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9-Year-Old Girl Attacked By Family's Pit Bull Dies
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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.

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


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: 1countermorter68; apitbullatemybaby; chet99; dog; doghater; heylookitschet99; pbownersabuedogs; pitbull
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1 posted on 06/03/2010 10:10:51 PM PDT by Chet 99
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2 posted on 06/03/2010 10:11:52 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Any parent that would have a pitbull is an idiot.


3 posted on 06/03/2010 10:16:25 PM PDT by boycott (CAL)
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To: boycott

I agree.


4 posted on 06/03/2010 10:17:35 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Chet 99

see the incident in Vancouver, (I think it was), last weekend chet?


5 posted on 06/03/2010 10:18:16 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: bobby.223

I must have missed that one.


6 posted on 06/03/2010 10:19:51 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99; goat granny

Prayers Up...


7 posted on 06/03/2010 10:20:15 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: unkus

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.


8 posted on 06/03/2010 10:20:29 PM PDT by Interrogator
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To: Chet 99

How many people have to be killed by pit bulls before pit bull fans stop arguing that they are misunderstood?


9 posted on 06/03/2010 10:20:30 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to leave in the hands of the government.)
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To: Interrogator

You’re right. Pit Bulls, when raised and trained properly, are probably no more likely to become vicious than most other breeds.


10 posted on 06/03/2010 10:27:55 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Chet 99

iirc the police had to shoot the dog.


11 posted on 06/03/2010 10:28:50 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: unkus

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.


12 posted on 06/03/2010 10:30:02 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Secret Agent Man

I wouldn’t own a Pit Bull. Labs are best in my opinion.


13 posted on 06/03/2010 10:33:44 PM PDT by unkus
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To: unkus; Interrogator

http://www.freerepublic.com/tag/by:chet99/feed.rss

Just scroll down FRiends ...


14 posted on 06/03/2010 10:33:55 PM PDT by ROTB (Without a Christian revival, we are government slaves, or nuked by China/Russia during armed revolt.)
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To: highlander_UW
How many people have to be killed by pit bulls before pit bull fans stop arguing that they are misunderstood?

All of them.

15 posted on 06/03/2010 10:34:11 PM PDT by A_perfect_lady (If one racist Tea-Partier proves all conservatives hate, what do 500 Muslim suicide bombers prove?)
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To: A_perfect_lady
All of them.

Ah...so maybe pit bulls are part of the eugenics plan to reduce world population!

16 posted on 06/03/2010 10:36:20 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to leave in the hands of the government.)
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To: ROTB

Point well made. Thanks.


17 posted on 06/03/2010 10:36:56 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Chet 99

OMG enough already!!!! Why in hell do parents have a killer dog with kids? go to jail parents and do not pass go!


18 posted on 06/03/2010 10:37:32 PM PDT by FreeperDoll
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To: bobby.223

My husband, years ago, had to order his MPs to shoot a pit bull that was loose just as children were dismissed from school.


19 posted on 06/03/2010 10:40:03 PM PDT by ArmyTeach ( ...speak the truth, right the wrong, follow the King)
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To: unkus

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.


20 posted on 06/03/2010 10:40:16 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: ROTB


21 posted on 06/03/2010 10:40:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: unkus; Interrogator; Slings and Arrows; JoeProBono; Joe 6-pack; dervish; Markos33; Allegra; ...

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:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2524204/posts

That one only got 17 responses, so I guess ole Chet needed more “action.” An update just wouldn’t do.


22 posted on 06/03/2010 10:43:50 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: ArmyTeach

My God. your hub’s orders might have saved a few kids a bad wounding or worse. good for him.


23 posted on 06/03/2010 10:44:05 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: highlander_UW

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.


24 posted on 06/03/2010 10:45:40 PM PDT by FreeKeys ("You can fix ignorant. You can't fix stupid." -- Neal Boortz)
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To: FreeKeys

Indeed.


25 posted on 06/03/2010 10:46:29 PM PDT by highlander_UW (Education is too important to leave in the hands of the government.)
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To: JoeProBono

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?


26 posted on 06/03/2010 10:51:18 PM PDT by bobby.223
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To: FreeKeys

I think it’s a safe bet that these parents would choose another breed if they had it to do all over again.


27 posted on 06/03/2010 10:55:22 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears (Pray for our leaders: Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin.)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; Chet 99; shibumi; Salamander


28 posted on 06/03/2010 10:55:38 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Chet 99

Only idiots would own a pit bull with children around. You never, ever purposely put your child in a dangerous situation.


29 posted on 06/03/2010 10:56:19 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: JoeProBono

Sure.

And these are just pussy cats: http://neveryetmelted.com/wp-images/KevinRichardson.jpg


30 posted on 06/03/2010 10:57:01 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: Age of Reason


31 posted on 06/03/2010 10:59:37 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: JoeProBono

Yeah, then one day the dog just turns on the kid. It’s almost completely brainless. That picture is just another confirmation.


32 posted on 06/03/2010 11:11:45 PM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out ( <<< click my name: now featuring Freeper classifieds)
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33 posted on 06/03/2010 11:14:49 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: FreeKeys

“YOU HAVE TO WONDER WHAT GOES ON IN THE MINDS OF ANYONE WHO CHOOSES A PIT BULL.”
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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!!!...


34 posted on 06/03/2010 11:25:27 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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35 posted on 06/03/2010 11:26:17 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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36 posted on 06/03/2010 11:29:32 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono; humblegunner; Eaker; ...
"Hopefully their damned dawgs will turn on them instead of somebody else and rip their livin’ guts out!!!..."

Why, how nice!

What a kind, loving Christian sentiment!

I wish you all the best too.

(How's your stock of gas, poison and bullets?)
37 posted on 06/03/2010 11:31:14 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: unkus
I agree with you; I wouldn't own one either.

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.

38 posted on 06/04/2010 12:06:26 AM PDT by pbmaltzman
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To: pbmaltzman; unkus
They don't care if you think they're ugly. They'd give their lives for you anyway.


39 posted on 06/04/2010 12:11:23 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: shibumi
Truly they are savage brutes.
40 posted on 06/04/2010 12:15:51 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: shibumi

A 1,000.00 YEARLY Pit Bull tax should solve the problem. Democrats solve all issues this way.


41 posted on 06/04/2010 12:19:45 AM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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42 posted on 06/04/2010 12:22:09 AM PDT by Jet Jaguar (*)
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To: Mark

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.


43 posted on 06/04/2010 12:24:08 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: pbmaltzman

Ain’t nothin’ wrong with a pit-bull,,,

That a load of OO Buckshot won’t fix...


44 posted on 06/04/2010 12:29:02 AM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Interrogator

RE: “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.”

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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.............


45 posted on 06/04/2010 12:29:37 AM PDT by CaliforniaCon
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To: boycott
Any parent that would have a pitbull is an idiot.

I agree.

46 posted on 06/04/2010 12:33:15 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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To: Interrogator
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.

I'd agree, foolish parents that allowed a pit bull in their home with children.

47 posted on 06/04/2010 12:34:24 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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To: unkus
are probably no more likely ...

That hardly sounds convincing.

48 posted on 06/04/2010 12:35:26 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

00 Buckshot?!?

Did you run out of ammonia, bleach and antifreeze?


49 posted on 06/04/2010 12:36:48 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: JoeProBono

I love that picture!


50 posted on 06/04/2010 12:37:35 AM PDT by gunsequalfreedom
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