Man Beats Pit Bull with Baseball Bat to Save Boy
UPDATE 05/06/08: Surrey, BC - Speak of the devil. Shortly after a coyote tried to snatch a child and was stopped by the hand of a woman, a story posted about a man who used a baseball bat to stop an attacking pit bull. The man is now being called a hero for for saving an 11-year-old boy from a pit bull attack that left him with deep wounds to his head, arms and legs.
"The dog had the boy’s arm in its mouth and was just thrashing away," said rescuer Jordan Slezak, "and there was a second pit bull that was just on the basketball court circling and marking."
Slezak heard screams coming from across the street from his home. He saw one of two pit bulls attacking Sean Bajwa. Although he was barefoot, Slezak grabbed a baseball bat, scaled a tall metal mesh fence and raced to the scene. He gave the dog a quick shot to the head. At that point the dog stopped thrashing, but did not let go. He struck the dog again, which freed the boy.
Slezak said he corralled the dogs while his mother tended to the injured boy, who needed more than 100 stitches to close his wounds. Both dogs are being held at the Surrey SPCA shelter and their owners will have to pay a five-thousand dollar fine or agree to have the animals euthanized.
05/05/08: Nanny Stops Wild Animal Attack with Bare Hands
Chino Hills, CA - A nanny pulled a 2-year-old girl from the jaws of a coyote when the animal attacked the toddler. The girl was playing in a sandbox at Alterra Park at the time of the attack. The caretaker heard screaming and saw a coyote trying to carry the child off in its mouth. The babysitter ripped the child from the coyote's grasp and the animal ran off into nearby brush.
Notice that a fire arm, baseball bat, break stick, nor up to 5 people were required to get the coyote to "let go" of the child and stop attacking.
As we frequently express at DogsBite.org, the nature of a pit bull attack differs vastly from how other dog breeds attack. Pit bulls do not let go even when considerable violence is inflicted upon them. The "lock and shake" trait of a pit bull bite causes massive tissue and muscle damage. This is the fundamental reason why we must regulate them.
In this coyote attack story, the child suffered wounds to her buttocks and was taken to Chino Valley Medical Center and later released. She was then transported to a different medical center to receive the rabies vaccine. San Bernardino County Animal Control and Fish and Game officials continue to search for the coyote.