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Girl recovering after being attacked by pack of Chihuahuas
KPLC TV ^ | Feb 22, 2013 | Kate Cagle

Posted on 03/07/2013 8:31:50 AM PST by Slings and Arrows

SALEM, OR (KPTV) - A 6-year-old girl is recovering after she was attacked by a pack of Chihuahuas in Salem.

The attack happened Wednesday night on 17th Street Northeast near Nebraska Street, according to Salem police.

The girl was taken to the hospital but is expected to be OK.

Four of the Chihuahuas are now at the Marion County Animal Shelter under a 10-day quarantine. Once that is finished, a veterinarian will evaluate each dog for either adoption or euthanasia.

William Van Aken, the victim's father, said he and his daughter were on a walk to her school.

"We were only two blocks from the school when the five dogs just ran up barking and they ran straight after her and I thought they were just going to come up to us and back off, but the biggest one jumped up and bit her in the shoulder," he said.

A school crossing guard who was nearby chased the dogs away.

Neighbors said the Chihuahuas would routinely get loose from their yard and roam the streets.

"They actually tried to come at me and bite me but I was with my dog and he started barking at them," said neighbor Ryan Cade.

Since no one could say which dog out of the pack actually bit the girl, all but the quietest one were confiscated.

"It was bound to happen," said neighbor Barbara Gault. "We've seen them chasing after people all the time."

The dogs' owner told FOX 12 that children in the neighborhood often let the dogs out. He also said he understood it was time to give them up.


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: deathtochihuahuas; maul; napl; oregon
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You'd really think that the father could handle this situation.
1 posted on 03/07/2013 8:31:52 AM PST by Slings and Arrows
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To: Slings and Arrows; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; ...
Neighbors said the Chihuahuas would routinely get loose from their yard and roam the streets.

No ankle is safe!


2 posted on 03/07/2013 8:32:58 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Doggie ping!


4 posted on 03/07/2013 8:34:58 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Send out a couple big tom cats, they’ll make short work of the great Chihuahua menace of 2013...


5 posted on 03/07/2013 8:36:07 AM PST by apillar
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To: Slings and Arrows

Yo quiero meedle schoolers.....


6 posted on 03/07/2013 8:36:10 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Slings and Arrows

Not necessarily.

This “daddy” must be a metro-sexual. Raised by his Mommy with no Dad in sight.


7 posted on 03/07/2013 8:36:29 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

they think they’re wolves...


8 posted on 03/07/2013 8:37:30 AM PST by bigbob
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To: Slings and Arrows
"WHO refuses to wear the ribbon?!!!" < /SEINFELD >


9 posted on 03/07/2013 8:38:09 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: bigbob; Revolting cat!
they think they’re wolves...

Motto: "Think Big."


10 posted on 03/07/2013 8:39:32 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Slings and Arrows
WHO let the dogs out?

The dogs' owner told FOX 12 that children in the neighborhood often let the dogs out.

11 posted on 03/07/2013 8:40:49 AM PST by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: Slings and Arrows

I had to run a gauntlet of weiner dogs on my way to school as a kid. Neighbor had two of them. They never bit us, but they would run up and bark, and always with that worried look on their faces that weiner dogs have.


12 posted on 03/07/2013 8:41:19 AM PST by Yardstick
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To: apillar

13 posted on 03/07/2013 8:44:38 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I expect that some ethnic restaurant owner will volunteer to “adopt” the dogs.


14 posted on 03/07/2013 8:45:23 AM PST by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

We need to ban Chihuahuas. At the very least we need to ban people from owning 2 or more. Why do homeowners need more than 2 Chihuahuas for protection? The Deer Head Chihuahuas or assault Chihuahuas should be banned altogether.

Miniature Chihuahuas could potentially be concealed Chihuahuas and require a concealed Chihuahua license.

All Chihuahua owners should have to register their Chihuahuas and be fingerprinted.

Maybe Chihuahua owners should take anger management classes.

I could go on but these types of liberal talking points bore me.


15 posted on 03/07/2013 8:46:46 AM PST by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: Slings and Arrows

The father should have been able to keep the girl from being bitten by picking her up. I have to wonder why he didn’t. Doing that would have been my thought. (Stomping on the rats would quickly follow.)


16 posted on 03/07/2013 8:47:26 AM PST by Bob
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To: Slings and Arrows

I freakin’ hate Chihuahuas...


17 posted on 03/07/2013 8:51:01 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Are there any good tempered chihuahuas? Every one I've met has had an evil disposition. Dachshunds are the same, but any dog bred to chase badgers down their holes are entitled to have an attitude.
18 posted on 03/07/2013 8:51:28 AM PST by KarlInOhio (Choose one: the yellow and black flag of the Tea Party or the white flag of the Republican Party.)
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To: apillar

I’ve got a nine-pound orange tabby queen who poops bigger than a Chihuahua. But she’s a lover, not a fighter (at least outside her species).


19 posted on 03/07/2013 8:52:01 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (I'll stop being a cynic when the world stops giving me reasons to be cynical.)
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To: a fool in paradise

There was a chihuahua on Dog Whisperer - had the most disproportionately over-sized equipment I’ve ever seen on a dog - I do not want to try to find a picture.

What kind of father needs a crossing guard to rescue his little girl from chihuahuas.


20 posted on 03/07/2013 8:52:56 AM PST by heartwood
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To: Slings and Arrows

Obama should have sent in his Hellfire carrying drones and ended this terrorist attack on innocent Americans.


21 posted on 03/07/2013 8:53:34 AM PST by Trueblackman (As a Conservative, I am proud to be on the Obama's enemy list and on the right side of history..)
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To: KarlInOhio

Sure. Like any dog, they get yappy and mean if you just keep them out in a pen all the time, like he did here. Let them sleep in the warm house and give them a scratch on the tummy and they’re fine.


22 posted on 03/07/2013 8:56:38 AM PST by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Slings and Arrows

My mother has one. It is cute. Loving. Not a yipping stereotype at all... And regularly drags in all sorts of desert wildlife/birds that it killed. some as large as itself.

Murderpuppy!!!!


23 posted on 03/07/2013 8:56:50 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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To: Slings and Arrows

Ban wimpy pansy males (two of them in the article) who can’t drop kick a little chihuahua. Hope mama took her cast iron skillet to daddy for letting the daughter get bit.


24 posted on 03/07/2013 8:58:22 AM PST by bgill
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To: heartwood; Howie66

Moony eyes

25 posted on 03/07/2013 9:00:20 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: heartwood; Howie66

Moony eyes

26 posted on 03/07/2013 9:00:22 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: KarlInOhio

I have a people lovebug. He will roll over in anyones arms, snuggle, etc. But he thinks he can dominate any dog and tries to chew ears.


27 posted on 03/07/2013 9:02:16 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit
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To: heartwood

An AR15 would work just as well.


28 posted on 03/07/2013 9:03:58 AM PST by donhunt (Certified and proud "Son of a Bitch".)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They should test those dogs for rabies.


29 posted on 03/07/2013 9:09:32 AM PST by O6ret
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To: BenLurkin

He doesn’t look like an especially small guy, nor does the girl look particularly big. Why in hell wouldn’t he just pick her up?


30 posted on 03/07/2013 9:11:56 AM PST by Bob
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To: KarlInOhio
Are there any good tempered chihuahuas?

I've never met one. Vicious little things. Too bad for pit bulls chihuahuas aren't 90-lb dogs because then everyone's attention would rightly be focused on chihuahuas and not pit bulls.

I've never met a pit bull or a german shepherd or a doberman pinscher or even a rottie that didn't warm up to me in a matter of minutes, a few hours at the most. OTOH, I've never met a chihuahua that warmed up to me even after I spent all day trying to befriend them. Vicious little critters, which I attribute to their naturally fearful nature (but I suppose I'd be fearful around big lumbering beasts too, if I only weighed ounces).

31 posted on 03/07/2013 9:13:54 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: bgill

Chihuahua Puppy Drop-Kicked To His Death

http://www.dreamindemon.com/2011/11/07/chihuahua-puppy-drop-kicked-to-his-death/


32 posted on 03/07/2013 9:14:05 AM PST by UCANSEE2 (The monsters are due on Maple Street)
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To: BenLurkin

Poor kid. Adam Sandler’s her dad.


33 posted on 03/07/2013 9:16:44 AM PST by LibWhacker
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To: Bob
I'm guessing that his elevated consciousness told him that it would be wrong. Something about rejecting outdated gender models. He may have been concerned that it would be harmful to his girls psyche if she witnessed him exhibiting offensive “macho” behavior.

Or maybe he has a bad back.....

34 posted on 03/07/2013 9:17:50 AM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: KarlInOhio

I have 3 chihuahuas. Bobble loves kids, he let’s 3 year olds just love all over him and on Halloween, he is at the door, greeting all the trick or treaters with licks. Dru and Darla are little snugglers. They just want a lap and the occasional table scrap.


35 posted on 03/07/2013 9:20:16 AM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Chihuahuas are the most ill-tempered dogs I have ever seen. All chihuahuas should be exterminated.

Flame suit already in place. :-)


37 posted on 03/07/2013 9:23:01 AM PST by spel_grammer_an_punct_polise (Learn three chords and you, too, can be a Rock Star!)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Yeah, my little guy loves people and let our ferrets climb all over him, but if another dog gets in his space, he is 12 pounds of furry fury. He punked out a full grown Golden and also an adult Weimaraner.


38 posted on 03/07/2013 9:23:54 AM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: LibWhacker

I much prefer big dogs over the small yappy ones. I’ve been chased by the small ones, but, like you, I’ve never had a problem with the big breeds.


39 posted on 03/07/2013 9:25:43 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization)
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To: Slings and Arrows
"Girl recovering after being attacked by pack of Chihuahuas..."

Hmmm Chihuahuas must be like Chickens.

My Grandpappy warned me, "Boy don't turn your back on chickens, they'll kill you if they get their chance..."

40 posted on 03/07/2013 9:26:21 AM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: spel_grammer_an_punct_polise

Just because chihuahuas don’t like you doesn’t mean that they are wrong. Some animals can just sense evil.


41 posted on 03/07/2013 9:26:31 AM PST by chae (I was anti-Obama before it was cool)
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To: Slings and Arrows

They may be small, but they are horrible, nasty, vicious little things.

Got bit by one as a kid. Got bit by a cocker spaniel too. Another over-rated dog.


42 posted on 03/07/2013 9:44:01 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: KarlInOhio
Are there any good tempered chihuahuas?

I did know someone who had a long-haired one. Sweetest, nicest little dog. We joked about how the dog aced like it was on valium cause it was so calm. Would fall asleep on the owner lap all the time

But he was an exception.

43 posted on 03/07/2013 9:47:53 AM PST by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Years ago, I was bit in the face by a friend’s pet Chihuahua. Nasty little things.


44 posted on 03/07/2013 9:53:38 AM PST by USMCPOP (Father of LCpl. Karl Linn, KIA 1/26/2005 Al Haqlaniyah, Iraq)
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To: BenLurkin

Boy, oh boy....

Thank God that my daughter had the good sense and judgement to marry a real man! If she would have brought something like this home, I would have had to smack her!


45 posted on 03/07/2013 10:07:42 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

Chihuahua = Kick dog.


46 posted on 03/07/2013 10:09:14 AM PST by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: heartwood

What kind of father needs a crossing guard to rescue his little girl from chihuahuas.

Perhaps a handicapped father. Maybe a war veteran. Let’s not rush to judgement here.


47 posted on 03/07/2013 10:09:41 AM PST by ruesrose (The Anchor Holds)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Chihuahuas my a$$. They are obviously pit bulls. Note the first picture in the center row.


48 posted on 03/07/2013 10:12:23 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: Howie66

I think “punters” is the term you are searching for.


49 posted on 03/07/2013 10:13:45 AM PST by ChildOfThe60s (If you can remember the 60s.....you weren't really there)
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To: ChildOfThe60s

When circulation is low, every dog is a pit bull.


50 posted on 03/07/2013 10:13:53 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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