Tuesday, July 31, 2012
UPDATE 07/31/12: A young child nearly killed in by pit bull last week was taken off life support Sunday. Jasper County Investigator Thad Windham said the child is undergoing treatment at Batson Children's Hospital in Jackson. A social worker said the child's recovery would take a long time. If a veterinarian finds the dog rabies free or there is "not something wrong with it," the attacking pit bull will be returned home. No charges against the dog's owner are expected.
07/26/12 Child On Life Support
Jasper County, MS - In a developing story, a 4-year old boy remains on life support after being attacked by a pit bull on Wednesday. The boy allegedly walked into a neighbor's backyard where the dog was chained. At some point, the dog was unchained and this is when it attacked. The WDAM.com article quotes Jasper County Interim Sheriff John Keenan who said, "I want everyone to know that this breed is a problem in not just our county, but everywhere."1
No names have been released at this time.
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| 7/27/2012 12:51 PM |
Hey Colleen, I like your Fb page policy that if we're not commenting on the article (where politicians etc might see it), comments will be deleted.
People like Keenan do need support from us when they have the gall to stand up and state a simple fact. Certainly in a state like Mississippi.
I hope anyone who bothers to comment here will also bother to offer this man support?
Thanks for everything you do dear Colleen,
| 8/01/2012 6:09 AM |
Returned home? Egads. There are no words to adequately describe the absurd times in which we live where a fighting dog that nearly kills a child is not put down immediately, no quesitons asked.
| 8/01/2012 8:28 AM |
No charges against the owner after the dog almost kills a kid? And, if the kid makes it, he'll have a very long recovery?
Why do dogs -- and their irresponsible owners -- have such a privileged place in our world? Something is very wrong with this picture.
| 8/03/2012 6:54 AM |
This case illustrates the high legal status granted to dogs and their owners. The investigator more or less said that there are laws on the books for OTHER animals, but if a dog attacks its technically OK.