Sunday, October 21, 2018

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE ENGLAND - A 26-YEAR-OLD MAN BOUGHT AN AMERICAN BULLDOG ON FACEBOOK AND IT "TURNED ON HIM"!

A man has been left needing surgery to rebuild his lip after a dog he brought off Facebook turned on him and tore it off

A 26-year-old man needs surgery to rebuild his lip after a dog he bought on Facebook turned on him and tore it off.

Blake Walker, from Sherwood, Nottinghamshire, bought the AMERICAN BULLDOG, named Trigger, a month ago but it turned aggressive when he tried to stop it chewing a bottle on his bed.
The dog ripped off his lip during the attack and Mr Walker was rushed to hospital. He is now awaiting surgery to rebuild that section of his face.  
Trigger was taken away by the police. He will now either be put down or, if possible, rehomed.
Mr Walker, who works in customer services, now wants to warn others of the danger of buying off the Internet and wants more measures in place to check sellers.
He said: 'The surgeon said it was the most complex surgery he has had to do. The bedroom looks like a crime scene.
Trigger was taken away by the police. He will now either be put down or, if possible, rehomed.
Mr Walker, who works in customer services, now wants to warn others of the danger of buying off the Internet and wants more measures in place to check sellers.
He said: 'The surgeon said it was the most complex surgery he has had to do. The bedroom looks like a crime scene.
Trigger was taken away by the police. He will now either be put down or, if possible, rehomed.
Mr Walker, who works in customer services, now wants to warn others of the danger of buying off the Internet and wants more measures in place to check sellers.
He said: 'The surgeon said it was the most complex surgery he has had to do. The bedroom looks like a crime scene.
Blake Walker, from Sherwood, bought the American Bulldog, named Trigger (pictured) a month ago but it turned aggressive when he tried to stop it chewing a bottle on his bed
'If he had got my neck and ripped as much off there I would have been dead. I wanted him for companionship and to keep me active - I'm used to having big dogs and never had an issue before. This has been traumatising.

'What if this had happened to a child? I would have never been able to forgive myself.'
He will have to wait four weeks before surgery because the doctors said it will be easier to reduce the scarring later.
In the meantime he has been told to avoid going out if possible and can only eat soup as it is still sore and painful.
He believes he was not told the dog's full history and when it turned aggressive during a trial stay, the person who sold it to him refused to have it back.
Mr Walker says he now regrets not going to a reputable seller, like one on the Kennel Club list of Assured Breeders, and wants other people to do the same in order to check the dog's health, temperament and background before they buy.  
A spokeswoman for the police confirmed they attended and have seized the dog.  


https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6285257/Man-forced-surgery-rebuild-lip-dog-bought-Facebook-turned-him.html

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great idea to re-home him. Sadly, there would be people lined up to save him.

Anonymous said...

This is the type of injury pit bull haters try to prevent. It's way more fun to learn how awful pit bulls can be firsthand. Who needs lips?

Dayna Hamilton said...

“Trigger was taken away by the police. He will now either be put down or, if possible, rehomed.”

Great! Rehome the stupid ugly thing. Who in their right mind would even consider this option for half a second???