Tuesday, October 7, 2008
UPDATE 10/07/08: The dogs have been captured by authorities. The Dallas Morning News reports the animals to be two pit bulls and a border collie mix. The article also says that the dogs attacked when the young girl knocked on the door. No information was provided about the girl's injuries or her 54-year old godmother.
10/06/08: Pit Bulls Still On The Loose
Forney, TX - Police say two pit bulls attacked an 8-year-old girl and her grandmother. The attack happened in the northwest part of Kaufman County. Animal control officials say the dogs are still roaming free. Authorities say the girl's mother called 911 in hysterics. The girl suffered multiple injuries, including a puncture wound to her chest, right arm and leg.
Animal Control officers and EMS personnel witnessed the girl's grandmother trying to free her granddaughter from the attacking dogs. The girl was flown by Care Flight to Children's Hospital in Dallas. The grandmother went to Parkland Hospital by a ground ambulance. Police were able to find the owner of the dogs and say he is cooperating with police on this investigation.
09/01/08: Tennessee Child, 2, Injured in Family Pit Bull Attack
06/24/08: Second Child in Two Days Airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital
06/05/08: 2-Year Old Taken by LifeFlight Helicopter After Pit Bull Bite
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| 10/07/2008 3:05 PM |
I've come to the realization that the only thing that is going to change this is more deaths.
Not maulings, because legislators and animal control, even the media, seem to lose interest when it comes to disfiguring injuries.
But when people, especially children, die then the legislators start doing the right thing and fixing the laws, and animal control starts doing its job.
Even the dogs benefit when the laws get passed because it's not so easy for the dog fighting people to be abusing them.
When did this country go insane?