Sound Bite Skeldon Speaks Again
Toledo, OH - Seven-year old Zackary Swoboda was attacked by a pit bull earlier this week. 20 stitches sew together Zachary's face and lip. His mother, Phyllis Swobod, says because her son is autistic he feels little to no pain, so he did not suffer during the ordeal. The visible scars will need to be reconstructed, however, by a plastic surgeon.
Phyllis says, "I really do think (pit bulls) are more dangerous. I just don't like them. I wouldn't have one myself." The dog's owner surrendered the pit bull to Lucas County Dog Warden Tom Skeldon, likely because the dog was unlicensed and uninsured and the owner had no choice in the matter. Ohio state law deems all pit bulls "vicious" and requires owners to adhere to special restrictions.
In yet another stinging sound bite from the Ohio Dog Warden that readers of DogsBite.org have come to love and respect, Tom Skeldon belts out a dandy:
"Nationally when you talk about maimings and disfigurations and death, pit bulls are so far ahead of the next closest type of dog you can't even see them in the rear view mirror."
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