Saturday, September 1, 2018

AKASIA, NORTH PRETORIA SOUTH AFRICA - PIT BULL TRIGGER: TANJA LINGENFELDER WAS HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL AND WAS ON MEDICATION FOR CHRONIC PANCREATITIS AND HAD GONE TO THE BATHROOM WHEN HER BELOVED MEAT GRINDER MAULED AND TRIED TO KILL HER



An Akasia resident is afraid she might never regain the use of her right arm – after she was attacked by her own dog at home.

Tanja Lingenfelder (40) told Rekord this week how she was attacked by  her beloved pure-breed PIT BULL, Dash, without any provocation on Sunday August 19.
Lingenfelder was at home recovering from a hospital visit at the time and was on medication for chronic pancreatitis. " I was very, very weak and had to stay in bed.”
She said Dash (almost six-years-old) slept with her and her husband on their bed.
“Dash was with me all weekend while I was recovering,” she said.
“I went to the bathroom and when I came back, Dash suddenly lurched at me – grabbing me by my arm.”
Lingenfelder’s mother, Lilly Oelofse, was in the house at the time of the attack.
“My daughter was so weak, she couldn’t even scream for help,” said Oelofse.
She said she was walking past Lingenfelder’s bedroom when she heard feeble “pained moans”.
“I rushed inside the room and just saw blood spurting everywhere as that dog was busy dragging my daughter across the room.”
Oelofse said she rushed to her daughter’s aid, trying to pull the large pitbull off her.
“The dog turned and bit me in my face, before it went back to tearing at Tanja’s arm.”
Lingenfelder’s father-in-law, Peter Lingerfelder, was also at the house during the attack.
Hearing Oelofse’s cry for help, he rushed to help the women.
“Even with his help, we struggled to get that dog to release Tanja,” Oelofse said.

"WHEN WE PRIED HIS JAW FROM HER ARM, HE WOULD GO FOR HER LEGS -- HE WAS GOING TO KILL HER."

Finally the two elder people managed to free Lingenfelder and rushed her to Steve Biko hospital.

“That great big chunk missing from my daughter’s arm will probably haunt me forever.”
Oelofse said she only later realised that the dog had torn off a chunk of her own leg during the struggle.

“I didn’t even feel it. My only concern was for my daughter.”
She praised the team of doctors that rushed to Lingenfelder’s aid as soon as they arrived at the hospital.
“After seeing how much blood Tanja lost, the doctors told us to call the rest of the family,” said Oelofse.
Miraculously, Lingenfelder pulled through after suffering 61 bite wounds.
Lingenfelder said her right arm suffered the most damage.
“Dash had ripped open the main artery, and tore through my muscles and tendons” she said.
“The doctors struggled, but managed to save my arm – for which I would forever be grateful.”

Lingenfelder said it broke her heart to put down her beloved dog after the attack.
“For 20 years, I’ve been working and living with Pitbull-breeds and this is the first dog to ever attack me,” she said
Lingenfelder, a speed typist, said she hopes that her arm will fully recover.
“There is very slight chance for full recovery. I can only pray and stay positive that I will be able to use my arm again one day.”



4 comments:

Farmer Jane said...

61 bite wounds. Let that sink in. Then listen to some idiot say, "All dogs bite. Chihuahua's are more aggressive than pits." Don't you just want to smack 'em up side the head?

Antidogbite said...

“For 20 years, I’ve been working and living with Pitbull-breeds and this is the first dog to ever attack me,” she said

It only takes one to ruin a life. Hope this opened her eyes a little.

Anonymous said...

"Lingenfelder said it broke her heart to put down her beloved dog after the attack.
'For 20 years, I’ve been working and living with Pitbull-breeds and this is the first dog to ever attack me,' she said."

Out of those 20 years, I'm sure she had never heard of anyone being attacked or killed by a pit bull.

I swear, nutters want us to believe the narrative that pit bulls are sweet dogs, and pit bulls do not deserve their lethal reputation. Then a pit bull tries to kill a nutter, and suddenly, it's a shock. Like, whoa, where did that come from?

Unfortunately, this nutter has not learned her lesson. She'll keep pit bulls until she receives her Darwin Award. I mean, those 20 years of positive results with pit bulls cannot erase the nearly lethal attack.

If my dog tries to kill me, I will not feel remorse for dispatching her to the rainbow bridge. I do not have to worry about my dog killing me since I did not choose a pit bull.

Oh well, another day, another vicious pit bull attack.

Dayna Hamilton said...

I was going to comment on this dense nutter, but I see everything I was thinking has been said! :-)