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Posted on 12/14/2013 5:38:30 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist
JARALES, N.M. (KRQE) - A pit bull attacked and killed the woman who owned it at her home in Jarales Friday afternoon.
The Valencia County Sheriff's Office reports the 41-year-old woman had 12 dogs and was in a pen breaking ice in a water dish. Something set the pit bull off, and it mauled her.
When the woman's son came home and found her body, he shot and killed thedog.
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Maybe her problem was having 12 dogs?
Is that supposed to be funny.
Another mere coincidence involving a pit bull..
Dogs of Peace.
Dogs don’t kill people, Pit Bulls do!
“When the woman’s son came home and found her body, he shot and killed thedog.”
Guess that dog learned his lesson. What about the other 11?
Something tells me there is more than meets the eye in this story. It mentions that animal control confiscated the other 11 dogs. Why? One wonders if these dogs were abused, neglected, being trained to be vicious, etc.
Reminds me of the dum ho on TV who got her face riped thinking ahe was so womanly understanding of the dog.
No details, but evidently she kept the pit bull in a pen. And probably the other dogs, too.
I don’t know if she was raising them to sell, or what. But dogs don’t like to be penned up like that. It’s certainly no way to treat a pet.
Given the nature of any animal it will revert to its most natural state given the opportunity. A pit bull bred to kill is going to kill in a distressed state. The others are smarter enuf to just wait for a turn at the leavings.
“Dogs dont kill people, Pit Bulls do!”
Pit Bulls don’t kill people, people who own Pit Bulls kill people. Oh, wait ....
Dogs are great. Not every dog is wonderful. In fact, some are deranged.
I wonder if these owners are getting these dogs high on crack cocaine or something? There is something that is tweaking these dogs to behave like flesh eating zombies high on bath salts.
“people who own Pit Bulls kill people. Oh, wait”
How about this....People that own Pit Bulls are mentally deranged.
Well, from watching the video, the pen does not look inhumane or too confining - a large dog run.
What about the other 11 dogs? Pretty simple for the son to notice which dogs had blood on their muzzle - so the other 11 non pit bulls live another day.
Newscasts usually note poor conditions or dog-fight type suspicions but not in this case - instead the news says police are wondering if she was operating a shelter or if these were her pets. Either a shelter or 12 pets is probably not legal at her residence (shelter without a permit?) so I can understand why animal control would collect the dogs. Also, because her son won’t be in much shape to be adopting dogs out right now.
I don’t see anything “not quite right” about this story. Pits want to lead the pack and pits are bred to kill and their kill style is attack-without-warning. We’ve seen so many of these stories bout pits it’s no surprise anymore. According to stats, of the people pits kill, the majority adults in their prime (not just the weak, young, elderly etc.) Puppy wants a challenge, eh?
I found this story, http://blog.dogsbite.org/2013/07/beyond-the-interview-essay-of-a-fatal-pit-bull-mauling.html, very moving (father writes that believing the pit bulls are misunderstood myth is what cost his son’s life)
LOL!! Best laugh of the evening; thanks!
Maybe it's because she was dead and they had no owner anymore?
Dog fighting is far more common than people think and pit bulls are the breed of choice. Puppies are also easy sell in the same communities that like to fight dogs.
I don’t know what was going on here, but 12 dogs of any kind seems excessive to me. Bad way to die.
Here’s the problem, a large dog can get the better of you. Not just pit bulls, but shepards and dobermans and others. That’s why I’m still afraid of dogs and wouldn’t have a large one like those.
EEE, this question has nothing to do with you, but who was the guy on FR who used to post pit bull stories until JimRob got sick of him?
Well...I can’t laugh at the weather...five degrees, snow, howling winds.
“Maybe it’s because she was dead and they had no owner
There you go again... spoiling a good conspiracy with logic.
Dogs are dogs. There are a few breeds that are more likely to attack their owners and many would be surprised with which breeds are most responsible.
I would NOT like to be on the receiving end of a (real) Pit Bull. I've had to protect myself from an attacking Wheaton Terrier. Wasn't fun, but I ONLY suffered a deeply gashed and broken right hand thumb.
I'm sad to say, but at least no other people outside of the owner were harmed.
Man....it was on the tip of my tongue but then I remembered Willie and his train fetish and now I can’t remember anything else.
That would be the ‘late, lamented’ Chet99. His spirit still lingers in these pit bull threads...
I believe he was booted on a thread for trashing Palin. It wasn't a pitbull thread.
Chet 99, I’ll still occasionally ping him to one of these pit bull threads just for old time’s sake...
I had never seen the dogsbite.org site. Pretty hard to argue with the death stats they post. My children will not be near a pit bull.
There is so much not in this pathetic excuse for reporting. 5 grossly inadequate lines of *information* and everyone is waving torches and pitchforks.
Let’s see, 12 dogs??
Uh, she’s breaking the ice on the water dish? What the hell was she doing to the dog? Or does anyone here give a damn. It’s a pit bull, that makes it OK to torture it? Any of the deep thinkers here consider that there’s a cause and effect when sick people abuse dogs?
Anyone out there capable of critical thinking? Have I wandered into a trap door into the Huffington Post?
Really sad story. My brother-in-law, a cop, had to kill a pit recently that was in the process of eating some unfortunate teenager. The kid lived, but just barely.
No, that's not really the axiom. Guns don't jump up and rip throats out. Sure, there are "gentler" breeds that are responsible for more biting incidents. Labs probably bite more kids than most breeds. But that's a bite... Or a nip after an hour of being tortured by some little darling hanging on to his tail and whacking him in the balls with a plastic bat. As troubling as such a bite may be... It's just not the same as a dog who's whole ancestral history has been about fighting and killing. Not biting. -killing-. A lab will bite a hand, but a pit will tear a throat out. The difference is not subtle.
My Pit Bull/Dalmation Mix is the sweetest, gentle dog (and most intelligent) Dog that I have ever met. She has the jaws of well..she cold bit your arm in half. She just wouldn’t want to unless a person was breaking in to hurt us.
It’s all how you treat and raise them..
On a side note:You might find this of interest.
But they are such a nice breed of dogs....(not)
People just have to look and see what is actually happening. The facts are easy to see, over and over again.
A very long read, but worth the time.
Very sad story. Hindsight is always easy, but the set up should have been more closely looked at. The Babysitter had the two pit bulls and two Chinchillas who were caged nearby. Just maybe, the scent of the little rodents wafted over to the baby , and since the pits could not get into the chinchilla cage, they generalized, and attacked the child as though he was one of the Chinchillas. Too many animals roaming free should be a warning, especially if the pack includes Pit Bulls. The Cops should NOT EVER have allowed the dad to see his baby son in that condition. No, I wont describe it here.
Here is some critical thinking: she was alone with the dogs, and they aren’t telling what she was doing.
Yes, Pit bulls are often trained to be vicious. Perhaps bred to be vicious now too. I’ve heard that they started out being nice enough dogs. Nothing’s as vicious, in my opinion, as stupid nasty people.
You’re basically right. They can seem quite normal but they have an unpredictable violent side that is genetic.
Had one walk by me when I was playing my guitar in a park. It was tense encounter because whatever I was doing triggered that violent streak.
Tigers can be sweet to, but they are still wild in their genes.
By the statistics, pit bulls have a violent streak that is much more easily triggered than other dog breeds.
???? All I know is that my dog is gentle (even with my other dog that takes her food/toys).
Sure she barks at other dogs walking down the street with their masters, but don’t they all do that?
Part of my point.
I note that there is crap all information in the "article", that everyone rushes to their conclusions. But, because the dog involved is a pit bull, I will be castigated for suggesting that people actually should have a bare minimum of facts before going berserk.
IOW, the point I am making is NOT about the dog. It's about all the times people here go off full blast based on minimal information. I've seen the same thing on any number of hot button subjects. That's what I mean by critical thinking. Take the words pit bull out of this 5 line piece of sterling journalism and most of the posters in this thread would be saying, not enough info.
Yepper on the “dog in a box.”
My inlaws mosly refuse to talk with me as regards treating dogs as if they were livestock.
Smart critters do not deserve confinement!
Lots more to this story.