Monday, September 18, 2017

SANFORD FL - LOGAN MILLSPAUGH, 10, WAS CALLED "WHITE LIGHTNING" BECAUSE OF HIS SPEED ON HIS POP WARNER FOOTBALL TEAM...BUT THE NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL DECIDED TO MAKE HIM IT'S 3RD VICTIM!!!


A 10-year-old Sanford boy is in a hospital Monday after he was mauled by A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL, officials said.
WFTV reporter Roy Ramos spoke with Logan Millspaugh's mother, Beth Lyons, who said Logan’s older brother helped save his life.
“His head is wrapped, (and) both of his legs. (He) can't walk,” Lyons said.
Logan remains hospitalized with severe injuries, Lyons said.
Lyons said Logan was attacked by a dog on Hayes Drive in Sanford on Saturday. Doctors at Arnold Palmer Children’s Hospital told Lyons that Logan will have a slow road to recovery and might not be able to walk again. 
Lyons said she credits her son’s survival to neighbors, incuding Roy Stone, who rushed to help.
“I tried to get in between him and the dog, but he was just relentless on that little kid,” said Stone.
But it was Logan's 12-year-old brother, Hunter, who first rushed to his side.
Stone said he saw Logan riding his bike when he was attacked by the dog.
“I think he is a hero.  I think he is the best big brother,” Lyons said. Lyons said the incident was not the first time Animal Services had responded to an attack with the dog. 
“I think that with it already attacking two people that something should have been done.”
Ramos tried but could not reach the dog’s owner.
Animal Services said the dog hadn’t been taken because the two prior incidents happened on the owner’s property.
“He may not have shut his gate really good,” Lyons said.
While Hunter might have saved his brother's life, his mother said she’s worried that Logan might not be able to enjoy what he loves best: playing football.  His Seminole Shark teammates on his Pop Warner team call him White Lightning because of his speed.
“He was trying to run, and when he saw his calf open, and he said, ‘My calf is gone! I can't go play football now,’” Stone said.
Animal Services said the dog will be quarantined for 10 days, but will likely be euthanized after causing a severe bite wound. 
The owner was not charged.

1 comment:

Farmer Jane said...

The cost of owning these pets is way too high. And it's the innocents who are paying the price. The owners and pitiots and pit apologists don't count or pay the price. There need to be severe laws that make the owners responsible for the damage that their pets cause. At the very least the owner should be responsible for every penny of the medical bills, including future operations, physical therapy, and rehabilitation. Even that is not enough. Nothing can replace what this victim has lost. I hope it haunts the dog owner to his grave. I hope on his death bed he is thinking, "If only I had chosen a different breed of dog..." That's all it would have taken to keep this child whole.