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Posted on 03/18/2006 8:00:15 AM PST by Michael_Michaelangelo
MOUNTLAKE TERRACE - A Tacoma woman is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center after being mauled by a pit bull Friday afternoon.
Mountlake Terrace Police Chief Scott Smith said the woman in her 60s was walking by an apartment complex on 212th Street when the dog jumped over a small deck fence and attacked her.
"It was really awful," said Kathryn Goddard, who saw the attack. The dog "just wouldn't let go and kept shaking the lady."
Kathryn's mom, Dawn Goddard, also saw it happen. "I looked down right below my window and was watching this dog chewing on this woman's head," she said.
Smith said the dog dragged the woman about 50 feet down a hill and was clawing at and biting her head and legs for several minutes.
Dawn said the dog's owner was frantically trying to get control of the pit bull. "She was beating on the dog, she was doing everything she could possibly do to get that dog off of this other woman," she said. "That dog was not going to listen to anyone or any thing."
A resident in the apartment complex called 911 and police arrived and managed to distract the dog and get it to stop biting the woman.
But when the dog charged at police an officer shot the dog once. "Clearly this dog was going to attack the officer," Smith said. "So the officer did shoot the dog."
The dog ran back to its owner, who was able to get the pit bull on a leash, but Smith said the dog then began attacking the owner.
Snohomish County animal control officers arrived and took the dog to a veterinarian where it was euthanized after the owner gave permission.
The dog's owner was taken to a local hospital to be treated for bites. Smith said the woman who was attacked and dragged was expected to recover from her injuries and would be spending the night at Harborview in Seattle.
The pit bull was about two years old, and Smith said there were no previous reports of problems with the animal.
great story. thanks
"JRT's have the heart and aggressiveness of dogs 10 times their size"
Hahaha! Does that have anything to do with their intelligence? My last Briard was at the maximum standard size. And he was very muscular due to living far out in the country. I'm 6'2" tall and when Pandemonium put his paws on my shoulders, we were eye-to-eye. Yet there was this tiny squirty Chihuahua (sp) that tried to attack him all the time. Hysterical!
No, you have a legitimate excuse, dogs bite. Aggressive dogs bite more often. Is there an epidemic of dog biting in the US, or just an epidemic of MSM panic articles? Is this a reason to ban entire breeds? Do you really want to ride this bandwagon?
Yep, All the JRs racing down the track chasing the lure towards a single dog sized hole.
I couldn't help but laugh at some of the pile ups at the end.
LOL! I'm sure there are some stories behind that name.....
I'm offline for awhile, thanks for the good debate....
On this breed? Yes. They were bred for all the wrong reasons. I suppose that could be bred out of them, but it hasn't happened yet. About lightening. I don't think that's a good example to use. It's a random act of nature, not due to breeding. Like that kid who kept makin' more and more unstabe explosives. One day, outside a football stadium, he's got some in his backpack. He's not settin' it off, so that's cool. Then he rustles in his backpack and, BLAMMO!
This isn't a good example either, but what the heck, I've been scrubin' the kitchen all day today after a nasty stove fire a week ago!
Since, unfortunately, we are not allowed to shoot the lowlife owners, I'll try to be satisfied with the extermination of the beasts, which I view with the same irrational hostility as I have for rattlesnakes.
I admire your honesty ;~)
To: Glacier Honey; exnavy
What bulls***! Granted, I live out in the country, but there is a Staffordshire (Pit Bull), three Rottweilers, a Doberman and a Mastiff up the road from me. All of them bark at strangers, but not one has tried to bite me when I visit with their owners-the nastiest biting dog on this road is a Jack Russell Terrier owned by an equally nasty human. We have a Siberian Husky, and over the many years have had three other "dangerous dogs" that never bit anyone-two German Shepherds and a Chow. The Chow lived the longest at 17 years, and yes, everyone was terrified of him because he lookied ferocious and barked at strangers, but he never tried to hurt anyone who was a guest in our house. He and both of the (female) Shepherds were always gentle with our kids, and were great body guards for them, too. Our Husky is a good watchdog, but she has never tried to bite anyone either. I hope this crap gets stopped in it's tracks-they need to just fine irresponsible dog owners of ANY breed, period.
18 posted on 02/28/2006 4:26:03 AM PST by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line..)
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Oh Boy! A pit bull thread!
I love to shoot pit bulls. Nothing like Big Game Hunting in the city.
I've found that my .12 Gauge Remington works best. Only one time did I have to shoot a pit bull twice with that. First one hit him broad side and rolled him over. He got right up and started at me. Second shot was center chest and he dropped immediately.
I saw a pit bull get hit with a .45 above the right eye and keep coming. A few more put it down.
Just depends where you hit them.
Do you mount the heads?
No, I just scalp 'em.
I'm looking for a knife I can kill a bear with. Any recommendations?
The PD in my city are ignorant of weaponry. The 'girls' behind the gun registration counter do know firearms though.
If only that could be done with the human species as well.
The odds are he probably was shooting to kill. It just did not happen. It is not easy to hit a moving target.
LOL...I'm going into the wilderness not off to war.