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Newborn killed by dog in Cypress (pit bull again)
eyewitness news 13 ^ | 9-5-11 | eyewitness news 13

Posted on 09/05/2011 9:38:04 AM PDT by rawhide

CYPRESS, TX (KTRK) -- Charges could soon be filed against a dog owner whose pet mauled an infant to death in northwest Harris County over the weekend.

Deputies were called to a home in the 16500 block of Cypress Bridge near Barker Cypress and Huffmeister around 9pm Saturday. Two-week-old Brayden McCollen had been in a swing in a room, alone with the 100 pound dog.

An adult was home at the time with three other children. That person heard the loud noises and ran into the room, but investigators say Brayden had already been badly injured.

The newborn was airlifted to an area hospital, but did not survive.

There is some discrepancy on what kind of dog attacked the baby. Animal control officials say the dog is a Pit Bull. The Harris County Sheriff's Office report has it listed as a Labrador retriever mix, with further specification.

The dog was taken by animal control and will be quarantined for the next 10 days. His fate will be decided after that. According to the family, the dog had never showed any signs of aggression before.

This case is being referred to the Harris County District Attorney's Office to see if charges will be filed.

(Excerpt) Read more at abclocal.go.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baby; bull; pit; pitbull
According to the family, the dog had never showed any signs of aggression before.

Always the same asinine excuse! The owner needs to be jailed for this. There is no excuse, period!

1 posted on 09/05/2011 9:38:05 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

Pit bull defenders responding to thread in 3...2...1...


2 posted on 09/05/2011 9:39:54 AM PDT by Right Brother
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To: rawhide

I am sure that some pro-pitbull person will be along shortly to tell us how either

A) The owner of the dog is to blame (ie; trained the dog to eat babies)

B) The baby started it.


3 posted on 09/05/2011 9:43:07 AM PDT by Grunthor
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To: rawhide

“Animal control officials say the dog is a Pit Bull. The Harris County Sheriff’s Office report has it listed as a Labrador retriever mix, with further specification.”

I trust animal control over the police in determining breed as I trust the police over animal control to tell me what is a felony and what is a misdemeanor.


4 posted on 09/05/2011 9:44:49 AM PDT by Grunthor
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To: Grunthor

Like I said, the owner needs to be jailed over this, no excuses!


5 posted on 09/05/2011 9:45:56 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: Grunthor

I agree!


6 posted on 09/05/2011 9:46:37 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: rawhide

According to the family, the dog had never showed any signs of aggression before.
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Maybe they never had a newborn in the house before...

Its the newborns fault...


7 posted on 09/05/2011 9:48:06 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Grunthor

A hundred pound dog I would go with the Lab mix.


8 posted on 09/05/2011 9:48:13 AM PDT by eastforker
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To: rawhide
[Anti-pitbull, topical Texas-related comment self-censored out of a sense of taste and decorum].

Bastrop.

9 posted on 09/05/2011 9:50:06 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: rawhide
Animal control officials say the dog is a Pit Bull. The Harris County Sheriff's Office report has it listed as a Labrador retriever mix, with further specification.

That's a bad mix.

They'll tear your arm off, then expect you to throw it for them...

10 posted on 09/05/2011 9:51:13 AM PDT by null and void (Day 954 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: eastforker

Animal Control Officers don’t know what a Pit Bull looks like.

- eastforker.

That about right?


11 posted on 09/05/2011 9:52:27 AM PDT by Grunthor
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To: rawhide

chet99 .. That You?


12 posted on 09/05/2011 9:53:53 AM PDT by freejohn ("Never argue with a fool; onlookers may not be able to tell the difference." --- Mark Twain)
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To: eastforker

Really.


13 posted on 09/05/2011 9:59:23 AM PDT by svcw (iphone 5 release date late October - rats)
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To: Grunthor

Quite possible. I think I would tend to believe the HCSO on this one.


14 posted on 09/05/2011 10:00:38 AM PDT by eastforker
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To: svcw

Really! Now then that being said, the lab mix could have some pit in him, maybe giving the dog a simmilar shape head. Pit Bulls, American Stafordshire Terriers, do not get up to a hundred pounds.


15 posted on 09/05/2011 10:03:24 AM PDT by eastforker
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To: rawhide

People like this need their heads examined! What genius leaves a two week old infant alone with ANY 100 lb dog? Good or bad ... A dog is still an animal and should never be left alone with small children.

I’m not a parent and even I know this.


16 posted on 09/05/2011 10:11:19 AM PDT by kschockeynut87 (I regret that I have but one life to give for my GOD, my family and my country.)
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To: Grunthor

See, even a LAB can turn feral when it has some PB in its bloodline .


17 posted on 09/05/2011 10:13:16 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Proud master of 2 golden retrievers. Best dogs in the world.)
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To: Right Brother

a pit bull in the home with a small child is just as dangerous as a loaded gun laying in reach of a toddler.


18 posted on 09/05/2011 10:14:27 AM PDT by a real Sheila (Proud master of 2 golden retrievers. Best dogs in the world.)
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To: eastforker

Huh? I have seen pits that size. I would trust animal control over the police in IDing the dog.


19 posted on 09/05/2011 10:14:35 AM PDT by svcw (iphone 5 release date late October - rats)
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To: rawhide

The only ones who should be allowed to own pit-bulls are the US Army.


20 posted on 09/05/2011 10:24:23 AM PDT by Revel
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To: svcw
I doubt it. What you probably saw was a mix of pit and some other large breed. Max weight on a full blooded pit is about 60 pounds and that would be a big pit.Most people see a bobbed tail and square looking head and they automatically think pit. We do it with people as well. Take Obama, he is equally half white and black yet we describe him as being black, no one ever describes him as being white.
21 posted on 09/05/2011 10:24:32 AM PDT by eastforker
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To: Grunthor

I read about this first on MSN, my default browser. When I first saw the headline and before I clicked on the article, I thought, “Here we go again, another pitbull attack.” MSN said “labrador mix” as the breed responsible. So that was a surprise.

Only upon coming here did I see it was a pitbull. It is interesting how the press continues to cover up for these dangerous animals.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44395729


22 posted on 09/05/2011 10:34:06 AM PDT by solesmes (More gooder news!)
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To: null and void

Brilliant!

Can’t stand pit bulls and all their variants. Say what you will loving Pit owners... I guarantee I know dogs ten times better than you do. Move in next to my kids? You’ll find your dog dead inside a month.


23 posted on 09/05/2011 10:38:18 AM PDT by golux
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To: null and void

Brilliant!

Can’t stand pit bulls and all their variants. Say what you will loving Pit owners... I guarantee I know dogs ten times better than you do. Move in next to my kids? You’ll find your dog dead inside a month.


24 posted on 09/05/2011 10:39:05 AM PDT by golux
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To: eastforker

Nope. I worked with animal control for over a year, I saw dozens of pits.


25 posted on 09/05/2011 10:39:11 AM PDT by svcw (iphone 5 release date late October - rats)
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To: Grunthor

Some of our friends have a pit. They adopted it from the pound, where it was listed as a “lab mix”. It is clearly a pit. Pounds are filing up with pits, because so many people are dumping them. I don’t know of any homeowners insurance companies that will issue a policy if you own a pit. So apparently some pounds are intentionally misidentifying pits as other breeds to get them adopted.


26 posted on 09/05/2011 10:46:00 AM PDT by passionfruit (When illegals become legal, even they won't do the work Americans won't do)
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To: eastforker

“Max weight on a full blooded pit is about 60 pounds and that would be a big pit.”
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Uh...no....search the web for breeders who selectively breed purebred pits for size and you’ll find 130 plus pound pit bulls. They are sold as ‘bully pits’ or ‘xxl pits’ and sheesh...they are horrifying to look at. But for what it’s worth, there’s a video somewhere on the web of a 40lb pit bull that killed a horse. They don’t have to be large to kill. A 40lb pit bull could have killed that infant too - but in this case, it was a larger pit.
They also have a color of pit bull specifically bred to look like rottweiler coloring so people can pass their pitt off as a a rottie. So when a 45lb adult ‘rottweiler’ attacked and mauled someone on a bus, commenters to the news article cross linked urls for pit bulls bred to look like rottweilers and asked ‘how many 45lb rotties are there?


27 posted on 09/05/2011 10:49:38 AM PDT by ransomnote
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To: rawhide

>>According to the family, the dog had never showed any signs of aggression before.
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There will be birdbrains along any minute to say something similar, if they’re not here already.


28 posted on 09/05/2011 10:53:11 AM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: svcw

The APBT ranges in size from 22 pounds to 110 pounds (rare), with the most common being between 35 - 55 pounds (16-25 kg.), in fact the original APBT’s were between 20 - 40 pounds (9-18 kg.) and were bred small for their main purpose, fighting, These dogs are varying from small to extra large. A very common misconception is that APBT’s are muscle bound (viscous) hulks that weigh in around 85 pounds (39 kg.) and this is generally not the majority, Most of the APBT’s that Are that large have been crossed with another breeds.


29 posted on 09/05/2011 10:54:17 AM PDT by eastforker
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To: kschockeynut87; rawhide

Forget what they look like -

Pits and variants are different because 1) they snap in a second for no logical reason and 2) you can’t read ‘em like you can almost every other dog (excepting SharPeis and other mental specialty retards) and 3) they can and will KILL when they snap.

Not all, but MANY are a TREMENDOUS danger to kids.

I advise terminating the breed, neighborhood by neighborhood, using whatever means necessary.


30 posted on 09/05/2011 10:56:39 AM PDT by golux
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To: solesmes
The local Houston news identified the dog as a pitt bull.
31 posted on 09/05/2011 10:57:37 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears

I will tell you sir I am by no means a birdbrain and an animal can snap without ever showing signs of agression beforehand.That is why you never ever allow a child to be alone with a large breed of dog. In the MSN article it stated the parents were there in the room and the dog sniffed the child but attacked and killed it before the parents could get him subdued. It only takes a few seconds for a large breed to kill a fragile newborn.Any dog of any breed is capable of instant agression that can kill or maim.


32 posted on 09/05/2011 11:02:01 AM PDT by eastforker
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To: rawhide

The choice is easy.......either a pit bull or baby.......not both in the same household at the same time FCOL!! I feel sorry for the dogs because of what humans have bred into them but I also think they should be banned as household pets and this is from an avid animal lover who happens to love babies and children more.


33 posted on 09/05/2011 11:02:24 AM PDT by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: passionfruit

My BIL has a pit that PAWS listed as a Shar-Pei. If that dog is anything but Pit I’m skinny.

and I ain’t skinny.


34 posted on 09/05/2011 11:03:11 AM PDT by Grunthor
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To: rawhide

Training a Pit Rot mix doesn’t seem too difficult.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?desktop_uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DenlCkTzcI-s&v=enlCkTzcI-s&gl=US


35 posted on 09/05/2011 11:03:59 AM PDT by Jonestown Punch (...just a fact in my opinion!)
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To: Jonestown Punch

Or the non-mobile version even.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?desktop_uri=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DenlCkTzcI-s&v=enlCkTzcI-s&gl=US


36 posted on 09/05/2011 11:05:40 AM PDT by Jonestown Punch (...just a fact in my opinion!)
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To: kschockeynut87
People like this need their heads examined! What genius leaves a two week old infant alone with ANY 100 lb dog? Good or bad ... A dog is still an animal and should never be left alone with small children.

I’m not a parent and even I know this.


Most sensible post I've seen. A 100 pound dog could injure a two week old child trying to play with it.
37 posted on 09/05/2011 11:27:53 AM PDT by algernonpj (He who pays the piper . . .)
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To: rawhide

Owner’s fault. You do not leave a dog unsupervised with an infant.

You don’t leave dogs and children alone together until *BOTH* parties are of sufficient age & maturity to know how to socialize WELL together (dog knows to be gentle with the kid, and kid knows not to pull dog’s tail, etc.)


38 posted on 09/05/2011 12:20:38 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: rawhide

I’ve always owned Great Danes when we have had a dog.Who in their right mind leaves a child let alone a baby alone with a dog...ANY dog.I would not even leave the room when my 5 yo niece was there even though our dogs let her wallow/lay all over them.If I left the room so did she.


39 posted on 09/05/2011 12:21:39 PM PDT by chris_bdba
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To: golux

So, why didn’t this one “snap”?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1670661/posts


40 posted on 09/05/2011 12:24:47 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: chris_bdba

That is both responsible child supervision and responsible dog ownership.

Kudos to you!

If more people practiced both, we would have fewer of these tragedies in the news.


41 posted on 09/05/2011 12:27:17 PM PDT by Immerito (Reading Through the Bible in 90 Days)
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To: Right Brother

I am not a pit bull defender but 100 pounds is rather oversized for a pure pit bull. There are other breeds that look similar but reach a larger size. Pit bull is supposed to be the American version of the Staffordshire Terrier, a breed which should not be larger than 60 pounds. Of course many Americans think the only thing to breed for is size, I wouldn’t be surprised to hear of a 100 pound Chihuahua being bred by some kook.


42 posted on 09/05/2011 12:35:56 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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To: eastforker

Some other freeper posted an article a month or so ago about a breeder that had pits starting at 100 pounds to 150 adult weight. I followed the link to read about them, but alas, I forgot to write down the name of the breeder and his web site....lots of pits go over 50 pounds...


43 posted on 09/05/2011 1:59:35 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: RipSawyer; All

re: my post 43, found the name of the breeder but have not direct link.....BIGGEMINIKENNELS.COM Pits at 150 pounds...


44 posted on 09/05/2011 2:07:03 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: rawhide

Shoot the dog; hang the owner.


45 posted on 09/05/2011 2:12:32 PM PDT by meadsjn (Sarah 2012, or sooner)
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To: goat granny

They can call them whatever they wish but there is a standard for each breed and that is more than double what a big pit bull is supposed to weigh. One hundred and fifty pounds is what a St. Bernard should weigh.


46 posted on 09/05/2011 6:18:23 PM PDT by RipSawyer (Trying to reason with a liberal is like teaching algebra to a tomcat.)
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To: eastforker

You misinterpreted my post entirely.

I was pointing out that this would be the excuse for the ignoramuses to leave the dog near their baby, and it is the excuse you ALWAYS hear when a senseless tragedy like this happens, which is directly caused by human stupidity.


47 posted on 09/05/2011 6:22:46 PM PDT by Do Not Make Fun Of His Ears ("But resist, we much...we must...and we will much...about...that...be committed." - Al Sharpton)
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To: RipSawyer

Since they list the blood lines, they are pit bulls no matter what the standard says...My sister had a St Bernard that went over 200 pounds, of course the bitch was spoiled rotten when it came to eating...ate everything in the house except the people....cost her a fortune....but a sweet dog..


48 posted on 09/05/2011 8:18:28 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: rawhide
According to the family, the dog had never showed any signs of aggression before.

I had some woman lay that line on me earlier today...I told her to make sure she had a good grip on that leash, as there are a number of cats in our neighborhood. "Oh, he would NEVER hurt a fly."

Bullsh*t. You can't predict what ANY animal would do from one minute to the next.

49 posted on 11/03/2011 5:00:59 PM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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