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Cobb: Pit Bull Attacks Child
wsb radio online ^ | 2/17/10 | Chris Camp

Posted on 02/17/2010 3:59:08 AM PST by from occupied ga

(WSB Radio) -- A seven-year-old girl is recovering after she was attacked by a pit bull mix. Cobb County Police Sgt. Dana Pierce tells WSB the little girl was walking home from school in front of the Valley View Mobile Home Park near Eastside Drive, when the dogl came after her. That's when a neighbor, who saw what was happening, ran to her aid, possibly saving her life.

"He went out with a piece of wood and actually struck the dog and was able to get the dog off of the seven-year-old girl," said Pierce. He then scooped the child up and took her to Kennestone Hospital. She was then airlifted to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston with a serious leg wound.

"Those injuries to her leg were originally thought to be very, very serious. Those injuries and her condition have since been upgraded," said Pierce.

The dog is in the custody of animal control and will likely be euthanized. Charges are pending against the dog's owner.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: attack; child; maul; mauling; notapitbull; pitbull
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This is an outrage! When are these children going to stop provoking these sweet dispositioned darling warling precious wecious puppie wuppikins into attacking? I'm sure that the dog was merely "defending its territory" and that the owner had no idea that the child was going to cause the poor innocent thing to attack. Everyone knows that dogs are just furry people and not animals at all, so it must be the girl's fault. Why even police dogs are "canine officers" not dogs at all.

< /sarcasm tag for all of you who voted for Obama and those who think McCain's daughter is anything but an overweight idiot.

1 posted on 02/17/2010 3:59:08 AM PST by from occupied ga
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To: Chet 99

This might interest you. Here is yet another instance of a child provoking one of those wonderful pets.


2 posted on 02/17/2010 4:02:03 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: from occupied ga

Thank goodness for good neighbors.


3 posted on 02/17/2010 4:07:54 AM PST by Irenic
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To: Irenic
Thank goodness for good neighbors.

Yes, heard on the radio this morning that the same neighbor who forced the dog off the child drove her to the hospital.

4 posted on 02/17/2010 4:11:29 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: WakeUpAndVote

LOL


6 posted on 02/17/2010 4:38:39 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: from occupied ga

Let’s not take away from the value of these creatures.

They would make excellent targets for sighting in your rifle, doing ballistic studies on the 50 BMG, or various other contributions to society.


7 posted on 02/17/2010 4:41:40 AM PST by reasonisfaith (Hey you noble leftists. If what you are doing is worth anything, it should be worth saying out loud.)
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To: from occupied ga

Still waiting to hear about a pack of wild chihuahuas doing the same thing.


8 posted on 02/17/2010 5:10:15 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: from occupied ga

I’ve got a neighbor who lives about a mile down the road who has two/ or had two of these dogs. A couple weeks ago they wandered down to my farm where they attacked my two great Pyreneese dogs. One of the two pit’s was dead and the other left on three legs. My female Pyreneese face was tore up some but the big male who is ultra protective wasn’t hurt at all. I went down to the owner of the pits and told him what happened, he could have cared less.


9 posted on 02/17/2010 5:26:30 AM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: JamesA
he could have cared less

Kind of makes you wonder why he had them in the first place.

10 posted on 02/17/2010 5:30:38 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: from occupied ga
Save the dog; euthanize the owner. ;-)
11 posted on 02/17/2010 5:33:21 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: verity
Save the dog; euthanize the owner. ;-)

Euthanize the dog AND euthanize the owner.

12 posted on 02/17/2010 5:37:14 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: from occupied ga
When are these children going to stop provoking these sweet dispositioned darling warling precious wecious puppie wuppikins into attacking?

About the same time people stop using attacks as an excuse to post failed attempts at cutesy wutesy satirical humor.

13 posted on 02/17/2010 5:38:44 AM PST by kanawa
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To: from occupied ga

That’s a twofer.;-)


14 posted on 02/17/2010 5:39:59 AM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: JamesA

Sorry your female Pyreneese got injured, otherwise a very good outcome. Given that Great Pyrenees dogs were bred to be able to fight off wolves, it is not surprising that your male was able dispatch a pit bull or two.


15 posted on 02/17/2010 5:41:20 AM PST by Texan Tory
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Pit bulls aren’t inherently mean. Usually it’s the owner who is mean and wants a mean dog. You can make virtually any dog mean. The two meanest dogs I’ve ever seen were Dalmations. Combine an owner who wants a mean dog, and then kids picking on them while they are behind the fence, then one day, the dog gets out and this is what happens. Often to someone innocent who never mistreated the dog.A good watchdog who is protective of his home is a great thing to have, and a good companion. An attack dog is not. I have seen trained attack dogs at buisness locations who, once turned loose in the yard, the handlers had to wear padded suits to put them up or even feed them. IMHO, it is a mistake for someone to want a dog like that around their home.


16 posted on 02/17/2010 5:43:07 AM PST by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Pray for Obama,Psalms109:8)
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To: kanawa

whatever


17 posted on 02/17/2010 5:43:13 AM PST by from occupied ga (Your most dangerous enemy is your own government,)
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To: from occupied ga

valley girl :)


18 posted on 02/17/2010 5:43:50 AM PST by kanawa
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To: from occupied ga

Ha ha, I was going to ask if he had authorization to post this article.


19 posted on 02/17/2010 5:46:30 AM PST by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: verity

“Save the dog; euthanize the owner. ;-)”

There is some basis for this sentiment, most of the problems with pit bulls derive from bad owners. That having been said, the pit bull breed itself is simply prone to aggressive, dangerous behavior. Ironically, a good pit bull is typically as affectionate toward humans as it is possible for a dog to be, as their fighting instincts are primarily directed toward other dogs.


20 posted on 02/17/2010 6:00:51 AM PST by Texan Tory
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To: Texan Tory

My vet has explained that the reason dogs will attack children is because they are down on eye level with them and see them as another animal rather than as a human. Often a child will be attacked if they get to close to the dogs food dish, I have witness this myself and the dogs were not pit bulls.


21 posted on 02/17/2010 6:05:59 AM PST by Ditter
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To: Quickgun

What were they bred for?


22 posted on 02/17/2010 10:10:41 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine
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To: from occupied ga
***Euthanize the dog AND euthanize the owner.***

Euthanize the dog, certainly, but sue the arse off the owner and leave him/her homeless along with any family they might have....that could give others thoughts on buying this nasty breed..

23 posted on 02/17/2010 12:44:42 PM PST by goat granny
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To: kanawa; from occupied ga
Since your a Canadian with an agenda on Pits cause you own them, no need to be smarmy to someone that doesn't want to get into a argument with you. I know most Canadians are smart and nice, but there are always some that don't fit into that category..:O) What ever
24 posted on 02/17/2010 12:52:08 PM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny
What ever

Valley granny

25 posted on 02/17/2010 1:03:04 PM PST by kanawa
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To: Quickgun
The only problem with your post is that the breed does what it was bred to do...genetic makeup of a breed determines to a large extent what its temperament and actions will be. These dogs have genetic backgrounds that make them unstable and not to be trusted. Those that own them are very defensive about their sweet little doggie.

The rest of your post makes good sense.. Some breeds can be trained to attack and protect, with pits its instinctive to attack.

Dalmations have a bad reputation as biters so do Cocker Spanials. Biters and attackers are 2 different things..

Sweet Rachael Ray (celebrity TV chef) has had a pit she has had on her show that has attack 5 times and the poor dear is afraid she might lose him.. For some people there is no cure for stupid....

I was recently on a pit lovers site, and it seems all those that have the breed are pis$ed off at her big time for giving the breed such publicity...Her hubby is a lawyer and is in deep damage control right now..

Thats why bad publicity about the breed brings out the lovers. It puts the dog ownership of that breed in a "bad" light....No cure for stupid..

26 posted on 02/17/2010 1:08:24 PM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny
These dogs have genetic backgrounds that make them unstable and not to be trusted.

Detail this scientific knowledge on pitbull genetics for me granny. Please?

27 posted on 02/17/2010 2:02:46 PM PST by ARridgerunner
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To: goat granny
"These dogs have genetic backgrounds that make them unstable and not to be trusted."

I think you just described politicians. ;-)

28 posted on 02/17/2010 2:05:30 PM PST by verity (Obama Lies)
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To: from occupied ga
But he were such a gentle dawg. He done never gonna hurt nobody nohow. Heck, he loves my 3 year old niece. LOL. Pitbull defenders make me want to puke.

And, yes, I do have experience with this "bred to kill breed". A friend of mine was attacked by 2 last year while riding his bike in a neighborhood. 60 stitches later and he was as good as new (except for the lifelong scars).

29 posted on 02/17/2010 2:39:12 PM PST by oldvike (I'm too drunk to taste THIS chicken)
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To: goat granny

While I’m not a pit bull lover in particular, I do love my dogs. They are not really bred to fight, they are just used for that. The correct name for them is Staffordshire Terrier, and I believe the largest of the terriers. They are just a terrier, nothing more or less. If one is raised from a puppy and treated and trained as it should be, they make wonderful pets.


30 posted on 02/17/2010 2:46:54 PM PST by Quickgun (As a former fetus, I'm opposed to abortion. Pray for Obama,Psalms109:8)
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To: verity

LOL I think your right on that one.....:O)


31 posted on 02/17/2010 3:04:38 PM PST by goat granny
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To: ARridgerunner
I am sure that if you are interested enough, you'd do your research on your own...just look up the history of the breed and what they originally bred for...I am sure, that in the Internet age, you could do it easily enough...I have done mine...You could also go to state statics's on dog maulings and deaths attributed to each breed..States keep such records to watch for outbreaks of rabies and which dogs do the most mauling and killing. (not just biting) I was bitten several times as a child by our Irish setter, never told my parents cause I didn't want the dog put down. Most were just nips...that any dog will do...a killer she was not...
32 posted on 02/17/2010 3:23:40 PM PST by goat granny
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To: Quickgun

For a few I would agree with you....for most, I think not, wouldn’t trust one with my grandkids on a bet...but I would trust my lab with them...


33 posted on 02/17/2010 3:35:36 PM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny
:-)

I've done my research, granny, for years. I know the hx of the breed. I wanted any science behind your statement that "these dogs have genetic backgrounds that make them unstable and not to be trusted". There isn't any facts (scientific or otherwise) to back that statement up.

Advice: Learn the difference between fact and opinion.

34 posted on 02/17/2010 4:23:20 PM PST by ARridgerunner
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To: goat granny; familyop

” He then scooped the child up and took her to Kennestone Hospital. She was then airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston with a serious leg wound.”
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Hey,Granny,,,

There goes another $100k or more down the tube,,,

The chopper ride now runs around $10k,,,

All for the lack of a $.50 bullet,,,

Ain’t folks wasteful,,,

Sooner or later all the insurance companies are gunna drop

the hammer on on this mess,,,

They will get their info from the same place we do,,,

Wait for the whinin’-n-cryin’ to start...


35 posted on 02/17/2010 5:04:31 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: from occupied ga
"The dog is in the custody of animal control and will likely be euthanized. Charges are pending against the dog's owner."

There shouldn't be any question. Put the pit bulls and pit bull mixes down. It's common knowledge that pit bulls and pit bull mixes are uncontrollable and tear people apart (especially kids and old folks). And put their criminal owners away for good. Put 'em on work farms to get 'em off the drugs.

Otherwise, everyone should carry openly when walking by pit bull worshippers' houses. There's no sense in communist/fascist laws that keep decent people disarmed against the dangerous animals of cowardly lowlifes.


36 posted on 02/17/2010 6:46:07 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68
"There goes another $100k or more down the tube,,,

The chopper ride now runs around $10k,,,

All for the lack of a $.50 bullet,,,
"

Yep. I reckon we'll see less wastefulness in the near future, with governments about ready to default and all. It's easy to shoot worthless animals in the country, but city folks should be looking forward to those defaults. With revenues shutting down to nearly nothing for big government, they'll be getting rid of a whole lot of trash.

And BTW, here's something very related. In at least one of the medical marijuana states, their dope is over $400 an ounce. ...didn't turn out the way they wanted it to. ...another thing. There's US Code that makes it illegal for anyone smoking pot to possess a firearm. Thus, their preference for pit bulls...


37 posted on 02/17/2010 7:02:38 PM PST by familyop (cbt. engr. (cbt), NG, '89-' 96, Duncan Hunter or no-vote.)
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To: ARridgerunner; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68
:O) you need to learn the difference between fantasy world and reality...I doubt you have done any research on the background of the bull baiting pits or you wouldn't have said what you said. These dogs are unpredictable and not worth one child's face being ripped off.. but you have a right to your opinion..You cannot have your own facts....

I doubt if you have any experience in genetic backgrounds of any dog, at least you know nothing about Pits and pit/crosses...Most maulings and deaths Pit and Pit X is #1 and Rottys are number 2...Read some stats on it. all states keep such records when a person is mauled. Police reports taken hospital records etc....look somemore you are missing a lot. And if you expect me to do your research, that will cost you some money...I wouldn't work for free to do your job.......:O)

You could start a google, dog and maulings and death. It will bring up lots of them...not all but the largest majority are pit/pit X/ rottys....:O) all the best on your search..

38 posted on 02/17/2010 7:42:02 PM PST by goat granny
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68
I just love the dog of peace people they are so compassionate about other peoples maulings and deaths....
39 posted on 02/17/2010 7:43:47 PM PST by goat granny
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To: familyop

but city folks should be looking forward to those defaults. With revenues shutting down to nearly nothing for big government, they’ll be getting rid of a whole lot of trash.
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We called that a Free-Fire Zone in the olden days,,,LOL,,,

Gunna be a whole lotta trash taken out if/when the wheels

come off and the lights go out,,,MUAhahahahaha...;0)

P.S. : The local thugs never got that memo...


40 posted on 02/17/2010 7:50:58 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; ARridgerunner; Chet 99
I just got the laugh for the day....Checked up on our friend a ridgerunner. He was part of a Freepathon of pit bull lover that went after Chet99 on 4-17-09. They were pledging money to F. Republic if Chet99 went X amount of days not posting pit bull articles... That was the first pit bull article I ever went on...those people called names galore...I still remember some of the names, but aridgerunner didn't make much of an impression on me at the time....
41 posted on 02/17/2010 8:03:32 PM PST by goat granny
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To: goat granny

“Police reports taken hospital records etc....look somemore you are missing a lot.”
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It seems that the PBA will not admit that these attacks

are found by local police reports/scanners,,,

I worked at the local rag for over 5 years (pressroom),,,

This was 69-75,,,

They do the very same thing today,,,

No Way that anybody gets killed/mauled without the media

being all over it,,,

Why don’t they use a German Shepherd or a Yorkie in all

these Dawg Fights that we hear of ??!...;0)


42 posted on 02/17/2010 8:22:34 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: goat granny
Great Shootin’Granny!!!,,,

I remember that now...;0)

43 posted on 02/17/2010 8:25:37 PM PST by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: goat granny
LOL. I cannot have my own facts? Let's even things out, shall we? You can't have yours either. When you make a statement like this: "these dogs have genetic backgrounds that make them unpredictable and not to be trusted" prepare to be challenged, because this statement is not fact. It is utterly false on its face.

The rest has been beaten to death.

You seem like a fairly decent person, granny, just mistaken. (besides, I like goats:)) I really wish I had enough money to hire you to do some research, as I do have a project and no time, but you'd have to drop the poisoned bias and be objective.

44 posted on 02/17/2010 8:33:41 PM PST by ARridgerunner
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To: ARridgerunner
I wanted any science behind your statement that "these dogs have genetic backgrounds that make them unstable and not to be trusted". There isn't any facts (scientific or otherwise) to back that statement up.

Advice: Learn the difference between fact and opinion.

The statistics clearly back up the statement. It's math not science.

Advice:
1) learn the difference between the two, and
2) follow your own advice.

45 posted on 02/17/2010 8:41:32 PM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68; ARridgerunner

Gee that research only took a few minutes...and ridgerunner wants me to do his research on pits for free....when pigs fly and democrats in Washington love American..


46 posted on 02/17/2010 8:43:56 PM PST by goat granny
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To: ARridgerunner
There isn't any facts...

And learn to write while you are at it.

47 posted on 02/17/2010 8:44:12 PM PST by 70times7 (Serving Free Republics' warped and obscure humor needs since 1999!)
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To: ARridgerunner; 1COUNTER-MORTER-68
The LOL is one you darlin. Got your number on 4-17-09. Granny is rarely mistaken, and this is not one of the times..

*** but you'd have to drop the poisoned bias and be objective. you wrote***

Objectivity is not on the side of the pit lovers. Anyone that calls truth about the breed poison bias, I wouldn't work for even if you had the money..But there are enough of those pit lovers that would work for you cheap...:O)

48 posted on 02/17/2010 8:53:36 PM PST by goat granny
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To: verity

Euthanize is just a kind way of kill the piece of shit!

Now, when people finally get sick of this crap happening we will see entire neighborhoods policing for the protection of their young ones!

I don’t condone it, but truly understand it!


49 posted on 02/17/2010 8:59:50 PM PST by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!(FR #1690))
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To: goat granny
That's just it, granny. You don't have the truth.

But carry on anyway.

50 posted on 02/17/2010 9:04:50 PM PST by ARridgerunner
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