Skip to comments.4-Year-Old In Critically Injured In Attack By Family's Dog
Posted on 02/17/2005 10:38:39 PM PST by ambrose
Kaylin Flowers' grandmother said she was playing with the dog in their yard when the the dog snapped, biting the girl on the head, neck and hand.
"She so small. The dog just grabbed her and bit her," Karen Flowers said Thursday. "He slung her and ... dragged her on the ground."
According to the police report, the attack lasted several minutes, the pit bull throwing Kaylin's tiny body around the back yard.
Kaylin was rushed to Shands-Jacksonville, where she had emergency surgery.
"There are no skull fractures at all, but there are teeth marks in the skull," Flowers' said. "She's doing better. She's a fighter."
The family said they don't know why the dog attacked as he had never showed signs of aggression before.
The dog was confiscated by Jacksonville Animal Care and Control, where he will remain for 10 days.
"They are brought here and held in a quarantine area to check temperament and health issues," Animal Control's David DeWitt told Channel 4's Jennifer Bauer.
While all dog breeds have the potential to attack, experts say rottweilers, pit bulls and German shepherds are the most common breeds for deadly attacks.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, while almost half of all children are bitten by a dog at some point, kids aged 5 to 9 are most at risk for dog attacks. Statistics show that half those attacks occur at home or with a familiar dog.
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Ah, yes. The classical response of the pit bull owner.
Notice that's what people always say about serial killers,, "He was so quiet..."
Bichon Frises and Cairn Terriers cannot do this (not that they would, temperamentally).
But, "slinging" is part of the pit bull's reportoire, as is "dragging" and "biting."
The beat goes on, and on, and on, and on........
Pitt Bulls aren't bad dogs. It's the owners who refuse to properly socialize, train, and supervise their dogs. That goes for any breed.
Think they will bring the dog around for the next family playtime? These owner's should get bi**slapped and dog should be put to sleep asap. Poor little girl..
Why is this dog not being put to sleep? Would YOU have this dog around your family members -- of any age? If they bring this dog back into their home, I hope the authorities yank the poor girl out of there and charge the parents with child endangerment.
Pit bulls are bred to be paranoid and aggressive. The breed is hopelessly contaminated. Pick up any dog fancier's magazine and look at the classifieds to see what the market is for these animals.
Never leave a child unsupervised with an animal. Neither knows any better and he child usual does something painful to the animal who then replys with a bite.
Prayers for the little girl.
Allowing a four year old to play unattended with any dog is the epitome of irresponsibility.
You know, I read reports like this and it makes me sick to my stomach.
You seem to get some perverse glee out it.
There is no reason to own a pit bull other than wanting one. They have a reputation as a breed, so do golden retreivers.
Prayers for the girl, the opposite for her parents.
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