Thursday, April 17, 2008
Florence County, SC - 6-year old Infiniti Brogdon stepped into a yard that had a "No Trespassing" sign and was subsequently attacked by a pit bull. The incident happened on the dog's owner's property near National Cemetary Road. She was released from the hospital Wednesday and is now recovering at home.
Her bother Kavon Shaw said, "At first the dog started grabbing her. He had grabbed her by her pants and started dragging. He came to her head and pulled and started pulling her hair out." He also said that the man "should never have let the dog loose." It remains unclear what Shaw meant by this.
The owner of the pit bull that attacked Inifiiti did not want to comment -- the pit bull owner's code of silence (PBCOS). The dog is still in the custody of Florence County Animal Control. At this time, no charges have been filed against the dog's owner.
In other news:Pit Bull Owner Charged with Misdemeanor
UPDATE 04/23/08: Misdemeanor warrants were issued today for a Canton man who authorities say owns two pit bulls that attacked three children walking to a school bus stop last week. Duane Lovelace, 39, has been charged with two counts of failure to confine or restrain his dogs, Stark County Court records show.
The dogs are still in quarantine at the dog pound on Mahoning Road NE. Stark County Dog Warden Evert Gibson said Lovelace has not returned to the pound to claim them. The owner did have the state-required $100,000 liability insurance for each dog. Another irresponsible pit bull owner drops his pits in favor of county paid euthanization.
04/17/08: Canton Boy, 7, Attacked by Two Pit Bulls
Canton, OH - Stark County is back in the news regarding dangerous pit bulls. Just last week a pit bull owner sicced his dog on a Stark County animal control officer. That man, Larry Barker, is now behind bars and charged with multiple crimes including felonious assault.
This week, loose pit bulls are chasing and biting kids as they walk to the school bus stop. After one pit bull grabbed a boy's arm, his bother, Marquise Tabler, 11, threw himself on his younger brother Clayton to protect him. The attack happened in front of their home in the 1900 block of Third Street NE.
The dog released the boy when the children's mother, Esha North, screamed and threatened it with her shoe. Both dogs strutted away, heading southeast through a neighbor's backyard. A little while later, Stark County Deputy Dog Warden Louis Battista was heading to work. On the way, he stopped at Hartford Middle School where two pit bulls had been seen roaming.
The dogs were found and confiscated outside their home in the 100 block of Hartford Avenue SE, which is between the school and where the boys were attacked. The dogs were impounded and under quarantine at the dog warden's office on Mahoning Road NW.
04/16/08: Pit Bull Owner Sics Dog on Stark County Dog Warden
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