Victim Bitten By Lab Hospitalized

Another dog attack to tell you about this one involved a Lab mix who bit a neighbor.

Beaufort County Animal Control tells us it happened on McCotters Marina road Thursday night.

A neighbor apparently walked onto the dog owner's lawn. That's when authorities tell us the dog attacked the neighbor.

The victim had to be hospitalized with a puncture wound and some scratches. The dog's being quarantined at home.

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  • by Anonymous on May 5, 2009 at 09:40 AM
    I agree that dog owners should be careful if they know their dog is protective and may bite, but i also believe that dogs bite only because (a) they are provoked, (b) they have been trained to be mean, or (c) they are protecting their master/masters property. Dogs are good, it's people who are bad!
  • by kay Location: greenville on Apr 29, 2009 at 06:21 PM
    b -- Well said!!! And anyway Chris, you can't tell a dog's breed by DNA. Breed is a subjective collection of physical traits.
  • by Tada! Location: NC on Apr 27, 2009 at 01:23 PM
    Gee, funny how last week on one of the Pit Bull postings someone said "You never hear about a lab or a retriever biting..." Tada-- Right before our very eyes-- A story about a lab biting! I'm really tired of seeing these stories on WITN's site. I really think that people, in general, should be cautious & if you bring an animal into your home, you need to have full control at all times.
  • by Leigh Location: Greenville on Apr 27, 2009 at 08:32 AM
    Anonymous you are right all dogs have that bite instinct in them. Whether they use it or not is another story. Some dogs are trained to protect and as much as I hate the neighbor got bit, the dog was protecting...I believe.
  • by Anonymous on Apr 27, 2009 at 07:57 AM
    If this was a pit he would have been put down. ALthough he was only protecting his property. THat lab was not mixed with pit. All you pit haters need to stop. You all will say anything. It's actually funny how low you all will go. Admit it-labs bite and all other dogs do to!!!!!!!
  • by shontay Location: winterville on Apr 27, 2009 at 06:34 AM
    i would like to say that i hope this guy is ok, but if that was a pitt bull, then it would have been a whole different story. they should do the same to that lab like they will to a pitt. pretty soon they'll say that it was mixed w/a pitt bull.
  • by Danielle on Apr 27, 2009 at 05:57 AM
    Okay so the this person should not have been in the yard but the fact is a LAB bit a person after we all have had this big thing about Pitts biting people. Every and any breed can be mean and bite. Dont pick on just one of them. Make the same rule for all of them!!
  • by b on Apr 27, 2009 at 05:45 AM
    Chris, 92% of all fatal shootings in Greenvile and surrounding areas are committed by one ethnic group. Maybe we should insert a chip in these folks and make them carry liability insurance--since they are likely (according to statistics) to harm someone again. As crime rises, homes that have rottweiler, pitts, and sheppards as pets are 88% less likely to be broken into, vandilized, or have property stolen. What type of security system does your home have, one where the lines can be cut, or one thats loyal, loving, and bites!
  • by Lynne Location: Ayden on Apr 27, 2009 at 05:42 AM
    Chris, since this story is about a lab mix, should they have had to register, etc. it? As for "unprovoked", is there another story somewhere that gives more details? This story does make it sound like the dog attacked for no reason other than the neighbor crossed a property line, but is that all that happened?
  • by Chris Location: Greenville on Apr 27, 2009 at 03:15 AM
    Kay, That is the most ignorant comment I have ever seen. Any breed of dog is capable of biting you, Pitts and Rottweilers account for over 60% of fatal dog bites in the US. When you have two breeds that account for that many of the fatal bites, there is something wrong. momof3- how is reporting the news "unfair" because it names the breed of dog most likely to bite you? The ony thing unfair about the whole thing is someone was attacked unprovoked. I think they should require $1 Million dollar insurance policy PER pitt bull/rottweiler if you want to own one. You should also have to register them just like a firearm, providing pictures and a serial number (micro chip). Along with a DNA sample from the dog to keep on file.
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