Police Blame Mom; Don't Report Bite
Toledo, OH - Before we start this post we need to make one thing clear to our readers: Do not under any circumstances bring your child into a home with a pit bull. We do not care if Cesar Milan trained this pit bull. If that dog becomes "activated" and attacks, this incident will be an on-property attack, which commonly favors the dog owner, not the injured child.
The situation in this attack appears reversed, but is also dire. The neighbor's pit bull came into the boy's home and attacked him there. This is called an off-property attack, where victims often do have more rights. But our message is the same: Do not let a friend or relative's pit bull into your home if you have a child. If that dog gets "excited," your child will suffer dearly.
Holly Leach was furious after her two-year-old son, Aaron, was bit in the face by a friend's pit bull at home. "He was playing with the dog, and he took him by the face and threw him into the kitchen. They called police and made it out like it was my fault," Leach said. The mother claims that police refused to do anything about the dog, so she launched an attack of her own. Leach ran into the front door of the duplex where her son was mauled and scuffled with a woman she blames for the dog attack. Neighbors pulled Leach's daughter away in tears. Leach emerged after a minute, looking roughed up. | View video
The article then goes on to say that the attack happened in the dog owner's home. And that investigators do not expect the owner to face criminal charges in the attack, since the pit bull was confined to the home and licensed. In other words, the attack happened on-property and the dog owners have no criminal blame. It's unclear if they are liable from a civil standpoint.
Pictured is the pit bull owner who was subsequently attacked by the bitten child's mother.
On other news:
2 Dog Attacks in Canton Ohio
Canton, OH - Last night in Canton, two dogs attacked. In one instance, a 7-year-old girl suffered severe lacerations to her face and mouth after she was bitten by the family dog in her backyard. Tyisa C. Gialluca was taken to Aultman Hospital where she was treated and then released, a hospital spokeswoman said. The breed of dog was unavailable.
In the other instance, a 23-year-old woman was at a home on Sahara Avenue NE when a gray pit bull bit her in the buttocks. The dog was chained and fenced, but it made it out under the fence to bite her, the reports said. Police reports said Stephanie R. Austin was treated at Mercy Medical Center, but a hospital spokeswoman said she was not listed as a patient.