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All pitbull owners should have their first born children killed

http://www.wfla.com/story/27885618/2-dogs-attack-kill-hernando-toddler

Brooksville – Little Declin Moss loved to play outdoors. At just 18-months-old, he frolicked around the yard and enjoyed being outside in his rural Brooksville neighborhood.

That’s where the toddler was Monday morning alongside the family dogs, Max and Thumper. Neighbors tell 8 On Your Side the pets were pit bulls, and that all of a sudden, Declin was in danger.

Charles Shorey cried as he described the toddler, “He was a beautiful kid. I feel sorry for the mother. She’s, she’s fighting and struggling.”

The toddler’s grandfather ran outside and witnessed a horrifying sight around 11 a.m. – two snarling, barking dogs mauling his grandson.

The dogs wouldn’t let go of each other or the baby.

The grandfather called 911, but it was too late. Little Declin was gone.

“I’m going to let her know that I’m here for her, if she needs anything,” said Shorey, wiping away tears.

Shorey admits that while the dogs never hurt any children or adults, the pets were dangerous to other animals. In fact, he told News Channel 8 that Max and Thumper have killed smaller dogs in the past.

“It is a terrible, terrible event today. Obviously, even those of us who work with death and dying and serious injury, the firefighters on scene were heartbroken,” said Hernando County Sheriff Al Nienhuis.

We asked the Sheriff if deputies had ever been called out to the address before for a dangerous dog complaint. The answer was no. Detectives are doing a thorough investigation to determine if criminal charges will be filed.

Stay with WFLA.com for updates about this breaking story

Your pit bull wants to kill you – A list of victims of their own pit bulls – pit bulls that kill their owners

This list begins in 2002.
These folks all were killed by their/their family’s pit bulls: Carter Delaney, Carmen Ramos, Roberto Aguilera, Kelly Chapman, Brandon Coleman, Lorinze Reddings, Raymond Tomco, Darla Napora, Joseph Hines, Kelly Chapman, Christine Staab, Ethel Horton, Chester Jordan, Jennie Erquiaga, Tonia Parks, Gerald Adelmund, Blanche Bodeur, Mabel McAllister, Pamela Rushing, Edward Mitchell, Linda Leal, Michael Winters, Mattie Daugherty, Justin Lane, John Reynolds, Johnny Wilson, Mary Diana Bernal.
For chilling 911 calls, see youtube Tina Marie Canterbury and Clifford Wright, who last seen in his front yard, tending the landscaping, with his beloved pit bull at his side; found horribly mutilated a short time hours later on his front porch (his esophagus was gone). Oops, Charles Hagerman. Oh my, same week here’s another: Rebecca Carey who rescued pits and other “bully” dogs. Debra Roberts (found dead, her leg was almost chewed off). Wow, another “rescue” person, Mary Jo Hunt October, killed in her own backyard by her own dogs, while frantic neighbors couldn’t save her. Elsie Gracie, 91, pronounced dead at the scene, many wounds to body.
I don’t include the death of babysitting Grandma Betty Todd, as she did not live at that home. She was attacked by her son’s pit bull. When police arrived at the scene, no ambulance was called, as her throat and spinal injuries were incompatible with life. Their pit had never showed aggression, not even to Betty during previous visits.
This list doesn’t include dead or maimed children, that list is longer.
This list doesn’t include non-fatal injuries, such as limb amputations, broken legs, there are many more of them!
This list doesn’t include visiting, passing or neighborhood pets, that list is horrifically endless, and grows by the minute, from coast to coast…

It might be acceptable if pits only maimed/killed their “consenting adult” owners, but more often the victims are neighbors, visitors or passersby (pet/people).

If pit bulls can be overcome by the pit instinct to tug-and-not-stop, so that they kill adult family members, we should not be surprised when they maul or kill neighbors (pets/humans). – See more at: http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/region/baltimore_county/woman-injured-by-pit-bull-in-her-home#sthash.iX6JJsMw.dpuf

Phuket man gravely savaged in pit bull attack

Mr Tiarasak was walking in front of his house on February 6 when he was attacked. The three dogs, belonging to a neighbour, had got loose and had just been chased away by people nearby after they tried to bit a woman.

Running back home, they encountered Mr Tiarasak and set upon him instead.

“The three dogs attacked him as soon as they saw him. He was unable to fight back and could only yell for some help. He was bitten repeatedly before some villagers came and chased the dogs away from him,” said Pol Maj Sanit Nookong of Wichit police.

Although the attack took place 20 days ago, Mr Tiarasak’s mother Benjarat did not report it initially to the police because she believed the dogs’ owner would pay for her son’s medical treatment. When he refused to do so, she went to the police.

“[My son] has already spent 20 days in Bangkok Hospital Phuket and may be released in the next two or three days as his wounds on arms and chest are getting better now,” Mrs Benjarat told The Phuket News.

However, she said that doctors were concerned about large wounds on both his legs. If these healed, they had said, he would be discharged, but if not, then he would need skin grafts.

“Both of his legs have big wounds. He lost quite a lot of skin so we have to see whether the skin will grow back or not,” she explained.

“So far treatment has cost B700,000 and there will be more bills, but the dogs’ owner has refused to pay anything.”

When Mrs Benjarat went to Wichit Police Station yesterday (February 25) she took with her pictures of her son’s injuries and the hospital bills.

“She reported the dogs’ owner for ‘having in his care a ferocious or vicious animal, allowing it to wander about alone in a manner likely to cause injury to a person’,” Maj Sanit said.

“Up to now she and the owner have been unable to come to an agreement on compensation.”
– See more at: http://www.thephuketnews.com/phuket-man-gravely-savaged-in-pit-bull-attack-37350.php#sthash.iT3iQ7Vg.dpuf

Do you feel safe walking your dog – DONT Dog Walk Interrupted By Pit Bull Attack

Pit bulls attack you on dog walks and rips out your dogs insides. lovely

NDERSON, S.C. —

Updated: February 26, 2013

Officials in Anderson say animal control officers have met wet the owner of the put bull accused of killing a man’s dog while on a walk.

The owner has been issued a citation for vicious dog.

Authorities say the dog’s vaccinations have been confirmed and the dog will not be seized.

The owner has moved the put bull to another location where he is expected to be kept more secure.

Posted: February 25, 2013

An Upstate man is mourning the loss of his pet, after police say it was attacked by a pit bull.

Anderson Police responded to a home on Jeb Stuart Avenue in Anderson on Sunday morning, after getting a call about a vicious dog.

Police reports say the victim was walking his dog in the area, when a pit bull ran out from behind the home and started attacking his pet. The victim said he tried to hit the pit bull with his cane, but it didn’t seem to have an affect on the animal.

The pit bull’s owner told officials the dog escaped his home while he was trying to leave out the back door. Police reports say he also tried to get his pit bull off the dog it was attacking, by hitting it with a closed fist.

Unfortunately the pit bull didn’t stop until the other other dog’s skin was torn, exposing its insides. The dog died as a result of the attack.

Animal Control was contacted, but there’s no word on whether the animal will be put down. Its owner is not facing any charges.

LET THE KILLER LOOSE – Vicious dog beats death sentence in SF

Charlie the pit bull will live, just not with his former owner.

San Francisco officials had sentenced the American Staffordshire terrier pit bull to be euthanized after an unprovoked attack on a U.S. Park Police horse the dog chased for almost 2 miles through the Presidio in August, biting it 10 times.

But after a battle in court and online by owner David Gizzarelli, San Francisco officials and Gizzarelli have agreed to a settlement. Gizzarelli will relinquish ownership in exchange for San Francisco Animal Care and Control not putting Charlie to death. Instead, the dog will be placed with “a qualified third-party rehabilitation center or sanctuary.”

As part of the deal, Gizzarelli agreed to have no direct or indirect contact with Charlie’s to-be-determined guardian. He will get quarterly updates on the dog. Gizzarelli also agreed to drop his lawsuit against the city.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera praised the settlement as “a fair and humane resolution that offers Charlie a chance at redemption while also protecting public safety.”

Gizzarelli pursued the case through three different state and federal courts and started an online petition that drew more than 113,000 signatories and raised an undisclosed amount of money. He could not be reached late Friday for comment.

“David made the really, really tough decision to concentrate on Charlie, not on his own rights,” said Gizzarelli’s attorney, John Mounier. “Even though David loses him, Charlie is going to live.”

That wasn’t going to be the case earlier, after Charlie, off-leash and without a collar at Crissy Field, attacked a horse named Stoney being ridden by Officer Eric Evans.

According to the findings from an Aug. 23 hearing, Charlie charged the horse, attempted to bite Evans on the leg, then bit the horse’s left front leg.

Evans was thrown from the horse and knocked unconscious, suffering a concussion and shoulder injury. Charlie then chased and attacked Stoney, leaving bite wounds and bleeding gashes on the horse’s legs, thighs and stomach.

A San Francisco Police Department review determined Charlie was a vicious and dangerous dog, and he was ordered euthanized.

John Coté is a San Francisco Chronicle staff writer. E-mail: jcote@sfchronicle.com

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Vicious-dog-beats-death-sentence-in-SF-4188223.php#ixzz2HnxujNhJ

Pit bull owners are more likely to be criminals

A 2006 study by the Journal of Interpersonal Violence concluded that owners of dangerous dogs were more likely to be criminals. “Findings suggest that the ownership of a high-risk (“vicious”) dog can be a significant marker for general deviance and should be an element considered when assessing risk for child endangerment.”

Owner of pit bull shot by police stages protest

Residents protesting a police officer shooting another resident’s dog on New Year’s Day staged a demonstration on Saturday outside the headquarters of the Northeast District, as the new commander there introduced himself to residents.

A Baltimore police officer chased a suspect through Stacy Fields’s yard in the 5500 block of Bucknell Road, and when her dog Kincaid started barking at him, the officer shot him. The dog had charged, according to a police report, and the department said the shooting was justified. But Fields thinks it was unnecessary.

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“He could have kicked him as easily as shot him,” she said. “Every dog barks, especially at strangers in the yard.”

Fields has mounted a Facebook campaign, which attracted more than 9,000 supporters as of Saturday, and is calling for the officer involved in the shooting to be named and for police to be better trained to deal with animals. About 24 supporters turned up to wave banners and hand out fliers at the police station.

Maj. Richard Worley, the newly installed commander of the Northeast District, said the officer’s name has not been released because threats have been made against him.

“It was just a tragic incident that occurred,” Worley added.