Jul 12, 2010

Pit Bulls viciously attack college student

NEW BEDFORD  - Authorities say a UMass student might need plastic surgery on his face after being attacked by three pitbulls in New Bedford.

Police say the 22-year-old student was attacked while walking near County and Robeson Streets on Friday night. He sustained serious arm and facial injuries, including losing part of his lip in the attack.

He was being treated at Saint Luke's Hospital. Information on his condition was not immediately available Sunday.

Police say two of the three dogs are being quarantined, and that the third is with its owners. Police say the dogs belong to a 19-year-old and her mother.

Police are investigating. No charges had been filed as of Sunday.

If the dogs would have been registered, tagged, and they had pictures of the dog and the owner they may be able to identify the offenders.

Just a month before New Bedford was considering bsl, maybe it will pass now???

Article about bsl in New Bedford -- http://bostonpersonalinjurynews.com/2010/06/a-stricter-dangerous-dog-ordinance-in-new-bedford.html


  1. http://www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20100712/NEWS/7120303/1018/OPINION

    the owners have been identified.

    Jasmine Lopes and her live in boyfriend Justin Andrade

    the female dingbat owns two of the frankenmaulers and the male owns one.

    Maciel said Lopes and Andrade had gone to a nearby market and left their three dogs in the Hazard Street house, Lopes' mother's residence. The dogs SOMEHOW got loose and Lopes and Andrade learned of the attack and "ran home," he said.

  2. this link states the dogs are owned by 19 yr old JASMINE LOPES and her mother. no mention of the boyfriend.

    "Neighbors say the pit bulls have been a problem in the past, constantly getting loose in the neighborhood." except now the mother pit's 2 pups are 8 months old (one month younger than bella when she attacked vanessa carlton).


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