Saturday, April 26, 2008
Kernersville, NC - A dog attacked a disabled woman in a neighborhood and now some parents want the rottweiler removed. The rottweiler punctured five holes into Patricia Huff's left arm. Patricia has Multiple Sclerosis and is wheelchair bound. She says she could not defend herself against the much larger dog.
Huff said the dog lunged at her. She raised her arm to protect herself and that's why he got her arm. "He looked like he was going to go for my throat," she said. Her neighbors were walking their rottweiler on a leash when it attacked her. The dog left half-inch punctures in her arm, which she keeps covered to reduce infection.
"He's 198 almost 200 pounds," said Huff. "He's bigger than I am. His head is just massive. It's just a huge dog."The dog's owner, John Jenkins, keeps the rottweiler in a kennel inside his garage. Forsyth County Animal Control allows the dog to stay at the house because it's in a secure holding area and its vaccinations are current. Patricia says letting the dog stay in the neighborhood is unsafe. She's concerned about the children on the street.
Neighbors are circulating a petition to have the rottweiler removed from the street. The homeowners association will make the final decision in the matter. Forsyth County Animal Control officers fined the dog's owners $50 for not having it licensed. Officers say this report is the first filed against the rottweiler.
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| 4/27/2008 10:19 AM |
The dog owner should be reported for animal cruely...the dog is kept in a "kennel, in his garage"...probably because he knows the dog is aggressive and he can't handle it in the house.
Homeowners associations should be proactive and ban these breeds before an incident occurs. Let peaceful people live safely with their children and pets in these neighborhoods.....the bullies that own dangerous dogs can go live elsewhere.
| 4/29/2008 4:30 AM |
Homeowners associations are an excellent angle. Often times they have far more power than government agencies to "remove" the problem. DogsBite.org recommends that all folks who belong to homeowners associations do exactly as this group did. A related story on this subject matter is here: Pair of American Bulldogs Attack Woman Fetching Paper