Friday, June 20, 2008
The pit bull had Amaya's head in it's mouth for 5-8 minutes. After the claw end of a hammer was used to pry open the dog's jaws, half of Amaya's scalp was missing, her right eye was out of its socket and her right ear was torn from the side of her head. You can learn more about her story at the Amaya website (AmayaHess.info). The below video shows Amaya two years after the attack.
Amaya Hess Trust Fund
45 N. Pennsylvania St.
Indianapolis, IN. 46204
11/09/09: Collection of Pit Bull Scalp Attack Victims - DogsBite.org
06/16/08: Flashback: Amaya Hess 2 Years After Violent Pit Bull Attack
05/17/07: One Year After Amaya Hess Was Attacked by a Pit Bull
| 6/20/2008 4:12 AM |
"At this time, there is very little chance of recovering anything through a lawsuit against the owner of the dog"
I'm in favor of Debtor's prisons for these situations.... You wanna play lion tamer without the requisite containment infrastructure, you gotta pay!
| 6/21/2008 1:01 AM |
Which in the state of Ohio -- that mandates pit bull liability insurance of $100,000 for all pit bulls -- equals $65 per month with a $5,000 deductible. Mind you, this is for a pit bull that is sterilized AND does not have a bite record.
This is the cost to insure a pit bull for a $100,000 liability policy. This amount can hardly cover the cost of Amaya's medical bills. BASE cost for pit bull liability coverage should start at $250,000, a quarter of a million dollars.