Pit Bull Attacks Two Shelter Volunteers

Two volunteers were injured in the attack.

A pit bull attacked two volunteers at the North Kingstown Animal Shelter last week, reports the Jamestown Press

The dog was taken in by the shelter on Jan. 2 after its owner, who is homeless, was unable to care for the animal due to the cold weather conditions. Nearly a week later, the dog reportedly attacked two volunteers. Both sustained injuries but refused medical attention and the scene. They were treated at a facility nearby.

The dog has been quarantined for 10 days, set to expire this Friday. According to reports, he will be returned to his owner at that time.
Kelsey Hoehn February 06, 2014 at 08:10 PM
If the dog had been a golden retriever would you have mentioned the breed in the headline? Pitbulls are second only to Labradors in temperament testing. You are more likely to get "attacked" a jack Russell terrier, or a golden than you are a pitbull. Don't punish an entire breed because of one dog.
Kimberly Greenawalt Perry Klein February 06, 2014 at 09:13 PM
A dog that is frightened and confused will protect itself and based on the scant information given about this incident all you have done is vilify a breed that is by nature a trusting and loving dog. From the information in this article it sounds as if the dog was confused and scared. He had been surrendered by his owner in order to protect the dog from the weather. Strange people are caring for it, he's in a strange place and we know nothing about his history and relationships with humans. In the same circumstances any dog may react the same way. Studies have proven that you are more likely to be "attacked" by dogs such as Jack Russells or retrievers than the American Staffordshire. I also ask if a different breed had been involved would you have put the breed type in the headline? Or was that a deliberate choice to sensationalize the story. To reiterate Ms. Hoehn - don't punish an entire breed because of one dog.
Jim February 07, 2014 at 08:05 AM
The real issue here is that an unfortunate homeless person is responsible for caring for a dog.
Pakrat February 07, 2014 at 08:43 AM
Come on people! We can shelter a dog....What about shelter for the human so he can keep his dog...Where are social services to help him....There has got to be services out there to get this man a home for him and his dog!!!


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