Dog Attacks Child in Atlanta Park
An 11-year-old child was bitten by a dog who was not on a leash in an Atlanta park on Saturday.
According to CBS Atlanta, five of the six dogs being walked by the owner were unleashed in Butler Park when Jacorian Smith and his brothers jumped out of their mother Cristina’s car to play. One of the unleashed dogs attacked Jacorian and bit him several times.
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Saturday, Jacorian Scott was bitten after a woman was walking at least five dogs, none of them on leashes, at Selena Butler Park in Atlanta.
“I got bit and it hurts. My bottom hurts. My back. When I lay down it’s hard for me to lay down,” said Jacorian.
Jacorian received bite marks to his back, legs and bottom.
Just walking in to see the dogs was an accomplishment.
“It was scary. It was just scary. Painful,” said Jacorian.
When asked why it was painful, Jacorian said, “Because I already experienced being attack by dogs. I’m thinking they might break out of the cage or something.”
Jacorian’s mom, Cristina Scott said the wounds go beyond the surface.
“Last night he woke up out his sleep, crying because he heard a dog barking and it was in his dreams,” said Cristina Scott.
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