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Deadly dog mauling: Livonia man dies after two mastiffs attacked him as he jogged ( MI )
MLive-Flint Journal ^ | July 24, 2014 | Amanda Emery

Posted on 07/25/2014 6:41:58 AM PDT by george76

METAMORA TWP, MI – A Livonia man died after he was attacked by two large dogs while he was out for an evening run Wednesday evening, July 23, .. Metamora Township Police Chief David Mallett.

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Mallett said the dogs responsible for the attack are two 3-year-old Cane Corsos. A Cane Corso is described by the American Kennel Club as a "mastiff type" dog that ranges in size from 23 1/2 to 27 1/2 inches tall at the shoulder.

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Mallett said there was a report of a dog bite in May 2012 where the animal did come back to the same address. Another report was taken in November 2013 after a man between 60 and 70 years old was bitten and taken to the hospital. Mallett said in both cases the animals came back to the same address

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Geoffrey Petz, 33, of Metamora, said he has had dealings with dogs in the area on several occasions. His late grandmother's house is next door to the home where the dogs allegedly live and he said he has seen them loose before.

"They get loose kind of regularly," Petz said. "I've had interactions where I was walking out of my grandma's pole barn and there was a dog standing there with its hair standing up, growling at you. When you get that feeling, you can see it in an animal if it's scared or aggressive and you just back right back into the door ... I've only had interactions with the dogs one at a time, thank God. If they were in a pack of two or three, I don't know what would happen

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TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: canecorsos; detroit; doggieping; dogs; mansbestfriend; mastiff; michigan; pitbull; pitbulls; pittbull; pittbulls
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Deadly dog mauling: Livonia man dies after two mastiffs attacked him as he jogged in Metamora Township

1 posted on 07/25/2014 6:41:58 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76

Besides dogs their bears, wolves, and few MT lions and things in my area OH MY.

My TI 41 mag is welcome company along on my runs in the great north woods.


2 posted on 07/25/2014 6:44:54 AM PDT by riverrunner
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To: riverrunner; All
I carry a wooden martial Arts (training) cane.
..been training since dirt..VERY efficient.

3 posted on 07/25/2014 6:50:09 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a weapon...0'Bathhouse/"Rustler" Reid? d8-)
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To: george76

Irresponsible dog owner should be charged with negligent homicide at the least seeing as there were two previous biting incidents.

Once a dog has bitten a person in an unprovoked attack that dog should be put down as a proven danger to all.

Of course I also think the same about humans who murder.

No repeat offenders.

I sincerely hope the relatives of the dead man sue the dogs’ owner and win .


4 posted on 07/25/2014 6:52:23 AM PDT by hoosierham (Freedom isn't free)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Ah...

Toothpicks for the Mastiffs


5 posted on 07/25/2014 6:53:13 AM PDT by G Larry (Which of Obama's policies do you think I'd support if he were white?)
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To: george76

This is becoming a story that I’m reading about all to often.


6 posted on 07/25/2014 6:53:30 AM PDT by reefdiver (Be the Best you can be Whatever you Dream to be)
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To: george76

I always jog with either a stun gun or .38 revolver.


7 posted on 07/25/2014 7:02:21 AM PDT by surroundedbyblue (Bitter clinger & creepy-ass cracker)
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To: Springman; cyclotic; netmilsmom; RatsDawg; PGalt; FreedomHammer; queenkathy; madison10; ...
Running and dogs often are a bad combination.

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8 posted on 07/25/2014 7:04:17 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin.)
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To: hoosierham

Theres articles showing one of these dogs had previously bitten a woman.


9 posted on 07/25/2014 7:10:16 AM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: hoosierham

Concur.


10 posted on 07/25/2014 7:16:28 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: george76

Metamora and Livonia are over an HOUR apart from each other.

Something’s goofy here...


11 posted on 07/25/2014 7:17:29 AM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: george76
One added point. There is a general list of about 10 different breeds of dogs that insurance companies look long and hard at, Mastiffs are among those breeds. If this guy had home owner’s insurance and this company knew about the dog, they are going to have to pay out whatever maximum that policy holds, plus the owner may be civilly liable for much more after any possible court action, not to mention posible criminal negligence.
12 posted on 07/25/2014 7:21:00 AM PDT by Obadiah (None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free.)
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To: hoosierham

Yep, I concur. Cane Corsos are high intensity guard dogs. There’s no excuse on the owners part for letting the dogs run loose. He knew what he had. Also unless he lived on a farm, it’s illegal to let dogs run loose.


13 posted on 07/25/2014 7:22:29 AM PDT by Varda
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To: george76

always carry while taking a walk.

I have been chased by two Dobermans, an Irish Setter, two peekanese (sp?) and a Great Dane.


14 posted on 07/25/2014 7:24:59 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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To: george76
Cane Corso are not Mastiffs.. They are the European version of the American Pitt Bull....Only Huge! dog
15 posted on 07/25/2014 7:26:33 AM PDT by baddog 219
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To: george76

Of course if the police had responded to this incident some here would have wanted them to reason with the dogs rather than take definitive action to prevent injury to humans.


16 posted on 07/25/2014 7:31:19 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Rat Party Policy:Lie,Deny,Refuse To Comply)
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To: Gay State Conservative

I’ve had dogs come after me while jogging. I now jog on the city streets of D.C. (I work not far from the Washington Monument and Smithsonian buildings) during my lunch hour. Not ideal, but safer. All I have to worry about avoiding are tourists.


17 posted on 07/25/2014 7:34:10 AM PDT by freepertoo
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To: baddog 219

Geez. That looks like the dogs that come out at the end of The Hunger Games.


18 posted on 07/25/2014 7:36:48 AM PDT by A_perfect_lady
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To: george76

Professional breeders have been very careful with the breeding of these large animals, so that aggressiveness and jealousy are kept to a minimum. Hopefully, this is an anomaly. OTOH, dogs will behave differently when in groups.


19 posted on 07/25/2014 7:53:37 AM PDT by Banjoguy (The U.S. government is now a criminal enterprise, at war with the population.)
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To: A_perfect_lady

The Cane Corso is of Italain Mastiff relation and is, indeed, the dog Roman soldiers used to literally scare the dookie out of their enemies. Not a terrier in any way shape or form even though they look like roided out Pit Bulls.


20 posted on 07/25/2014 7:57:26 AM PDT by Mathews (Ecclesiastes 10:2 (NIV), Luke 22:36 (NIV))
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To: baddog 219

Damn, is that a stirrup on his right side?


21 posted on 07/25/2014 8:06:25 AM PDT by jagusafr (the American Trinity (Liberty, In G0D We Trust, E Pluribus Unum))
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To: School of Rational Thought

Mr. GG2 got jumped by 5 German Shepherds on a rural roadway one day had to shoot at least 2 of them. They came running down off a farm.


22 posted on 07/25/2014 8:16:19 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.)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

Dogs in packs can be very dangerous no matter what breed. When a pack consists of the larger, more aggressive breeds there is sure a good chance of a lethal outcome. Even some smaller breeds would be bad news in some cases. A pack of Jack Russells would give me pause. If they ever got you down you’d be a goner.


23 posted on 07/25/2014 8:36:17 AM PDT by Himyar
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To: surroundedbyblue
I always jog with either a stun gun or .38 revolver.

I don't jog, but I am always armed with a .38 revolver when I walk my dog. Had to shoot a pit bull once when it had my dog by the nape of the neck.

24 posted on 07/25/2014 8:39:11 AM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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To: george76

The poor guy just beat colon cancer if I remember the report from last night correctly on the news up here....


25 posted on 07/25/2014 9:03:56 AM PDT by Graing ("The power of wind, fire... all that kind of thing")
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To: baddog 219

Hound of the Baskervilles.... Some dog owners... And their relishing in having a mean looking dog.


26 posted on 07/25/2014 9:53:09 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: baddog 219

Hound of the Baskervilles.... Some dog owners... And their relishing in having a mean looking dog.


27 posted on 07/25/2014 9:53:10 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: baddog 219

Hound of the Baskervilles.... Some dog owners... And their relishing in having a mean looking dog.


28 posted on 07/25/2014 9:53:10 AM PDT by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: Georgia Girl 2
Mr. GG2 got jumped by 5 German Shepherds on a rural roadway one day had to shoot at least 2 of them. They came running down off a farm.

You never know when one will be confronted. Forgot I was bitten by a cocker spaniel. Damn little dogs. Also came across a pit bull on the trail. Luckily he moved on.

29 posted on 07/25/2014 11:52:03 AM PDT by School of Rational Thought
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Any dog not under the control of a human may be considered feral.


30 posted on 07/25/2014 4:09:02 PM PDT by S.O.S121.500 (Had ENOUGH Yet ? ........................ Enforce the Bill of Rights ......... It's the LAW !!!)
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