Pit Bull Kills Her Dog
Archdale, NC - In another home invasion attack -- last month a pit bull ran into a blind woman's home and attacked and killed 2 of her pets -- an Archdale woman fended off a crazed pit bull with a butcher knife. Nancy Verzone says the pit bull first went after her rat terrier in her backyard. When she snatched her dog from the pit bull's jaws, the attacking dog followed her inside. "The harder I stabbed the more he got mad," said Verzone, who still has the bloody shirt.
Verzone said her rat terrier was injured so badly, she had her veterinarian euthanize the dog. The pit bull's owner shot the dog in the head and buried it in his yard. Animal Control later made him dig it up so the dog could be tested for rabies. Officer Cooper says because of the bullet wound to the dog's head, rabies testing came up inconclusive. So Verzone must now receive the rabies vaccinations. The pit bull's owner promised to cover the vaccination bill.
The cost tops $2400 dollars for a series of at least five shots.
In other news:
3-Year Old Girl Bitten in Altoona
Altoona, PA - Police say a pit bull attacked a 3-year old girl and ripped a chunk out of the girl's leg. They say the little girl and her parents were leaving their home and going to their car, when Sherri Manker's pit bull ran out and attacked the little girl. The dog ripped a part of the girl’s thigh off, dropped it on the ground and kept going after the girl. The girl’s parents tried to fight the dog off. During this attempt, the dog also attacked the mother.
The parents rushed the girl to the hospital where she went into surgery. The mother was also treated for several bite wounds. The dog was immediately quarantined, tested, and put to sleep. Police say Manker didn't have a license for the dog and never got it vaccinated. Fortunately, the dog tested negative for rabies. Manker now faces charges of Reckless Endangerment, Attacks by Dangerous Dogs, and several others. Each is a misdemeanor crime.
3-Year Old Boy Bitten in Opelika
Opelika, AL - A 3-year-old boy was bitten by a dog while trying to give the canine a treat. According to the report, the boy was bitten on his left cheek by a pit bull at a residence. The report states the dog became excited and bit the child after the boy offered the dog a treat. The boy was taken to the East Alabama Medical Center, and the dog has been quarantined. The incident is considered a dog bite, not a vicious animal report.
10/04/08: Neighbor's Pit Bull Kills Blind Woman's Pets Inside Her Home
04/29/08: Pit Bull Tears Through Screen Door to Attack Dog