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Man, 74, Loses Arm In Pit Bull Attack
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Posted on 06/10/2011 9:50:51 PM PDT by Jim 726

HAWTHORNE, Fla. -- A 74-year-old man attacked by pit bulls Friday morning had his right arm amputated, his left arm partially amputated and suffered severe facial injuries, Putnam County deputies said. Deputies were called to the 200 block of Old Hawthorne Road in Hawthorne about 11 a.m. and found Roy McSweeney severely injured. McSweeney was taken to Shands Hospital in Gainesville and was in surgery Friday afternoon. His condition was not available. Investigators said the two dogs responsible for the attack belonged to McSweeney's neighbor.

They said the owner of the dogs gave both of them to authorities, and the pit bulls were euthanized and taken to the Putnam County Health Department to be tested for rabies.

Deputies said no further details could be released. .


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: doggieping; pitbull; pitbullattack; pitbullattacks; pitbulls; ssdd
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1 posted on 06/10/2011 9:50:51 PM PDT by Jim 726
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The poor man. Prayers.


2 posted on 06/10/2011 9:51:30 PM PDT by Jim 726
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To: Jim 726

Not the dogs fault.

Put the dogs owner to sleep.


3 posted on 06/10/2011 10:01:07 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Ronald Reagan was the last candidate to be hated by the MSM to the extent that Sarah is.)
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To: Jim 726

Not the dogs fault.

Put the dogs owner to sleep.


4 posted on 06/10/2011 10:01:15 PM PDT by NoLibZone (Ronald Reagan was the last candidate to be hated by the MSM to the extent that Sarah is.)
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To: Jim 726

Here in Boca Raton, last December, my 35 lb. Cocker Spaniel was attacked by a 120 lb. Cane Corso. I was standing right there, and grabbed the Cane Corso by the collar and pounded on its ribs attempting to get it to break off the attack. It didn’t even notice I was there. Fortunately, with the help of neighbors my dog was extracted from the jaws of this vicious animal. $3.5K in vet bills later, my dog is now fully recovered. I am suing the owner (who had 6 citations against the 2 Cane Corso/Italian Mastiffs in her nearby home.) When I collect on the judgment - about 1/3rd will go for a compact sidearm and a concealed carry permit.

The recklessness and indifference of some dog owners is breathtaking. No sense of responsibility whatsoever.


5 posted on 06/10/2011 10:02:05 PM PDT by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Jim 726

Chet, is that you?


6 posted on 06/10/2011 10:07:05 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken
When I collect on the judgment - about 1/3rd will go for a compact sidearm and a concealed carry permit......<<

Sorry...LMAO..U just getting to the party??...U ought to see it with people...fruck the dogs...You're lucky

7 posted on 06/10/2011 10:21:25 PM PDT by M-cubed
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To: Jim 726

There’s an update here: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20110610/ARTICLES/110619976/-1/news?p=1&tc=pg&tc=ar

“He was in his yard doing yard work when the dogs jumped over the fence and attacked him,” Greenwood said, adding that the fence was thin wire. “An investigator said the surgery would take six to eight hours.”

“The dogs were owned by Deanna Blitch, of 261 Old Hawthorne...”

“Authorities have twice dealt with Blitch over dog bites, Greenwood added.”

Neighbors said that the dogs were always ‘running the street’ etc.

I am glad that he survived, of course, but I am shocked that one could survive the blood loss from having an arm ripped off, other arm mauled, and then face wounds. I would have feared bleed out by having an arm removed. Whew! Prayers for that man - he must have believed he would never survive this. Imagine dying this way.


8 posted on 06/10/2011 10:22:50 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Lazlo in PA; 50mm; Markos33; JoeProBono; Joe 6-pack; Eaker; humblegunner; Allegra; ...

Chet99, ZOTTED on November 6, 2010 at 2:27:37 by Jim Robinson.

Jim726, signed up December 26, 2010.....

(Jim726 has posted several dog related threads.)

Things that make you go “Hmmmmmmm.....”


9 posted on 06/10/2011 10:23:58 PM PDT by shibumi (Ego Nunquam Ubi Sub Ubi!)
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To: Wally_Kalbacken

I wasn’t familiar with Cane Corso’s and was trying to imagine the size you spoke of. Looked it up on Wiki and skimmed the profile:

“Because of their need to keep the status quo, a Corso often dislikes new things, animals, and people, so the owner must be careful when introducing the dog to new places and people. “

Wow - 120lb dog breed that dislikes new things, animals and people? Glad YOU and your dog survived that!


10 posted on 06/10/2011 10:32:38 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: shibumi

What has four legs, one arm, and a smile?...


11 posted on 06/10/2011 10:33:38 PM PDT by null and void (We are now in day 869 of our national holiday from reality. - Obama really isn't one of us)
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To: Lazlo in PA; shibumi; Salamander

Yep, I think that is Chet. Exact same writing style (ie, excessive use of commas). Plus:

Man, 74, Loses Arm In Pit Bull Attack
Saturday, June 11, 2011 12:50:44 AM · 1 of 2
Jim 726

Pet pit bull mauls and kills 15-day-old baby
Friday, June 03, 2011 10:47:51 PM · 1 of 204
Jim 726

Rottweiler saves boy, 4, from pit bull
Saturday, May 21, 2011 3:15:18 PM · 1 of 41
Jim 726

Woman killed after pit pack attack
Thursday, April 28, 2011 3:01:10 AM · 1 of 20
Jim 726

Pit bull attacks for third time, latest victim is 10-years-old
Thursday, March 17, 2011 12:23:43 AM · 1 of 53
Jim 726


12 posted on 06/10/2011 10:35:03 PM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: shibumi

I didn’t know Chet was ZOTTED. I guess I should have known since these type of articles have almost disappeared. How the heck do you get ZOTTED when all you post are 10 Pit Bull attack articles a day? Do you now what he did to get the boot?


13 posted on 06/10/2011 10:35:55 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: shibumi
Sound the Alarm!!!


14 posted on 06/10/2011 10:37:21 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: ransomnote

Blitch? What a name.


15 posted on 06/10/2011 10:43:32 PM PDT by Jim 726
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To: Jim 726

These dogs must all be euthanized.

I have had to deal personally with a member of the ‘breed of peace’

You do NOT want these things around your family.

They are unpredictable....calm and sweet until the day they kill your child.


16 posted on 06/10/2011 10:51:44 PM PDT by Bobalu ( "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." ..Moshe Dayan:)
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To: ransomnote

Did he lose both his hands?


17 posted on 06/10/2011 11:08:38 PM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: worst-case scenario

“his left arm partially amputated” according to the linked article. I hope it can be re-attached. No word on the condition of his hand. The last update was at 5pm today so maybe they don’t know yet. Seems like they would have noted if his hand was detached in the original article.
Can’t imagine the impact on the body and mind of a 74 year old - the unreality of it etc. Having to ‘get used to having’ one arm (hope they save the other!) at the age of 74 when he was originally hale enough to do yard work? Having to rehab (if they save the arm!) that arm at that age!? Will that guy ever feel safe in his own yard again? Would he be able to live on his own anymore? Assuming, and praying, he lives?


18 posted on 06/10/2011 11:16:53 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: shibumi
Jim726, signed up December 26, 2010.....

Jim726, ZOTTED June 11, 2011.....

19 posted on 06/10/2011 11:38:07 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Don’t look now, but “Chet” (aka Jim726) just got *~re-ZOTTED~*


20 posted on 06/10/2011 11:38:33 PM PDT by shibumi (Ego Nunquam Ubi Sub Ubi!)
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To: Jim 726; shibumi; Salamander; 50mm; TheOldLady; darkwing104
I don't know if there has ever been a Pit Bull ZOT on FR before but it appears there just has been one. ZOT you later Chet. I know we will meet again.


21 posted on 06/10/2011 11:44:43 PM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Well, there was one, but since it’s the same guy.....

I guess it still counts as one.


22 posted on 06/10/2011 11:46:52 PM PDT by shibumi (Ego Nunquam Ubi Sub Ubi!)
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To: Lazlo in PA

Great graphic, by the way!


23 posted on 06/10/2011 11:47:43 PM PDT by shibumi (Ego Nunquam Ubi Sub Ubi!)
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To: shibumi; Jim Robinson

Hallelujah, world without end!


24 posted on 06/10/2011 11:49:41 PM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: Salamander
Seems like as good an excuse as any to repost my favorite savage pitbull attack video...
25 posted on 06/10/2011 11:56:27 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows; arbooz

OMG...no...not THAT!

I simply can’t bear watching that carnage, again.

Watch this bloody massacre, instead.

http://www.youtube.com/user/arbooz2000#p/u/15/MGZ2gDI1fhQ


26 posted on 06/11/2011 12:10:37 AM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Somebody heard that alarm - and acted on it.

(Hippo’s got a damn loud voice!)


27 posted on 06/11/2011 12:11:54 AM PDT by shibumi (Ego Nunquam Ubi Sub Ubi!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I see what you mean. These deadly animals should be destroyed. A full eradication is the only way to save us from these killers.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcULH2fdl3U&NR=1


28 posted on 06/11/2011 12:13:17 AM PDT by Lazlo in PA (Now living in a newly minted Red State.)
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To: Bobalu
These dogs must all be euthanized.

Government agents, knocking on the doors of law-abiding citizens, forcing them to give up their dogs to be euthanized? That doesn't sound too conservative to me. Let me guess? I'm from the government and I'm here to help. It's for the children.

29 posted on 06/11/2011 12:14:59 AM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: Lazlo in PA

And now, for something completely....deranged.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dp0Bt2cbcc8


30 posted on 06/11/2011 12:33:52 AM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: Salamander

ROFLMAO! The kid’s bilingual!


31 posted on 06/11/2011 12:37:08 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Lazlo in PA; Salamander

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r4qRaEzcJDU

Will the madness never end?


32 posted on 06/11/2011 12:39:16 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: death2tyrants

Assault rifles, assault dogs...what’s in a name?

Kneel before ZOD, Citizen!

Maybe the big fear is that when the Feds come to bust down your door and take your guns, some of those ‘killer dogs” might greet them on the lawn.

Can’t have your home being defended against such things, now can we?

Get a little kitty cat or a hamster.

It’s still something to pet and no threat to the gubmint.


33 posted on 06/11/2011 12:40:17 AM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.ore ZOD)
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To: Salamander

The goat makes some valid points.


34 posted on 06/11/2011 12:41:50 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: death2tyrants

No, more akin to people with common sense deciding
that people should not be able to keep lions in their
yards because the danger to the public cancels the
right of anyone to keep a dangerous predator as a pet.

Unpredictable predatory animals do not make good pets.
It’s just that simple. Be they lions or pit bull canines.


35 posted on 06/11/2011 12:42:29 AM PDT by Bobalu ( "Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother." ..Moshe Dayan:)
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To: Slings and Arrows

All Dobermann owners are...we have to be.

Them dogs never shut up with the running commentaries on ~everything~....:))

The boy *does* have a great talent for correctly mimicking dog body language, I tell ya what.

;]


36 posted on 06/11/2011 12:42:53 AM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.ore ZOD)
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To: Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; 50mm; humblegunner
Kitty cat? Hamster?

NAH!

Cavalier King Charles Spaniel

(That's the ticket!)

37 posted on 06/11/2011 12:44:21 AM PDT by shibumi (Ego Nunquam Ubi Sub Ubi!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The horror.....the HORROR.........

[go look for ‘attack rabbits’ if you really wanna good laugh]


38 posted on 06/11/2011 12:44:41 AM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.ore ZOD)
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To: shibumi

They’re actually pretty snappy.

The feds would hate that.


39 posted on 06/11/2011 12:45:37 AM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.ore ZOD)
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To: Bobalu

Nice non sequitur.

Domesticated dog breeds = wild lions.

Got it.


40 posted on 06/11/2011 12:47:38 AM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.ore ZOD)
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To: Salamander; Bobalu

Actually, it’s a converse fallacy of accident with an affirmation of the consequent, in addition to being a non sequitur.

But I’m sure the HSUS would heartily approve.


41 posted on 06/11/2011 12:53:20 AM PDT by shibumi (Ego Nunquam Ubi Sub Ubi!)
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To: shibumi

Semantics Nazi.


42 posted on 06/11/2011 1:10:55 AM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.ore ZOD)
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To: Salamander
Get a little kitty cat

No, a government goon might get a scratch on him. The government better seize that predatory animal as well. ;-)

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43 posted on 06/11/2011 1:14:28 AM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: Bobalu

A pit bull does not equal a lion and expanding government powers does not equal common sense.


44 posted on 06/11/2011 1:16:33 AM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: death2tyrants

LOL!

[ZOD was hot, not that that has anything to do with anything else]

;D


45 posted on 06/11/2011 1:18:54 AM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: death2tyrants
What all should *really* fear:

[Muzzies are terrified of 'em so it *could* work]...;]

46 posted on 06/11/2011 1:22:37 AM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: death2tyrants

Common sense has nothing to do with his statement.

What *were* you thinking?

;D


47 posted on 06/11/2011 1:23:49 AM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: Salamander
[Muzzies are terrified of 'em so it *could* work]...;]

If muzzie Congressman Keith Elison sends his goons, it should work out fine. ;-)

48 posted on 06/11/2011 2:15:04 AM PDT by death2tyrants
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To: death2tyrants

I’m called Salamander and I have a dog named Djinn.

He won’t come anywhere near my place.

>:-]


49 posted on 06/11/2011 2:23:13 AM PDT by Salamander (I wear my sunglasses at night.)
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To: death2tyrants
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Most Pitt Bulls are dangerous ... starting with the insecure, violent prone people who own them ...

Owning a Pitt Bull (in a city or neighborhood) is no different than keeping a yard full of "peaceful" cobras, pythons, and water water mocassins around ...

Or for that matter ... being a Liberal LOON that wants to reintroduce "peaceful wolves" back into the Northwest ...



Want a good, loyal, protective dog ?

No problem ...



But for all you "conservative" Pitt Bull owners ... who parade your dangerous, unpredictable, violent animals up and down the public (peaceful) neighborhood sreets ...

A "pox on your house" ... with napalm and extreme prejudice ...

Otherwise, I hope that someone just shoots the Pitt Bulls "on sight" ... before they kill an INNOCENT child ...



Any questions ?

Patton-at-Bastogne (Free Republic member since 1996)


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50 posted on 06/11/2011 4:11:37 AM PDT by Patton@Bastogne
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