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Woman seriously injured after being attacked by pit bulls while jogging
KTRK ^ | March 05, 2014 | Jessica Willey

Posted on 03/06/2014 6:35:19 PM PST by george76

HOUSTON - A woman is in in the hospital with very serious injuries after being viciously attacked by two dogs in southeast Houston.

The victim, Monica Garza, is at Memorial Hermann Hospital Southeast. Her brother says she is stable and responding well to treatment and alive because of what he says is one man's selfless act.

Charles Jordan has some injuries to show for his heroics. But they are nothing compared to what Garza endured.

"They told us, 'I think she has 56 bites,'"

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One had her by the arm and the other had her by the leg and they were just pulling her apart," he said.

The 63-year-old immediately tried to get between Garza, an avid runner, and the two pit bulls. They were unrelenting.

"I just kept kicking that dog and kicking that dog and it wasn't going to stop," said Jordan. "It was determined to get to that girl."

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: doggieping; pitbull; pitbulls

1 posted on 03/06/2014 6:35:19 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Guys got guts, too bad he wasnt armed.


2 posted on 03/06/2014 6:39:26 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: george76
In the 9-year period from 2005 to 2013, pit bulls killed 176 Americans and accounted for 62% of the total recorded deaths (283). Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers accounted for 74% of these deaths
3 posted on 03/06/2014 6:44:05 PM PST by FReepaholic (Stupidity is not a crime, so you're free to go.)
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To: FReepaholic
If my neighbor brought in one of these dogs, I would make it my business to destroy it.
4 posted on 03/06/2014 6:47:50 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: FReepaholic
The Truth Behind Dogsbite.org
5 posted on 03/06/2014 6:51:08 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: george76

There are people who love their pit, many don’t know what a pit is.
Pit bulls were bread for one thing - fighting in a pit.
Until the look is kept and the instinct is bred out they will continue to be ....
It is NOT their fault, it just is they way it is,


6 posted on 03/06/2014 6:51:27 PM PST by svcw (Not 'hope and change' but 'dopes in chains')
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To: george76

I’m all for less government and fewer laws but the argument that pit bulls are dangerous because of bad owners just doesn’t sit right with me.

They kill and maim many people every year, it seems more so than other breeds and even some of their owners.


7 posted on 03/06/2014 6:51:41 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: george76
One of the dogs was with its owners but not on a leash. That dog owner was cited. The other dog was by itself.

Right. So, one unleashed pit, who is with its owner, just so happens to meet up with a "solo" pit. Sure, that sounds plausible.

8 posted on 03/06/2014 6:52:47 PM PST by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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To: george76

I carry a weapon just for this purpose when I walk my dog.


9 posted on 03/06/2014 6:55:26 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: aMorePerfectUnion

so will the left ban pitbulls next?


10 posted on 03/06/2014 6:58:19 PM PST by Cruz_West_Paul2016
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To: george76

gotta jog armed. there are nice shirts for snugly holding a weapon and extras.


11 posted on 03/06/2014 7:06:48 PM PST by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: george76

12 posted on 03/06/2014 7:07:57 PM PST by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2M for Sarah Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: Cruz_West_Paul2016

“so will the left ban pitbulls next?”

I don’t know, but I’ve reached the point where I think states should require a special license that shows an owner has trained their dog and is responsible before they can have a pit. Most I meet are not good dog owners.

I was personally attacked by a pit bull once. Fortunately, I was walking down a hallway carrying a samsonite suitcase. When it attacked from behind, I swung the ballistic denier suitcase between us and it couldn’t bite through it - though it tried to jump over it. Withing a minute, the owner came running and grabbed it. He did not expect the pit to do that. It had never done anything like that before. Which is the problem. I emerged unscathed because I had a protected area and a suitcase.


13 posted on 03/06/2014 7:19:13 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

If my neighbor destroyed my dog I would make it my business to destroy my neighbor. There now we both said something extremely stupid.


14 posted on 03/06/2014 7:20:27 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: george76

Garbage breed favored by trashy people.


15 posted on 03/06/2014 7:26:06 PM PST by Dagnabitt (Amnesty is Treason. Its agents are Traitors.)
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To: Mastador1
My neighbors hereabouts don't point uncontrolled animals at me.
16 posted on 03/06/2014 7:31:29 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
My neighbors hereabouts don't point uncontrolled animals at me.

Must be regional, cause I don't understand what you just said. But I clearly understood you to say that if a neighbor got a Pitbull you would kill it. All I am saying is someone kills my dog I return the favor, but not his dog. You seem to be just a tad hyperbolic, calm down, it's not good for your blood pressure.

17 posted on 03/06/2014 7:37:48 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

I’m with Eric, I’ve witnessed a loving pitbull in a loving family turn on the family in the blink of an eye. Luckily it only killed the family goat before getting shot, but they had this dog from a puppy and was 5 years old.

If one of my neighbors got a pit, as I have kids as well, that pit wouldn’t last long. I’d try to appeal to reason first, but in the end, I will protect my family from what I see as a threat.


18 posted on 03/06/2014 7:48:22 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Bulwyf

Gosh darn and heck, you all make me so proud to be living in America! How gosh darn special of you to decide what kind of pet I might be allowed to have. God bless our free country and thank God I don’t live anywhere near you who decide guilt before a crime. Well that’s it for me tonight I can’t take any more of this gosh darn wonderful Americanism you folks are showing me. And for the record when I said if someone killed my animal I would return the favor? Not hyperbole.


19 posted on 03/06/2014 7:57:30 PM PST by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Mastador1

I’m not American, I’m Albertan, and if you’re making veiled threats against a person because you choose to own a historically dangerous dog, that’s your business, but don’t be so sure it’d work out.


20 posted on 03/06/2014 8:01:34 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Mastador1

There is only one halfway rational use for pits which is hog hunting and hog hunting does not go on in urban or suburban areas. Anybody who would keep a pit bull in an urban or suburban area is an idiot and deserves whatever happens to him.


21 posted on 03/06/2014 8:35:49 PM PST by varmintman
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To: varmintman

Yeah but they keep my thug image.


22 posted on 03/06/2014 8:39:46 PM PST by AppyPappy
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To: Mastador1

Your dog on my property = .223.
You have nothing to worry about.


23 posted on 03/06/2014 8:51:10 PM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: george76
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24 posted on 03/06/2014 10:09:59 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Bacon grease on the end of that Colt Python works every time....


25 posted on 03/07/2014 5:58:18 AM PST by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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To: donozark

Where’ve you been ?


26 posted on 03/07/2014 8:37:32 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks ("Say Not the Struggle Naught Availeth.")
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

Been very busy.


27 posted on 03/07/2014 12:01:06 PM PST by donozark (The voices inside my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!)
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