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Georgia - Missing Girl Found Mauled by Dog

There are 121 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from Jul 12, 2007, titled Georgia - Missing Girl Found Mauled by Dog. In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

A 5-year-old girl who vanished on Thursday was found dead several hours later in a neighbor's yard, and authorities suspect she was killed by a chained Rottweiler.

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nova022

United States

#21 Jul 16, 2007
memar wrote:
Firstly, nobody is perfect. A child slips away in just a momentary distraction. A dog slips out the door or by a gate left open. Things happen. But back to the dog and the owner. An aggressive dog chained to a tree becomes more and more aggressive. What idiot doesn't know that. If you have an aggressive dog you make absolutely sure that dog is behind a secure fence. But nothing is 100 percent secure with an agressive animal and especially one that size. There is a major difference between a dog that will nip if approached and a dog that will all out attack. That owner knew that dog was aggressive. You know your own dog. Never should a dog like that be exposed to the public on or off their property. Those parents will have to live in this nightmare forever. And the dog will be killed because of irresponsible owners who instead of training and socializing and properly containing their dog took the attitude that it was on their property. And just what type of person wants to own something like that? And why have a dog if all your going to do is chain it up? That is just so cruel and for that reason too I'm for punishing the owner to the max.
You must have read a different article than the one above. There is nothing in the article that says the owner knew the dog was aggressive or that he had ever had a similar problem.

I think the parents should receive exactly the same punishment as the owner of the dog, as they were equally responsible for this trajedy. In fact if they had done their job to start with there would have been no trajedy.

Sad that the dog will have to be put down, but it could never be trusted again. As much as I love my dogs, I would never keep an aggressive one.
nova022

United States

#22 Jul 16, 2007
memar wrote:
Firstly, nobody is perfect. A child slips away in just a momentary distraction. A dog slips out the door or by a gate left open. Things happen. But back to the dog and the owner. An aggressive dog chained to a tree becomes more and more aggressive. What idiot doesn't know that. If you have an aggressive dog you make absolutely sure that dog is behind a secure fence. But nothing is 100 percent secure with an agressive animal and especially one that size. There is a major difference between a dog that will nip if approached and a dog that will all out attack. That owner knew that dog was aggressive. You know your own dog. Never should a dog like that be exposed to the public on or off their property. Those parents will have to live in this nightmare forever. And the dog will be killed because of irresponsible owners who instead of training and socializing and properly containing their dog took the attitude that it was on their property. And just what type of person wants to own something like that? And why have a dog if all your going to do is chain it up? That is just so cruel and for that reason too I'm for punishing the owner to the max.
You must have read a different article that the one above. There is nothing in that article that says the dog owner knew the dog was aggressive or that there had been any indication of it.

The parents are very much at fault for not protecting their daughter. She should have come first, above what ever distracted the mother who was supposed to be caring for her. The parents should be punished more than, or at least equally with the dog's owner, though I don't think it was the dog owner's fault. If they had been resposible parents there would be no trajedy.
nova022

United States

#23 Jul 16, 2007
sorry for the double post
E K Kadiddlehopper

Philippines

#24 Jul 17, 2007
The dog needs to be killed immediately! It is time we out-lawed such dangerous dogs - once and for all!
William

Denver, NC

#25 Jul 17, 2007
George wrote:
<quoted text>
This was as far as I got then I stopped reading your long winded post relieving all responsibility from the parents by hiding behind the law, even when the facts prove that the parents were negligent .
Your post looks like a George Bush defense tactic. He hides behind the law as well when it comes to accountability, and has killed a lot more children then that dog has. The only difference between Bush and the dog is that the dog didn't know any better.
Looks to me like the dog stands on a higher moral ground then George Bush, and yourself.
George...you read the entire message and you can't respond because it is mostly Florida Law State Statutes that support "no fault" of little girl and her parents.
You and I didn't make the laws, we just voted for the people who do.
Like I said before, I DO NOT care for George Bush but there are several people "like you" who want to turn EVERYTHING into a political issue and this is not the forum.
George, this is about a 5 year old girl that got killed by a dog! George Bush is far, far removed from this avoidable tragedy.
By the way George, since you don't actually read other people's entire posts before you comment, don't you think that it brings a LACK of credibility to your thoughts?
It certainly can't help your politcical cause.
William

Denver, NC

#26 Jul 17, 2007
Lets get real wrote:
well william, if the parents would of have a gate on their property the little girl couldn't of walked away and wondered onto the property. The dog probably has never seen her before and was scared. 5 years old or 35 the dog doesn't know the difference. It is the same thing with the little girl. I feel bad what happened for her, but it is her own parents fault and they will live the rest of their lives knowing they did not keep an eye out for her. Children do not know anything, so why keep an eye off of them for even five seconds? The dog did nothing wrong but protect his territory.
Again, I realize what the parents are going through and I know they will "NEVER FORGIVE" themselves
BUT....I refer to Florida State Law!!
It is the DOG OWNERS FAULT in this case!!!
Fence or no fence, doesn't matter if the little girl had a fence on her property. It is understood, that there were actions that could have been taken to prevent this.
However, read the laws....this is not your opinion or my opinion, at this point, it is the LAW!
Do you just make up your own laws and go forward?
When YOUR dog bites a neighbor or the postman and you loose YOUR homeowners insurance because of a dog bite, you'll no doubt understand then.
William

Denver, NC

#27 Jul 17, 2007
memar wrote:
Firstly, nobody is perfect. A child slips away in just a momentary distraction. A dog slips out the door or by a gate left open. Things happen. But back to the dog and the owner. An aggressive dog chained to a tree becomes more and more aggressive. What idiot doesn't know that. If you have an aggressive dog you make absolutely sure that dog is behind a secure fence. But nothing is 100 percent secure with an agressive animal and especially one that size. There is a major difference between a dog that will nip if approached and a dog that will all out attack. That owner knew that dog was aggressive. You know your own dog. Never should a dog like that be exposed to the public on or off their property. Those parents will have to live in this nightmare forever. And the dog will be killed because of irresponsible owners who instead of training and socializing and properly containing their dog took the attitude that it was on their property. And just what type of person wants to own something like that? And why have a dog if all your going to do is chain it up? That is just so cruel and for that reason too I'm for punishing the owner to the max.
It is refreshing to read a common sence approach to mean dogs and their irresponsible owners.
Your thoughts are certainly on target with the laws that currently exist in the state of Florida.
Disgusted

Louisville, KY

#28 Jul 17, 2007
William wrote:
<quoted text>
George...you read the entire message and you can't respond because it is mostly Florida Law State Statutes that support "no fault" of little girl and her parents.
You and I didn't make the laws, we just voted for the people who do.
George, this is about a 5 year old girl that got killed by a dog! George Bush is far, far removed from this avoidable tragedy.

By the way George, since you don't actually read other people's entire posts before you comment, don't you think that it brings a LACK of credibility to your thoughts?
It certainly can't help your politcical cause.
That doesn't mean that I have to go along with it.. I also see that you have no problem using politics to support your post. So why act like a crybaby when I use politics to compare the harm that Bush has done to kids verses what this dog has done, with the help of the girls neglecting parents? The fact is you can take all the dog attacks on all children and add them up since Bush has been president, and it wouldn't even be a fraction of a fraction to the harm that Bush has done to kids.

You just opened up a whole new door by leaning on the election of law makers to support your post. I for one don't believe we have credible elections being that the supervisor of election has been caught red handed with his hands in the cookie jar, along with touch screen voting that leaves no paper trail..

I never said that I don't read the entire posts of other people, only yours, because I know you have no open opinion of your own.

The next time you want to attack my credibility, try using facts instead of hypocrisy.
Disgusted George

Louisville, KY

#29 Jul 17, 2007
That last post was mine, I wanted to use the name disgusted George but I left off the George.
Dawn Ashby

Assumption, IL

#30 Jul 17, 2007
More Children Killed/Seriously injured by chained dogs (will take 2 postings to list most): Paige Meador, 9, Kentucky, seriously injured Teare Wimberly, 12, Michigan, seriously injured Christopher Austin Martin, 2, North Carolina, seriously injuredMichelle Baker, 16, Kentucky, injured unnamed boy, 12, Kansas, injuredJessie Thompson, 11, Missouri, injured Dolan Miller, 3, Ohio, seriously injured Todd, 7, North Carolina, seriously injured unnamed boy, 4, Colorado, seriously injuredZachary Yinquez, 3, Missouri, seriously injured Akina Jackson, 3, Illinois, injuredUnnamed boy, 2, Oregon, seriously injured Thah Tyndal, 5, North Carolina, injuredAsia Brantley, 9, North Carolina, injured Asia Michelle Turner, 4, South Carolina, killedSkylar Finney, 2, North Carolina, seriously injuredZachary Smith, 5, Pennsylvania, injuredRobert Shafer, 4, Virginia, killedPharis Fish, 4, Alabama, seriously injured2 unnamed girls, 10, Texas, injuredboy Petrie, 4, New York, injuredKaylin Flowers, 4, Florida, seriously injuredKendra Odums, 5, North Carolina, injuredTamra Kuester, 8, Illinois, seriously injuredKrysta Cross, 4, Virginia, seriously injuredMyles Leakes, 4, Florida, killedBreel Thomas, 18 mo., Tennessee, seriously injuredIsaiah Smith, 19 months, South Carolina, killedRobert Fowler, 5, Arkansas, injuredKaylee Chewning, 5, Illinois, injuredSummer Baumgardner, 9, Pennsylvania, seriously injuredWillie Moore, 7, North Carolina, seriously injuredPatricia Anderson, 2, Georgia, killedDaniel Foster, 10, Ohio, seriously injuredErica Lybarger, 5, Texas, seriously injuredEmma-Leigh Chambers-Allen, 5, New Mexico, seriously injuredKennedy Robinson, 20-months, Mississippi, seriously injuredEmily Page Stinnett, 4, Kentucky, seriously injuredLinda Wiegret, 14-months, Texas, seriously injuredMark Wilson, 8, Illinois, seriously injuredAlani Black, 4, North Carolina, seriously injuredunnamed child, Florida, injuredMeredith Bell, 8, North Carolina, injured Trusten Liddle, 17-month-old, Hawaii, killedKaitlyn Matthews, 5, Mississippi, seriously injured Nathan Roy Hill, 3, North Carolina, killed Makayla Sinclair, 2 South Carolina, killedJonathn Shane Ivey, 4, Texas seriously injured Okleno King, 3, Miss seriously injured.
Dawn Ashby

Assumption, IL

#31 Jul 17, 2007
Pass laws against 24/7 chaining!: Save children like Tiffany!

More children killed or seriously injured by chained dogs:
unknown boy, 2, California, critically injured Steven Wellman, West Virginia, injuredWyatt Fillion, 8, Minnesota, seriously injured Cameron Hughett, 5, Kentucky injuredDiamond Spencer, 9 Pennsylvania, injured Zachary Haskett, 11, South Carolina injuredunknown boy, 3, Nebraska injured Georgia Rice, 7, Ohio seriously injuredLarry Williams, 3Oklahoma,injured Makayla Patterson,18 mo., Texas, seriously injured Aladrien Simmons, 4, Texas, injured Manuel Hernandez Jr.1, Texas injured boy Holmes, 2, Montana injured Alejandro Cardoza, 21 mo. N. Mex., seriously injured Kenlie Thomas, 7, North Carolina, seriously injured Peter Hetherington, 3, Wash injured Haley Fillion, 6, Minnesota injured Huyen Phan, 4, Minnesota injured Dakota Liles, 15, Florida injured Devonta Prince, 8, Minnesota seriously injured Unknown child, 8 Texas, injured Marquis Prince, 8 Texas, critically injured Unknown girl, 7, California, severely injured Unknown girl, 2, Ohio, injuredAllura unknown age, Illinois, injured Carolina Sotello, 2, Texas, killed 'girl' Warren, 5, Florida, injured Jaida Riviera, 3, North Carolina injured Ian Keo, 20-months, Florida critically injured Josh Jolliff, 9 Colorado, seriously injured Taylor Kitlica, 18 months, Alabama, killed Amber Jones, 10, Texas, Iris Wass, 3 Michigan, seriously injuredNyRicky Nelson, 5, Georgia, injured Unknown girl, 3, California, seriously injuredTaylor Wilson, 8, Oklahoma injured Hannah Wilson, 1, Oklahoma injured Allen L. Young, 22-mo., South Carolina, killed Unknown boy, 14, New Jersey, injured Ashley Evans, 2 Texas, seriously injuredUnknown boy, 2, North Carolina killed Dakota Kent, 2, Alabama, seriously injuredUnknown boy, 2 Pennsylvania, injured Unknown girl, 7, Oregon, injuredJacobe Vanderwall, 18-mo., injured, Michigan Raymond Slice, 14-mo., Idaho, injuredIsaiah Smith, 5, Missouri, injured Mireya Puga Davila, 3, Texas, killedGemma Liliana Carlos, 2, Texas, killed Jacob Peck, teen Missouri, injuredTwo unnamed children, unknown ages, Alabama, injured Javlyin Anderson, 15-mo Mississippi, killed Nathan McClure, 8, Alabama, injuredUnknown boy, 6, South Carolina, injured Abby Marie Bent, 4, Tennessee, seriously injured Jonathan Saltkill, 5, Kentucky, seriously injuredgirl Blatchford, 2, Oregon, seriously injured Xavier Thorne, 2, Alabama, seriously injured Kiera Odell-Manuel, 7, Iowa, seriously injured Katelyn Kangas, 5, Alaska, seriously injured •Kylee Kindred, 5, Ohio, seriously injured Unnamed boy, teen, Illinois, injured Unnamed girl, 5, Indiana, injured Justin Dennis, 4, Ohio, injured Unnamed girl, 9, Ohio, injured Tyler King, 10, Louisiana, seriously injured Quillan Cottrell, 3, Missouri, killed Unnamed girl, unknown age, Virginia, injured Jessica Laux, 3, California, injured boy Sparks, 4, Illinois, injured Alexus Nance, 6, North Carolina, injured Jacob Tanner King, 6, Tennessee, injured Dominic Giordano, 4, Montana, killed April Hendon, 17, Louisiana, seriously injured •Christopher Banks, 11, Virginia, seriously injured Cianna Crittenden, 2, Oklahoma, seriously injured Cody Adair, 4, Oklahoma, killed Richard Franks, 11, Alabama, seriously injured Nick McMaster, 11, Oklahoma, seriously injuredDelbert Preston, 6, Ohio, seriously injured Dillion Allen, 2, Oklahoma, seriously injured Jarrett Livengood, 2, North Carolina, injured Jesse Shoemaker, 12, Minnesota, injuredEthan Agosta, 2, Maine, injured Jonathan Michael Martin, 3, Virginia, killed Justin Murray, 3, New York, injured Knikkie LeRoy, 2, South Dakota, injuredUnnamed boy, 2, Minnesota, injured Sway Sontag, 20 months, Ohio, seriously injuredAmber Wilkins, 11, Georgia, seriously injured Unnamed boy, 8, Illinois, injured cont.
William

Denver, NC

#32 Jul 17, 2007
Disgusted wrote:
<quoted text>
That doesn't mean that I have to go along with it.. I also see that you have no problem using politics to support your post. So why act like a crybaby when I use politics to compare the harm that Bush has done to kids verses what this dog has done, with the help of the girls neglecting parents? The fact is you can take all the dog attacks on all children and add them up since Bush has been president, and it wouldn't even be a fraction of a fraction to the harm that Bush has done to kids.
You just opened up a whole new door by leaning on the election of law makers to support your post. I for one don't believe we have credible elections being that the supervisor of election has been caught red handed with his hands in the cookie jar, along with touch screen voting that leaves no paper trail..
I never said that I don't read the entire posts of other people, only yours, because I know you have no open opinion of your own.
The next time you want to attack my credibility, try using facts instead of hypocrisy.
Disgusted george...if you live in the United States you DO have to go along with it or eventually go to jail.
George, you can turn anything you want into a political issue.
If a 5 year old gets mauled to death by a dog, it will evetually end up in court (trust me, it's already there) so, laws and court are "political" to you, that's not the case when used in the context of discussing a child that was killed and who will be held responsible. That is just laws on the books that we, as Florida citizens, abide by...I know you don't "have" to abide by the law George and I'm sure you don't. Jail this the last option for you.
Your continued stupid rant on George Bush and his actions having ANYTHING to do with a 5 year old child being killed by a dog is just pain ignorant.
Now you are ranting on the Supvisors of Elections...George, you are now easy to figure out.
Again...this was simply about a 5 year old girl.
Why don't you go rant about the Jaguar football player going 100 mph drunk on 9A...blame that on George Bush or the Supvsr. of Elections too!
George

Louisville, KY

#33 Jul 17, 2007
William wrote:
<quoted text>
Disgusted george...if you live in the United States you DO have to go along with it or eventually go to jail.
hahahahahahahahha
George

Louisville, KY

#34 Jul 17, 2007
Dawn Ashby wrote:
Pass laws against 24/7 chaining!: Save children like Tiffany!
More children killed or seriously injured by chained dogs:
unknown boy, 2, California, critically injured Steven
Whenever you post a cut and paste, its always credible (and legal } to post the source. We do have copy right laws in this country. Regardless, it still doesn't add up to a fraction of the kids that have been mauled up and killed under Bush.
That's a fact.
George

Louisville, KY

#35 Jul 17, 2007
I do agree with the chain law . I consider chaining cruel and dangerous.
William

Denver, NC

#36 Jul 17, 2007
George wrote:
<quoted text>
hahahahahahahahha
Am I getting to you George? What did you say the other day about a chain around your neck and biting off who's head?
William

Denver, NC

#37 Jul 17, 2007
George wrote:
<quoted text>
Whenever you post a cut and paste, its always credible (and legal } to post the source. We do have copy right laws in this country. Regardless, it still doesn't add up to a fraction of the kids that have been mauled up and killed under Bush.
That's a fact.
The information that Dawn supplied is "public record" information available to anyone and not protected by copywrite laws. No source is necessary unless used in a school/college term paper usually required by a professor.
Her post IS very applicable to the subject regarding the death of a 5 year old girl by an attack dog.
It actually does add up to a fraction of our brave service men and women killed in military action for any war.
Just use your calculator and even you can determine the percentage.
One child killed by a dog is too many...same with our brave military men and women.
George

Louisville, KY

#38 Jul 18, 2007
William wrote:
<quoted text>
The information that Dawn supplied is "public record" information available to anyone and not protected by copywrite laws. No source is necessary unless used in a school/college term paper usually required by a professor.
Her post IS very applicable to the subject regarding the death of a 5 year old girl by an attack dog.
It actually does add up to a fraction of our brave service men and women killed in military action for any war.
Just use your calculator and even you can determine the percentage.
One child killed by a dog is too many...same with our brave military men and women.
Any one can edit anything they want. No source, no credibility.

And don't forget the Iraq children who have been slaughtered by the action of Bush.

A chain around my neck? You live in delusional world.
tamika

United States

#39 Jul 18, 2007
first, get off george bush. i agree that slaughter over there is too much, but, this topic has nothing to do with that.
second, the owner of the dog and the parents of the child are all neglectful in their own rights. the parents should have watched her a little closer. the owner of the dog should not have a dog if it is going to stay chained up rather than let run around a nice yard or kept inside the house and walked every few hours on a leash. chaining is cruelty to animals.
William

Denver, NC

#40 Jul 18, 2007
tamika wrote:
first, get off george bush. i agree that slaughter over there is too much, but, this topic has nothing to do with that.
second, the owner of the dog and the parents of the child are all neglectful in their own rights. the parents should have watched her a little closer. the owner of the dog should not have a dog if it is going to stay chained up rather than let run around a nice yard or kept inside the house and walked every few hours on a leash. chaining is cruelty to animals.
I totally agree with you Tamika....sounds logical to me.

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