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Letter to the Editor:

Dear Editor,
On Monday, August 25, 2014 my best friend’s husband was attacked by 2 pit bulls at his home on Farmer Road in Denton, NC. My friend’s husbands name is Timothy Bullins.


The 2 dogs belonged to a man in the neighborhood who had moved, we were told, and left a woman in charge of the 2 dogs.


The dogs, a male and a female pit bull, had been roaming off and on and had come into my friends yard. He likes dogs and was even able to pet the female. The male was more scared acting and skittish.


Well on the day of the incident my friend’s husband was outside when the female attacked him and then the male jumped in and started attacking also. Tim was bitten many times and his arm was ripped and bit several times and he was bit on his abdomen and other parts of his body.


Praise God that Tim’s mom and daughter arrived and saw the dogs attacking him. They jumped out of the car yelling and the dogs let go and ran.


The police (or dog warden) was called and the female dog charged at him and was shot dead. The male dog was caught and locked up for 10 days and the owner can get him out after only paying a $100.00 fine!
I love all dogs but to my friends, and me, pit bulls are like a loaded weapon that needs to be safely away from others. This goes for any large dogs that could harm someone. Owners may have a right to own these animals but we have a right to be safe!


We are sure in our hearts that Tim would be dead today if someone had not stopped and helped him. We just want laws to be stricter and even permits needed to own aggressive natured dogs.


A 61-year-old woman in California was attacked by 4 pits while she was walking and the dogs tore off her arm and she was bit over 200 times and died of blood loss. I know there are some good pits out there but there are also many bad ones and the main thing is responsibility of the owners.


I myself would not own a pit simply because you never know if you will have the good or bad one and its not always how they are raised because several people have owned pits that turned on them out of the blue and the dogs were in the house and treated great! My own grandson was attacked by a pit puppy and thank God the dog was grabbed quickly before damage could be done.


I just want everyone to please make sure if you own a pit bull or any dog of any breed that you keep that dog on leash or in a proper fenced area where the animals cannot get out. Also walk the animals and socialize them and don’t just tie them or cage them and never spend time with them!


My friend Tim will most likely have scars for the rest of his life. He moans in pain at night and I am sure in ways he will never be the same. I don’t want this to happen to anyone else.


Thank you,
Maria Lawson

 


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