Friday, March 9, 2018

ERIE PA - POLICE WERE CALLED TO A HOUSE WHERE A PIT BULL HAD A WOMAN DOWN ON THE FRONT PORCH BITING HER THROAT AND HEAD ... THEY SHOT IT!!!

UPDATE:
A 58-year-old woman was undergoing treatment at an Erie hospital on Friday as city police were investigating the circumstances surrounding an attack by her pit bull on Thursday night that left the woman seriously injured.
The woman, whose name was not available Friday, was in the  INTENSIVE CARE UNIT  of UPMC Hamot Friday after she was taken there by EmergyCare following the attack, which was reported in the 700 block of West 17th Street on Thursday at 10:12 p.m.
Officers who were sent to investigate a report of a dog attack were told en route that the dog was biting the woman in the face and head, Erie police Sgt. Robert Hill said Friday. The officers found the woman on the porch of a residence. She was covered in blood and the dog was biting her head and throat, Hill said.
The officers fired one shot and the dog let go of the woman, Hill said. The dog was shot again and killed, and police immediately contacted the Humane Society to do a study of the animal, he said.
The dog is owned by the woman, police reported. No one else was reported injured in the incident.
The attack was the second incident that Erie police responded to at the West 17th Street residence on Thursday night, Erie police Deputy Chief Jon Nolan said. Officers were called there earlier in the evening on a reported domestic incident in which the woman was reportedly fighting with a relative, Nolan said. Police investigated the incident but no charges were filed against anyone.
http://www.goerie.com/news/20180309/erie-woman-in-intensive-care-following-dog-attack

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Erie police are continuing their investigation into a Thursday night dog attack that seriously injured a woman at a westside residence.
The 58-year-old woman, whose name was not available Friday morning, was transported to the hospital and the dog, believed to be a PIT BULL, was shot and killed by officers after police were called to the 700 block of West 17th Street on Thursday at 10:12 p.m. on a report of a dog attack.
Information on the woman’s condition was not available Friday morning.
Officers who responded to the call were told en route that the dog was biting the woman in the face and head, Erie police Sgt. Robert Hill said. The officers found the woman on the porch of a residence. She was covered in blood and the dog was biting her head and throat, Hill said.
The officers fired one shot and the dog let go of the woman, Hill said. The dog was shot again and killed, and police immediately contacted the Humane Society to do a study of the animal, he said.
It was not immediately known Friday morning if the dog belonged to the woman.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Let's waste money doing a study on a violent dog breed, trying to figure out why it was doing violent things.

Does anyone do a study on a Labrador Retriever when it points and retrieves? When a dog does what it is bred for, it is not a great mystery that needs to be studied...

Only pit bulls!

I hope the victim is the furmommy of the now dead wiggle butt! If she is a random victim, she has my sympathy. Otherwise, NAH!

Anonymous said...

To me, it is always sad when people get bitten regardless of whether they or someone else owns the dog. Our shelters and the pitbull fanatics have done an excellent job convincing the public that pitbulls are wonderful pets and don't deserve the negative publicity. Just think about the 90 year old Virginia woman last year who was killed by a newly adopted pitbull. Technically, she and her family owned the dog. However, they would not have adopted the dog if they had been told the truth about him.

Anonymous said...

Anon 10:41 AM,

There are always exceptions, like the incident you mentioned in Virginia, but most nutters intentionally ignore all of the pit bull attacks and negative publicity pit bulls receive, so they can either prove pit bulls are wonderful, or they can learn their lessons the hard way.

Pit bull advocacy is partly responsible, but people can make their own decisions, and if they choose to ignore what pit bulls are capable of, I don't feel bad when it is that person making a bad choice bringing home a pit bull.