may be released to its owner on Sunday after it was quarantined after the attack.

Meanwhile, the dog's owner has been cited under the current ordinance and is due in court on June 27. 



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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

That poor man! And instantly I think what if that had been a child? For all the people who say the pit bulls just need the right training, I never had to teach any of my dogs not to maul. If that is the animal's nature by default, it is not a pet and never should be.

Anonymous said...

Anonymous,

You hit the nail on the head! There is a long list of "Do's" to raise a pit bull right. Like, socialization, sterilization, vaccination, obedience training, pack leader, no tethering, crate and rotate, love and affection, no neglect or abuse, etc.

If any of those, and more are not properly administered, then it is perfectly logical to expect a mauling. How does that even make sense? The anti pit bull people, pro BSL advocates understand this easily. It is impossible to convince nutters that pit bulls are automatically wired to dismember bodies. Just because a handful of pit bulls don't, means they make great pets.

Pit bulls are not the only dogs on the planet, but at the rate we're going, they will be.