Keep and Bear Arms
Home Members Login/Join About Us News/Editorials Archives Take Action Your Voice Web Services Free Email
You are 1 of 381 active visitors Tuesday, February 27, 2024
Main Email List:

State Email Lists:
Click Here
Join/Renew Online
Join/Renew by Mail
Make a Donation
Magazine Subscriptions
KABA Memorial Fund
Advertise Here
Use KABA Free Email




Keep and Bear Arms - Vote In Our Polls
Do you oppose Biden's anti-gun executive orders?

Current results
Earlier poll results
4721 people voted



» U.S. Gun Laws
» AmeriPAC
» NoInternetTax
» Gun Show On The Net
» 2nd Amendment Show
» SEMPER FIrearms
» Colt Collectors Assoc.
» Personal Defense Solutions



Keep and Bear Arms


Archived Information

Top | Last 30 Days | Search | Add to Archives | Newsletter | Featured Item

Gun helpful in ending vicious dog attack

Originally ran here as:
"Family pet attacks baby-sitter"
By MARGOT MOHSBERG, The Capital Staff Writer

July 23, 2001

STEVENSVILLE, MARYLAND -- A large pet dog attacked a baby-sitter and the Kent Island fire chief Saturday, sending both to the hospital with severe lacerations.

Jody Shulz, owner of the 2-year-old male Akita named Casper, shot the 100-plus pound animal several times in an attempt to kill him after the attack at his home. A state trooper finally killed Casper with his shotgun, according to Queen Anne's County Animal Control Officer Chris Hatch.

The attack occurred around midnight Saturday outside the Shulz home in Stevensville. Casper turned on Jessie Phaneuf, who was baby-sitting Mr. Shulz' children. The 19-year-old Stevensville woman was bitten several times on her head and stomach.

Kent Island Volunteer Fire Department Chief Tracy T. Shulz, the owner's brother, heard the 911 call for help and was the first to arrive. He pulled the dog off of the young woman.

While he was taking Casper back to his pen, he bit Chief Shulz on the arm.

"I wanted to get the dog away from her and put (him) away so I could help her. But after walking about 10 feet, it turned and bit me. That's when I knew it was crazy," Chief Shulz said.

He hit the dog with a flashlight and managed to get everyone inside his brother's house.

A woman at the house with Ms. Phaneuf, whose name was not available this morning, called Mr. Shulz, who came home and shot the dog several times. State Trooper Brian Gill, who also responded to the 911 call, shot the dog once more.

"It was still alive. These are very big dogs," Officer Hatch said.

Both victims were taken to Anne Arundel Medical Center in Annapolis. Chief Shulz spent the night at the hospital, but went home yesterday.

"I'm doing all right," he said. "(My arm) aches some."

Ms. Phaneuf was treated and released yesterday morning.

Mr. Shulz could not be reached for comment, but Chief Shulz said his brother is disturbed by the attack.

"It's upset him," he said. "The baby-sitter had been sitting for him for a long time. And he also wonders what would have happened if the dog had turned on his children."

He said Casper had never shown any signs of being dangerous.

"We've never had any problems with it," he said. "I guess it's like the guy you work with for 10 years who suddenly comes in one day with a shotgun."

Casper was up to date on rabies vaccinations, but Officer Hatch said the animal will be tested for rabies. No citations were issued against Mr. Shulz.

NOTICE: In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107, this material is distributed, without profit, for research or educational purposes. We do our best, as well, to give credit to the original news source who published these Guns Save Lives stories out of respect and appreciation for their willingness to spread the word that Guns Save Lives -- and when an original link is available, we ALWAYS send all our visitors to read the original article on the original site where it was posted. God Bless the Americans that publish these stories - for assisting Americans in hearing the truth about guns saving lives.

Related Articles


Printer Version

The constitutions of most of our States assert that all power is inherent in the people; that... it is their right and duty to be at all times armed;... Thomas Jefferson to Justice John Cartwright, 1824. ME 16:45.

COPYRIGHT POLICY: The posting of copyrighted articles and other content, in whole or in part, is not allowed here. We have made an effort to educate our users about this policy and we are extremely serious about this. Users who are caught violating this rule will be warned and/or banned.
If you are the owner of content that you believe has been posted on this site without your permission, please contact our webmaster by following this link. Please include with your message: (1) the particulars of the infringement, including a description of the content, (2) a link to that content here and (3) information concerning where the content in question was originally posted/published. We will address your complaint as quickly as possible. Thank you.

NOTICE:  The information contained in this site is not to be considered as legal advice. In no way are Keep And Bear Arms .com or any of its agents responsible for the actions of our members or site visitors. Also, because this web site is a Free Speech Zone, opinions, ideas, beliefs, suggestions, practices and concepts throughout this site may or may not represent those of Keep And Bear Arms .com. All rights reserved. Articles that are original to this site may be redistributed provided they are left intact and a link to is given. Click here for Contact Information for representatives of is the leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions used by enterprises, Web sites, and consumers to conduct secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks., Inc. © 1999-2024, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy