Skip to comments.Toddler dies after dog attack on base (Pit Bull attack - Jacksonville, NC)
Posted on 05/15/2008 7:10:46 AM PDT by 95Theses
A 3-year-old boy died Wednesday after being attacked by a dog at Camp Lejeune, Onslow Memorial Hospital spokesman Tim Strickland confirmed.
The dog, a pit bull, attacked the child at Tarawa Terrace I, base spokesman 1st Lt. Craig Thomas said. The dog was captured and is being held at the Camp Lejeune kennel, Thomas said.
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Dear God, have mercy on this poor child and family.
my thoughts and prayers are with the family
This is a bad idea.
A military base is is one of the few places where this kind of stuff can be prevented simply by prohibiting pit bulls and a few other "unpredictable" breeds.
I hope the commander has the cojones to change this policy.
Some dogs have no place in a community. If you want to have one go live by yourself in the back woods.
And the damn dog was not chained and behind a six foot fence. WHY?????
That poor family.
Throw the @$%&* dog out of an airplane at 20,000ft.
And how many children does an animal have to kill before it is deemed vicious?
Wonder when the Pit Bull apologist will show up to tell us it’s not the dogs fault.
I want to know why! Doesn't anyone own a firearm on the base?
My neighbor has a pit bull that jumped the fence and attacked my Basset Hound. I heard my dog howling and went out to find that the pit bull had my dog by the throat. After chasing to dog off with a shovel I demanded that my neighbors chain it to a tree if they couldnt control it.
My dog is now scared to go outside, and the neighbors dog having learned that he could scale the fence and that my dog is terrified of it now goes ballistic everytime it is outside at the same time as my dog. The neighbors apparently will not chain their dog, but at least the husband will jump on the dog’s back and wrap his arms around the dog to hold it back if my dog happens to be doing his business at the same time as they let the pit bull out.
I don’t want to call the authorities on my neighbors but my patience has long since worn thin. The dog is a public menace and needs to be controlled. I am worried to let my 10 year old son go in the backyard because of it.
I’m curious to know what other breeds you would consider ‘unpredictable’.
Walk your dog in the yard with a rifle, if the pitbull goes over the fence.....
By the way did you report the first attack to the police? Most jurisdictions only allow 1 or 2 “bites” before the dog is put down.
No offense but what are you waiting on? How are you going to feel when that damn dog attacks your kid? I would protect my family and to hell with the neighbor.
Sorry to be so blunt, but you're a fool if you haven't called the authorities about this (or taken the matter into your own hands with that shovel late at night). Your neighbors dog has already demonstrated that it can jump your fence and attack in your yard and yet you're letting your young child and your own pet out in your yard and hoping nothing happens? You don't want to risk offending your neighbors by calling animal control but you're willing to risk you son's life instead? Lord protect your dear child from your neighbors dog and from his negligent parents.
Well,just off the top of my head, I would put Akitas, Chows and Pressa Canarios in that category.
There is no real reason at all to have a breed capable of killing children and frail adults in a densely populated area. If you are in a place where there is a reasonable expectation you can control who comes in contact with the dog, that is a different story. And, are isolated enough so that an accidental escape is very unlikely to result in tragedy. But, if you live in a city or in tightly spaced housing, you have to give up some rights.
For instance, I live on 40 acres next to square miles of BLM land. I can & do shoot my pistol off my balcony nearly every day. When I live in the city I give up that right.
Same with owning dangerous animals.
Although I understand that you don’t want a conflict with your neighbors, you should see about getting their dog on the vicious animals list, if your city keeps one.
Irresponsible owners like that shouldn’t have anything more dangerous than a chihuahua, imo, and they are making things worse for the people that actually care for and control their pit bulls.
If they are the type that you can have a conversation with, you could suggest they join a bully breeds group or a weight pull class so they can learn why their dog’s so mean and hopefully correct it.
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