Skip to comments.Pit Bulls attack, kill 4-month-old ["They ripped" her "to shreds," baby now identified.]
Posted on 09/20/2008 8:52:04 PM PDT by familyop
It was a tragic scene in North Las Vegas involving a baby and two dogs. A four-month-old was attacked by two Pit Bulls. The dogs were attacking so viciously police say they had to shoot them dead upon arriving at the scene.
Residents in the neighborhood near Cheyenne and Martin Luther King say they are shocked but not surprised that it happened. Neighbors tell News 3 the two Pit Bulls were full grown dogs and when the baby girl arrived at the house four months ago they began to display aggressive behavior towards the child and anyone who held her.
"We knew that someone had shot somebody," a neighbor named Gloria told News 3.
The shots that Gloria and her neighbors heard was North Las Vegas police shooting the two dogs still on the attack.
"I look in. You could see the dogs laying dead," another neighbor, Jason Howell said. The shots prompted Howell to run to his neighbor's house to see if he could help. He says that what he saw will haunt him. "There are some peculiars I don't even want to discuss," said Howell.
Howell says other neighbors have commented on the dogs' aggressive behavior. "You don't have Pit Bulls around children, period," Howell said.
Also according to neighbors, the child's grandmother was at the home babysitting when the attack happened.
Neither police nor neighbors know what sparked the attack. "You have an aggressive breed dog, a Pit Bull and a child in the house. They ripped it to shreds," Howell said. What could the child possibly have done to instigate that? I have a daughter who is 18 months old. And the look on the father's face is something I'll never forget, ever. That's all I have to say."
The grandmother who was in the house sustained injuries. She was taken away by ambulance.
It was just a couple of months ago that a local animal control officer was attacked by three pit bulls. In July the officer responded to a home in North Las Vegas.
According to reports the dogs were loose in a neighbors yard near Centennial and Lamb. The officer managed to get away from the dogs and locked herself in her vehicle.
In April two 5-year-old boys were attacked by two Pit Bulls outside a home near Vegas Valley and McLeod. One was bitten in the face, the other in the leg. Both dogs were put to euthanized..
Moses Lake boy recovering from pit bull attack
"...doctors reattached the boy's nose and ears. He faces more surgeries." (Seattle Times)
Cops kill 2 of 3 pit bulls mauling boy (Chicago Sun-Times)
Maybe laws should be passed making it illegal to allow pit bulls in households with children.
Prayers offered up.
The defenders will be here soon...
The owner needs to go to jail.
Every time I see a pit bull my trigger finger gets itchy.
That being said, I’ve met some really sweet ones whose owners knew what they were doing with dogs. The ones I worry about are the ones I see wearing spiked collars accompanied by young gang-banger wannabee low-life humans.
They should have gotten rid of the dogs when it was clear that they were showing aggression around the baby. Some dogs don’t take well to kids coming in.
At a rescue I used to volunteer at, a couple brought in a dog because he didn’t like their little boy once he started crawling around. He wasn’t a pit bull, but he was a very large, strong dog. He was great with adults, but he was jealous of the little boy.
NO Cheers, unfortunately.
Dogs of peace ping....
I'm getting a sense of the location in my mind's eye...
Why is this stuff posted?! It serves no purpose but to make us cry. This story will haunt me for the next couple months.
Please stop posting this stuff!!
Some of those low-lifes moved in next door to my mother, and now they have a pitbull. There's no gate on the yard. The dog runs around freely. The police do nothing.
Prayers for this poor little baby. There's too much tragedy in this world.
They are peaceful dogs like all dogs.
But, like the unfortunate humans who are neglected and abused, the become unruly, aggressive, and small of mind.
Yeah, you’re right about the gang-banger element. Some rapper has a CD out with a cover of him holding a woman and a pit bull on a leash. He asks, “which is the meanest bitch?” I’ve heard my friends tell me that when these attacks occur it’s not the dog’s fault. Gee, that’s some consolation when your child’s face is eaten off! And it never seems to be a Lab or Poodle. This happens in San Antonio about once a month. I can’t imagine what I’d do if I had young children and there was a pit bull next door that snarled and growled at them daily.
About 6-10 tabs of the human heart medicine digoxin in a meatball will solve that problem.
I work in an emergency room and see lots of dog bites from lots of breeds. However, we’re talking one or two bites, not an attempt to kill. It seems that once certain breeds get going they won’t stop and pit bulls are the most infamous of these.
Other than the little issue of genetics and the purpose of the breed from its beginnings - to kill. Other than that, they are peaceful dogs....
“Breed of peace” strikes again.
Let nature take it’s course. Darwin would be proud. Here in Mexico, Pitt Bulls have to have human assistance to breed, and then give birth. Let them die out and have another species depart from the Planet Earth.
Thats why Germans developed Dobies and Shepards. And Rotties?
How about terriers?
Let’s kill them all!!! We should all only be allowed cats and Bijon Freezes
And your sense is exactly right
Congratulations on your arrival!
What took you so long?
I work with pits all the time./ That being said, the owner of these dogs, and any other owner of dogs that attack and kill children need to be hit repeatedly with a 36 ounce luisville slugger until every bone in their body is broken, then killed.
Ain’t gunna take that long,,,
Wait for it...
The issue isn’t with the genetics. It’s with those who train and own the dogs. Never do these articles ever explain who owned the dogs or how they were treated. If people treated any breed of dog like the idiots who buy and train pitbulls to be mean and vicious, you would see the same problem with that breed. Unfortunately, scum of the earth are attracted to pitbulls and thus treat them like crap and they end up like this.
See there ...
“What took you so long?”
I was busy taking on other liberals trying to ban guns....
But liberals trying to ban dogs are just as fun...
So, as a liberal... what will you try and get rid of tomorrow?... for the children- of course.
I own two pit bulls. That said, I will not defend the dogs mentioned in this article. It is clear, very clear, they should have been put down at the very first sign of human aggression. There is absolutely no defense for them or their owners. I would even go so far as to say the parents are complicit in the death of their child.
what the hell is wrong with you?
Why waste the medicine? Use Drano in the center of the meatballs instead.
??? I don’t understand the question???
If people treated any breed of dog like the idiots who buy and train pitbulls to be mean and vicious, you would see the same problem with that breed. Unfortunately, scum of the earth are attracted to pitbulls and thus treat them like crap and they end up like this.<<<<<<<<<<<<
I haven’t seen any stories about maurading Beagles or Yorkies killing kids, for example. But unfortunately there have been far too many about pit bulls, and of course the owner does set the tone.
But there must be something inherently in the dog’s makeup for this to happen far too often. I dealt with the “scum of the earth” for many years, face to face, often in their homes, and met up with many of their dogs. I can truthfully say that the other breeds didn’t give me grief like the Pit Bulls, and and they kept a vast variety of dog breeds.
NOTHING is wrong with Porterville what is wrong with you? Being conservative is all about taking personal responsibility. Dogs are not evil, owners are.
But it is really nice to see the heat is no longer on Dobies or Rotties.
Pit Bulls cannot be trusted. They are a very vicious and all States should have a law prohibiting ownership. They should all be put down.
And I've known all of these breeds to be as sweet as punch.
Liberalism is a lie. So are many of the punch lines in the media.
Time and again I’ve read about gentle pit bulls attacking a child. A couple of years ago an 8 year old was attacked and killed by a couple of pit bulls that he had played with for a long time. These animals have an instinct to kill that sometimes becomes overwhelming when two or more get together.
and replace it with drugs, porn, alcohol, and food... and a Fuhrer... all to provide the methadone to the masses.
The dogs belonged to the mothers boyfriend and came into house through screen in door and Cenedi was ripped from her stroller. Chief Joseph Forti said the dogs were in the backyard of the home prior to the attack. The dogs managed to enter the home, possibly by bursting through a screen door, and began attacking the baby as she lay in a stroller, he said. “They just went right for the little girl.”
Yes, I’ve seen Labs that will take on coyotes, but those same labs roll over on their backs for kids. And all of the Pit Bulls that ended up attacking people did not belong to crooks and thugs, some were the proverbial “nicest dogs in the world”, raised by caring owners until something happened. One should never trust any breed of dog with a baby without direct supervision.