Pit Bull Owners Still Do Not Get it
Grayson County, TX - A 16-year-old girl was hospitalized following a dog attack in Grayson County. The attack happened around noon at a home off FM 697. The dog, an adult pit bull, was chained in the backyard at the time of the attack. The left side of the girl's face and right arm were mauled. The victim was airlifted by PHI air medical to Children's Hospital in Dallas with serious injuries. The dog had reportedly been given to the family by a friend.
The owner shot the dog five times before it released the girl.
The news article also interviewed a "responsible" pit bull owner named Michelle Crouse. She said the media unfairly focuses on their breed. Yet no other breed -- on a constant basis -- requires a LifeFlight helicopter response unit due the acute injury this breed inflicts. Crouse, an obedience trainer, commented about a dog named Clutch, "[He] was a wonderful dog. He was good around kids, great around other dogs."
Clutch, however, couldn't live down his pit bull reputation.
Last year a meter man came to his home in Bonham, Texas. Crouse said, "The dog came out, sniffed him on the legs, and he waved his hands up in the air, and he got nipped on the finger." Crouse says she specializes in animal aggression. She thinks Clutch felt threatened by the man because his owner was holding a baby. A legal battle ensued. Clutch didn't live to see the end of it. Now, Crouse has become an "ambassador" for the breed...