Monday, February 25, 2008
Cookeville, TN - Elise Holt, 86, is recovering from injuries she sustained after being severely bitten by a Rottweiler while walking her granddaughter's dog Mojo. Last Friday, after the two made it to the bottom of the driveway, Holt looked up and saw the black Rottweiler staring at them from across the street. She scooped up Mojo and turned back up the driveway when the Rottweiler attacked.
From a kitchen window, a family member said they saw Holt on the ground with her arms bleeding and knocked out, but clutching onto Mojo. Meanwhile, the Rottweiler was still standing over Holt. Cookeville police found the Rottweiler several blocks away, where it was later shot and killed. Holt's son, Harold, said the dog's owner has absolute liability for what happened to his mother.
Instead the owner was cited for violating the state’s leash law.
In other news:Dangerous Dogs Attack and Kill Chihuahua
Independence, MO - An American Bulldog and Chow-lab mix got out of their fenced yard through an open gate and attacked and killed a family's Chihuahua. Animal Control officers took the dogs, each weighing more than 100 pounds, and planned to hold them until a decision was made about what to do with them. Chris Keightley witnessed the killing:
"My dog was going crazy, so I looked out the window, and these two dogs had this dog like a chew toy, just fighting over it, and it was real gruesome."Pit Bull Rottweiler-Mix Attacks 4-Year Old
Canton, MI - A 4-year old is in the hospital after being attacked by what was apparently the family dog. The child was reportedly playing with the dog in the backyard of his grandfather's house when the dog attacked. The dog was described as a pit bull rottweiler-mix. The child has been taken to University Medical Center with serious facial injuries.
Woman Recovers After Dog Attacks
Macon, GA - Tina Merritt of Lizella, thought she would take a bike ride through her neighborhood. Little did she know, packs of unleashed dogs, were roaming around. She said she saw about seven to ten dogs coming toward her. As she tried to fight them off, more seem to appear. She suffered bite marks, but to what degree is unknown.
Bibb County law states that a dog must be under control by a person with a leash. Tina Merritt says none of those dogs were under any supervision, and she thought this may be the last time she saw her family.
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