Sunday, March 9, 2008
Colbert County, AL - Louise Tinsley says her neighbor's pit bull mix attacked her and killed her poodle Saturday. She says, "He got my Fluffy in his mouth and flew across that yard."
The incident started when Louise, her son, and Fluffy came through the front door. The pit bull bolted inside and went after Fluffy. Louise tried to protect her dog, so the pit bull went after Louise. Trying to protect his mother, the son picked up a plastic container and thrust it at the pit bull. Naturally, the pit bull next went after the son.
"He [the pit bull] took a dive toward me," Louise said. "I hit the sidewalk and I broke my arm, but he did have me here on my hip, on my leg with his mouth."In fine pit bull owner form, the owner claims his pit bull mix Rusty didn't do it. "Well, well my dog was in the house," says owner Kenneth Hill. "Well, well if he got loose I don't know. He might, well anything can happen when it comes to animals."
Tinsley's family paid to put the dog in quarantine. In eight days that dog will be back in that backyard and there is no law in the state of Alabama that can prevent this, says Janice Venable, Tinsley's daughter-in-law.
The family asks that you to contact your Alabama legislator and ask that the law be changed.
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