Family's Pit Bull Attacks Little Boy in Mountain Home

Apr 5, 2012 Full story: ArkansasMatters 46

The Baxter County Sheriff's Office is investigating an attack by a family dog in Mountain Home that put a little boy in the hospital.

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Bob A Long

Hardy, AR

#1 Apr 6, 2012
When are people going to wake up and make it illegal for people to have these dogs. We need to have a pit bull round up and kill every one of these vicious things we can fine.

“ Dump Obama November 6, 2012”

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#2 Apr 6, 2012
Bob A Long wrote:
When are people going to wake up and make it illegal for people to have these dogs. We need to have a pit bull round up and kill every one of these vicious things we can fine.
I agree.
shred-her

Horseshoe Bend, AR

#3 Apr 6, 2012
Bob A Long wrote:
When are people going to wake up and make it illegal for people to have these dogs. We need to have a pit bull round up and kill every one of these vicious things we can fine.
not until the mom of this poor tot in put into a pen of fighting pits !

about 10 of them should do !
Silliness all around

Marshall, AR

#4 Apr 9, 2012
ALL DOGS BITE. I could spend hours digging up other breeds of dogs in this state who have attacked children in the last year and seriously injured them (including Golden Retrievers, Labrador Retrievers, German Shepherd Dogs, Huskies), but those dont make the front page of the paper.

Pomeranians have also killed children (google it if you do not believe me!).

Tunny that only 'pit bull' stories make the national/regional news.....

I say let's make it illegal to own ANY breed of dog as ALL DOGS BITE.

It's fine if you dont believe me but before making an ignorant statement, get your facts straight. Pit bulls are not nor have they ever been the #1 'biter' in the country, that title is held by Doxies and Chis. Even though pit bulls are the #1 overpopulated dog in the country (there are more pit bulls than any other breed, some shelters are made up of 30% pit bull/pit bull mixes which is sad when you consider there are two HUNDRED breeds of dogs).

I have adopted 3 'pit bulls' and all are upstanding and sweet members of the community and our family. I have handled well over 200 pit bulls in shelters & in rescue and not once have I been mauled or attacked or even threatened by one. I HAVE been bit in the NECK by a min pin and have a scar on my hand from a Golden Retriever bite.

If we make pit bulls illegal to own, I say Min Pins and Golden Retirevers should be illegal as well! Everyone thinks Chows, Akitas & Dalmatians are aggressive as well so let's ban them too. Chis are also top biters so they deserve to be outlawed too as do Labrador Retrievers and German Shepherds. Get where I am going?

Pit bulls arent for anyone, nor are German Shepherds or Huskies or Chis or Doxies or any other breed. People need to research the breed of dog that is best for them prior to getting them, they need to ensure that the dog NO MATTER WHAT BREED has been temperment tested and is a good fit. They need to be sure they have the time/energy to properly excersies the dog and not just get a puppy or dog because it is cute.

That is why so many dogs (and cats) are surrendered to the shelter in the first place, people get them without thinking of what a huge commitment it is to own an animal.

Chained dogs & dogs who are unsterilized are also more likely to bite. What we need is education & responsibility from people, not to 'outlaw' a certain breed.

As I tell everyone who I have this discussion with, show me a scientific study that is unbiased showing that 'pit bulls'(which are actually 3 different breeds of dog) are more dangerous and I will change my mind. So far the only scientific study I have found is this, which actually shows the OPPOSITE ;)

http://atts.org/breed-statistics/ - the breeds considered 'pit bulls' are American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Terriers & American Pit Bull Terriers. Check out their passing scores vs. other 'family breeds'.

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#5 Apr 9, 2012
These pit bull loven people always seem to say the same thing. How wonderful the killer dog is with the kids and the family and it would never harm anyone. And any dog can bite, But what do they say after it kills their kid or rips someone apart. Sometimes they are good with the people the pit bull was raised with, But it gets loose and kills the kid next door. Don't these pit bull people know they could lose every thing they have work for if their sweet little dog kills or harms someone?

Since: Jan 12

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#6 Apr 9, 2012
The Clifton study of attacks from 1982 through 2006 produced similar results. According to Clifton study, pit bulls, Rottweilers, Presa Canarios and their mixes were responsible for 65% of the canine homicides that occurred during a period of 24 years in the USA.(Clifton, Dog attack deaths and maimings, U.S. & Canada, September 1982 to November 13, 2006. In recent years, the dogs responsible for the bulk of the homicides are pit bulls and Rottweilers:
People own pit bulls to use as a weapon and if youíre part of the few that doesnít own a pit bull to use a weapon, then know youíre amongst the majority of trash that does. Nobody thinks,ďGee, a pit bull would be a GREAT family dog.Ē

Since: Jan 12

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#7 Apr 9, 2012
I have known several Pit Bull owners and have read, and researched these animals and Iíve heard both Pro and Con stories. Most Pit Bull owners are of the same mentality about their dogs. They all have the best, well-mannered and friendly Pit bull in the world. Their Pit Bull is better then any other and wouldnít hurt a fly.

The truth is that all Pit Bulls are dangerous and unpredictable. They are not good to have around strangers or large groups. They are not good to have around other dogs, cats or any other animal. They are dangerous because they are the most fearless and strong dogs in the world. All Pit Bulls are great dogs until they screw up one time. Then they maul or kill their opponent to the very best of their ability. Once a Pit Bull has done this we always get the same story from the owner. I donít know why my dog has done this he is so loving and has never hurt a fly before. They put all the blame on the other person or animal. You would think that these owners would be smart to know their loving Pit Bull cannot be trusted. But they donít. With any luck the Humane Society will take the dog and have it put down. Now the dog is gone but the physical and mental scars the dog created last a lifetime.

Pit Bulls are dangerous and unpredictable and if this is not true then why are they banned from many cities and towns across the United States? Why are Pit Bulls banned from all United States Military bases? Why is this breed banned from many foreign countries? Why is it many cities and towns require Pit Bull owners to have special insurance?

We all have read about the great, and loving Pit Bull that mauled a person or another animal. Itís the same scenario over and over. If Pit Bull owners didnít want to have this fearless and dangerous breed they wouldnít have them. Most of them wonít have their dogs neutered or spayed. Pit bull owners think they know more about Pit Bulls then all the studies and all of society. Pit Bull wants that persona of a mean and fearful dog. If not then they are in denial.

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#8 Apr 9, 2012
Miss Pitowner, I had to do it again. A neighbor called and said dogs were chasing cattle. I went up to check on it and sure enough there were three dogs. The ringleader was a pretty brindle colored with black stripes and you guessed it. A Pit bull. I shot the dog through the side and it left a hole big enough to stick a beer can into. The other two ran off. One of them looked like a chow. The dog had no collar and he wasnít neutered. I donít understand why irresponsible people think itís all right to drop unwanted dogs off in the country. Why donít people get their dogs neutered or spayed? If people donít care enough to be a responsible owner like you then, they canít expect me to be responsible for their dogs. Why donít they drop them off at a shelter? One dog had a collar on so he will get a lease on life. I suppose it was a local dog. That is, unless they chase cattle. My aim was a little off and I hated to see the Pit Bull suffer. I donít usually gut shoot an animal. At any rate, the buzzards and coyotes will have a nice doggie dinner for Easter. Itís not all at a loss.
Lassie

Horseshoe Bend, AR

#9 Apr 9, 2012
Joe Chit wrote:
Miss Pitowner, I had to do it again. A neighbor called and said dogs were chasing cattle. I went up to check on it and sure enough there were three dogs. The ringleader was a pretty brindle colored with black stripes and you guessed it. A Pit bull. I shot the dog through the side and it left a hole big enough to stick a beer can into. The other two ran off. One of them looked like a chow. The dog had no collar and he wasnít neutered. I donít understand why irresponsible people think itís all right to drop unwanted dogs off in the country. Why donít people get their dogs neutered or spayed? If people donít care enough to be a responsible owner like you then, they canít expect me to be responsible for their dogs. Why donít they drop them off at a shelter? One dog had a collar on so he will get a lease on life. I suppose it was a local dog. That is, unless they chase cattle. My aim was a little off and I hated to see the Pit Bull suffer. I donít usually gut shoot an animal. At any rate, the buzzards and coyotes will have a nice doggie dinner for Easter. Itís not all at a loss.
The best pit is a dead pit !!!
Sam I am

Hardy, AR

#10 Apr 9, 2012
I was over at a friend's house helping him put up some siding. His two little kids were waling up the street on the sidewalk to go to their friend's house to play. 2 doors down a pitpull got out of the backyard and made a beeline for the kids. I heard barking and screaming and looked up to see what the commotion was. I took off running and before I got there the dog had one of the kids by it's arm and shook it to the ground like a rag doll. The dog outweighed the boy.
I still had my boxcutter in my hand from cutting trim. I quickly put my one hand under the dog's chin and pulled it up and with the other slit the dog's throat 3x deep, it was spurting blood everywhere and still wouldn't release its bite and still shaking the little boy. So I starting stabbing it in the eye region with the blade until tip snapped and the dog turned on me before it died. My friend and his wife were freaking out. The boy who was mauled was going into shock and bleeding bad and his brother was sitting on ground bawling. Other negihbors started to come to our aid. The dog's owner came running out swearing and sucker punched me. I knocked his punk ass OUT. The cops and an ambulance arrived. The dog's owner tried to have me arrested for animal cruelty and assault and the cops wouldn't listen to him. Turns out this dog had been loose a few times before, terrorizing pedestrians, their dogs and kids on bikes and had bitten other dogs in the past. Half a dozen neighbors gave statements to the cops saying so.
So I ended up saving the county from putting down this "loveable pet that never hurt a fly" as the owner was claiming. Well he was arrested for punching me, ticketed for unleashed dog and improper fencing, an unregistered dog and sued by my friend and myself for medical costs. The guy moved away within months since every neighbor was against him. He got fined for the dog stuff, and probation for the assault. I saw him in a bar not long after and he tried talking crap again, I told him I'd put him down liked I did his dog and he freaked out and threw a beer bottle at me, so I knocked his sorry ass out again and left. The bartender called the cops and he got arrested and violated probation for being drunk in a bar. HAHAHAHA.

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#11 Apr 9, 2012
Sam I am wrote:
I was over at a friend's house helping him put up some siding. His two little kids were waling up the street on the sidewalk to go to their friend's house to play. 2 doors down a pitpull got out of the backyard and made a beeline for the kids. I heard barking and screaming and looked up to see what the commotion was. I took off running and before I got there the dog had one of the kids by it's arm and shook it to the ground like a rag doll. The dog outweighed the boy.
I still had my boxcutter in my hand from cutting trim. I quickly put my one hand under the dog's chin and pulled it up and with the other slit the dog's throat 3x deep, it was spurting blood everywhere and still wouldn't release its bite and still shaking the little boy. So I starting stabbing it in the eye region with the blade until tip snapped and the dog turned on me before it died. My friend and his wife were freaking out. The boy who was mauled was going into shock and bleeding bad and his brother was sitting on ground bawling. Other negihbors started to come to our aid. The dog's owner came running out swearing and sucker punched me. I knocked his punk ass OUT. The cops and an ambulance arrived. The dog's owner tried to have me arrested for animal cruelty and assault and the cops wouldn't listen to him. Turns out this dog had been loose a few times before, terrorizing pedestrians, their dogs and kids on bikes and had bitten other dogs in the past. Half a dozen neighbors gave statements to the cops saying so.
So I ended up saving the county from putting down this "loveable pet that never hurt a fly" as the owner was claiming. Well he was arrested for punching me, ticketed for unleashed dog and improper fencing, an unregistered dog and sued by my friend and myself for medical costs. The guy moved away within months since every neighbor was against him. He got fined for the dog stuff, and probation for the assault. I saw him in a bar not long after and he tried talking crap again, I told him I'd put him down liked I did his dog and he freaked out and threw a beer bottle at me, so I knocked his sorry ass out again and left. The bartender called the cops and he got arrested and violated probation for being drunk in a bar. HAHAHAHA.
Good for you my friend. The damn dog is dead and it should be. The sad part about it is that child will carry both physical and mental scars for the rest of it's life. Thanks again.
Sad

United States

#12 Apr 9, 2012
Amanda two wrote:
These pit bull loven people always seem to say the same thing. How wonderful the killer dog is with the kids and the family and it would never harm anyone. And any dog can bite, But what do they say after it kills their kid or rips someone apart. Sometimes they are good with the people the pit bull was raised with, But it gets loose and kills the kid next door. Don't these pit bull people know they could lose every thing they have work for if their sweet little dog kills or harms someone?
I blame only the mother in this instance. There IS a reason the shelter asks about small children. Honestly, we do not know what the kid did to upset the dog, but a dog of any breed is capable of attacking. I am not a huge fan of pit bulls as I favor other breeds but I know all pit bulls are not bad dogs and it is high time we start looking at owners. Own up people. Take responsibity!!
Nss like pt bulls

Evening Shade, AR

#13 Apr 9, 2012
Kill the gd dog

Since: Jan 12

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#14 Apr 14, 2012
Sad wrote:
<quoted text> I blame only the mother in this instance. There IS a reason the shelter asks about small children. Honestly, we do not know what the kid did to upset the dog, but a dog of any breed is capable of attacking. I am not a huge fan of pit bulls as I favor other breeds but I know all pit bulls are not bad dogs and it is high time we start looking at owners. Own up people. Take responsibity!!
I don't care if the owner is good bad or evil. The owners are not the ones who maul and kill people and other animals. A Pit Bull is deemed by society, law, and insurance companies as a vicious breed. It's not the owners even though they have their head stuck in their ass, it's the damn breed, period. You can't breed instinct out of a Pit Bull or any other vicious breed. It's the damn dog. If anyone tells you they can always predict what a dog will do they're full of shit. It only takes one time for a Pit Bull to maul someone and then that person will carry both mental and physical scars for the rest of their life. The damn dog just ain't worth it.

“ Dump Obama November 6, 2012”

Since: Jan 11

Flush it.

#15 Apr 14, 2012
Joe Chit wrote:
<quoted text>I don't care if the owner is good bad or evil. The owners are not the ones who maul and kill people and other animals. A Pit Bull is deemed by society, law, and insurance companies as a vicious breed. It's not the owners even though they have their head stuck in their ass, it's the damn breed, period. You can't breed instinct out of a Pit Bull or any other vicious breed. It's the damn dog. If anyone tells you they can always predict what a dog will do they're full of shit. It only takes one time for a Pit Bull to maul someone and then that person will carry both mental and physical scars for the rest of their life. The damn dog just ain't worth it.
You have that right.
dan-o

Mountain Home, AR

#16 Apr 14, 2012
Sam I am wrote:
I was over at a friend's house helping him put up some siding. His two little kids were waling up the street on the sidewalk to go to their friend's house to play. 2 doors down a pitpull got out of the backyard and made a beeline for the kids. I heard barking and screaming and looked up to see what the commotion was. I took off running and before I got there the dog had one of the kids by it's arm and shook it to the ground like a rag doll. The dog outweighed the boy.
I still had my boxcutter in my hand from cutting trim. I quickly put my one hand under the dog's chin and pulled it up and with the other slit the dog's throat 3x deep, it was spurting blood everywhere and still wouldn't release its bite and still shaking the little boy. So I starting stabbing it in the eye region with the blade until tip snapped and the dog turned on me before it died. My friend and his wife were freaking out. The boy who was mauled was going into shock and bleeding bad and his brother was sitting on ground bawling. Other negihbors started to come to our aid. The dog's owner came running out swearing and sucker punched me. I knocked his punk ass OUT. The cops and an ambulance arrived. The dog's owner tried to have me arrested for animal cruelty and assault and the cops wouldn't listen to him. Turns out this dog had been loose a few times before, terrorizing pedestrians, their dogs and kids on bikes and had bitten other dogs in the past. Half a dozen neighbors gave statements to the cops saying so.
So I ended up saving the county from putting down this "loveable pet that never hurt a fly" as the owner was claiming. Well he was arrested for punching me, ticketed for unleashed dog and improper fencing, an unregistered dog and sued by my friend and myself for medical costs. The guy moved away within months since every neighbor was against him. He got fined for the dog stuff, and probation for the assault. I saw him in a bar not long after and he tried talking crap again, I told him I'd put him down liked I did his dog and he freaked out and threw a beer bottle at me, so I knocked his sorry ass out again and left. The bartender called the cops and he got arrested and violated probation for being drunk in a bar. HAHAHAHA.
Right on!!'
right

United States

#17 Apr 15, 2012
Joe Chit wrote:
<quoted text>I don't care if the owner is good bad or evil. The owners are not the ones who maul and kill people and other animals. A Pit Bull is deemed by society, law, and insurance companies as a vicious breed. It's not the owners even though they have their head stuck in their ass, it's the damn breed, period. You can't breed instinct out of a Pit Bull or any other vicious breed. It's the damn dog. If anyone tells you they can always predict what a dog will do they're full of shit. It only takes one time for a Pit Bull to maul someone and then that person will carry both mental and physical scars for the rest of their life. The damn dog just ain't worth it.
Yet you ignore the fact that the owner LIED about having no small children in the house. She either believes they are vicious or planned on raising it to be. Why else LIE? She needs to own up to the fact she is at fault. Do I think the dog was worth it? Hell no. That poor child is going through hell because his mother thought it was. She put the thing before her own son.
Ford 4 x 4

Camp, AR

#18 Apr 18, 2012
Seems like most people having Pit's r hiding womething.
Normally living in a trailer so don't think it's high tech stero goods or silver and gold.
sugarbunny

Evening Shade, AR

#19 Apr 18, 2012
Does anyone have an update on how this boy is doing?

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#20 Apr 18, 2012
sugarbunny wrote:
Does anyone have an update on how this boy is doing?
Some people are more worried about the dog.

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