Pitbull Attacks-Boy Bites Back!!!

Rio de Janeiro – An 11-year-old boy in Brazil bit a pit bull that had attacked him causing the animal to flee, local media reported Thursday.

The boy, Gabriel da Silva, was attacked in the family’s garden by their dog, Tita, on Tuesday, but fought back, biting the dog.

“Then Gabriel chocked the dog’s neck and bit it. He is a champ,” the boy’s grandmother, Arlinda, said with pride when describing the incident in the town of Belo Horizonte in the south-eastern state of Minas Gerais.

Reports said the boy broke a tooth, but received only minor injuries on his arm.

The dog was captured by the fire department and will remain under observation for 10 days. The family will then decide with the help of experts whether to keep the animal or put it to sleep, but they reportedly want to have no further contact with the dog.

“It’s funny. He was with us since he was small and never attacked anyone before,” the grandmother said. (dpa)

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The HSUS offers a $5,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of illegal animal fighters.

Animal Fighting Hurts Animals, Children, Communities and You

Be Part of the Solution

The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) offers a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in dogfighting or cockfighting.

If you have information about illegal animal fighting, you are eligible for this reward. Here are the steps to take.

  1. Call your local police department or animal control agency. Give them as many details as you can about the suspected animal fighting situation. You do not need to give your name to law enforcement to report illegal animal fighting.Tell the law enforcement agency about The HSUS’s reward program.
  2. Get a letter from law enforcement. If the suspected animal fighter is convicted, ask the law enforcement agency involved in the case to write a letter to The HSUS. The letter should state that your tip helped lead to the arrest and prosecution of the convicted animal fighter. The letter should be mailed or faxed to:

    Animal Fighting Reward Program
    c/o Ann Chynoweth
    The Humane Society of the United States
    2100 L St. NW
    Washington, DC 20037
    FAX: 301-721-6414

  3. Call The HSUS for more information. If you have questions about the reward program, please call us at 202-452-1100 or go to humanesociety.org

Spread the Word!

Order our Animal Fighting Reward posters and display them prominently throughout your community or wherever you suspect illegal dogfighting is occurring. To order your free action pack of dogfighting reward posters and stickers, send an email to officeservices@humanesociety.org.Additionally, The HSUS offers rewards in specific animal cruelty cases, at the request of local law enforcement, to assist in apprehending perpetrators. If you have information about any of the cases below, please contact the local law enforcement agency listed in the case descriptions. You can also contact The HSUS’s Media Relations Department at 202-452-1100.

Note: In order to qualify for the Rewards program, this must be an open case. Additionally, law enforcement officers (including ACOs and Humane Officers) are not eligible for the HSUS Rewards program.

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