Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Middletown, KY - A father is charged with child endangering after his pit bull attacked his two-year-old daughter. Investigators say Johnathon Miller took a pit bull into his home even though he knew it bit a man's nose three weeks ago. Last week the dog bit the cheek of his little girl, severely injuring her.
"Unfortunately, the little girl is the one suffering and ultimately the dog will end up being euthanized," said Liz Lucas, of Middletown Animal Control. "So, if he'd followed the law hopefully we wouldn't be in this situation."Animal Control Officers say Miller did not have the dog properly licensed or insured. They add that Miller has broken Middletown's dog laws in the past.
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| 2/12/2008 11:47 AM |
I wonder what effect it would have if child abuse and child endangerment laws were applied to parents who knowingly bring aggressive guarding or fighting breeds into their homes that end up mauling their children?
Can anyone honestly say that they had no idea a pit bull could hurt a child? I know that family dog bites happen, for a variety of reasons, but to have a child end up dead or permanently disfigured because someone brought a pit bull home.....I think it's a reach for a parent to claim "they had no idea" the dog could harm the child.
| 2/12/2008 12:49 PM |
They'll all deny knowingly bringing a dangerous creature into their home for legal reasons. That's why the Pit Advocates dedicate so much energy obsfucating the damage this breed causes....plausible deniability.
What got this child neglector busted was the previous bite incident.