His finger was deformed; lifting his shoulder was difficult and his hands were swollen like a boxer’s from trying to get the fighting dogs off his chest. My friend, a military veteran, recounted how he tried to save an old Border Collie from death at the jaws of a trained killer.
My friend, who is a very large fellow, told me that he saw a man release a pit bull dog from a call with instructions to attack the collie. The Pit Bull got its teeth into the collie’s neck and was trying to sever the wind pipe. My friend tired to wrestle the dogs apart. When the pit bull released its jaws’ grip for a moment to spit out its victim’s fur, my friend tried to jam his balled up shirt into its mouth, since punching at the attacking animal seemed to do no good. As he lay on the ground with the two dogs on top of him, the rescuer nearly had his ring finger chewed off by the pit bull. His arthritic right shoulder sustained a torn rotator cuff injury and his blood pressure and distress could itself have been fatal.
Law enforcement officers informed him that there are people in the Baltimore area who train these dogs to attack other canines for "sport." That this pit bull bypassed the people and went right for the aged border collie supports this contention. In addition, when the police went looking for the attacking animal’s tetanus shot records, they found out that the owner and trainer had had their pit bulls treated for similar attack injuries at the same veterinarian’s office ! Everyone at the Herndon Law firm ABRAMS LANDAU hopes that the trainers and owners of these vicious animals are prosecuted to the full extent of the law. The injury and mayhem these "sport attack pit bulls" cause residents of Baltimore, Maryland and elsewhere are inexcusable in any decent society. Perhaps the combination of criminal prosecution and civil action for all of the harms and losses caused by these Defendants’ unsafe decisions will reduce the number and severity of these Maryland dog attack incidents. I also hope my heroic friend’s injuries heal quickly and completely.