Vicious “Pit Bull” Attack Nearly Kills Young Woman, Doctors Trying to Save Her Leg
UPDATE: 2/25/2018, 12:01 P.M. – The family has established a Gofundme page to help with the overwhelming medical costs. CLICK HERE FOR UPDATE AND LINK TO GOFUNDME
UPDATE: 2/24/2018, 1:05 P.M. – There are unconfirmed reports from several sources that say that doctors were unable to save the young victim’s leg. She continues to recover in a local trauma center but her exact condition is unknown.
It should also be noted that the Pit Bull pictured in this article is one that the victim was trying to re-home. It is not the actual Pit Bull that attacked her.
HOMOSASSA – A young woman is recovering at a local trauma center, after sources say she was nearly mauled to death by her own Pit Bull.
According to Citrus County Officials, around 11:00 a.m. yesterday, Fire Rescue responded to S. Maxwell Pt. where they located 20-year-old Jessica Calhoun who had suffered serious dog bites all over her body, especially her leg.
Officials say Calhoun was just talking on the phone with her sister, when her 4-year-old Pit Bull suddenly attacked. The attack was completely unprovoked and unexpected, say officials.
Due to the severity of her injuries, Calhoun was airlifted to a nearby trauma center for treatment.
According to the victim’s employer, owner of Coney Island Drive Inn located in Downtown Brooksville, John Lee, “Calhoun is struggling to survive and doctors are trying to save her leg.” Lee says they are removing veins from one leg to try and save the other.”
“She loves those dogs,” says Lee, and she’s been trying to get rid of at least one of them.
Calhoun is a third generation employee with Coney Island, along with her mother and grandmother.
We will bring more on this story as it develops.
This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. ™2013 – 2018 RNRF Incorporated.