But apparently this one didn't. This 9 year-old boy was mauled by a pit bull sometime "last month" in Calgary, according to this article. Judging from the current state of his facial wounds, his attack happened a week or more (I would say more) ago and I didn't see a single report. Surgeons say the little boy nearly died from his wounds but the attack wasn't even reported? I wonder if it was even recorded? Bill? Greg?
Here's the article. Everything in parentheses is mine.
Here's the link, look at the pictures: http://calgary.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20100901/CGY_Pitbull_Ban_100901/20100901/?hub=CalgaryHome
Mother calls for pit bull ban
Dakota Van Diest Pollon survived a viscious attack by a pit bull.
Dakota Van Diest Pollon ended up needing surgery and more than 300 stitches after the pit bull attack
At the request of his owner, Bruno was put down after the attack (good thing, because you know rehoming is the favored method of pit bull abatement in Algarycay).
The mother of a nine-year-old Calgary boy is calling for a province-wide ban on pit bull terriers and rottweilers.
Dakota Van Diest Pollon was attacked by a pit bull last month while at the home of his sister's boyfriend.
The boyfriend wasn't home at the time and the sister eventually mustered up the strength to pull off the dog.
By the time is was over, Dakota needed surgery and more than 300 stitches.
"I honestly thought he was on his death bed. It looked so horrific," says Angie Pollon, Dakota's mother.
Surgeons say the nine-year-old came within an inch of losing his life.
Dakota has a long recovery ahead of him as he tries to heal from more than the physical wounds. "Every night I wake up and see pit bulls surrounding my whole bed, everywhere, they're jumping up and barking at me," says Dakota.
The three-year-old pit bull had never attacked before. At the owner's request, he was put down on Tuesday.
Dakota's mother is now calling for a provincial ban on pit bulls and rottweilers. She wants them to be labeled dangerous dogs like they are in Ontario. "I would say to any pit bull owner that they're harbouring a killer," says Pollon.
Officials with Calgary Bylaw Services say the city will not be advocating for a ban because it believes the owner is at fault, not the breed. "This is a behaviour issue, not a breed issue," says Greg Steinraths.
"We look at the whole philosophy. We make sure the dog is licenced, spayed, neutered, they need proper training and care and ensure they do not become a nuisance or threat," says Steinraths. (And don't forget about rehoming them, Greg, because you KNOW biting dogs that get new homes immediately cease biting...like Alphie).
Bylaw Services says its policies do work and adds that Calgary has less dog bites per capita than other cities around the world (I wonder how many of them are from pit bulls? I wonder how many of them, like this one, never make the news?).
The province also says it is not considering a ban on pit bulls.