Jun 30, 2010

Pit Bull mauls 70-year-old woman and her dog in Florida

A Lehigh Acres woman and her pet dog were attacked right outside their home while starting a walk on Haskell Street. The woman who says it was a neighbor's pit bull who bit her face and arms, then dragged her down the street.


Seven-year old Prince is a fighter. The 10-pound miniature pincher is recovering from an attack by a pit bull nearly 10 times his size.

And his 70-year-old owner is doing the same.

"I got him into my arms and I'm trying to protect him and I'm trying to back up and then he started biting on me so he went to the bone on this arm and went pretty far on this arm," said victim Sonja Mattick.
http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2010/jun/29/70-year-old-woman-dog-mauled-pit-bull/


Pit Bulls were originally bred to be safe with people, but no plan is flawless.  There have always been those Pit Bulls that are man biters and it seems that here lately they just keep getting more and more confused and going after people.. Many people are breeding human aggressive Pit Bulls on purpose.  These days you just cannot tell which ones are only dog aggressive, only people aggressive, or both!  It's just not worth the risk.

11 comments:

  1. past pit bull ownerJune 30, 2010 at 9:08 AM

    I think this incident makes one really good point obvious--in everyday situations where a pit bull is involved in dog-to-dog aggression, it really doesn't matter that we're dealing with "dog aggression"! Too often, people react just as instinctively as any dog, and try to protect their pet by holding it, or some other way. And they're very likely to get hurt. And from what I've read from some pit bull people, it is then okay to hold the injured human victim responsible for their injuries, instead of the dog that inflicted them! Like Jennie Bailey, and her "I'm smarter than other dog owners because I know better than to get involved in a dog fight," comments elsewhere on this blog. That comment reeks of arrogance, and utter disregard for the safety of PEOPLE. Sheesh.

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  2. Pit bulls were never bred to be safe with people, that is a myth put forth by the pro-pit lobby. Pit bulls were bred as dog fighters, that's it. Dog fighting has been illegal for quite some time, so breeding of these dogs was left in the hands of criminals. Anyone who thinks criminals, gang members, drug dealers and dog fighters have been concerned with proper breeding are fooling themselves.

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  3. Pit Bull owners are accused of being irresponsible, not caring, and blaming the victims.
    What about GSD owners in Ontario that has a Pit Bull ban? http://www.windsorstar.com/health/Bite+victim+seeks+owner+German+shepherd/3204792/story.html

    Here's another BSL city mauling by a Azores Cattle Dog: http://www.thespec.com/News/Local/article/796040
    Here's a quote, "In a photo after the incident, it's clear the flesh on her leg has been completely ripped off."

    And the last article is a Chesapeake Bay Retriever....http://www.seattlepi.com/sound/422419_sound97197299.html

    Do you blame the 3 yr old kid who walked up to a tied dog? The owners for leaving an unattended dog? OR the parents for not supervising the child?

    BTW---doesn't Seattle have a Pit Bull Ban? Thanks to our lovely Miss BitbyPit????

    2 out of 3 cities that I 100% know for a fact that BSL is in place and both were significant injuries.

    Should we ban GSDs, Retriever's, and Cattle Dog's?

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  4. We all know that dogs can bite, the problem is that the pits are mauling and killing like no other breeds are doing or have done. Even in the heyday of the dobbies and rotties, their total of fatalities can't even compare to one year of pitocides. Try to find the number of reports to equal those of the pit bulls, you can't do it. That's the point, not that other breeds on occasion attack, pits are doing it everyday. DUH!!

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  5. Too bad we can't show all the pit attacks that have been prevented by BSL. We can show attacks and bites have drastically been reduced, but you can't show a nutter an attack that never happened. I am so tired of the finger pointing at other breeds. We are not talking about other breeds, we are talking about pit bulls. If you want to make a case that Chesapeake Bay Retrievers are overfilling shelters and attacking more so than other dogs, please do so. I will listen, and if you have the facts to back up that theory I most certainly will argee that something needs to be done there. However, I think it would be only fair to give breeders, owners and advocates of Chesapeake Bay Retrievers THREE DECADES to correct the problem on their own before demanding legislation, as this is what was done for pit bulls.

    And by the way, Seattle does not ban pit bulls.

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  6. the pit nutter cries of "but human aggression and dog aggression are not the same thing" is what has pushed me over the edge. i don't understand how so called dog lovers concerned about "pit bull genocide" and who cry about the horrors of having their dogs rounded up and HUMANELY euthanized can be so fucking insensitive to the horror of witnessing your little yappy ankle biter be ripped from your arms and eviscerated right before your eyes and sometimes your children's eyes. HYPOCRITES!

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  7. It is because only pit bulls are real dogs and little yappy ankle biters deserve to die. These people are so damn selfish, they can't comprehend that other people might consider their dogs as family too. I know a lot of dog lovers, people really into dogs, and not one of them has any use for pit bulls.

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  8. Pit Bulls have been taking a beating for some time now in the media and various online networks and communities. Many would have to ask themselves if all this hype has any validity what so ever. So the purpose of this article is to shed some light on misconceptions and either validate or discredit specific myths.

    Let's start with the statistics. The most common statement made by anti-Pit Bull people is that "Pit Bulls are the most frequently reported dogs in bite & attack cases." This statement is probably true but not without argument that there are many contributing factors that would omit the breed itself from any wrong doing. One, being that Pit Bulls & "Pit Bull types" of dogs are the most frequently bred dog in the U.S. and the most readily available. This in itself starts a variety of issues for the breed. #1 being populations(increases per incident statistics) #2 availability(because "everyone" has one they are usually cheap or free to acquire by individuals who might be less responsible about their overall care)

    #2-A because they are more commonly acquired by less responsible individuals common responsible practice of spay or neuter are usually not practiced resulting in what? More free puppies! As a result of accidental, intentional & care free breeding of these dogs their population has risen to more than 3 million nationwide, that out numbers AKC's top 15 breeds all combined. Does any of this denote an issue with the breed itself? Absolutely not! So if I offer the scenario of you being in a room with 15 Pit Bulls, 3 Chihuahuas, a Labrador & 2 poodles and force every dog in the room to bite you, which breed is going to get the higher per incident score....ding!ding!ding! Pit Bulls! You're right!!! ....but why?(insert jeopardy theme) BECAUSE THERE ARE MORE OF THEM THAN ANY OTHER BREED!!!

    Now, the fact that these misinformed or prejudice people like to throw big numbers around and because the public like the drama that big numbers imply, as advocates we have an issue.....John Everyday just read somewhere that there were 30,000 reported bites or attacks by Pit Bulls last year and what he was not informed of is that there are 3,000,000 Pit Bulls nationwide right now so that's actually about 1% of the entire population and if you could exclude irresponsible owners that figure would shatter. The person that wrote the article John read also threw in a comparative to make his point : 30,000 Pit Bull bites vs 18,000 Labrador bites....wow! pretty shocking huh? But when you weigh in the populations of the two....3,000,000 Pit Bulls against 187,000 Labradors That's almost 10% of Labradors vs 1% of Pit Bulls as known biters. So it all boils down to a numbers game along with selective disclosure. When you use all the contributing factors at your disposal you'll see that when you raise the populations, the "per incidents" rise and the percentage drops, decrease those and all the high numbers drop and low numbers rise. That same article John read also said that nearly 67% of severe Pit Bull attacks last year were fatal....what does that tell you?.....That the per incidents were very low! meaning: 10 incidents out of 30,000 were serious or severe and only 6 were fatal! Granted that 6 fatalities are 6 too many I agree but why try to place blame on the dog? Of those 6 fatalities I can guarantee that 4 were children and the other two frail adults, and a logical person would have to ask could the child fatalities have been prevented? Where was the adult supervision/intervention?

    What alarms me is our hunger for drama and tragedy and not being accountable for our own actions and throwing the blame off on someone or something that can't offer an intelligent defense. As a result of this, there are many individuals groups and governments as well with genocidal goals in mind for our dogs.

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  9. Not being accountable for our own actions and throwing the blame off on someone or something that can't offer an intelligent defense?

    My Pit Bulls was not made to be mean. The many Pits I know that have been raised with love since birth were not taught to be mean. They were born that way and no amount of interaction or training can get it out of them.

    What alarms me is how you can come up with every possible excuse as to why it is not the breed that is damaged. No excuse is good enough when a person is killed by a Pit Bull. And it happens ALL the time!
    You said yourself there are too many Pit Bulls, and they out number every other breed. What can be done about that? The only answer is restrictions.

    "So if I offer the scenario of you being in a room with 15 Pit Bulls, 3 Chihuahuas, a Labrador & 2 poodles and force every dog in the room to bite you, which breed is going to get the higher per incident score....ding!ding!ding! Pit Bulls! You're right!!!"

    BUT, WHICH DOG OUT OF THE ONES YOU MENTIONED WOULD I WANT TO GET BIT BY?
    A LAB WHICH WAS BRED TO RETRIEVE AND HAVE A SOFT MOUTH, A TINY CHIHUAHUA, A SMALL POODLE, OR A PITBULL THAT WAS BRED TO KILL, AND HAVE JAWS LIKE A CROCODILE?
    I'M NOT AS DUMB AS YOU THINK. I WOULD TAKE ANY OF THOSE OVER A PIT BULL ATTACK. I KNOW FROM EXPERIENCE THAT NOTHING STOPS A PIT WHEN IT'S ON A RAMPAGE. OTHER DOGS STOP WHEN YOU YELL AT THEM.

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  10. YOU CAN BEAT A PIT ON THE HEAD WITH A BRICK AND IT HAS NO EFFECT.

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  11. All things dangerous should be removed from the world. A padded cell utopia, where anything with any potential to be perverted into something harmful is eradicated. The hell with self reliance, rely on a benign environment.

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