Friday, January 18, 2008
Memphis, TN - A five year-old boy walking home from school was mauled by a large pit bull Thursday afternoon. The child is now is stable condition.
"I heard the screaming and I knew it was the dog... Biting him and pulling him and tossing him... It was shocking, terrifying, very frightening," says Linda Wicks. "I just came out and when I saw what was going on, I grabbed my broom and just ran out and just went to beating the dog."Police credit Ms. Wicks for saving the boy's life, calling her a hero. The dog's caretakers are very sorry a child was injured. They say "Beast" was playful, good around people -- timid even. They say the dog was never a problem before and they think the dog was provoked, then set free.
"The kids come in here and mess with him," says Tempest Bolin, "They throw balls and stuff at him. My mom had to run the kids off last Saturday morning on both sides of the house messing with the dogs."But neighbors say the dog had been roaming the street all day, lunging at the mailman and neighbors. Police shot and killed the dog on scene. Animal Services are testing the dog for disease. Police are still investigating how the dog got loose. Two other dogs at the home were found secured behind the gate.
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| 1/18/2008 2:30 PM |
i would like to think that these kids were throwing a ball FOR the dog and not AT the dog. i have a hard time feeling any sympathy for people who have been bitten as a result of teasing or hurting a dog - or a tiger that matter. i really hope that isn't the case here.
| 1/18/2008 9:46 PM |
Speaking of the tiger mauling case, the fatality victim's family recently hired Cardoza. Cardoza and Geragos are great buddies - each LIME LIGHT SEEKING and each DEFENSE attorneys with little civil experience, much less animal experience. They are going to take the city of SF down for all that they can.
I do believe the city zoo is responsible, given the height of the wall was below standards. However, when it comes to explosive punitive damages, I hope the the two brothers don't get it (though I hope the fatality victim's family does!). It seems clear as a bell the boys were messing with that tiger.
Every photo that is published about them -- they look guilty. The press knows this (which is why they use these photos) and the public knows it too. These two brothers are unsympathetic for sure...
| 4/01/2008 10:59 PM |
From a parent's perspective- nothing in the world could ever prepare you for all that is involved when your child is mauled by a dog. I hope your child is okay and on the healing side of this horrific nightmare. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Recovery from something like this is a long haul I wish you the best in your child's recovery process.