Saturday, August 9, 2008
Cloverdale, BC - In a town just outside of Surrey, Eighty-six-year-old Bud Wrayton and his dog Bandit were seriously injured during a pit bull attack that occurred November 19, 2004. The elderly man spent 10 days in the hospital, and remained sore and disoriented nearly two weeks after the incident. Bandit required stitches. The family of the 86-year-old Cloverdale man says Bud Wrayton hasn't been the same since.
"He doesn't know what hit him," his daughter, Beverly Wrayton, said. Wrayton was walking a nine-year-old blue heeler named Bandit on a leash when a pit bull jumped a fence, and grabbed Bandit by the neck. The pit bull dragged Bandit, pulling on the leash and knocking Wrayton to the ground where he injured his hip. Local residents, including the pit bull's owner, came to the rescue and pulled the dog off.
Beverly said her father managed to avoid a fracture, but the formerly vigorous senior, who took two walks a day, now has to use a wheelchair. "He's very sore," his daughter said. She added that her father has been disoriented since he came back from hospital and unwilling to talk about the incident. Bandit has required several expensive trips to the veterinarian. The family is considering legal action against the pit bull owner.
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