Skip to comments.Georgia woman who rescued animals killed in dog attack
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, MyFoxAtlanta.com 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.
Careys body was discovered Sunday afternoon after she failed to show up for work at Alpharettas 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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Very tragic ending.
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. 
In 2006, Shawna Willey, a 30 year-old Florida woman, was killed by her own dog, a Presa Canario.
Importation and sale of the breed is prohibited in Australia and New Zealand.
Not a Scary Dog... Look at this one.
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!
I’d have to guess that the dog she was taking care of for her friend, upset the balance in her house.
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.
Somebody ping Chet99.
Pitt bulls are okay. They were bred to be Quakers.
Amen. You might as well keep male lions in your house.
Yes, it is hard to say which is scarier!
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.
I’t like rain on your wedding day.
I fear no man and very few dogs. But, man, that is one scary woman!
“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).
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 Pitbull...it 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 female...dog 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
btw..you need to check your scales or cut back on the Alpo...a 130 pound Doberman is 50% over the maximum breed size considered standard...my 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 pounds...now 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 that...buy a girl instead...
God rest her soul.