This is why pitbulls should be banned!

This is why pitbulls should be banned!

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cherryblossom

Sioux City, IA

#1 May 18, 2010
SHELBY COUNTY, TN – A Memphis child was mauled by a pit bull while inviting her friends to her birthday party. The 8-year-old girl is recovering at Le Bonheur Children’s Medical Center, as authorities decide what should happen to the dog that attacked her.
Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies say the dog was chained to a tree in a front yard on Northdale Drive when it got loose.
Hailey King has undergone several surgeries to repair her hands, face, legs and shoulder. Late Saturday, April 10, 2010, she was unable to move one arm and her mother Eileen says she can barely move the other one.
Kim Shreve managed to help free Hailey from the dog.

“When I looked down in the cove," Shreve tells myEyewitnessNews.com , "there was a little girl and she was balled up in the fetal position and a large brown pit bull was on top of her and mauling her. She was covered in blood.”

After this attack, Eileen King wants the pit bull to be euthanized, but there’s a chance that won’t happen. Right now the one-year-old pit bull is under observation at the Memphis Animal Shelter.
If Shelby County Health officials consider the dog not to be vicious, it will be returned to its' owner. And that's an option that angers both Shreve and King.

“It’s not like you can tap the dog on the hands and tell it not to do it again," says Shreve. "The dog drew blood."

King agrees.“This is vicious," she says, "and that dog needs to be put to sleep.”

The dog’s owner, LeToya Redwing was cited for having a loose dog. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office says this incident is still under investigation. Additional charges could follow.

You know what i say? Box these vicious dogs up and ship them to Asia to the dogmarkets!
OMG

Sioux City, IA

#2 May 18, 2010
I love pit bulls, but yeah I believe that one should be put down. But, I dont think it just snapped on the child for no reason I am sure it was trained to be mean. I have had a pit bull and if they are treated right they can be the nicest dogs, but if you are mean to them and train them to be mean and fight this is what happens. I think the owner should be in more trouble then just being cited... And yes the dog should be put to sleep. If it happened once unfortunately it will happen again!
reply

Sioux City, IA

#3 May 18, 2010
There are 2 pit bulls that have been in my parents yard twice now. They live on Lewis St. Ones is brown, the other one black. There is no owner out with them. Get your dogs out of the streets and yards or you won't have them anymore. It is unacceptable and you will not put my family at risk with your stupidity.
Namco

Miami, FL

#4 May 18, 2010
Once again...blame the deed not the breed.It's unfortunate that these dogs have to suffer due to irresponsiblility of their owners.Not saying all owners are like that.Yes,it is very unfortunate that this happened to the girl bt don't be mad at the dog...be mad at the owner.
Namco

Miami, FL

#5 May 18, 2010
and also grouping all pitbulls as vicious is wrong.that would be like saying we should get rid of all black people since they are most likely to comment crimes.(and yes,i'm aware not all black people are thugs,etc and what not)
reply

Sioux City, IA

#6 May 18, 2010
pit bulls were breed to bad. It's in there genes. That's why so many of them attack.
WTF

Sioux City, IA

#7 May 19, 2010
reply wrote:
pit bulls were breed to bad. It's in there genes. That's why so many of them attack.
No, dogs are just like people. If you love a child and teach a child that it is wrong to be mean to others that child will grow up to be a loving caring person. But, if you are mean to a child and teach that child that it is ok to pick on others then they will grow up to be a bully! And it is the same with dogs... Any dog not just pit bulls! When a Chihuahua bites a child you dont hear about it because it is a small dog, but all dogs can be mean!
CGL

Sioux City, IA

#8 May 19, 2010
I agree not all pits are mean, although I am very sorry this happened to this little girl it really is a tragedy. BUT you can't group all pits in to the same category, a friend of mine had one and it was basically a lap dog. It was so sweet and love able like any other breed of dog, I do however think that the owner should be punished.
guest

United States

#9 May 19, 2010
ban all pit dogs in dyer co.
pit owner

Sioux City, IA

#10 May 19, 2010
i have 3 pits and i can say they r the sweetest dogs u ever seen.they even sit at the table at supper time with the family and the mama pit drinks coffee with me in the morning.they r treated just like our kids but i can say this wont no one break in my house.i agree some r trained to be bad.but treat them like kids and u have friends for life.
Car27

Jackson, TN

#11 May 19, 2010
I too have pitbulls. I live in Dyersburg and I love my dogs. But if my dog severly attacked someone for no reason I would have them put to sleep without any question. But saying all pitbulls are like the ones you see in the news is ignorant. There are child molesters everywhere that are vicous to children and should be put to sleep, but all human beings are not like this and one can't group all together over a few bad seeds.
pit owner

Sioux City, IA

#12 May 19, 2010
well said!!!!!

Since: Jan 10

Lumberton, NC

#13 May 21, 2010
Yes what that dog was wrong but like someone said before it was probably bred to be agressive. Not all pit bulls are mean. I work with mostly pits at the animal shelter I volenteer at and there are some good and some bad. Some pit bulls feel threatened sometimes and yes it could even be from little kids. So yes it was wrong for the dog to attack that little girl but also the owner should get more than just a sitation for the dog being loose. Especially since in most states there are certain requirements for people who own pit bulls. And also they shouldn't be band for peoples ignorance.
guest

South Sioux City, NE

#14 May 22, 2010
my pit saved my life! i love him as much as i love my child. not all pits are mean. when i was prego i had 2 that was very protective of me. they never hurt anyone but stayed extremely aware of whocame near me and like i said i had a pit bull to save my life. they can be good. that one was just bred to be mean or felt threatned one.
Billy

Miami, FL

#15 May 27, 2010
I personally believe any dog can be mean it's just pit bulls are trained for it more for fighting rings or for guard dogs, hell there are some small dogs that are mean but no one wants to ban those cause they can't do real damage. pits can so people think it's thier fault. I wouldn't disagree if people had to do certain things to own one to prove they won't make it mean but it's just about always the owner, never the breed. Some dogs are just born mean but it's not just a whole breed it's just indivual dogs
tri

United States

#16 May 27, 2010
People make these dogs mean if you check with the aspca pits are num2 on there list as the most gentle dog to have around kids under golden retrieves the little girl and her friends had probably. Been doing something to the dog or the owners had been fighting the dog Pitts have really gotton a bad Rep cause of people. There great dogs to have in your family
OMG wrote:
I love pit bulls, but yeah I believe that one should be put down. But, I dont think it just snapped on the child for no reason I am sure it was trained to be mean. I have had a pit bull and if they are treated right they can be the nicest dogs, but if you are mean to them and train them to be mean and fight this is what happens. I think the owner should be in more trouble then just being cited... And yes the dog should be put to sleep. If it happened once unfortunately it will happen again!
Namco

New Orleans, LA

#17 May 27, 2010
Apparently whoever judged my comment as mean and disagree are completely brain dead.
guest

Sioux City, IA

#19 May 28, 2010
I am sick of this. Don't blame all Pits because of one did this. Sorry its not the pits fault they are only bad if the owner made them bad. Since 1991 i had 2 pits. My first one we had to put down in 2005 when he got cancer and the one i got now is 5 years old and they never attack anyone. Its how you raise them. Also ever dog bites no matter if its a Pit or poodle
tri

United States

#20 May 28, 2010
If you can read I agreed with some of your statement not all of it though. Dummy!!
Namco wrote:
Apparently whoever judged my comment as mean and disagree are completely brain dead.
Shan

Sioux City, IA

#21 May 28, 2010
guest wrote:
my pit saved my life! i love him as much as i love my child. not all pits are mean. when i was prego i had 2 that was very protective of me. they never hurt anyone but stayed extremely aware of whocame near me and like i said i had a pit bull to save my life. they can be good. that one was just bred to be mean or felt threatned one.
Well Said! My First Pit Bud was a Sweetheart he never bite anyone. heck he was scarry cat that if someone broke in the house he would run for cover lol! Like you said nhot all pits are mean its how they where raise. if the owner mistreat them and make them mean yeah they gonna attack someone but hell that be the case in all dogs if the owner makes them mean they gonna be mean no matter if its a Pit, Lab or bassehound

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