Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Palestine, TX - A 7-year-old Palestine girl injured Sunday afternoon in a pit bull attack underwent surgery for her injuries at a Dallas hospital. The girl was attacked by a "tied up" pit bull at the Hickory Ridge Trailer Park, just northwest of the Palestine city limits, after she walked across the street to pet the animal.
Parents, grandparents, siblings and friends, please warn children to "never" approach a chained dog -- never, under any circumstances.In this instance, it's not a jump to assume the dog was also intact, making it the most dangerous dog of all: a male, intact, chained pit bull. Outside of breed, biters are over 6 times more likely to be male than female, nearly 3 times as likely to be intact than neutered and about 3 times more likely to be chained than not.
Amazingly, the girl was eventually able to break free from the animal, but sustained bite injuries to the back of her head, legs, and one of her cheeks. She is presently in “stable condition.” Following the attack, the male pit bull was taken to the Anderson County Humane Society where it will remain quarantined for up to 10 days.
Which Dogs Bite? A Case-Control Study of Risk Factors (1991)
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| 3/19/2008 10:53 AM |
The girl shouldn't have gone over to the dog..but it doesn't seem safe to have a mauler staked out in the open in the middle of a densely populated area.
Gotta wonder if the Trailer Park management team are part of the liability umbrella on this one?