Zeus the Pit Bull Attacks a Third Victim in New Hanover
New Hanover County, NC - Already labeled "dangerous" by animal control, Zeus strikes a third victim. You read that right -- a third victim. Due to the negligence of New Hanover County Animal Control and, or the inadequacy of county laws, New Hanover County has been nominated as the most pro-mauling county in the US.
Thursday night, the pit bull-mix named Zeus "severely attacked" a woman in a mobile home park off Castle Hayne Road. This is the third time on record in the past four years Zeus has bitten someone. He has already been labeled a dangerous dog, which is a dog that has attacked a person unprovoked or is used for the purposes of dogfighting.
According to animal control, the attack by the male, un-neutered dog was unprovoked. Zeus is at the animal control shelter under a 10-day quarantine period. Afterward, the dog will be returned to his owner, Ben Smith Jr. The name of the victim and the details of her injuries were not released.
Animal control said that the victim can file a dangerous dog complaint, triggering a panel review of the dog. If the dog is declared dangerous yet again, the panel might impose more restrictions on Zeus. He won't have to get tattooed again, because that was done after the first time he was declared dangerous.
After 3 bites, and already being declared dangerous what exactly is there to review regarding this dog? Nominated: The most pro-mauling county in the US.