Monday, December 25, 2017

MANCOS, MONTEZUMA COUNTY CO - A COUPLE'S PIT BULL ATTACKED A SMALL GIRL WHO HAD BEEN VISITING IN THEIR HOME FOR 3 WEEKS - THE LAND SHARK BIT HER EAR OFF!

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A couple’s  PIT BULL  on Saturday bit a child at a residence outside Mancos, amputating her ear, according to the Montezuma County Sheriff’s Office.
Emergency personnel were treating the girl when deputy Edward Oxley arrived about 7:15 p.m. at the home, in the 35000 block of Road P.4. The dog’s owner killed the dog with a gunshot to its head before he arrived. 
The child, who was taken to the Southwest Memorial Hospital emergency room, has been transferred to St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction with hope that her ear could be reattached.
The girl’s father, whom Oxley interviewed in the Southwest Memorial emergency room, said that he had been staying at the home for the past three weeks, and on Saturday evening went outside for a cigarette with his juvenile daughter and the dog. While he smoked, the dog began to play aggressively with the girl, jumping up on her as if trying to knock her down. He said he pushed the dog away several times and kicked it. The dog responded by biting the girl’s jacket hood and ear. He fought the dog as the girl ran inside the home, and received a bite on his right hand.
According to Oxley, the father’s account was consistent with the couple’s accounts. The couple also said that they’ve had the dog for two years, since it was a puppy, and that it never showed signs of aggression.
The dog apparently does not have a veterinarian or a vaccination record, Oxley said in his report. He added that he stored the dog in a freezer at the Cortez Animal Shelter in case health officials decided to test it for disease.
No criminal charges were filed, Oxley said.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The article is confusing. The pit bull was staying there for 3 weeks, or the father was staying there for 3 weeks? The article goes on to say they've had the pit bull for 2 years.

A typical pit bull and pit bull owner. A pit bull reaches the magical mauling age at 2, and the owner was irresponsible in not having the pit bull vaccinated and licensed. The only responsible thing was the nutter killed the pit bull before police arrived.

This is a typical pit bull ownership scenario, and we as a society allow this to happen. Little girls getting their ears ripped off before Christmas and fathers killing their pit bulls by shooting them in the head. None of this is normal dog ownership behavior, and it is beyond time to REGULATE THE BREED!