Monday, February 9, 2009
Omaha, NE - Two serious attacks unfolded on Sunday. In the City of Omaha, paramedics rushed 48-year-old Lorrie Ellison to a hospital in critical condition after a pit bull attacked her inside a home. The woman was severely bitten on her neck and both arms before neighbor Chuck Nelson rushed over. He arrived to a pit bull locked onto the woman's arm and an unharmed baby down the hallway. He carried the baby to safety before returning to shoot the dog.
He arrived as first responders were attempting to the noose the animal. The dog strangled itself to death in the noose, sparing Nelson the grisly task.
Uncle's Pit Bull-Mix Severely Attacks Neice
Austin, TX - In Austin, a six-year-old girl is in critical condition after suffering an attack from her uncle's pit bull-mastiff mix. Officials say the girl was attacked by Juan Maldonado’s dog in the family’s back yard. The child was taken to Dell Children’s Hospital with injuries to her neck and face. Maldonado said she had played with his dog "Charlie" before. But this time, the dog became dangerous (and sent her into critical care with serious facial injuries).
Maldonado had Charlie euthanized as his niece lay at the hospital. Too bad he had not done a Google search on "pit bull attack" prior to this incident!
11/25/08: Pit Bull-Mix Owner "Surprised" by Sudden Attack
10/16/08: Mother and Child Attacked by Family Pit Bull in Salina, Kansas
04/07/08: Nominated: Uncle of the Year
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| 2/09/2009 4:05 AM |
Omaha bent over backwards to accomodate the high risk Pit Bull community. They even have a tax payer subsidized training program for Pit Bulls.
Pit Bulls restrictions are like a trying to remove bandaid. Its better to put a ban in place and just rip it off!
Paging ASPCA Pit Carpet baggers from New York! Clean up on aisle 3!
| 2/09/2009 4:31 AM |
You know you've made the wrong breed choice when you hear the words:
"Do you want me to kill your dog?!"
Kudos to the hero in this incident. He courageously stepped over the beserking Pit to rescue the baby.
| 2/09/2009 9:20 AM |
Isn't just a matter of time Omaha?
Wake up. KC and Minneapolis both had fatal pit bull attacks in the last two years. Omaha has a male boy with no genitalia, a scalped baby girl and now this, a near-fatal attack. What if this woman was home alone? Then what? I wonder if she will even have an arm after the surgery? Are we looking at an amputee?
Get with it Omaha, look at Council Bluffs for guidance. Talk with them, learn and follow the leader.
| 2/09/2009 10:03 AM |
Bwaaaaa-hahahaha! Looks like that first responder training for pit bull incidents is working well. http://www.dogsbite.org/blog/2008/10/omaha-firefighters-receive-dangerous.html
Nice work with the catch pole; they choked it to death!
| 2/09/2009 10:13 AM |
Again, when Bad Rap and Best Friends are vouching for these dogs, and telling people they are experts and that pit bulls are like all other dogs
When they show pictures of children crawling over pit bulls and call pit bulls nanny dogs, and tell people pit bulls are good with kids
They are setting people up for incidents like this. They are telling people lies in order to falsely promote pit bulls
And they are doing it with the breeders and breeder groups, who just want to sell these dogs and don't care what damage they inflict
These groups should be held accountable for their false advisement.
| 2/09/2009 10:20 PM |
CBS 42 News also learned that the dog, identified by the Austin Travis County Health and Human Services Department as an American Staffordshire Terrier, tested negative for rabies.
The Amstaff is a pit bull.
The "pit bull" is a class of dogs that contains the following breeds: American pit bull terrier, Staffordshire bull terrier, American Staffordshire terrier and bull terrier.
Maldonado tried to pass his dog off as a "bull mastiff."