Pit bull kills 6-year-old boy -

Pit bull kills 6-year-old boy -

There are 21 comments on the Newsday story from Aug 1, 2007, titled Pit bull kills 6-year-old boy -. In it, Newsday reports that:

A pit bull killed a 6-year-old Steuben County boy Sunday. Police said Sabin Jones-Abbott was found dead near the 6-month-old pit bull about 15 minutes after he had been feeding it.

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Dog the Bounty Hunter

Ashburn, VA

#1 Aug 1, 2007
Euthenize these pit bulls, and their owners..
jdiles

Sherburne, NY

#2 Aug 1, 2007
Dog the Bounty Hunter wrote:
Euthenize these pit bulls, and their owners..
Is that what we are going to start doing to murderers and their families? Murderers kill, should't they find the same fate? Are we going to kill their parents for not raising them correctly? Any dog can be aggressive not just Pits. Maybe you should do a little research about the breed (not media research)and go interact with a Pit. It is igorant people that create such a bad stigma for this breed and many alike.
Kat_I live in Bath NY

Chenango Forks, NY

#3 Aug 2, 2007
I see so many dogs in town chained outside day in and day out. I lived in town for a short period of time and I lived next to someone who had a german sheperd tied to a tree. Id sit outside in the mornings having coffee/reading the paper, and watched as this dog sat there day in and day out with no one ever giving her attention. A little girl about 10 would come out with 2 bowls and drop them chain lenght, by the time the dog got to the bowls she was already inside. This happened once a day. I started taking water over to her threw the day. The dog was so skinny, hair matted, and shy for the longest time. One day the little girl came outside as I was sitting there pettin this dog. The dog had her head on my lap, calm as could be. I asked the little girl if this was her dog. She said yeah, but I dont like her cuz she too BIG. As we were talking her father came out. Looking at me kindof weird because I was sitting there with the dog.
I asked him point blank. Do you want this dog, without hesitating he said no. I told him Id like to take her. He said fine. And he also told me she wasnt house broken and that she was about 3 yrs old. I went into my apartment got a shoe string and went out and took the tight coller off of her and brought her into my apartment. Put her in the bath tub, she had 2 ticks and alot of fleas. Matted hair. I cut the matts out. Brushed her and all she did was lay there. All done I put her in my bedroom. Went to K-mart bought a BIGGER Coller, leash and food. When I came back she was layin on my bed, looking at me with those big brown eyes. I kept telling her she has a better life now and to trust me, because she was very shy. I took her for a walk, she never pulled on the leash, walked right next to me, as she knew that was what she was suppose to do. The people who had her loooked on as it was a different dog as I walked down the street. From the day I took her from that tree she never once did a mishap in my apartment. It took her a few days to actully eat her food twice a day. She was interested but took caution. All I did was talk to her. sayin it was ok and to eat. Her ribs,back bone and hips showed so badly. I gave it two weeks and took her to the vet. She had a bad case of worms. Gave her some worm med. and her shots and within a month she has perked up and now is a happy go lucky dog. It takes people to be responable. Theres so many neglected animales in this town. Cats roaming the streets, dogs tied outside. why have an animale if thats all your gonna do is throw them outside. Its not just pitbulls. Ive seen all kinds of big dog breeds tied outside. I never see a toy dog tied outside. If you want a dog get a dog that fits your family. not just any dog. Just because it looks cute as a puppy. They do grow up. Now I live outside of bath in the country. She and I sit outside in the morning while I drink my coffee and read the paper. And she goes everywhere I go.It takes Responsiblty to have any animale. If you dont have that, dont get an animale...
Michael Vick

Orange, CA

#4 Aug 2, 2007
Dog the Bounty Hunter wrote:
Euthenize these pit bulls, and their owners..
you're right DOG. We should Euthenize these animals and wipe them from the face of the earth. I know a way we could get rid of them, have a little fun and make a little cash while we're at it.
Let's put them in a pit and fight 'um!!

Whop's up for that?? HUH?

“Spay and neuter your pet”

Since: Jul 07

Burnt Hills

#5 Aug 2, 2007
Kat - What a happy ending to a sad story. Like you said there are so many dogs that live such a horrible existence. There is no excuse in the world to have a dog chained outside all day and night. By taking in the dog you both received a priceless gift. LOVE! Thank you for being so kind and doing the right thing. If you see another dog being treated as such please call your local dog control officer or the ASPCA. You can also log on to NYS Humane Association where you'll find the manual on NYS animal cruelty. It will tell you what constitutes animal cruelty and how to look for signs and to take evidence (ie. take pictures, record dates and times etc.) and who to contact in the case of possible cruelty. No pet is allowed to be out when tempatures reach dangerous levels.( high or low) And what to do if a dog is in a car or no food or water etc. Anyway I hope you'll find this web site useful. If you ever need help or looking for info let me know. I've bookmarked this site in my favorites. Thank you again for having compassion for the creatures who inhabit the earth with us.
lalalulu

Wantagh, NY

#6 Aug 2, 2007
Kat_I live in Bath NY wrote:
I see so many dogs in town chained outside day in and day out. I lived in town for a short period of time and I lived next to someone who had a german sheperd tied to a tree. Id sit outside in the mornings having coffee/reading the paper, and watched as this dog sat there day in and day out with no one ever giving her attention. A little girl about 10 would come out with 2 bowls and drop them chain lenght, by the time the dog got to the bowls she was already inside. This happened once a day. I started taking water over to her threw the day. The dog was so skinny, hair matted, and shy for the longest time. One day the little girl came outside as I was sitting there pettin this dog. The dog had her head on my lap, calm as could be. I asked the little girl if this was her dog. She said yeah, but I dont like her cuz she too BIG. As we were talking her father came out. Looking at me kindof weird because I was sitting there with the dog.
I asked him point blank. Do you want this dog, without hesitating he said no. I told him Id like to take her. He said fine. And he also told me she wasnt house broken and that she was about 3 yrs old. I went into my apartment got a shoe string and went out and took the tight coller off of her and brought her into my apartment. Put her in the bath tub, she had 2 ticks and alot of fleas. Matted hair. I cut the matts out. Brushed her and all she did was lay there. All done I put her in my bedroom. Went to K-mart bought a BIGGER Coller, leash and food. When I came back she was layin on my bed, looking at me with those big brown eyes. I kept telling her she has a better life now and to trust me, because she was very shy. I took her for a walk, she never pulled on the leash, walked right next to me, as she knew that was what she was suppose to do. The people who had her loooked on as it was a different dog as I walked down the street. From the day I took her from that tree she never once did a mishap in my apartment. It took her a few days to actully eat her food twice a day. She was interested but took caution. All I did was talk to her. sayin it was ok and to eat. Her ribs,back bone and hips showed so badly. I gave it two weeks and took her to the vet. She had a bad case of worms. Gave her some worm med. and her shots and within a month she has perked up and now is a happy go lucky dog. It takes people to be responable. Theres so many neglected animales in this town. Cats roaming the streets, dogs tied outside. why have an animale if thats all your gonna do is throw them outside. Its not just pitbulls. Ive seen all kinds of big dog breeds tied outside. I never see a toy dog tied outside. If you want a dog get a dog that fits your family. not just any dog. Just because it looks cute as a puppy. They do grow up. Now I live outside of bath in the country. She and I sit outside in the morning while I drink my coffee and read the paper. And she goes everywhere I go.It takes Responsiblty to have any animale. If you dont have that, dont get an animale...
Thank you for that heart-rending story, Kat. People don't realize (or just don't care) that pets are babies - always. They depend on us TOTALLY - always. When you get a pet you need to keep that in mind and be totally committed. I respect people that tell me that they can't have pets because they are too busy. They know the poor things would be neglected.
Right now the big deal is torturing Pits to make them vicious. Used to be Dobermans and Shepherds. Who knows what the next so-called "vicious" breed will be. I don't know what these people have where their hearts should be.
A 6-month old Pit did this? Something is wrong here.

“Spay and neuter your pet”

Since: Jul 07

Burnt Hills

#7 Aug 2, 2007
lalalulu wrote:
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Thank you for that heart-rending story, Kat. People don't realize (or just don't care) that pets are babies - always. They depend on us TOTALLY - always. When you get a pet you need to keep that in mind and be totally committed. I respect people that tell me that they can't have pets because they are too busy. They know the poor things would be neglected.
Right now the big deal is torturing Pits to make them vicious. Used to be Dobermans and Shepherds. Who knows what the next so-called "vicious" breed will be. I don't know what these people have where their hearts should be.
A 6-month old Pit did this? Something is wrong here.
Loretta - I totally agree. This is not the whole story. But the press has a way of not telling you what you want to hear. The press only tells you what they want you to know. They want to form your opinion for you and they do that by not giving all the facts. The think it's great that people speculate. That's what sells their papers. My questions are where were the parents and why didn't someone hear the child screaming? They omitted answers to these 2 obvious questions. Another is why was this young child left alone with a dog. Something stinks in Stuben County.
lalalulu

Wantagh, NY

#8 Aug 3, 2007
Norskejente wrote:
<quoted text>Loretta - I totally agree. This is not the whole story. But the press has a way of not telling you what you want to hear. The press only tells you what they want you to know. They want to form your opinion for you and they do that by not giving all the facts. The think it's great that people speculate. That's what sells their papers. My questions are where were the parents and why didn't someone hear the child screaming? They omitted answers to these 2 obvious questions. Another is why was this young child left alone with a dog. Something stinks in Stuben County.
Right Margie. Now I understand that the child and the puppy got tangled up in the dog's chain. God knows what happened while they went unsupervised for who knows how long. These poor little pits. Everyone wants them exterminated. They are SO misunderstood!
Near Bath_NY

Chenango Forks, NY

#9 Aug 3, 2007
Yes they are so misunderstood. Takes responsibilty to have any animale.
Bath_NY

Chenango Forks, NY

#10 Aug 3, 2007
Norskejente wrote:
Kat - What a happy ending to a sad story. Like you said there are so many dogs that live such a horrible existence. There is no excuse in the world to have a dog chained outside all day and night. By taking in the dog you both received a priceless gift. LOVE! Thank you for being so kind and doing the right thing. If you see another dog being treated as such please call your local dog control officer or the ASPCA. You can also log on to NYS Humane Association where you'll find the manual on NYS animal cruelty. It will tell you what constitutes animal cruelty and how to look for signs and to take evidence (ie. take pictures, record dates and times etc.) and who to contact in the case of possible cruelty. No pet is allowed to be out when tempatures reach dangerous levels.( high or low) And what to do if a dog is in a car or no food or water etc. Anyway I hope you'll find this web site useful. If you ever need help or looking for info let me know. I've bookmarked this site in my favorites. Thank you again for having compassion for the creatures who inhabit the earth with us.
Thats funny because I called The Bath ASPSA to make a complant on a Lab being tied out in extream cold weather. One woman personally knew the person who had the lab went down there and told her to bring the dog inside. Gave her a slap on the hand and said no no....
its who ya know and how ya blow around here...
BlaBlaBla

Bronxville, NY

#11 Aug 3, 2007
Pitt bulls have been given a bad rap, but that being said they need to be wiped out as a breed. These thugs that have them for status symbols are not responsible enough to care how they are raised.
Christina

Des Moines, IA

#12 Aug 3, 2007
Why would the parents allow a six year old child to feed a dog UNSUPERVISED? That's just asking for something to happen. When will people take responsibility for their dogs actions? My in laws own a food aggressive labrador and children are not allowed near her when she is eating.
lalalulu

Wantagh, NY

#13 Aug 3, 2007
BlaBlaBla wrote:
Pitt bulls have been given a bad rap, but that being said they need to be wiped out as a breed. These thugs that have them for status symbols are not responsible enough to care how they are raised.
Hpw about we wipe out the thugs, instead.

:)

“Spay and neuter your pet”

Since: Jul 07

Burnt Hills

#14 Aug 3, 2007
Bath_NY wrote:
<quoted text>
Thats funny because I called The Bath ASPSA to make a complant on a Lab being tied out in extream cold weather. One woman personally knew the person who had the lab went down there and told her to bring the dog inside. Gave her a slap on the hand and said no no....
its who ya know and how ya blow around here...
If you see it again don't get discouraged. Be persistent, call the police (they have to respond)or call NYSHA or get on the web and hit aniaml cruelty. If all else fails call the ASPCA in NYC and see if they can recommend someone reliable. Explain everything to them. Also when making a complaint please take down the organization you called, the date, time and who you spoke to. Also always do a follow up call. If you can't find anyone to help, check the NYSHA manual before you do anything or better yet read up on it soon so you'll know what to do in the event of neglect or cruelty towards an animal. If you must act see if someone will be your witness, and take video, or still pics to document the incident. take many pics and make sure you have background so there is proof of location. Remember this is considered a crime and must be done in the same protocal as any other crime committed. NYSHA offers courses for anyone interested in learning how to investigate animal cruelty. Check their web site for up dates on when and where these courses are. And for anyone else interested I recommend this course if you have a great love for the other creatures among us. You'll be glad you took the course. Good Luck!
live in avoca

Chenango Forks, NY

#15 Aug 4, 2007
Gezz... did you all see the news about the Bull mastiffs killing the 40 yr old man. why dont they Euthenize and BAN these dogs also. Since everyone is so against the pitbull. whats the difference. Its a dog too. Its a freak thing just like the pittbull. maybe that guy trained his Bull Mastiffs to kill. Just like saying everybody traines there Pittbulls to kill. The fact is there dogs and its all in the raising. weather your 6 yrs old or 40. shit happens.
ummmm.....all dogs are dogs.
marietogiasroche ster

United States

#17 Aug 8, 2007
Michael Vick wrote:
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you're right DOG. We should Euthenize these animals and wipe them from the face of the earth. I know a way we could get rid of them, have a little fun and make a little cash while we're at it.
Let's put them in a pit and fight 'um!!
Whop's up for that?? HUH?
YOUR A LOW LIFE!!!!!!!!!!
marietogiasroche ster

United States

#18 Aug 8, 2007
Kat_I live in Bath NY wrote:
I see so many dogs in town chained outside day in and day out. I lived in town for a short period of time and I lived next to someone who had a german sheperd tied to a tree. Id sit outside in the mornings having coffee/reading the paper, and watched as this dog sat there day in and day out with no one ever giving her attention. A little girl about 10 would come out with 2 bowls and drop them chain lenght, by the time the dog got to the bowls she was already inside. This happened once a day. I started taking water over to her threw the day. The dog was so skinny, hair matted, and shy for the longest time. One day the little girl came outside as I was sitting there pettin this dog. The dog had her head on my lap, calm as could be. I asked the little girl if this was her dog. She said yeah, but I dont like her cuz she too BIG. As we were talking her father came out. Looking at me kindof weird because I was sitting there with the dog.
I asked him point blank. Do you want this dog, without hesitating he said no. I told him Id like to take her. He said fine. And he also told me she wasnt house broken and that she was about 3 yrs old. I went into my apartment got a shoe string and went out and took the tight coller off of her and brought her into my apartment. Put her in the bath tub, she had 2 ticks and alot of fleas. Matted hair. I cut the matts out. Brushed her and all she did was lay there. All done I put her in my bedroom. Went to K-mart bought a BIGGER Coller, leash and food. When I came back she was layin on my bed, looking at me with those big brown eyes. I kept telling her she has a better life now and to trust me, because she was very shy. I took her for a walk, she never pulled on the leash, walked right next to me, as she knew that was what she was suppose to do. The people who had her loooked on as it was a different dog as I walked down the street. From the day I took her from that tree she never once did a mishap in my apartment. It took her a few days to actully eat her food twice a day. She was interested but took caution. All I did was talk to her. sayin it was ok and to eat. Her ribs,back bone and hips showed so badly. I gave it two weeks and took her to the vet. She had a bad case of worms. Gave her some worm med. and her shots and within a month she has perked up and now is a happy go lucky dog. It takes people to be responable. Theres so many neglected animales in this town. Cats roaming the streets, dogs tied outside. why have an animale if thats all your gonna do is throw them outside. Its not just pitbulls. Ive seen all kinds of big dog breeds tied outside. I never see a toy dog tied outside. If you want a dog get a dog that fits your family. not just any dog. Just because it looks cute as a puppy. They do grow up. Now I live outside of bath in the country. She and I sit outside in the morning while I drink my coffee and read the paper. And she goes everywhere I go.It takes Responsiblty to have any animale. If you dont have that, dont get an animale...
GOD BLESS YOU FOR DOING THAT!!! YOU A GOOD PERSON.
marietogiasroche ster

United States

#19 Aug 8, 2007
jdiles wrote:
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Is that what we are going to start doing to murderers and their families? Murderers kill, should't they find the same fate? Are we going to kill their parents for not raising them correctly? Any dog can be aggressive not just Pits. Maybe you should do a little research about the breed (not media research)and go interact with a Pit. It is igorant people that create such a bad stigma for this breed and many alike.
I STILL THINK THEY SHOUDL TAKE ALOOK AT THE FATHER. I WANT TO KNOW WHY WAS HE IN SUCH A RUCH TO KILL THE DOG!!!!!!!11
Michael Vick

Orange, CA

#20 Aug 8, 2007
marietogiasrochester wrote:
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YOUR A LOW LIFE!!!!!!!!!!
WHAT!!!
jus' tryin to come up wit a solution to a growing epidemic.
I'm wanna lend my expertise on a subject i know a lot 'bout
Miketv

Rural Hall, NC

#21 Aug 8, 2007
pit bulls are so ugly and no style.

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