Get the Bat!
Surrey, BC - Bat wielding Jordan finally has a photo op. Jordan was chatting with his mom when he heard screams. Looking outside, he saw a pit bull attacking 11-year-old Sean Bajwa at a nearby elementary school. Slezak called 911, then his mother said the words that may have saved Sean Bajwa's life.
"Get the bat," Slezak remembers her saying.
Slezak charged out without giving it a second thought. Armed with the bat, he scaled a fence and hit the dog twice in the head before it stopped attacking Bajwa. The dog then ran through a fence, and Slezak blocked it off until police arrived. Now that's a neighborhood hero: Smart thinking and quick on the draw!
Bajwa received about 100 stitches to mend the many bite wounds. While his physical wounds heal, the nightmares continue. The rest of the Bajwa family is still trying to come to grips with the situation. "Everybody, we couldn't sleep properly," his father said. "We think about the incident again, and again, and again. It's all nightmares..."
He told media sources that he believes the attack highlights the importance of dog owner responsibility. "There's nothing wrong with the breed of dog, there's something wrong with the owners," he said. Sounds like a textbook pro-pit bull response doesn't it? Fortunately for his son's sake, Mrs. Slezak and Jordan knew what they were up against.
Had the Slezak's not been around, Mr. Bajwa might not recognize his son today. He might not have a son either.
In a thumbs up for the Surrey, SPCA, the group has custody of the offending pit bull and another pit bull by the same owner, which was not involved in the attack. It will cost the owner $5,000 apiece to retrieve the dogs. The SPCA will not release either dog until the end of the investigation. Animal control may also apply to have the dogs put down at this time.