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4-year old attacked by pit bull set for long recovery

Nigel Poole Nigel Poole

4-year old Jasper Poole needed a blood transfusion Wednesday after getting attacked by a relative's pit bull Monday.

His father, Nigel, says the incident is still troubling him.

"Over the last couple of nights he begins to wonder if that dog is going to come back into the hospital and get him," the elder Poole said. "He keeps using the term, 'that dog ate me' and he is worried the dog is going to eat him."

Phoebe Putney is providing counseling to help Jasper get over the fears, but his physical recovery will also be a long process.

"He is not able to walk yet, so after this he is going to have some physical therapy to go through," Nigel said.

Some cities have put strict requirements on pit bull owners.  Albany city commissioners debated an ordinance but put it on hold.  Jasper's father Nigel says he is still a fan of the pets.

"I won't speak for one breed, because just like in human beings there is bad people and there is good people," Poole said. "Even though my child was attacked by a pit bull, I can't say that every pit bull is to blame."

Friends have launched a facebook page and bank account to collect donations to help pay Jasper's medical bills. 

You can stop by any SB&T bank to help donate.


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