Father Says 5-Year-Old Attacked By Pit Bull

A 5-year-old is recovering after his father says he was attacked by a neighbor's Pit Bull Thursday evening.

Josh Carver had 10 staples put in the back of his head and 8 stitches in his face. He was released from Pitt County Memorial Hospital Friday morning.

Family members say the youngster was bitten while visiting his uncle's home in Chocowinity.

Animal Control says they have the dog quarantined for ten days and are still investigating to see if it is dangerous. Sandy Woolard says the dog was in its own yard when the child went into the yard. She said they are still investigating other details that happened.


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  • by kat Location: greenville on Oct 26, 2010 at 05:18 PM
    I have a pitt that i found at 8 wks old it has been over a year now i socialize her keep her contained and around other dogs i love her immensely she has been fixed and shots but she never goes out unattended nor do i allow others around her without supervision i found exercise and attention helps a lot but i have no problems putting a bullet if she gets viscous it is a part of any dog ownership any dog can turn i do not have a invisible fence because it does not safely contain a dog nothing is to stop any one or another dog from coming over protect yourself and others
  • by Responsible Pet Owner Location: G-ville on Oct 26, 2010 at 12:31 PM
    I own a Chesapeake known to love everyone, still I keep her in a large 6ft. high pen during the day and at night but when we are home she is let out in the yard that has a wireless fence she is only to be let out when we are home, Not just for others safety but for her’s as well. When we go camping she is on a leash or in a large create/in the camper she is well behaved, follows commands very well but she in an animal and can attack like I said, she is an animal and it is harder for animals’ to determine threats and non threats Like humans I am not saying they cannot but they do not have a human brain so all pet owners need to get a grip and watch your dogs as well as parents watch your kids. I feel if an animal attacks it should be investigated and taken care of properly, also we do not know everything that was involved in this case so leave it to the professionals.
  • by responsible on Oct 26, 2010 at 07:57 AM
    pass the buck. Everythings someone elses fault.Watch youre own children.I never leave my kids unattended without supervision,this is clearly negligence on the part of the parents.If you come in my yard and shoot my dog you better watch out.
  • by JAMES on Oct 15, 2010 at 01:28 PM
    There should be a state law that requires that Pitt bull dogs be confined at all times. Those who allow their pitt bull dog to escape should face criminal charges. Even the best of these dogs are a danger to society.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 5, 2010 at 02:51 PM
    Whatever happened to regular bull terriers.
  • by What?! Location: Washingtron on Jun 8, 2010 at 01:57 PM
    Jeff, people have an expectation of safety. Wildlife has requirments in containing wild/dangerous animals in strong cages. What is the difference with this dog? It is a known fact about the potential for injury with this type of dog. By the home owner not having it properly contained they should be held liable. We have to put fences around pools due to the potential of danger and curb enticement, and they are on private property to. Let someone wonder in your yard and fall in and you will find out about be responsible for your actions. When you take on something that has the potential to be dangerous, then you should be responsible for it.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 3, 2010 at 11:56 AM
    I think some dog owners need to look at NC Law. If I, or my child walk in your yard and get bit....I will own your home.
  • by Nurse Location: BOCO on May 30, 2010 at 06:30 PM
    Blame the kid or oh the parents?!! Oh that's intelligent. These animals have repeatedly viciously attacked humans and other animals. I have witnessed a pit bull attack personally on a loved one. The loved one was being closely supervised, but that didn't stop the ANIMAL. So Jeff, if you ever do witness a loved one, close friend or pet being attacked by one of these monsters you may change your mind. I hope and pray to God you never do because it is something that stays in your mind forever. How is an area depressed related to their opinion over a dog. Get real!!
  • by bentley Location: washington on May 21, 2010 at 08:12 PM
    I agree with you Jeff!
  • by Jeff Location: Eastern NC on May 20, 2010 at 03:24 PM
    I finally understand why Eastern NC is such a depressed area. Why in the world does someone blame any animal for this attack when it's obvious the kid should have been supervised. I hate that it happened, but blaming an animal for an instinct is ridiculous and completely ignorant. No matter the dog, the breed, or even a human for that fact, we all act natuarally on instincts given certain circumstances. The report doesn't say if the dog was provoked or what the kid did, nor does it matter. WHERE WERE THE PARENTS? And why does everyone think it is okay to go in ANYBODY'S yard and think they can do whatever they want if something happens to them. It's not your yard, it's not your dog, end of story. Hope the kid has a quick recovery and hope the dog gets to go home soon.
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