Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Derry, NH - Rescuing any stray dog may be dangerous -- one does not know the animal's background. Rescuing a pit bull-rottweiler crowns the list of being dangerous. Unfortunately, a woman that tried to do a good deed chose the wrong breed and ended up getting viciously attacked.
Last week, Cheryl William, 37, decided to take home the stray dog. Just a few days later, the dog attacked her when she tried to put it in a pen in the back of her home, leaving her with serious bite marks. Derry Police Capt. Vernon Thomas said, "This woman was trying to do a nice thing for the animal, and it turned on her."
William declined to comment on the incident when she answered her door last night. She told police she brought the dog home with the intention of finding an owner or adopting it herself. After the attack, officers secured the dog and locked it up at the pound. The dog had no information about who might've owned it, and no evidence of having undergone rabies shots.
Officers obtained permission from Derry District Court to have the dog euthanized and tested for rabies. Thomas said residents who find stray pets should contact the animal control department instead of attempting to help the animals themselves. He said there's no telling how an animal might react to getting picked up.
It's not uncommon for owners of dangerous dogs to dump them some place. They do this because they are stupid and, or they don't want any questions posed to them by an animal shelter.
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| 5/13/2008 1:41 PM |
It costs MONEY to have a dog euthanized...It's much easier and cheaper just to dump a "Frankenmauler"(Pit/Rott mix) out on public road.
At least the Rescue Angel sustained the mauling and got the Frankenmauler out of circulation before she could place it with a family!
| 5/14/2008 8:15 AM |
This whole story sounds very fishy...what was this woman doing in Malden? I grew up around this area...Malden is known for gangs, drugs, and dog fighting IS happening there. Why would she pick up a stray dog and immediately take it out of state? Wouldn't the first thing you do is take it to a vet to have it scanned for a chip?
It sounds like she may have had bad intentions....she saw a desirable guard dog/fighting dog, and she took it. When she was attacked, suddenly she comes up with this story.