Tuesday, April 17, 2012
did someone say phlebotomy?
roger, we have translation.
A Pit Bull dog attacked its owner on Sunday night (22), and had to be shot 5 times by the Municipal Guard. The attack occurred at a residence on Wenceslas Braz boulevard, Vila Guaira, a neighborhood near the center of Curitiba [Brazil].
The supervisor of the Municipal Guard of Curitiba, Laurindo Filho Court, said the guards who arrived tried to separate the dog by shooting pepper spray at the pitbull. They hoped this would make the dog release the arm of the retired Dejail Cezar Gonçalves, age 54, but the tactic did not work.
"Realizing that the dog would also attack the head and neck of the owner, we fired two shots, which still did not stop the attack. Finally three more shots were fired into the pitbull, causing him to finally release the arm of the owner."
After losing so much blood, Goncalves was taken seriously ill and injured in both arms to the Worker's Hospital of Curitiba. There was a suspicion that he might have to have his arm amputated, but the hospital said the patient is doing well in the ward and performed a skin graft surgery on Friday (27).
The dog was referred to the Center of Zoonosis of Curitiba still alive, but succumbed to his injuries and died. According to Esther Lim's wife, Gill, the Pit Bull, named Jackal, was 4 years old. He was docile and even licked the feet of her husband.
"We treated that dog like a baby. We love animals. We've lost two mutts, who died of old age. Now we lost the Jackal. My husband never abused any animal. The attack is inexplicable," laments Esther.
Although docile, she confesses that the dog had attacked Gill's brother a few months ago, causing injury. Pollyanna Fernanda Souza, a neighbor of the couple and that appears in the video asking for help from the people who watched and filmed the attack, also recalled the first attack of the Jackal. According to her, the dog advanced on the face of Gill's brother and tore his nose.
The neighbor strongly denies that Gill was violent with the pitbull. "I never saw anyone abusing the Jackal, on the contrary. The dog was very well maintained, fat, vaccinated, fed with a quality diet and loved the owners. It was just love. In fact I did not know he was called Jackal, as Mr. . Cezar always called him "Baby."
The city police officers who arrived reported that they smelled alcohol on the victim, a suspicion denied by Pollyanna. "It only smelled of blood. My sister helped clean the yard after and said it was still smelling of blood."
thank you sharon