Fulton County Attack
Atlanta, GA - Harvey Jones, 64, was putting up Christmas decorations at his home when the neighbor's pit bull latched onto his arm. Harvey is disabled and walks with a cane and had difficulty fending off the dog. Michael Jones, Harvey's son, heard the commotion and ran out to save his father. Michael hit the dog with a hammer and tried to choke the dog. That's when the dog turned on him. He was still visibly shaken when the news team arrived.
Hanging decorations is a new pit bull attack trigger.
Michael believes if he had not been home when a neighbor's pit bull attacked his father, the elderly man may have died. "This dog was trying to kill my daddy. That's all I could think about. Ain't going to let no dog take out my daddy. I'd rather be attacked than let a dog take out my daddy," said Michael Jones. A reporter asked the dog's owner about the incident and they shut the door in his face. A woman exiting the home, laughed at the reporter.
Fulton County Animal Shelter picked up the pit bull. CBS 46 called them to find out what will happen to the dog. If they have been following the scandal at Fulton County Animal Shelter, they might already know two possible outcomes: The vicious dog ticket will vanish as will the violent pit bull. We hope the news team follows through on this story and keeps us updated on Harvey's recovery. Harvey was taken to the hospital after the attack.
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