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Georgia woman who rescued animals killed in dog attack
FoxNews.com ^ | August 17, 2012

Posted on 08/18/2012 9:26:11 AM PDT by null and void

A Georgia college student who cared for abandoned animals for nearly a decade was attacked and killed by a dog, police said.

Rebecca Carey, 23, was killed at her Decatur home sometime over the weekend, MyFoxAtlanta.com reports.

Authorities said Carey, who worked with dogs since she was a young teenager, had five dogs living with her at the time of her death. They included a pit bull, which she had owned for six years, a boxer mix and a Presa, a large Spanish breed. She was also dogsitting another Presa for a friend.

Carey’s body was discovered Sunday afternoon after she failed to show up for work at Alpharetta’s Loving Hands Animal Clinic. The dogs that she was caring for in her home were euthanized on Wednesday. It was unclear which dog killed Carey.

"Since the second grade when she read the book 'Throw Away Pets,' she vowed to be a voice for all animals," ... 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."

Sgt. Kim Medlin of DeKalb County Animal County said Carey’s death was the county’s first fatal dog bite.

The cause of death was listed as neck and upper torso injuries consistent with dog bites, the website reports.

Neighbor Monica Cofer said the dogs had never shows any signs of aggression in the past.

“They never showed any type of aggression,” she told the website. “Even if one got loose, you could tell them to go back to their yard and they’d go back.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; US: Georgia
KEYWORDS: pitbull
Live by the dog, die by the dog.
1 posted on 08/18/2012 9:26:16 AM PDT by null and void
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Terrible shame, people who do rescue work are angels on earth. I’m afraid that brining in the new dog caused a real problem.


2 posted on 08/18/2012 9:30:06 AM PDT by McGavin999
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Also posted at http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2920001/posts


3 posted on 08/18/2012 9:30:27 AM PDT by expat1000
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This is sad.


4 posted on 08/18/2012 9:31:59 AM PDT by chessplayer
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>>“They never showed any type of aggression,” she told the website. “Even if one got loose, you could tell them to go back to their yard and they’d go back.”

The problem is, any animal, including humans, can snap for unknown reasons. But with these breeds of dogs, if they do, and you don’t have a gun on your hip, someone may die or get horribly maimed.


5 posted on 08/18/2012 9:34:30 AM PDT by expat1000
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To: expat1000

Ooops, sorry, I will request this thread gets locked.


6 posted on 08/18/2012 9:37:11 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1307 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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“They never showed any type of aggression,”

....thats what they all say

7 posted on 08/18/2012 9:37:44 AM PDT by B.O. Plenty (Elections have consequences....)
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Did bringing in a new dog cause a fight for pack leadership? I wonder if the dogs became aggressive towards each other and she tried to separate them.


8 posted on 08/18/2012 9:38:45 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: McGavin999

That would be my guess as well. The dogs tried to establish pecking order and she tried to stop it, maybe.


9 posted on 08/18/2012 9:39:17 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1307 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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Gee, I wonder which one it was?

chihuahua, chihuahua growls

vicious pitbull, pitbull, lunging

10 posted on 08/18/2012 9:56:48 AM PDT by zipper
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They didn’t show any aggression because Pit Bulls lie. They’ll wag their tails and pant like they want to give you a big sloppy doggy kiss. That is just a ruse to get you close so they can peel your face off.


11 posted on 08/18/2012 10:07:11 AM PDT by Ajnin (Neca eos omnes. Deus suos agnocet!)
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Sad story.

But no matter how much you love your pet or other animals you must never forget that they are animals, not cute, fuzzy little people.


12 posted on 08/18/2012 10:09:54 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("Jiggle the Handle for Barry!")
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To: Ajnin

This one, from a video in NY just a couple of days ago, shows the dog wagging its tail.

The cop Trayvoned the dog, as one might say.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3M_upONUhc


13 posted on 08/18/2012 10:13:21 AM PDT by zipper
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Poor kid - she was doing good work, trying to deal with problems created by irresponsible dog breeders and owners. The American Pit Bull, from what I read, was once a responsibly bred dog found in many American homes. Now I wouldn’t get near one without seeing a pedigree showing responsible breeding history for a dozen generations. The Presa Canario also seems to be the sort of breed popular with dog-fighters, drug gangs and others determined to bring out the worst in a a dog.


14 posted on 08/18/2012 10:33:01 AM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: Iron Munro

Nor should you ever forget that cute fuzzy people are animals.


15 posted on 08/18/2012 10:38:31 AM PDT by null and void (Day 1307 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Heroes aren't made Frank, they're cornered...)
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Two pit bulls, two Presas. Sad but predictable outcome.


16 posted on 08/18/2012 10:46:33 AM PDT by PAR35
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Report: "Georgia woman who rescued animals killed in dog attack

Response: A rather rough way to die.

17 posted on 08/18/2012 11:15:38 AM PDT by AEMILIUS PAULUS (It is a shame that when these people give a riot)
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Some dogs are just bred to fight and kill.

Bloodlines of such breeds are full of purposeful human selections for aggression and violence. The most aggressive pups in each litter were selected and mated for multiple generations.

They were also bred for deceptive characteristics to fool opponents. That is why so many people say such dogs “lie”. They won’t show any signs of aggression until they are threatened or think they can kill you.

These dogs were bred to be used as weapons and cage fighters, not family pets.


18 posted on 08/18/2012 11:41:39 AM PDT by varyouga
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To: servo1969

Had to have a finger re-attached doing that


19 posted on 08/18/2012 12:10:48 PM PDT by billphx
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20 posted on 08/18/2012 12:22:43 PM PDT by RedMDer (https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=93destr)
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Congratulations on winning a Darwin Award Rebecca. You certainly earned it.

Thankfully you didn’t manage to kill any of your neighbors, like those a-hole lawyers in California that were breeding Presa’s who were unable to control their dogs. http://www.sfdogmauling.com/

Some people really are so stupid and/or naive that they shouldn’t be allowed to own any animal bigger than a border collie.


21 posted on 08/18/2012 12:42:19 PM PDT by RatSlayer
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To: varyouga

If you are talking about Pit Bulls you need to look at the history of the animal in America before making a all encompassing statement. Any animal can be bred to be vicious, just try and pet a feral cat. To single out a breed for destruction because of what a few men do is ... acting like a liberal!


22 posted on 08/18/2012 2:42:50 PM PDT by Mastador1
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To: RatSlayer

Loving animals is one thing. Understanding them is another.


23 posted on 08/18/2012 2:44:15 PM PDT by gundog (Help us, Nairobi-Wan Kenobi...you're our only hope.)
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To: Mastador1

I’m not talking about any breed in particular and am not for the destruction of any dogs at all.

I’m just saying that certain breeds are MORE likely to have a history of violence in their bloodline while other breeds are unlikely to have any violent history at all.

Some breeds are very likely to have been used for military, prisons, guarding, etc and their violence towards humans was accepted/encouraged as part of their purpose. Other breeds were never used for such purposes and individuals of such breeds were killed if they showed ANY aggression toward humans. Which would you rather have around your small children?

Yes, ANY animal can be bred to be vicious or tame. However, if I don’t have extensive history on a particular dog and it is stronger than my loved ones, I’d rather be safe and profile by breed. Except for a few ‘purebreds’ with extensive documentation or dogs that have been with a family for many generations, you are unlikely to know much about a particular dog’s history.


24 posted on 08/20/2012 6:46:35 AM PDT by varyouga
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