Yasmin Adam Florida pit bull attack leaves 9 year dog owner with her left arm amputated: A cautionary tale of how a certain breed of dog’s nature can turn on a dime.
Yasmin Adam a 45 year old Lauderhill, Florida woman has told of surviving a ‘traumatic’ attack on her life at the hands of her ‘gentle’ pet pit bull dog of nine years. The attack led to the woman losing her left arm.
The December 2016 mauling led to Adam lying in her own pool of blood as the pet owner feared for her life after her ‘beloved’ dog Sir Hinkles attacked her.
Adam’s tale of caution comes off the back of increased reports of pet pit bull dogs turning on their owners, or owners mistaking the capacity of such dogs ‘unexpectedly’ launching ‘inconceivable’ attacks.
Yasmin Adam’s assault reported SWNS happened while the un-assuming dog owner attempted to break up a ‘play fight’ between Sir Hinkles and her two other dogs.
According to Adam, the previously good-natured animal had started barking before launching himself at her, biting her ear and tearing flesh from her arms.
Yasmin told of the nine-year-old red-nose pit bull, chewing on the bone in her left arm for nine minutes before police arrived and shot the animal dead.
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Yasmin Adam Florida pit bull attack: He attacked me on and off for 9 minutes.
The former quality control technician had recently moved to Fort Lauderdale, in Florida from Greenville, South Carolina, with her pets when the attack happened.
Told Yasmin, ‘I guess there was tension after the other dogs were fighting. Next thing I know he jumps up and bites my ear.
‘I knew what was going on but I didn’t feel any pain. I guess I was in shock.
‘Sir Hinkles went back in his cage then, but all I can think of was that he got a taste of blood because he came right back out and bit me on my right arm.
‘After that he attacked me on and off for nine minutes. The dog ripped all the meat off my lower left arm, and that’s gone now.
‘I just stopped fighting the dog. I figured I was going to die. He kept trying to pull the bone out of my arm.’
Adam only survived the mauling after a friend, also living in the apartment, alerted police, who pepper sprayed the dog before shooting him.
Doctors at Broward General Hospital, Florida, sought to save Yasmin’s left arm for three weeks before it was decided that amputation was the only way forward.
Told the pit bull owner: ‘It was the most painful thing I’ve ever experienced in my life.
‘I could see the bone clear as day. Eventually, they amputated it from just above my elbow on December 26.
‘I’m just working on getting my right arm functional again. He ripped that arm apart too, but not as badly.
‘I can’t move my wrist and I have limited movement in my fingers. To be honest I thought I was going to die so to have just lost my arm I feel lucky.’
Yasmin Adam Florida pit bull attack: ‘Don’t be tricked that they aren’t capable of something like this’.
The incident led to Adam being hospitalized for six months, during which time her two other dogs were put down.
While Yasmin was upset she couldn’t save them, she now warns people about the dangers of owning this breed of dog as, prior to the attack, Sir Hinkles had never shown signs of aggressive behavior.
Told Yasmin Adam: ‘I loved him so much. He slept with me in my bed, he never was out of line.
‘He was always so gentle with children and really friendly. He never snapped at cats or little kittens, he never touched a kitten.
‘I didn’t even have to put him on a leash because he was such a good-natured dog.
‘I loved Hinkles, I had him for nine years but he turned on me in nine minutes. Now I warn people against these types of dogs.
‘People always say ‘It’s how you raise a dog that matters’, and I was one of those people.
‘And I do believe to a certain extent that’s true. But animals have an instinct they can’t overpower and that’s what happened with my dog.
‘I thought he would never do anything like that and look at me now.
‘Don’t be tricked into thinking they aren’t capable of doing something like this.’