Wednesday, September 12, 2007


Fremont mother stashes baby in trash can during pit bull attack

‘A woman who was being mauled by a pit bull terrier stashed her 4-month-old son in a garbage can to protect him from the animal, which remained on the loose Wednesday, authorities said.

Angela Silva, 32, suffered severe injuries to her arms, receiving 50 staples and countless stitches as a result of Tuesday’s attack in her garage. [..]

“He just kept biting … and biting … and biting,” Silva, a special-education teacher, said Wednesday, after an operation at Regional Medical Center in San Jose.

Two men across the street heard Silva’s screams and shooed the dog away using power tools. The baby suffered only a few scratches.’

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