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..
“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.