Skip to comments.4-Year-Old Girl Survives Attack By Pit Bull
Posted on 02/15/2010 8:43:10 PM PST by Chet 99
By Amanda Hara
MANCHESTER, Tenn. - A girl survived a close call when a pit bull attacked her. It happened five days ago in Manchester, but Kalin Gurdak's wounds are still very visible.
"They said that pit bulls usually attack the throat, and if he would have got her by the throat then it would have been over with," said mother Brandy Gurdak.
Police said the dog likely bit the 4-year-old three different times. It took 58 stitches to close the wounds.
Brandy said her now ex-boyfriend brought the dog home and asked to watch it for a friend.
She said the dog seemed calm, but snapped when Kalin kissed it on the forehead last week.
The ex boyfriend, Greg Dixon, was charged for lying to police about what happened. He was also charged with reckless endangerment for violating city ordinances and keeping the dog inside the apartment.
"I don't place the blame on him. It was both of our faults for having the dog in there, and now she's the one having to suffer from it," said Brandy.
The dog has since been euthanized, but Kalin may need plastic surgery in the future.
As always, I expect the “its not the breed it is the owners” in 3...2...1 (statistics be damned).
Kiss on the forehead? Well well, the poor Pit Bull was obviously provoked! < / pit bull apologist>
How come nobody ever wants to talk about all the golden retreiver attacks that happen in this country?
I’d be happy to accept their argument if we could euthanize the owners.
Just breathing around a pit bull could be provocation.
I’m still waiting to hear about a viscious pack of chihuahuas coming out of the blue and attacking some one. Any one? Any one?
I was attacked by a vicious pack of scotty terriers once.
Owners own up and call it their fault....pigs must be flying tonight..
Hi Chet, watching the dog show? The Non Sporting Group, including American Bull Terriers, and their cousins, is up tonight.
>>Im still waiting to hear about a viscious pack of chihuahuas coming out of the blue and attacking some one. Any one? Any one?<<
Heck, lets up the ante. German Shepherds who kill/maim babies on a regular basis? Great Danes? Retrievers?
>>I was attacked by a vicious pack of scotty terriers once.<<
Terriers and Yorkies are nasty little b@stards. But they have rarely killed nor maimed.
Why is nobody focused on the idiot mother who said “Okay, I’ll look after the dog?”
Is she on crack? Why the hell would she do that? That gal should have said no way, you said you’d look after it, you look after it away from my house and daughter.
Thank you American Public Schools. We have dumb-assed adults running around that can’t take care of themselves or their kids because of you. And we’re paying a fortune for total crap results that generate situations exactly like these.
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Look at the circumstances. The dog was not even the ex-bf’s dog. The dog was stressed at being in a strange place among people not of his pack and just reacted as a dog would.
I think they should all be outlawed. Nasty little vermin. Pugs too...just cuz they’re worthless.
>>The dog was not even the ex-bfs dog. The dog was stressed at being in a strange place among people not of his pack and just reacted as a dog would.<<
That explains all the Shepherd, Retriever, Great Dane,etc. reports of similar injuries in similar circumstances.
Let me ask you, would you dog sit for a breed of dog known to be aggressive without knowing the dog? The BF is an idiot and I hold HIM and not the dog for the little girl’s injuries. Ask any dog trainer, the dog was just reacting like a dog.
BTW, what dog is responsible for biting more children than any other? Answer: Cocker Spaniel. (at least it used to be)
Then where are all the reports of all the rest of the dogs in this country which reacted this way under similar circumstances?
Or are you saying that pits comprise the vast majority of dogs owned so that the percentage of attacks reported coincides completely with the percentage of pits owned.
If all dogs are created equal, why so such a high percentage of attacks by pits compared to the percentage owned in the country?
Not so. A Golden would likely lick you to death, after melting into a puddle on the floor from that level of human attention and affection.
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