Tuesday, April 3, 2018

CLEARWATER, PINELLAS COUNTY FL - A PIT BULL/MASTIFF MIX "SOMEHOW" GOT OUT AND ATTACKED A WOMAN WALKING HER DOG .. IT BIT HER HAND WITH SUCH FORCE IT WAS BROKEN!

(WFLA) - Residents living in one Clearwater neighborhood are on edge following a dog attack near Sunrise Boulevard.  A woman was walking her dog when the attack happened on March 14.

She said the neighborhood terror, named Zeus, gave her seven puncture wounds and broke her hand. 


Neighbors fear the  PIT BULL MASTIFF MIX  will get out again.
"I believe that would probably be the most aggressive dog in this neighborhood,” said Joanna Martinez.
Martinez said the same dog has lunged at her.
"I have a small dog. It's probably as big as a Chihuahua and in all reality, they have some dogs next door that are very, very aggressive,” she said. 
Zeus was quarantined after the attack, but returned home Friday.
Doug Brightwell, Director of Pinellas County Animal Services said, "The extent of the injuries caused were not to the point where we felt like it was absolutely necessary to keep him impounded during the investigative process."
According to records, the owner has had nine previous animal cases regarding other dogs.
Two of those were also animal bites and one was an animal cruelty incident.
A dangerous dog investigation is currently underway.
Officials are also looking into the owner’s past.
"The owner has to have been found guilty on three different incidents within the past two years before we can evaluate them to be an irresponsible owner here in the county,” said Brightwell.
No one answered the owner’s door Monday for a comment.
Neighbors are not too happy knowing the owner may be able to keep the dog.
"I think that if that dog is that aggressive, it shouldn't be in this neighborhood. There's too many children,” said Martinez.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

"The extent of the injuries caused were not to the point where we felt like it was absolutely necessary to keep him impounded during the investigative process."

The victim's hand was broken! Sorry, that's not serious enough for you! It sure seems like the laws are in favor of irresponsible dog owners, than they are for public safety.

It's hard to believe that some parts of Florida get it right, but the rest of Florida is all for people getting injured by dangerous dogs. Unbelievable!

Anonymous said...

Shoot 'em, stab 'em, run 'em over with a car, but don't call Animal Control! You have to be your own Animal Control with wimps like these 'working for you'.