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Georgia woman who rescued animals killed in dog attack
Fox News ^ | August 17, 2012 | Fox News

Posted on 08/18/2012 12:22:55 AM PDT by Washi

A Georgia college student who cared for abandoned animals for nearly a decade was attacked and killed by a dog, police said.

Rebecca Carey, 23, was killed at her Decatur home sometime over the weekend, reports.

Authorities said Carey, who worked with dogs since she was a young teenager, had five dogs living with her at the time of her death. They included a pit bull, which she had owned for six years, a boxer mix and a Presa, a large Spanish breed. She was also dogsitting another Presa for a friend.

Carey’s body was discovered Sunday afternoon after she failed to show up for work at Alpharetta’s Loving Hands Animal Clinic. The dogs that she was caring for in her home were euthanized on Wednesday. It was unclear which dog killed Carey.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Pets/Animals; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: animalrescue; badbreeds; dog; exterminate; maul; meth; methlabrador; pitbull
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To: Washi

Very tragic ending.

21 posted on 08/18/2012 2:39:01 AM PDT by fortheDeclaration (Pr 14:34 Righteousness exalteth a nation:but sin is a reproach to any people)
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To: Husker24

Attacks against people

The breed has acquired negative publicity after being linked to two fatalities: In 2001, 33 year-old Diane Whipple of San Francisco, California was killed by two dogs identified as Presa Canario/Mastiff-crosses and owned by Marjorie Knoller and Robert Noel. Knoller and Noel had acquired the dogs from a client who had trained them for fighting. [9]

In 2006, Shawna Willey, a 30 year-old Florida woman, was killed by her own dog, a Presa Canario.[10]

Importation and sale of the breed is prohibited in Australia[11] and New Zealand.

22 posted on 08/18/2012 2:54:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Not a Scary Dog... Look at this one.;_ylt=A0PDoX_HYi9QAnkA1eKJzbkF;_ylu=X3oDMTBlMTQ4cGxyBHNlYwNzcgRzbGsDaW1n?

23 posted on 08/18/2012 2:57:56 AM PDT by obamasdumb
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To: Melas

A rescued Pit Bull, who lived with a family and two small dogs for almost two years, suddenly killed one of the small dogs for no apparent reason. She was euthanized.
There’s a reason for some action!

24 posted on 08/18/2012 3:05:13 AM PDT by Does so (....... Justice Scalia just turned 78 .........==8-O ............They don't think ... they PLOT!)
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To: Washi

I’d have to guess that the dog she was taking care of for her friend, upset the balance in her house.

25 posted on 08/18/2012 3:20:37 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: JoeProBono

The guy across the street from me has two Presa Carnarios.

He once explained to me they were originally bred in Spain to guard cattle herds. These two definitely have some guard dog instincts.

They are not allowed in the house - always stay outside, yet they are very aware if any of the owner’s family is home or not.

They almost never bark if anyone is home, including at visitors entering the house, but if there isn’t, watch out! Then they go nuts when anyone approaches the house from any direction.

26 posted on 08/18/2012 3:25:15 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

27 posted on 08/18/2012 4:15:22 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Obama does not have the work ethic to be Anti-Christ.)
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To: Washi

Somebody ping Chet99.

28 posted on 08/18/2012 4:17:23 AM PDT by Blado (Democrats - the party of juvenile unresolved daddy issue rage.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

Pitt bulls are okay. They were bred to be Quakers.

29 posted on 08/18/2012 4:48:44 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: Shadowstrike
Here we go with the bash pit bulls thread.

It’s getting really pathetic.

Ignorance leads to fear and fear makes people stupid. Having had many "Big Scary Dogs" before, one quickly comes to understand just how similar cynophobes are to hoplophobes.

Especially the phobics cry (with yellow stream of fear running down their leg) of BAN THEM or in the case of "Big Scary Dogs", KILL THEM!
30 posted on 08/18/2012 5:38:08 AM PDT by Dr.Zoidberg (With (R)epublicans like these, who needs (D)emocrats?)
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To: wardaddy

Amen. You might as well keep male lions in your house.

31 posted on 08/18/2012 5:44:32 AM PDT by Travis McGee (
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To: MuttTheHoople

Yes, it is hard to say which is scarier!

32 posted on 08/18/2012 5:54:49 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: obamasdumb
I have 2 male Dobermans from the same litter they are 1 year old and when they start acting aggressive all I have to do is Touch them and in a stern voice say no... They quit. But Pit Bulls...that’s a different story.

There's no better breed than the Doberman. The perfect balance of loyalty, intelligence, and strength.
33 posted on 08/18/2012 6:10:11 AM PDT by WackySam (Obama got Osama just like Nixon landed on the moon.)
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To: RC one
I would guess that she got in the middle of two dominant male dogs that never should have been anywhere near one another in the first place.

That was my thought when I read "she was also babysitting a Presa for a friend." I wouldn't be surprised if the strange Presa got into it with one or more of her dogs, and she tried to break it up, with tragic results.

34 posted on 08/18/2012 6:22:26 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Washi

I’t like rain on your wedding day.

35 posted on 08/18/2012 7:11:22 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: MuttTheHoople

I fear no man and very few dogs. But, man, that is one scary woman!

36 posted on 08/18/2012 8:06:47 AM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: Dr.Zoidberg

“Ignorance leads to fear and fear makes people stupid. Having had many “Big Scary Dogs” before, one quickly comes to understand just how similar cynophobes are to hoplophobes.”

“Especially the phobics cry (with yellow stream of fear running down their leg) of BAN THEM or in the case of “Big Scary Dogs”, KILL THEM!”

Took the woords right out of my mouth(and dictionary).

37 posted on 08/18/2012 8:21:54 AM PDT by GranTorino (Bloody Lips Save Ships.)
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To: JoeProBono
This poor shmo was done in by a father/son tag team.
38 posted on 08/18/2012 8:26:06 AM PDT by Krankor
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To: obamasdumb; Melas; Salamander
Stats only show more of the wrong folks own Pitbulls these days.

Rotts a close second but some of the other newer en vogue fighting dogs are gaining...Cane Corsos, American Bulldogs, Presas, Dogos....etc

and besides any Pit looking terrier is likely to be called a is a wide range of sorta mongrelish terrier/bully breed...except the purebred which have distinctions noted by the ADBA or UKC or the American Staffordshire which is extremely close in breed...some say the same actually

now various ethnics and hillbillies have bred up shorties and big chested and over sized heads etc expanding traits out the wazoo

Pits are simply not as narrowly defined as your Dobie...fawn, red, tan, blue or black and medium to the hyped warlock size...Dobies are well defined...not so Pits

a much larger blame pool and often 50 dollar dogs bought by the wrong folks...hood and holler dog

when i grew up in the middle of the last century the biggest culprits were German Shepherds and Mastiff types

later Dobies after they exploded with all those movies

then Rottweilers after the Omen movie and folks went wow...Devil Dogs...I want one

the it shifted to Pitbulls as ghetto and hip hop gained traction and it's been there mostly since...Pits are the choice of the Hood same as a Glock...and rednecks like them too...

Pits are dog aggressive often...that is a fact...I will give you that.

but they are a problem because of who owns them more than anything

I have owned a white male uncut Pit...never an issue though he could latch...not question that

a big package intact red Hoytt Dobie....incredible dog

a Noblehaus black face male uncut Rott...saved my then girlfriend's life from a rapist home invader...and almost killed him...Rotts are to me a lot more severe to endure an attack from than your average 50-70 pound Pit

two American Bulldogs...huge...a black uncut male standard Scott type dog and a Johnson female on my homepage...he was pretty tough...bit my kids and i retired him to a buddy for hunting and breeding...the big aggressive but a wuss otherwise

raised with Shepherds and Giant Schnauzer

I am acquainted with so called tough breeds

bites...lethal attacks...simple attacks...the stats tell a lot more than just about Pitbulls

if you really want a dog to fear look up the Caucasian Mountain dog or certain sub breeds of the Anatolian

now those are some dogs need to check your scales or cut back on the Alpo...a 130 pound Doberman is 50% over the maximum breed size considered Red was nearly 100 and that was incredible...most are in he 70s and 80s max

on Pits...yes dangerous...maybe the most dangerous given their numbers..5-10% of all dogs as of 1998...a lot higher now I bet..them and Rotts are likely in 60% of dog related fatalities...but they are also top two in ownership of the tough breeds

believe it or not Malamutes and St Bernards are number 5 and 9 respectively

say yer prayers Chihuahuas don't weight 120 that would a slaughter of Biblical proportion of owners...nervous bug eyed vicious little critters

PS...I never cut my boys...if you want to do a girl instead...

39 posted on 08/18/2012 10:00:49 AM PDT by wardaddy (this white hair don't cover up my redneck......)
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To: Washi

God rest her soul.


40 posted on 08/18/2012 10:14:22 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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