Byrneville Resident Critically Injured In Dog Attack

May 30, 2015

A Byrneville resident was airlifted to a Pensacola hospital in critical condition Friday night after being bitten by their dog.

The incident happened about 8:45 p.m. on Raines Road. The 50-year old victim was reportedly attacked by their own dog, an English Mastiff, and suffered serious wounds to their arms and abdomen.

Further details have not been released.

An English Mastiff is a very large breed of dog, with mature males weighting between 150 and 240 pounds.


30 Responses to “Byrneville Resident Critically Injured In Dog Attack”

  1. Claire on June 3rd, 2015 7:32 am

    Prayers to the family, and for the dog crossing the Rainbow Bridge. Animal attacks scary, they don’t fight like we do. I have a few small rescue dogs. Never had a dog I couldn’t pick up and carry. big dogs scare me, I respect them, they can out run me, jump higher , and having bigger teeth. If one of my little guys attacked me , it would hurt, but I could punt them across the yard. Awful experience and hoping for healing of body and spirit.

  2. John on June 3rd, 2015 6:49 am

    When it comes to any mastiff research the bloodline and its history.

    The mastiff were used in by Napoleon in battle and it was said they “Fought Valiantly” and were used extensively by the Spanish Conquistadors against the Native Americans having said that there still a good breed, now a pit bull that’s a different story.

    I pray a full recovery for Mr. Hutson.

  3. jack hutson on June 2nd, 2015 9:11 pm

    Heading home long recovery road but will get there thanks to all who prayed and keep me in there thoughts

  4. jeeperman on June 2nd, 2015 7:02 am

    Thanks to some dingle brained city slicker, this is the kinda crap country folk have to deal with on a regular basis.
    When the tell their offspring that Fluffy went to live on a farm, they really mean it.

  5. Byrneville resident on June 1st, 2015 9:15 pm

    Mr. Hutson, please accept our apologies for someone’s ignorance! It sounds to me that whoever did this needs to be held accountable! Your life, your dog’s was lost and the kittens fate were all put in danger for probably a thrill for someone, they knew it would not be good, at least for the kittens! As it turned out even worse, someone needs to come forward!

  6. Suzie B on June 1st, 2015 7:21 pm

    Jack, hoping for healing for you in all ways. Again, so sorry that this happened to you. Some irresponsible human caused a major mess by dumping the kittens. Karma will come to them when they least expect it.

  7. Kevin & Harriet Pugh on June 1st, 2015 4:05 pm

    Jack & Mona,
    We were shocked to hear about what happened to Mr. Jack. We, too, love our animals. Our prayers are with you both. Just know, we are here for you if you need us for anything.

  8. Willene & Preston Bryan on June 1st, 2015 6:56 am

    Praying for healing for you Mr.Jack Hutson . So sorry for your lost of your pet.

  9. jack hutson on June 1st, 2015 12:40 am

    Talked to doctor getting to go home tomorrow thanks for all the prayers it means a lot to someone new to area. Still have alot to get through but will get it done just the way I am thank you all

  10. jack hutson on May 31st, 2015 11:55 pm

    To all people and their comets we all have a opinion and I respect that I loved my dog greatly and may never understand what has happened! I only know that my arms will be scared and disfigured for the rest of my life my dog was my pet and I will never forget that so please keep opions respectful as we will never know exactly what was going through his mind!

  11. Strange on May 31st, 2015 6:07 pm

    So sorry, praying for your full recovery. Like I said before we have two but will definitely be more alert around them. Thank you for letting us know the facts.

  12. Suzie B on May 31st, 2015 4:13 pm

    @ jack hutson – So very sorry that this happened. It’s a hard call that only you can make. Someone else’s neglect will cause you to lose your pet. We have a dog that was a “fear biter” when we took her in. She had been on the streets for a long time before that. She is now a wonderful dog but we are always aware of what she used to do and are very careful with kenneling, grooming, etc. You know your own dog best. If he’s outside a lot, I definitely understand your concern. Ours stay in a privacy fence so it helps with safety. We’ve had dogs that climbed out chain link before we got the privacy fence. Again, so sorry that this happened and if there’s any way things can be different, I’m sure you are the one that will know. Losing one for any reason never gets easier. :(

  13. jack hutson on May 31st, 2015 3:08 pm

    I owned this dog since it was a breaks my put him down but for the safety of the people who walk my rode for exercise it had to be done. Someone dropped off a box if kittens over the fence I tried to save them but mom had nothin to do with them I thought they were dead was going to buy them when one let off noise tried to.hold dog back but that was mistake I will be fine but will miss dog greatly. If you don’t want kittens or puppies for god sake get them fixed

  14. Tammy Savol on May 31st, 2015 10:54 am

    You truly never know what happens when a dog turns around and bites the owner. It can be a medical issue with the animal, the owner can be mean to the animal. I have a rescue and certain people she just doesn’t like. She has been raised with nothing but love and kindess. Our family prays that both the owner and the animal will be ok. Hopefully the owner will be able to forgive the animal, it’s not a human being and it’s not doesn’t know right from wrong.

  15. Molino Miss on May 30th, 2015 11:14 pm

    I have a llasa apso who bit me for no apparent reason. Size/breed of dog doesn’t make any difference. Who knows what they perceive.

  16. Sandra on May 30th, 2015 9:02 pm

    Wow, praying for the owner. We admire these dogs as we pass by every day.

  17. Alex A on May 30th, 2015 8:57 pm

    Untill we know the facts, we must wait and weigh what happened before pointing the finger. Person or dog fault?

  18. Mary on May 30th, 2015 7:44 pm

    I owned an English Mastiff also .. He was the sweetest most gentle dog I’ve ever had.

  19. Charlotte on May 30th, 2015 6:58 pm

    Yes, any breed can bite. I have a rescue Lab mix, don’t know what with, but he looks like a full blooded lab, except for he has some brown marking, which could be Rottie. He was about three months old when we saw him being thrown out o a pickup truck. We got him, brought him home, got him vaccinated and neutered, and he does not like strangers. And please don’t think I am racist, cause I am not, but for some reason, he does not like black people. So, we deal with his issues, cause, he loves us.

  20. CupCake4U on May 30th, 2015 6:44 pm

    @ Wondering… okay wannabee Mr. Ivan Pavlov or Sigmund Freud… your comments are nothing but opinions. You have no scientific study or proof to back up your comments. I will say one thing… I will choose a dog any day to be my best friend before I would a human. That’s the truth!

  21. Amanda on May 30th, 2015 1:58 pm

    Cujo was a St. Bernard who was bitten by a rabid bat in a fictional story. How that has anything to do with this situation is beyond me. Any dog can bite. Dogs are animals. English Mastiffs are called gentle giants for a reason. They are not an aggressive breed. Ridiculous comments comparing this dog to Cujo are just that….ridiculous.

  22. Amy on May 30th, 2015 12:16 pm

    This can happen to any person, with any dog, at anytime. Mastiff breeds are not to be attacked in this situation. We have raised an English Mastiff from a puppy and happens to weigh 170lbs. Situations lay behind every dog bite that we don’t know about. Prayers go out to the gentleman that this happen to, but don’t categorize the breed as a terrible breed based on this one story. I’ve met some pretty vicious labs, which are “supposed” to be wonderful dogs. They all have a mind of their own!

  23. Matt on May 30th, 2015 9:44 am

    My thoughts exactly. English Mastiffs are bred to guard and pin intruders instead of bite. Never heard of an incident with an English Mastiff attacking someone like that. There has to be some reason for it.

  24. Wondering---- on May 30th, 2015 9:42 am

    why you always get these comments after a huge dog mutilates someone—or worse yet kills a child—”Oh my goodness, the dog is so gentle—something odd must have caused this”—

    They are animals—and despite what the bleeding heart animal lovers want to believe–animals don’t think of the consequences of their actions. They are impulsive and the smell of blood excites them—and if it is human blood—so be it—they are animals!

  25. Avis on May 30th, 2015 9:39 am

    Even Cujo was a cute puppy one time. Tell me again how gentle this Mastiff was and then read the article again.

  26. Suzie B on May 30th, 2015 9:30 am

    So sorry to hear this happened and proof that it can happen anytime, by any breed, to anyone. A neighbor had a lab mix that was super sweet and one day just attacked our dog. It started being aggressive to their family and their other dog and was discovered to have a growing brain tumor and was soon put down. Please remember to always watch for changes.

    Hoping this person is ok and they can figure out what happened. :(

  27. praying on May 30th, 2015 8:30 am

    Praying for these sweet people. Those dogs are gentle. My daughter has been there several times and loves to play with those big babies. I hate this has happened pets are family.

  28. kiki on May 30th, 2015 8:29 am

    thats so odd! ive never in my life heard of thie breed harming anyone at all. i really wouldlike to know what triggered this agression!

  29. Strange on May 30th, 2015 6:55 am

    That’s strange because the English mastiff is known as the gentle giant. We own two,one of which we have had for 12 years (wouldn’t hurt a fly).

  30. Mary Blair on May 30th, 2015 5:27 am

    I’m praying for thus person. It must have been terrifying for them.

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