Thursday, February 22, 2018

BONITA SPRINGS, LEE COUNTY FL - BETTY HUTCHINSON, 77, WAS WALKING HER CHIHUAHUA/JACK RUSSELL TERRIER MIX WHEN 5 PIT BULLS JUMPED THEIR 5-FT. FENCE AND SEVERELY MAULED HER AND KILLED HER "ROSCO"

NBC-2.com WBBH News for Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Naples, Florida

Five dogs attacked a woman while she was walking her dog in Lee County.
Betty Hutchinson, 77, was walking her Chihuahua-Jack Russell Terrier mix on Pine Crest Lane when  FIVE PIT BULLS  jumped a fence and attacked them.
Hutchinson was left with a broken hip, more than 200 stitches, and even lost a toe.
Neighbors rushed to her aide when they heard screaming and barking.
"My husband came into the house screaming, 'call the police! Call the police! There's a little old lady lying on the floor!'," said a witness, Martha Marin.
One new neighbor was landscaping when he saw the commotion and ran over to the scene armed with a shovel.
"I started yelling commands like 'back off!' with a shovel," said Gustavo Marin. "I didn't have to hit them or nothing they just started running away scared."
Hutchinson's attorney, Gary Green, said in a statement, "Betty's injuries are beyond horrific. She was mauled by a gang of five pit bulls. Her family prays for her recovery. Justice will be served."
While Hutchinson's dog, Rosco, did not survive the attack, the five pit bulls were surrendered to Animals Services and are currently under a 10-day quarantine. Their owner, Janine Santiago, plans to fight to get them back.
"I felt like when they came to pick up my dogs they were ripping them up from me," said Santiago.
She said her dogs were greeting Hutchinson's dog Rosco when he became aggressive. She believes that once Rosco lashed out at her dogs, they defended themselves.
"They were protecting my family from this dog that showed [its] sign of aggression," said Santiago.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wow! A little dog was so threatening to the five wimpy pitbulls that the pitties had to kill the little dog and maul its owner. The typical aggression exhibited on a leash by a dog is fear-based, as the dog is trying to drive the threat away in this manner. (This is not generally a trait exhibited by pitbulls, as they are not "normal" dogs.) The pitties were not defending their property. So why did this happen? Because pitbulls can go insane in an instant. Why was the pitty owner allowing a pack of pitbulls to live in inadequate fencing? Send the owner for a mental health evaluation. If these dogs are allowed to return home, they will escape and kill again.

I want a cute purse said...

Discusting, uncaring Pitbull owner strikes again. What a piece of trash! I hope her "babies" are put down and the victim recovers ok.

Anonymous said...

This 'owner' deserves to be put in jail and have her ass sued off. Also hoping she is forced to watch her pitties get euthanized.

From these kinds of stories pit owner tell, the conclusions you must come to are 1) pit bulls are stupid - they can't tell that a 5 lbs dog is no threat to them 2) pit bulls are cowards, they THINK a 5 lbs dog is a threat to them 3) pit bulls are psychopaths, they don't know how to say 'leave me alone' in dog language, or don't care, they just keep attacking until their target is dead.

Same three conclusions can be made about pit bull owners. Stupid, cowardly psychopaths.