Skip to comments.Boy, 2, mauled to death by family's pit bull inside their home
Posted on 04/24/2013 10:29:09 PM PDT by Arthurio
A toddler was killed by his family's pet pit bull on Wednesday in their home in Georgia.
The 2-year-old boy, whose name has not been released, was not home alone with the dog but his mother had just stepped at the room at the time of the attack.
The dog was is now in the custody of Fulton County Animal Services, and they said that they will be running tests on the dog.
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It’s not the breed, it’s how they are raised/s......
I once had an employee ask me if it was okay to keep their pit bull when their new baby was born.......Absolutely, positively no was my answer.....they took my advice and probably saved their child’s life.......
I trust the parents are in the hell they deserve, but you know, maybe not.
on the show Ax Men- the brownign company, the son lost their daughter- but the show didn’t say how- but according ot news reports, their family rotwieler mauled the young girl to death in the back yard- The brownings aren’t doign he show anymore-
Was the dog named Kermit?
I just hope people don’t think only pits are an issue around small children. As far as I am concerned small children and large dogs just don’t mix. Small children can be very mean to dogs without knowing any better until they are taught to be kind to animals. When any animal is hurt or pestered to the point of being angry they can lash out in pain or fear. The issue is if the dog is very big that snap or biting done in self-preservation mode can be serious and deadly to a small child. I know people say they watch their child and dog very closely, when small children are in the house adults are busy and cannot possibly watch the dogs or children every single second.
“But it was such a nice dog. We don’t understand.”
They force parents, with good reason, to put their kids in car seats but allow parents to keep a pitbull in a house with children. Go figure.
On this thread, pitbulls are the topic of disucssion.
I suppose such dogs that can be trusted with your life are rare though.
It’s not the dog , its the owners.
Shoot pit bull owners.
Reminds me of the retard who had a python that killed his or his girlfriend’s baby during the night. If I were to screw up that bad, I’d just blow my brains out. There is no way I could live with myself.
the exception i’d make’are black labs, they are the most kid protective dog breed i know of. unless you don’t consider them’to be a big dog, i am not sure if they are classed that way.
The Modesto animal control and cops have been out all day hunting a pack of dogs that killed 160 goats last night. One of the pit bulls was killed so far. This is a farm area.
Wow... what other things do you think the Government should regulate in regard to our kids?
No, it’s the dog. Vicious breed, no matter who has one.
You're not Chet99, right?
I don't really believe pitbull are vicious. Whenever I see somebody else pitbull in the park or in the beach I go near the dog, oftentimes I pat the head of the dog but I can't pat the head of someone else chihuahua or even labrador because they might bite.
|A True Story
A man was out walking his Pitbull off-lead through the woods. When the Pit turned and started walking off in a different direction the owner called the dog back to him. The dog didn't listen; he obviously had something on his mind. This was so uncharacteristic of this particular dog, who always followed his owner, always listened to every command, that the owner of the Pit decided he had better follow his dog to see where he was going. The Pitbull led him to a secluded part of the woods, where an autistic boy had gotten himself into a deep mud hole and could not get out. The Pit proceeded to walk right up to the boy and lick his face. This story was told to me by the father of the autistic child. He stated, "The dog saved my son's life that day. Had it not been for that Pitbull, we never would have found my son."
Black labs are crazy. Every black lab I’ve had or known is a psycho kill every other dog, but be the nicest, most gentle animal when it comes to humans.
They’re like a Steibeck character. Dumb and loyal to a fault. Doubt they’re commies though.
I would not trust 14 pitt bulls with her.
I’ve not heard from Chet99 in years.
He probably got kicked, lol. But there are so many Chet99 here. :-)
"William the Conqueror"
Accompanying his late owner's belongings back to the States
His owner oversaw the shooting of a lot of Krauts.
From the source:
Willie was named after William the Conqueror by his master General George S. Patton. Patton was an avid pit bull lover who wrote of Willie, My bull pup took to me like a duck to water. He is 15 months old, pure white except for a little lemin [sic] on his tail, which to a cursory glance would seem to indicate that he had not used toilet paper Willie accompanied the commander everywhere and even had his own set of dog tags. The famously gruff general was so enamored of the dog, he even threw him a birthday party.
This picture was taken after Pattons death in an automobile accident in 1945. Willie lived out his years with Pattons widow and daughters. Willie is also memorialized standing next to his master in a bronze statue at the General Patton Memorial Museum outside of Indio, California.
There’s a guy at the local dog park who has a black lab named gauge. I don’t know if it’s being a black lab, or the way he just flaps his jaws with the other people and ignores what his dog is doing—but that certainly doesn’t help. His black lab will go apes-— on all the other dogs, and of course this guy only happens to look up when one of the other dogs finally gets fed up and snaps back.
who remembers “tabitha soren?”
Anything remotely related to animals became a threadjack and would have her anti-animal abuse posts in it. For instance some bus drives off a cliff and 10 people die. The tabitha soren response would be “_____ animals killed every day and no one cares.”
Eventually any thread was fair game and I think that screen name went bye bye
In my experience, it depends upon the dog and what he's used to. We have always trained our dogs to get a treat when a small child puts a finger in the dog's eye or pulls his tail. Every German Shepherd we've ever owned has actually provoked kids into pushing and kicking him just so he could run over to the fridge for a reward.
My prayers are with this family. Surely they must have seen some sign of this dog's aggression toward their child.
I've met lots of nice pit bulls. Can't say the same for lots of those little yappy terriers.
Before she married, my daughter bought a cute black puppy. This dog turned out to be the size of a small horse. A great big Great Dane, the largest I have seen personally.
That dog lived with her and protected her, later her and her husband, and later from their first girl all the the way through their third daughter.
He lived with them, the babies grew up with him, and he with them, I guess. Long story short, extremely tolerant, forgiving and loving dog to the girls and family, and fiercely (I mean very fiercely protective of the family in total, of the girls in particular). The dog never once bared his teeth to any of them.
Sure there are exceptions, but if you spend some time with your dog, you know what kind you've got.
Voice of reason bump
you ever notice you dont hear about poodles mauling anyone to death?
it could be the breed. not how they are raised
Haha. Good one.
Pitbulls are the moslems of the animal world. They are perfectly nice, until they kill someone.
This animal killed the youngest member of it’s own pack! Bet the parent(s?) are glad they bought this breed now.
Dogs in the USA occupy the same position as cows in India.
I think that “Willie “ was a bull terrier. A different breed from a pit bull. Perhaps some freeper can help me out if I am wrong .
While I’m not personally a fan of pit bulls I do not believe it is fair to condemn the entire breed. My uncle worked at our local SPCA for 20+ years and maintained that poodles were the most consistently vicious dogs he ever encountered and the only one that ever bit him.
We have two large white shepherds. When we had our first son, they went outside and our children are highly supervised around them.
Dogs are decedents of wolves and pack animals.
The sometimes act as such.
"The most common of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. It is the chief occupation of mankind" H. L. Mencken
If your sister had to escape her play pen to pester the dog it sounds like your mother was smart enough to keep them separated when your sister was very small. The problem I have is many people now have babies and toddlers and large dogs interacting with little or no adult supervision- as to how the child treats the dogs or what a dog’s instinct might be to pain or fear.
I think what you described is what most dogs do when small children pester them, most don’t lash out at the child. Also as you described it your mother kept the separation between baby/toddler and large dog so your sister was not allowed to pester that dog on a hourly/daily basis which might have made a difference. Another point is had the dog reacted badly it would have been a big deal just due to size difference.
My first test on that dog would be to see if it was bulletproof.
I have had no experience with labs, but still would not trust them with small children and by that I mean babies and toddlers. Every baby I have ever seen has to be taught to be kind to animals; by instinct they are not kind, probably see the family dog as another toy not realizing it has feelings. During that baby/toddler stage when children are learning not to be mean to animals I think it is very risky to have them around big dogs of any breed unless an adult is right there hands on managing the encounter.
I have seen really nice gentle dogs react badly to fear and pain and babies and toddlers can dish out both so to me it is just not a combination to trust. It only takes one time of dog biting child for it to end badly with the size difference.
I have been around really good, nice large dogs that are indeed part of the family and never bared their teeth to any family member, we have owned many. I still stand by my belief that babies and toddlers and large dogs should be separated unless there is hands on adult supervision. The size difference means if that dog does get aggressive with that child- even once the results can be horrific.
Maybe part of my belief is from the fact that we always had horses and big dogs and my mother was very aware of the fact that horses and large dogs can do major damage to a small child. Interactions with horses and large dogs was treated the same by my mother- it just didn’t happen without an adult directly supervising every moment of the encounter. Our horses and dogs were really nice too, but the size difference meant if anything happened accident or other reaction of the animal the result was not going to be good.
Throughout my life we have owned many large dogs, none of them ever showed any aggression to a child- me or any other child. It was just always instilled in me that the size difference meant if things do go wrong they will be really wrong. My mother was adamant that big dogs and small children need direct adult supervision until dogs are adjusted to children and children learn how to treat animals and I have always thought that was a good idea as well.
I have heard more and more stories of dogs mauling babies and toddlers and I think back it just didn’t seem to happen years ago. I never knew anyone that had a child mauled/seriously bitten by the family dog. I know several it has happened to in the past few years, not just in stories but personally know a couple- not deaths thank goodness but serious bites.
People used to have more common sense about babies, toddlers and dogs. Our dogs were trained to mind, respect people, not to beg and my parents spent time teaching us to treat animals with respect and kindness and until they felt dog and child had been properly trained interactions were directly supervised.
That is not what I see happen now, and even reading many of these “dog mauls toddler” stories it amazes me. Details are usually few, but I have been to homes where babies/toddlers and large dogs are wandering around both are unsupervised- have seen dogs no one bothered to train and children no one is teaching to be kind to animals- then to top it off child is alternating between torturing the dog and packing around snacks at mouth level to the dog. To me this creates a pack situation and at some point dog decides to be leader of the pack.
We had a male black lab when our third child was born. He was about 2 at the time, so at that doggie age when they can be unpredictable. But this dog, RIP, was a gentle as could be. We have lots of pictures of him sleeping next to the baby on the baby blanket on the floor, with her using him as a pillow, etc. What a great dog he was.
You are so correct.
When my husband was a very little boy, he was in his backyard, being watched by his older brother and the family German Shepherd. While the brother’s back was turned, an older kid threw a rock at my little toddler husband and hit him in the head. Hearing him cry, my mother-in-law ran outside. She found her youngest son with a blood-covered head and their Shepherd on top of the little SOB who threw the rock. That dog went after him like a streak and brought him down.
Afterwards, the dog was classified as vicious and they had to get rid of him. A damned shame, if you ask me.
[[I don’t really believe pitbull are vicious.]]
Most victims of pit bull attacks/maulings never beleived they were vicious either- These dogs are bred for combat- it’s i ntheir DNA- even if they seem calm- at any point htye could explode and you NEVER know what might set them off-
I took care of bison, and for them ost part, they were very calm- BUT you could NEVER turn your back o nthem even if you ‘made friends’ with them and if they seemed docile- I also knew a nieghbor who owned bison and two years ago, after havign been aroudn htem all his life, was gored through the stomach by what he felt was a harmless pet- He survived by was horribly disfigued-
Timothy treadwell felt he ‘knew’ grizzlies- coudl trust them, could gain their trust- he even exposed his naieve girlfriend to them and bnoth of them paid for their ignorance with their lives
[[My uncle worked at our local SPCA for 20+ years and maintained that poodles were the most consistently vicious dogs he ever encountered and the only one that ever bit him.]]
This is what’s caleld anectdotal evidence- many other peopel can attest ot the breed goign berserk for no reason- there are several breeds mroe susceptible to this- shepperds, poodles, rotwielers,pinchers, and many others- soem are much more docile- howeve3r ALL are capable of goign bad- soem just more so than others-
Its not a matter of fairness. Not whatsoever......stop trying to minimize the threat of pit bulls in polite society.
Vicious Poodles????? Lolololol.....the miniature/toy ones have attitude, but vicious....the difference between a poodle snap/nip and a Pit Bull bite forms a wide gulf....one that even Evil Kneviel couldn’t jump over......
The poodle’s snap is an irritation/annoyance....the pit bull’s bite a medical and/or life threatening event......
You’re talking apples and oranges.
In developing the breed almost all sporting breeds i.e. labs, poodles, setters, pointers, etc. breeding animals were selected for nose, eyesight, endurance, and temperament. Vicious dogs never survived the cull they were expected to be household “family” dogs.....besides almost all sporting dogs have a bred in “soft” mouth to minimize any damage to the meat of any game taken...bird dogs don’t bite down hard because they can’t....they haven’t the jaw muscles for it....Bidibility/sociability was a very desirable trait in these breeds......they are 99.9% more likely to expend their lives protecting a child’s life than taking a child’s life.....
Unlike you with your Sheppard’s, I often get neighbors coming over so that their children can play with my German Shorthaired Pointers. The kids love petting, chasing, and rough housing with them without a single worry from mom.....Can you say the same for any pit bull? or even a working breed like yours?
The breed development of the fighting breeds was quite the opposite with endurance, aggression, and jaw strength prime considerations for breeding dogs....Pits do not fit the standard definition/understanding of “companion animals.” Quite the opposite......they are essentially social psychopaths and were intentionally bred to be just that......to argue otherwise is decisional...
No matter how well raised a Pit Bull is, or how “safe” you think it is, you never know when it will revert to its bred-in traits. It can and does happen in the blink of an eye with disastrous results for all involved. You read about it all the time in the papers or see it on TV......don’t be naïve....
Note that domestic dogs do not in the main come from wolf stock.....if you allow dogs to breed indiscriminately they will revert back to their origins in a few generations......~25-40 lbs, medium sized with short yellow coats..... you see the type often in third world countries.....
It is amazing the extent that dog owners are willing to practice self deception. "It's not the breed, it's the owner." being one of the favorite lies they actually believe. It's funny how you can visually see that dogs can be bred for any number of physical characteristics, but the dog lovers refuse to believe that agressivness is a breed characteristic.
dog bite fatalities '79 - '98
Pit bulls are terriers........