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Phoenix Boy Mauled by Pit Bull - Online Debate and Controversy Follows

Posted by Jay L. Ciulla | Mar 12, 2014 | 2 Comments

The Arizona Republic is reporting on the controversial story of  Mickey the pit bull mauling 4-year-old Kevin Vicente in  Phoenix.  Young Kevin was severely injured and his face was nearly ripped off. This story gone viral in the past two weeks, with tens of thousands of followers taking to Facebook, online petitions and e-mails in an international debate over the fate of the dog and the welfare of the boy. The dog faces a potential death sentence at the Maricopa County Animal Care and Control unit, with a Phoenix Municipal court date to decide whether to euthanize the animal for the attack.  Supporters on both sides of this case are raising money;  sadly, at this point, the dog has raised more money than the boy.

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Jay L. Ciulla

Jay L. Ciulla is a native of Phoenix, Arizona. Since 1997, he has been helping injured injured people with their legal issues. He has extensive litigation and trial experience and has represented clients in more than one hundred trials.


doug Reply

Posted Dec 19, 2014 at 11:10:38

do you know if there was ever a fund set up online for Kevin[ face book twitter etc.] , if not why has it not happened. so much money is donated by people each year for other causes ,Kevin’s is just as important any other ! I’m an older guy & not tech savvy or I’d attempt it myself. Any suggestions ?…thanx ..Douglas S Lawrence …Tonto Basin AZ.

Jay L. Ciulla Reply

Posted Dec 19, 2014 at 15:02:35

Yes Doug, the Maricopa Health Foundation is raising money:

And, there is another fund on Facebook:



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