Skip to comments.9-Year-Old Girl Attacked By Family's Pit Bull Dies
Posted on 06/03/2010 10:10:51 PM PDT by Chet 99
UPDATED: 9:04 pm EDT June 3, 2010
KOKOMO, Ind. -- A 9-year-old Howard County girl critically injured by a pit bull over the weekend died at an Indianapolis hospital on Thursday, police said.
The attack happened in the 4600 block of East County Road 200 South on Saturday, said Howard County Sheriff Marty Talbert.
The girl, Savannah Gragg, underwent surgery at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, but died Thursday afternoon.
Police said that Savannah was opening a door at the home to let the dog outside when it jumped on her and knocked her to the floor, biting her on the neck and shaking her violently.
"The child suffered a lacerated trachea, which resulted in a lack of oxygen to the brain," Talbert said in a news release Thursday evening. "Doctors determined the child was brain dead shortly after 3:30 p.m. Thursday."
Family members told police that the dog had never shown aggression before.
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Any parent that would have a pitbull is an idiot.
see the incident in Vancouver, (I think it was), last weekend chet?
I must have missed that one.
It’s sad when people just assume that because it was a Pit Bull that’s the reason this happened, I’d say there’s something more to this.
How many people have to be killed by pit bulls before pit bull fans stop arguing that they are misunderstood?
You’re right. Pit Bulls, when raised and trained properly, are probably no more likely to become vicious than most other breeds.
iirc the police had to shoot the dog.
Not from what I’ve heard from pit bull owners on FR myself. They need to be spayed and neutered ot greatly reduce the chances of this kind of thing happening, and most owners do not do that.
I wouldn’t own a Pit Bull. Labs are best in my opinion.
Just scroll down FRiends ...
All of them.
Ah...so maybe pit bulls are part of the eugenics plan to reduce world population!
Point well made. Thanks.
OMG enough already!!!! Why in hell do parents have a killer dog with kids? go to jail parents and do not pass go!
My husband, years ago, had to order his MPs to shoot a pit bull that was loose just as children were dismissed from school.
Agreed on labs and I will/would add in goldies for a GREAT 2 dog combo for those that want 2, (or more!), of these wonderful friends.
First - Sincere prayers for the soul of this young lady. May she find peace in eternity through Our Lord Jesus Christ.
unkus, Interrogator, You two need to be careful.
You are starting to make sense, and that just doesn’t sit well with some on these threads. Speaking of these threads, there must not have been enough fodder in the news today, since this is the second time Chet has posted this story:
That one only got 17 responses, so I guess ole Chet needed more “action.” An update just wouldn’t do.
My God. your hub’s orders might have saved a few kids a bad wounding or worse. good for him.
With so many dozens, if not hundreds, of wonderful dog breeds to choose from YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHAT GOES ON IN THE MINDS OF ANYONE WHO CHOOSES A PIT BULL.
incredibly strong biting, merciless animal snap, against a poor child in 3...2...1. why in God’s name risk it with so many other breeds out there that have quite a bit less of a propensity to ‘go off’? there are argument out there that owning these things makes the owner feel tough but who knows? but why not a dog who is less likely to flip out?
I think it’s a safe bet that these parents would choose another breed if they had it to do all over again.
Only idiots would own a pit bull with children around. You never, ever purposely put your child in a dangerous situation.
And these are just pussy cats: http://neveryetmelted.com/wp-images/KevinRichardson.jpg
Yeah, then one day the dog just turns on the kid. It’s almost completely brainless. That picture is just another confirmation.
“YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHAT GOES ON IN THE MINDS OF ANYONE WHO CHOOSES A PIT BULL.”
I don’t think very much goes on their minds,,,
Dust and cobwebs in their noggin’s,,,
Hopefully their damned dawgs will turn on them instead
of somebody else and rip their livin’ guts out!!!...
Last time I went to the local animal shelter, it seemed that about half the dogs there were pit bulls, some of which were definitely scarred up from fighting.
I told one of the attendants I wouldn't own one. He, of course, gave the standard line about it's all in how you raise them.
I would not own one, period, I told him. I don't like the breed. I also think they're just plain UGLY.
A 1,000.00 YEARLY Pit Bull tax should solve the problem. Democrats solve all issues this way.
The people whose dogs are responsible for these attacks would pay no more attention to the tax than they do to the training of their dogs.
Ain’t nothin’ wrong with a pit-bull,,,
That a load of OO Buckshot won’t fix...
RE: “Its sad when people just assume that because it was a Pit Bull thats the reason this happened, Id say theres something more to this.”
I’m no fan of pitt bulls, but agree there might be something more to this — at the very least, it would’ve had to be a good sized and angry pitt, and that must’ve been a very petite 9 year old for it to so quickly knock her down and go for the neck just as she opened the door.
I’ll look for more details.............
I'd agree, foolish parents that allowed a pit bull in their home with children.
That hardly sounds convincing.
Did you run out of ammonia, bleach and antifreeze?
I love that picture!