Thursday, March 8, 2018

ELMONT, NASSAU COUNTY NY - A 2-MONTH-OLD BOY IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AND HIS MOTHER INJURED AFTER BEING MAULED BY A PIT BULL AT AN APARTMENT THEY WERE VISITING



UPDATE:  PITS TO BE EUTHANIZED - https://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/elmont-pit-bull-attack-1.17367690


A 2-month-old baby and the child’s mother were attacked by a PIT BULL in Elmont just after noon on Thursday, police said.
The 36-year-old woman had brought her child to visit a friend, officials said. The dog lunged at them after the woman rang the doorbell.
It bit the woman’s legs, causing severe lacerations, and then attacked the baby, biting the child’s head, police said. Neighbors heard screaming coming from the apartment during the attack.
People in the area pulled the put bull off the baby boy and called 911.
The baby had surgery for the wounds. He and his mother are both still in the hospital.
The mom and her baby live in the same building, but in a different apartment downstairs.
Two pit bulls live in the home, but only one — a 4-year-old male — attacked, police officials said. They are both at the Hempstead Animal Control Shelter

http://pix11.com/2018/03/08/2-month-old-baby-mom-attacked-by-pit-bull-at-long-island-home/

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/dog-child-maul-1.17214300

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm going to try and sound like a deranged nutter.

"You should never leave your child unattended with a nanny dog!"

"Everyone knows that ringing a doorbell, or knocking on a door, is a trigger for pit bulls. You need to text the nutter to let them know you are there. Don't call the nutter because a ringing phone is also a trigger."

I could go on, but it does seem that normal human behaviors elicit abnormal dog behavior in pit bulls. Attacking visiting guests is quite the norm for pit bulls, so it's not really a shock or surprise, unless you're a nutter.