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For some real information on Pitbulls, start with the recent study “Mortality, Mauling, and Maiming by Vicious Dogs 2011”

i notice the usual Pitbull Nutters are posting their usual lies and propaganda. For some real information on Pitbulls, start with the recent study “Mortality, Mauling, and Maiming by Vicious Dogs 2011”

–> Over a recent 3-year period from January 2006 to March 30, 2009, a total of 98 dog bite fatalities involving 179 dogs occurred; 60% of the deaths were caused by pit bulls, and 76% were caused by pit bulls and Rottweilers. A total of 113 pit bulls were involved in these deaths, and they accounted for 63% of the dogs involved in fatal attacks. If the risk of fatal attack is normalized to Labrador Retrievers and Labrador-mix breeds (the most common registered dog in the United States), the relative risk of death related to pit bull attacks is more than 2500 times higher.

In one 85-day period from July to September 2008, pit bulls were involved in 127 dog attacks, 57% of which occurred off the owner’s property. In these attacks, 158 people were injured, 63% of them severely; 10% of the victims suffered severed body parts; and 6 victims were killed. 12 In the same period, 128 dangerous pit bulls had to be shot to death by police officers or citizens. A closer look at these figures indicates that 1 person is killed by a pit bull every 14 days, a person loses a body part to a pit bull attack every 5.4 days, 2 persons are injured by pit bulls each day, and 1.5 pit bulls are shot to death each day.

Dog bites are a serious public health concern in the United States and across the world. They result in substantial emotional and physical trauma and in a substantial economic cost to the victims and to society. Fortunately, fatal dog attacks are rare, but there seems to be a distinct relationship between the severity and lethality of an attack and the breed of dog responsible. The unacceptable actuarial risk associated with certain breeds of dogs (specifically, pit bulls) must be addressed. These breeds should be regulated in the same way in which other dangerous species, such as leopards.

Read more at http://fox43.com/2013/01/11/owner-of-pit-bull-killed-by-police-officer-charged-in-lebanon/#lPlOk2FGqHTkaHZ2.99

Experts agree with breed specific laws and legislation for pit bulls

Mortality, mauling, and maiming by vicious dogs.

Abstract
OBJECTIVE:

Maiming and death due to dog bites are uncommon but preventable tragedies. We postulated that patients admitted to a level I trauma center with dog bites would have severe injuries and that the gravest injuries would be those caused by pit bulls.
DESIGN:

We reviewed the medical records of patients admitted to our level I trauma center with dog bites during a 15-year period. We determined the demographic characteristics of the patients, their outcomes, and the breed and characteristics of the dogs that caused the injuries.
RESULTS:

Our Trauma and Emergency Surgery Services treated 228 patients with dog bite injuries; for 82 of those patients, the breed of dog involved was recorded (29 were injured by pit bulls). Compared with attacks by other breeds of dogs, attacks by pit bulls were associated with a higher median Injury Severity Scale score (4 vs. 1; P = 0.002), a higher risk of an admission Glasgow Coma Scale score of 8 or lower (17.2% vs. 0%; P = 0.006), higher median hospital charges ($10,500 vs. $7200; P = 0.003), and a higher risk of death (10.3% vs. 0%; P = 0.041).
CONCLUSIONS:

Attacks by pit bulls are associated with higher morbidity rates, higher hospital charges, and a higher risk of death than are attacks by other breeds of dogs. Strict regulation of pit bulls may substantially reduce the US mortality rates.

When I give take care of abandoned pit bulls, advocates call me a saint. When I am mauled to death, they call me a bad owner and blame me for the dogs attacks.

When I give food to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a communist.

Mary Jo Hunt, 53, was killed in the backyard of her Robeson County home, just south of Fayettteville, on Tuesday, by 7 Pit Bulls who turned on the woman who rescued them from shelters and the streets, according to Robeson County Sheriff’s deputies. Mary Jo is reported to work with Claws & Paws Animal Rescue, reports Dogsbite.org.

Investigators said Hunt and her sister took care of the rescued animals at their home on Sharon Lane and had a total of about 10 to 15 dogs in their backyard at the time of the attack. Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey knew Mary Jo and said, “She had been rescuing dogs for a number of years.”

Apparently Hunt was trying to use a rake to save a small Pug that was being attacked by the pack of larger Pit Bulls when the Pit Bulls turned on her and killed her, according to reports.

Deputies found the victim lying dead on the ground near the gate of her backyard and finally managed to get the dogs off Hunt, but she was already dead, Sheriff Sealey told reporters. He said Mary Jo was “mangled” and her clothes were torn off.

Two other dogs who were not involved in the attack were also seized and are being kept in isolation at Robeson County Animal Shelter, reports WSOCTV.com.

Sheriff Sealey said a female Pit Bull was also injured and is being treated by a veterinarian.

According to reports, officers from four jurisdictions responded to the 911 call. Neighbors who heard the noise and ran to help Mary Jo witnessed the gruesome scene and reportedly one of them tried to save her. An unidentified person stated to reporters that the dogs “almost ripped her arm off.”

At first five of the ten dogs were definitely identified as Pit Bulls, but later investigation disclosed that seven appeared to be that breed. The dogs were euthanized by animal control because they had been involved in killing a human, reported MyFox8.

Mary Jo’s death has been so far ruled accidental. Deputies say once their investigation is complete, they will turn the findings over to the Robeson County District Attorney who will decide what, if any, charges will be filed.

$500,000+ Insurance payment after pit bull mauling Settlement reached two years after pit bull attack in Hanover

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York, PA –

Two years after being savagely mauled by two pit bulls, attorneys for Ajia Brown, who was 8 when he was attacked, and an insurance company reached a $500,000 settlement.

York County Judge Penny L. Blackwell authorized the agreement Monday.

Ajia will receive annual $65,000 payments, increasing at 5 percent annually, beginning in 2020 for a total of $406,000.

Ajia’s attorney, Thomas J. Newell, said an additional $8,600 in medical bills paid by the insurance company brings the settlement package to $508,614.

Chester L. Little, of Hanover, was charged with simple assault and reckless endangerment, along with a number of summary dog law violations, for his dogs’ attack on Ajia Brown.

According to Hanover Borough Police reports, the dogs escaped their gated and fenced yard and repeatedly bit the child, chewing off parts of both ears and tearing a large part of scalp away.

Police shot one dog.

The most serious charges against Little were dismissed at trial in April.

He was fined $1,000 for harboring a dangerous dog.

Ajia has undergone numerous surgeries to repair damage to his ears and scalp.

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