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Pitbull attacks family, dog removed from home
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Posted on 03/27/2010 10:04:24 AM PDT by Chet 99

A neighbor says his wife, mother-in-law and eight month old son were walking down the street when the animal attacked the child's stroller.

By Rob Starkey Friday, March 26, 2010 at 7:48 p.m.

Read more: Local, Crime, Pitbull, Dog Attack, Animal Control, Knollwood, Brad Muller, Eight Month Old Son, Richland Animal Care

COLUMBIA -- Some Columbia neighbors are up in arms after a brutal dog attack on Thursday.

After numerous alleged incidents, many are hoping this animal will be taken off the streets for good and their home will again become a safe place for families to walk the streets.

Brad Muller lives in the Knollwood neighborhood of Columbia. Thursday afternoon, his family was attacked while walking down the street.

Muller says that he got a call from his wife saying that she and their son had been attacked by a pitbull.

He says his wife, mother-in-law and eight month old son were walking down the street when the animal attacked the child's stroller.

The family tried to fight it off, but the dog grabbed her and took her shoe off. They ran to try to get away.

WACH FOX News tried to speak with the owners of the dog. They declined to go on camera, but they did tell us this was the only incident of an attack.

But neighbors say that's not the case.

(Excerpt) Read more at midlandsconnect.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: maul; pitbull

1 posted on 03/27/2010 10:04:24 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Somebody needs to shoot that dog.


2 posted on 03/27/2010 10:08:08 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Make it stop, please.)
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To: Chet 99

But he is such a loyal , wonderful pet /s/


3 posted on 03/27/2010 10:09:15 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: Chet 99

It’s absolutely amazing to me that this should even have to be discussed. There are too many incidents of this happening and they need to be stopped and stopped now. Since when does walking down the street for a casual stroll with your baby become so dangerous. From a dog! This unfortunately is the world we live in today.


4 posted on 03/27/2010 10:09:45 AM PDT by cubreporter (Scott Brown turned it all around. The people CAN and DID make a difference!!!)
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To: Chet 99

“A neighbor says his wife, mother-in-law and eight month old son were walking down the street when the animal attacked the child’s stroller.”

Well they obviously provoked the gentle little fuzzball/s

This is why pugs are better.


5 posted on 03/27/2010 10:10:19 AM PDT by Grunthor (Over YOUR dead body!)
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To: Qwackertoo

Once again the pitties get the blame, shoot the owners that trained him/her.


6 posted on 03/27/2010 10:11:09 AM PDT by JohnLongIsland ( schmuckie schucks)
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To: Chet 99

The dog has assaulted numerous people. The owner of the dog should face multiple assault charges and be held responsible for all liabilities.


7 posted on 03/27/2010 10:11:42 AM PDT by mlocher (USA is a sovereign nation)
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To: Chet 99
The most trained, obedient and fun-loving dog can flip out.

When that occurs, a toy-poodle, a scar on the ankle. Pit-bull, mastiff etc. Dead. Or that poor two year in the UK this week, that had her lower jaw ripped off by a Mastiff.

8 posted on 03/27/2010 10:13:26 AM PDT by deadrock (Liberty is a bitch that needs to be bedded on a mattress of cadavers.)
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To: Chet 99

A neighbor says his wife, mother-in-law and eight month old son were walking down the street when the animal attacked the child’s stroller.

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Silly dog. He probably thought it was the bumper to a police car.


9 posted on 03/27/2010 10:14:41 AM PDT by Responsibility2nd
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To: Chet 99

Animal control officer feeling that pitbull lovin’.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd5uvK8TfOA

Pitbull turns police car into big chew toy!
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2480658/posts

Woman’s arm almost severed in dog attack
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2477556/posts

LA reporter rushed to hospital after bite from pitbull (while doing story to show pitbulls are safe)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2475856/posts

Great-grandma mauled by Lynn family pit bull
http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/pitbull/index?tab=articles

Boy attacked by pit bull; Child remains in hospital
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2473499/posts

Hardin County Teen In A Coma After Pitbull Attack
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2472680/posts

If I look at these headlines like a Leftist then my opinion would be to give these doggies more doggy treats and promote them to a position of power as a bureaucrat.


10 posted on 03/27/2010 10:15:00 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Chet 99

Every insurance company needs to tell owners of pitbulls they will not cover damages thus making the homeowner exposed to lawsuits.


11 posted on 03/27/2010 10:15:17 AM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: Chet 99
After numerous alleged incidents

Ok, so the mom and grandmother knew this dog was a danger but they made the decision to go for a walk by his house? Not only that but they brought along the baby stroller that was probably squeaking or making a noise that would agitate the dog. Sorry, but they are as much to blame, if not more because they are adult human beings, for what happened.

12 posted on 03/27/2010 10:15:48 AM PDT by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: JohnLongIsland

Shoot the dog and the owners.


13 posted on 03/27/2010 10:29:10 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Make it stop, please.)
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To: bgill

They forgot to bring a firearm or a hunting knife with them on their walks. They decided to be a victim instead of refusing to be one.

Those squeaky strollers can be a killer!


14 posted on 03/27/2010 10:29:11 AM PDT by Jack Hydrazine
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To: Jack Hydrazine

When I use to walk almost 5 miles a day, divided into two walks, with my toddler daughter in her stroller, I had a HUGE hammer on the little tray below the seat. Now, IF I had it to do over, I’d carry one of my pistols instead.


15 posted on 03/27/2010 10:34:26 AM PDT by Qwackertoo (Make it stop, please.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

If I was a leftist big government type, I’d promote these particular dogs to be in charge of government run health care.


16 posted on 03/27/2010 11:01:50 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Chet 99

at least it got the mother in law.


17 posted on 03/27/2010 11:14:29 AM PDT by ronniesgal ( I miss George Bush. Hell, I miss Bill Clinton!!)
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To: Secret Agent Man

The human version is currently being recruited for that task. They will be attacking good hardworking families - enmasse.


18 posted on 03/27/2010 11:22:37 AM PDT by RedHeeler
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To: DEADROCK
...the owners of the dog...did tell us this was the only incident of an attack.

But neighbors say that's not the case.

The dog didn't 'flip out'. It has a history of vicious behavior and attacks, but the owners do not seem to have been held responsible.

19 posted on 03/27/2010 2:46:01 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: Qwackertoo
Shoot the dog and the owners.

But not in that order.

20 posted on 03/27/2010 4:57:57 PM PDT by JohnLongIsland ( schmuckie schucks)
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To: LongElegantLegs

I didn’t say that this particular dog flipped out and my point still stands.


21 posted on 03/27/2010 5:28:14 PM PDT by deadrock (Liberty is a bitch that needs to be bedded on a mattress of cadavers.)
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To: DEADROCK

If your point is that a large dog ‘flipping out’ will cause more damage than a small dog, I agree.

However, I suspect that most dogs don’t just ‘flip out’. They exhibit vicious behavior over a signifigant amount of time and when the inevitable escalation occurs, the owners are quoted in the ensuing article as saying that they never had any warning, the dog must be defective.


22 posted on 03/27/2010 5:44:32 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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