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Update: Dogs That Attacked Children Found (NE)
wowt.com ^ | 1 December, 2010 | Roger Hamer

Posted on 12/03/2010 6:26:15 AM PST by marktwain

The owner of two dogs that attacked two 12-year-olds getting off a school bus Monday afternoon has been located and cited. The Nebraska Humane Society says they've found the dogs believed responsible for biting a boy and girl.

The owner of two dogs that attacked two 12-year-olds getting off a school bus Monday afternoon has been located and cited. The Nebraska Humane Society says they've found the dogs believed responsible for biting a boy and girl.

Forty-six-year-old Shara Dunbar was cited Wednesday morning on two counts of harboring a dangerous animal, two counts improper restraint and one count of no dog license. Records show that both dogs were vaccinated at the time of the biting incident.

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The dogs were located in the area of 37th and Blondo. The attack happened a few blocks away at 36th and Burdette. NHS was tipped to where the dogs might be after a viewer saw the story on Channel 6 News Monday and called. ADVERTISEMENT

"We located the dogs in a house about a block away from where the bite incident occurred," said Mark Langan of the Nebraska Humane Society. "A witness of the bite as well as one of the bite victims positively identified these dogs as being the ones involved in the attack on the two kids."

Langan said Humane Society officers had problems finding the dog's owner while at the house near 37th and Blondo. "When we confiscated the dogs, we're not sure if the owner was present or not. We're getting some conflicting stories so we'll do an investigation today, talk to some people, determine who the owner is and take appropriate action."

The children have serious injuries after the attack. An adult who witnessed the incident and one of the victims has positively identified the dogs as being involved. The dogs are “Escobar," a tri-color boxer/pit bull mix and “Blue," a pit bull mix.

Both dogs are at the Nebraska Humane Society for a 10-day quarantine period for rabies observations. They will also be held for court purposes.

Daja Briggs was one of the children attacked. "We got off the bus and then we started walking, waiting for his (a classmate) mom and we seen these dogs and so we stopped and then they came and then they bit me and then we started to run and then we fell."

By then, the dogs were all over Briggs and her classmate. "They bit my legs and my foot. When we saw the dogs they tried to look as innocent, but the Humane Society said when they were at the house that they were trying to act all mean. When I counted it with the stitches, it's 49 dog bites."

Daja said the two had never seen the dogs before. She has several bite marks on her hands, arms, legs and feet. She has trouble walking due to the attack. "I'm happy that they got the dogs so nobody else can get attacked like we did."

A bad situation could have been worse if not for an unidentified man who helped the children. "I was on the ground and my friend was screaming 'help' and then a man came down the street and shot a gun and then the dogs start running down the street."

Daja's father was grateful the man was there. "They could have gotten killed," said Tyrone Briggs. "I'm thankful to the guy that shot the gun or it would have been a bigger tragedy than what it is and today would be a sad day, so I'm thankful that it came out the way it did."

"You need to keep them under lock and key so they can't be out wandering the neighborhood attacking not just our children but anybody," said Daja's mother, Melody Jones. "If you have dogs like that that are vicious dogs they need to out unattended, they need to be muzzled like they're supposed to be."

Melody is glad the dogs were caught. "I'm really relieved. I'm happy for the simple fact that like my daughter said, so that they wouldn't be able to injure not just kids, but anybody. An elderly person could be walking by and be attacked. So I am glad that the dogs are off the street."

If not for the help of a stranger, Daja says things would be different. "I wouldn't be here right now. They need to put the dogs to sleep because they're vicious dogs."

Daja and her mother don't blame the dogs for the attack. "It's not really their fault," said Melody. "It's the way that they were trained. When you do things like that that's the outcome of it, the dogs lose."

Now the family turns to getting Daja back to full health. "I think she's going to heal real good. The scars are always going to be there, but as long as she's healthy and she's alive, I'm happy."


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Nebraska
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1 posted on 12/03/2010 6:26:18 AM PST by marktwain
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To: marktwain

The article doesn’t mention the type of dog....Probably cocker spaniels...right??


2 posted on 12/03/2010 6:29:51 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: marktwain

Yes. But they are terrible for movies.

How long would Cujo be if the family was armed?


3 posted on 12/03/2010 6:30:58 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 681 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: marktwain
"I was on the ground and my friend was screaming 'help' and then a man came down the street and shot a gun and then the dogs start running down the street."

I hope he has a CCW.............

4 posted on 12/03/2010 6:31:36 AM PST by Red Badger (The House finally fell on Nancy Pelosi..........)
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To: Sacajaweau
The dogs are “Escobar," a tri-color boxer/pit bull mix and “Blue," a pit bull mix.

7th or 8th paragraph, depending on whether you count the image placeholder....

5 posted on 12/03/2010 6:32:54 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 681 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: marktwain

“I’m thankful to the guy that shot the gun or it would have been a bigger tragedy than what it is and today would be a sad day.............................................. Yeah, and he’ll probably get a 2 yr sentence for discharging a gun inside the town limits.


6 posted on 12/03/2010 6:33:02 AM PST by Bringbackthedraft (The candidate they smear and ridicule the most is the one they fear the most.)
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To: marktwain

Breed of Peace bump.


7 posted on 12/03/2010 6:33:30 AM PST by Yet_Again
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To: Sacajaweau

“The dogs are “Escobar,” a tri-color boxer/pit bull mix and “Blue,” a pit bull mix.”


8 posted on 12/03/2010 6:34:23 AM PST by Tucker822
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To: Sacajaweau

The dogs are “Escobar,” a tri-color boxer/pit bull mix and “Blue,” a pit bull mix.


9 posted on 12/03/2010 6:34:38 AM PST by LaineyDee (Don't mess with Texas wimmen!)
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To: Sacajaweau

“The dogs are “Escobar,” a tri-color boxer/pit bull mix and “Blue,” a pit bull mix.”


10 posted on 12/03/2010 6:35:29 AM PST by pappyone
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To: marktwain

Better read the article again.
“The article doesn’t mention the type of dog”


11 posted on 12/03/2010 6:38:06 AM PST by Kazooskibum
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To: marktwain

I have been told, repeatedly, that attacks like this are rare.


12 posted on 12/03/2010 6:39:39 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: Kazooskibum

Sorry. Should have been to “Sacajaweau”


13 posted on 12/03/2010 6:40:55 AM PST by Kazooskibum
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To: Kazooskibum

I read the article. Does it mention what type of moose it was?


14 posted on 12/03/2010 6:50:08 AM PST by palmer (Cooperating with Obama = helping him extend the depression and implement socialism.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

People who have Pit Bulls have a screw loose.

Yeah I know let the flames begin.

Pit Bulls are basically eating and crapping machines that intimidate anyone who has to live around them. People who keep them want their neighbors intimidated.

The problem is they get out and they get the pack syndrome and people get hurt.


15 posted on 12/03/2010 6:52:36 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Sacajaweau

Both dogs were a pit-bull mix.


16 posted on 12/03/2010 6:58:59 AM PST by doberville
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To: Venturer
My roommate will occasionally dog sit for a friend who has pit bulls.

Although I'm not particularly thrilled with this arrangement, I must say that when they are not trained to be vicious they can be very sweet.

While I don't fully trust these guys, I'm willing to play and even rough house a bit with them.

nully, who wants to retire from dog sitting to spend more time with his remaining limbs...

17 posted on 12/03/2010 7:01:09 AM PST by null and void (We are now in day 681 of our national holiday from reality. - 0bama really isn't one of US.)
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To: marktwain

1) Large and or aggressive breed of dog? Check.
2) Running loose, often >1 running loose? Check.
3) Previous reports of animals aggression and/or running loose? No data.
4) Owner with unrealistic expectation of gentleness and docility from dogs (often despite #3 above)? Check.

I wish the law were stronger towards going after people who allow this sort of thing to happen. The owner of the dogs should be arrested, tried, imprisoned; and then sued into oblivion.


18 posted on 12/03/2010 7:02:04 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: marktwain

Whoever the man was that came to help (with a gun) is a hero in my book. He probably saved those kids lives. You read about so many people not “wanting to get involved” and will just stand there and watch. Sort of refreshing to read about someone who didn’t just stand there (IMHO). Just a thought.


19 posted on 12/03/2010 7:08:15 AM PST by momtothree
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To: marktwain

Wow, you mean pit bulls didn’t stop attacking people just because Chet99 got banned? I’m shocked.


20 posted on 12/03/2010 7:32:09 AM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (TSA apologists deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. END the TSA.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

What did CHet99 get banned for?


21 posted on 12/03/2010 8:46:55 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

What did CHet99 get banned for?


22 posted on 12/03/2010 8:46:55 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: DCBryan1

I have no clue. I read he got banned. I can’t confirm it, I read if from someone on here. Maybe I’m wrong.


23 posted on 12/03/2010 9:20:38 AM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (TSA apologists deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. END the TSA.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free; DCBryan1

Replies #2 & 3 by The Man himself.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2622544/posts


24 posted on 12/03/2010 11:19:26 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (111TH congress = most shameful ever)
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To: Arrowhead1952

Wow.....grabbed the wrong dog by the tail it seems and go bit! ;)


25 posted on 12/03/2010 11:40:30 AM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: Arrowhead1952

Ah! OK, thanks. And the thread from that post was good too. I would vote for Sarah palins hair clippings on the floor before I would vote for another Bush New World Order RINO.


26 posted on 12/03/2010 11:50:29 AM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (TSA apologists deserve neither Liberty nor Safety. END the TSA.)
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To: marktwain

I got the crap bit out of me by a greyhound when I was a kid.

My dad killed it with my bat.

The locals worked things out between my dad and the dog owner without a lawsuit.


27 posted on 12/03/2010 11:56:04 AM PST by mmercier (scars prove the past was real)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free; DCBryan1

Yup, he got the double ZOT from Jim’s tazer.


28 posted on 12/03/2010 11:57:48 AM PST by Arrowhead1952 (111TH congress = most shameful ever)
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To: Sacajaweau

Reread the breeds are mentioned...


29 posted on 12/03/2010 2:23:59 PM PST by goat granny
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