Saturday, July 24, 2010

From My Google Alerts- July 18, 2010

A six- year old girl in Arkansas was attacked by a dog; she was sent to the ER with head injuries. A neighbor, Albert Albay, was alerted by an 11-year-old boy about the attack and he went and got a gun. He was able to separate the girl and the dog but the dog tried to attack him, which is when he shot the animal. The dog’s owner said it was a pit bull/boxer mix and he was a big playful dog. The dog was euthanized and sent off for rabies testing.
A postal worker in Houma was bitten by a dog that escaped its chain in an unfenced yard. The postal worker suffered severe injuries to both legs and the dog was turned over to AC; it will be euthanized after 10 days. The dog is said to be a pit bull, although no specific breed is named.
The man who was mauled to death by nine of his family’s dogs on July 15th died from the bites he received from the dogs, not a heart attack as suggested. The death of 30-year-old Mychael Wynters, who died June 15 after being bitten hundreds of times by as many as nine of the family’s dogs, has been ruled accidental by Lorain County Coroner Paul Matus. Wynters had an enlarged heart and his blood sugar was low, but authorities do not know if those medical conditions contributed to his death in the driveway of a home at 48385 state Route 511, the coroner said Saturday. One thing is sure, Matus said - Wynters did not die of a heart attack before being mauled as bystanders suggested. Matus said there was evidence of circulation before and after the mauling.

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