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

There are 461 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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lisa

Fenton, MO

#495 Feb 17, 2010
i have owned several pit bulls three at a time even. they are very tolerable, and ppl have this assumption that they are dangerous and should be put down well... i also have a yorkie and my yorkie is more dangerous than my pits.... yes a little 8 lb yorkie. my yorkie has bitten before, she will go after other dogs, i must say honestly i have never had a pit that has attempted to bite.
Dirty south boy

Wilkes Barre, PA

#496 Feb 18, 2010
Jason wrote:
<quoted text>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....
Hey jason !!! you are right....It's the punks that make it look bad.But for some reason,this dog just snapped...I have seen some handlers have very nice pits,for many years.But the key word in that article is (one of it's owners)sounds to me like their was a alpha,or territory thing going through this dogs head.What ever it was turned out bad.
Pandoraah

AOL

#497 Feb 22, 2010
Pit bulls were bred to fight to the death. They are so over bred now that injuries and deaths from these dogs are epidemic. If the state would pass a law to spay and neuter dogs these pit bulls would have a better chance, but as it is, they are everywhere. The are phallic symbols for inferior men and boys. They fill up shelters. They are not cared for by many irresponsible owners. They are not trained by irresponsible owners. They are a serious problem. I can't dislike the breed itself because I love all dogs, but these dogs are a real problem because of ignorant laws and ignorant owners. The innocent public is paying with lives taken and serious injuries. Someting must be done. It's a shame.
ryan

Nashville, TN

#498 Feb 24, 2010
Sorry for the woman who was attacked. I am a pit bull owner and have two, they r how u raise them! My dogs r loyal and if u own pits, be able to control them and be responsible. Pit Bull is the only breed of dog i would own. They r better than a 357!
american man

Cocoa Beach, FL

#501 Mar 18, 2010
rbb wrote:
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...?
Common sense is NOT so common. but ignorance is rampant!! play with fire , expect to get burned !!
DCBinNJ

Blackwood, NJ

#502 Mar 18, 2010
Do like many areas of Canada (if not all areas of Canada now) and ban Pit Bulls.

If an entire country bans a certain breed how can anyone say it is a safe breed.
david

De Leon Springs, FL

#503 Mar 22, 2010
DCBinNJ wrote:
Do like many areas of Canada (if not all areas of Canada now) and ban Pit Bulls.
If an entire country bans a certain breed how can anyone say it is a safe breed.
Many areas and entire country are two different things...
Ralph jones

Belfast, UK

#504 Feb 28, 2011
Apbt are banned in the Uk and a lot of other countries (even a few states in usa). This is because idiots leave their dogs roam loose, and harm/kill other dogs and children.
Then you have kids 14-18 years old that use these dogs as a power symbol on the streets. These kids cannot control their dogs, the police should enforce every pitbull is chipped and put down the ones that aren't on the spot. Also the pieces of shit walking these animals need to remember their dogs are bred to KILL other dogs so keep them on a muzzle and lead at all times.

If all owners of every dog did the following, there would be much less attacks:

Keep dogs on a leash in public and under control at all times (muzzle if needed).
Keep your dogs from roaming the streets - Kennel, keep dog in the house, Teach simple commands to the dog.

The number of idiots that let their dogs walk free near kids playgrounds and parks. Think first - for all the retards out there that like the attention, feeling pretty hard. Grow some balls, and think if you had kids or a dog and some dog killed them because the owner didn't take responsibility. You have to live with that on your conscious forever.
tori

Worcester, MA

#505 Apr 12, 2011
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!
.

you are completely wrong.
tori

Worcester, MA

#506 Apr 12, 2011
lisa wrote:
i have owned several pit bulls three at a time even. they are very tolerable, and ppl have this assumption that they are dangerous and should be put down well... i also have a yorkie and my yorkie is more dangerous than my pits.... yes a little 8 lb yorkie. my yorkie has bitten before, she will go after other dogs, i must say honestly i have never had a pit that has attempted to bite.
hell yea I'm with you on this:)
pitbull lovers

Bronx, NY

#507 Jun 22, 2014
First of all this isnt thr dogs fault , its the owners fault, no dog of any breed is born vicious , its the owners responibility to train there dogs, i have a pitbull who is very well trained , my pit loves kids and babies and will never act in such vicious way, for all u people who hate pits you diguss me , unless its a proven fact that pitbulls are vicious ya al sud shut the fuk up, its these humans. Who are vicious and should be banned , no one should have any dog breeds if you cant train it
Pitbull

Mount Hope, WV

#508 Jun 22, 2014
pitbull lovers wrote:
First of all this isnt thr dogs fault , its the owners fault, no dog of any breed is born vicious , its the owners responibility to train there dogs, i have a pitbull who is very well trained , my pit loves kids and babies and will never act in such vicious way, for all u people who hate pits you diguss me , unless its a proven fact that pitbulls are vicious ya al sud shut the fuk up, its these humans. Who are vicious and should be banned , no one should have any dog breeds if you cant train it
Last week me and my brother ripped a little kids tongue out up in Ohio. Course its the owners fault,not mine.
Joe

Leesburg, FL

#509 Jun 23, 2014
This report is telling the public that a Pit Bull can be docile= Pit Bull owners will take this to mean a reflection of their own personality. One wrong move according to Pit Bull owners does not make them vicious. Convoluted logic! The owner is being blamed for the dogs actions- step one it isn't about the dog anymore. The dog won't comprehend the insult of the an attack-[It's a cop out] because the owner will. The woman in west Volusia County Fl that tied her Pit Bull tightly to a tree took the responsibility as a dog owner to defend that the leash or apparatus was tight. Not wanting to accept the responsibility because the reputation of a Pit Bull is Placed On The Owner and the reputation is dangerous. In a follow up story by Wesh2 news the woman was backed into a corner and mentioned I"M NOT saying it wasn't my fault that another dog died. Under pressure they take the blame for a Pit Bulls actions- which does make them an irresponsible owner on different levels- One denial- two refusal 3 guilt. The owner was aware of the dangerous reputation. it's a cop out. A Pit Bull terrier in cross breeding with traits that may also include a boxer can be blamed for having an aggressive personality- the owner is aware of the mix the genetic connection is still unexplained and a Pit Bull Terrier- with Boxer traits dominant to the terrier gene can be blamed for having a Pit Bull personality. Or the Pit Bull gene can be dominant with an excuse that the traits are more involved in Terrier breeding. It's a cop out.
Joe

Leesburg, FL

#510 Jun 23, 2014
lisa wrote:
i have owned several pit bulls three at a time even. they are very tolerable, and ppl have this assumption that they are dangerous and should be put down well... i also have a yorkie and my yorkie is more dangerous than my pits.... yes a little 8 lb yorkie. my yorkie has bitten before, she will go after other dogs, i must say honestly i have never had a pit that has attempted to bite.
It's ok for you to own a small dog that will cause minimal damage or no damage to a larger dog, but- they will attack a dog of the same size and get hurt in the process and defend themselves. That's ok! for you. It doesn't sound fair to either of your dogs if they have to be walked separately so you will walk them together keeping in mind that any one person on dog will not be intimidated by the Yorkie they will be intimidated by the Pit Bull the reputation pressed itself again that regardless of how you choose to spin the story You're still wrong being wrong is your problem the dog just helps
overit

Deltona, FL

#511 May 14, 2015
Joe wrote:
<quoted text> It's ok for you to own a small dog that will cause minimal damage or no damage to a larger dog, but- they will attack a dog of the same size and get hurt in the process and defend themselves. That's ok! for you. It doesn't sound fair to either of your dogs if they have to be walked separately so you will walk them together keeping in mind that any one person on dog will not be intimidated by the Yorkie they will be intimidated by the Pit Bull the reputation pressed itself again that regardless of how you choose to spin the story You're still wrong being wrong is your problem the dog just helps
Since the last entry on this thread there have been a couple more vicious dog attacks in Deltona, both involving pit bulls or pit bull mixes. And in both cases the owners were renters and got ugly with the Sheriff Deputies. Maybe it is the owners.

Two large loose dogs went on a recent rampage through my Deltona neighborhood and I could not get help from the authorities. Calling the city got me a message, calling the VCSO non emergency line got me a 'why you calling us' and a quick transfer to another message center.

Given the sheer number of pit bull-pit mixes and other large dogs roaming loose in Deltona a message won't work. Only a real person can take the information that ties the loose dogs to an address. Once that description or address is entered into the data base it makes it easier to notify or cite the owners.

On my short street there are many toddlers, and some residents with small dogs and cats--it's just not a place where 80 plus pound dogs should be running loose.
Cheyenne Autumn

Bethlehem, PA

#512 May 14, 2015
I use to love to go for long walks in my locale. Unfortunately, a lot of new people have been moving into the area and along with them, are their dangerous pets. One woman was attacked in a nearby neighborhood after coming home from work. She was getting out of her car and 2 rottweilers caught up to her and chased her. They were viciously growling and snapping at her. She managed to get as far as a nearby yard and climbed the fence to escape the dogs. She did have some serious bites to the back of her legs. She was lucky. The police were soon on the scene and the dogs viciously came after them too. The one dog was shot and killed. The police tried to subdue the other one but ended up killing that dog too. One day as I was walking, I heard a big dog nearby growling. He was attached to a clothes line in a back yard and I could see he was growling at me. He was desperately trying to get loose and it seemed as though the rope was becoming loose. I didn't hesitate to get home as soon as I could. I'm now nervous about taking long walks from home. Even short distances make me nervous. I tried a local park one day. As I pulled into the lot, I noticed a group of people going into the park - some with Pit bulls, the others I think were Rottweilers or some other dangerous breed. I know that these breeds are not all necessarily dangerous, although by breed they are. But more so because of how they're raised. I didn't want to risk walking alone in the park so I left. If you had seen the people that were walking with these dogs - and they were all together - you'd know why I decided to leave. I carry pepper spray and a pocket knife but I'm not sure if that would help fend off a vicious dog. A gun likely would though. Either way, I don't want to ever have to find out.
overit

Deltona, FL

#513 May 14, 2015
Cheyenne Autumn wrote:
I use to love to go for long walks in my locale. Unfortunately, a lot of new people have been moving into the area and along with them, are their dangerous pets. One woman was attacked in a nearby neighborhood after coming home from work. She was getting out of her car and 2 rottweilers caught up to her and chased her. They were viciously growling and snapping at her. She managed to get as far as a nearby yard and climbed the fence to escape the dogs. She did have some serious bites to the back of her legs. She was lucky. The police were soon on the scene and the dogs viciously came after them too. The one dog was shot and killed. The police tried to subdue the other one but ended up killing that dog too. One day as I was walking, I heard a big dog nearby growling. He was attached to a clothes line in a back yard and I could see he was growling at me. He was desperately trying to get loose and it seemed as though the rope was becoming loose. I didn't hesitate to get home as soon as I could. I'm now nervous about taking long walks from home. Even short distances make me nervous. I tried a local park one day. As I pulled into the lot, I noticed a group of people going into the park - some with Pit bulls, the others I think were Rottweilers or some other dangerous breed. I know that these breeds are not all necessarily dangerous, although by breed they are. But more so because of how they're raised. I didn't want to risk walking alone in the park so I left. If you had seen the people that were walking with these dogs - and they were all together - you'd know why I decided to leave. I carry pepper spray and a pocket knife but I'm not sure if that would help fend off a vicious dog. A gun likely would though. Either way, I don't want to ever have to find out.
That's sort of a long story don't you think?

I'm not sure where exactly you live, but if you type Deltona Pit Bull into your browser you'll get a glimpse of where I live.

“Life is what you make it,”

Since: Jul 11

Choose wisely!

#514 Jun 10, 2015
My neighbor is 83yrs old and blind. She has two pure breed Staffshire Terriers which is a fancy name for "PIT BULL". They treat this kind lady like she is family. The first rule of anyone that wants to become a dog owner is to get the correct training and know your dog!
taz
Scooter

Panama City Beach, FL

#515 Jun 20, 2015
Listen up you pussiolaneous buttholes, THE ONLY GOOD PITBULL IS A DEAD PITBULL. They have NO purpose and are not crudely pets. If you walk in public carry a shark bangstick and pepperspray. The bangstick will blow the pieces of shitts head clear off. Job well done.

“Life is what you make it,”

Since: Jul 11

Choose wisely!

#516 Jun 20, 2015
Shows who is ignorant. The only press you hear is about the pit bulls. How about the Rottweilers, Dobermans and German Shephards? The list goes on. Doberman Pinscher & Great Danes are known through out the AKC as aggressive. Rhodesian Ridgebacks and even a damn Cocker Spaniel can be deemed dangerous. Educate yourself Scooter. There are abused breeds of all kinds that should humanely put down but saying it about only one breed is ignorant. Just My Opinion.
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