Bulldog Adopted From Shelter Mauls Man

A Minnesota man who rescued a bulldog from a shelter is in the hospital after the dog attacked him, severing an ear and tearing away the skin from most of his face.

Fifty-three-year-old Jim Stewart of Woodbury had no issues with the dog since he got Igor five months ago. Housemate Amy Klinefelter says the dog was "very sweet."

But on Sunday she heard a thumping in the basement and went downstairs to find Igor standing over a barely conscious Stewart, blood spattered all around.

Doctors operated on Stewart for seven hours, and he has been in and out of consciousness since then. He was listed in good condition at a St. Paul hospital Thursday night.

The dog will be euthanized.

Stewart retired from the Hudson, Wis., police department in 1998.

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  • by Anonymous on Oct 31, 2009 at 12:25 PM
  • by Anonymous on Oct 31, 2009 at 09:04 AM
    Cindi, read the whole story from its original source, it's an american bulldog. Also, a French Bulldog typically is less than half the size of an average Aerican or English and has "bat" type ears. How do you confuse them for any other Bulldog? Either way, it was most certainly not a pitbull, staffie, amstaff, or bull terrier. As the afore mentioned bandwagon jumping idiots seem to belive is at fault in any dog attack, no matter the offending breed or type of mixed breed.
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Oct 31, 2009 at 05:54 AM
    Anonymous ,do some research>>>> A Bulldog, also known as British Bulldog or English Bulldog, is a breed of dog which traces its ancestry to England. It should not be confused with other varieties such as the American Bulldog or the French Bulldog, which have a similar appearance.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 30, 2009 at 09:40 PM
    Okay, seriously, bandwagon jumping idiots, THIS WAS NOT A PIT BULL. THIS WAS AN AMERICAN BULLDOG! THEY ARE NOT OF THE SAME BREED, FAMILY, OR LINIAGE! If you have NO CLUE what you are talking about do some research before you show us all your true intellegence level.
  • by tod Location: 7 springs on Oct 30, 2009 at 06:12 PM
    I have 3 small kids and live in the country on several acres , just in last year or so 3 or 4 neighbors have gotten pits. They are mostly kept on chains . First time one is in my yard they are gonna get some .357 kibble. It is not worth the risk to have those type dogs around children, the elderly, or anyone who is not physically superior to the animal.
  • by Anti-Terrorist Location: Greenville on Oct 30, 2009 at 05:52 PM
    How many times is it now Pit and Rot lovers. Anyway don't trivialize this by spouting dog bite statistics. Please refer to maiming and homicide as it relates to dog breed. All the best for a homicidal dog free america. :-)
  • by Chase on Oct 30, 2009 at 04:36 PM
    Anonymous at 4:41 Apparently you have been watching the news or been checking it out on the internet like I have.Apparently you have not noticed the dogs that have been doing this the last few months(YEARS)have been your buddies.By the way I give credit when credit is due,I am a Lab Lover without an incident for the past 45years and have owned a couple of mutts they were two best dogs I ever had.And as far as a Poodle goes I personally would not or ever will own one.But if I did it sure would not RIP MY FACE OFF after I fed it with my own bare hands.You cant wait to hear about a LAB biting someone(OR MAULING).I dont wish that on anybody.Your comments are sick dude.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 30, 2009 at 01:41 PM
    Hey Chase!! thats right...can't wait till we here about a lab biting someone...what you going to say then?!?..."ooohhh, they are such sweet dogs!!" I bet you own a poodle or something!!
  • by wow on Oct 30, 2009 at 01:21 PM
    To; Anonymous on Oct 30, 2009 at 03:04 PM, it was an American Bulldog, which much like your English, and the Pit type breeds is a descendant of dogs bred solely as fighters. Who woulda thought huh, pits and English's coming from the SAME EXACT BACKGROUND! Guess that means English, American, Alpha-Blueblood, and all the other bulldogs are unfit as pets as well right?
  • by Anonymous on Oct 30, 2009 at 01:09 PM
    to: Anonymous on Oct 30, 2009 at 03:04 PM, my pits have never offered to bite anyone. Yet I myself have been bitten by and English. Get a life...
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