Pit Bull Escapes Fence and Attacks Family
Tehema County, CA - Pit bulls are notorious for breaking free of constraints, hopping over fences and digging beneath them when in pursuit of attack. This family was attacked, despite the owner having a professionally built fence designed to keep the dog penned.
"The children had been walking by the dog owner's fenced property, when the pit bull located a low spot under the fence, squeezed under it and attacked the children. The children's father and the owner of the dog were also bitten while trying to protect the children."
The owner claims the dog had never demonstrated violence before this incident, and because she took steps to properly enclose her dog, no charges will be filed. Meanwhile, a family is left terrorized with weighty medical bills to pay.
At DogsBite.org, we can write these stories without reading news reports; they nearly always start and finish the same. Four clichés consistently appear in each: Pit bull breaks free, attacks person violently, no history of violence before attack, owner not charged.