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25 year old pit bull advocated killed by own pitbull

A Spartanburg woman who was killed by a pit bull had been attempting to rescue her mother from the attacking dog, authorities say.

Porsche Nicole Cartee was pronounced dead inside her home when emergency responders arrived Saturday.

Spike, which has since been euthanized, had been the Cartee family’s pet for more than a decade.

Authorities say the pit bull “just snapped” when it began attacking the mother. Cartee’s sister was also injured. Her mother was hospitalized and her injuries may require surgery, while Cartee’s sister received treatment on scene, said Jamie Nelson, the director of Spartanburg County’s Office of Environmental Enforcement.

Those close to the 25-year-old described her as selfless.

Patrick Powell, Cartee’s boyfriend of nearly 10 years, said the two had just separated about a month ago but were planning on getting back together.

The family’s pit bull had caused problems before, Powell said by phone Sunday.

A previous attack left the mother hospitalized, but the incident was never reported to authorities, Powell said.

No other case involving Spike had been reported, Nelson confirmed. The environmental enforcement office is continuing to look at records from previous addresses to ensure there were no prior cases, he added.

An autopsy is being performed on the dog to determine if it had rabies, he said.

“The biggest thing apart from it being a fatality is that it was three victims at one time, and it was a family pet,” Nelson said. “It’s just a huge tragedy here for this family.”

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Pit Bull Advocate Emerald White whose pitbull killed neighbour’s beagle launches $1 million law suit

Emerald White wants compensation for injuries she suffered while trying to restrain her animals

The four pit bulls, meanwhile, have been declared “dangerous dogs” by the local authority

The four pit bulls have been declared “dangerous dogs” by the local authority Photo: Alamy

The brutal death of Bailey, a much loved beagle, was bad enough for Steve Baker but he did not bargain for a million dollar writ from the owner of the four pitbulls who killed his pet.

However, Emerald White wants compensation for the injuries she suffered when she went to retrieve her dogs.

Bailey was “shaken like a rag doll” during last month’s attack in Texas City, Texas when the pit bulls burst through a hole in the fence separating the two properties.

According to court documents Ms White was “seriously injured” when she was “unexpectedly and viciously” attacked when she tried to retrieve her animals.

As a result, she now suffers from “fear anxiety and trepidation”.

Bailey was a 10-year-old beagle and loyal canine companion to the Mr Baker and his family including two young daughters.

His only transgression appears to have been to have aroused the ire of Ms White’s pit bulls.

But, at least the law suit, Bailey should have been confined in a secure enclosure – rather than being allowed to wander around his own back yard.

Mr Baker told the Galveston Daily News that he was stunned by the writ.

“I couldn’t believe it,” he said. “Everyone was telling me to sue her, but I decided not to because it won’t bring Bailey back.”

The four pit bulls, meanwhile, have been declared “dangerous dogs” by the local authority, which means they have to be confined to a secure enclosure with a six feet high fence.

Ms White could not be reached for comment.

Top 20 favorite pit bull advocate sayings:

#20 – All pit bulls are never hurt anyone.

#19- Damn Nutters need to listen to my personal anecdotes about how well pitty and my daughter get along and get educated… HUE HUE HUE

#19 – I hope my pit bulls rip off their face and eat it for thanksgiving.

#18-.DOGS BITE ARE LIARS

#17- Oh, so you were “allegedly” bitten? Oh, you got 32 stitches in your face? Oh- it was done by a pit bull? Well, you provoked it.

#16- what pretty dogs…

#15- dead children are better than restricting a dog any day.

#14 – That’s not a pit bull and don’t let anyone tell you it IS!!!

#13- A pit by any other name is still a pit. Luckily most of the public isn’t taken in.

#12- we are the silent majority

#11- every dog can be rehabilitated

#10- did you get a non pet store pit?

#09- is that BSL ?

#08- the media is lying!

#07- child provocation !

#06- sacrificing your kid on our pit bull alter!

#05- Everyone needs to own one

#04- a drop of non pit blood ruins the dog!

#03- you know what “mix” means… It’s not a pit bull.

#02- who do they think they are? They don’t know who they are messing with!

#01- why are they picking on meeee? Why are they being so meeeeaaan?

Pit bull attack kills neighbor’s dog pit bull advocate smuggles dog from police

ranville Police are investigating a pit bull’s fatal attack on another dog in Granville.

The pit bull was staying with an occupant of a home near downtown Granville when it left the property and attacked a dachshund that was in the yard of a neighbor at 1 a.m. on Jan. 1, according to Granville police reports. The dachshund’s owner immediately took the dog to a vet for treatment, but on Jan. 5 told police the dog had died, the reports said.

Police were able to identify the home where the dog was staying by following its tracks in the snow. But when they arrived, the home’s occupant said a family member had taken the dog.

Police are trying to identify the owner of the dog, according to Police Chief Jim Mason. He said the owner of the dog wasn’t at the home at the time of the attack. The occupant of the home was dog sitting for the owner, who police believe may be a relative, when the dog left the premises, Mason said.

The dog’s owner faces a possible charge of dog running at large, but no greater charge due to the death of the dachshund, Mason said. The charge carries a maximum fine of $150.

Police data show there have been three reports of loose dogs but no other dog bites on the street in the last few years, according to Mason.

Asked if the dog poses an on-going risk to the neighborhood, Mason said he believes the dog was present at the Granville home to be watched for a relatively short time and doesn’t stay there on an on-going basis.

Why pit bulls are a problem and more needs to be done – BSL , BANS , Larger Fines , Mandatory Muzzles in public and Mandatory Insurance

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 vic
tims 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. –> Mortality, Mauling, and Maiming by Vicious Dogs 2011

Temperament is not the issue, nor is it even relevant. What is relevant is actuarial risk. If almost any other dog has a bad moment, someone may get bitten, but will not be maimed for life or killed, and the actuarial risk is accordingly reasonable. If a pit bull terrier or a Rottweiler has a bad moment, often someone is maimed or killed–and that has now created off-the-chart actuarial risk, for which the dogs as well as their victims are paying the price.

The humane community does not try to encourage the adoption of pumas in the same manner that we encourage the adoption of felis catus, because even though a puma can also be box-trained and otherwise exhibits much the same indoor behavior, it is clearly understood that accidents with a puma are frequently fatal. For the same reason, it is sheer foolishness to encourage people to regard pit bull terriers and Rottweilers as just dogs like any other, no matter how much they may behave like other dogs under ordinary circumstances.

Pit bulls and Rottweilers are accordingly dogs who not only must be handled with special precautions, but also must be regulated with special requirements appropriate to the risk they may pose to the public and other animals, if they are to be kept at all. –> Dog attack deaths and maimings, U.S. & Canada September 1982 to December 22, 2009