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Pitbull attacks in Mérida

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On the morning of this Tuesday, April 16, a dog attacked others in the streets of the Los Héroes neighborhood in Mérida. The report indicates that a young man was walking his two dogs, of the Siberian Husky breed, on 129th Street in that neighborhood and, upon reaching the intersection with 166th Street, a Pitbull breed dog attacked the Siberian dogs.

The owner of the Husky tried to stop the attack but was also attacked by the dog that was wandering around the place alone.

The owner of the attacked dogs notified the emergency number 911 and SSP Firefighters arrived at the scene and caught the pit bull to move it to a safe area.

The retention of the aggressive animal was to prevent further attacks and wait for someone to come out to claim ownership of the dog and pay for the damages caused.

According to data from the Federal Ministry of Health (SSA), in the first months of 2024, until epidemiological week 8, 652 dog attacks had been recorded in Yucatan, representing 85% of the total animal attacks.

The figures show that there is a predominance of dog bites in men, who a total of 364 injuries. The affected women were 288.

On March 11, a canine attack was recorded inside a home in the El Rosario neighborhood of the town of Acanceh.

A pair of dogs, apparently of the pit bull breed, that were wandering the streets, unexpectedly entered a home and attacked two mixed-breed dogs that were there.

TYT Newsroom

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