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Dogs suspected of attacking teacher removed from owner

Sunday, September 22, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica — The police are reporting that the dogs believed to have attacked a primary school teacher in Cooper's Hill, St Andrew on Thursday have been taken from their owner.

The constabulary's Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) said the dogs were removed yesterday with the assistance of the Jamaica Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (JSPCA).

Reports are that on Thursday evening the St Richards Primary School teacher was doing her routine evening walk along Woodland Way in Cooper's Hill, St Andrew, when four pit bulls attacked her, causing extensive damage to her limbs and head.

The woman was rescued and taken to the hospital by the police where she remains in serious condition. The police said investigations continue.

President of the Jamaica Teachers' Association (JTA), Owen Speid has since expressed “deep regret” at what he called the lack of public safety from aggressive dogs.

Read more: Pit bull attack on teacher saddens JTA


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