Westside woman & her pet attacked by 4 dogs – What We Know!

Westside woman & her pet attacked by 4 dogs

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – What started as a routine stroll became an assault that despatched a canine and its proprietor to the emergency room.

The incident occurred on Lancia Avenue on Jacksonville’s Westside on March 4, however News4JAX simply realized about it after the lady who was attacked ended up again within the hospital.

Ashley Parnell spoke to News4JAX from her hospital mattress whereas she was present process a sequence of intravenous remedies to beat an infection in her leg from a canine chunk. Parnell mentioned she was bitten throughout an assault by 4 canine that belonged to her neighbor throughout the road. She mentioned it occurred proper after she introduced her Jack Russell terrier out the entrance door to take it on a stroll.

“The neighbor’s 4 pit bulls got here throughout the road and so they attacked us. I attempted to get my canine and myself again in the home however wasn’t capable of,” Parnell mentioned.

Parnell mentioned that she was bitten a few occasions on the legs by one of many canine. She additionally mentioned the opposite canine mauled her canine. Her mom, Kathy Parnell, was dwelling when it occurred and heard the chaos. She mentioned she had simply stepped out of the bathe and will hear her daughter screaming.


“When she received to the entrance door, she was screaming and screaming and screaming. She had (dragged) our canine in as a result of he had handed out from the accidents,” Kathy Parnell mentioned.

Paramedics took Ashley Parnell to the emergency room to be handled for the canine bites to her leg. The next week, she mentioned, she ended up again within the emergency room after which was admitted into the hospital as a result of her canine chunk injures had precipitated a bacterial an infection to her leg that was spreading. Oral antibiotics weren’t working, so she needed to be admitted into the hospital to endure a sequence of antibiotic remedies that needed to be intravenously injected.

The Parnells mentioned their canine suffered far higher injures.

“He’s received stitches all down his legs and he’s received to put on a cone collar for 14 extra days,” mentioned Kathy Parnell, who additionally owns the injured animal.

News4JAX spoke with the proprietor of the canine. The person, who declined to offer us his identify, mentioned his canine had been in his yard however discovered a method out by digging below the fence and going right into a next-door neighbor’s yard that has an open gate going through Lancia Avenue. The person additionally mentioned that after the incident, he positioned picket boards alongside the fence to forestall the canine from escaping after which allowed News4JAX to come back onto his property to see the boards in place and to get a take a look at his canine. All 4 animals had appreciable measurement and appeared to need consideration however by no means confirmed aggression towards us. The person advised News4JAX that every one 4 of his canine are vaccinated, however in keeping with animal management, the canine believed to have bitten Ashley Parnell was not present with its vaccinations.


Ashley Parnell mentioned the assault is a instructing second for all canine house owners.

“If individuals are going to have canine like that, they will need to have a safe again yard. There can’t be a risk {that a} canine like that may simply get out. What if it had been a toddler? This is able to have been their face and never their legs. What if this had been an aged particular person? They might have knocked over? This was unhealthy however may have been quite a bit worse,” Ashley Parnell mentioned.

Her mom echoed the identical message however mentioned the proprietor of the 4 canine needs to be required to do extra to safe his animals.

“After they have canine like that, they need to have an 8-foot privateness fence all the way in which round. They need to be secured and they need to be muzzled,” Kathy Parnell mentioned.

Kathy Parnell additionally advised News4JAX that the vet payments and her daughter’s hospital payments are racking up a lot that she and her daughter could file a lawsuit in opposition to their neighbor.


Jacksonville police had been the primary to analyze the assault however News4JAX has realized that the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Workplace has handed the investigation over to animal management.

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