First of all, if anyone out there thinks that dogs don't bite, read this story.
The victims unfortunately are children, people with disabilities and the elderly as in the latest case.
It is for this reason why we have local councils. And it is for this very reason why they have to take action against dogs in public.
Having said that, however, notice that in this Florida, USA incident, there lurks the real reason behind the dog attack - an irresponsible owner whose dogs broke out of its cages and went on a terrorizing spree.
Why were these dogs kept in cages? Were they socialised at all? Why were they so fierce? Was it intentional?
Another thing that I don't quite like is how this story is presented.
Why describe the pair of pit bulls as "bloodthirsty?"
Isn't this creating a very wrong image about dogs and the particular breed which is used for therapy work among the sick in the US?
Who is really at fault here? Tell us what you think.
Pit bulls pounce on elderly disabled Florida man and tear off his right arm
Saturday, June 11th 2011, 9:50 AM
WTEVDoctors amputated Roy McSweeney's right arm after he was attacked
The vicious dogs broke out of their cages and attacked Roy McSweeney, 74, while he was doing yard work at his home in Hawthorne Friday morning.
Doctors amputated the great-grandfather's right arm and are trying to reattach his left arm.
"He is disabled and sometimes used a scooter to get around. The dogs hurt him pretty bad," Roderick Flynn, a volunteer firefighter who was at the gruesome scene, told WTEV.
Both dogs belonged to McSweeney's next-door neighbor and were handed over to authorities then euthanized, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office said.
The woman who owns the home told WTEV she wasn't home when they attack occurred and said the pooches belonged to a friend. She said she didn't know how they escaped from their kennel.
"There's no reason for dogs to be roaming free at all," said Flynn. “This should never have happened. He should be safe in his own yard."
The health department is testing the dogs for rabies.
With News Wire Services
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