Saturday, May 13, 2017

Nevada: Las Vegas woman recovering after being attacked in the face by pit bull

NEVADA -- A Las Vegas woman is recovering after a dog attack near her home, leaving major injuries on her face.

"Cover the mirrors.  I don't want to see this.  I can feel it.  I don't want to see it," Joan Hobbs said of her instructions when she returned home from the hospital.

Hobbs weeps as she looks at old pictures outside her home near Lamb and North Las Vegas Boulevards, knowing she may never look that way again

She says she was going to a neighbor's house to drop off a stroller Monday afternoon.

As Hobbs approached the fence she said the dog attacked.

Interesting that KTNV refuses to say it was a large brown pit bull - they keep referring to it as "dog". The Las Vegas Review-Journal had no problem with identifying it:
Joan Hobbs, 53, was bitten Monday by what she said was a large brown pit bull in front of her neighbor’s mobile home in the northeast valley. She said she was about a foot away from the fence when the dog jumped up and bit her face. The dog was behind the fence the entire time, she said.

“I couldn’t believe it,” she said. “When I reached up, my lip was gone.”

"The dog was on the porch and came down the stairs and went up (makes a noise) and down, and I just screamed," Hobbs said.

The dog attacked her in the face, leaving painful wounds, requiring dozens of stitches.

She says doctor's told her she'll need several surgeries to repair the damage.

Hobbs says she now cringes any time she passes by houses with big dogs.

 While she knows most are good dogs; there is no doubt when it comes to what she wants done to the dog that scarred her for life.

"The dog needs to be put down.  I was doing nothing.  I didn't even touch the fence," Hobbs said.

Clark County spokesman Dan Kulin said Animal Control picked up the dog, and it is in the county’s custody at the Animal Foundation.

(KTNV Las Vegas - ‎May 9, 2017)

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