Skip to comments.4-Year-Old, Grandma Attacked By Pit Bull
Posted on 05/27/2010 11:13:39 AM PDT by NoLibZone
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- A 4-year-old girl and her grandmother had some strong words to describe a pit bull they said attacked them Tuesday.
"It's stupid," 4-year-old Tytionna said.
"Kill it. They should put it down," her grandmother added. The two were on a walk with Tytionna's 2-month-old brother when the pit bull the family was dog-sitting got loose.
It charged the trio and bit Tytionna in the face, dragging her to the ground. Then it bit her leg and shook her. "It swallowed my earring," she said.
A Good Samaritan, who didn't want to be identified, ran out just in time and started kicking the dog. She said she couldn't just stand by and watch.
"To see it happen was truly terrifying. Terrifying," she said. "You just don't know how vulnerable you are."
Tytionna got five stitches in her face and six in her leg.
The dog still hasn't been taken into custody or tested for rabies.
"It might bite someone else's child or an adult. They need to kill him," Tytionna's grandmother said.
FIRST to ping Chet!
It’s not the dogs fault.
It’s the owners.
Why are such a high percentage of dog abusers so attracted to pitbulls?
Pronounciation of this has my curiousity piqued.
I don’t need any pictures.
Gotta wonder hold old she is. 20?
No, what was stupid is that you were dog sitting it.
It's all about the bling.
If ever there was a headline where a comma was critical, this is it.
We had a doberman when I was a kid. My brother used to love hopping on his back, grabbing his ears, and riding him like a pony. It was no surprise when one day that dog reared back and planted a few canines into my brother’s face.
We almost NEVER hear about what was transpiring before and during the attack. It’s like when the media says, “The gun went off.” Sure it went off, that’s what happens when you have your finger on the trigger!
Pitbulls are like guns. They’re amazing protectors and trustworthy companions, but misuse or abuse them, and you or someone else WILL be hurt.
My guess as a linguist:
No kidding. I need new glasses after reading 4 year old grandma.
“It swallowed my earring,” she said.
What a great biology lesson for this child - in a few hours, she can get it back.
You’re falling down on the job.
Pit bull owners are criminals.
LOL...That is positively the most ignorant, blatantly stupid, moronic thing I’ve read in over 10 years on Free Republic.
You're right. I was too kind. Pit bull owners are predators.
I'd say it's the low-functioning people attracted to pit bulls. Seriously. My adopted brother (lives in a group home) has always been drawn to the “gangsta” culture. He is insisting that when he gets on his own, he wants a pit bull. Sadly, the social worker has foolishly decided that he is capable of living on his own and there is nothing my parents can do to stop it. I shudder to think what would happen if he were responsible for a pit bull. He would never abuse it, but he would never be able to consistently train it.
Now go change your diaper and let the grown-ups talk.
They’re trying to compensate for their congenital stupidity or their cowardice. It’s the breed of choise for rappers and hip hoppers, garbage likes garbage. Where’s dah bitches and hoes?
“A Good Samaritan, who didn’t want to be identified, ran out just in time and started kicking the dog.”
If she’d had a gun, she wouldn’t have had to risk her life in close quarters with a viscious dog.
A 4 year old grandma?
I am never disappointed in pit-bull lovers ability to blame the vicitm.
Kill the dog, Jail the owners for 5 years.
“Pit bull owners are criminals.”
I dislike the breed more than most but even I have to ask....doesn’t that level of stupid hurt?
I totally agree with “stinkerpot65” and so do many others.
Well, I would imagine all of the children who have had their throats ripped out by a pit bull might have "wet their pants in terror". And I doubt they could change their own diaper.
On the other hand, you don't have to worry about them "letting the grownups talk" since they no longer have a larynx. And they are often in buried in a small coffin. Coffins will keep the little darlings fairly quiet.
This little girl was killed by a pitbull.
So maybe you are right. She probably deserved to "wet her pants" because she "provoked" the gentle pit bull.
Not a “pit-bull” lover, FRiend. Never owned one in my life, and I don’t associate with anyone who owns one. I’ve been around them. I’ve been around exceptionally well-behaved pit bulls; I’ve been around unstable pit bulls.
If you go into a situation with a dog and are even remotely fearful, they will sense that, and being that pit bulls are predatory and territorial, they will likely strike.
Interestingly enough, the well-behaved pits were owned by white families while the unstable ones were owned by blacks. This is simply an observation, not a generalization. Additionally, many of the stories in the media reveal that the owners are black. Many blacks simply think that having a bear trap with legs for “home protection” is more important than the safety of their children.
I’ve been on record saying that I would love to have a pit as a puppy, but I would never adopt a shelter pit. I would prefer a shepherd or a rotty to a pit any day. I do not have kids, but when I do, I would not want a pit.
Animals are animals. Some are predictable, others are not. Like humans, we cannot assume anything about anyone based on looks alone. When I encounter a dog, even chihuahuas and shih tzus, I remain strong willed and unafraid. As a result, I’ve never been bitten, even by the perceptively unstable pits I’ve been around. It’s all in how you carry yourself. Likewise, I would never hop on the back of a pit and expect to NOT get bitten.
Besides, how in the world can you say it’s not the victim’s fault? Were you standing there watching while the pit spontaneously started tearing up the place? Not likely. As a result, you are arguing from an unwarranted position and do not know the circumstances surrounding the event. I do not pass judgment on either the victim or the dog, but I do not blame the dog immediately until all of the facts are on the table.
Well, if you agree that pitbull owners are criminals and predators, my remarks apply to you as well. Don't feel left out.
Blanket statments like that are just ignorant, and display an obvious lack of information and reasoning on the part of the person making the statement. Are there criminals and predators that own pit bulls? Yep. There are also criminals and predators that own Chevrolets, but not all Chevrolet owners are criminals and predators. There are criminals and predators that have red hair, but not all red-haired people are criminals and predators...
Your appeal to pure emotion without addressing the facts is typical liberal pap, and it truly is wearisome.
You're right. When that little girl's mother watched her baby's coffin lowered into the ground, she was probably over-emotional and had no consideration for the needs of pit bull owners.
She should be slapped.
I think what he was really saying is that it is incredibly irresponsible to own one, such that to decide to own one is to pre-accept the fact that it is going to harm somebody and that person doesn’t give a @#$#.
That what I believe about pit bull owners ...
I’m sure her mother had no considerations for anybody at that point, but was probably absorbed in the moment at hand. Having said that, if her daughter had been killed in a reckless driving accident, I would not expect her mother to have much consideration for reckless drivers either, but I would expect clear thinking people to not demand laws banning cars.
That's true. One would hope the parent of a child killed by a drunk driver would never think of banning drunk driving. Who are we to oppress the freedom of the drunk driver to express himself on our nation's highways?
Parents are so silly and emotional when it comes to children.
And you're entitled to your opinions based on your experiences. You're not going to get any disagreement from me that there are irresponsible pit owners. There are also highly irresponsible chainsaw owners, pickup truck owners, and scissor owners.
I know the standard refutation is to say that a chainsaw, pickup or pair of scissors can't get out of the yard by itself, etc. which is a fair point, but I would still respond that some classes of property, by virtue of their potentially dangerous nature, require far more responsible ownership than others...pit bulls being one of them...and that when the owner is negligent or abusive in their use, they are potentially far mor destructive. Than doesn't mean we ban trucks because reckless truck drivers cause more damage or injuries than sedan drivers, or that we ban chainsaws because reckless chainsaw owners cause more damage or injury than blade saw owners.
You simply can't blame the dog and responsible owners because irresponsible, and in some case criminal owners have used them irresponsibly or criminally.
Above and beyond this if you look at the animal rights crowd, they have been licking their chops over breed specific legislation as a subterfuge to establish a precedent for the eventual illegalization of pets, and ultimately all domestic animals altogether. That's an agenda I'm not going to support regardless of how many tragic, heartbreaking stories are thrown in my face.
They won't be able to because people like you will eventually see to it that cars are banned anyways.
I agree. Those drunk driving laws are silly. No different than banning cars.
I agree with your pronunciation of Tytionna.
Now, how do you pronounce your screen name?
First initial, last name. When I signed up on FR, I didn’t realize that my login would be the same as my handle. I’ve lived with it, and I’m not afraid of people knowing who I am. I’ve got little to hide.
Not really. They address a behavior that poses a direct risk to others. Nobody argues with your right to buy and consume booze, or to buy and drive a car...just don't combine the two.
You, on the other hand, would simply ban the ownership of something rather than penalize its misuse by irresponsible people. It's a very basic principle really, but given your remarks thus far, one I hardly expect to be within your grasp.
Probably so, although I wondered if the "tion" maybe was pronounced "shun" as in motion, which would make it sound like "Tie-shun-na". I don't dare say what my first pronounciation of it sounded like. LOL!
must’ve been the runt
...out there protecting and defending the rights of the ignorant, too!
Kanawa, one of the most devoted pit bull defenders anywhere, and I have gotten into it a time or two on these pit bull threads, but there's NO WAY IN HELL that kanawa is either a criminal or a predator -- I'd stake my oath on it. If all pit bull owners were like kanawa, we'd never see these threads.
It seems to me kanawa is a man who lives the life in which a pit bull has a job that's right for him and the care of somebody who respects the dignity of dog's breeding and puts it to right use. The dog was bred to be courageous and to kill pretty powerful dangers, like bears. I bet that in the pioneer West, the family that had a good pit bull-type critter as a "ranch" dog had a better survival rate.
Like Australian Shepherds and border collies were bred help control livestock, a pit bull was bred to be a warrior protector and killer. He wasn't bred to be a house pet, a child substitute, a source of amusement, a little buddy, or a side-kick to adolescent boys and adolescent men.
You put an Australian Shepherd or border collie in a cramped place with no job, it will go nuts. I suppose a pit bull is no different.
The clowns are the folks who are cavalier about the ownership of pit bulls, presa canarios, Rotts, etc., and they are dangerous clowns.
I don't like pit bulls, I've been scared sh*tless by one and a pal Rottweiler who were loose, growling at me on a quiet public street with not an owner in sight. I made zero eye contact with them, walked normally and as far across the street as possible, and prayed.
I hate breed bans and the thought of breed banning. These dogs are worthy and valuable things, in the right hands. Sad that in the wrong hands, they are lethal dangers.