PC Woman's Arm Amputated After Pit Bull Attack

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

CALLAWAY, Fla. (AP) -- Deputies say a Panama City woman's arm has been amputated after a vicious pit bull attack at the veterinary clinic where she worked.

Authorities said two staffers walked into the kennel and saw the dog violently shaking 43-year-old Laura Miller's arm Thursday. They kicked and hit the dog until it released its grip and they were able to lock the animal back in its cage.

A hospital spokeswoman says Miller is in guarded condition in an intensive care unit.

Karen Collier, owner of Parkway Animal Hospital, told authorities the dog had been staying at the kennel for almost two weeks and was never aggressive during previous visits.

Animal Control took possession of the dog.

The Bay County Sheriff's Office is investigating.

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  • by Anonymous on Jul 25, 2012 at 04:35 AM
    Im sick of hearing how pitt bulls are so bad. I have a pitt & thats the sweetest dog i have ever seen. ITS ALL IN HOW YOU RAISE YOUR DOG, i believe. ANYONE dog can turn on you.
  • by Karen on Jul 24, 2012 at 07:06 AM
    Very sad! Dogs, no matter what breed are a product of their environment. The write up doesn't really give a lot of details. Could be the woman, unintentionally, surprised the dog. It could also be the animal sensed danger from her. Either way this is a terrible thing that has happened and I pray she can get well quickly. I feel bad for her and the dog. Dogs are unpredictable and everyone should be cautious when it is not their own animal. Praying she has quick healing and can find some form of normalcy after losing her arm.
  • by sarah Location: heaven on Jul 23, 2012 at 08:07 PM
    oh wow! and this happens how often??
  • by Bob Location: Mobile on Jul 23, 2012 at 04:54 PM
    ...And in positive pit bull news, a dog who lost a leg pulling her unconscious owner off of train tracks is getting an Animal Hero of the Year award. But you probably won't hear about it on the news. http://www.ilovedogs.com/2012/07/hero-award-for-pit-bull-who-saved-woman-from-train/
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