Friday, April 23, 2010


"A Columbia woman is happy to be alive after she was attacked by a pit bull dog earlier this week. Tanya Barnes, 47, said her life has been turned upside down. She was consoling a family friend when she was allegedly attacked by one of his pit bulls. "My friend said that he was going to the restroom, and as he left his male dog got off the couch to follow him and stepped on the puppy," said Barnes. "I didn't even see the female dog move, it was like a rattle snake. I felt the power, and it just took my head and it had its whole jaw in my mouth. And her upper jaw with her teeth right here in my eye. And she just pulled, and as she pulled up she just shook my head." Barnes said the incident lasted all of 30 seconds. She said while the female dog was attacking her, the owner and the male dog were struggling to free her. "He came in there and grabbed the dog," Barnes said. "The male dog got back on the couch and saved my life. He yanked that dog. His front paw shows where he was pushing and trying to pull the female dog off me." Barnes said once she was free, she called 911, but by the time the ambulance arrived she was losing consciousness." - WDAM NEWS


Anonymous said...

now this is why some ppl should ave dogs! they (not this woman cus she was a victim), simply just dont know how to raise certain dogs. A pit bull might be naturally aggressive, BUT it can be taught not to be

Anonymous said...

she sounds like she enjoyed the experience of getting her face ripped off

Anonymous said...

very true! any dog can be trained to be non-violent..its the owners fault for having a vicious dog.

Ajlounyinjurylaw said...

Sounds like the female went into protective mode. My belief is that it doesn't matter how trained a dog can be, it still will go into it's animal instinct when in protection mode and the results could be exactly like this one.

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