It's Not An Animal Problem; It's A Pe...

It's Not An Animal Problem; It's A People Problem

There are 362 comments on the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal story from Jun 7, 2012, titled It's Not An Animal Problem; It's A People Problem. In it, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal reports that:

It's not a newspaper headline, but it is a fact. Over 10,000 dogs and cats in the United States are murdered every single day.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Lubbock Avalanche-Journal.

cant deny

Saranac Lake, NY

#134 Jun 10, 2012
reality wrote:
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Yes, a minor problem, even more minor and rare than home accidents and injuries and car accidents and several other things you have chosen to ignore. Things that kill and injure far more people and kids than all breeds of dogs put together. Can I expect 4 or 5 of your ridiculously long cut and paste posts now?
THIS DOES NOT NEGATE THE FACT THAT PITBULLS ARE A PUBLIC SAFETY HAZARD THAT NEED TO BE ADDRESSED
cant deny

Saranac Lake, NY

#135 Jun 10, 2012
Squach wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry but from out here you appear to be the one who is worked up. You certainly do care how others post, especially when the truth disagrees with your propaganda, or you wouldn't go on these frenzied post-a-thons trying to deflect attention away from common sense and truth. If you applied this much fervor to the actual cause of the problem you might accomplish something but your current fixation is an exercise in futility. Until the PEOPLE who create vicious domesticated animals are dealt with.......vicious domesticated animals will continue to be created regardless of breed or species. Shoot for the head of the snake.
I APPEAR TO BE THE ONE WITH DOCUMENTED VERIFIABLE FACTS TO BACK UP WHAT I SAY NOT ONE OF YOU HAVE POSTED ANYTHING TRUE YET OR YOU WOULD BACK IT UP WITH DOCUMENTED VERIFIABLE FACTS LIKE I DO NO OTHER BREED INFLICTS THE DAMAGE OF THE MAGNITUDE THAT PITBULLS DO NOR WILL ANY IN THE FUTURE
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Saranac Lake, NY

#136 Jun 10, 2012
Squach wrote:
<quoted text>Why do you find it necessary to shout? Do you think that shouting will add credence to your propaganda? You provide public hysteria generated by the media and call it scientific evidence while ignoring the root cause of the problem. The is self defeating at best. However you will always be answered by some clear thinking person with their eye on the true nature of the issue. Dag Hammarskjöld warned us about folks like you when he said;
"The madman shouted in the marketplace and no-one stopped to answer him. Thus it was confirmed that his thesis was incontrovertible".
The madman must be answered.
I'M NOT SHOUTING I'M EMPHASIZING MY POINT WHY DOES IT BOTHER YOU SO MUCH MOST OF THE SCIENTIFIC EVIDENCE I POST HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MEDIA THE ONLY MEDIA INSPIRED INFO IS THE ACCOUNTS OF THE ACTUAL SAVAGE MAULINGS OR KILLINGS THE ROOT CAUSE OF THE PROBLEM IS BREEDERS AND DOGFIGHTERS SELECTIVELY BREEDING FOR AGGRESSION IN PITS WHICH INADVERTANTLY SELECTED FOR THE GENETIC BRAIN DYSFUNTION THAT CAUSES EXPLOSIVE UNPREDICTABLE AGGRESSION WHICH UPWARDS OF 90% OF PITS ARE INFLICTED WITH THE DOCUMENTED VERIFIABLE FACTS [WHICH YOU HAVE NONE OF] DICTATE THE TRUE NATURE OF THE ISSUE AND ANOTHER FAMOUS QUOTE THAT RELATES TO PITNUTTERS IS "THOSE WHO LIE THE LOUDEST LIE TO THEMSELVES THE MOST"
cant deny

Saranac Lake, NY

#137 Jun 10, 2012
Squach wrote:
<quoted text>If they enlarged your brain 50,000,000 times its normal size and sat it on the edge of a razor blade it would be like rolling a BB down the middle of a four lane highway. How about you kiss my ass and we'll call this a love story? Take a hike fruitcake.
There. Is that what you're looking for? Ignorance to match your own? Your adversarial bullshit is self defeating and you are suffering from one of the most severe cases of tunnel vision I've ever seen. I don't need to respond to your comments any more, you do a fine job of labeling yourself a blithering idiot without any assistance.
IF YOU HAD A BRAIN I COULD SAY THE SAME YOU SAID BEFORE YOU WERE "DONE" JUST ANOTHER LIE
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Saranac Lake, NY

#138 Jun 10, 2012
Squach wrote:
<quoted text>The madman has already been answered. Nothing more need be said.
I THOUGHT YOU WERE "DONE" FOR THE SECOND TIME
cant deny

Saranac Lake, NY

#139 Jun 10, 2012
Squach wrote:
<quoted text>Yawn......
I THOUGHT YOU WERE "DONE" FOR A SECOND TIME
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Saranac Lake, NY

#140 Jun 10, 2012
NEVER SHOWED AGGRESSION BEFORE

Friday, February 6, 2009

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Babysitter's Pit Bull Attacks Infant in Newport News; Critical Condition

No Charges Expected
02/05/09: WVEC reports that no charges will be filed in the Newport News mauling. The little boy was in critical condition Monday suffering from facial and neck injuries. The family has requested that no further information about the baby's condition be released. No information was provided regarding the adoption agency, the Peninsula SPCA, or if the babysitter plans on keeping their other dog, a rottweiler, which is reportedly poorly fenced.

02/04/09: Baby is Expected to Survive Injuries
The infant who was mauled by a pit bull remains in critical condition but is expected to survive. Doctors believe the toddler will recover from the severe facial injuries he suffered when he was attacked by his babysitter's pit bull. The dog, which had been adopted from the Peninsula SPCA, has been euthanized. The agency said the dog was "carefully vetted and the puppy showed no signs of aggression when it was adopted more than a year ago."
Pit bull puppies are always sweet. It's when they reach the age of 1.5-2 years old that aggression begins to show, the very age of this pit bull.
The article goes on to talk about the high rate of pit bull attacks nationwide, which has led cities and the state of Ohio to regulate pit bulls. But Denise Waters, a spokeswoman for the Peninsula SPCA, said her group avoids labeling breeds. "We try not to profile by breed," she said. Waters added that extensive consultations take place with adopters to make sure dogs are a "good fit" and the animals are rigorously assessed and trained (see Tori Whitehurst).

We don't think either journalists bought Waters story.

02/03/09: Baby's Parents in the Military
A recent Zupf video reports that the baby's parents are both in the military. This tragic news falls on the heels of Isis Krieger, who was killed by her family's pit bull in August while her father was serving in Iraq. At the time of the attack, a babysitter was watching Isis. In May of last year, a babysitter was also watching Julian Slack when he was killed by a pit bull at Camp Lejeune. In that instance, a civilian had brought the dog over to Slack's home
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Saranac Lake, NY

#141 Jun 10, 2012
NEVER SHOWED AGGRESSION BEFORE

Monday, October 25, 2010

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2010 Dog Bite Fatality:'Very Loving' Pit Bull Kills Baby in Jacksonville Home

At left, the"very loving" pit bull, at right, the now deceased infant.

Parents Release Photo
UPDATE 10/26/10: Perhaps trying to avoid child neglect charges, the baby's parents released a propaganda photo showing their "loving pit bull," Briggs, near their newborn. The baby's father, Mark Valentin, said the dog attacked the baby on the bed while the mother took a shower. "I don't know what happened," Valentin said. "My wife went to the restroom and the dog got to the baby. We're not neglectful parents." DogsBite.org hopes authorities beg to differ.

Pit bulls and babies do not mix. This baby is dead because his parents are arrogant and willfully opted into irresponsible pit bull propaganda.1

What will the baby's parents say next? That it was a freak or tragic accident, despite the breed's 30-year horrific safety record? Pit bulls were selectively bred for unpredictable and unbridled aggression for the purposes of dogfighting. The public is not shocked -- though they should be outraged -- when another fatal pit bull mauling occurs. Pit bull owners, who know far more about the breed than the public, certainly cannot feign, "not neglectful" after an attack.

10/26/10: Grieving Parent Speaks Out
New information published by News4Jax.com says that the parents had only "left their baby for just a few seconds"2 when the pit bull attacked. The father said that the family "raised the pit bull since it was a puppy" and that the dog "never showed any signs of aggression" towards anyone in their family. The day that police and child protection agencies stop honoring these cliche excuses from pit bull owners, is the day that children will championed instead of buried.

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10/25/10: Pit Bull Kills Newborn in Home
Jacksonville, FL - In a developing story, WOKV.com reports that a local family is planning a funeral for their newborn child after it was attacked and killed by a pit bull in their home. The child was fatally bitten Sunday night about 10 pm off Dixon Road and University Boulevard. The newborn was rushed to Shands Hospital, but did not survive the injuries it suffered. According to WJXT TV-4, animal control workers euthanized the offending red pit bull
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Saranac Lake, NY

#142 Jun 10, 2012
NEVER SHOWED AGGRESSION BEFORE

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

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Woman, Police Officer Attacked by Pit Bull in D.C.

Pit Bull Attacks Handler Without Warning
Washington D.C.– A D.C. woman is struggling to understand why her boyfriend's pit bull suddenly, without warning, attacked her while she was out walking the dog. The victim, Sharmin Spriggs, does not understand that pit bulls are the only dog breed in which unpredictability has been selectively bred into it.

[The dog] never showed any aggression toward me...I don't know why this time was any different, she said.
Given the genetic background of a pit bull, this time doesn't have to be different. This time or any old time is a perfectly suitable time to attack. Unlike other dog breeds, provocation before an attack is not required for a pit bull. Owners of pit bulls, particularly those who claim, "My dog is the sweetest dog in the world," may be at the greatest risk of a sudden attack.

In the case of the Spriggs, police Officer Kevin Whaley's son and wife were outside their home when they saw the pit bull. After the dog started attacking Spriggs, Whaley's family ran and told him what happened. Kevin grabbed his radio, gun and badge, then raced outside. He said the woman was "down on all fours on the ground" with blood rushing down her arms and thighs.

Due to the closeness of proximity of the victim and attacking dog, Whaley held off firing his weapon. He instead stepped in and tried to pry the two apart. Subsequently, Whaley was bit. He said he picked up the dog with the dog's jaws still latched onto his arm. "It felt like he almost broke my forearm," he said. After separating the woman and dog, Whaley fired several times at the pit bull, killing him.

Now that the nightmare of the attack is over, Spriggs will undergo the nightmare of recovering from severe pit bull injury wounds. DogsBite.org hopes her boyfriend has a homeowner's insurance policy that will cover the cost of her medical treatment
cant deny

Saranac Lake, NY

#143 Jun 10, 2012
NEVER SHOWED AGGRESSION BEFORE

Monday, May 26, 2008

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Senior Citizens Are Continuously Mauled by Dangerous Dogs

Gardening Grandma, Attacked by Pit Bull
Columbus, OH - In a trend that plummets many U.S. policymakers to the bottom of the ocean, another senior citizen was viciously mauled while gardening on her own property. The pit bull, who had never shown aggression before, hopped the fence and attacked her. A blood-spattered shoe was all that remained after medics raced 77-year old Ruth Sowers to the hospital.

Dog warden Joe Rock told reporters that Sowers had been gardening that afternoon when a pit bull leapt the fence from the neighboring property and seized her right leg. Sowers was rushed to the hospital and treated for severe dog bite injuries. This same scenario -- attacked while gardening -- killed Jimmie Mae McConnell and Lillian Stiles and likely others.

Neighbors saw Sowers try to free herself from the dog and eventually gain safety on a nearby porch. Meanwhile the dog’s owner, James Halbirt, told Captain Rock that the dog had never exhibited any aggressive behavior in the past. The Halbirts have children in their home and own two other pit bulls in addition to the one that attacked Mrs. Sowers.

All three dogs are being held at the county animal shelter until a judge decides if they should be destroyed. Halbirt was issued 4 citations for each dog, including charges of failure to confine a vicious dog and failure to carry the mandatory insurance policy ($100,000 per pit bull dog). So who will pay for the victim's medical bills? The 77-year old victim of course
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Saranac Lake, NY

#144 Jun 10, 2012
NEVER SHOWED AGGRESSION BEFORE

Thursday, June 5, 2008

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Pit Bulls Jump Fence, Attack Woman, 77, Gardening

A Backyard is No Longer Safe
Columbus, OH - The owner of three pit bulls could face charges for not properly constraining his dogs after his 77-year old neighbor was bitten by one of them. Franklin County animal control officers report that the attack was vicious and that the woman was badly injured -- the bite left exposed bone. Police officers arrived on scene with weapons drawn.

The woman was gardening when the animals jumped the fence and attacked her. After animal control took all three dogs away, one of the dog owners, showed remorse for the victim, "I don't really care what happens to me or the dogs,(but) I'm responsible," said James Halbirt, "I'm concerned with (the woman). I want to make sure she's OK. She's a great person."

Halbirt said that all three dogs were animals that he rescued.
The other dog owner, a woman who was not named, blabbed on video about how the dogs "had never shown aggression before." As if she had never heard of a pit bull suddenly attacking. As if her pit bull might have a different set of genes than every other pit bull. Maybe the facility where the two owners rescued the dogs told them, "Enough love will make the dog's genes disappear."

Unpredictability is a trait that has been selectively bred into pit bulls. This trait cannot be "loved" out of a pit bull
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Saranac Lake, NY

#145 Jun 10, 2012
NEVER SHOWED AGGRESSION BEFORE

Sunday, May 11, 2008

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Lake Charles Postal Worker Mauled by Pit Bull

Letter Carrier Flees, Pit Bull Keeps Attacking
Lake Charles, LA - In a developing story, a letter carrier was attacked by a pit bull while working his route. The postal worker was delivering mail on Broadmoor in North Lake Charles when a homeowner's pit bull came from inside the house and attacked him at the mailbox.
The USPS suffers high personnel casualties due to vicious dogs. They do not support breed-specific laws designed to protect their workers either.
The postal worker put up a fight and ran several blocks with the dog still biting. In his attempt to escape, he ended up at a home several blocks away, but the dog continued to attack. A passerby on 9th Street called 911 and helped fight off the dog. The carrier spent the day at the emergency room and family members say he was badly mauled.

The dog owner says the male pit bull has never shown signs of aggression. The family told reporters that because they recently added a female* pit bull to the house, that it might have "set the dog off." Fortunately, the family surrendered the pit bull to animal services to be euthanized and evaluated for rabies
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Saranac Lake, NY

#146 Jun 10, 2012
UNPROVOKED ATTACK

Friday, February 29, 2008

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Cousins Hospitalized After Unprovoked Pit Bull Attack

Injured Children Describe Pit Bull Attack
UPDATE 02/29/08: Two 10-year-old cousins are together again after one of them got his ear stitched back on. The attack happened at Zeb Polston's mother's home on Unity Church Road. The boys said they were outside when the male pit bull started sniffing Zeb’s cousin, Devin Polston.

"He was smelling him, and then he jumped on him. Devin just fell, he fell down to the ground," Zeb said, who then got bit trying to help his cousin. Zeb's mother, Annmarie Polston, ran outside and was also bitten as she tried to pull the dog off of her nephew. The boys' screams alerted neighbor Justin Cauthen who later said:
"You can't trust a pit bull. Those dogs should be tied to a chain or in a pen. You can't let them run around inside a fence like this."
Sheriff's investigators said they don't expect any charges against the owner of the dogs -- Annmarie Polston's boyfriend. "The dogs were inside the fence like they should've been," said sheriff's spokesman Tom Holland.

DogsBite.org adds that it is very common for women and their children to be victimized by "their boyfriend's" pit bull.

Cousins Hospitalized After Pit Bulls Attack
02/28/08: Lancaster County, SC - Two pit bulls viciously attack two 10-year-old cousins. One of the boys was so badly hurt he was flown to Carolinas Medical Center for care. The second boy was taken to a local hospital for treatment.

Authorities say the attack happened as the boys came out into the front yard of the home where they were playing. They also say the attack was unprovoked. A neighbor, Richard Hopkins, heard one of the boys' mothers screaming and rushed to help.
“The little boy’s ear, half his ear had done been bit off dangling, big hole in back of his head, two or three holes in his back where that dog just latched on him."
The boy with the torn ear was already inside the house by the time he arrived, but the other was still trying to get away from the dog. He said the boy was trying to crawl over the fence, but that "the dog was literally grabbing his leg trying to pull him back."

He says the boy’s mother, who lives there with the dog, was trying to fight it off, but couldn’t.“The dog was dragging her around. He done got the taste of blood,” Hopkins said
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Saranac Lake, NY

#147 Jun 10, 2012
UNPROVOKED ATTACK

Thursday, January 31, 2008

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Violent Unprovoked Pit Bull Attack in Nashville

Victim Lori Woods Speaks Out
UPDATE: 1/31/07: Lori Woods wants to make sure the pit bull named Tank doesn't hurt anyone else after she was nearly killed by him -- She wants the dog put down. Last week, when visiting the dog owner's home she knelt down to grab her purse. Woods says that the dog attacked her "absolutely unprovoked, and without any warning."

The dog severely damaged Woods' eye and her head injuries required more than 100 stitches. The bleeding was so severe that she passed out on the way to the hospital. "The blood was spewing out of my head. The dog nicked a main artery," she said. Her family was told if she survived, she'd likely be blind in one eye. A week after the attack she credits much prayer for still being able to see. Her worry now comes from the thought of the dog being able to attack someone else.

Tyler Stowers, the dog's owner, wants his pet back. In yet another unconscionable act by a pit bull owner, Stowers blames the victim for the attack: "Stowers said Woods got down on all fours and went toward the dog, causing the animal to go on the defense." Like many victims of serious dog attacks, Woods asks reporters, "I can't believe someone wants to keep their dog that did this to someone. At what point do you value your dog more than somebody's life?"

Lori's insurance will not pay her medical bills. Stowers claims he will cover the costs. But this is an unlikely scenario, given that the cost may skyrocket into hundreds of thousands of dollars.

1/30/08: Dog Attack Costs Woman Her Eye, 200 Stitches
Nashville, TN - The woman, who was not identified, told officials that she was visiting the home of a friend when she bent down to pick up her purse. This is when her friend's pit bull attacked. She suffered a lost eye and 200 stitches. Metro Animal Control said it does not want the dog out on the street again. Tank, the 3-year-old pit bull, is currently in quarantine. Animal Services Director Judy Lauderbauche didn’t mince words when she described how dangerous Tank is:
"I don’t think there’s any doubt that the woman could have been killed. She's very, very fortunate that she wasn’t, even though she did sustain absolutely life-changing injuries that will take years of plastic surgery."

Tank’s owner, Tyler Stowers, visits his dog in quarantine every day and said that up until Tuesday, Tank had never attacked anyone. He was emotional as he looked at his dog in the cage. Animal Control commented they believe his tears are for his dog and not the victim
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Saranac Lake, NY

#148 Jun 10, 2012
UNPROVOKED ATTACK

Monday, November 19, 2007

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Another Unprovoked, Sustained Pit Bull Attack

Detectives Save Man from Pit Bull Attack
Los Angeles, CA - Two Los Angeles Police Detectives rescued a man from a savage mauling by a pit bull. On Monday, November 12, 2007, around 7:00 a.m., South Bureau Gang/Homicide Detectives Mark Hahn and Andy Moody were in the area of 97th Street and Hoover Street on an unrelated matter. As they sat in their car they heard screams and cries for help.

Their attention was drawn to a 53-year old man who was down on the ground and being attacked by a pit bull. The man was attempting to escape the dog's attack by crawling under a parked vehicle nearby. Both Detectives ran toward the man and to their horror watched as the dog locked his teeth into the mans leg and drug him out from under the car, only to begin mauling him once again.

One neighbor came out and threw a bucket of water on the dog in an attempt to divert its attention, with no affect. Detective Moody then grabbed a metal shovel that had been lying on the sidewalk and hit the dog in the head. The dog was unfazed and continued to bite the face and head of the victim. A second strike with the shovel momentarily diverted the dog's attention, allowing Detective Hahn to position himself between the dog and the man to protect the victim from further injury.

Within seconds the dog charged towards Detective Hahn and the downed victim and Detective Hahn fired one round from his handgun, striking the dog in the chest. Wounded, the dog ran into the neighborhood and crawled under an abandoned pickup truck about a mile away. At this time, Detectives Moody and Hahn provided aid to the victim until paramedics arrived. He was transported to a local hospital where he was admitted for severe bite injuries to his head, face, arms and legs.

It was later learned that the victim had been pet sitting for the dog's owner and was attacked for no apparent reason as he left for work. Los Angeles Animal Control Officers responded and took custody of the injured dog
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Saranac Lake, NY

#149 Jun 10, 2012
UNPROVOKED ATTACK

Saturday, June 28, 2008

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Charlotte's Parents Recount Devastating Pit Bull Attack

Years of Surgery Ahead
Omaha, NE - In a powerful video, the parents of Charlotte speak about the red wagon and the scalp missing from their child's head. Wendy and her 15-month-old daughter went to a friend's house for a play date. They placed the kids in the wagon and as Wendy states, "We were just going for a walk."

The four proceeded down the street, and when they came to the intersection, they saw the pit bull and stopped. They watched the pit bull grow "curious," slip out of its collar and walk toward them. As soon as the dog reached the wagon, he pounced the child latching onto her shoulder then neck. Wendy states: "He knew what he was doing. He knew what he was doing. He went after the kids."

Wendy, who was once a zookeeper, says she pulled the pit bull off the kids as the dog's owner stood by. "I got the back end of the dog -- grabbed his neck and ears -- and was swaying his head -- and the owner was standing there maybe two feet with the leash." (The pit bull owner has told reporters that Wendy "blocked" her from getting her dog).

The dog bit Wendy's face and neck, and her knees were badly scraped, but she was more worried about Charlotte, who was in critical condition after the dog tore off part of her scalp. As Wendy was climbing into the ambulance, she asked herself, "how are they [the doctors] going to fix this? It was so big... so big." The family is anticipating 5 long years of medical treatment for Charlotte
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Saranac Lake, NY

#150 Jun 10, 2012
UNPROVOKED ATTACK

Monday, June 7, 2010

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Leashed Pit Bull Bites Through Chest Pack to Attack Baby on Sidewalk

How Safe Are You?
Lynn, MA - In one of the most chilling pit bull attacks DogsBite.org has read to date, it was reported last week that a leashed 2-year old, male neutered pit bull broke free from its young owner on a city sidewalk and attacked a child who was being carried by its father in a papoose chest pack. The dog nearly ripped the child's leg off. This unprovoked attack in a public setting shows just how vulnerable each of us is when in proximity to a pit bull -- leashed or otherwise.1

"It's a miracle the dog didn't take that kid's leg off," said animal control officer Kevin Farnsworth.
We invite readers to "sink your teeth" into this story as it perfectly describes the unpredictability of a pit bull attack and how the dog's owner is incapable of stopping it. The incident also shows just how "close" the average citizen is to a pit bull attack when they partake in their normal routines, such as taking a walk, going for a jog or taking out the trash. Horrible pit bull maulings often occur on public streets and within neighborhood settings, spaces one presumes as safe.2

"In the first incident, Brian and Leah Antaya of 11 Saunders St. were walking along Broadway at approximately 7:45 p.m., their 6-month-old daughter Eva nestled in the chest pack. Munnyhkkie Moutino3 and her companion, Rodolpho Ribas, were near 55 Broadway as the family approached. The woman's dog, McLovinn - a tan, 2-year-old, 61-pound neutered pit bull - lunged at the baby, locking its jaws onto the small body.
Brian Antaya told police it happened so fast he had no time to react. Although the strange dog was leashed, it was able to pull away from its owner, grab hold of the baby's left leg and tear into the calf. "The mom, dad and kid were walking down the street together when this dog just attacked. It jumped up and grabbed the baby's left leg," said Farnsworth. "It's a miracle the dog didn't take that kid's leg off."
The infant was taken to North Shore Children's Hospital in Salem and transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston where she was treated for multiple bite wounds. "The way I see it, the doctors at Mass General saved that little girl's life, but I'm sure there will be several more trips back and forth to the hospital," said Farnsworth, noting that the dog owner recently moved from Wenham to Lynn."
If ever faced with such circumstances -- an unknown, leashed pit bull, walking by you on a public street -- do you have a plan? Is the leash holder a teenager, a female or a 220 lb man? Is it a thick leash or a "retractable" one? Please make safety decisions accordingly. 23-year old Munnyhkkie Moutino could not control her pet pit bull. Nor could a mid 30s female whose leashed pit bull rushed into an oncoming train killing them both (the leash had been wrapped around her hand
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Saranac Lake, NY

#151 Jun 10, 2012
UNPROVOKED ATTACK

Sunday, March 9, 2008

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Pit Bull Will Have His Day in Court After Biting Victim

Attacks Owner's Friend While in Vehicle
Hoquiam, WA - Last week a 27-year-old Everett man was severely bitten by a pit bull and was treated at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. The unprovoked attack left him with facial damage, which will require plastic surgery, and a chipped tooth.

After being invited into a friend's truck to chat, the man petted the dog who was in the rear seat. After talking for a few minutes, he turned to pet the dog again and it lunged at him, biting him on the face and breaking a tooth. Last March, the owner of the dog was issued a Potentially Dangerous Dog (PDD) notification for her pit bull -- the dog had approached a person in a malicious manner.

The dog was taken into impound after the recent incident and its owner will have to make an appearance in Hoquiam Municipal Court on Tuesday to determine the fate of the dog. The judge may impose "extreme restrictions" on the owner for her to keep her dog, or may order the dog be euthanized.

DogsBite.org adds that a dog declared PDD in the State of Washington, who then bites a person unprovoked, and is subsequently labled as a Dangerous Dog (DD) is not automatically euthanized. Furthermore, given that the dog owner has already proven to be highly irresponsible, what makes officials think she will comply with "extreme restrictions"?

Another lingering question is, "Who pays for the victim's medical cost?" We doubt the young dog owner is a homeowner with a suitable insurance policy. Is it realistic to assume she can pay the victim's medical costs, which will start at about 20k? If a dog has been labeled a PDD, the dog owner should be required to hold an insurance policy
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Saranac Lake, NY

#152 Jun 10, 2012
UNPROVOKED ATTACK

Thursday, July 3, 2008

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Animal Control Officers Bit by Pit Bull Responding to Attack

Pit Bull Jumps Through Window, Attacks Little Girl
Stockton, CA - Two animal control officers were attacked by a pit bull while following up on a report that a dog had leapt through an open window, crossed a street and bit a girl in an unprovoked attack. Both officers were taken to a hospital, where they were treated and released. The extent of the injuries to the young girl was unavailable.

According to Ernest Molieri of the San Joaquin County Animal Control Division, when the two county officers arrived at the house, the dog attacked them, inflicting deep puncture wounds in the left arm and midsection of one officer and the thumb of the other. He said. "It was the worst dog attack on county animal control officers in recent memory."

After being injured, the officer who had been bitten in the midsection was able to retrieve the necessary equipment to restrain the dog while the other officer held the dog in a bearhug. Gerald Eqes, one of the victims, says the county has not provided enough safety for animal control officers to do their jobs effectively. "We have been asking for vests, Tasers and sidearms," he said
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Saranac Lake, NY

#153 Jun 10, 2012
AND THERE ARE TONS MORE OF THESE THIS IS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG

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