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Ban Pitbulls from Douglas County Georgia/Protect the kids

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On Friday, October 22, 2010, my 8 year old daughter who loves animals and very much raised with and around dogs of all sizes and breeds, was attacked by a pitbull. Against my wishes,the owner took the pitbull out of it's cage and left my daughter and I alone with the dog.


Shortly after, the owner went inside. The pitbull proceeded to knock my daughter down twice by pushing her stomach. I knew something wasn't right, so I picked her up to put her in the back of a truck in the drive and the pit grabbed her foot and pulled her down! I grabbed the dog around the neck and pushed it against the tailgate with all of my strength!! It never slowed him down.  I saw the blood running and started to scream at the top of my lungs for my husband who was inside. The dog would not stop this viscious yanking and pulling. It was definitely like he was trying to get her down on the ground. She had 20 gaping holes in her upper arm (every single hole had meat and tissue hanging from them).  I had pieces of her fat and arm tissue on my clothes.  Once my husband and the owners finally heard my screams they came outside to our rescue.


My husband and I immediately drove her to the nearest firestation who in turn, transported her by ambulance to the hospital. They did not do stitches because a dog bite can cause infection.


After experiencing this tragic event, my daughter will be scarred both physically and mentally for life. Not to mention the mental scars as a mother that I now carry after playing tug of war with my daughter and this pitbull.  The owner of the dog tells everyone that his dog was only playing and it was comparable to a staple wound, WOW really?  How many people do you know that have been sent to the hospital for a staple wound?  The dog was quarantined for 10 days and is now back at home with his owners who have no intentions of putting him down.  Watch out Douglas County - they may be your neighbors!


Sadly, the pitbull restrictions law was not passed in Douglas County.  Had it been, this dog would have been muzzled and the attack would have never happened.  If the dog wasn't muzzled, then the owners would be lawfully responsible. 


If that is how the pitbull breed plays, I think they all should be put down!!


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