Skip to comments.DOG ATTACK: Man Bites Dog To Save Wife
Posted on 05/06/2013 1:31:28 PM PDT by nickcarraway
A Grimes woman is in the hospital after a dog attacked her, her husband and the couples dog on Sunday evening.
Caren Henry said she was just walking her dog, Kandy, near her father-in-laws home in rural Madrid when she saw something out of the corner of her eye.
This dog came racing across this yard, a big dog, she said. Caren says a 50-60 pound Labrador mix, ran straight towards her and started attacking.
It got me here and I had my sunglasses on which Im glad I did because I think it might have taken my eye as well as my nose, then it knocked me down and then it went after my dog, says Caren Henry.
A fund has been set up for the Henrys at the City State Bank in Madrid.
Carens husband, Laine, was driving to pick her up when he saw the attack and jumped out to help.
Caren turned and looked at me and I seen her face was nothing but blood, so I bit the dog literally in the nose and he let go and I grabbed our dog and I grabbed her and I put them in our pick-up and took off, says Laine Henry.
The dog also bit Carens thigh and abdomen.
She will have to have several reconstructive surgeries to fix her nose.
Laine is recovering from the bite to his arm. It could have been a lot worse, he could have got my neck, he could have taken my eye, Caren says.
The Henrys say theyre concerned with the dog and what will be done.
Police records show the dog attacked another dog in 2012 in Des Moines.
The Henrys lawyer found the dog was then placed at a friends home in Madrid where it was living the day of the attack. Regardless, the Henrys say it shouldnt have been allowed to roam free.
I`m a dog lover and I can understand wanting to keep your dog, but if you know your dogs done this why don`t you have this tied up, why don`t you have it in a kennel, why is it running loose in someone`s yard, says Carin Henry.
It should have already been taken care of it shouldnt have not been on a leash and Im pretty upset about the whole thing, says Laine Henry.
In Dallas County there is no vicious dog ordinance, so the Dallas County Sheriffs Office turned the case over to the countys Environmental Health Office.
The director says the animal has been ordered to be quarantined for 14 days.
After that period, if a vet clears the dog, it will be free and the case will be closed.
Hey, Look at that! It’s a “Man Bites Dog” story.
I’d shoot the dog.
1) Large and/or aggressive breed of dog? Large. And although Labradores are not an aggressive breed - who knows what this “mix” was a mix of.
2) Running loose, often >1 running loose? Yes. Totaly unrestrained running loose. Just the one dog.
3) Previous reports of aggressive behavior from the dog? Yes. It had previously attacked a dog and had to be moved.
4) Unreasonable expectation of passivity from owner, often despite #3 above? Yes, a dog known to be aggressive was left loose to attack again.
4 out of 4. The dog should be put down and the owner should be charged with assault with a deadly weapon causing grevious bodily harm.
I wonder what it was mixed with, attacking people is not in a Labs nature.
Hope the lady will be okay, must have been a terrifying experience.
LOL It had to happen sooner or later.
Yeah, sounds like someone wants to exploit the attack to show that even the best family dog breed has attack records.
50-60 lbs is pretty small for a Lab. So what kind of a smaller dog is in the mix?
Sorry if the picture is too graphic....
You are right, labs are not where one goes to get aggression in a breed. I’ve been around all different color labs since I was 2 and never had any of them attack, even the one I remember who wasn’t that fond of me as a young kid. I blame that on the owner, my grand dad, who didn’t take care of his dog very well at all.
Id shoot the dog.
I'd shoot the dog again and again and again.
>>so I bit the dog literally in the nose and he let go ...<<
A safer tactic is to stick your finger in the dogs eye. They will let go very quickly.
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