The photos of her injuries are graphic. The dogs ripped chunks of flesh off her legs, arms and face. Luckily, Chris was able to pry their jaws off her mauled body.
The Montgomery County Animal Resource Center, headed by Montgomery County Dog Warden Mark Kumpf, is allowing the dog owner to quarantine the dogs in his own home (right next door to the victim's home) because ""The ARC doesn't have the authority to remove the dogs right now. We will go through the process and if it's deemed we can remove them, then we will remove the dogs," shelter manager Mick Sagester said."
Chris Carter is not pleased by this arrangement. He said "if it happened once it can happen again until something is done about it." Getting something done about it is the problem. HB 14, passed last year by the Ohio Legislature, was written by animal rights lawyers employed by Utah based Best Friends Animal Society. This law protects only dogs and their owners. Despite the claims of bill sponsor Representative Barbara Sears that the bill "finally gives dog wardens the tools to deal with dangerous dogs" the reality is much different. Montgomery County Dog Warden Mark Kumpf was a huge supporter of HB 14 and is now responsible for enforcing the law he helped to create. The process for declaring a dog dangerous and removing it from the community is very complicated.
This is the process, how long do you think it will take?
955.222 Hearings for dog designation.
129th General Assembly File No. 75, HB 14, § 1, eff. 5/22/2012.