Tuesday, December 4, 2007
Victim Pleads for Ban
Independence, MO - A man hospitalized for three months after a violent pit bull attack said he hopes Independence will ban pit bulls. Alan Hill was nearly killed when three pit bulls mauled him on May 4, 2006. Hill had been mowing a field when the animals attacked. He tried to get to his Jeep for protection. "I had a gun in the back of my Jeep, but I was on the passenger side and I couldn't get to it," Hill told news reporters.
Hill suffered extensive bites to his arms, upper body, face and head, and lost a significant amount of blood. "I was bleeding, and the blood was just gushing out, so I knew I didn't have much time," Hill said. "I just kept getting weaker and weaker, and I knew I wasn't going to last much longer." A motorcycle officer came by and assisted Hill. "As soon as they opened the door to help me, I passed out," Hill said from his hospital bed.
Hill said he doesn't understand why City Council is hesitating to ban pit bulls. "It frustrates me a lot that the council can't pass something as simple as a dog ordinance. Are you going to put a dog before a human? Before a little girl?" Hill asked. City Council has promised to push a pit bull ban through by the end of August. Meanwhile, a fund has been set up to help Alan Hill's family with medical bills, which are expected to top $1 million.
Donations to the Alan Hill Fund:
Alan Hill Fund
909 South Highway 7
Blue Springs, MO 64014
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| 12/04/2007 2:28 PM |
That's right. Pit bull owners do NOT like to leave comments on stories about attack victims. What could they possibly write anyway? It's not that they fail to recognize the damage a pit bull can inflict. They do recognize it! Then they pretend that they don't...Talk about a giant, invisible rhinoceros in the room.
| 12/05/2007 9:14 PM |
Some cities that have enacted BSL, require owners of pits or dogs deemed dangerous to carry a $100,000 insurance policy on their dogs to cover any damage they may do. WHAT A JOKE!!!!
| 3/10/2016 5:31 PM |
April 30,2006 Dolan Springs,Az. I was malicious attached by several Pitt bull dogs which 4 were retrieved .. I was flown to UMC hospital Las Vegas , Nv. Where I spent 33 days ..Owner of dogs served only a year in jail several lawyers dropped the case basically due to as they say "going after a dry well " owner hasn't made restitution in 5 yrs !! Huge chunks of both arms were ripped off and some of my left upper outer thigh .. The suffering I endure basically everyday since 2006 is something that never leaves the memory .. Scars and comments people make when they see me is almost traumatizing it self ..