Skip to comments.DeKalb woman killed in home by pet dog
Posted on 08/17/2012 4:09:51 AM PDT by from occupied ga
The DeKalb County medical examiner says a woman found dead in her home was killed by at least one of her five dogs.
Twenty-three-year-old Rebecca Carey spent her life rescuing animals, taking several into her home to keep them from ending up at animal control.
Carey’s best friend, Jackie Cira, went to Carey’s home when she did not show up for work on Sunday.
“There was a lot of blood,” Cira said. “And when first got there, it looked like she had fallen and hit her head.”
The DeKalb County medical examiner ruled Carey’s death was the result of dog bites.
Animal control took custody of the five dogs in the home – two pit bulls, two presas and a boxer mix.
Any dog that has bitten a person goes into a special isolation lockup at animal control.
Cira said she knows Carey’s dogs, and actually owned one of them, a therapy dog, at one time.
“Any dog she came into contact with, she brought out the best in,” Cira said.
Cira said she wanted the dogs she knew to be gentle to be spared punishment.
“I don’t know who did what, but I can say with certainty who did not,” Cira said.
Animal control’s interim director Tim Medlin told Channel 2’s Jeff Dore that the county can’t risk putting a killer dog with a family, and they have all been put down.
“We didn’t know which dog did which. I can’t be wrong. Not just myself, no one can be wrong in putting out a dog that possibly had to do with these type of injuries. I will not put another person at that kind of risk,” Medlin said.
Carey’s family declined to speak with Dore, but they issued the following statement:
"Rebecca Carey of Decatur was 23 years old and an avid animal lover. Since the second grade when she read the book Throw Away Pets she vowed to be a voice for all animals. She attended Georgia Perimeter College and worked at a veterinary clinic. Upon placing her first abandoned animal in a permanent loving home in 2003, she volunteered countless hours with rescue networks and animal shelters. There she did what she loved the most: rescuing animals from untenable situations to find them safe, loving homes."
Safer to entirely skip the entire canine genus and go with felines instead. :D
I can’t remember the last time I read about a cat jumping over a fence and mauling some child (although I did find a half mouse on the doorstep the other morning which I suspect was a present from the neighbors cat)
Says you. When I don't come up with food on time, my cats start licking me.
I call it 'taste sampling'.
Every time....EVERY time.....a piece like this shows up, I see/hear the same old, tired nonsense.
“Oh, but MY pit bull is SUCH a sweetie! He wouldn’t hurt a fly! See, it’s all in how you raise ‘em!”
Bull feces. They’re loaded guns with four paws.
My uncle had a cat that was vicious. If would attack anyone who came near his house. The mailman refused to deliver so he had to pick his mail up at the post office. Certainly not deadly but they are not all nice animals. I've been at houses where cats would just come up and bite people for no apparent reason.
You never met our cat we affectionately (sometimes) called the Mass Mauler (we lived on Cape Cape). He would wait in hiding around a corner and as the spirit struck him he would launch himself at those walking by, wrap himself around an ankle and commence gnawing (he didn't break the skin, well hardly ever anyway.)
He would also walk up to you and stare at you with his ears flattened and tail swishing (attack signal) and if you pointed at him he would leap up and again wrap himself around your arm and use his back legs to “play” at tearing you up as real cats will do in a fight. However ours never extended his claws.
WE had a 95 lb German Shepherd and the cat was absolute King. The dog knew it too was smart enough to stay away when the cat decided to “play”. He would stalk the dog and the poor animal would get a panicked look on her face and wouldn't know what to do, mostly stood there with her eyes rolling looking as if she wanted to disappear. Sometimes if he got close enough he would leap at the dogs head and wrap front paws around dogs neck and hang on while the dog tried to shake her off.
All in fun and 10 minutes later they would be laying down curled out next to each other. He was a ferocious and fearless hunter and brought us rabbits, mice and chipmunks almost every day.
Finally, if you were not family, putting your hand out to pet him was definitely not a good idea.
Mine, too. If they were bigger than us, they’d kill and eat us. Here, kitty, kitty...
But they are not.
Just like poor parenting had no basis on kids in youth detention and worse, prisons. I am not going to disagree that one species is more aggressive than another in their influential ease of aggressive training, but leaving a kid to be influenced by the street is no different than those who think it is cute to see a puppy being aggressive.
The saying that kids learn what they live is equally applicable in the case of "training" animals. But just as equally, common sense is far too many times neglected while they are smarter than that little voice inside ones self.
Here we go.
With all due respect, they were BRED to be vicious. It is in their genetic makeup. Why do people consistently ignore that little fact, all the while hand-waving over story after story of these beasts chewing toddlers to pieces?...or in this case, a young adult woman?
One of each here. But, I’m pretty sure that Her Royal Highness thinks she’s a dog.
>>two presas <<
These are scary dogs.
With all due respect back to ya. Just as they were BRED to be vicious a long time ago, so were Yorkies. They were BRED to be rat killers in the sewers of England. So just how many stories are we seeing today of rabid Yorkies terrorizing the sewers of any city, toddlers or young adult women?
LOL! I thought Garfield was a cartoon!
Agreed, they're one of the half dozen or so breeds that are primarily responsible for fatal attacks, but pit bulls head that list.
That would be my first guess too.
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