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.
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