Escapes 9 Foot Cage
UPDATE 07/28/08: The pit bull that attacked a woman Sunday in Itta Bena has escaped from the Leflore County Humane Society. According to the Greenwood Commonwealth, Martha LaVere, shelter director, said the dog "climbed out of one of the Ione Street facility’s 9-foot-high cages." After learning about the escape, the Leflore County Chancery Clerk, Sam Abraham, agreed to donate two secure cages that can hold these types of dogs.
The pit bull that attacked a woman Sunday in Itta Bena has escaped from the Leflore County Humane Society.
Martha LaVere, shelter director, said the dog climbed out of one of the Ione Street facility’s 9-foot-high cages on Tuesday.
"Unfortunately, we don’t have cages that hold these vicious dogs," LaVere said. (Charlie Smith, Greenwood Commonwealth)
07/24/08: Pit Bull Snaps Chain, Attacks
Itta Bena, MS - Becky Lee Grimes was attacked as she walked through a shortcut behind a home. According to Itta Bena police, the victim required 1,600 stitches. Officer John Washington responded to the call. He said, "[The dog] did major damage." When officers arrived, the brown and white dog was on the screened-in porch at the front of the home. Officers stayed at the house for about three hours trying to capture the animal.
A pit bull bite to the right leg of a woman in Itta Bena on Sunday afternoon required 1,600 stitches to close, according to Itta Bena Police.
"He did major damage," said John Washington, the officer who responded to the call. "Bit almost to the bone." (Charlie Smith, Greenwood Commonwealth)
05/16/08: Pit Bull Breaks Free from Leash, Attacks Woman
05/07/08: Pit Bull Busts Chain, Attacks Boy, Drags into Bushes
04/07/08: Banned Pit Bull Breaks Chain, Attacks Children