Tuesday, April 2, 2019

JACKSONVILLE FL - JENNIFER GANT WAS TAKING HER BELOVED "PEANUT" FOR THEIR USUAL WALK WHEN A LARGE DOG BEING FOSTERED BY A NEIGHBOR AT SOUTHBROOK CONDOMINIUMS ESCAPED AND KILLED THE LITTLE CHIHUAHUA!



March 8, 2019  A local woman and her children are mourning the loss of her dog, Peanut, after she was mauled to death by another dog.

The attack happened at the Southbrook Condominiums, where management tells First Coast News the dog that attacked Peanut was prohibited from being there in the first place due to its size.

Jennifer Gant says she had Peanut for six years and loved her dearly. She's still in disbelief over what happened. 

"Yesterday we were out for a walk like a normal morning when a dog charged from across the way and immediately tried to get her, I tried to scoop her up," said Gant. 

She says she was overpowered by the larger dog, which the Humane Society says is named Raegan. Gant described the larger dog as a SHEPHERD PIT-BULL MIX, weighing about 75 pounds. The Humane Society calls her a "mixed breed" and says they cannot associate her with any physical characteristics of a pit or pit mix. 

While she screamed for help she was also bitten by the dog, neighbors responded a few minutes later.

"Luckily [one of the neighbors] came down and jumped on top of the dog while another person punched the dog in the face."

By then, it was too late for Peanut.

First Coast News tried to reach out to the neighbor who was fostering the dog that attacked Peanut but wasn’t able to make contact.

The policy at Southbrook is no pets over 20 pounds. Gant says several of her neighbors violate that policy.

Southbrook is operated by Elim Services. Some neighbors complained that Elim Services doesn't enforce the pet policy rules, but the homeowner’s association says they are cracking down on their pet policy and that could mean evictions. 

After the attack, Peanut was rushed to an emergency vet clinic but couldn’t be saved.

First Coast News learned that the larger dog, Ragean, was from the Humane Society and was doing an overnight stay with a family in the complex.

Ragean was supposed to be returned the day of the attack. Now Raegan is back in their control, under a state-law required quarantine for ten days. 

The Humane Society says they will cover Gant’s vet bills but Gant says money won’t fix what happened.

"She was crying, she was in so much pain, I can only imagine because I [can] feel [pain from] some [of the] bites on me, but I wasn’t the one ripped wide open."

After the ten-day quarantine, the humane society will then make a decision on how to handle the dog that attacked Peanut. The Humane Society sent us the following statement in response to the deadly attack:

“Our hearts go out to Peanut’s family, as fellow animal lovers, we can only imagine how very difficult this must be for them. This was a tragic, unforeseen accident and we are deeply sorry for their loss. We are working with appropriate regulatory agencies and following required quarantine procedures in regards to the dog in question. We express our deepest condolences to the family of Peanut.”




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

“Our hearts go out to Peanut’s family, as fellow animal lovers, we can only imagine how very difficult this must be for them. This was a tragic, unforeseen accident and we are deeply sorry for their loss. We are working with appropriate regulatory agencies and following required quarantine procedures in regards to the dog in question. We express our deepest condolences to the family of Peanut.”

No mention of giving the killer pit bull mix a dirt nap.

This was a preventable, foreseen attack, and the killer pit bull mix had no business living in the apartment complex, not even for an overnight stay.

Working with appropriate regulatory agencies to smuggle known killer pit bull mix to other jurisdiction so that it may maul and kill other Chihuahuas, cats, children, mail ladies, wildlife, etc.

"The Humane Society calls her a 'mixed breed' and says they cannot associate her with any physical characteristics of a pit or pit mix."

If it acts like a pit bull, i.e., it kills a Chihuahua for no reason, IT IS INDEED A PIT BULL!

The Humane Society is infested with pit bull nutter advocates, and cannot for all that is good in this world, see how much harm they are causing by spreading false information about pit bulls and their mixes, AND by not immediately euthanizing known dangerous pit bull mixes after they have killed someone's pet!

But their hearts go out to Peanut's family. Aw, how sweet! They caused this by allowing a dangerous animal to stay overnight in an apartment complex that does not allow animals over 20 pounds. Did the humane society check the rules beforehand? Gee, sounds like they are responsible as owners of Raegan. I hope Peanut's owner sues the Humane Society. There is proof that the Humane Society was negligent!