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Posted on: May 14, 2014

Dog Bite Incident in Waggaman

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 05:23 PM

In response to your inquiries, this afternoon, around 3:59, our officers responded to reports of several individuals bitten by a female pitbull dog at #32 Sarah in Waggaman.

Third District Patrol Officer Jeffrey Melle arrived on the scene and quickly determined the animal was secured in a rear yard. Melle learned there were three female victims who sustained dog bites during this attack, who needed medical attention.

The victim with the most serious injury was a four-year-old female, who appeared to have suffered a broken arm. A 33-year-old female sustained a dog bite to her leg and a 37-year-old female sustained a dog bite to her arm. All three victims were transported to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

According to additional witnesses who were in the home at the time of the attack, they reported the four year-old child opened the bedroom door where the female pitbull and her puppies were located. Once the dog entered the area where the victims were standing, she bit both of the adults. As the adults reached out to grab the child, it was then the dog lunged forward and bit the child on her arm.

Jefferson Parish Animal Control took possession of the 5 year-old pitbull and her puppies.

Colonel John N. Fortunato
Commander,
Public Information Office
Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office
504-363-5521 O

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