Monday, August 15, 2011

Victim of dog attack receives support from the local community

It isn't uncommon for untamed dogs to attack people who are unfamiliar to them, but it can become a dangerous situation when they assault vulnerable individuals, such as elderly people and small children.

Brandon Williams, a 10-year-old boy from Tennessee, is lucky to be alive after a recent attack by two aggressive dogs. Currently, Williams is in the hospital for wounds throughout his body. The boy had his ears torn from his head in the incident, according to

Since word of the attack has spread, Williams and his family have seen the community come together in hope of the boy's full recovery. Many strangers have sent get well soon cards and toys to the family, along with their best wishes.

"One woman made a quilt for him and dropped it at the hospital," hospital spokesman Jim Ragonese told the news source. "Someone else came in and brought the little guy Bug Juice after they read about how he liked it in the newspaper this weekend."

Individuals who want to increase their personal safety can buy pepper spray. When used properly, it can temporarily blind an aggressive animal and give a victim the chance to run away.

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