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Pit bull owner arraigned following attack on girl
Fox 5 San Diego ^ | October 11, 2012 | Kristy Wolski

Posted on 10/12/2012 10:51:00 AM PDT by george76

CHULA VISTA, Calif. - A woman faced a judge in a Chula Vista courtroom Thursday two days after her pit bull allegedly mauled a 4-year-old girl.

Brittany Morgan Gardiner, 22, was arraigned on one count of having a dangerous dog that caused great bodily injury. It’s a felony charge with a maximum sentence of three years.

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Deputy District Attorney Mary Loeb Gardiner might be a flight risk and asked for her bail to remain at $25,000.

“After this attack happened,” said Loeb. “This four year old girl is sitting there with her face torn up, bleeding everywhere and the defendant grabbed her dog, went to her apartment gathered her belongings and went to her car. When the cops got there she was trying to drive away. They stopped her from doing so, but when they did, she admitted that she was headed to Tijuana.”

(Excerpt) Read more at fox5sandiego.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: chula; chulavista; doggieping; maul; mexico; pitbull; pitbulls; tijuana; vista

1 posted on 10/12/2012 10:51:07 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

I have been told, repeatedly, that attacks like this are rare.


2 posted on 10/12/2012 11:00:32 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: SJSAMPLE

The Breed Of Peace.


3 posted on 10/12/2012 11:03:38 AM PDT by Bobalu (It is not obama we are fighting, it is the media.)
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To: george76

Good.


4 posted on 10/12/2012 11:09:00 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Dog Attack Deaths and Maimings, U.S. & Canada,
Statistics compiling: U.S. and Canadian between September 1982 and December 2011, Merritt Clifton, (editor Animal People), shows the breed most responsible for serious injury and death.
Pit bulls:

77% of attacks that induce bodily harm
73% of attacks to children
81% of attack to adults
68% of attacks that result in fatalities
76% that result in maiming


5 posted on 10/12/2012 11:10:43 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Bobalu

I freaking hate those dogs and I automatically assume anyone owning one is a thug or at a minumum uneducated, low- life, trash.


6 posted on 10/12/2012 11:11:52 AM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: Bobalu

One fact that many people don’t know is that homeowner insurance policies will drop coverage if the renters/owners have a, as classifed by the insurance industry, a dangerous breed (include, pit bulls, rottweilers, chows, and a few others.)

In fact, when insurance companies send out their surveyors to check the general condition of properties, dangerous dog breed is one of the things they look for.

I know. I was notified by my insurance company a number of years ago that my renters had 60 days to remove their Rottweiler from the property or coverage would be dropped - which we all know the mortagage holder doesn’t much like that you have no fire/insurance policy on THEIR property.


7 posted on 10/12/2012 11:21:38 AM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: Hammerhead

So, want to get rid of a dangerous breed in your neighborhood, find out that property’s insurance company and make a call that they will be party to the lawsuit filed if that dog ever does any damage.


8 posted on 10/12/2012 11:23:12 AM PDT by Hammerhead
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To: Hammerhead

I have a shelter dog that we adopted. I have absolutely no idea what sort of mix she is. People who should know tell me that she has some Pit Bull in her.

This is the sweetest, gentlest dog I have ever owned. I have a really hard time believing she is part-Pit.


9 posted on 10/12/2012 11:26:04 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: george76

““She’s a 22-year-old kid who is trying to get her life in order and has never been in trouble with the law,”

Is there a law requiring this kind of statement? And since when is a 22 year old woman a kid? Must be in the same vein that Miss S. Fluke is a “co-ed”.


10 posted on 10/12/2012 11:28:17 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana ("I love to watch you talk talk talk, but I hate what I hear you say."--Del Shannon)
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To: george76

I’ve known people who have pit bulls, and their dogs are sweet, gentle, and well trained. Other people have pit bulls that they seem to purposely train as monsters, to make up for their own lack of masculine anatomy. I fully support holding the owner responsible for the behavior of their pets.


11 posted on 10/12/2012 11:32:05 AM PDT by Ellendra (http://www.ustrendy.com/ellendra-nauriel/portfolio/18423/concealed-couture/)
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To: SJSAMPLE
The news link don't even show how the dog look like if it's Presa Canario or Rottweiler or Chihuahua.  I don't know if this Pitbull incident got the the nightly news...  

http://washingtonexaminer.com/d.c.-officer-has-unexpected-pit-bull-encounter/article/2509755

12 posted on 10/12/2012 11:37:25 AM PDT by hamboy
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Surprise! Join the club. In early 2006 I went looking for a Great Dane Laborador cross and acquired a fine, loving, funny puppy from a humane society. As Ulysses grew up, he turned out to be half Pit instead of Dane. Now, at a bit more than six and a half, he is the most loving, friendly, self confident dog in the world.


13 posted on 10/12/2012 11:44:27 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Dr. Sivana
"And since when is a 22 year old woman a kid? "

Most states now have fathers pay CHILD support to a "kid" who is 21. And now it's being proposed to go to age 26 mandatory. Most of today's 21 year olds have the mental and emotional maturity of a 15 year old--due to dumbing down of education and parents being afraid to parent (CPS, honey boo boo method of non-parenting, et al)

14 posted on 10/12/2012 11:47:01 AM PDT by AbolishCSEU (Percentage of Income in CS is inversely proportionate to Mother's parenting of children)
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To: svcw
You may want to do a little background on Merritt Clifton before you cite him. He's a PETA freak, and there have been a number of refutations of the methodology of his "study".

A lot of Animal Rights leftists see breed specific legislation as a foot in the door towards ultimately outlawing pet and animal ownership all together; Clifton falls into this group.

If you care to associate yourself with his *science*, you'll also conclude that animal husbandry is a cause of global warming, and vegeterianism is the way to go.

Feel free to lay down with him, but don't be surprised if you get up with fleas.

15 posted on 10/12/2012 12:04:27 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Buckeye McFrog
For Over 100 Years Americans Knew What Pit Bulls Were Famous For. BABYSITTING!

Astoundingly, for most of our history America’s nickname for Pit Bulls was “The Nanny Dog”. For generations if you had children and wanted to keep them safe you wanted a pit bull, the dog that was the most reliable of any breed with children or adults.

The Nanny Dog is now vilified by a media that always wants a demon dog breed to frighten people and LHASA-APSO BITES MAN just doesn’t sell papers. Before pit bulls it was Rottweilers, before Rottweilers it was Dobermans, and before them German Shepherds. Each breed in its order were deemed too vicious and unpredictable to be around people. Each time people wanted laws to ban them. It is breathtakingly ironic that the spotlight has turned on the breed once the symbol of our country and our national babysitter.

In temperance tests (the equivalent of how many times your kid can poke your dog in the eye before it bites him) of all breeds the most tolerant was the Golden Retriever. The second most tolerant was the pit bull.

*rest of the story and many more photos of pitbulls with kids at link*


16 posted on 10/12/2012 12:52:39 PM PDT by Beach_Babe
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To: Joe 6-pack

What a jack ass.
Rather then ask me if I am aware of who the guy is you jump to conclusions about me and what I beleive, and you use mind reading to boot.


17 posted on 10/12/2012 1:02:50 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: SJSAMPLE

Pit bull owners biting little girls? Happens all the time.


18 posted on 10/12/2012 1:08:07 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: svcw
"Rather then ask me if I am aware of who the guy is you jump to conclusions about me and what I beleive..."

LOL...go back and carefully read what I wrote, then tell me who's jumping to conclusions.

"You may want to do a little background on Merritt Clifton before you cite him. He's a PETA freak, and there have been a number of refutations of the methodology of his "study"."

No conclusion there...just a suggestion.

"A lot of Animal Rights leftists see breed specific legislation as a foot in the door towards ultimately outlawing pet and animal ownership all together; Clifton falls into this group."

No assumptions or conclusions there...just some info about the person you were citing.

If you care to associate yourself with his *science*, you'll also conclude that animal husbandry is a cause of global warming, and vegeterianism is the way to go."

Again, no conclusions or mindreading going on. Just an "if".

"Feel free to lay down with him, but don't be surprised if you get up with fleas."

No conclusion; just an admonition I would give to anybody citing Michael Mann on climate change, Dan Rather on journalism, Tim Geithner on tax advice, Bill Clinton on marital fidelity or Merrit Clifton on dog bite *studies.*

19 posted on 10/12/2012 1:19:07 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: svcw

pit bull stats


20 posted on 10/12/2012 5:15:06 PM PDT by Luigi Vasellini (End the political class.......TERM LIMITS NOW!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: Luigi Vasellini

Those are pit bull status.
I have seen studies form the CDC, that 69% of all attacks are pit bull.
Many states require riders on their home owner/renters insurance to specifiably named pit bulls.
Some apartments or condos ban them altogether.
Having worked with the dogs, I would never own one and discourage people from owning one.
People love their dogs, I get that, it is important to know who they are and why they were bred.


21 posted on 10/12/2012 5:23:20 PM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Hammerhead
I own a seventy pound animal that you hate. He does not know that he is a pit bull(I haven't told him). He thinks he is the worlds most loving dog and proves it everyday. He is a true joy to be around. I'm lucky in that I spend 90% of my time with him. My grand kids have a very true and loyal companion in Rico. He absolutely adores and protects them while he "babysits" them.

Thug? No. I'm not.
Uneducated? Actually, very educated.
Low life? I'm doing quite well. Thank you.
Trash? You assume incorrectly.
There are plenty of pit bulls that are mis-owned. Mine never were and have been models for what all dogs can be...given responsible ownership.

So much for assumptions.
22 posted on 10/12/2012 7:19:45 PM PDT by jy8z (From the next to last exit before the end of the internet.)
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To: jy8z

SOMEWHERE in the US. , the dogs on this list have been either banned or have had restrictions placed on owning such dogs, such as mandatory spay/neuter or mandatory microchipping, etc.

1. AIREDALE TERRIER
2. AKBASH
3. AKITA
4. ALAPAHA BLUE BLOOD BULLDOG
5. ALASKAN MALAMUTE
6. ALSATIAN SHEPHERD
7. AMERICAN BULLDOG
8. AMERICAN HUSKY
9. AMERICAN PIT BULL TERRIER
10. AMERICAN STAFFORDSHIRE TERRIER
11. AMERICAN WOLFDOG
12. ANATOLIAN SHEPHERD
13. ARIKARA DOG
14. AUSTRALIAN CATTLE DOG
15. AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD
16. BELGIAN MALINOIS
17. BELGIAN SHEEPDOG
18. BELGIAN TURVUREN
19. BLUE HEELER
20. BOERBUL
21. BORZOI
22. BOSTON TERRIER
23. BOUVIER DES FLANDRES
24. BOXER
25. BULLDOG
26. BULL TERRIER
27. BULL MASTIFF
28. CANE CORSO
29. CATAHOULA LEOPARD DOG
30. CAUCASIAN SHEPHERD
31. CHINESE SHAR PEI
32. CHOW-CHOW
33. COLORADO DOG
34. DOBERMAN PINSCHER
35. DOGO DE ARGENTINO
36. DOGUE DE BORDEAUX
37. ENGLISH MASTIFFS
38. ENGLISH SPRINGER SPANIEL
39. ESKIMO DOG
40. ESTRELA MOUNTAIN DOG
41. FILA BRASILIERO
42. FOX TERRIER
43. FRENCH BULLDOG
44. GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG
45. GOLDEN RETRIEVER
46. GREENLAND HUSKY
47. GREAT DANE
48. GREAT PYRANEES
49. ITALIAN MASTIFF
50. KANGAL DOG
51. KEESHOND
52. KOMONDOR
53. KOTEZEBUE HUSKY
54. KUVAZ
55. LABRADOR RETRIEVER
56. LEONBERGER
57. MASTIFF
58. NEOPOLITAN MASTIFF
59. NEWFOUNDLAND
60. OTTERHOUND
61. PRESA DE CANARIO
62. PRESA DE MALLORQUIN
63. PUG
64. ROTTWEILER
65. SAARLOOS WOLFHOND
66. SAINT BERNARD
67. SAMOYED
68. SCOTTISH DEERHOUND
69. SIBERIAN HUSKY
70. SPANISH MASTIFF
71. STAFFORDSHIRE BULL TERRIER
72. TIMBER SHEPHERD
73. TOSA INU
74. TUNDRA SHEPHERD
75. WOLF SPITZ


23 posted on 10/13/2012 6:16:29 PM PDT by Beach_Babe
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To: Bobalu

I have taken in a very sweet, female, pit bull who was a stray animal. Unfortunately, I don’t have the house to be able to keep her. Do you have any suggestions on an organization that would take her? My humane society will not take a pit bull. Any suggestion would be appreciated.


24 posted on 12/09/2012 1:09:00 PM PST by WaldenPond (No Taxation Without Representation)
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To: Bobalu

I have taken in a very sweet, female, pit bull who was a stray animal. Unfortunately, I don’t have the house to be able to keep her. Do you have any suggestions on an organization that would take her? My humane society will not take a pit bull. Any suggestion would be appreciated.


25 posted on 12/09/2012 1:09:56 PM PST by WaldenPond (No Taxation Without Representation)
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