Pit bull kills woman, injures owner during Deltona attack -- Or...

There are 20 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Jun 30, 2007, titled Pit bull kills woman, injures owner during Deltona attack -- Or.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

A pit bull so docile it shared a bed with its owners viciously attacked and killed a 63-year-old woman Friday, almost tearing off the thumb of one of its owners as she tried to get the dog off her sister.

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robert

United States

#3 Jun 30, 2007
Pit bulls along with several other breeds should be permanently banned. These are dangerous animals that are bred to kill. The killer instinct cannot be "loved" out of them. Destoy them all , nationwide!
Jason

Sanford, FL

#4 Jun 30, 2007
robert wrote:
Pit bulls along with several other breeds should be permanently banned. These are dangerous animals that are bred to kill. The killer instinct cannot be "loved" out of them. Destoy them all , nationwide!
Amen!, may i ask what other breeds?, I've had a Doberman, germanshepard,and a Rotweiler, all docile(but trained) dogs, i would never consider a pit, and want to kill everyone i see i hate those f'ing dogs, everywhere you go it's the same over,and over pit bull, mauls kills some one,oh and have you noticed it's usually the borderline RETARD/wanna be tuffguy that has pit's....
Eric
#5 Jun 30, 2007
No way, you mean a pit bull killed someone? They never do that!

Shut it you pit lovers, show me the last time a Lab killed someone. Kill the breed for all i care, they have no purpose other than to attack.
rbb

New Smyrna Beach, FL

#7 Jun 30, 2007
I'm sure lions, tigers and bears also have their loveable moments too.

Why is it so hard for some people to understand that some animals should not be kept as pets...?
Sharon

Redmond, WA

#10 Jun 30, 2007
These people should not own any dogs. They didn't even bother to have their dogs vaccinated for rabies and yet allowed them to breed. Now the county has to remove the dog's head to test for rabies! Yuck! They also allowed their dogs to breed. Vet bills for puppies run high, and puppies must have their first shots before being sold as pets. I doubt this was going to happen! Either they wanted to make some easy bucks selling the pups or they were just to irresponsible to get their dog spayed. I do not trust anyone who doesn't provide basic care for their dogs.
Ralph

Orlando, FL

#11 Jun 30, 2007
I thought it was impossible to get homeowners insurance if you have a vicious breed dog.
I wonder if this is a way to eliminate the ownership of these dangerous animals.
Something needs to be done. I read that they are trying to ban them in Costa Rica; a tiny developing country has more consideration for the safety of their citizens.
I am sick of reading these horrifying stories.
Jenbug

Orlando, FL

#12 Jun 30, 2007
Sad how the trolls come out from under their bridge for these pit-related articles. If you knew or understood anything other than the distorted blurbs you see from the Slantinel, you'd know that Pits were NOT bred to kill, they were bred first and foremost to OBEY. And there have been MANY studies to determine what makes a dog dangerous enough to kill (regardless of breed), and all of them pointed to either poor breeding or, in most cases, poor training. And if the animal's attack was caused by rabies, you sure wouldn't see a followup about it in this paper.

Here are some links and information, that you might educate yourself rather than regurgitate whatever you read off the latest blurb.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_bull

http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/

http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/

http://www.pitbulllovers.com/

http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findp...

I am not a pitbull owner, but I will be adopting one in the future. Pitbulls are also not for everyone. I will have to learn how to properly train and socialize the animal beforehand. It's not a toy that turns on and off, despite what irresponsible dog owners think. But I would also be proud to own such a distinguished and uniquely American breed.
Jenbug

Orlando, FL

#13 Jun 30, 2007
Sharon wrote:
These people should not own any dogs. They didn't even bother to have their dogs vaccinated for rabies and yet allowed them to breed. Now the county has to remove the dog's head to test for rabies! Yuck! They also allowed their dogs to breed. Vet bills for puppies run high, and puppies must have their first shots before being sold as pets. I doubt this was going to happen! Either they wanted to make some easy bucks selling the pups or they were just to irresponsible to get their dog spayed. I do not trust anyone who doesn't provide basic care for their dogs.
As someone who was recently scratched and bitten by a cat who had its rabies shots and the paperwork to prove it, I'd like to point that that rabies vaccinations are a precaution. An animal with the shots can still carry the disease without it becoming active. But I agree entirely with you that it seemed like they were making money off the puppies.

I've seen ads that ran like this:'male pit bull puppy- unneutered, no shots, not socialized-$300.' What fool in their right mind would go for that, right? Unfortunately there are a lot of irresponsible petowners who'd see that and think 'Oh, that's no big deal, shots and socialization aren't hard to take care of. And think how tough I'd look owning a pit!' Not to mention the dogfighting rings prevalent in the Central Florida area. One was broken up last December, but you can bet those choads have already found or started another one.
Resident

United States

#14 Jun 30, 2007
I love it! Idiots taking out each other! First the slayings, now this. Keep up the good work!
Jay

Orlando, FL

#15 Jun 30, 2007
Male dog, probably unaltered and being used to breed with the female Pittie.

Yeah, these were "responsible" animal owners...

It's sounding more and more that these people shouldn't have been allowed to raise sea monkeys, let alone dogs.

This woman and dog had to die because these knuckleheads were too ignorant to know how to properly socialize their dog.
Kahn

Salt Lake City, UT

#16 Jun 30, 2007
I shall avange you.
Lost soul
#17 Jun 30, 2007
Jenbug wrote:
Sad how the trolls come out from under their bridge for these pit-related articles. If you knew or understood anything other than the distorted blurbs you see from the Slantinel, you'd know that Pits were NOT bred to kill, they were bred first and foremost to OBEY. And there have been MANY studies to determine what makes a dog dangerous enough to kill (regardless of breed), and all of them pointed to either poor breeding or, in most cases, poor training. And if the animal's attack was caused by rabies, you sure wouldn't see a followup about it in this paper.
Here are some links and information, that you might educate yourself rather than regurgitate whatever you read off the latest blurb.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_bull
http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/
http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/
http://www.pitbulllovers.com/
http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findp...
I am not a pitbull owner, but I will be adopting one in the future. Pitbulls are also not for everyone. I will have to learn how to properly train and socialize the animal beforehand. It's not a toy that turns on and off, despite what irresponsible dog owners think. But I would also be proud to own such a distinguished and uniquely American breed.
All nice information BUT the fact remains that this dog savagely attacked and KILLED a woman and seriously injured the owner.
So if this is a great breed and the owner says the dog was sweet and docile then what the hell happened?
If no rabies are found, what the HELL happened?

A woman is DEAD stop making excuses for the breed and owners, are some of you not able to read or just stupid? The loss of life is not important to you?
Greta

Winter Park, FL

#18 Jun 30, 2007
Only responsible people, if any, should own historically "vicious" dogs. I blame the owner, not the dog.(The pit bull might have been trying to protect the little dachshund, thinking that it was in danger.) If there is a question as to whether the dog had rabies, it means that the owner has not taken responsibility for having his animals vaccinated for rabies...which also is the law.

Furthermore, the man has 9 dogs, one of which is a pregnant pit bull, and puppies. Clearly the owner is too irresponsible to have his ‘pets’ neutered. Or, as it sounds, he is breeding pit bills, which will no doubt be sold to people who likewise will be irresponsible with them, even training them to be vicious -- thereby perpetuating the cycle for these otherwise lovely animals who become the victims.

It is the same for people keeping wild exotic animals. Just because the animal gives you a “kiss” as you pass food through his cage, don’t be surprised if he one day resorts back to his natural instinct to kill you.

The death of the woman is sad and unnecessary.

Make no mistake, the moral of the story here is that irresponsibility and greed can lead to death.
Owenscott

Winter Garden, FL

#19 Jun 30, 2007
Tas .. im sure .. how about TAZ as in tazmainian devil after the cartoon. They should be outlawed. As said above when was the last time a poodle or lab killed someone.
Mark Question

Orlando, FL

#20 Jun 30, 2007
Good point, Greta. The fact that there was a pregnant Pit and puppies might have also led to an attack - in the dog's eyes, it was protecting it's "pack." As I've said before, professional Pit breeders breed the aggression OUT of their Pits. Unfortunately, these animals can cost thousands of dollars for a well-bred and socialized Pit with papers, and the low-lifes that use them as status symbols or protection (without knowing anything about the breed) are not willing to shell out that amount of cash. These are called "backyard breeders" which is what this family was doing. They probably know nothing about the parental history of any of their dogs and just said "hey, I have a boy, you have a girl, let's breed them." Only reputable PROFESSIONAL breeders should be allowed to breed or raise these animals - not Joe Blow in Pine Hills.
Rex

Clearwater, FL

#21 Jun 30, 2007
Come on Pit Bull lovers; tell us what wonderful safe dogs they are.
Brittany

Winter Garden, FL

#22 Jun 30, 2007
If you ever look at some records you will see that some (not all ) attacks that are labeled pit bull attacks turn out to be other breeds such as labs... I am sorry but if you think pit bulls should be banned and put to sleep because of their supposed nature then stupid people and criminals should be banned and put to sleep also... no matter what type of living creature you come across there is going to what people consider a bad egg... Also on the homeowner insurance thing you can get homeowners insurance i pay $5,000 a year to have my dogs in my home and would pay more if i had to...
Mark Question
#23 Jun 30, 2007
Owenscott wrote:
Tas .. im sure .. how about TAZ as in tazmainian devil after the cartoon. They should be outlawed. As said above when was the last time a poodle or lab killed someone.
Here you go!

http://www.understand-a-bull.com/BSL/OtherBre...
Lost soul

Orlando, FL

#24 Jun 30, 2007
They had more dogs then the city code allows, no mention of any being romoved, so what will the city do about this? Do you need a licnese to breed dogs? Are there inspections of facilities breeding dosgs.
What agency is going to be looking into this alleged breeding mill?
Should we be looking for puppies for sale ads in the paper and hopefully people will avoid these puppies.

Fact remains the dog KILLED one person and seriously injured another, this has to stop, what's the city going to do about troublesome breeds? Is the possibility of MORE loss of life worth allowing this breed in the city??
Jason

Sanford, FL

#27 Jun 30, 2007
Jenbug wrote:
Sad how the trolls come out from under their bridge for these pit-related articles. If you knew or understood anything other than the distorted blurbs you see from the Slantinel, you'd know that Pits were NOT bred to kill, they were bred first and foremost to OBEY. And there have been MANY studies to determine what makes a dog dangerous enough to kill (regardless of breed), and all of them pointed to either poor breeding or, in most cases, poor training. And if the animal's attack was caused by rabies, you sure wouldn't see a followup about it in this paper.
Here are some links and information, that you might educate yourself rather than regurgitate whatever you read off the latest blurb.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_bull
http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/
http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/
http://www.pitbulllovers.com/
http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findp...
I am not a pitbull owner, but I will be adopting one in the future. Pitbulls are also not for everyone. I will have to learn how to properly train and socialize the animal beforehand. It's not a toy that turns on and off, despite what irresponsible dog owners think. But I would also be proud to own such a distinguished and uniquely American breed.
'hope your adopted dog dosent snap and hurt someone...but it wouldnt surprise me...n spare me the B.S. about pit's being good dogs...

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