Skip to comments.Woman, 85, 'mauled to death by two large pitbulls inside her home after they broke down the door
Posted on 04/01/2014 6:38:59 PM PDT by george76
Police in Texas have said they believe that an 85-year-old died about a savage attack by two pit-bulls inside her own home on Monday.
Dorothy Hamilton was found by her son lying in the living room of her home in Kaufman along with two 'very large and aggressive' dogs.
Authorities said that her son had been keeping the dogs in a bedroom in the house for several months and they appear to have broken through the door and attacked Hamilton.
However, police have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death as neighbors revealed the dogs have a history of violent behavior.
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Woman, 85, 'mauled to death by two large pitbulls inside her home after they broke down the door to the bedroom they were locked in'
When are people ever going to learn,fighting breeds are no good as pets.These dogs don’t play by the canine rules that other dogs are governed by.
Three things I deem worthy of death: Ragheads, thugs with guns and pit bulls.
I agree.I would add drug dealers to the list.
Thugs with guns would be all inclusive ... drug dealers, muggers, etc.
What a nasty way to go, eaten alive by wild animals.
I think — that owners of these dogs are going to have to be held to a higher standard and face punishment if their dogs attack and maim or kill.
Legislation needs to happen. If those folks who think they’re the best owners around want to take the risk, fine, but they have to face the consequences when they’re wrong.
I once had an exceptionally ah..breathtaking encounter with a pit bull....
I was looking through the veiefinder of my camera...felt a tug on my pant leg...looked down...very carefully..and noted the presence of “leashless” pit bull .
the nearby owner was quick to assure me...that hes widdo puppy was harmless...
Headline reads like SUV-hysteria/Climate-change-hysteria et al.
I’ll agree with the pitbull-hysteria on one condition:
For every pit bull eliminated we eliminate 1000 stupid humans. Sound extreme?
Nah: It wouldn’t even make a dent in STUPID ‘accidents’ ‘cause the rate would have to be an order of magnitude larger...
Does FR have a ‘Darwinism’ ping list?
This certainly qualifies...
I take my dog to a local dog park. Occasionally there will be a pitt bull. They are obviously more aggressive then even other big breeds such as a german shepard or Rhodesian Ridgebacks.
Ridgebacks are hilarious! I know a couple who had a pair of the ...big goofy Ridgebacks.
I cant imagine anyone having a pit bull around a child...or other dogs.
Send these dogs to the White Hut...immediately...
I can hear her son now. But they were nice little harmless puppies who never hurt anyone. I bet with all the publicity that is out there about this killer breed that he really wants others to believe that he had no idea that they could or would kill someone.
Charge him with second degree murder or at least negligent homicide and send his butt to prison. He should be held responsible for this just as if he had killed her himself. He knew these dogs can and do kill just like all the other owners of these dogs should know.
Yet another mere coincidence
It doesn’t seem like keeping pit bulls in confined spaces for a long time is such a good idea. Other stories posted about previous incidents had these dogs living in apartments or cooped up inside for most of the day. I bet that’s 80 percent of the problem.
Deal. We'll start with all the pitbull apologists. That will surely get us through the first five years or so.
About a month ago I was in my garage, the garage door open, when I looked up and a Pit Bull was quickly walking toward me. I had no chance but to say “Hey, sweetie.” She came up and started licking my hand. I petted her and found a phone number on her collar and called the owner. He sent his wife to get the dog. I don’t believe it always ends that way. I’ll admit it scared the crap out of me.
There was a similar thread a few days ago — one pit lover said he thought the mother of the dead 4-year old girl might have been menstruating.
Can’t use that excuse this time.
“Ridgebacks are hilarious! I know a couple who had a pair of the ...big goofy Ridgebacks”
A Ridgeback was the last dog that I had back in the US. He was as nice as any dog that I had ever owned. When I moved to Slovakia, I noticed that they were quite popular there.
By the way, Rhodesian Ridgebacks were bred for hunting lions.
Even tempered dogs dont get any press. Its always the troublemakers that have been bred for centuries as fighters.
Amazing. they dont appear to have gotten “infected” in that process.
They seem to lack that hyper vigilant nervous slightly psychotic urge to be The Big Dog that one sees in dogs like the pit bull.
That’s pretty brave. I don’t think I would be reading a pit bull’s collar.
The owner of the dogs is guilty of animal abuse and manslaughter. Keeping two large dogs that require lots of training and exercise were neglected by being locked in a bedroom. The idiot son must have known the dogs were going nuts because any animal will respond aggressively when they are abused and neglected like that. It is VERY rare an animal just up and turns like that. Even the neighbors say the dogs were aggressive. Son is guilty of the death of his mother.
I really didn’t have a choice. I had no place to run so I started petting her. Like I said, it scared the crap out of me. But she was a sweet dog.
I used to live next door to one of Holder’s peeps who had a pit bull. I was afraid to take my dogs for a walk because sometimes he’d come out with his dog and sit on the porch. I was afraid the dog would come running after my dogs. I didn’t own a gun at the time.
The guy treated the dog horribly. Always hitting it. I was hoping the dog would turn on his ass.
I see you adequately addressed the fact that the son killed his mother...
Animals don't have consciences and free will so they are the innocents. We humans haven't changed an iota. All the money, education, health and drugs don't make people better.
We are EXACTLY the same people that we were 50,000 years ago, though there are TONS MORE people on the earth (now 1.6 BILLION) and though we live longer, are healthier, eat better and are more educated than ever before in human history we are not ONE IOTA better or nicer.
Notice the large pendulous teats on those dogs.
Seems this fool was breeding these monsters. From that coupled with “keeping with mom” I’d investigate for dog fighting.
Didn’t finish reading - fool man had MORE outside. Presuming they too were PBT types, definitely look at this fool for dog fighting.
I agree with your premise, but that statement is inaccurate.
50,000 years ago homo erectus was subject to the laws of natural selection. For most of the period up to & including the 19th century, that still held true.
Not so in the post-New Deal 20th Century. No natural selection. Worse, Stupid people breed. Worse even, most of them are on the left...
If that were so then why have stupid people survived all these millenia? According to your method of "natural selection" the stupids should have been weeded out thousands of years ago.
2013 dog bite fatalities ::
Information gathered by DogsBite.org is verifiable1 through Internet archive services. Our Fatality Citations section documents each source used in our dog bite-related fatality research.
32 U.S. dog bite-related fatalities occurred in 2013. Despite being regulated in Military Housing areas and over 700 U.S. cities, pit bulls contributed to 78% (25) of these deaths. Pit bulls make up about 6% of the total U.S. dog population.2
Together, pit bulls (25) and rottweilers (1), the second most lethal dog breed, accounted for 81% of the total recorded deaths in 2013. This same combination accounted for 74% of all fatal attacks during the 9-year period of 2005 to 2013.
The breakdown between these two breeds is substantial over this 9-year period. From 2005 to 2013, pit bulls killed 176 Americans, about one citizen every 18.6 days, versus rottweilers, which killed 33, about one citizen every 99.5 days.
In the year of 2013, the combination of pit bulls (25), rottweilers (1) and bullmastiffs (2) accounted for 88% of all dog bite-related fatalities. Notably, the two bullmastiff-mixes3 were littermates that inflicted death within a 6-month period.
PIT BULL ATTACKS WOMAN ANIMAL CONTROL OFFICER
And I add those who create computer viruses.
I wish that were true. At one time it was ‘in check’. Humans are hardy species, even fool-hardy. Say, for example, that 15% of the 1939 US population fell into that category (a reasonable number).
With decades of social liberal policies, based on lower-tier population propagation rates (US Nat’l rate is .9...we’ll use 2x that for this example, equivalent to the Phillipines), that 19 million would become +112 Million unto itself in 2014, ironically supporting the Bama ratio of voters.
Abraham Lincoln quotes:
1. You can modify human behavior to some extent but you can't change human nature.
2. Most folks are as happy as they make up their mind to be.
There WILL be more fools, but that's because there are SO many more people. There sure won't be any less.
People won't get more/less stupid, nice, whatever.
Maybe Lincoln was wrong. My money is on HIM and HIS experience.
Lincoln was right in his time, but stupid people breeding & proliferating really is a 20th Century problem.
I'm sure Lincoln would have something very astute to say about that had he genuinely been a 20th Century President (not the wannabe fake & pathetic puppet who can't decide to emulate Roosevelt or Lincoln)...
Hard lesson for son.
He gets to live with that forever.
Yes, I suppose so.
I think that today's medical teams try to save everyone. In Lincoln's time NOT everyone was saved, good, bad, smart and ignorant. People "let go" more readily because they knew there was no recourse.
I just recalled, since you got me thinking about it, that there was a largish movement about reproductive rights some years ago and the outcome was that everyone has the right to procreate. That included the mentally ill, incompetent, Downs Syndrome people--everyone.
I can remember being appalled.
You were right. I stand corrected.
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