64 stitches for Houma boy after pit bull encounter
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#1 Jan 23, 2011
64 stitches for Houma boy after pit bull encounter
The Associated Press • January 20, 2011
HOUMA — A 4-year-old boy who stuck his head through a fence while talking to another child was mauled by a pit bull dog.
The Houma Courier reports that it took 64 stitches to close wounds to the head and face of Christian Silver.
The Terrebonne Sheriff's Office said no charges have been filed because the attack happened in the dog owner's yard. However, the dog was picked up by Animal Control after the Tuesday attack, police said.
#2 Mar 29, 2013
A toddler who slipped outside through a doggie door was mauled to death by her family's seven dogs in the backyard while the attack went unnoticed by child's mother and other relatives inside their home, a southeast Georgia sheriff said Thursday.
Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith said the child's grandmother told investigators she was lying in bed when she heard the pit bulls and pit bull mixes barking, and she looked outside her window to see them dragging the girl. Smith said she began yelling, "They're killing Monica!"
It was too late. Monica Renee Laminack, who would have turned 2 years old June 1, was dead by the time an ambulance arrived Wednesday evening. Animal control officers used drugs to euthanize the dogs at the home on a rural road in tiny Ellabell, about 30 miles west of Savannah. Deputies found the girl's shoes, diaper and shredded clothing scattered across the fenced-in yard, Smith said.
"They had dragged the child all over the yard and chewed her and chewed her," Smith said. "They tore her clothes all up."
The toddler lived in a modest, two-story house tucked away from the main road. The sheriff said four generations of the same family shared the home, including the child's 18-year-old mother, grandparents and two uncles who are still young boys.
The girl's grandmother, Michelle McIntyre, sat weeping on the tailgate of a pickup outside the home Thursday. Summer Laminack, the child's mother, sat next to her staring silently at the ground.
The sheriff said at least three adult relatives were inside the home when the dogs killed the girl outside. No criminal charges had been filed Thursday. Smith said he expects charges will be brought after he's had a chance to discuss the case with the district attorney and the girl's family has been given time to hold her funeral.
#3 Mar 30, 2013
That's horrible and I pray for those families... But I can also go to say that not all pits r like that it is all in how u raise them I had one that was a complete baby and my mother in law did tooo so some r mean some r amazingly sweet
#4 Mar 30, 2013
Police in Westwego say Linda Henry, 54, was viciously attacked by her own pit bulls Wednesday afternoon at her home on Avenue A.
According to Henry's husband, she's already underwent numerous surgeries including a double arm amputation.
"Devastation, pure devastation, that's how I feel," said Clarence Allen. "She's on a ventilator and can't even talk."
Allen said his wife was inside the home when for reasons still unknown three of the family's four adult pit bulls attacked her.
"These dogs are like our children. We've never had an incident like this. I don't know what happened," Allen said.
#5 Mar 31, 2013
Which dog breed is most likely to bite?
Dachund A study, published this week in the journal Applied Animal Behaviour Science, with researchers questioning 6000 dog owners had some surprising conclusions.
The dog breed most likely to bite was not the Pit Bull, Rottweiler, or German Shepherd, but …wait for it…the Dachshund. And second was the Chihuahua, followed by the Jack Russell Terrier.
Known as sausage or weiner dogs, Doxies were originally bred to hunt badgers in their holes. The research, conducted at the University of Pennsylvania, found that one in five Dachshunds have bitten or tried to bite strangers or have attacked other dogs and "one in twelve have snapped at their owners." Steal dog
One of the researchers, Dr. James Serpell said that smaller breeds might be “more genetically predisposed towards aggressive behavior than larger dogs.”
Breeds scoring low for aggression included Basset Hounds, Golden Retrievers, Labradors, Siberian Huskies and Greyhounds.
The Rottweiler, Pit Bull and Rhodesian Ridgeback scored average or below average marks for hostility towards strangers.
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#6 Apr 2, 2013
A weenie dog cant crush you skull with their jaws
#7 May 5, 2013
No they cant but it does give children a false sense of"safe" because a "little" dog is ok , how many kids have been bit in the face by small dogs
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