Mar 28, 2013 News
Whilst her relatives and peers were enjoying Phagwah and are preparing to celebrate Good Friday and Easter Monday, Johan Carter, is in severe pain after she was attacked and ravaged by a Pit Bull Tuesday afternoon. The owner of the dog had carelessly left him loose and his gate open. He is said to be a Guysuco employee and taxi driver, who was not at home.
Johan Carter, 8, of Main Street, Cumberland, East Canje Berbice, and a grade
three student of the Cumberland Primary School, had to be rescued by a neighbour, who in turn had to run for her life after the animal turned on her.
According to reports, around 16:00 hrs on Tuesday the child was returning home from the shop a few houses away when the dog raced out from the yard and attacked her. She made a dash for it but was overpowered by the dog which pounced upon her, throwing her to the ground and started to bite her about her body.
Her unending cry for help attracted the attention of a neighbour who was nearby and who quickly raced to the scene. Her approach and shouts managed to distract the animal, but she had to run for her life after the dog turned on her. By that time other neighbours raced to the scene with various implements and warded off the animal.
The child was picked up bleeding from the wounds and rushed to the New Amsterdam hospital where she was admitted and given emergency treatment.
The police were informed and the owner was arrested and taken into custody at the Reliance Police station. He was subsequently released
Two Sundays ago another child in the district was mauled by a pit bull which attacked and bit her in her head. Amanda Phillips, 11, called “Manda” of Sookhu Street, Number Two village, East Canje, Berbice, a grade six student of the Sheet Anchor Primary school was attacked and bitten by a dog owned by a Dr. Roy Nankumar of the same street. The child received 10 sutures and is still hospitalised in the New Amsterdam hospital.
She was allowed to write the Grade Six Assessment Examinations from her hospital bed.
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