Dog Attack Forces Them To Be Quarantined

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

Two dogs are quarantined in Beaufort County right now while animal control determines how dangerous they are after an attack Monday.

Animal control says a woman was walking her Labrador on a leash in her yard on Whichards Beach Road when she says a chow mix came into the yard. The lab chased it away, that's when a pit bull attacked her lab. The owner says she and her husband tried to break it up, that's when the chow attacked them. Animal control says the couple was bitten several times. Now, the pit bull and chow mix are quarantined at home.

Animal control says they've had a few peculiar calls in the past couple of days. Tuesday while WITN crews where at animal control, officers were headed out to a residence in Washington where a woman was complaining she had been attacked by her neighbor's geese.

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  • by Justin Location: Washington on Jun 11, 2009 at 08:09 PM
    I tell ya wat i own pitbulls and none of mine have ever attacked anyone nor anything it aint the dogs it's the owner!!!!!!!!! I'm sick and tired of everytime there is a attack its always pitbulls. You dont see me crying when a jack russel bites me or any other breed of dog bites me! its all in how you raise them and i will die b4 my dogs are taken from me u best believe that! Pitbulls are the most loyal and kind dogs u can own! Do research b4 u jump to conclusios. I think there should be a pitbull kennel started in washington to show people that these dogs are not killing machines!
  • by ANH Location: Washington, NC on May 17, 2009 at 01:17 PM
    I was a former owner of a Rottweiler before she got hit by a car. Yeah the Chow may have been taking up for the Pitt Bull but these people were in there OWN yard. Is everyone that owns an outside pet supposed to put up a fence to protect yourself in YOUR own yard to prevent yourself from being harmed by other animals? This goes to show you are not safe in YOUR own yard. If you own a "mean breed" dog you should do what's necessary for them to NOT hurt anyone...You would feel different if they hurt one of your own... Yes, everyone has their own opinions and that's what this website is for...
  • by lisa Location: pinetown on May 7, 2009 at 08:43 AM
    this is to comment on the chow/pit bull attack. that was my brother that was attacked by these dogs. i think that mindless people that are stupid should not be commenting on web sites that know nothing about it. lets dont forget the lab was in his own yard and on a leach when he was attacked.and i think animal control did a sorry job as far as i am concered. i think people in that coumminity should know that animals are running around that are not being vaccnated.
  • by eye witness Location: choco on May 7, 2009 at 01:04 AM
    The pit was on a chain, not running free. The chow (who attacked the people) was running free and has been running free since the owner moved there, in MY yard around MY kids. And the owners aren't following the quarantine rules either. This isn't a chow/pit/bad dog problem, it's an irresponsible owner problem. They are selling the puppies from these dogs, and I'll bet the puppies aren't vaccinated either.
  • by betty Location: washington on May 6, 2009 at 07:59 AM
    From my understanding these Dogs have not been vaccinated. If this is true they should not been left there to hurt someone else.
  • by Daniel Location: Grifton on May 6, 2009 at 07:26 AM
    This just goes to show what I've always said-you can't trust geese-ever. Sure, they talk a good game and act nice, but do they call? NO!!
  • by Once again Location: Washington on May 6, 2009 at 06:31 AM
    I feel so bad that this couple had to go through this. It's a crying shame when you can't even walk your own dog ON A LEASH in your own yard becuase your terrified that another dog is going to attack it. I have been through the same thing. I have a jack russell that was attacked by a large german sheppard in my own yard a few years ago. The german sheppard then turned on me and chomped down on my leg. VERY SCARY. My jack russell had a large hole in the back of his neck as well as his hind leg. For four years I had to walk my dog around with a bb gun stuck in my back pocket. We have then since moved, thank goodness. It's so hard to see your own dog being attacked especially when there's nothing you can do about it. I think that people should put more effort into controlling their animals. Why were they running loose anyway? I'm pretty sure this isn't the first time they've shown aggression. They should have been fenced up in the first place.
  • by sam Location: farmville on May 6, 2009 at 06:08 AM
    Once again, Pit bull and a chow. I know that the chow is a mean breed to. I say it's time to get rid of the Pits then we can work our way down to the other mean dogs. I think ALL dogs should be on a leash or in a fenced in yard at ALL times.
  • by J Location: Gville on May 6, 2009 at 05:57 AM
    Oh we go. All the ignorant people coming out to talk about how bad Chows are now. us the brain loss from reading your mindless comments. its obvious that the Chow was taking up for its fellow buddy the Pit Bull. I mean. not all dogs are going to get a long people. who says the Lab didn;t growl and provoke it. Its only what the owners are saying. At least they are all still alive. Jeez
  • by Anonymous on May 6, 2009 at 05:54 AM
    Here we go!!! Come on lets hear all about the 4 legged evil!! How about bashing the chow? That is the only breed of dog that I have ever been uncomfortable around. What about the Shar-Pei? The one that is only breed for fighting. Anti-Pit morons need to do some research. More bites from Dalmations and Cocker Spaniels than from the dangerous breed dogs. Lets ban them also.
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