Boy Bitten Multiple Times
Bibb County, GA - An 11-year-old boy was bitten multiple times by a pit bull terrier, according to the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office. The boy’s 12-year-old friend was walking the dog through the neighborhood when he approached the 11-year-old and the dog broke loose. The sheriff’s office reports that the dog attacked the 11-year-old boy without provocation and bit the boy multiple times on his arms, legs and head.
A neighbor witnessed the attack and struck the dog with a shovel, causing the dog to stop biting the boy, according to the release. Deputies say the boy was taken to a local hospital for non-life-threatening injuries. Bibb County Sheriff’s Animal Control Officers took the dog into custody for a 10-day quarantine. Deputies say the dog is owned by Stewart Ellington and charges are under consideration pending investigation.
In other news:
Grandmother Brings Home Stray Pit Bull
Apopka, FL - A pit bull bit 2-year-old Kileah Nguyen, piercing her neck and ear. Nguyen and her family were eating dinner when she went over to pet the dog. Nicole Platt, the child's grandmother, thought the dog was abandoned and brought it home. "I thought I was doing a good thing," said Platt. Doctors will decide next week if she needs plastic surgery or if her hearing has been affected.
DogsBite.org strongly recommends that you do not bring home a stray or abandoned dog, particularly if it is a pit bull.
A separate article, describes Platt's feelings further. "They said if [the dog] would've gone an inch lower he would've gotten her jugular vein,” Platt said. "Then there would've been nothing we could've done, guilt there's no words to explain." Personal guilt does not inspire education in others. We ask that Platt shares her experience with as many people as she can.
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