Pit Bull Owner Tells Father to "Shut Up"
Maui, HA - A 7-year-old girl was playing at Kapalua beach when she was attacked by a whitish pit bull. The girl's father managed to grab his daughter Addison, who had been bitten on the calf, before the dog returned. "The dog was trying to come back," Chayne Marten said. "It was very scary." He said her brother Chase and sister Peyten were traumatized after watching the attack.
Five minutes earlier, Marten had seen the dog running off-leash. When he and others told the owner to leash the dog, the pit bull owner yelled back, "Shut up!" Marten said, "The person never so much as apologized or asked how my daughter was." It's hardly a stretch to think this same pit bull owner attended the "Swinging Wild" event in Kahului last month. In the end, 9 police cars and an ambulance were sent in.
The Maui Humane Society -- lead by Jocelyn Bouchard -- is investigating the incident. The dog owner, a 34-year-old Napilihau woman, was cited for a leash law violation.
In other news:
A Beach Attack in Surrey
Surrey, BC - In another "beach attack," a separate white pit bull attacked a Surrey lifeguard without provocation. The man was walking across the beach to the lifeguard station when a female pit bull, emerged from a group of teenage girls and bit him on the leg and rear end. The group of girls and owner of the pit bull took off before the victim could confront them.
Both the City of Surrey bylaw office and the Surrey SPCA confirmed this pit bull attack, which occurred June 29th, but did not provide further details.
07/04/08: Surrey Jogger Vows to Carry Hatchet After Pit Bull Attack
05/04/08: Dog Attack Leaves Behind Many Scars