Dog Attacks Family; Doesn’t Want to Wear Sweater

WFTS, the ABC affiliate in Tampa, is reporting on a Pit Bull mix who apparently really, really didn’t want to wear a sweater.

Brenda Guerrero thought the dog might look good in a sweater. Scarface apparently did not agree. He attacked Brenda, severely injuring her arms. When her husband, Ismael, tried to intervene, he, too, was bitten. Their son, 22-year-old Antoine Harris, tried to end the attack by stabbing the dog in the head.

The three family members were able to make their way into their house, leaving the dog outside in the yard. When police arrived, they tried a bean bag gun and a tazer, to no effect. Finally, Animal Control arrived and was able to tranquilize Scarface.

The family is said to be recovering, although the dog, unfortunately, had to be put down.

I hate that this is a Pit Bull story. I try really hard to remind people that Pit Bulls are not, simply by virtue of their breed, implicitly dangerous. However, when a dog is not properly trained and socialized, any breed can cause serious harm. We may never know this dog’s history; apparently the family had gotten him only a month before the attack.

It’s a shame, all around.

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

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