Girl killed by three family dogs in T...

Girl killed by three family dogs in Thomasville

There are 49 comments on the story from Jan 7, 2009, titled Girl killed by three family dogs in Thomasville. In it, reports that:

A 5-year-old girl was killed by her family's pitbull dogs in Thomasville. Monday evening in the confines of a fence marked with a sign "Beware of Dog," three dogs attacked and killed one of their owners, ...

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Meat eaters

Miami, FL

#48 Jun 8, 2009
oh really wrote:
Before you go out saying that pit bulls need to be banned, and before you say that the parents should be shot, you may want to do a little bit more research. When you get ANY kind of animal, you should instantly know that they will do that animal thing and possibly attack.
4 million dog bites in the U.S EACH YEAR that require hospital care. That doesn't count bites that people treat themselves at home. Dogs are dangerous no matter what breed they are. I read about a dachshund that chewed a baby's legs off in the middle of the night. The dog pulled the baby's legs through the slats of the crib and chewed both legs off.
Dogs are meat eaters and their teeth are designed to fight and bite. All dogs are dangerous.
As I see em

Elizabethtown, KY

#49 Jun 9, 2009
Look_Out wrote:
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It's "always pit bulls" because that is who the media attacks. 30 years ago, you constant hear about German Shepherds attacking and killing. 20 years ago, the only harmful dog you heard about was the Doberman. Then the Rottweiler.......get the hint?
Oh yeah, if a poodle kills a kid the media doesn't mention it because it's not a pit bull. That makes a lot of sense. Pit bulls are killers; plain and simple. Your analogy is ridiculous.

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#50 Jun 9, 2009
As I see em wrote:
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Oh yeah, if a poodle kills a kid the media doesn't mention it because it's not a pit bull. That makes a lot of sense. Pit bulls are killers; plain and simple. Your analogy is ridiculous.
Truth is that any breed of dog is a POTENTIAL is great sight with specific information of 2008 deaths by dog attack.
Grand Ma

United States

#51 Jul 13, 2009
July 17 is the birthday of the little angel.
The family will need all the prayers of the believers at this time regardless of how you feel about dogs.
She is missed every day but now will be a trying time. Thanks for all of your support to the ones that seem to understand.

United States

#52 Jul 13, 2009
How many kids kill dogs a year?

United States

#53 Jul 13, 2009
As I see em wrote:
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Oh yeah, if a poodle kills a kid the media doesn't mention it because it's not a pit bull. That makes a lot of sense. Pit bulls are killers; plain and simple. Your analogy is ridiculous.
There was a dachshund that chewed the legs off an infant in a crib and that got lots of press.

United States

#54 Jul 20, 2009
So sad..............

United States

#55 Jul 21, 2009

try to take some of these dogfighters off the street and you'll solve 80% of your problem
5000.00 reward with conviction
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Arnold, MO

#56 Sep 23, 2009

'The APBT is a breed that is loyal to friends and family, and is generally friendly towards strangers. People have been known to be afraid of them because of their bad reputations. Nonetheless, an APBT can be a very congenial pet. Proper training can make the dog obedient and have a high desire to please. Without proper guidance, though, the breed can become dominant and destructive. According to the UKC, "aggressive behavior toward humans is uncharacteristic of the breed and highly undesirable."[6] A study done by the CDC showed that "pit bull type" dogs accounted for the majority of dog related fatalities in the United States between 1979 and 1996, though the study admits some limitations in its data. These attacks were proven to be by pit bulls that were highly under-socialized.

The American Temperament Testing Society shows a pass percentage of 84.3% for American Pit Bull Terriers.[8] Still, a firm, even hand and early obedience training are best. They generally have a lot of energy and high prey drive ; they need exercise and stimulation in order to channel their energy properly and not become frustrated, bored, and destructive.'

Yes, Pits can become aggressive more so then some other breeds of dogs, but if you socialize one (which is something any responsible pet owner should do to any pet) correctly and do not let the dog "boss" you around they are as great a pet as any other dog. It is all in being a RESPONSIBLE pet owner. My son has had 2 pits, and either one I would trust whole heartedly around my grand daughter. The current Pit is called Sweety and she definetely shows this characteristic. He worked with her as a pup, and didn't let her run wild and had a firm hand with her. And yes, chaining a dog will make it more aggressive, probably allot of this comes from the fact that most dogs that get chained have very little socialization by their owners.
I am not near you all down there, but my heart does go out to the family for their loss, being not responsible dog owners does not lessen the loss they have undergone. If anything good could come out of this hopefully it is that anyone that reads thru this thread is considering getting any pet they take it seriously and realize it is a big responsibility.

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