Sunday, May 19, 2019

HINDS COUNTY MS - LEVELL FLOWERS WAS RIDING HIS HORSE WHEN SUDDENLY A PIT BULL CAME OUT AND BEGAN ATTACKING IT



May 1, 2019 (WLBT) - A Hinds County man was injured when he says the horse he was riding on was attacked by a dog.
Levell Flowers is recovering from a fractured wrist, but his injury was through no fault of his own.
“They got dogs in this neighborhood. You know the dog just came out and went underneath my horse, he didn’t bark or nothing. He didn’t chase the horse, he just went right underneath him and just started biting,” said Flowers.
Flowers and Hinds County Animal Control say that he and an older woman in the same neighborhood were attacked by a dog.

This is also the same neighborhood where a 6-year-old girl was mauled to death by a dog in 2010. That girl was related to Flowers.  https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2010.php#anastasia-bingham
“So what it going to take for somebody else to get killed before the law come in this neighborhood and do something about this?" Flowers asked.
Hinds County Animal Control Officer Robert Bailey says they are still looking for the dog that attacked Flowers’ horse. He says every time he investigates a complaint in this neighborhood the animal is hidden by neighbors who won’t fess up about who owns the dog.

“I was trying to find the actual dog, cause we had reports on where the dog might be. Of course once we got there, even the dogs that were in the yard, the people moved them," Bailey.
There are no leash laws in this specific part of Hinds County, so dogs can roam free. Animal control is stressing to residents to come forward if they know of any dogs who have harmed people.

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