Suffers Massive Injury
UPDATE 07/31/08: Kathryn Long suffered massive injuries in the attack. Neighbor Christina Voight, who witnessed the attack, said the dog "ate half of her arm off, her back and leg, its like a gaping hole, nothing there." Voight is mentioned in several news articles, and left this comment on the KTBS website. Her response may be directed toward the abusive pit bull advocates that DogsBite.org will not publish in our comments.
"So, my name is Christina Voight and I'm one of the neighbors who helped to save this woman. I have attempted numerous times to reach Ed Walsh because he can't get this story right. She wasn't "fussing" at her child so don't assume what you don't know. Her daughter dropped a glass and she CALLED OUT HER NAME! That's it, END OF STORY! You weren't there, you didn't hear what was said, you didn't see a woman on the ground being mauled by a dog fighting for her life like I did, yelling out for you to save her child!! Everyone thinks they know the whole story, well, trust me, YOU DON'T!!!! I've never been so scared in my life. No, this dog was not aggressive. I could walk up and grab his face and kiss him. So, if you didn't have to beat a dog off your neighbor this morning like I did, you can stop posting comments you know nothing about!!"
We hope that Christina Voight contacts DogsBite.org so that we can give her a platform to tell the full story. She talks about the attack in an article published today by KSLA news as well.
To give you an idea on just how vicious the attack was, the victim stabbed the dog three times with a knife, and neighbors used a metal pipe and wooden board to pry the dog off the woman, but nothing could get him off of her. "I broke the board over his back and he still wouldn't let go," Voight said. "I wedged it in between his mouth and her, and jumped on it and stomped as hard as I could and he finally let go."
Kathryn Long was rushed to LSU Medical Center where she underwent surgery for her injuries. The article did not add further information regarding her condition.
07/29/08: Victim Hospitalized
Blanchard, LA - In a developing story, a woman disciplining a child for breaking a glass was attacked by her boyfriend's pit bull. Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies say the woman stabbed the dog, and two neighbors altered to the attack beat the dog with a pipe and a board. Deputies say the dog will be euthanized because of the viciousness of the attack and the extent of its wounds.
Caddo sheriff's spokeswoman Cindy Chadwick said 27-year-old Kathryn Long suffered severe dog bites to her arm and buttocks and had to be hospitalized. The incident happened Tuesday at a home just outside of Blanchard.
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