Skip to comments.Columbus man's arms to be amputated after mauled by pit bulls
Posted on 08/18/2018 3:16:28 PM PDT by Norski
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -
A Columbus man has to have his arms amputated after being attacked by three pit bulls.
Forty-two-year-old Dudley Willis says he was walking home from the store last week when he was mauled by three pit bulls belonging to one the neighbors on the corner of 38th Street and Earline Avenue.
He was left laying here in this area, just left laying out here. Nobody called for help or nothing. He was just left laying out here, says his sister Alycia Willis.
Alycia Willis says he was left there for an hour and twenty-five minutes before being taken to Piedmont Columbus Regional Hospital.
The hospital called us after he had a seven-hour surgery. He has been through six surgeries since Sunday, says Alycia Willis.
She received another one of those phone calls during the interview with News Leader 9. The doctors told her that both of her brothers arms will have to be amputated.
It kind of scares me, says neighbor Carson Layfield.
Neighbors say the dogs have been a common problem for close to a year now. Some of the kids in the neighborhood say they cant even walk to their bus stop without fear.
The dogs chased them up the street and theyre only 10 and 8 years old. Theyre scared to death, says area resident Josh Drysdale.
The family says animal control has taken the dogs and the owner has been arrested. Neighbors say there are other dogs belonging to that same owner that they say are just as dangerous.
Its been an ongoing situation. They chased my daughter. She is six years old. If that would have been her, if that wouldve been a child thats going through what my brother is going through, they would not have survived, says Alycia Willis.
The family of the victim says they will be taking legal action against the owner of the dogs. They say for now theyre just wishing their loved one a speedy recovery.
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Pit bulls + South Koreans = problem solved
The average figure for slaughtered dogs in South Korea is around 2.5 million per year (2.95 million in 2002, 2.31 million in 2005).)
About 3.4 pit bulls in the USA.
Less than a 2 year supply for S Korea.
ahhhh, I know that!
“I mean what could possible go wrong? Ask Siegfried & Roy”
Yes. I understand Roy is now walking and talking, years after the mauling.
A drastic solution, indeed.
Let it be noted that the Korean merchants who defended their stores against looters in S. California riots in 1992 I admire. For those who do not remember, they walked the top of their shops with firearms and no armor or helmets or police backup. For days. Their shops were not burnt down, and few were looted. This ultimately benefited them, their families, their businesses, and the community which was otherwise being looted and burnt. They appeared to be an island of sanity and some safety in the area. Perhaps it is time to post those pictures again.
I believe that South Korea has the highest percentage of
Christians of the oriental countries.
Food for thought.
GOPe hack. Same as a leftist but pretends to be a conservative. A RINO.
Cynophobia is treatable. Get help. Your leftism; not so much.
I have many other things to do, and boredom is not a problem for me.
The sheer number of these attacks sometimes makes it difficult to decide which one to post.
Multi-dog attacks and multi-person attacks by single dogs appear to be on the rise. Please note:
Ashland dog owner faces jail time after vicious dog attacks
ASHLAND - An Ashland woman could face up to nearly a year in jail after the city law director’s office alleged her two vicious dogs attacked four people, sending all four to the hospital.
Sharon Etzwiler was arraigned in Ashland Municipal Court Friday, pleading guilty to two counts of failure to register a dog and not guilty to two counts of failure to confine a vicious dog.
The charges stem from an Aug. 2 incident in which Etzwiler’s two dogs — both large, male American bulldog-boxer mixes — reportedly attacked two women and two men on Foxmoor Lane in Ashland.
One of the victims was hospitalized for several days due to the severity of her injuries. The other three victims were also taken to the hospital for dog bite injuries, according to an Ashland Police report.
Judge John Good ordered Etzwiler to pay fines of $50 plus court costs for each minor misdemeanor failure to register charge.
Good also set a pretrial date of Sept. 7 for the two remaining charges, which are more serious. Each first-degree misdemeanor charge carries a maximum penalty of 180 days in jail and a fine of up to $1,000, if the defendant is convicted.
Ashland County Dog Warden Tom Kosht speaks during an arraignment hearing for Sharon Etzwiler.
By Courtney McNaull, Staff Reporter
Etzwiler questioned how she could have failed to confine vicious dogs when the dogs were not ruled as vicious by the dog warden until after the incident.
“The allegation is that they were vicious dogs when you failed to confine them,” Good said in response. “I understand that they were not declared vicious dogs until a week after they were failed to be confine, and that may or may not be a defense in this case. That is an issue here.”
The dogs are being held in the custody of Ashland County Dog Warden Tom Kosht.
If Etzwiler is found guilty of one or both counts of failure to confine a vicious dog, the court could order certain conditions of confinement for the dogs or it could order the dogs be put down.
“Obviously, this is a serious situation for you and the other people involved,” Good told Etzwiler. “People were hurt here, and the court understands that.”
Good agreed to give Etzwiler a few weeks to hire an attorney to represent her in the case.
I do not know.
“In my opinion it is the owner, not the dog virtually every time”
True, but I do not believe you meant to tell the truth. The owner of a dog is ultimately responsible for the actions of the dog he owns. A large part of the problem is that the owners are lying about these dogs, to themselves and everyone else. Norski.
“. . .Due to selective breeding for the purposes of dogfighting, pit bulls are highly dog-aggressive. This aggression is not limited to dogs; pit bulls frequently kill other companion pets and domesticated animals.
Leading pit bull education websites warn pit bull owners to, Never trust your pit bull not to fight. These same websites also state that pit bulls should never be left alone with another dog or animal.
The practical and moral question is: Why is pit bull dog aggression tolerated at all?” . . .(excerpted)
— From “Maul Talk” at www.dogsbite.org
So bitter, did you forget to hug your pit bull today? Or maybe in your case the aggression is contagious or it was bred into you too.
Hey! You’re the hater. Find a mirror and ask yourself the same question.
Oh; and my Staffie loves the hugs. Smartest sweetest dog you ever want to meet unless YOU get aggressive. You see I know you haters are wrong; I have living proof living with me every day. No contest; you lose.
Hater you say....
I suppose those that point out the facts are pitbullophobes too, and maybe we should tear down those fences around pit bull pens so they wont be separated from their pups?
Pretty good day, we smoked out two pit bull apologists, Boomer and Vaquero. Usually they lay low on these threads, they hit their zenith years ago when Chet99 was banned, I guess.
Question for the apologists: How is owning a pitbull like having your own personal Plannd Parenthood clinic in your home?
Like most haters you only see the world through one lens. You see ALL of one breed of dog as being bad when in fact the truth is most are decent good dogs. Like any other leftist; you really are beyond hope until you wake up on your own. I don’t see that ever happening in this case. #walkaway.
Don’t feel too bad. You appear to have many other cohorts in ignorance as these trash threads prove.
Thats what Ive found, too. A reputation can be an expensive thing.
Hater is the language of the Left you use the language of the Left to call us Leftists.....
So entertaining! Cant make this stuff up!
So go cuddle with your sweetheart pit bull the only trash here is the lower-class people that own and defend them usually sporting tattoos and wife-beater shirts, they love their thug accessories, usually quoted post-mortem in the news articles as shocked when their sweetheart pit eats their (or their neighbors) toddler.
What in bloody blue blazes are the local authorities good for in that neck if the woods?
Boomer, why did the owner have three if these dogs? Could any criminality be involved? And why do I think the owner didn’t get them and/or their sire/s and/or dam/s from a licensed breeder.
What the heck are the authorities there doing, sleeping on the job?!
Sigh. We’re done here. I refuse to debate with such ignorance. It never goes anywhere and afterward I feel like I need a shower after getting down in the mud with such an unworthy opponent.
It also feels like I’m punching down. It isn’t nice to destroy such incompetent brain damaged souls for fun although in the case of Pittie haters I must admit it is kind of enjoyable.
Get help. There are hospitals that will admit you on a 3 day psych hold while you’re diagnosed. It can take a while to find you the right combination of meds but it beats living in this fantasy world you now live in. I really should change my view of cynophobic Pit Bull haters to that of the mentally ill needing a lifetime of treatment. I don’t know if your condition can be cured but I have confidence it can be treated.
Why should anyone have to get any dog from a Puppy Mill? They are a big part of the problem with dog overpopulation and why so many wonderful dogs are euthanized every year.
You ask questions about facts not in evidence which is why these stories are always so worthless. They only give one small side of the story and not the most important parts. Why were these dogs allowed to roam free? Why were they so aggressive and feral? The Pittie haters will have you believe they are all like that. Not true. Should the owner be brought up on charges? Maybe but some intent will need to be shown. Did the person who was attacked ever provoke these dogs while walking by the fence where they lived thinking they would never have to worry about being attacked by them?
These stories always leave me with more questions than answers because they are designed to elicit fear and hate; nothing more. They aren’t even news on the national level. Question the posters motives for posting this stuff. I guarantee you it has more to do with her cynophobic mental illness than any altruism she my virtue signal.
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