May 20, 2013 Pit bull jumps fence to get to child and maul him

Chicago - A pit bull jumped the fence of his yard for the express purpose of mauling a little boy playing in his own yard.

Animal control and the police refused to identify the breed of dog, but that fact and the seriousness of the boy's injuries made it clear that it was a pit bull that was the attacker.
Glendale Miller with all four limbs heavily bandaged
Photo credit: Craig Wall

Glendale Miller had to endure 7 hours of surgery on all four of his limbs and will be hospitalized several days.

The breed of dog was first disclosed by ABC 7 News when they interviewed the family of the 9 year old boy, Glendale Miller.  The family wanted to publicly speak out about the dangerousness of unrestrained, unattended pit bulls.  The asked that pit bull owners be more responsible.  ABC 7 News is the only outlet that bothered to print comments from the family and mention the breed of dog.

The Miller family says that before the attack, they were terrorized by the pit bull which has escaped before, and that they had to change their living habits to avoid encountering the vicious pit bull by walking different ways and patronizing different stores.

The pit bull was put down.

Read more:
ABC 7 News
Fox 32 News

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