POSTED 6:55 PM, APRIL 2, 2015, BY KATIE DELONG
DODGE COUNTY (WITI) — A woman had to be taken to the hospital and her dog to the vet after they were attacked by a pit bull in the Village of Reeseville in Dodge County on Thursday, April 2nd.
It happened shortly before noon.
A 53-year-old Reeseville woman was walking her Dachshund on North Main Street in the Village of Reeseville when she was attacked by the pit bull. The pit bull had escaped from a fenced in backyard and ran across the street — attacking the victim.
The woman received numerous puncture wounds as a result of the attack and was transported by EMS to Beaver Dam Community Hospital for serious but non life-threatening injuries.
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The attacking dog had escaped from a fenced-in backyard and ran across the street to attack the woman and her dog. The victim had a number of puncture wounds and was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. The woman’s dog was also hurt and was treated by a veterinarian.
Officials say a witness was driving by when the dog attacked and was able to restrain it until emergency responders arrived. The pit bull died while it was being held down. Authorities say had the dog not been restrained, the victim would have been more seriously hurt.
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The 53-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to Beaver Dam Community Hospital Thursday. Police say she received numerous puncture wounds, as did her Dachshund, who was taken to a veterinarian.
Authorities say the attacking pit bull apparently escaped from a fenced back yard. A passer-by came to the woman’s rescue and restrained the pit bull on the ground. Police say the pit bull died while it was being restrained.
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“That was probably the scariest moment, seeing that dog’s mouth wrapped around my dog’s heads,” Ackley tells 27 News.
Corey Barlow of Reeseville tells 27 News he and his family were driving on North Main Street when they spotted the woman and her dog under attack.
“To me, I can’t leave someone like that,” Barlow says. Barlow says he grabbed the attacking animal and brought it to the ground, with his teenage cousin helping him restrain the dog.
Ackley says her rescuers saved her life, and her dog’s life. “If they wouldn’t have gotten the dog on the ground – at that point, the dog has me on the ground, and my dog – he would have finished us off,” Ackley tells 27 News. “No doubt about it, he would have finished us off.”
“I’m glad I could help her and her dog,” Barlow tells 27 News. “If they’re okay, that’s credit enough for me.”
Dog owners cited after dog attack in Reeseville
REESEVILLE (WKOW) — The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office tells 27 News the owners of a dog involved in an attack last week have been cited.
Sheriff Dale Schmidt says, the owners were cited for “dogs running at large”.
He also adds, the investigation is closed.
53-year-old Nora Ackley was taken to the hospital with numerous puncture wounds after being attacked while walking her Dachshund Thursday in Reeseville.
The American Pit Bull Terrier has a history and bloodline deep rooted in the blood sports of animal baiting and dogfighting. As with all breeds, they retain their original traits. They often to do not accept other animals, especially dogs, and can be extremely aggressive towards them. They may accept animals they are raised with, but have been known to kill other family pets even after years of living together happily.
Most APBT puppies get along fantastically with other animals, including dogs. Puppies often love to play with and have companionship with other animals. This often gives owners a false sense of security. As the APBT matures, their relationship with other animals can change drastically. Often dog aggression issues emerge from 1-3 years in age, but some dog’s exhibit aggression as early as 6 months of age. They often will actively seek out other dogs to engage in fighting with and have broken their collars, crashed through windows, and torn through fences to do so, and one recently leaped from an apartment 2nd story balcony, to get to a dog. They can get along with other dogs at times, but things can escalate quickly and they can attack suddenly and for no apparent reason. They often redirect onto humans who try to break up the fight14. Extreme caution should be used with all animal interactions and owners should never be completely comfortable. They can be unpredictable and a dog that plays nicely with dogs for years can suddenly change. Many owners have been shocked to see their beloved pet’s fighting instincts suddenly surface. It is highly recommended that the APBT is separated from other animals in the household when they cannot be supervised15. This is not a breed that is suitable for interactions at off leash dog parks16.
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DOG BREEDS
This is a list of dog breeds that have a history of being potentially dangerous to people, especially children. Daxton’s Friends for Canine Education and Awareness understands that any dog has the ability to bite or inflict serious harm to humans. This list consists of several dog breeds that have a higher than average number of recorded human fatalities. Please use extreme caution if you choose to bring one of these breeds into your home. Rental communities and homeowners insurance may restrict many of the dog breeds on this list due to the likelihood of a serious incident.
Pit Bulls, Mastiff, and Rottweiler lead in fatalities and are listed first. The rest of the breeds are listed in alphabetical order:
- American Bulldog
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- English/Standard Bull Terrier
- Miniature Bull Terrier
- Olde English Bulldog
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Cane Corso/Italian Mastiff
- Dogo Argentino
- English Mastiff
- Fila Brasileiro
- Dogue de Bordeaux/French Mastiff
- Great Dane/German Mastiff
- Presa Canario
- St. Bernard/Alpine Mastiff