Last week in Jacksonville’s Animal Control Shelter a 7 year old collie was attacked and bitten by a pit bull. An advocate for a local collie rescue group was asking why the ferocious pit bull was placed in the same kennel as the collie. Advocate Sandy Shevlin does not understand why these two very different dogs were locked up together. Animal Care and Control explained that space in the shelter is quite limited.
Shevlin is hoping that someone will rescue the collie named Tippy. The collie rescue group can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. City workers said they had to beat the pit bull off the other dog. We have represented many
victims of pit bull attacks. In some cases the pit bull even had to be shot because it’s powerful jaws would not let go of the victim.
If you or a family member has been bitten by any type of dog you should contact us at (904) 387-6101. Under Florida laws there is no “one bite rule”. It does not matter if the dog that bit you had never bit anyone else, you still have a claim against the owner of the dog.