Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

4-year-old La. girl killed by 'monster' family pit bull; mom hospitalized
http://www.nydailynews.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Deborah Hastings

Posted on 03/30/2014 9:37:17 AM PDT by BBell

Little Mia Derouen, who would have turned 5 next week, died from face and head injuries after the family dog attacked her as she watched TV. Her mom dragged off the beast and barricaded herself and Mia in a bedroom while screaming for help.

A little girl in Louisiana was killed by her family’s pit bull, despite her mother’s frantic efforts to drag away the dog.

Mia Derouen, whose 5th birthday was next week, suffered severe facial, body and head injuries from Tuesday night’s horrendous attack and died at a nearby hospital, Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis told WWL-TV.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: chet99; dogofpeace; la; maul; pitbull
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-99 next last
Ac cute little girl, what a waste if a life.
1 posted on 03/30/2014 9:37:17 AM PDT by BBell
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: BBell

What ever happened to chet99?


2 posted on 03/30/2014 9:37:59 AM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BBell

IBTINTDITO


3 posted on 03/30/2014 9:38:23 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BBell

Waiting for the it’s the owner and not the dog replies.


4 posted on 03/30/2014 9:39:57 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BBell

Hide your pets, Michael Vick is with the Jets.


5 posted on 03/30/2014 9:41:06 AM PDT by Veggie Todd (The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants. TJ)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BBell
"A second pit bull was in the Houma apartment, but did not attack. That dog was taken to a local animal shelter."

Two pit bulls confined in an apartment with a defenseless child. What could go wrong?

6 posted on 03/30/2014 9:41:30 AM PDT by fidelis (Zonie and USAF Cold Warrior)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BBell

7 posted on 03/30/2014 9:43:55 AM PDT by TexasCajun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TexasCajun

RIP little one. I hate these stories.


8 posted on 03/30/2014 9:48:31 AM PDT by Amberdawn
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: BBell
30 years ago, I worked for a country veterinarian who told me then that he wished the breed would be eradicated. He'd done years of study on the ‘pit’ bull terrier and said going back to the foundation of what we had even back then, there was far too much cur dog bred into the line. That vet passed away years ago but I can hear him now, ‘I told you so’.
9 posted on 03/30/2014 9:50:58 AM PDT by liberalh8ter (The only difference between flash mob 'urban yutes' and U.S. politicians is the hoodies.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BBell

Pitbulls should all be shot and their owners put in prison.


10 posted on 03/30/2014 9:51:20 AM PDT by Behind Liberal Lines
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BBell

Is it just too damn hard for people to get a normal dog?

Nooooo. Some douche parent has to get something like this because they think it makes them look tough.


11 posted on 03/30/2014 9:51:39 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BBell

It’s in the genes.


12 posted on 03/30/2014 9:52:04 AM PDT by iontheball
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fidelis

Some dogs aren’t meant for apartment living. Too much energy and nowhere to expend it.


13 posted on 03/30/2014 9:52:49 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: BBell

“What ever happened to chet99?”

This account has been banned or suspended.


14 posted on 03/30/2014 9:53:19 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: VanDeKoik

It’s a hip-hop thing, too.

Amazingly, I talked a young lady I worked with out of getting one about 10 years back.


15 posted on 03/30/2014 9:56:53 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: BBell
This breed’s instincts are primal and just underneath the loving family dog demeanor. It can never be trusted.
16 posted on 03/30/2014 9:57:40 AM PDT by TexasCajun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BBell

I never cease to be amazed at the number of people who believe this breed is gentle and great with kids so long as the dog is treated properly. Every time something like this happens they come out f the woodwork screaming “The owner has to have mistreated the dog or taught it to be vicious.” Heck, Rachel Ray is among this group.


17 posted on 03/30/2014 9:58:28 AM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BBell

What an utterly terrifying way to die. Sorry Mia, that you had the misfortune to be born to parents uninterested in your safety. RIP.


18 posted on 03/30/2014 10:00:04 AM PDT by americas.best.days... ( I think we can now say that they are behind us.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BBell
How come I never see articles like this associated with golden retrievers or collies? Those are the kind of dogs to have as pets for children.

I like dogs as much as anybody else but would never have a pit bull in a home with a 5-year-old child.


19 posted on 03/30/2014 10:00:31 AM PDT by SamAdams76
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VanDeKoik

A neighbor had a pit bull. His daughter was a youngster at the time. I asked the neighbor if he was concerned the dog would attack. He said with proper care and supervision, he felt the dog would fit in well with the family.

The put bull was a sweetheart. I rubbed her belly one day and I was her friend for life. Every time she would see me, she would drop to the ground and roll on her back for her belly rub.

She’s gone now and I miss that dog. Maybe my neighbor was just lucky or maybe he did something right with that dog, but there was never any trouble with her.


20 posted on 03/30/2014 10:00:43 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: TexasCajun
Niko, the 130-pound animal that attacked Mia, was “running loose inside the apartment acting in a very vicious manner,” Houma Police Chief Todd Duplantis told WWL-TV.

He said the scene was “horrific” and that officers had to fire 13 shots into the 'monster' dog before the family pet stopped charging.

21 posted on 03/30/2014 10:01:03 AM PDT by TexasCajun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: BBell

What ever happened to chet99?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2622544/posts?page=2#2


22 posted on 03/30/2014 10:01:44 AM PDT by deport
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: fatnotlazy

The neighbor was lucky.

“Despite being regulated in Military Housing areas and over 700 U.S. cities, pit bulls contributed to 78% of these deaths. Pit bulls make up about 6% of the total U.S. dog population.”

http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2013.php


23 posted on 03/30/2014 10:04:13 AM PDT by agrarianlady
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: BBell

Why not just own a lion?

24 posted on 03/30/2014 10:04:33 AM PDT by CivilWarBrewing
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BBell

Normal dogs see their loving family as part of the pack, members they would never harm and would rather die FOR.

Pits are anything but normal dogs.


25 posted on 03/30/2014 10:04:38 AM PDT by fwdude ( You cannot compromise with that which you must defeat.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: VanDeKoik

It’s not that at all. Right now, the narrative is that these dogs are harmless and are victims of ‘bad press’. So well-meaning people are adopting them, believing that (if they’re raised right) they’re no more harmful than a Labrador.

I believe that the vast majority of the pits out there are good dogs than do well with a decent upbringing. But that 1% can be fatal.


26 posted on 03/30/2014 10:07:47 AM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: BBell

What happened to getting your kid a poodle?


27 posted on 03/30/2014 10:10:07 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose o f a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SamAdams76

Here ya go. (I had a Chow. They are terrible, territorial animals.)

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2010/11/01/dangerous-dogs-ranked-by-breed-pit-bulls-chows-chows-lead.html


28 posted on 03/30/2014 10:10:46 AM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: BBell

“Unexpected tragedy?”


29 posted on 03/30/2014 10:10:52 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BBell
Just speculation. ...something triggered its primal aggression.

I have to wonder if the child's mom was menstruating and that was the catalyst that switched the family pet into a monster?

...that and the fact the father/pack-leader was not home at the time.

The story doesn't say how long they had the dog, its sex or the other dog's sex.

30 posted on 03/30/2014 10:11:22 AM PDT by TexasCajun
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: fatnotlazy

Put bulls probably do more killing from houses in the burbs and country than in apartment situations.


31 posted on 03/30/2014 10:12:00 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: fatnotlazy

So when should they not be considered as ‘pets’—when, say, only 10% of them attack? 5%? 1%? 0.5%?

Canine roulette.


32 posted on 03/30/2014 10:13:55 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: BBell

Yeah, I was just thinking this would be a good one for Chet99.

May that little girl rest in peace.


33 posted on 03/30/2014 10:15:23 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (The PASSING LANE is for PASSING, not DAWDLING)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: TexasCajun

There were two pit bulls in the house and I heard on the radio that the six month old female pit bull was in heat. I have not found anything about this written.


34 posted on 03/30/2014 10:16:50 AM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: Marie

In my part of the country, pit bull owners are just about the only irresponsible dog owners. So unless dogs are regularly shipped in from the South, Puerto Rico or the Midwest, they are the only dogs available at the local pound.

IMO that’s just a terrible shame. Far better that all surrendered pit bulls get put down and more appropriate dogs are spared in order to be given out to adoptive families in their place.


35 posted on 03/30/2014 10:16:53 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 26 | View Replies]

To: Amberdawn
RIP little one. I hate these stories.

These stories are dreadful and preventable. Ignorance is behind this willful blindness, just as so many close their eyes with respect to Islamists. In either case, you may be able to selectively breed out the trait over a long period of time. The inbreeding curse, however, insures perpetuation of the lust for blood trait. The gene is like a built in bomb that can go off at any time for any reason. One day the Islamist is going out on an operation with his American 'buddy,' defending him in combat and the next day he points his gun at the same American and blows his guts out. Same is true with the pit.

36 posted on 03/30/2014 10:18:03 AM PDT by iontheball
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 8 | View Replies]

To: TexasCajun

Any and all such mundane circumstances being possible triggers are just more reason why ‘pitties’ should not be in residential households.


37 posted on 03/30/2014 10:18:14 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: SamAdams76

Here is the issue with Pits and Rots.

http://dogbitelaw.com/dog-bite-statistics/the-breeds-most-likely-to-kill.html

67% of all dog fatalities occurred within these two breeds, although they don’t come close to making up that much of the population.

The worst breeds are: pit bulls, Rottweilers, German shepherds, huskies, Alaskan malamutes, Doberman pinschers, chows, Great Danes, St. Bernards and Akitas.

With all that in mind, we cannot forget that these animals are predators and we’re always taking a risk with them. “The most horrifying example of the lack of breed predictability is the October 2000 death of a 6-week-old baby, which was killed by her family’s Pomeranian dog. The average weight of a Pomeranian is about 4 pounds, and they are not thought of as a dangerous breed. Note, however, that they were bred to be watchdogs! The baby’s uncle left the infant and the dog on a bed while the uncle prepared her bottle in the kitchen. Upon his return, the dog was mauling the baby, who died shortly afterwards.”

Respect, properly train, and socialize your dog.


38 posted on 03/30/2014 10:18:48 AM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: iontheball

A sadly apt analogy.


39 posted on 03/30/2014 10:18:51 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 36 | View Replies]

To: BBell
I have little experience with pit bulls but I have owned a pure blood English Setter. After centuries of breeding a dog to hunt birds you get a dog whose entire existence revolves around bird hunting. Just opening the gun cabinet would work him into a frenzy. I honestly think he would have hunted until he dropped from exhaustion if allowed to. If the same effort goes into breeding a dog to fight the results should be obvious.
40 posted on 03/30/2014 10:19:43 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama phones= Bread and circuits.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: BBell

Pit bulls are thug accessories. Their owners tend to be lower class, the type of nasty people you know are lower class even when unaccompanied by the beasts.

Every time we go to the dog park the other dog owners are on pins and needles when one shows up. One got into a fight with a smaller dog last year, the owner of the (smaller) dog tried to break it up. He succeeded, but not without losing a finger to the pit.

I hate the breed.


41 posted on 03/30/2014 10:25:07 AM PDT by zipper ("The Second Amendment IS my carry permit!" -- Ted Nugent)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: zipper

The ‘star’ of Pit Bulls & Parolees supports regulation of the breed. She has more experience with pits than anyone and doesn’t think they should be out in the general population with people.

In 2013, pits accounted for more than 90% of the dog fatalities. Mauling rates were almost as bad. (Mauling means massive hospitalization, trauma surgery, and life-time disability. Not a joke.)

And yet, all I see on Craigslist are pit puppies for sale. No labs. No poms. Just more pits. They’re being bred for money, not for quality dogs. And people feel sorry for them and think “I can raise them right” so they adopt them and keep the chain going. So sad.


42 posted on 03/30/2014 10:31:50 AM PDT by Marie (When are they going to take back Obama's peace prize?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: SamAdams76; Marie

We had a half chow half lab when our kids were little. Browndog was highly overprotective of kids. We lived by an apartment complex and kids would wander over to play with ours. Parents would come looking for their kids. Until the dog knew who they were he wouldn’t let them near their kids. They would come to the door and ask if they could have their kids back.


43 posted on 03/30/2014 10:36:27 AM PDT by bigheadfred
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Wiser now
“The owner has to have mistreated the dog or taught it to be vicious.” Heck, Rachel Ray is among this group.

Rachel Ray is a low-information voter promoter, a shill for the Obamatrons.

---------

Rachael Ray Shills for ObamaCare

http://www.truthrevolt.org/news/rachael-ray-shills-obamacare

44 posted on 03/30/2014 10:36:57 AM PDT by zipper ("The Second Amendment IS my carry permit!" -- Ted Nugent)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: zipper

Do you live in a state that allows CCW?


45 posted on 03/30/2014 10:42:19 AM PDT by meatloaf (Impeach Obama. That's my New Year's resolution.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 41 | View Replies]

To: Marie
The ‘star’ of Pit Bulls & Parolees supports regulation of the breed. She has more experience with pits than anyone and doesn’t think they should be out in the general population with people.

In 2013, pits accounted for more than 90% of the dog fatalities. Mauling rates were almost as bad. (Mauling means massive hospitalization, trauma surgery, and life-time disability. Not a joke.)

And yet, all I see on Craigslist are pit puppies for sale. No labs. No poms. Just more pits. They’re being bred for money, not for quality dogs. And people feel sorry for them and think “I can raise them right” so they adopt them and keep the chain going. So sad.

Yes, the shelters are full of pits, far disproportionate in number considering how many are pets. Gee I wonder why?

I know a guy, a well-educated professional acquaintance that I thought highly of until he told me that one of his three rescues was a pit. As if that weren't bad enough, he went on to tell me about his two-year old granddaughter, that I'm sure visits his house all the time. From now on I don't I'm keeping my distance from this guy -- he's a low-information dog owner! It's a disaster waiting to happen. How do I tell him nicely, "YOU'RE A MORON"?

46 posted on 03/30/2014 10:46:02 AM PDT by zipper ("The Second Amendment IS my carry permit!" -- Ted Nugent)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 42 | View Replies]

To: meatloaf
Do you live in a state that allows CCW?

Yes, and yes of course I do, though I'm with Ted!

47 posted on 03/30/2014 10:47:15 AM PDT by zipper ("The Second Amendment IS my carry permit!" -- Ted Nugent)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: zipper
From now on I don't I'm keeping my distance from this guy

From now on I'm keeping my distance from this guy.

48 posted on 03/30/2014 10:48:31 AM PDT by zipper ("The Second Amendment IS my carry permit!" -- Ted Nugent)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 46 | View Replies]

To: BBell
Here in Phoenix recently, a Pit ripped the face off a little boy, had animal-rights wackos protest, and is now walking around alive, thanks to a retarded "judge."

Dogs are now worth more than children.

49 posted on 03/30/2014 10:50:43 AM PDT by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Behind Liberal Lines

Everyone should be able to come into contact with pit bulls if they so desire. IN A ZOO!


50 posted on 03/30/2014 11:00:42 AM PDT by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 10 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-99 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
General/Chat
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson