A 33-year-old Kenosha woman and her dog were out for an evening walk last Saturday, November 26, 2022 when she was viciously attacked by a pair of neighborhood pit-bulls. As she struggled to get into her house, her screams were quickly heard by her 34-year-old husband, who came to her aid. She finally got into the home and one of the pit-bulls followed her inside. The man quickly gained control of the dog and threw it outside. The dog went to the animal ER, and the woman, the hospital.
The young couple, luckily, weren’t walking their new-born baby as they usually do. Other neighbors have reported similar behavior from the three pit bulls owned by a seemingly irresponsible neighbor and dog-owner named Dawn Holmquist-Johnson (39). We knocked on Holmquist’s door today, and they were home, but didn’t come to the door. Four pit-bulls, however were clearly seen. KCE spoke with a half-dozen neighbors who all said the same thing. They have to look both ways when they leave or arrive at their homes every day.
Below is another attack that occurred this summer.
Kenosha Police cited the dogs’ owner. Kenosha County Health Department manager Mark Melotik tells KCE that the three dogs in question all have vicious animal orders, meaning, by ordinance, they can no longer live in the City limits. KCE learned, however that the owner plans to appeal to the City Council to allow for a special exception. This seems like common sense – the council will vote “no” right? Maybe not. The majority democrat-controlled council voted to allow a pit-bull named Otis to remain in the city back in June of 2016. Otis had already violently attacked three children. After the Council allowed Otis to remain in the City, it viciously attacked a fourth child.
Out of the nine Alderman who voted to keep the dangerous dog to stay in Kenosha, seven of the Aldermen are still on the Council.
Aldermen Haugaard (D), Michalski (D), LaMacchia (D), Rosenberg (D), Kennedy (D), Prozanski (D), and Rose (D) all voted to allow a dangerous dog to bite a fourth child. Hopefully they learned from their bone-headed decision and won’t make the same mistake twice.
Anyone can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and it goes to all 17 Aldermen. That’s what the husband of the Victim did a couple of days ago, he pleaded with the Aldermen to deny the special exception request.