Daunting Medical Bills
Polk County, FL - On December 11, 2008, 6-year-old Justin Cutrer was attacked by two pit bulls while playing in his front yard. His father told reporters, "I was worried he was going to die on us because his head was so badly torn apart that it just looked like they had crushed his skull." Justin was flown to Tampa General Hospital where doctors had to partially reattach his ear, close bite wounds on his back and thigh and sew large tears in his scalp with many s… [Read full blog post]
North Port, FL - Last week, the Charlotte Sun reported about a serious pit bull attack that occurred in March. The attack required the victim, Ralph Velardi, to be airlifted to Regional Burn Center at Tampa General Hospital. The victim suffered severe facial trauma, in addition to part of his scalp being ripped off and both of his ears. At the time of the attack, Velardi had been walking to his car. The pit bull owner said he "didn't know" how the dogs got out.… [Read full blog post]
Luna McDaniel, 83-years old, was mauled to death by three loose pit bulls.
UPDATE 06/24/09: After the mauling deaths of Luna McDaniel and 4-year old Michael Blaise Landry, state Rep. Rickey Hardy proposed House Bill 155. The legislation, known as The "Luna McDaniel and Michael 'Blaise' Landry Act," would allow prosecutors to charge all dog owners with negligent homicide -- a crime that carries a sentence of up to five years in prison and a fine of up to $5,0… [Read full blog post]
Henry Piotrowsky, 90-years old, died after being brutally mauled by two pit bulls.
Mauling Victim Dies
Staten Island, NY - On July 1st, Henry Piotrowski was brutally attacked by two of his neighbor's pit bulls. Crime scene tape flowed, a LifeFlight helicopter hovered and many first responders gathered at the crime scene. Initially, Henry suffered an amputation to one leg. Within two days, it was reported that he might undergo additional amputations.
By July 13th, Henry wa… [Read full blog post]