Wednesday, September 17, 2008
UPDATE 09/17/08: The family of Alex says he has been upgraded to satisfactory condition. The dog that attacked Alex weighed 130 pounds. Seeing is believing; we urge you to watch the related video clip. Doctors estimate he will remain at the Emergency Trauma Center for at least one month. Authorities say that charges will be filed against the offending dog's owner.
09/15/08: 6-Year Old Boy Airlifted to Harborview
Seattle, WA - In a developing story, a 6-year-old boy from Moses Lake is in serious condition after he was attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull Friday. Alex Medina is in the intensive care unit of Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, a hospital spokeswoman said. The boy sustained severe trauma to his face, ears and scalp, according to the Moses Lake Police Department.
Medina was in the backyard of his home when the pit bull pushed open a gate and attacked the child, according to police. The boy’s mother, relatives and bystanders pulled the dog off the boy, who was stabilized at Samaritan Hospital in Ephrata before being airlifted to Harborview. The dog was impounded by police, and charges could be filed against the owner.
There are now 2 pit bull attack victims in ICU at Harborview.Alex Medina Medical Fund
Please visit any Bank of America branch to donate to the Alex Medina Medical Fund or send a check to: Bank of America, 103 E 3rd Ave, Moses Lake, WA 98837 (509) 765-2960
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| 9/15/2008 8:02 PM |
I think the City Council members should each visit the intensive care unit of this hospital to personally view how terrible these injuries are by the pit bull. It would shock some reality into these people.
| 9/17/2008 5:18 AM |
Update: The 34-year-old pit bull owner reportedly did not have any paperwork indicating vaccinations for the animal and the dog is not licensed with the city.
Possible charges were not determined, but police continue the investigation.
"It's not the first time pit bulls have attacked and it won't be the last," she said.
A car wash fund-raiser for the boy's medical bills is being held at the Sun Mart fuel station until 5 p.m. today.
| 9/17/2008 5:44 AM |
According to the article, this one was bad...The boy's nose and both ears had to be reattached as well as a partial scalping.
Of course, the ethereal owner probably doesn't maintain insurance coverage. Jail time please!
| 9/18/2008 11:07 AM |
The City Council needs to see this child's pictures. This is very important. This little boy will be hospitalized for a month. Nobody can take this back and restore him perfectly. He should be playing perhaps going to school with his friends. He wasn't even safe in his grandmother's own yard. This is a mockery of public safety.