Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Sanford, FL - The mother of the children, Shamise Hampton, said a relative showed up at their home to pick up her children for school Monday. When he opened the door, the neighbor's pit bull ran inside. The children's mom quickly got her kids in the bedroom and ran to get help, but that help didn't arrive until nearly an hour later.
Hampton said her neighbor's pit bull ran through the side door of her home and she freaked out, locked her kids in a bedroom and ran out of the front door. The dog was jumping on furniture and going through the trash. He even urinated on the floor and sofas. Hampton said every time she tried to go back inside to get her children, the dog scared her back outside.
"I was crying because my baby, my newborn, 2-month-old, 1-year-old are in the room and I can hear him crying all the way from out the door," she said.Seminole County Animal Control told reporters that due to cut backs, they were an officer short. After they tased the dog, they issued the owner a warning. Prior this incident, the dog did not have a history with Animal Control. The owner can keep his dog for now, as long as he can keep him on a leash. Hampton told the news team that the owner did apologize.
What are the odds the owner will keep his dog leashed?
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| 6/04/2008 9:54 AM |
The victims of this pit intrusion obviously don't live in a neighborhood like mine. We don't take an hour to respond and guarantee the pit bull will never have an opportunity to do it again.
Skip the bureaucracy. Every neighborhood should have its own pit bull response team.
“We get it right the first time by making sure its the last time.”