This recent attack in Tulsa has some wondering if Tulsa needs the same rules. News on 6 anchor Scott Thompson says it happened Friday morning.
73-year-old Claudine Papen was walking her two dogs just blocks away from her home, when a pit bull came out of nowhere and attacked her pets. Papen says the dog struck 3-year-old Holly first, and then attacked 2-year-old Kricket. Holly was able to escape.
Holly was found more than a mile away at LaFortune Park. Vets had to staple her throat shut and patch up her paws which she had worn down to the flesh.
The pit bull's owner asked Papen if he could help.
Claudine Papen: "And I said, 'put the dog down.'
And he said, 'put her to sleep?'
And I said, 'yes.'
I said, 'That could've been a child, it could've been a human.'
And he started to give me his name and phone number and I said, 'I know who you are.'"
(NewsOn6 - August 18, 2005)