Pit Bull Ordered to be Euthanized
Iowa - A pit bull terrier that attacked a woman has been deemed vicious and ordered to be euthanized. Amy Pressley, 35, described how she was mauled by her neighbor's pit bull last month after she let her rat terrier out in her yard. Minutes later she heard her dog yelping. She ran outside and pulled her dog out of the way before the pit bull grabbed her left arm, wrist and chest. She needed 36 staples to close the wounds she suffered in the attack.
''I have never been attacked like this before. That dog wagged me like a rag doll,'' she said.
Alan Thomas Underwood, whose son owns the pit bull, said he and his wife were taking care of the dog while their son, Tyler Andrew Underwood, spends time in jail. Underwood claims the rat terrier tormented his dog. He said he only knows of one other biting incident, which occurred in October when Titan bit his stepson.
''Titan is a house dog,'' he said. ''The only (time) he would do something to somebody is when someone aggravates him."
But a board member says that he received a call from Underwood's neighbor who claims to have also been bitten. Underwood has 10 days to appeal the decision to district court.