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Feb 7, 2011

Dog owner charged after unchained animal bit woman

Raymond Silva

Just last week three year old Lupita Padilla was bitten by a mixed breed dog in the Jerusalem area behind the Lord’s Ridge Cemetery. The toddler is said to have wandered into a neighbor’s yard where the dog pounced on her and bit her on the neck and face. No charges have yet been brought in that case, but today thirty-five year old Dr. Raymond Silva of Leslie Street was charged for a similar incident on January twenty-fourth. In this case, however, his neighbor twenty year old Renecia Diego, says she was walking past Silva’s house when the dog came from inside the yard and attacked her. Diego, who had her baby in a prom, claims that the doctor and his wife stood by and watched as the dog came after her. She further alleged that she asked Silva to call the dog back into the yard, but he didn’t do so until after she had been bitten on the leg. In Magistrates Court today, Silva was charged with Permitting an Un-muzzled Ferocious Dog to be at Large. He is out on a five hundred dollar bail and is due back in court on March fourteenth.

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16 Responses for “Dog owner charged after unchained animal bit woman”

  1. BZNinCALI says:

    Put this dog down & teach this man & his wife common sense or a little empathy, whip him with the leash he was not using on his dog & for God’s sake, do not allow these fools to own another dog.


    When someone wonders on to another property and is attacked by the owners dog, that is another story, but when dog owners failed to abide or maintained the “DOG LAW” he like Silva should be punished to the full extent of the law for attempted murder.

  3. shy says:

    The man and his wife should be punished for letting the dog roam the streets when he should be in a fenced yard.

  4. reel says:

    this person was charged solely because he was hipanic.immigrant I go to work at 6 every morning and I can see at least 6 to 8 persons every morning riding bikes or jogging with pitbulls beside them without a leash. Jules said it last night the police found a “spanish” they can chance.

  5. cg says:

    what is it with people and dogs they can’t handle. any dog that wonders into my yard, i dont care if they got owner, they will be put down, cause me or my kids will not get bitten for someone else’s bad dog

  6. daveyt says:

    Get someone elses dog to maul him! Eye for an Eye, and all that. Then put the lot to sleep!!!

  7. Sugar says:

    Is it a double-standard here?? is not a little girl in hospital due to similar circumstance and nothing has happened in that case?? why??

  8. daveyt says:

    I think the other dog was in a yard, and chained. Could be wrong though. If a dog is loose, and not fenced, it should wear a muzzle – like you see muzzled dogs running wild in Belize!!!!

    Loose dogs should be treated like stray dogs, rounded up and put to sleep. (Or, if the owner claims their dog, neutered before release, at the owners expense, and the owner faces a heavy fine or imprisonment idf the dog gets loose again, or attacks a person)

  9. BZNinCALI says:

    reel, the woman was not in the man’s yard she was on the street, the dog left his yard & the owners did nothing. What does ethnicity have to with it?


    Reel, quit being so bloody ignorant.
    This is not a racist post, so get real.
    The so call “Spanish” did not leashed his dog, and his dog attacked a woman while he stood there and did nothing to avoid the attack. Not too long ago a pit bull attacked and killed a man, and (the dog owners not were not Spanish), it is about responsibility not race.

    As far as I am concern he and his dog should be put to sleep.

  11. Oscar says:

    this sounds like Bs#!t, sounds like another broke @$$ person in Belize trying to get $. get an !**ken job. What an ignorant woman. If anyones ever been to Belize they know that theres dogs loose everywhere, its like this country has no animal laws.

  12. goro says:

    esto es una basura … los beliceño estan ciendo muy racistas con el doctor .. cuando el viste su uniforme para salvar personas no para lastimarlas . esa mujer no alla como acusar de una manera injusta a las personas que ayudan a las demas … como una persona preparada va a querer hacerle daño a personas que el puede atender en su consultorio como doctor … el vela por la salud de las personas no por hacerle el mal .. investigen bien y ponganse la mano en la conciencia y piensen un poco de las cosas estupidas que dicen para acusar al doctor y su familia ….

  13. beno says:

    Estas personas que estan a favor de la mujer que fue agredida por el perro propiedad Dr. Silva, pienso que son familias de la afectada o almenos amigas,creo que estan equivocadas ,ellas o ellos no son razonables, mas bien son ignorantes, son mas animales que el perro,ademas la mujer supuestamente mordida es una dunda por q yo veo un perro cerca yo me alejo,y si el perro me agrede no le voy a echar la culpa alos dueños, lo que veo yo Beno. la mujer,lo que quiere es sacar dinero . trabaja boluda te gusta el dinero facil buscalo de otra manera ,no seas mujer estupida,un buen hombre q salva vidas humanas como va ver que te estava agradiendo el perro y el Dr.Silva no se movia eso suena baboso estupida,ahora no le estes echando la culpa a su esposa,que nada tiene que ver ni el perro tiene culpa el es un animal y actua por instinto,en otra mira bien por donde andas no seas distraida ,sean razonables logicos el medico esta para salvar vidas ,no para dañarla acaso tu no te has enfermado,tonta Mujer.Busca trabajo.para que tengas mucho dinero.

  14. Mery says:

    How are people so stupid and can express themselves and ensure they have not seen anything? the dog is dog and attends to his instincts, whose fault is the mother of children allowed to walk alone through the streets, the strange thing is that dog was in the Jandine …. that making those niñoas estabn there?

  15. Mercy says:

    should publish real news of how crime is Belize and the people who actually do harm in this country, not people who work hard to save the life and helping others, ignorant publish things that are real and not worthwhile bs

  16. jaen says:

    I know these people, and that dog only has six months of age is not a pitbull, that sad taking advantage of an accident to make news, you people are good workers, not criminals as voludas and other one in this country that committing crimes and still live loose in there …. what a shame as despretigian people. find something better to do

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