Mar 21, 2012 Wheatfield Contemplates Dog Ordinances After Many Pit Bull Attacks
Wheatfield - Dog bites continue to plague the Wheatfield area, specifically pit bull attacks. The Wheatfield Town Council discussed the issue at Thursday’s meeting in front of a standing-room only crowd.
A patron at the meeting showed the council images of what she alleges her neighbor’s pit bull had done to her dogs as they were in her yard. The pit bull killed one of her dogs, she said. The female patron was concerned as her home is just a few blocks from the school.
“My children are traumatized and I’m traumatized,” she said. “These situations can quickly turn from animal on animal to animal on human.”
Another patron, Brittany Hunter, spoke up about her husband, Michael Hunter, whom she alleged was bitten on the hip on Feb. 26. The bit broke skin and pierced Michael Hunter’s jeans, she said; jeans that the young married couple showed.
The dog that bit Michael Hunter was alleged to have been on a leash being walked by a minor at the time of the dog bite.