911 Call of Tracey v. Solesky

The 911 call portrays a life-threatening attack upon a young boy by a neighbor’s pit bull. The Solesky family hopes the 911 call will inspire Maryland legislators to resolve that this never happens in the New Year.

Towson, MD December 17, 2012 — Anthony and Irene Solesky, the parents of a young pit bull mauling victim at the center of Tracey v. Solesky, an appellate court decision that declared pit bulls “inherently dangerous,” release the 911 call of the attack upon their son. The life-threatening attack inflicted by a neighbor’s pit bull occurred in a residential alley on April 28, 2007 at approximately 5:22 pm. The YouTube video portraying the 911 call is just over nine minutes long.

Back in August, during a Special Session, the Maryland legislature attempted to diminish the high court’s decision by advancing an emergency bill. The effort did not succeed. On January 9, the General Assembly meets for the 2013 Session and is expected to again introduce legislation that will reduce the appellate court’s decision. Prior to doing so, Anthony Solesky urges legislators to listen to the 911 call and to resolve that this never happens again in the New Year.

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The video was created and edited by DogsBite.org, a national dog bite victims’ group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks. The Texas-based nonprofit submitted an amicus brief on behalf of the young mauling victim and created a website to help preserve the high court’s decision.