Skip to comments.Grandmother has 100 stitches after being mauled by Staffordshire bull terrier
Posted on 02/27/2010 2:45:27 PM PST by Chet 99
A 90-year-old woman was badly scarred after she was attacked by a dog.
Margaret White, of Sidcup, nearly lost an ear and had to have more than 100 stitches. She was visiting a sick friend, Susan Molden, in Chislehurst, when she was attacked by the Staffordshire bull terrier last Friday.
Mrs White said when she knocked on the door, Mrs Molden's young granddaughter answered it and the dog came charging out and attacked her. Help did not come until several minutes later when the child's mother, who had been in the shower, pulled the dog away.
Speaking from hospital, where she is being treated for face and neck injuries, Mrs White said: It was terrifying. I was thinking how long is it going to be before they come out and get him off or am I just going to die here?' I curled up in a ball and covered my head so he couldn't get me, but he got through. If he'd got any further down my neck I would've been finished.
Her granddaughter, Suzanne Page, 25, has set up a petition on the No 10 website calling for the Dangerous Dogs Act to be redrawn.
Mrs Molden, whose son William allegedly owns the dog, declined to comment. Police said there had been no arrests and the dog was not an illegal breed. They said the dog was still with the family but arrangements have been made for it to be destroyed.
If you have a pet, please euthanize it before it has a chance to cause anyone a problem.
We don’t need Chet 99 to post about how your goldfish, kitten, parrot, etc. mauled someone when given the chance.
Look like any particular breed? Anyone?
Oh my goodness! Poor woman.
As usual blame the pittie, not the owner...
Chet, you’re branching out from pit bulls...
how soon until you get to chihuahuas? They are
vicious little things.
The British government has caused the extinction of one breed back in the 1800's - the White Terrier - for being a public nuisance. Their descendants should follow them into oblivion.
Unfortunately, if you kill your own goldfish, you’ll have other FReepers mad at you.
You’d better let the libs at the local PETA affiliate kill your fish.
Chet is the messenger, some people don’t get the message and perfer Chet shut up....I don’t attack the messenger,but heed his message. Some pets are dangerous to others. Its good to know the major breeds that are dangerous.
Sadly, they will have to go to the back of the line.
There are days when I think I am actually posting to DU.