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Dog attack kills Prescott 2-year-old (Dog of Peace alert)
Arkansas Democrat Gazette (subscription may be needed) ^ | 29 OCT 09 | GINNY LAROE

Posted on 10/29/2009 7:31:48 AM PDT by DCBryan1

Edited on 10/29/2009 7:58:33 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]

A 2-year-old boy died after a chained-up pit-bull terrier in a neighbor’s backyard attacked him Wednesday morning in Prescott, police said.

The boy and his 3-year-old brother wandered out of their home about 9 a.m. and made their way into an unfenced yard two houses away where two dogs were chained up, police said.


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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Arkansas
KEYWORDS: chet99; chet99missedone; dogofpeace; ownersfault; pitbull
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I keep hearing that these dogs are peaceful and these occurances are rare......
1 posted on 10/29/2009 7:31:49 AM PDT by DCBryan1
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To: Chet 99
PING

BARK!

BITE!

2 posted on 10/29/2009 7:34:06 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (The first Civil War freed slaves from individuals. CW2 will free slaves from the government.)
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To: DCBryan1
Then again, why was the Mother of the 2 AND 3 year old not aware that her children got out of the house and two doors down?
3 posted on 10/29/2009 7:35:13 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Eating corn is pointless.)
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To: DCBryan1

parent of the year award may be in order.

9 AM.

Parent (singular) was sleeping.

BOTH kids untended.

Worth a harder look into whether someone shares in the blame.

Tragic nonetheless.


4 posted on 10/29/2009 7:36:32 AM PDT by Blueflag (Res ipsa loquitur)
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To: DCBryan1
The older boy, who was not injured, went home and woke his mother,...

There's Your Sign!!

5 posted on 10/29/2009 7:37:59 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: DCBryan1

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2373385/posts

Previous story indicated that the toddler wandered away from his babysitter’s house. Probably incompetent reporting, but a strange change in the tale.


6 posted on 10/29/2009 7:38:36 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Play the Race Card -- lose the game.)
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To: DCBryan1

In their defense, how many times has a pit bull non-attack made the news?


7 posted on 10/29/2009 7:39:37 AM PDT by Julia H. (Freedom of speech and freedom from criticism are mutually exclusive.)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

so lets get this straight. 2 children, 2 and 3, leave their house, walk two houses down, see 2 dogs that are chained up, and go up to the dogs.. and its the DOGS’ fault?

if charges get filed it should be against the mother for neglect.


8 posted on 10/29/2009 7:39:50 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: DCBryan1

9 posted on 10/29/2009 7:39:55 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (The first Civil War freed slaves from individuals. CW2 will free slaves from the government.)
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To: TexasCajun

This is a horrid horrid story but the dogs were in their own yard and chained.

So they go after the dog owner for perhaps a rabies shot violation but do nothing about the parent/ babysitter who let a 2 yo and a 3 yo wander out of a house>

what crap


10 posted on 10/29/2009 7:41:05 AM PDT by RWGinger
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To: DCBryan1

Moat dogs on a tie up will protect its territory. In fact, it actually makes them more aggressive. But a pit bull on one? Wow. Regardless of whether or not the owner was within the law, the owner is just stupid.


11 posted on 10/29/2009 7:43:02 AM PDT by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. ~ rintense, 2006)
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To: DCBryan1

Arkansas...


12 posted on 10/29/2009 7:43:46 AM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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And yes, the mom should be charged with criminal neglect.


13 posted on 10/29/2009 7:44:23 AM PDT by rintense (You do not advance conservatism by becoming more liberal. ~ rintense, 2006)
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To: absolootezer0

Bingo!


14 posted on 10/29/2009 7:49:45 AM PDT by WakeUpAndVote (Eating corn is pointless.)
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To: absolootezer0
.. and its the DOGS’ fault?

Good question, since clearly these toddlers were a threat. /s

Any dog that will maul A 2-YEAR-OLD needs to be put down. Or have we regressed so far backward into barbarism that domesticated animals are out of favor?
15 posted on 10/29/2009 7:55:08 AM PDT by LearsFool ("Thou shouldst not have been old, till thou hadst been wise.")
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To: DCBryan1

And, if you want to hear more, tune into the ultra liberal Austin, TX news stations that show Pet of the Day/Week. Lots of pit bull and PBmixes at the shelters so they are touting how good these dogs are and that they are only trouble if they are taught to do so!!!

People are walking them in the parks with the muzzle leashes not caring that if they stumble or faint that their dog could injure or kill children.


16 posted on 10/29/2009 7:55:52 AM PDT by YouGoTexasGirl
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To: rintense

In some places it’s against the law to keep a dog tethered.


17 posted on 10/29/2009 7:59:25 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The issue of whether cheap labor makes America great should have been settled by the Civil War.)
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To: RWGinger
Although I agree they should charge the parent/babysitter for neglect, they should go after the owners for the rabies shot violation despite the attack. Dog owners should be responsible, getting their pets vaccinated and IMHO, owners of what are deemed to be dangerous breeds of dogs should have a fence to prevent just these types of incidents.

My 12 y/o Collie/St. Bernard is way more vicious than my German Shepherd puppy is, but I just made sure the GS had his annual shots last week on schedule...even though my husband is unemployed right now and we really couldn't afford it... because I know people are afraid of the GS and will overreact if something does happen. We have a 6 ft. fence around our property with do not trespass and beware of dog signs posted everywhere, not just to protect people from my dogs, but to protect my dogs from frivilous charges well.

18 posted on 10/29/2009 8:01:43 AM PDT by ravingnutter
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To: LearsFool

yeah, keep blaming the DOG.
the blame should be on whomever was responsible for watching those kids. if they had been doing their job, this wouldn’t have happened.

also, due to the extreme young age of the children, we’ll never know what provoked the mauling. children this age don’t know better. i’ve watched my niece run full force in to my in-law’s st bernard, grab it by the ears and try to climb on her back. sure, that dog is used to it, but how do you suppose other dogs would act to this treatment?


19 posted on 10/29/2009 8:03:06 AM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced, tattooed, pierced, harley hatin, meghan mccain luvin', smoker and pit bull owner..what?)
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To: DCBryan1

I have been told, repeatedly, that attacks like this are rare.


20 posted on 10/29/2009 8:08:05 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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