The Clackamas County Sheriff shot and killed a pit bull that attacked and severely injured a 7-year-old girl, Jayda Kempas in Happy Valley, Oregon. Kempas was to undergo surgery for her dog bites reports KOMOTV.COM in Seattle.
In a horrific attack, the pit bull attacked the little girl and bit her severely on the leg in several places. Kempas’ father, National Guard Staff Sgt. Steven Hehr, wrestled the dog and pulled it off only to be bitten himself. He also suffered a dislocated shoulder while wrestling the dog.
While Hehr held the dog, a bystander repeatedly clubbed the dog with an aluminum baseball bat. When the bystander became too exhausted and the dog was still vicious, the dog’s owner took the bat and started beating the dog but it could not be subdued.
Deputy Greg Martin arrived to the scene of the struggle and shot the dog dead. He was quoted as saying that the little girl would have died had her father not intervened.
Dog bite injuries can be very serious, even fatal. Nearly 2% of the U.S. population suffers a dog bite injury every year. In 2006, there were 26 dog bite fatalities. Injuries can leave a victim with serious and often permanent injuries including nerve damage and scarring.
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