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Boy Kills Family Dog To Protect Grandmother : Pit Bull Killed Dog, Attacked 3
WMTW. ^ | Jul 14, 2011

Posted on 07/14/2011 8:26:02 PM PDT by george76

MANCHESTER, Maine -- Kennebec County's sheriff said a 12-year-old boy prevented further injuries by shooting and killing a pit bull with a shotgun after it had attacked two people and killed another dog...

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120-pound pit bull killed a terrier at a 826 Prescott Road home in Manchester and then attacked an 11-year-old boy who tried to break up the fight, Liberty said. The boy's grandmother, Lena Walker, and Anthony Manganella tried to protect the younger boy, but were attacked as well.

The boy's 12-year-old older brother loaded his father's 20-gauge shotgun and shot the dog, Deputy Jesse Duda of the sheriff's office said

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bang; banglist; doggieping; pitbull; pitbulls
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1 posted on 07/14/2011 8:26:06 PM PDT by george76
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BANG!!!


2 posted on 07/14/2011 8:29:43 PM PDT by 9422WMR (Illegal is not a race. Obamacare is a crime,and barry is a dumbass (prove me wrong))
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120 lbs???


3 posted on 07/14/2011 8:30:02 PM PDT by expat1000
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What a horrible incident.
Thank God they still raise kids to be men in Maine.


4 posted on 07/14/2011 8:30:28 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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Yeah.
That’s BS


5 posted on 07/14/2011 8:31:51 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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To: george76

Chet?


6 posted on 07/14/2011 8:33:46 PM PDT by FlyingEagle
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Bad dog, Good boy.


7 posted on 07/14/2011 8:35:08 PM PDT by Slicksadick (Go out on a limb........Its where the fruit is.)
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I see they mentioned it will be tested for rabies since they've had the dog 7 years without incident.

The boy crying about having to shoot his dog that he loved is sad but he sure did the right thing.

8 posted on 07/14/2011 8:36:25 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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And likely no legal issue about the kid having access to a shotgun and ammunition, either.

Meaning mom and dad won't be charged; and won't be ordered to keep the firearms out of kids' reach.

9 posted on 07/14/2011 8:39:38 PM PDT by Cboldt
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My friends who grew up there all had their own firearms as kids.
This kid lived near the coast but everybody inland hunts for their own food.


10 posted on 07/14/2011 8:46:01 PM PDT by mylife (OPINIONS ~ $ 1.00 HALFBAKED ~ 50c)
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>>> The boy’s 12-year-old older brother loaded his father’s 20-gauge shotgun and shot the dog, Deputy Jesse Duda of the sheriff’s office said. It was named “Excalibur.” <<<

What a beautiful name for a shotgun.


11 posted on 07/14/2011 8:49:07 PM PDT by freepersup (Today, we raise our glasses of spirits and mugs of ale high- to Budge.)
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Yeah. I researched it once - turns out 120lbs isn’t the top weight for pit bulls - there are breeders breeding larger than that.
Here’s a sample: http://www.biggeminikennels.com/males.php
Says males are over 140 lbs and females over 120. Lots of websites for the largest pit bulls.


12 posted on 07/14/2011 8:50:33 PM PDT by ransomnote
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Aw, the picture at the link - the kid looks heart broken. Did the right thing but it cost him a broken heart. Hero.


13 posted on 07/14/2011 8:53:17 PM PDT by ransomnote
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wow - grandma got hurt:

“Walker, who had wounds to her arms and legs, also had a right calf muscle partially torn off.”


14 posted on 07/14/2011 8:54:51 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: DJ MacWoW
"having to shoot his dog that he loved is sad but he sure did the right thing."

I don't think it was a Old Yeller moment.

15 posted on 07/14/2011 8:57:01 PM PDT by Deaf Smith
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To: FlyingEagle

LOL....Chet99 got banned. I can’t remember why though.


16 posted on 07/14/2011 8:58:46 PM PDT by teg_76
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17 posted on 07/14/2011 8:59:28 PM PDT by conservativeimage.com (I'll be civil when the government stops crushing my balls.)
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To: Deaf Smith
That won't be clear until the testing is done.

Did you watch the video?

18 posted on 07/14/2011 9:00:18 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are at your door! How will you answer the knock?)
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It took a 12 year old to do what was right. Maybe we should run him for president. LOL


19 posted on 07/14/2011 9:07:54 PM PDT by Revel
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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: all pit bulls should be killed. One charged me this morning as I was checking out of a motel in Klamath Falls, OR; if I had been packing the dog would be dead.


20 posted on 07/14/2011 9:12:23 PM PDT by JoeFromCA
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