Thursday, April 10, 2008
Walton County, GA - In a developing story, police said a chained Rottweiler attacked a 2-year-old girl Tuesday. The girl was injured so badly she was airlifted to an Atlanta hospital.
The owner of a dog that mauled the neighborhood toddler has been charged with reckless conduct. Police said Wilbur Pittman should have done more to control his dog. Pittman’s sister, Penny, disagreed with officials and told news sources:
"This is the chain he’s always been on ever since I’ve been seeing the dog. He’s always been on this chain. You can see how heavy it is and he didn’t break it."Most people who visit this site understand the danger that a Rottweiler poses to a 2-year old child, and the significantly increased danger it poses when it is chained. In this case, there also appears to be a long history of chaining. DogsBite.org wishes that more dog owners were aware of this.
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| 4/10/2008 8:06 PM |
Why would you even want a dog that you had to have chained? Why not invest a few dollars in a kennel? One can be put together very cheaply. $100 bucks will buy some fence that you can put up yourself. If you people cared anything about your dogs or your neighbors you would spend the money.