Umatilla County 911 Call After Chimp’s Violent Attack & [VIDEO]
Oregon Emergency Services has released the 9-1-1 call of an Oregon woman pleading for help after her "pet" chimp attacked her daughter.
Tamara Brogoitti made the call shortly after 8 am on Sunday, when the chimp, named Buck, severely attacked her 50-year old daughter. Buck was kept as a pet for 17-years.
Below is a video from our news partners at KAPP-KVEW of the Umatilla County Deputy's bodycam footage. [MAY BE DISTURBING]
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) issued a statement in response to a recent chimp attack.
PETA warned state authorities that Tamara Brogoitti had created a ticking time bomb by engaging in direct contact with a dangerous ape, and now, he is dead and a woman has been mauled because of Brogoitti’s refusal to follow experts’ advice and transfer Buck to an accredited sanctuary. Since long before the chimpanzee Travis ripped a woman’s face off in 2009, it has been clear that attacks are inevitable so long as people continue to treat chimpanzees like Chihuahuas.
Buck attacked the woman after escaping from a cage. The ape bit the daughter in the arms, legs, and torso. The woman took refuge in a basement bedroom, while Brogoitti stood guard.
As Umatilla County Deputies and Pendleton Police arrived at the scene, they found Buck roaming outside the home in a fenced area.
In order to make their way to the injured woman, it was determined they needed to put the animal down. The chimp was shot once in the head.
Both women were taken to a local hospital for their injuries.
Brogoitti operated the Buck Brogoitti Animal Rescue at her ranch until 2019. She cared for horses that were rescued in abuse and neglect situations. It's not known how Brogoitti acquired the chimpanzee.