Pit bull attack injures Fountain Inn girl, kills family dog - FOX Carolina 21

Pit bull attack injures Fountain Inn girl, kills family dog

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Samantha Jasper, 10, recovers after receiving eight stitches and a tetanus shot following a pit bull attack (FOX Carolina) Samantha Jasper, 10, recovers after receiving eight stitches and a tetanus shot following a pit bull attack (FOX Carolina)
FOUNTAIN INN, SC (FOX Carolina) -  Police in Fountain Inn say three pit bulls attacked a golden retriever mix at the home of Maria Jasper Friday.

"It was a nightmare," said Jasper, who said the attack lasted almost a half-hour, as she and her husband tried to fight off the animals.

Jasper was bitten. Her daughter, Samantha Jasper, was also injured as she tried to kick the dogs off her dog Anna.

"They bit right here and they chewed a whole piece of skin off right next to my muscle," Samantha said, 10. "I kept on thinking 'Am I gonna die? Am I gonna die? What's gonna happen to me?'"

Samantha's older sister Bonnie Jasper cried as she recounted the attack.

"She was family," said Maria Jasper of their dog Anna, who is now buried in their backyard. A wooden cross marks the spot where she was attacked and now laid to rest.

A police report from Fountain Inn states the owner of the three dogs was ticketed for Failure to Restrain Vicious Animal and Animal Nuisance. Chief Keith Morton said officers worked all through the following day to apprehend the rogue animals. Two are now in the custody of Greenville Co. Animal Control, the third is missing and presumed dead. Police said they shot at the animals during the attack. They escaped, and before they were caught, police said they killed another dog.

FOX Carolina tried to contact the owner of the dogs for comment. Fountain Inn police indicated he had left for a cruise trip shortly after learning of the attack and being ticketed.

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