Sunday, January 19, 2020

YORK COUNTY SC - A 71-YEAR-OLD WOMAN WAS FLOWN BY HELICOPTER TO CHARLOTTE AFTER BEING ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL ...14 DOGS TAKEN AND PIT FIGHTING SUSPECTED



(WSPA) - A woman has been flown to the hospital after she was attacked by a dog in rural York County.

The York County Sheriff’s Office said the attack happened Saturday at a home on Sawmill Road near Hickory Grove.
The 71-year-old victim was flown to a hospital in Charlotte for her injuries.
The dog,  a PIT BULL TERRIER,  was seized by York County animal control.
Investigators said the woman was a family member who was at the home to tend to several dogs for their owner when one got loose and attacked.
The sheriff’s office said they found 14 dogs in the home and evidence of several violations including dogs which were improperly restrained, aggressive, and lacking adequate food, water, and shelter.
Deputies said they are investigating the possibility that the dogs were used for fighting.
“This incident speaks to the viciousness and violent nature of raising animals for the purpose of fighting and unfortunately caused very serious and unnecessary harm to an innocent and unintended victim,” said York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson. “This activity is cruel, unnecessary and criminal.”
There’s no word on the victim’s condition.
The sheriff’s office continues to investigate the case.


3 comments:

Anonymous said...

“This incident speaks to the viciousness and violent nature of raising animals for the purpose of fighting and unfortunately caused very serious and unnecessary harm to an innocent and unintended victim,” said York County Sheriff Kevin Tolson. “This activity is cruel, unnecessary and criminal.”

Pit bulls do not have to be raised for the purpose of dog fighting. Pit bulls are born as dog fighters. An example, Border Collies; are they raised to herd sheep, or are they born as sheep herders?

If raising pit bulls for the purpose of fighting is so cruel, unnecessary and criminal, how about don't raise pit bulls at all? When dog fighting became a felony in 1976, pit bulls should have become extinct.

That is exactly what Breed Specific Legislation advocates are pushing for. Eliminating the viciousness, and violent nature of pit bulls through spaying and neutering into non-existence, for the PROTECTION AND SAFETY OF ALL!

#Sheriff Kevin Tolson.

Of all of the fatal pit bull maulings, Sheriff Kevin Tolson, please prove that the pit bulls involved were raised to kill. The point is, pit bulls do not have to be trained or raised to dog fight, or kill a person or other animal. It's in their genes.

Unknown said...

I would like to know where the dogs' owner is. In jail? In the hospital? On vacation? Etc.?

I don't think raising these dogs for fighting caused the problem. I think the big problem is their DNA.

I would rather have read about living conditions rather than a police officer's opinion. Having seen pictures of the place, I can see why living conditions were not ideal for these dogs. Still, lack of ideal living conditions doesn't make normal dogs mean.

Anonymous said...

I would like to know where the dogs' owner is. In jail? In the hospital? On vacation? Etc.?

I don't think raising these dogs for fighting caused the problem. I think the big problem is their DNA.

I would rather have read about living conditions rather than a police officer's opinion. Having seen pictures of the place, I can see why living conditions were not ideal for these dogs. Still, lack of ideal living conditions doesn't make normal dogs mean.