Skip to comments.Pregnant Pacifica woman killed by family pit bull
Posted on 08/11/2011 5:08:33 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
PACIFICA -- A pregnant Pacifica woman was found dead by her husband today after an apparent attack by a family pit bull, police said.
The 32-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, was killed in her home on the 500 block of Reina del Mar, said Capt. Dave Bertini, a Pacifica police spokesman.
The woman's husband told police that he had arrived home from work around noon and found one of the couple's two pit bulls standing over his wife's body. He was able to get the dog into the backyard before police arrived a few moments later.
Attempts to revive the woman were unsuccessful, and she was pronounced dead at the scene.
While the investigation was under way, Bertini said, the dog got loose from the yard and charged at officers who were stationed outside. They fired three shots at the pit bull, killing it.
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Repeat after me... Pits aren’t an evil breed...
Has a chihuahua ever done the same kind of thing??
“We just can’t understand it...Rolfie has always been such a sweet dog. He would never hurt a soul...”
Never own a dog whose ass you can’t kick.
Excellent advice. And, the dog needs to understand that.
I know a few chihuahuas that would....if they could. :)
but if you say anything bad about pits, you’ll get bitten.
but if you say anything bad about pits, you’ll get bitten.
Story: My wife or daughter can open the back door and call the dog (who is snoozing in front of the fireplace) and say, Joe! Outside!, and Joe stays in his bed and looks at me, I just point to the door, he gets up, stretches, and goes out. Drives my girls nuts.
My 2 daughters and 4 grandchildren and my daughter’s standard poodle were attacked last weekend in a public park in NY. The park is a popular place to walk your dog, and your dog is allowed to be off leash if it has passed an obedience test and holds a special license.
The grandchildren were ahead of my daughters. A man and 2 dogs came toward them. His dogs — a pit bull and a boxer — were off leash and roaming way ahead of him. The dogs had no off leash licenses. His dogs ignored my grandchildren and raced right towards the 20 month old standard poodle. The boxer stood back and the pit bull charged the poodle, slamming him in the chest, while my daughter was holding him on the leash close to her. He put his teeth on Rusty’s neck while my daughter screamed at both to dog and the man.
The man said his dog was just “playing” (there was no sniffing or play bows — just a sudden charge). My daughter said “That is NOT playing. Get your dog under control, or get out of here.”
The man left in a huff saying that my daughter had “spoiled his experience in this dog park.” My daughter responded, “This is NOT a dog park. This is a public park where people walk their dogs. Your dogs are not under control and do NOT have a license for this park.”
Luckily nobody was hurt, but that man doesn’t know how fortunate he is. He encountered my 2 daughters and threatened a dog belonging to one of them. My daughters are the closest human comparisons to pit bulls had their children, or their pets, been threatened. They are both mama grizzlies.
My dogs know I’m the top dog, so we don’t have that sort of argument. But, they’re middle-sized to small, so it’s not as much an issue.
I love dogs, but you’re not doing any one any favors if you don’t give them security and discipline.
Had a friend who has a dog like that. Wouldn’t listen to his wife, but sure listened to him. Course the wife really didn’t take care of that dog either.
Repeat after me... Pits arent an evil breed...
Also: “There are no bad dogs, just dead owners.”
Something like that . . .
LOL, he’s with us in spirit.
If you count attacks/bites, chihuahuas are very bad. Statistically, the worst biters are chow-chows.
What this looks like is bad pack power structure, with the wife not carrying enough authority.
Eh? Lock your wife and dog in the trunk, drive around town a bit, then open the trunk. Which one is happy to see you?
I have been told, repeatedly, that attacks like this are rare.
People own pits to intimidate other people.
I am glad to hear your family is okay.
When they go after the illegal breeders; they will cure this kind of stuff. The breeders are breeding them with too much aggression.
Unfortunately, no one wants to do the right thing.
Was this the owner’s fault? One hears that so much with these beasts.
Just one of these "Pit bull kills ____" stories is too many and I long ago lost count.
I'm sticking with English springers. My one springer should be a WalMart greeter. He LOVES everyone and people just love him back.
Need to get him into therapy dog training...he's a natural. Every one I've had has been like that, but my boy takes it up to the next level or so.
I don’t know, but a german shepherd did:
But the only one we hear about is the pit bull. So strange...
Really? To me it looks like the typical "poor mis-understood pit bull" story.
My husband is the top-dog in our household, yet, he has no qualms with leaving me alone with our corgi.
amen brother...we have people in my city that own these worthless animals who are on food stamps(not the dogs, the people, poorly phrased sentence....anyway, they walk the streets with their dogs, usually on a leash, but you can see the arrogance on their faces....worthless people, worthless dogs
Seriously, what do you mean by that?
“At that point I know I will have to do everything I can to get them to stop with the pit bull rescue stuff.
Well I agree, but no need to focus on that one breed. Newborns and various “rescue” dogs are a recipe for disaster, so I’d just focus on that.
I’m a cat person, but when I brought my baby home I made sure to lock the 2 cats I had out of her room at night. Basically they just sat around and observed her, but I didn’t want to worry while I was sleeping. The thing with babies is they don’t know nothing, so they don’t even know if something is wrong, that was my concern.
Name a better breed for guarding a meth lab.
Where’d you get your real data, if I may ask?
What a great pet!
How long will it take for the idiot to go get another pit?
I am right now looking for another dog and petfinder.com is a good way of doing that. But, as I look through their listings I am struck by the sheer number of pit bulls and pit bull mixes that I see. I wouldn't take one of those dogs under any circumstances, and I see a lot of people agree with me.
Okay...Got any statistics that were not made up by a crazy person?
At least make sure they know when they’re pups that you can kick their ass, and never back down after - it worked on my son who’s a foot taller than me now, so it ought to work on a dog...
Seriously don’t make null and void describe his pathetic attempt at humor from a horrible and tragic event. There are too many cruel and insensitive freepers. Meanwhile I’ve had several good friends banned from this site for encouraging voting for true conservatives over rinos. Really makes sense to keep classless folks around and get rid of those that generate genuine debate.
Truly classless post. Disgusting. It read like something Bill Maher would say.
I’m certain you’ll
have an equally classless response. Whatever.
Yeah. I know what you mean. “Stuffy”, our cat, looks at us like, “If I were only ten times bigger, I’d clean your clock!” (She weighs 13 lbs.)
There may be some courses at your local community college (taxpayer supported) on how to interpret irony and sarcasm. Highly reccomended.
How many pit bull deaths and maimings?
It’s like arguing the flash mob demographics.
I have young kids and the punk teenagers keep them to look cool around girls. I keep my 9mm with hollow points, just to make sure Doggy takes a dirt nap if he gets frisky.
It’s the breed, and sometimes the owner.
I detest pit bulls.
They are very fortunate that no one was hurt. Had one hair of anybody’s head been harmed, I don’t know what I would do. It was by the Grace of God that no one was harmed. One of the grandchildren in the group is autistic, and my daughter was being as protective of him as she was of her poodle.