Chaos and Melee
Fort, Worth, TX - Baby, a four-year-old shitzu-yorkie mix, was leashed on his porch Wednesday when a pit bull ran up and attacked him. Witness Russel Cook comments:
"When he finally got him off his leash, pulling him, he was dragging him across the yard and just shaking him."
Fifty-two year old Cook is disabled from a stroke, he tried to fight the pit bull, but couldn't do much. The dog's owners, Sue and Bob Thompson, heard Cook's screams and ran outside to assist. Fortunately, Sue had two hammers in hand:
"I was hitting him in the head with a hammer, and Bob was too," she said. Bob adds, "It didn't faze that dog one bit."
Then, about 20 neighbors and people passing by jumped in, using chairs, brooms and anything they could to get the pit bull to let go of Baby. It didn't end until a Fort Worth police officer arrived and shot the pit bull.
"If I had a gun, I'd killed him," said Sue.
Baby may lose an eye, and the extent of his internal injuries still isn't known. The Thompsons are hoping the pit bull owner is found and held accountable.
DogsBite.org adds that without mandatory microchipping, and the fact that few pit bull owners register their dogs, it is highly unlikely the owner will be found.