Wednesday, January 30, 2008
UPDATE 1/30/08: Elgin police still are searching for the owner of a pit bull that attacked a woman Monday morning outside her apartment. If police can't find the owner, no charges can be filed. Had the city required pit bulls to be microchipped, the owner could have easily been identified.
The victim, Kyle Mellinger, suffered injuries requiring plastic surgery on her forehead and stitches on her right arm. Her dog, Teddy, lost an eye in the attack. Mellinger has since been released from Provena St. Joseph Hospital in Elgin. Monday's incident was the fourth and most serious dog bite incident reported to Elgin police this year.
1/28/08: Elgin woman Mauled by Two Pit Bulls
Elgin, IL - A 53-year-old Elgin woman walking her dog was mauled by two pit bulls this morning. The woman's injuries did not appear to be life threatening. She was taken to Provena St. Joseph's Hospital for treatment.
The attack occurred about 10 a.m. in front of a two-unit apartment at 203 Gertrude St. on the city's near west side. Several hours after the attack, blood spatterings could still be seen at the apartment's front wood stoop, concrete sidewalk and door frame. Both dogs were captured by Elgin Animal Control and police are looking for the owner of the dogs.
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| 1/29/2008 11:15 AM |
pay attention to the comment section of these stories.
i don't know know whether to laugh or cry at this stupidity...
"i feel bad for the poor lady who was hurt while trying to protect her dog from another dog. but i really feel horrible for the poor pit bulls. why do people not realize that this could have happened with any breed of dog? is there a story to report only because the breed was pit bull? why do i never read the storys about the chow breed that attacked another dog? or a chocolate lab that attacked another dog? its not because it doesnt happen. its because of the breed."
justlia's entire moronic comment is worth a read.
a month ago, i was charged by 2 loose labs while walking my dogs (on leash), i charged toward them and yelled for them to go home. they did.
a year ago, i was at an offleash park and encountered 2 pit bulls that started to square off with my two dogs. i yelled "HEY" to create a distraction and the pit owner panicked and said "don't yell, don't yell. it only makes them want to fight."
he must have forgot his break stick at home that day.