Thursday, January 19, 2006

A Child's Cry for Help...
Sunday, November 6, 2005; CARY, Illinois (AP) --
A 10-year-old boy was in critical condition Sunday after three pit bulls escaped from a home and went on a rampage, attacking six people before police shot and killed dogs, authorities said.

Neighbors said the attacks started late Saturday afternoon when children going door-to-door for a fund-raiser arrived at the home of Scott Sword, 41, who owned the dogs.
"We had music playing, and I heard this bizarre sound," said Debby Rivera, who lives three houses away. "I looked out the window, and I saw a young boy. The dogs were just jumping on him.""The screams were horrible," she said.
The dogs were "relentless, like they were possessed."The pit bulls attacked the two children, and when the dogs' owner tried to stop them, the dogs turned on him and bit off his thumb, Nygren said.
The boy's father also tried to protect his son and was attacked. The dogs went after another neighbor as well."The scene sprawled over a couple blocks; it was a very chaotic scene," said Lt. Michael Douglas of the Cary Fire Protection District.
Residents threw rocks at the dogs and honked car horns to try to distract them from attacking before police arrived and shot the animals. Jim Malone said he and a neighbor tried to beat the dogs back with baseball bats. "He'd hit them, they'd run, and they'd come back," Malone said. "This went on for 15 minutes."The boy who was attacked, Nick Foley, was hospitalized in critical condition Sunday. His friend Jordan Lamarre, also 10, was in serious condition.
Nick's father was listed in good condition. Sword and two others were treated for injuries and released.

Jourdan Lamarre is one of our Cary Kids Care members attacked by Pit Bulls on November 5th.Cary Kids Care is now fundraising for Jourdan’s Family to help defray costs related to the hospital stay and treatment provided at Lutheran General Hospital from the vicious dog attack.

Cary Kids Care has purchased 3,000 Silicone Wristbands. 2,000 in the royal blue and 1,000 in purple. The name on the wristbands is embossed with the name Cary Kids Care.Wristbands sell for $3.00 each and includes shipping. 100% of the proceeds will be going to Jourdan’s medical expenses. You can order your Cary Kids Care wristbands here ....