Pitbull forces family to stay indoors
By CECILY ASSON Monday, August 12 2013
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PITBULL JITTERS: The pitbull which roamed the yard of the Rambharose family in Princes Town, yesterday....
SINCE midnight on Saturday, a Princes Town family have been forced to stay indoors because of a ferocious pitbull which entered their yard through a fence and continues to roam close to their home.
Vidya Rambharose told Newsday yesterday she is unaware if the animal had been abandoned or if it had strayed from its home. She however issued a public appeal for the owner to come forward and collect the animal which she said is also in need of medical attention.
“My brother and his family are now prisoners in their home because of the dog,” she said.
Rambharose told Newsday the hungry animal had forced its way into her brother’s yard at Pierre Street, Princes Town where it spent the night. When the dog woke yesterday morning it began acting in a ferocious manner and kept threatening the safety of family members including her father Jawahir Rambharose, 73. There are also several children in the house including a three-month-old baby, some of whom she said are vacationing with their uncle Basdeo at his home. She said the dog kept barking at them and refused to leave the yard. No one was allowed to go outside yesterday for fear of the animal, she said.
She also said her brother called the Princes Town Police Station several times between Saturday night and yesterday morning for help, but got no assistance.
When that failed, Vidya who lives at Lengua said she personally visited the police station and made a report.
She told Newsday: “My brother couldn’t come out his home, so I went to the station and I sat there until they took my report. They told me they already had the complaint in the diary but I told them it was urgent and they went.”
At about 11 am yesterday, police arrived and managed to chase the dog off the property. Yesterday her brother repaired the damaged fence where the dog forced its way through to enter the yard.
She however believes the dog remains hiding in the bushes in the area.
“It is still in the area hiding somewhere in the bush,” she continued. “No one, not even the children are being allowed to come out to play in the yard.”
She said her brother has two Rotweillers which are secured in their kennels.