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Delaware boy, 4, killed by pit bulls
Daily Times (Delaware County PA ^ | 05/01/2014 | Cindy Scharr

Posted on 05/09/2014 4:19:13 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen

A 4-year old boy was mauled to death by pit bulls Wednesday afternoon while playing outside in a friend’s yard.

The victim, who was not immediately identified, was with his 24-year-old mother visiting a friend on Edwardsville Road at about 4 p.m. when the attack occurred.

According to Delaware State police, the boy’s mother, who is several months pregnant, was inside of the house while the 4-year-old played in the yard near her friends three pit bulls. According to state police, the boy had been around the dogs several times in the past.

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KEYWORDS: child; doggieping; maul; maulimg; pitbull; pitbulls

1 posted on 05/09/2014 4:19:13 PM PDT by Kid Shelleen
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To: Kid Shelleen

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2 posted on 05/09/2014 4:21:28 PM PDT by BBell (The Blue Dog is Stupid)
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To: Kid Shelleen
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3 posted on 05/09/2014 4:21:30 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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To: BBell

Fours years old, and ripped to death by pit bulls, that seems to happen a lot.


4 posted on 05/09/2014 4:25:25 PM PDT by ansel12 ((Ted Cruz and Mike Lee-both of whom sit on the Senate Judiciary Comm as Ginsberg's importance fades)
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To: Joe 6-pack

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5 posted on 05/09/2014 4:25:51 PM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
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To: Slings and Arrows

In before it’s not the dogs, it’s the owners.

Too late.


6 posted on 05/09/2014 4:37:46 PM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Obamacare: You can't make an omelette without breaking a few eggs.)
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To: Jeff Chandler

Pit bulls are the sweetest dogs around, until they turn viscious. I would never truct one near a child.


7 posted on 05/09/2014 4:40:47 PM PDT by umgud
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To: Kid Shelleen

Owning a pit bull is like staring down the barrel of a loaded 45 —

Why would you???


8 posted on 05/09/2014 4:45:22 PM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: Kid Shelleen

The 4 year olds mother was pregnant but still tried to rescue her child. She’s being treated for her injuries - but what kind of “treatment” does one offer to a mother who saw her child ripped apart by dogs and couldn’t stop it?

The child had been around the dog before so people (mom?) seemed to assume it was safe. That’s because people like those who come on threads like this one to make jokes, tell you their pit will lick you to death or insist, without proof, that these dogs COULDN’T be pits actually end up persuading others that the dogs are safe and are simply misunderstood. Very Very sad. Would not want to be any of the first responders to see yet another child killed by pit bulls. The kid was pronounced dead at the scene - which means Mom basically saw it all - no...that never makes me feel like joking around but pit bull enthusiasts tend to ignore the human suffering.


9 posted on 05/09/2014 4:54:08 PM PDT by ransomnote
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To: Jeff Chandler
I also question the mother who let her 4 year old play with 3 pitbulls. I wouldn't leave a 4 year old alone with any dog, never mind 3 pitbull I didn't own.
10 posted on 05/09/2014 4:54:22 PM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Poor kid. RIP.


11 posted on 05/09/2014 5:05:03 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Kid Shelleen

Quick! Somebody post a photo of their pitbull and toddler cuddled up together! Soooo cute!


12 posted on 05/09/2014 5:09:42 PM PDT by workerbee (The President of the United States is DOMESTIC ENEMY #1!)
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13 posted on 05/09/2014 5:21:28 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: peeps36
I also question the mother who let her 4 year old play with 3 pitbulls. I wouldn't leave a 4 year old alone with any dog, never mind 3 pitbull I didn't own.

 photo Dickens_stare_zpsa9f6acbe.jpg This is Dickens, my giant Sheltie. Probably the gentlest dog in the entire world. My wife was babysitting a six month old child last week, and my advice to her was to not allow any chance of Dickens and the baby being alone together, not even for an instant. The chances of his harming a child are Slim and None, with Slim in the ICU and the undertaker measuring him for a coffin. It's a chance I refuse to take.

14 posted on 05/09/2014 5:22:43 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Kid Shelleen

My 4 year old would never see the inside of a house or a backyard that contained one pit bull, never mind three.
Even if it was my mother’s house


15 posted on 05/09/2014 5:23:17 PM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

What is the point of this post?


16 posted on 05/09/2014 5:25:45 PM PDT by SnuffaBolshevik
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To: peeps36
"I wouldn't leave a 4 year old alone with any dog, never mind 3 pitbull I didn't own."

And therein lies the crux of the issue. People who blame the dog and obviate the parents or owners of responsibility in cases like this, presumably believe it's safe to leave children with other breeds, and in doing so, display their ignorance on the subject.

17 posted on 05/09/2014 5:27:54 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Qui me amat, amat et canem meum.)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik

Not much point beyond mockery.


18 posted on 05/09/2014 5:29:14 PM PDT by RoadGumby (This is not where I belong, Take this world and give me Jesus.)
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To: Kid Shelleen
Ignorance abounds. The young mother, and the dogs owner are way beyond stupid.

I have a pit, German shepherd mix male, and a pit bitch. My dogs are dangerous, and they are a useful deterrent. I would not permit anybody to wander around my property unless escorted by me. If you hop my fence you have a problem with my dogs. If you roll up to my closed gate call the displayed phone number and I'll corral the dogs and open the gate remotely. There are a few folks who know the gate code and the dogs, they keep their children close until I corral the dogs.

19 posted on 05/09/2014 5:34:20 PM PDT by theneanderthal
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To: Jeff Chandler
Reading another article about this incident, the dogs were not restrained (wandered the neighborhood to which the owner just moved into a rental house), they were not vaccinated nor spayed/neutered.

So I would say in this case, the owner does have a lot to do with it.

20 posted on 05/09/2014 5:34:39 PM PDT by Abby4116
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To: Kid Shelleen

Too bad there were no LEO in the area needing target practice.


21 posted on 05/09/2014 6:03:32 PM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (The Second Amendment is NOT about the right to hunt. It IS a right to shoot tyrants.)
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To: Kid Shelleen; All

I’m asking a question here since you are all dog people (I think):

My Yorkie weighs 4.3 pounds. This happened when she was two and will be three this July. A lady across the street from me has a dachshund who is grown but not an old dog.

We met in front of her house (we both have townhomes). I had my Yorkie, Prissy, on a leash and she had her dachshund on a leash. This seemed to be okay, then her dog started lunging at my dog, then backing away and lunging again. When her male dog started doing this, my little female dog made herself completely flat on the ground and was shaking. When her dog did this three times, I picked up Prissy because it was obvious she was in some kind of terror.

Can you tell me what was going on here? Why was this terrifying for my dog? Did she think he was going to attack her? Maybe some of you have seen this behavior and can tell me when this happens, it means “x”.

I have not had her around this dog since then, and won’t.


22 posted on 05/09/2014 6:06:58 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: Marcella
Spring, and a young males thoughts turn to,,,,,,,,,,

The Dashound is a terrier, bread to follow holes in the ground and attack prey.

23 posted on 05/09/2014 7:16:13 PM PDT by theneanderthal
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To: Marcella
Spring, and a young males thoughts turn to,,,,,,,,,,

The Dashound is a terrier, bread to follow holes in the ground and attack prey.

24 posted on 05/09/2014 7:16:14 PM PDT by theneanderthal
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
I think people forget that dogs are predators and there are certain things that can trigger that instinct. Kids will be safer if their parents remember that their dogs are animals that can be unpredictable. Our Cane Corso Mastiff was real tolerant of my kids but I still kept a close eye on them. It was more to keep the kids from getting too rough or from doing something that might hurt the dog. I remember our family pet biting my face when I was 3 years old. She was a tolerant dog but I was a biter myself. She was a Weimeranner with long floppy ears. I couldn't resist taking a bite of her nice soft ear. She yelped and snapped at my face. I was lucky it was a warning bite rather then an aggressive one. I definitely deserved it. That dog was my best friend until the day she died at the age of 14.
25 posted on 05/09/2014 7:20:18 PM PDT by peeps36 (Save The Tortoise And Kill The People)
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To: SnuffaBolshevik; Slings and Arrows
>> What is the point of this post?

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And you may ask yourself
  What is the point of this post.

26 posted on 05/09/2014 8:14:19 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Gene Eric; SnuffaBolshevik

27 posted on 05/09/2014 8:28:49 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (Richard Warman censors free speech.)
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