Thursday, January 31, 2019

MESA, MARICOPA COUNTY AZ - A PIT BULL AT THE ANIMAL SHELTER THAT HAD BEEN ASSESSED TO BE ADOPTABLE ATTACKED A WORKER

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A dog that bit a Maricopa County Animal Care and Control worker several times Tuesday morning will be euthanized, the shelter announced.

The dog was being moved from one wing of the MCACC's East shelter, near the Loop 101 and Rio Salado Parkway, to another around 7:30 a.m. when it bit a supervisor.

The worker, who has been an employee for nearly six years, was bit on her left hand, left ankle, right knee and right thigh, according to a news release. She was taken to surgery to have her wounds cleaned out and dressed.

The dog, a 2-year-old male  PIT BULL  terrier, has been at the shelter since December 29 and had been assessed as being adoptable.  Shelter staff had noted no prior behavior that would be concerning, though spokesman Jose Santiago said kennels can be stressful environments and noise or other dogs may have been the reason the dog bit.

The dog will be euthanized, Santiago said.



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

How many other dogs are exposed to shelter life and don't go on to bite? Nutters are always making excuses for the delicate nature of pit bulls. Can't handle shelter life, normal life, or life in general. Pit bulls have triggers, so we must tip-toe around them so as not to provoke them.

So realistic.

Anonymous said...

I do hope the shelter will re-assess their assessment techniques.

Anonymous said...

If my memory serves me correctly, isn't Maricopa County the shelter that took in Mickey the mauler?