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Pit bull likely ate owner's hands
sfgate ^ | November 14, 2013 | Frank Juliano and Wes Duplantier

Posted on 11/14/2013 2:52:59 PM PST by Mount Athos

Two days after a dog bit off a woman's hand and her other arm, sources said her hands were likely eaten. And police said they had been to her home in the past for problems with the same dog.

Wilton's animal control officer had been called to the home of 65-year-old Anne Murray twice, both times on complaints that the pit bull had roamed off the property, police Lt. Don Wakeman said Wednesday.

Police have also come to Murray's home several times to arrest her 26-year-old son, Ian, according to state court records. Ian Murray was given a five-year suspended sentence after he was found guilty of a 2005 robbery and conspiracy to commit first-degree robbery. He was also found guilty of violating his probation in 2010 in connection with that case.

On Monday morning, a town police officer shot and killed the dog in the driveway of the home after it attacked Anne Murray.

Wakeman declined to comment on whether the 2-year-old pit bull, Tuxedo, had eaten the victim's limbs, but another law enforcement source said that most of the flesh and bone the animal ripped from the victim was not recovered at the scene. "Use your imagination as to what happened,'' the source said.

Murray lost all of one arm and the other up to the elbow in the attack, and suffered bite wounds all over her body, police said. Passing motorists saw the dog in the street and stopped to call 911. Murray was found under a car in her driveway, trying to shield herself from further attack.

Murray is recovering from her injuries at Norwalk Hospital, where her son, Matthew Murray, said Tuesday night that she was awake and hopeful of a full recovery.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: criminals; dogofpeace; maul; pitbull; pitbulls
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To: esoxmagnum

Dogs don’t have manners?

Talk about someone who knows nothing about dogs.


101 posted on 11/15/2013 5:45:39 AM PST by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: Mount Athos

Pit bull. Yeah right. Just another mere coincidence.


102 posted on 11/15/2013 5:50:09 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: steelhead_trout

Steely eagle eyes you have there sir!


103 posted on 11/15/2013 8:09:24 AM PST by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

That is more of a “Armando Christian Pérez”.

;<)


104 posted on 11/15/2013 9:01:11 AM PST by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: Eaker

A dog operates on two things, fear and reward.

If you think a dog has manners, don’t train it, and see how it behaves. It has no conscience. Pavlov proved this.

They do not do out of morality, but rather from fear from their owner, or need for reward.

This is why the Bible says dogs don’t go to heaven. They have no free will to do good.

Take any stray, and without training, see how much morality it has and manners it has.

Humans are the only animal with morality.

It is what separates us from beasts.

Yes, I know crazy cat ladies who think their cats communicate with them and love them. Watch as their corpse sits dead in an apartment for 7 days. That can or dog will eat you to the bone.


105 posted on 11/15/2013 9:20:06 AM PST by esoxmagnum ( Some hide in bunkers when there is trouble, others run towards the trouble.)
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To: esoxmagnum

BTW, what kind of sick manners allows a dog to eat it’s living owners hands?

I’ll avoid that kind of “manners”

WTF?


106 posted on 11/15/2013 9:22:16 AM PST by esoxmagnum ( Some hide in bunkers when there is trouble, others run towards the trouble.)
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To: esoxmagnum

The Bible says nothing of the kind. You might want to do a little more reading of Scripture before making such a claim! Animals are the innocent ones. They pre-dated man in the Garden, and contrary to what mankind wants to believe, they were not created for him. They were created for God - as we are. There are numerous Scriptures in the Bible which point to the immortality of both: ALL of creation “groans” for the regeneration of the world in the end times when all will be set right (Romans 8:9). Additionally, God made a covenant with both man and animals (See Genesis and Hosea). There is no evidence that the Lord intended animals to be temporary and mankind to be the only eternal creature. The idea that only the redeemed can be in Heaven precludes the presence of the angels and God Himself! Ludicrous. Again, Scripture doesn’t claim that — except in the case of man. If God has not changed His mind about people being eternal, what makes you think he has done so about animals (who, by the way, are present in Revelation and clearly in God’s presence in the world to come.) If you don’t want to believe God’s Word, at least stop using it to claim things that it does not say! Animals are capable of great emotion, as science has proven. Your post is nonsense.


107 posted on 11/15/2013 7:42:55 PM PST by JLLH
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To: JLLH

Firstly, I don’t often respond to dead threads as they usually lead to flame wars.

Secondly, I don’t often engage in religious discussions. Everyone has their own view.

But in this case, let me be clear, from the standpoint of a Catholic and what our doctrine has taught me and most likely every other Catholic from 1st communion, to confirmation, to learning about Last Rites.

To go to heaven, one must be baptized. Catholics do not baptize animals (unless their last name is Kennedy).

Secondly, one must accept Jesus Christ as the son of God, savior of men, and he who died on the cross for our sins. I am pretty sure animals do not have that cognitive ability.

Thirdly, one must be at peace with God, meaning you have confessed all of your sins to an ordained priest. It most assuredly should be done in a confessional booth, but there are exceptions. Those sins that you have avoided telling between confessions can be troublesome, especially when they are hidden or they continue to go on (extra marital affairs would be one of these). Until last rights, you must Atone for those sins, as prescribed by a priest. You don’t just go in and say “yeah, I stole some cookies”, you will be given an atonement, and you are not forgiven until that atonement is completed.

This can be waived during last rights, which is basically a silent confession if the person has already passed on, or if they are catatonic or unable to speak for themselves. The dying need only to hold a cross or rosary, or nod when asked questions during the ceremony, or indicate to the administer of Last Rights that they are at peace, regret all of their sins, and are ready to enter into the Realm of the Lord.

I am not sure of what organized religion you belong, and we could argue all day about the Catholic Church being wrong or right on this or that. Not my point. My point is my belief, based on the teaching of my church.

Neither one of us will dissuade the other from their beliefs. Belief is a powerful thing, and we would most likely become not-too friendly with each other if we were to engage in such a discussion.

Your belief is yours, mine is mine.

When I was a young boy, as most young boys, I had a favorite dog which my buddy. My best friend. Slept in my bed, the whole nine yards. But, she was older.

She had to be put down when I was almost a teenager, and I asked one of our priests if she will go to heaven. The answer was most assuredly NO.

It caused more grief, because I thought to myself, “why would I want to go to heaven when I die, if my dog won’t be there?” “If Heaven is a perfect place, then it wouldn’t be perfect without my dog (Piggy was her name), so... how does this work?” I further asked a Nun about my confusion and was told flat out “Pets and animals do not go to Heaven”. I was heartbroken for sure.

So, there’s my answer. I’m not happy about what I’ve been told as a youngster, but I’m Catholic, and unlike some Catholics I don’t get to pick and choose from my religion Ala-carte. It is what it is.

Best Regards,

Being that we are both on these boards, suggests that are both on the same side. I have no need to fight those that fight alongside of me.


108 posted on 11/16/2013 8:25:06 AM PST by esoxmagnum ( Some hide in bunkers when there is trouble, others run towards the trouble.)
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To: esoxmagnum

We have a chihuahua...and a pit bull.

The chi totally rules the pit.

The cat rules them both.


109 posted on 11/17/2013 5:11:57 PM PST by mom4melody
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To: Eaker

Our pit is afraid of the cat,,,,


110 posted on 11/17/2013 5:15:07 PM PST by mom4melody
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To: mom4melody

I hope you can get your money back.


111 posted on 11/17/2013 5:38:32 PM PST by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: esoxmagnum

I hope you can cook as critical thinking is certainly beyond your grasp.

Please point me to that exact passage in the Bible too.


112 posted on 11/17/2013 5:47:31 PM PST by Eaker (Sweat dries, blood clots and bones heal so suck it up buttercup.)
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To: mom4melody
You just described perfectly the behavior of the pets of a dear friend.
The Chihuahua is boss of the two Golden Retrievers and the
Siamese cats rule over them all.


113 posted on 11/17/2013 6:03:09 PM PST by bd476
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To: Eaker

Read this:

Catechism of the Catholic Church

Again, I was brought up Catholic. I have no idea what other religions believe.


114 posted on 11/21/2013 6:04:42 PM PST by esoxmagnum (Turtles don't win fights, they just turtle up. Victory belongs to the aggressor, not the turtle.)
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To: Eaker
Dogs don’t have manners?

Mine do.

They're just differently-abled type of manners.

115 posted on 11/24/2013 10:53:54 AM PST by humblegunner
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