Monday, May 22, 2017

SOMERSWORTH NH - A NEIGHBOR'S UNLICENSED UNVACCINATED VICIOUS PITS "SOMEHOW" GOT LOOSE AND ATTACKED CHET AYERS SR, 80, AS HE WAS WALKING IN HIS YARD TO LOOK FOR HIS CAT

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An 80-year-old Somersworth man is recovering from serious injuries after he was attacked Wednesday by a neighbor’s PIT BULL.
Chet Ayers Sr. went out to his backyard around noon looking for his pet cat when the attack occurred near a set of stairs in a retaining wall between 12 Beacon and 25 High streets.
“This is the first time she has even gotten out without a leash,” Chet said of his 15-year-old cat, Momma Kitty. “I went out back to look for her and those dogs came up over the wall.”
Chet said he moved to Somersworth about eight months ago and the dogs had always been tied up.
Ayers’s daughter-in-law Sharon lives in the same building and was getting something out of her car when she heard the commotion and came running.
“I was screaming,” Sharon said. “I didn’t try to get the dogs off of him. I thought they would attack me, so I ran upstairs to get my phone and called for help.”
Sharon said the dogs’ owner Jennifer Janvrin called to the dogs and they went to her.
Janvrin, 36, of 25 High St., said the dogs are normally tied up and her daughter was taking them outside to tie them up when they spotted Chet on the stairs and took off.
"I’m sorry my dog did that,” Janvrin said. “He never did anything like this before. Normally when I bring them out they are fine and have never left the yard before.”
Janvrin said Chet has complained about the dogs barking before and has yelled at them from the porch.
They are big dumb dogs that bark at everything,” Janvrin said. “After he complained I got bark collars for them.”
Janvrin said her dogs have a bad reputation because they are pit bulls.
“We have an old lady who walks up and down the street and I don’t know her but she will come up to play with them,” Janvrin said.
Somersworth Police and American Ambulance responded to the scene and Chet was transported to Wentworth-Douglass Hospital in Dover for treatment.
He has a puncture wound, cuts and scratches on his hands, arms and face and his hands are still a little swollen.
According to Somersworth Police Capt. Russ Timmons, the following summonses were issued to Janvrin: unlicensed dog; dog at large; rabies vaccination required; and vicious dog.
The Ayerses said they believed both of Janvrin’s dogs were quarantined, but police said only the dog involved in the attack, named “Thunder,” is quarantined.
Janvrin confirmed she is required to keep the dog in the home for the next 10 days.

http://www.fosters.com/news/20170522/somersworth-man-80-recovering-from-dog-attack


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The dogs get a bad reputation because they are pit bulls? YES! And look at what the pit bulls did! The bad reputation is so unfair because an unknown old lady comes to play with the pit bulls, which deems them safe, even after they attacked an old man. I mean, come on!

I take issue with only one pit bull being quarantined. Two pit bulls were attacking, according to the witness daughter. Oh well. We have to wait for a fatal mauling until the pit bulls are deemed dangerous.