Thursday, July 27, 2017

ROME, ONEIDA COUNTY NY - A MOTHER TOOK HER 18-MONTH-OLD SON WITH HER TO A RESIDENCE TO CARE FOR A PIT BULL SHE WAS DOG SITTING...THE LAND SHARK BIT THE CHILD AND DRAGGED HIM ACROSS THE FLOOR

An adult  PIT BULL  has been put down after city officials said it bit an 18-month-old boy on Floyd Avenue Saturday morning.
The infant was treated and released from the hospital, officials said.
The pit bull’s owner was out of town and another person was dog-sitting, according to police officials. The dog-sitter arrived at the Floyd Avenue residence to let the dog out shortly before 10 a.m., and she brought along her 18-month-old son, officials said.
According to police, the son was crying and walking towards his mother when the dog bit the boy and dragged him across the floor. Rescue personnel and Animal Control arrived and the animal was seized.
Authorities said the boy suffered cuts to his face and an injury to his left thigh. He was treated at University Hospital in Syracuse, and medical officials said this morning he has since been discharged.
“We did remove the dog from the house,” explained Kimberly Vaughn, from city Animal Control.
It is county policy to confine dogs for 10 days after they have bit someone, Vaughn said, in case the animal has rabies. However, Vaughn said the pit bull’s owner requested he be put down.
“The dog has been euthanized, per the owner’s request,” Vaughn explained.
She said the owner was fined for having an unlicensed dog, and was ordered to pay overnight boarding fees while Animal Control held the dog.



2 comments:

Anonymous said...

100 points to the pit bull owner bright enough to put this pit down immediately after this, and not blame the child for crying, or 'being in its territory', or 'running to its mom'. Minus 60 points for being stupid and choosing a pit as a pet in the first place. Total=40 points. Still a failing grade.

Anonymous said...

An unlicensed, unvaccinated pit bull? NEVER! Pit bull owners are well-known for being the most responsible dog owners on the planet.