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Pit bull attacks 2-year-old ...Dog Days 2017?

Anderson County EMS workers load a 2-year-old child into a waiting ambulance this morning after being bitten in the face by the family's pit bull.Anderson County EMS workers load a 2-year-old child into a waiting ambulance this morning after being bitten in the face by the family's pit bull.Date: 07-19-2017

A 2-year-old child suffered severe lacerations to the face this morning during an attack by a pit bull.

The incident occurred around 9:15 a.m. at 400 North Main St. in Lawrenceburg.

The child was transported by Anderson County EMS to the University of Kentucky Medical Center with what first responders said were non-life threatening injuries.

The dog was a family pet that had never bitten anyone, according to Shane Bast, director of the county’s animal control unit who is investigating the incident.

He said the dog has been secured and that the child’s mother told him she wanted the dog put down today.

Bast said that can’t happen because he’s required by law to quarantine the dog for 10 days.

“I’m going to watch it for 10 days,” Bast said, adding that the mother told him the dog had been vaccinated for rabies.

“After that, if she wants to euthanize the dog, and I think she will, she can.”

Bast said if the mother changes her mind, he would take the matter to court to have the dog declared vicious.

“Based on what I saw, that wouldn’t take much,” he said.

Bast said he dealt with dogs near that home the night before when he had to take custody of three pit bulls at the corner of Ballard Street and North Main. He said those dogs were friendly, but had to be taken in because they were running loose.

By Ben Carlson
The Anderson News

 

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0 #2 4realzies 2017-07-20 15:01
People will say, "Pitbulls are the gentlest, calmest, most reserved breed. It must be the owner. Those poor dogs were abused and need therapy."

Come on, people. These dogs are nuts - and fugly.
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+1 #1 Idiots 2017-07-19 22:03
When are these idiots going to learn, a pit bull has no business around kids or strangers, they're far to unpredictable, that's their nature. Why people would take the risk is beyond me. Happens far too often for it not to be the breeds fault, but the owners should damn well know better. If it bit my 2 year old it wouldn't take 10 days to kill it.
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