A Homosassa woman is recovering from severe dog bites after her own dog attacked her without warning or provocation.

According to the Citrus County Sheriff’s Office, deputies at about 11 a.m. on Thursday responded to a home off South Maxwell Point in Homosassa, where they found the homeowner, 20-year-old Jessica Calhoun, with serious bites on her body, especially her legs.

Calhoun and her boyfriend, Robert Guerra, told police their 4-year-old female pit bull terrier mix attacked Calhoun at home while she was on the phone. Guerra said the dog walked over to Calhoun, sniffed her clothes and then attacked her for no reason.

Due to the severity of her injuries, Calhoun was airlifted to a hospital and contact was made with the Florida Department of Health in case she contracted rabies, according to the sheriff’s office.

Calhoun surrendered ownership of her dog to the county and asked for it to be put down. Instead of monitoring the dog for 10 days to see if it had rabies, the county euthanized the dog and sent it to a state lab for more immediate testing.

Contact Chronicle reporter Buster Thompson at 352-564-2916 or

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Just from reading the title I assumed this was a Pit...


I'm betting there is a whole lot more to this story than was told.


Sad story for the dog. why rush to put it down?

Law makers need to outlaw pit Bulls!


Dogs are not vicious by nature. People make dogs vicious. There's more to this story.

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