Skip to comments.Pit Bull Mauls Child To Death In Union City
Posted on 06/18/2013 8:37:44 PM PDT by Arthurio
UNION CITY (CBS SF) A six-year old boy was mauled to death by a pit bull at a home in Union City Monday morning, according to Union City police.
Fire crews and an ambulance were called to an address on Elizabeth Way about 11 a.m. Monday morning.
The victim, identified as Dixon resident Nephi Selu, was taken to Stanford Hospital where neighbors of the family say the boy died.
Police said the boy was visiting relatives and had been playing with the dog in the backyard when the dog attacked him, biting him on the top of his head. The boy may have tried to climb onto the animals back, according to police.
The dog was taken to the Tri-City Animal Shelter in Fremont and will be held for a 10-day quarantine, police said.
The dogs owner was distraught but was cooperating with the investigation, police said. The owner told police that the dog has never bitten anyone before.
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My Glock doesn’t go off even if I slap it.
That dog would never make it quarantine.
I cut its defective head off right there and then.
How many instances like these must occur before people wise up and separate those damned pit bulls from their children??
“The dog was taken to the Tri-City Animal Shelter in Fremont and will be held for a 10-day quarantine, police said.”
Why not just shoot the fricking beast?
Maybe better, lock it in a box with 10,000 fleas and let it die a slow death.
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Yeah, but you know with those 10 days there will be rallies to save the damned dog.
Appaarently if pit bulls are bred properly this **** doesn’t happen, but it’s probably something like 1% of them being bred properly any more. They need to put the entire breed down.
I would drop some steaks laced with hemlock into his pen.
Luv the graphic!
I agree. It seems like once a week someone is getting mauled to death by one or more of these damn dogs. The owners also need to go to jail for a long, long time.
The breed should be made extinct.
...never bit anyone before...
well that should make things all better.
“The owner told police that the dog has never bitten anyone before.”
There is a point in every pit bulls life where that is true.
And then there is a point where it all changes.
The damned things are dangerous. They should not be around kids and vice-versa.
That’s a pit bull?
I said the same thing in another thread and was roundly criticized for it. I stand by your sentiment.
what really reduces the chances greatly is getting the dogs fixed when they hit sexual maturity. applying common sense with any dog, especially breeds wth obvious, known abilities to snap unpredictably, it critical.
Another 'broken record' quote.. This skipping record leaves a lot of dead children (and adults) in its wake.
Darn poodles again.
Union City police say it was simply a terrible accident. They were called to the house on Elizabeth Way yesterday in the middle of the day. Six-year-old Nephi Seiu had been playing with eight other children in the backyard while adult members of the families were inside the home when was he attacked by the family pit bull.
“Somehow during the course of horse play it appears the young man might have tried to ride the dog’s back or, you know, engage in some sort of horse play with the dog and the dog bit him,” Union City Police Department Cmdr. Ben Horner said.
The boy was treated at the scene by eight emergency medical responders and then transported to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Family members said they had the dog for two years. It belonged to an uncle, who is a San Mateo police officer.
A lawyer hired by the department to support the family said the uncle ran outside immediately.
“He removed the dog from the child, without an incident, the dog let loose of the child right away,” Michael Rains said.
Nephi’s aunt said she never saw the dog display any aggressive behavior.
“He played with kids, very obedient, he was never allowed in the house, stayed right at the door, so we never had any problems with him at all, took him around with us, my kids loved him,” Iona Keanaaina said.
The dog, a pit bull mix, was transported to the Tri-City Animal Shelter and is being held for routine 10 day quarantine. Police say the results of their investigation will determine its fate. A preliminary investigation determined that the owner of the dog was in compliance with anti-rabies inoculation and licensing requirements.
Nice, but this is nicer:
Why the h*ll would you go to the bother to quarantine that animal? Cut off its head and look for rabies that way. Good grief.
As often as the stupid drones voting for the libtards. It will take some time.
Ping to Chet99, where ever he may be.
Poor Chet. He took so much flaming here..but he was right.
Not in print. This is stuff I hear from people who’ve owned pit bulls, but I find it believable. Again so long as the fighting dogs were bred properly they were safe for humans to handle, but over 90% of such dogs are now being bred by idiot and ****oles, and the whole breed needs to be deep-sixed and eliminated. You can’t justify the risk to the public on the basis of such a small minority of dogs.
A six year old and a dog should not be alone together, most especially if they are unfamiliar with each other.
People are so foolish, I’ll never get over how stupid they are so often.
I hear the dog’s owner was a cop,,,
Wonder why he didnt shoot his own dog?