Jul 22, 2015 Chicago Dog Attack Victim Says Owners Not Punished Enough

Chicago - Marilyn Grimes sought media help get the word out that not enough is being done for the victims of severe pit bull attacks.

Marilyn Grimes was severely attacked by three pit bulls that got out because their irresponsible owner didn’t make sure the gate was latched to keep people safe from her maulers. Her little dog was killed in the attack and she almost lost both her legs.

Reporter Mai Martinez dug up some background information on dog bites in Cook County and Chicago:

“A review of city and county records from 2012-2014 shows more than 5,700 dog bites were reported in Chicago, and another 8,600 in Cook County.

The city deemed only 280 of those dogs dangerous, the county, just 27. A small number were euthanized and most owners faced maximum fines of just $500.”

And there were no consequences for the irresponsible owner, Katesha Curtiss. Marilyn Grimes wants that to change.

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Jul 22, 2015 Cicero Lawsuit: Pit bull allegedly attacks neighbor

Cicero - “A Cicero woman allegedly attacked by a pit bull is suing the dog's owners.

Diane Reyes filed a lawsuit July 16 in Cook County Circuit Court against Waldir Gonzalez and Elio Essant, alleging violations of the Animal Control Act.

According to the complaint, on July 30, 2014, Reyes was outside near her home in Cicero, when she was allegedly attacked by a pit bull housed by the defendants at 1818 51st Court, Cicero. The suit says, as a result of the attack, Reyes sustained bite injuries, as well as pain and suffering, disfigurement, disability, loss of a normal life and medical expenses.

Reyes seeks damages of more than $50,000, plus costs. She is represented by attorney William R. Cassian of Cassian & Carter in Joliet. “

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Cook County Record

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