That’s what Parley Goodrich looks like now, all because he decided to bend down and pet a stray dog. The dog, in his sister’s words, “latched onto his face,” and now Goodrich is in the hospital getting 300 stitches and a skin graft to replace his torn-off lip.
That’d be bad enough on its own, but it’s far worse knowing it’s coming right on the heels of the horrific dog attack in Layton that ended with a little boy named Austin Brown losing most of his arm from the elbow down.
Austin Brown recovering in the hospital after losing his hand a large part of his arm to an alleged dog bite. (Photo: Hope Brown / Facebook)
What really makes me sick to my stomach, though, is that every time this happens, we don’t stick up for the victims. We stick up for the dogs.
Goodrich’s sister has already gotten e-mails bashing her brother and telling her his attack “wasn’t that bad”, and little Austin’s mother has gotten messages so obscene that I can’t even repeat what they say.
I want to know. Why are we defending this? Why are we so comfortable with dogs biting people?