Skip to comments.Cobb: Pit Bull Attacks Child
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.
< /sarcasm tag for all of you who voted for Obama and those who think McCain's daughter is anything but an overweight idiot.
This might interest you. Here is yet another instance of a child provoking one of those wonderful pets.
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.
Lets 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.
Still waiting to hear about a pack of wild chihuahuas doing the same thing.
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.
Kind of makes you wonder why he had them in the first place.
Euthanize the dog AND euthanize the owner.
About the same time people stop using attacks as an excuse to post failed attempts at cutesy wutesy satirical humor.
That’s a twofer.;-)
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.
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.
valley girl :)
Ha ha, I was going to ask if he had authorization to post this article.
“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.
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.
What were they bred for?
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..
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..
Detail this scientific knowledge on pitbull genetics for me granny. Please?
I think you just described politicians. ;-)
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).
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.
LOL I think your right on that one.....:O)
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...
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.
” 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.”
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...
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..
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.
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...
“Police reports taken hospital records etc....look somemore you are missing a lot.”
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)
I remember that now...;0)
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.
Advice: Learn the difference between fact and opinion.
The statistics clearly back up the statement. It's math not science.
1) learn the difference between the two, and
2) follow your own advice.
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..
And learn to write while you are at it.
*** 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)
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!
But carry on anyway.