Sunday, September 20, 2009
Joyce Hayne in her hospital bed, pit bull owner Eraina Stubblefield and Sgt. Stubby1.
Doctor's Save Leg
UPDATE 09/21/09: Doctors were able to save Joyce Haynes' badly injured leg with a wound described as "large as a fist" in her left calf. Haynes said that she will need skin graft surgery to repair the damage. Despite this recent attack, Mark Langan of the Nebraska Humane Society says pit bull bites are down since new laws went into effect last year (including breed-specific pit bull restrictions). Langan says so far this year 54 bites have been reported compared to 83 last year.
09/20/09: The Destructive Pit Bull Bite
Omaha, NE - After a loose pit bull severely bit a woman on her calf, causing a large amount of blood loss, Nebraska Humane Society spokesperson Pam Weise described the wounds as "mutilation." Last year, Robert Howard of Detroit quickly bled to death after a pit bull tore into his calf. At the time, his friend Isaiah Brown said, "[The dog] just snatched and pulled all the arteries out. He was lying on the steps, and when I checked his vital signs he was already dead then."
The pit bull bite2 maims, mutilates, severs and kills.
"An Omaha woman was severely injured Saturday night when she was bitten by a pit bull.Related ZUPF video
The woman was bitten on both legs and hospitalized, said Pam Wiese, a spokeswoman for the Nebraska Humane Society.
The dog was not restrained at the time of the attack, Wiese said.
The incident began when the dog “charged up'' to a little boy, she said.
As neighbors tried to corral the animal, the pit bull bit the woman on both legs, causing a deep gash in one calf.
“It's a serious injury,'' Wiese said, who described the wounds as mutilation.
The attack occurred near 14th Street and Sherwood Avenue.
The owner of the animal was ticketed on suspicion of violating city animal ordinances, including harboring a dangerous animal and failing to restrain and muzzle the dog.
The dog was impounded by the Humane Society. It will be held for 10 days and could be euthanized after that, Wiese said."
2For the purposes of dogfighting, the pit bull was engineered through the selection process to have the killer bite. This is why dogfighters are "breed-specific."
08/12/09: 2009 Fatality: Leesburg Man, 20, Killed by His Two Pit Bulls Trying to Break up Fight
07/07/09: 8-Year Old May Lose Arm After Trying to Save Dog from Pit Bull Attack
09/24/08: Pit Bulls Attack Wheelchair Paraplegic in Tennessee
07/01/08: Pit Bull in Greensburg, Indiana Chews Off Owners Arm
06/28/08: Coverage of the Omaha Pit Bull Attack - DogsBite.org
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| 9/21/2009 1:58 AM |
Very lucky, and so is the little boy. As usual, the owner gets little slap on the wrist charges. If they do euthanize the pit, he'll just go out and get another one. These people never learn.
| 9/21/2009 10:31 AM |
Here is an update...they may have to amputate her leg. Watch the video...same old story. The dog has been around kids and babies before and never showed any aggression.
| 9/21/2009 12:04 PM |
This woman may have sacrificed her LEG to protect this boy -- I repeat her LEG. What comes with losing a leg?
This incident did not occur as she served our country in Iraq by a roadside IED. It occurred protecting a child from a neighborhood IED -- a PIT BULL!
| 9/21/2009 1:06 PM |
Dog breeders are costing us all a huge amount of money and torment when they lobby against regulations for pit bulls.
We are having to pay for the entertainment and personal gain of dog breeders.
And most of them don't even pay taxes!
WHY DO LEGISLATORS LISTEN TO THESE PEOPLE? over innocent, honest citizens
| 9/21/2009 1:26 PM |
"The owner of the Pit Bull is sorry this ever happened. She tells me the dog is around babies and people everyday and has never once shown aggression. "She just never acted like this before so I feel like something had to provoke my dog to make her do something like this," said the Pit Bull owner, Cachara Stubblefield"
She's been around babies and people everyday?
You mean like 6-8 months?
Something had to provoke her?
You mean like sexual maturity?
The level of pit nutter ignorance is astounding.
| 9/21/2009 1:47 PM |
The pitbullforum nutters are circling the LOOKS LIKE A PIT MIX TO ME wagon, despite the excellent photo and video provided.
This link doesn't name the owner but says she is devastated by the attack and getting rid of her OTHER pit bull. Lemme guess? The OTHER pit bull is a male.
| 9/21/2009 8:14 PM |
Haynes described the attack to the Omaha World-Herald: “It was like getting a piece of meat (torn off),” she said, “like that movie ‘Jaws.'”
Also: "Haynes' husband, William Haynes, said Stubblefield showed the family after the attack that she had insurance on the dog and said she would do whatever she could to help Joyce Haynes."
I'd really have to see that to believe it.
| 9/22/2009 2:52 PM |
The Omaha City Council and Mayor are directly responsible for future attacks folks. They are giving in to the pressure, misinformation of the Nebraska Humane Society. What is going to happen if one of the "Breed Ambassador" pit bulls, an exception to the muzzle requirement, attacks and injures a citizen. Can the Neb. Humane Society be found responsible, negligent, by a jury in this community? I bet there are several attorneys just waiting for this to happen............
| 9/22/2009 6:01 PM |
The Nebraska Humane Society should have to maintain insurance and liability for any "breed ambassador" pit bulls they get out of a muzzle.
There is NO REASON to oppose muzzles. Muzzles are another piece of equipment like a leash or collar, that stop mutilation and death when it comes to a pit bull.
A smart pit bull owner (is there one?) would use one automatically to prevent a mountain of trouble.
| 9/25/2009 1:52 AM |
The owner was cited for not having a muzzle on this wigglebutt...So this dog probably wasn't an ambassador Pit.
The new law forced her to maintain liability insurance. No let's see if the policy was in force and pays off....