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....
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