Florida animal attack lawyer
A Leesburg couple has paid at least $13,200 in veterinarian bills after one of their cocker spaniels was attacked by a pit bull on Dec. 8. That day, the couple and their two spaniels, Jada and Trapper, were lounging on the patio of their home on Lake Griffin when a 100-pound brindle pit bull owned by a neighbor came into the yard and attacked Jada, who weighs 25 pounds. Another neighbor spotted the pit bull loose in the neighborhood and running “like it was on a mission.” The neighbor knew that the couple and their two dogs were outside and unaware of the approaching pit bull. She tried to call the couple to warn them but was unable to reach them before the pit bull arrived on the patio.
A Panama City woman’s arm had to be amputated by surgeons after a pit bull attacked her while she was working at a veterinary clinic. Coworkers who rescued the woman say that they saw the dog violently shaking the victim’s arm as they walked into the kennel to help her. They had to kick and strike the dog to get it to release the woman and were able to lock it in its cage to protect her. The 43-year-old victim is being held in guarded condition in the intensive care unit of a nearby hospital. The owner of Parkway Animal Hospital where the attack occurred, told investigating officers that the dog had been in her kennel for two weeks prior to the attack and had not acted aggressively before attacking the woman. The animal is being held by Animal Control and is expected to be destroyed.