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A Pit Bull Kills a 55-year-old Woman who was Alone in her Backyard – Part 8

Friday, June 17th, 2016
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A 55-year-old woman in Montreal, Canada, was killed in her backyard on Wednesday. A neighbor’s pit bull somehow entered her yard, where she was alone, and relentlessly attacked. Another of her neighbors, just after arriving home from work, witnessed the attack after the woman had already become unconscious and called the police. When they arrived at the horrific scene, they had to shoot the pit bull to get to the victim. The woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Just yesterday, June 16, 2016, a pit bull got loose in Norwich, Connecticut. The pit bull went to a nearby street and bit three people. A 6-year-old boy was the first victim. As the boy was being attacked, his sister ran to get their mother. When the mother went to rescue her son, she ended up being the dog’s target. The third person was injured as he was pulling the pit bull off of the woman’s neck and placed a finger inside the dog’s mouth. The police went to the scene and interviewed the three victims of the pit bull attack. One of them had a severe ear injury. All three were transported to Backus Hospital for treatment.

The 50-year-old owner of the dog was cited for allowing a dog to roam, failure to license, failure to vaccinate, nuisance/vicious disposition, and violation of tethering/chain regulations.

Obviously, no matter how much harm a pit bull does, rarely do the pit bull owners get more than a slap on the wrist. There are no laws that would motivate pit bull owners to ensure the safety of the public.

Learn more in Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6, Part 7, and this ongoing series.

–Guest Contributor

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