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Teen severely injured by pit bull in Sherwood Twp.
The Daily Reporter ^

Posted on 04/22/2010 2:52:39 PM PDT by Chet 99

By Don Reid

The Daily Reporter

Posted Apr 22, 2010 @ 03:35 PM

Sherwood Township, Mich. —

For the second time in two weeks, a victim of a pit bull attack in Sherwood Township was hospitalized Wednesday night.

Joshua John-Allen Hicks, 13, of Coldwater, was at his uncle’s home on Lilac Lane when a pit bull broke its chain and lunged at the boy. The reddish-colored dog bit and mauled the teen on both arms causing severe damage to his left one. It also bit Hicks on the chest and face. When the dog lunged at the boy’s uncle, he shot and killed the dog with a .357 pistol.

The complete story appears in the Friday, April 23, 2010 edition and is available at coldwaterdailyreporter.mi.newsmemory.com.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: chet99

1 posted on 04/22/2010 2:52:39 PM PDT by Chet 99
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The reddish-colored dog bit and mauled the teen on both arms causing severe damage to his left one. It also bit Hicks on the chest and face. When the dog lunged at the boy’s uncle, he shot and killed the dog with a .357 pistol.

The article makes it sound like he was standing around while the nephew got mauled and only shot the dog when it attacked him. Probably not the case, of course.

2 posted on 04/22/2010 2:57:47 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Chet 99

Dogs of Peace (TM).

SnakeDoc


3 posted on 04/22/2010 3:00:23 PM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("The world will know that free men stood against a tyrant [...] that even a god-king can bleed.")
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To: Chet 99
I always suspected the pitbulls and hippos were in bed together...


4 posted on 04/22/2010 3:01:19 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Chet 99

I have been told, repeatedly, that attacks like this are rare.


5 posted on 04/22/2010 3:01:55 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Kinda hard to shoot the dog while it’s mauling the boy without risking also shooting the boy, don’tcha think? Of course, the lame stream media won’t paint that picture.


6 posted on 04/22/2010 3:04:50 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Do liability insurance applications have a “Do YOU own a pit bull?” question on them yet?


7 posted on 04/22/2010 3:04:57 PM PDT by Huebolt (Government bureaucracies: DE-UNIONIZE, DOWNSIZE, DECENTRALIZE)
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To: SJSAMPLE

I have read, repeatedly, reports of attacks like this.


8 posted on 04/22/2010 3:05:53 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: SoldierDad

My copyright lawyer will be in touch with you shortly ;)


9 posted on 04/22/2010 3:19:04 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Pearls Before Swine

My hunch would be that the uncle didn’t have a clear shot until the dog stopped attacking his nephew and turned on him...


10 posted on 04/22/2010 3:25:57 PM PDT by piytar (Ammo is hard to find! Bought some lately? Please share where at www.ammo-finder.com)
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To: shibumi; Joe 6-pack; Slings and Arrows; Eaker; humblegunner; kanawa

11 posted on 04/22/2010 3:29:19 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Huebolt

“Do liability insurance applications have a “Do YOU own a pit bull?” question on them yet?”

Yes.

I’ve read (dog magazines) that there are a number of breeds - pit bulls, chow-chows, mastiffs, german shepherds, borzoi, deerhounds - on lists that home owners insurance companies use to deny homeowners coverage.

Note: my insurance company said they would drop my coverage if we didn’t get rid of a trampoline in the backyard! They said the liability was astronomical if someone’s kid was hurt on it. Probably the same with a dog attack.


12 posted on 04/22/2010 3:42:03 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO Foreign Nationals as our President!!)
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To: Joe 6-pack; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono; humblegunner; Eaker; kanawa; ...
"Just stay under the covers - They won't suspect a thing."


13 posted on 04/22/2010 4:02:49 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: Chet 99
Even the MARINE CORPS has banned Pit Bulls from base housing. Also banned are Rottweilers, Dobermans, Chows and Wolf Hybrids.

I must vigorously protest this absurd effrontery to the Dogs of Peace. Only a true Jarhead would equate Pit Bulls ability to injure, with the other breeds mentioned.

14 posted on 04/22/2010 4:13:44 PM PDT by muleskinner ("You know the Germans always make good stuff')
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To: SJSAMPLE

They are. In fact, they only occur on days that end in “y”.


15 posted on 04/22/2010 4:29:42 PM PDT by Flash Bazbeaux
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To: Chet 99; SnakeDoctor

16 posted on 04/22/2010 4:30:26 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Chet 99

17 posted on 04/22/2010 4:33:02 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

soooooo sweet......


18 posted on 04/22/2010 4:34:14 PM PDT by Kimmers (Be the kind of person when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, Oh crap, she's awake)
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To: Joe 6-pack

19 posted on 04/22/2010 5:39:07 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: muleskinner

Get your facts straight before you open your mouth and remove all doubt.

http://stopbsl.com/2009/09/14/u-s-marine-corps-pit-bulls-rottweilers-and-wolf-hybrids-banned-from-base-housing/


20 posted on 04/22/2010 5:43:37 PM PDT by Salamander (Hold onto to all your fears 'cuz when I get outta here....vengeance is mine, mine, mine!)
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To: Allegra

21 posted on 04/22/2010 6:20:50 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Salamander

22 posted on 04/22/2010 6:24:31 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Thanks Joe!

http://www.nattassociation.com/thetemperamenttests.htm


23 posted on 04/22/2010 6:55:08 PM PDT by Salamander (Hold onto to all your fears 'cuz when I get outta here....vengeance is mine, mine, mine!)
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To: SJSAMPLE

My number is 555-1212 ;-)


24 posted on 04/22/2010 8:09:05 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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To: Chet 99

Your pit bull attack threads are being trolled.


25 posted on 04/22/2010 8:12:21 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Papa of two new Army Brats! Congrats to my Soldier son and his wife.)
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