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Boy, 7, dies four days after being savaged by pit bulls
Daily Mail ^ | 4/8

Posted on 04/11/2013 1:06:28 PM PDT by Arthurio

A seven-year-old boy has died four days after being savaged by two pit bull mix dogs belonging to his neighbour.

Tyler Jett was dragged from his bike as he cycled home from school.

He was just yards from his home in Calaway, Florida, when the two dogs, an Alapha blood bulldog and brindle bulldog, escaped and pounced on him.

Family members hearing his screams ran from their home and managed to pull the dogs off him.

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TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
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To: Salamander
Cesar Millan would be proud of you.


41 posted on 04/11/2013 4:25:54 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: BBell

Puppy mills are dog hell on earth and the AKC is culpable in that they have *no* problem registering the many thousands of pups born in them every year.

We have a lot of backyard breeders in my general area who have their dogs pumping out babies in severely substandard environments and the AKC reps come in, see a “shelter” of the meanest sort, some kind of food and water, regardless of quality or cleanliness and cheerfully “pass” the greeders’ inspection.

That any of those poor dogs mange to live out their years as loved, well behaved pets is a miracle.

I have seen things that would make you vomit.

The little Pit bitch was wandering around in the office of the shelter, waiting to die because the staff knew she was ‘hopeless’ and wanted her to feel happiness for as long as she could.

She had been on a 2 foot chain in a backyard and was ‘gang bred’ by the local strays, resulting in 8 puppies, none of which looked anything like each other.

Despite the shelter’s efforts, all her babies died of massive worm infection.

Rowan [so named because she was red] survived her worm infection but was so emaciated and wretched that they knew no one would even think of adopting her.

It was on one of my regular visits hunting for Dobes that I found her.

I asked the director who that pretty little dog was and she looked around, trying to figure what I was talking about.

When I pointed, she said “You mean *her*?!?”

That sealed it.

Dog was coming home with me.

I took her back a month later and nobody even recognized her.

She was one of the most delightful, polite, “soft” and gentle dogs I’ve ever known.

How she could have gone through every horrible thing she had and not bear a grudge against people is beyond me.

I just wish her new owner hadn’t re-named her “Beavis”.

:-\


42 posted on 04/11/2013 5:22:28 PM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America; kanawa
And I DON’T wanna hear any ‘pro-Pitt Bull’ replies.

You wee n00bie do not call the tune around here.

Second these dogs are labeled in the article as bull dogs not pit bulls.

You are still unable to spell pit bull too. I swear if I had a dog as slow as you are I would kill it and bury it deep.


Here I'll even post a picture of a baby kissing a pit bull for you 'lil feller. Now you not only get to hear a pro pit bull reply but you even get a visual.

How do you like them apples boy?

43 posted on 04/11/2013 6:54:58 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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To: kanawa

>Not “pitbulls”.<

It doesn’t matter. They’ll yammer on and on about pit bulls, despite the fact this poor child was killed by two different breeds of dog.

The owner of these out-of-control, dangerous dogs needs to be held as responsible as if he killed that boy himself.


44 posted on 04/11/2013 6:56:29 PM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Salamander
I would be suspect of someone who named their dog Beavis. I know about the AKC and it means nothing to me. Any real dog people will tell you to never trust the AKC, go directly to the breeder of the dog you want and check out their lineage. Almost every kind of dog out there has a club exclusively for whatever breed they prefer. These are the people you deal with to avoid a puppy mill dog.

I currently have a rescue dog. His mother was found chained to a tree behind a house that the former occupants had abandoned. None of the puppys looked alike either but the mom was beagle or part beagle. The dog I have came prenamed and we kept the name, Booray. He kind of looks like a beagle but he's very large and broad. He also has very light blue eyes. We think he may have catahoula in him. He's a good boy though, I think he may have some pot belly pig in him as he is broad and fat. Everyone that sees him has to try and guess what he is. To me he's just a dog.

45 posted on 04/11/2013 8:15:08 PM PDT by BBell (And Now for Something Completely Different)
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To: Salamander

And a tragic page featuring the death of a child is simply not enough to give pit defenders pause out of respect for lost life. No! They must use the death of a child to talk about....a dog....gotta keep perspective right? Let’s talk about dogs dogs dogs and how they are misrepresented on a page about a dead child. Yup.


46 posted on 04/11/2013 10:06:37 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: ransomnote

Sorry...did I hit a nerve?

Did I not say these particular dogs should be killed, right off the bat?

Did I not say the owner should be locked up forever to rot?

What more do you want?

A blanket statement calling for the extermination of ALL pit/pit type/anything that remotely resembles a Pit?

Ain’t gonna happen.

Wholesale slaughter of any particular thing sounds a bit too Fascist for my tastes.

YMMV.


47 posted on 04/12/2013 12:22:42 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Darnright

“The owner of these out-of-control, dangerous dogs needs to be held as responsible as if he killed that boy himself.”

Needs to be repeatedly screamed from the rooftops for every single incident like this.

Only when _the people_ pay their due price will it end.


48 posted on 04/12/2013 12:25:04 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander
I just wish her new owner hadn’t re-named her “Beavis”.

Maybe the new owner was looking to partner up with Beavis. We all know what that would make the owner...

49 posted on 04/12/2013 12:25:44 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: BBell

She thought Rowan’s goofy grin looked like Beavis laughing.

*shrug*

Nice woman with lousy taste in TV, is all.

I’m glad your dog got a happy ending.

Too many don’t.


50 posted on 04/12/2013 12:27:21 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Smokin' Joe

LOL

Nah.

She just had a really goofy sense of humor.

I can’t complain about her care for the dog.

She lived on a huge farm and Rowan had free run of the whole place, including the barn’s hay loft where she loved to climb and run on the bales.

That dog rode around in a Mercedes convertible.

She had a really good, long life.

“What’s in a name?”, I guess.

:]


51 posted on 04/12/2013 12:36:36 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander

At least the ‘ending’ was happier than the beginning!


52 posted on 04/12/2013 12:37:41 AM PDT by Smokin' Joe (How often God must weep at humans' folly. Stand fast. God knows what He is doing)
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To: Smokin' Joe

Very much so.

As far as I could tell, Rowan totally forgot her hard times in less than a month.

She acted as if she’d ~always~ been somebody’s beloved, pampered pet.


53 posted on 04/12/2013 12:55:20 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Salamander

>Only when _the people_ pay their due price will it end.<

No lawyer pleading this scum’s case down to “negligence”. This was manslaughter. That little boy is dead. That mother lost her baby to some POS’ dangerous, free roaming dogs.


54 posted on 04/12/2013 6:19:59 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: Darnright

You’re darn right.


55 posted on 04/12/2013 6:22:19 AM PDT by Salamander (Like acid and oil on a madman's face, reason tends to fly away.....)
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To: Pontiac
Always have a sharp pocket knife.

I do the same.

Just realize that the leftists would have you arrested for carrying and using a concealed weapon.

56 posted on 04/12/2013 6:25:24 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: ThomasMore

How would they know that it was concealed?

Having come from my house at the sound of my screaming son I could have picked the knife up on the way out.


57 posted on 04/12/2013 6:52:43 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: Arthurio
I came up with the checklist awhile ago and since have noticed that almost ALL dog attacks that result in massive injury or death are 3/4 or 4/4.

#1) Large and/or aggressive breed of dog.

There are particular breeds that are more likely to be aggressive - and way more dangerous IF they are aggressive. The larger and more powerful your dog - the more you need to make sure they are not aggressive and under your absolute control at all times.. which brings us to #2.

#2) Running loose, often >1 running loose.

If the dog is under your control it is unlikely that an attack will happen or progress to the point of massive injury or fatality. Dogs in a pack mentality (>1 running loose) are way more dangerous. Two dogs are not twice as dangerous - more like danger to the 2nd power. Three dogs are not three times as dangerous - more like danger to the 3rd power. If you have more than one dog, especially large and/or aggressive dogs; it is VITAL that you not allow them to run loose or be at all negligent if they can break out at will. Filling in the hole under the fence with loose dirt is not keeping your dog secure - it is inviting another incident of them running loose.

#3) Previous reports of aggressive behavior.

Usually there are warning signs that the dogs are aggressive towards humans and/or other dogs, ignore them at your (and your neighbors) peril.

#4)(THE BIG ONE.) Unreasonable expectation of passivity from the owner - often despite #3 above.

If the owner is aware of the danger they will not allow the dog to run loose EVER, they will not allow their dog around other dogs or people where they are able to attack them, they will not be the typical “we had no way of knowing our three massive aggressive dogs would climb under the fence AGAIN, go running loose, and would attack and kill a child!”

I am the former owner of a very aggressive Bull Mastiff dog, appropriately named “Fury”. #1 was already checked off the list. I never allowed her to escape alone and she was always under my direct and immediate control #2 was not going to happen. She had numerous incidents of aggressive behavior - almost always against dogs - but their owners were not exempt. #3 was already checked off the list. I was doing my damnedest to NEVER have an unreasonable expectation of passivity from her!!!

If people who owned large/aggressive dogs were more diligent - lives would be saved. I agree with the posters on this thread who think that manslaughter charges are warranted in situations like these. I figure that legally your dog is an extension of you - if your dog damages property it is as if you damaged the property - if your dog attacks a person - it is as if you attacked that person - and if your dog kills someone - you are guilty of creating the situation that killed them.

58 posted on 04/12/2013 7:56:51 AM PDT by allmendream (Tea Party did not send GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism)
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To: allmendream

>If people who owned large/aggressive dogs were more diligent - lives would be saved.<

Amen. I had a Belgian Malinois who lived to be 15 1/2. I never, ever ASSumed he “won’t bite”. He never bit anyone, because he was never out of a family member’s control, nor was he allowed around stupid people who might have teased him.

I have no doubt whatsoever that he would have bitten, especially had someone been foolish enough to come into our home unannounced.


59 posted on 04/12/2013 10:15:08 AM PDT by Darnright ("I don't trust liberals, I trust conservatives." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca)
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To: ransomnote
And a tragic page featuring the death of a child is simply not enough to give pit defenders pause out of respect for lost life.

Yet it is a perfect opportunity for a bunch of liberals to slam pits with their DU type lies when pits weren't even involved.

Yep, the libs using these pages to slam a breed of dog are no different than Jesse Jackass spouting his crap. What is it like to look in the mirror and see Jesse staring back?

60 posted on 04/12/2013 1:00:38 PM PDT by Eaker (Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life. — Robert A. Heinlein.)
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