Skip to comments.Girl scarred by pit bull attack asked to leave restaurant
Posted on 06/15/2014 7:11:01 AM PDT by Morgana
JACKSON, Miss. A 3-year-old girl who was attacked by pit bulls in April was asked to leave a Jackson restaurant because her scars scared customers, the girl's grandmother told 16 WAPT News.
"Does this face look scary to you?" accompanied a picture of Victoria Wilcher on the Facebook page Victoria's Victories, which documents the child's recovery from the attack at her grandfather's home in Simpson County. Authorities said one of Donald Mullins' dogs ripped open the back door and jumped on the girl. Two other dogs dragged her into the back yard and began mauling her, investigators said.
"The right side of her face is paralyzed. She's got a lot of surgeries to go through and she won't even look in the mirror anymore," said Victoria's grandmother, Kelly Mullins. "When we go to a store, she doesn't even want to get out (of the car). She's 3 years old and she's embarrassed about what she looks like. She's embarrassed and I hate it because she shouldn't be. It ain't her fault."
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pit bull dog ping.
What the dog did was wrong...but what people are doing to this child is far more so.
If she doesn’t want to look in a mirror or go out right now, perhaps you could try take-out to avoid traumatizing her further? (as distasteful as it is for the restaurant to have asked her to leave)
Poor baby girl. Shame on the manager of that restaurant.
That poor little girl...what a cruel thing to do.
I hope the family sues the socks off the restaurant. I would imagine this could be classed as discrimination against the disabled or something of that nature.
And grandpa didn't shoot the third dog because?
This young child will live to see the day they can rebuild her face perfectly. It will be the miracle of nano-tech and robotics combined with medicine.
Why do people keep these dangerous animals? They need to be exterminated for the public good. It’s as dangerous as keeping lions as pets.
That poor child.
Every pit bull owner is a murdering thug.
I agree. But if you read the comments on the linked site, someone says, "Just because one dog did a bad thing ..."
Yeah. Right. First time ever.
So WHY is the pit bull dog still around that belonged to the grandfather. I don´t understand. It would take about 5 seconds for me to get rid of a dog that did something like this to my grand daughter.... I pitty the poor girl who still has a grandfather who wants to keep an agressor in the family.
Poor Baby :(
Those scars will heal, but ugly, black hearts are a different story.
The pit bull is an animal. The customers and management of the restaurants are below that.
She’s a princess, and you just don’t treat princesses that way.
Shame on them.
And you're a democrat.
Just substitute lion for dog and you see how stupid those remarks are.
“Just because one lion did a bad thing ...”
I wouldn’t go that far but there are definite liabilities that have to be accepted. The dogs are certainly more dangerous than any gun. Any dog can be dangerous and it grows with size and power.
Time to put on your big girl pants and get over your liberal "feelings rule everything" attitude.
Every one of these cases could be avoided if people kept control of their animals.
Pit bulls are not naturally mean dogs. If they are mean it’s because some human made them so. “Pete” from “Our Gang” was a pit bull. They are loving dogs until made to be mean.
After taking whatever corrective action is necessary at that facility, KFC should do everything they can to get that family to come back and should have some kind of special day for that little girl. She needs lots of affirmation now. The mother needs to figure out ways to ignore the negative and simply and continuously treat her little daughter like she’s the most beautiful thing on the planet.
What an awful story! The scars will heal but this poor little girl may keep this in her mind and be ashamed of her face for her whole life.
I know someone who, even tho’ a birth defect has been fixed she still feels like she looks the same.
I would love to see a pic of the employee that asked them to leave ..... I am sure that won’t happen.
Here is my response and what I was responding to.
Why do people keep these dangerous animals? They need to be exterminated for the public good. Its as dangerous as keeping lions as pets.
My response: Time to put on your big girl pants and get over your liberal "feelings rule everything" attitude.
Nothing was said about controlling the animals. The comment was about exterminating them.
I have little tolerance for candy a$$#$ that allow their emotions to rule over them.
She’s a beautiful little girl and her scars (which are not that bad now) cannot hide her pretty smile.
Sounds like KFC is trying some CYA. I remember working as a special ed teacher taking the “students” out for an occasional hamburger it was a “big deal” to them but we were yelled at and kicked out of a few places over the years for doing nothing more than sitting down. It can be a rough world sometimes. Also, some proprietors never think further than the “day’s receipts”.
Sorry Morgana, but there is something in the genetic makeup of pit bulls that makes them prone to vicious behavior. You don’t see Golden Retrievers mauling children and there are a lot more Golden Retrievers around than Pit Bulls.
Almost invariably when you read about a child being mauled by a dog, there is a pit bull involved.
Don’t try to tell us that Pit Bulls are naturally gentle creatures. They are cats in dog clothing. They are natural born killers with no conscience.
If I owned that restaurant and a customer made that “complaint” to me, I would have very subtly, very firmly told them to get the hell out and never darken my door again.
What this restaurant did to a fragile child...I remember something I read once about a millstone.
Tell it to the little girl my FRiend.
Seems to be dumb people on both sides - one, it is obviously the grandparents for having such animals around children...that can be blamed FIRST...and second, if KYC employee did ask for this little girl to leave - then stupidity apparently reins in that area...
Unbelievable - I hope the decent community down there does the right thing from this point on...
The same people who can't keep control of their husbands, wives, or children ?
However, it is indisputable that pit bulls were bred for aggressiveness and fighting spirit, just as retrievers were bred to instinctively retrieve and border collies were bred to herd.
Saying that pit bulls are not inherently more dangerous for this reason than other breeds is tantamount to claiming that retrievers and border collies don’t have innate tendencies it is very difficult to train out.
There should be one restraint out of business of one more addition to the unemployment line. Perhaps both.
And the actual perp should be made to leave town due to an ongoing case of unemployability.
Aso for the Pit bull thing... I gotta say my views are ‘evolving’. A basset Hound is a pet. A pit Bull is a tool for a job. One does not play with dangerous tools like chainsaws either.
I would agree with that. People should think about animal breeding and what that means.
Go back 100 years -- were horses fast? Well, yeah ... but not as fast as today. We've bred thoroughbreds to be very, very fast. The downside is that they tend to be fragile. Maybe not all thoroughbreds are fragile, but there are many examples of top horses that were very fast and damaged themselves because of it. We bred the horses to be fast and we have to accept the downside.
Pit bulls are the same way. Were they dangerous 100 years ago? Well, yeah: they were capable of handling bulls ... but they weren't as crazy as they are today. Pit bulls became a very popular breed, in part, because unsavory people liked 'em. They were bred fast (always a bad thing) and they were (often) bred because they were relentlessly violent. Some people liked them that way.
Not all thoroughbreds are fragile.
Not all pit bulls are crazy.
But you have to look at the intentional breeding, and you have to recognize that the genetic predisposition in 2014 is that the same as the genetic predisposition in 1900.
I call baloney on this. Grandmas out to make a buck. I find it utterly impossible that a restaurant would ask someone to leave because they look scary...especially a little girl. Likely what REALLY happened is that grandma pitched a fit for some reason and was asked to leave.
The focus of this story is all wrong.
The focus of this story should be on the idiot grandfather who owned the pitbulls that did that to his granddaughter.
Its completely possible. I’ll give you that.
But when I look at the mentality of the average liberal, I have no difficulty whatsoever believing that one of them would do exactly this.
They are considered human garbage for good reason.
“scared” by scars? Something is wrong in their heads. Apparently some part of their non-functioning minds tells them that the scars are going to attack them and hurt them.
Maybe they meant “disgusted” and can’t finish their meals. That’s something different, but they didn’t say that. Did they mean that, but thought that they would get more support if they said “scared”?
The restaurant should be closed. If I was an owner of an restaurant and it happened, I would fire the manager, the servers and write the family of the victim a letter of apology with an offer of free meals.
I’m with you. And strong-headed breeds need a lot of attention, exercise and consistent discipline to be part of the family. If the dogs don’t get it, then they take over and do what they want.
So then you are saying that the little girl's grandfather who owns the dogs is the one to blame.
Then why didn't you say so???
Any owner of a dog who does this should be thrown in jail -- starting with this grandfather.
Yes. And the dogs need to be exterminated also.
She’s a cute little girl who has been through a trauma, not an ogre in the least. Something doesn’t sound right. More to this, imho.
Yeah...but YOU aren't the little girl.
There's a lot of tough, bad things in the world. Maybe we should ban all those things, so people like you won't be intimidated or offended.
I bet you're one of those people who are scared of Pop Tarts chewed into the shape of a gun.
You're probably one of them anti gunners too. I mean "Why do people keep
these dangerous animals guns? They need to be exterminated destroyed for the public good. Its as dangerous as keeping lions as pets guns for sport.
She does not look horrifying, and her remaining eye is beautiful.
I wonder how this restaurant would react if one of our disabled veterans were to walk in, with a face nearly destroyed and odd-colored, and with mangled hands and arms and missing fingers because injuries from IEDs leave permanent disfigurement. Would the restaurant ask the veteran to leave?