Candis Danielson and her household. | Picture through GoFundMe, used with the household’s permission.


A 35-year-old mom of 5 is recovering from severe accidents and a surgical procedure through which one among her ft was amputated after she was viciously attacked by two pit bulls whereas making an attempt to assist a neighbor Thursday afternoon in Myers Flat.

Candis Danielson had gone over to her neighbor’s home to assist him along with his generator throughout an influence outage when the neighbor’s canine received out of his trailer and attacked her, in line with Aaron Merriman, an emergency medical providers employee who responded to the scene. 

The canine had dragged Danielson beneath the trailer and inflicted in depth harm to her legs and ft, Merriman stated.

“She was in excessive shock however would reply to her identify,” Merriman stated. 

In line with to a press launch from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Workplace, responding deputies carried out life-saving efforts on Danielson, who was transported to St. Joseph Hospital and is anticipated to outlive.

One other sufferer additionally suffered chew accidents and was handled at a close-by fireplace station, the sheriff’s workplace stated. 

Danielson’s sister, Shiann Davis, arrange a GoFundMe marketing campaign to lift cash for Danielson’s medical payments and any potential authorized charges. Within the preliminary submit, which went up on Thursday night, Davis wrote that her sister was present process surgical procedure to have one leg amputated and should lose the opposite leg as nicely. Nonetheless, in a Friday morning replace, Davis wrote that surgeons had solely amputated one foot, “and they’re bringing in specialists to see what they can save of the remainder of her leg.”

Davis launched the next assertion to the Outpost Friday morning:

It’s taking a minute simply to recover from the preliminary shock of every little thing. We’re simply making an attempt to remind ourselves Candis is in good palms and being taken care of by correct specialists, her ache is being managed, and most significantly she’s alive.

It’s an odd world now. We are able to’t be there within the hospital along with her and even her children could not have the ability to see her for in all probability a month whereas she’s going via this due to COVID, however the precaution is sensible for her security and the protection of others.

If her, you additionally understand how robust she is and the way a lot of a fighter she is. When you don’t know her, take my phrase that you simply’d be fortunate to cross paths in the future. We’re grateful to everybody that has supplied help to our household throughout this time. Thanks a lot in your generosity, for sharing, and for reaching out.

Davis’s boyfriend, Myles Cochrane (who previously labored as program director at KSLG FM, owned by the Outpost’s mother or father firm, Misplaced Coast Communication, Inc.), defended pit bulls usually however stated these explicit canine have been harmful:

Canines are one of many biggest presents to humanity. No matter breed or dimension, in the event that they’re raised proper they may in all probability succeed. It’s unfathomable some people have the luxurious of being known as a “light large” but many qualifying pit bulls don’t get the identical privilege. That stated, these explicit canine ought to by no means have had this chance at tried homicide.

Humboldt County Sheriff’s Workplace Public Info Specialist Samantha Karges informed the Outpost that the canine shall be required to endure a vicious canine listening to.

“If at that listening to the canine are decided to be probably harmful or vicious canine, and that the discharge of the canine would create a major risk to the general public well being, security, and welfare, then the canine could possibly be put down. The method is printed in County Code § 547.”

The canine’ proprietor has not been charged with any crimes — no fees have been requested, Karges stated, including that the incident continues to be beneath investigation.  


Right here’s the press launch from the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Workplace:

On Jan. 28, 2021, at about 12:45 p.m., Humboldt County Sheriff’s deputies have been dispatched to a residence on the 200 block of Myers Avenue in Myers Flat for the report of a canine assault.

In line with the reporting occasion, the 35-year-old feminine sufferer had arrived on the residence to carry out housekeeping providers. Upon arrival, the sufferer was reportedly attacked by two pit bulls, which have been pets that lived on the residence.

When deputies arrived on scene, the canine had already been detained in a car by their proprietor. Deputies positioned the sufferer with severe and in depth accidents associated to the assault. Deputies carried out life-saving efforts on the sufferer. The sufferer was transported to an area hospital for remedy and is anticipated to outlive.

Whereas investigating, deputies discovered of a second sufferer who was being handled for bite-related accidents at a fireplace station close by. Upon contacting the male sufferer, deputies discovered that the person had stopped on the property to help the feminine sufferer and canine proprietor. Nonetheless, whereas trying to help, the person sustained average accidents from the canine. The person left the property previous to deputy arrival to hunt medical remedy.

Animal Management Officers took custody of the canine they usually have been transported to the Humboldt County Animal Shelter the place they’re being held pursuant to Humboldt County Code § 542-13 and § 547-14.


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