Skip to comments.15-year-old recovering from 100 puncture wounds after pit bull puppies attack
Posted on 07/10/2013 10:15:58 PM PDT by Arthurio
NORTHEAST HARRIS COUNTY, Texas -- A 15-year-old old girl is recovering from more than 100 puncture wounds on one leg and slashes on the other after a vicious dog attack in her own backyard.
Deputies said her own two pit bull puppies turned on her in an instant.
It happened around 1:30 p.m. in the 12000 block of N. San Circle Drive. According to investigators, the teenager was giving the puppies food and water when they lunged at her.
The two 8-month-old dogs had the girl pinned on the ground and were reportedly biting her repeatedly.
Family members were able to pry the aggressive pets off of Kasandra Benavides before things got worse.
She was screaming, Im going to die, said neighbor Lucero Almazan.
Benavides was rushed to Memorial Hermann Hospital where doctors stitched her up. Doctors expect itll be a while before she can walk again.
Shes got a lot of pain, explained father Juan Ruiz. I dont want these dogs back to my house.
The girls father Juan Ruiz said his daughter helped raise the puppies since they were four weeks old. He claims the dogs have never displayed any signs of aggression.
A neighbor, who wants to remain anonymous, has a different take on things.
Those two dogs killed the neighbors dog, said the neighbor.
The neighbor claims these same two pit bulls recently killed a shih tzu in their mobile home community.
We were all startled, and I was concerned for the safety our children, she said.
The two pit bulls are now in quarantine at Harris County Animal Control.
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25 years ago I never saw any of them, now whenever I go walking in the city some lowlife is walking one or more of them.
Where’s a cop when you need him?
Detaining a donut.
Can’t speak for Animals, the human kind, have done to the breed but here is some info:
I don’t defend the dogs that did this, but the entire breed should not be condemned.
>> What is it with these dogs?
shooting a golden retreiver that looked at him wrong.
They are actually peaceful misunderstood puppy wuppy dogs - the Muslims of the dog world.
Pit bulls - very destructive breed. My dog was nearly killed by a pit bull a few months ago. The vet said that pit bulls at the dog park pretty much keep the emergency vet clinics in business.
A pit bull may not show any signs of aggression, until it does. And when it does, it can be life altering.
No that is being facetious, they are animals, the product of breeding and environment. Any dog or animal can be bred to vicious. The Russians bred, I think minks, one group bred to be very aggressive and the other to be very timid. With the aggressive group they could hardly get near the cages. All I’m saying is that individual people destroy individual lines within a breed, it is not that the breed is inherently bad.
The PitBull Mafia will be here soon lol
I don't condemn the breed, but I do recognize that they were originally bred to have the aggressive hunter killer instincts most of them exhibit.
In my view the so-called Pit Bull terrier is an exotic breed of animal that is only marginally suitable for ordinary domestic ownership. I'm of the opinion that they should be kept in the same way that people keep other dangerous animals, that is, under strict regulatory guidelines, permitting, kenneling, etc.
They did everything wrong, right out of the gate.
Four weeks old is -too young-, no matter the breed and they created monsters with littermate syndrome.
The dogs will *always* be “us against you”.
Check the history of Pitbulls in America before you make a statement like that. The pit bull terrier was THE family dog in America in 20’s 30’s and even into the forties, but I’m guessing your not old enough to remember The Little Rascals or Spanky and Our Gang. The Pit bull Terrierier is not an exotic breed by any stretch of the imagination. And I and my Mastador interact with at least five or six every time we go to the dog park. And the biggest trouble makers I have had to deal with are small dogs that start fights, not the Pit Bulls.
Yep. If you take on the responsibility of a dog, you need to take the time to learn how to raise and train it *right*.
A breed is not a living animal. It is perfectly safe and reasonable to conclude that the breed is genetically defective, and terminate it by simply neutering all the present dogs that are part of that breed. You don't need to kill the dogs, unless they ask for it. Just don't make more of them. Dogs' lifespan is short enough, and dogs are not going to worry about the future of their breed. Even humans largely don't worry about their own species...
Otherwise one would be able to ask a perfectly valid question: how many human children would a proponent of the breed be willing to feed to the dogs, just to keep a certain set of angry genes around? Is the breed valuable in some unique way, outside of dogfighting? What does the humanity gain from this breed? (It's already obvious what it is losing.)
I’ve found that all dogs have their own personality. At the moment, I only have 3 dogs. A full pit named “puppy”, a 1/2 rott 1/4 pit 1/4 healer named “squirt” and his mom 1/2 pit 1/2 healer named “shitty.”
Puppy is the mellowest. She got her name because at one time she was the puppy.
Squirt reacts to everything around and was named because at one time he was the smallest but no more.
Shitty, she’s my mean one. She got her name because she’d always sneak into another room and shit. We knew it was her but could never catch until one day out the corner of my eye I caught her and since then she’s never crapped again.
Shitty is in the house 24/7 except to crap and pee. The other 2 are outside all day and brought in at night.
My dogs have never socialized with outside dogs or people and probably would bite but it is my responsibility to control them.
Puppy, the full pit is overly friendly to people she knows but either way as an owner it is my responsibility to keep them confined and away from strangers and other dogs.
Apparently some people can’t manage that.
Pit bulls were not bred to ‘attack’ anything.
They were created to grab and hold dangerous livestock so that the drover/farmer was kept safe from.
No one would create a dog who would damage/injure their expensive livestock by ‘attacking’ it.
I can’t understand why people won’t bother to look up the histories of any breed of dog.
People did to this them and people should pay the price.
Dumb animals should not suffer for the sins of trash humans.
FYI, the *only* breed ‘created to attack people’ are Dobermanns.
Forty years with ‘em and I’ve never even had a nip.
Not from ‘well bred show kennel dogs’ *or* the dozens of rescues from God-knows-where that I rehabilitated for adoption.
As a teen, I spent my summer days lounging in my back yard with two *intact* males who never misbehaved.
During my rescue years, I’d have 3 or 4 Dobes wandering freely in the house, every one of them coexisting with the other, peacefully.
*I* did that.
*I* made the difference.
This video says it all.
A moron is goading a bull and suffers the consequences and some dog he doesn’t even know saves his sorry ass.
If not for that gutsy little dog doing what he was born to do, he’d be -dead-.
Good job tending your dogs but you seriously need help with picking names.
“Dogs were bred to serve man”
It’s a cookbook, you know.
The two pit bulls are now in quarantine at Harris County Animal Control.
Send them to Washington, D.C. President You Didn't Build That can have his cooks turn them into soup.
If YDBT happens to be in a mood for more refined delicacies, maybe someone could drop off the puppies at Planned Parenthood. I assume murdering babies is much more emotionally rewarding than killing puppies, but perhaps some "choice" lover is anxious for something to slaughter while waiting for her baby to cross the 20-week mark.
Thanks for the information! So far all I see is that it's just one person doing what she thinks is right. Let's give them a few years and see if these, better trained dogs buck the trend.
yea but she got her name 9 yrs ago. Sadly I have a 5 yr old grandaughter who hasn’t yet learned that’s a bad work.
I’m not sure how I’ll explain that one away. I guess like always, I’ll speak the truth and tell her how she got the name and explain that people don’t say that word in public.
Start calling the dog “Smitty”.
The dog won’t notice and your little girl won’t yell out her real name in public, some day.
All these years my understanding was that Dobies had been bred to be obedient to their master's commands. That did not necessarily include attacking people (although it might).
I have had three sitting shoulder to shoulder, all doing the "innocent look" with a word. Great breed.
That’s just one of *many*.
Didn’t know you wanted them all listed.
They’re big in search and rescue, service/support dogs, bomb/drug dogs, the cops are using them now and many are helping -truly- rehabilitate convicts.
Pits from the pound are given to the prisoners and they become totally responsible for the dog’s training and care.
The recidivism rate for the guys who are in the program is remarkably low.
Love them or hate them, there’s no way around the fact that “pits” are incredibly smart and easily trainable dogs.
[too bad the moron owners don’t take more advantage of that]
Little dog syndrome?
Sal, u right, I read that too.
Pits really can be good dogs.
They’re were cobbled together by a tax collector who had a lot of enemies.
One of the reasons that the police have stopped using them is that they are too independent.
Yes, they are very obedient..but not blindly so like other breeds.
You cannot tell one to run through a wall of fire just because you say so.
They “think” and if they think their owner is asking for something stupid or lethal, they won’t do it.
In a personal protection dog, independent thought is invaluable.
Suppose I think somebody is a good person but the dog knows otherwise?
What good is the dog if it only obeys my commands when I’m incapable of judging the true intentions of somebody ‘bad’?
I have had this exact scenario occur several times with my dogs.
The last was with Odin in WV and a dapper old man who, later, proved to be creepy and sinister.
I apologized for Odin’s ‘bad behavior’ at first but 5 minutes later, I understood why the dog was wanting to eat the old creep.
In 1980, I was sitting on the hood of my car eating fast food in a McD’s parking lot with my friend when a guy in a car pulled up.
All he said was “Hello, ladies” and my Dobe who was leashed to bumper lunged right into the guy’s window, snapping his pricey chrome martingale collar into pieces and going Cujo on him.
Totally freaked me out because the dog was highly trained and ‘bullet proof’.
The guy took off like a bat out of hell with the dog stull chasing him.
The next day, were talking to a local cop and found out that a guy matching his description was cruising the area, snatching girls out of parking lots and raping them.
I certainly didn’t know that about him...but the dog did.
They are the best breed, ever.
Every dog can be a really good dog...if they have a really good owner.
Most of the time, they can still be pretty good dogs in spite of having stupid owners.
My 20 pound Portuguese Podengo Medio is the boss of the house.
The 100 pound Dobe dances to her tune.
Normally he sleeps on my sofa and she on the other sofa but when she hops into “his spot”, he stands under my laptop cart with his head on my knee, pitifully moaning his misery to me in the hope that I’ll tell her to vacate.
He doesn’t dare try to inhabit “his space” when she’s occupying it.
I wish other owners would keep and control their own dogs. I live in the country and many just let their dogs roam around plus out where I live seems to be a good place to drop their dog off rather than at the pound.
Sal, that was funny.
Is the little one older and was the dobie a pup around the little one.
I live in the boonies too and rarely see dogs roaming.
People are respectful here.
[that, and we have laws that let people shoot any dogs harassing livestock...it makes you very “polite”]
I, also, think as a multiple dog owner my whole life, you pic up ques.
For example, if you just fed your dog some delicious mush, would you be stupid enough to get down on all fours and try to get a bite. I don’t think so
That very well could have been what happened.
I can take anything from my dogs anytime I want to.
From the beginning, they were taught that I am alpha and everything is mine, on loan to them and may be reclaimed at will, just because I feel like it.
I have taken half-eaten raw steaks from Odin’s mouth in mid-chew and he just sighs, gives it up, sits down and waits to see if I’m going to give it back..or not.
All dogs, big or small can and should be trained to accept and respect the owner’s wishes, capricious or not.
And, odds are, you’re sadly right.
*Lots* of dog bites happen because somebody inadvertently triggers a reaction based on misunderstood ‘body language’.
Letting kids “hug” dogs horrifies me.
Dogs interpret “hugs” as pretty serious dominance behavior.
[I know I’m a PITA about this stuff and not everybody has the time or desire to devote to dog training/behavior stuff but in a perfect world, if more people did, we’d not be reading about kids and old folks being savaged by improperly trained dogs]
I’ll tell ya this, Don’t ever own a wolf/dog.
I had the most docile very large German Rott fixed male and was given a wolf/dog puppy. He looked 100% wolf he was beautiful but that was the only thing beautiful about him. He was a wild animal for sure. Twice he attacked my Rott the one time my adult son grabbed him in a head lock and after that day he could never go near him. I was the only one who could go near him and feed him. He was a huge huge liability waiting to happen. I fretted putting him down for over a year. I was deathly afraid he’d kill someone.
I told the pound listen you’ve got to come get him because even at that point now even I couldn’t go near him. I told the guy who came don’t let his beauty fool you, you need to put him down.
We have a rodeo arena about a mile down the road and one day this girl about 14 was riding her horse down the street, I guess getting the horse ready for the barrel races. The wolf/dog was going so absolutely ballistic that I was physically praying to God he wouldn’t get loose.
Funny that he is instinctively hostile toward anyone wearing a uniform (don't know about military, yet--Postman, UPS, Fed Ex, Police, Sheriff Dept., etc.)
He isn't the first I have had who is that way, either, although I have never encouraged nor taught it.
Perhaps a few hours in a room with a disapproving doberman will prompt them to desire to shed their ignorance.
Offender: “I couldn’t take it any longer; the more I justified to the dog how I never trained Fifi, how I gave her treats for ‘looking adorable’, and how I even carried Fifi in my purse, the more the doberman glared at me contemptibly. Have you ever been glared at contemptibly by a doberman? It’s a most dehumanizing experience?”
(Hmmm...me thinks a disapproving doberman will be in contact with me shortly to express its disapproval of my proposal. ;) )
Perhaps you should review the last ten or twenty years of attacks and killings by pit bulls in America before you act like someone's offended your mother.
I know about the history of pit bulls in America. I also know that they were originally bred by European farmers to hunt and kill rodents. They're simply more naturally aggressive than other breeds of canines, and no amount of denial and angry retorts is going to change that.
Your logic is utter nonsense. It is not ‘cruel’ to sterilize a dog. There is nothing ‘heartless’ about not allowing one to continue breading. If that was true then 90% of pet owners would be animal abusers. There are flawed breeds. They were made by humans and humans are fallible. A dog breed has no feelings or life of it’s own. Stopping the creation of more of them is morally neutral act.
Perhaps some people put on an attitude with the uniform?
Odin is not one for categorizing.
He dislikes individuals and there doesn’t seem to be a pattern.
I was concerned he might be a ‘white dog’ based on the first few reactions he had to black guys as a youngster but then he turned around and went goofy-happy over a very nice black gentleman and his young son in PetCo one day.
Loved ‘em both to bits and did all his ‘stupid pet tricks’ for the adoring little boy.
He seems to be more inclined to judge solely on the individual person and no other [obvious to me] criteria.
You make less sense then I can believe, you continue to want to blame the breed instead of the people responsible. Using your logic we should sterilize every gangbanger or violent person so as to eliminate gangbangers and violent people. Let’s just agree that we will never agree on this and let it go. Good luck and God speed, i’m done.
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