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Flagler County Woman Attacked By Five Pit Bulls

Posted on May 10, 2013

A 27-year-old Flagler County resident, who was viciously attacked by five pit bulls as she walked with her young daughter, is in satisfactory condition according to the Flagler County Sheriff’s Office.

The woman and her six-year-old daughter reportedly were walking near their home when they were confronted by the pack of dogs. As the dogs attacked, the mother fended off the animals while her little girl ran away from the scene. She escaped without injuries.

Flagler County deputies who responded to the call found the dogs gone and the woman suffering from numerous lacerations and puncture wounds. The dog attack victim was taken by ground to Flagler County airport and then to the hospital via Volusia County Sheriff’s helicopter.

The dogs were found at a home not too far away and animal control captured them. There is still no word as to the possible fates of the dogs or how they may have escaped from their home.

According to dogsbite.org, there were 31 fatal dog attacks in 2011. While pit bulls make up less than 5 percent of the total dog population, they were responsible for 71 percent (22) of those 31 deadly attacks. Notably, twice as many adults as children were killed by pit bulls in 2011.

Frighteningly, 2011 also showed a major uptick in pit bulls killing their owners.

It is obvious that owners of potentially dangerous dogs need to be vigilant to assure that their animals do not get loose and harm innocent people. If owners don’t take that responsibility seriously, they should be held liable for their negligence. If you, or a loved one have been attacked or killed by a dog, the dog bite attorneys at Farah & Farah in Jacksonville will work tirelessly to see that you are fairly compensated for medical bills, pain and suffering and other damages. Contact us to see what we can do for you today.