Friday, May 2, 2008
Indianapolis, IN - A mother and her neighbor are at odds over what led to a pit bull attack that caused her boy to require 180 stitches. The dog's owner said the animal wasn't at fault for the attack, but the child's mother disagrees. The video pretty much sums up the atrocity of the situation (seeing is believing).
Bryant said her son was playing on a swing set with the neighbor's kids and that the dog got off a chain and bit him. William Harper, who was watching the dog for owner, said no chain was broken. He was the first to see Spafford after the attack. Both Harper and the dog owner, Jerry Montgomery (pictured), think the boy must have gone to the dog.
The animal is being quarantined in Montgomery's garage for 10 days. Montgomery is allowed to let the dog out twice a day to eat. Although he received five tickets for the incident, Montgomery plans to keep his pit bull. Montgomery said. "The kid came in the yard unattended. The parents ... didn't even know he was in the yard."
Meanwhile, Zachary Spafford, will have a scar on his face the rest of his life to remind him of what happened. The article did not state if the dog owner would be forced to pay for Zachary's medical care. The attack occurred "on-property," so there's a chance that Montgomery is off the hook financially, as well as being able to keep his dog.
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| 5/02/2008 7:08 PM |
I think we should have a drunk driving lane on the highway. People shouldn't be charged unless they cause an accident and then only if they don't say it was the other guys fault. This would make just about as much sense as what is happening with these dogs.
| 5/03/2008 6:08 PM |
Meassage to parents....DON'T let your child play in a home where the residents have a pit bull terrier. Let owners of these dogs choose between having their children shunned and owning this breed of dog. The presence of these dogs often indicates that the owners are involved in illegal activities...even when this is not the case, parents should question the judgement of anyone who owns these dogs.