Pit bulls are safe around children!

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  1. Asclepias

    Asclepias Work Hard Play Hard

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    Breathing rarified air.
    You said he was a mixed breed. How can you say its the breed when you didnt even own one?
  2. Bfgrn

    Bfgrn Gold Member

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    Some people use their brain instead of emoting...it starts with education...

    Myth #1: It's the owner not the breed
    The outdated debate, "It's the owner, not the breed," has caused the pit bull problem to grow into a 30-year old problem. Designed to protect pit bull breeders and owners, the slogan ignores the genetic history of the breed and blames these horrific maulings -- inflicted by the pit bull's genetic "hold and shake" bite style -- on environmental factors. While environment plays a role in a pit bull's behavior, it is genetics that leaves pit bull victims with permanent and disfiguring injuries.

    The pit bull's genetic traits are not in dispute. Many appellate courts agree that pit bulls pose a significant danger to society and can be regulated accordingly. Some of the genetic traits courts have identified include: unpredictability of aggression, tenacity ("gameness" the refusal to give up a fight), high pain tolerance and the pit bull's "hold and shake" bite style. According to forensic medical studies, similar injuries have only been found elsewhere on victims of shark attacks.

    Purveyors of this myth also cannot account for the many instances in which pit bull owners and their family members are victimized by their pet dogs. From 2005 to 2014, pit bulls killed 203 Americans, about one citizen every 18 days. Of these deaths, 53% involved a family member and a household pit bull. Notably, in the first 8 months of 2011, nearly half of those killed by a pit bull was its owner. One victim was an "avid supporter" of Bad Rap, a recipient of Michael Vick's dogs.

    Myth #6: Pit bulls are not unpredictable
    Despite pro-pit bull claims that pit bulls are not unpredictable, the breed frequently attacks without provocation or warning. It is well documented by humane groups that to excel in dogfighting, pit bulls were selectively bred to conceal warning signals prior to an attack. For instance, a pit bull may not growl, bare its teeth or offer a direct stare before it strikes. Unlike all other dog breeds, pit bulls are also disrespectful of traditional signs of submission and appeasement.

    According to expert Randall Lockwood, pit bulls are also liars. In a 2004 law enforcement training video, taped when Lockwood was vice president for research and educational outreach for the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS), he shares the following story:

    "Fighting dogs lie all the time. I experienced it first hand when I was investigating three pit bulls that killed a little boy in Georgia. When I went up to do an initial evaluation of the dog's behavior, the dog came up to the front of the fence, gave me a nice little tail wag and a "play bow" -- a little solicitation, a little greeting. As I got closer, he lunged for my face."

    If a pit bull can fool an expert such as Lockwood, how can the average citizen anticipate a pit bull's future action? In a separate example, animal behavioral expert Peter Borchelt was sued after the pit bull he was training for a client "suddenly" attacked an ex-fireman. After encountering Gabriel Febbraio on the street and assuring him that the pit bull was friendly, the dog broke free from Borchelt and attacked Febbraio in the groin. The jury awarded Febbraio $1 million dollars.
  3. Bfgrn

    Bfgrn Gold Member

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    Triggers: What Prompts a Pit Bull to Attack?
    DogsBite.org - We've placed together a list of pit bull attack triggers, routine activities that launch a pit bull into a full-fledged attack. Due to selective breeding for the purposes of dogfighting -- pit bulls were artificially selected to attack unpredictably, to "hold on and shake," and to hide warning signals before an attack -- the pit bull breed often demonstrates "hair trigger" arousal. Pit bull owners often try to blame these mundane activities on explosive pit bull aggression.

    Triggers that Prompt a Pit Bull to Attack:

    being administered CPR
    being an animal control officer
    being a mail carrier
    being a gas worker
    being a landscaper
    being a police officer
    being a public works employee
    being in a wheelchair
    being pregnant
    borrowing a blender
    breaking the ice out of a water bowl
    disciplining your dog
    driving a vehicle
    dropping a glass
    falling down
    feeding the dog
    getting a rabies vaccination
    getting neutered
    getting off a bus
    getting out of your car
    getting the mail
    getting the newspaper
    handing someone a phone
    hanging decorations
    having a dog on your lap
    having a seizure
    having a smoke
    hearing an argument
    hearing thunder
    holding a clipboard
    holding a mailbag
    holding a stuffed animal
    hopping off a couch
    jumping on a trampoline
    letting your dog out
    mowing your lawn
    opening a car door
    opening your front door
    playing in your backyard
    playing in your front yard
    playing keep-a-way
    playing on a playground
    playing on a swing set
    playing with a tennis ball
    reaching for your purse
    reading a bible
    remodeling your home
    running from bees
    saving a family from a fire
    seeing a cat run up tree
    seeing a dog inside a house
    seeing a horse
    seeing a squirrel run up tree
    seeing a leashed dog
    seeing an unleashed dog
    separation anxiety
    sitting on a bed
    sitting on your spouse's lap
    showing your spouse affection
    sitting in a stroller
    sitting in a tire swing
    sitting in a wagon
    sitting on your porch
    slipping on ice
    smelling "baby formula"
    standing in your backyard
    standing in your garage
    stepping on an ant pile
    taking down a Christmas tree
    the act of bicycling
    the act of driving
    the act of gardening
    the act of sex
    the act of jogging
    the act of sleeping
    the ice bucket challenge
    the sound of clapping
    the sound of screaming
    taking out the trash
    walking on a beach
    walking down a path
    walking down a road
    walking down a sidewalk
    walking a snack sized dog
    undergoing dialysis
    unloading bags from a car
    watching TV
    waiting for a bus
    wearing a ponytail
  4. HUGGY

    HUGGY I Post Because I Care Supporting Member

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    Ya...That reminds me of my female. She approaches the fence when someone tries to make friends with her from the safety of the chain link enclosure. She does exactly as described above with the tail wag and the little bow. I try to tell people that she is just fishing for someone foolish enough to believe her little act. Sometimes with people that want to believe she likes them she will sniff an extended hand. But when you watch her behavior closely she extends her neck when offering these fake friendly appearances. Her tail is extended vertically also even when wagging it which is a sign that the situation could go badly very quickly.

    What one has to look for as an owner is submissive behavior mixed with affection displays. The tail when wagging is more drooped and there is immediate obedience. Pits that are the aggressive variety are not cuddly like many dogs are. Even when displaying playfulness they are aggressive in a pushy way. They will grab a toy and try to force it in your face hoping to engage you in a tug of war which is more akin to the natural trait of two pits tearing another animal to pieces working in tandem.

    Still when the aggressive pit bull REALLY enjoys your company and respects your position as the undeniable alpha true affection does happen. At that level there will never be the attack like depicted in the above examples. I have no fear that Angel will turn on me. When she acts "pushy" I simply assert my authority and tell her to go sit or lie down. She responds immediately. I don't have to assert my position in anger.

    The kind of bond that determines the real nature of the dog/master relationship takes time with the Pit Bull dog. Not minutes or days but weeks and months sometimes.

    Anyone that calls themself a dog expert and thinks he or she will come into my fenced enclosure and win "Angel's" heart and respect in a few minutes is just a damned fool that is getting ready for a trip to the hospital.

    Someone "could" and does come into my fence WITH MY EXPRESS PERMISSION and when that happens Angel concedes to my decision and will not act viscous. She is still vigilant and walks the ALLOWED intruder around sometimes very closely and occasionally she decides that my judgement is in error and makes that call very clearly. I simply tell the individual that Angel doesn't trust you so it is better that you stay outside of the fence for your own safety. In that way I strengthen my bond with Angel as she really feels more appreciated. Telling a Pit Bull "No" in all instances is a mistake. They know more than we do about reading human beings. They can read an individuals intentions in ways that we cannot.

    A BOND with the aggressive type Pit Bull is not just a one way street. There HAS to be a mutual respect.

    Some Pits will just not bond in any way with just anyone that comes along. They will choose who they will accept as their master as much as you or I will accept them as part of "my" or "your" pack. Once that natural bond has been established it can grow or fall apart depending on how things develop. There is no guarantee that a human/dog relationship will establish the desired outcome. I have given up on a couple of dogs in the past. I just recognized that the dogs in question simply didn't like me at first for what ever reason and I felt I didn't have enough time to invest in these animals. They were both rescues from the pound. I hate it when that happens and no longer attempt to rescue potentially dangerous dogs that have had a bad life.

    Angel is a rescue of sorts but I have known her since she was a puppy and she took to me even then so when she became available 4 years ago at age two I was eager to make her part of my home. Her first two years were rather traumatic for her and her owners. They were my friends and it just made sense for me to take over in her care. I still visit my friends with Angel in tow and the first thing she does upon entry to their condo is piss in the middle of the living room floor then go back to the bedroom hall and take a big shit. This happens EVERY time we visit. Still she shows obvious affection for these people but then there is the defecating thing which is hard to explain. She wouldn't DREAM of relieving herself inside of our house.

    This is "Angel" a 70 lb female un neutered blue Pit Bull
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  5. Iceweasel

    Iceweasel Diamond Member

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    Bullshit. Anyone with half a brain can spot the hysteria in that list. Most people with Pits don't have that problem, it's people like you who should never own anything more formidable than a gerbil that is the problem.
  6. Bfgrn

    Bfgrn Gold Member

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    I found a new avatar for you asshole...

  7. Bfgrn

    Bfgrn Gold Member

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    Your posts are absolute proof that pit bulls are not family pets...

    And as confident as you are that Angel's aggression will never be directed at you...

    Below is a list of Pit Bull owners killed or seriously wounded by their own animals…The list does not include children of Pit Bull owners…Those may be seen Here. Notice how many incidents where first responders must save the Pit Bull owner during a prolonged, berserk mauling…A suggested remedy is a “Darla’s Law” where Pit owner reimburses the tax payer for labor, fuel, damaged equipment and ammunition expenditures.

    When adopting or buying a new dog, keep these funerals and life changing shreddings in mind when the Pit pushers try to guilt you into taking a pittie home. Rest assured, they will be AWOL when the six figure medical bills are due!

    PIT-DARWINICIDES (Fatalities)

    May 2012, Santa Fe, NM; Victim's son: My dad loved this dog more than me

    Dec 2011, Burnettsville, IN; 58 year old Joseph D. Hines killed by his dog. Last of 7 US Pit Bull owners killed by their animals in 2011.

    Sep 2011, Philadelphia, PA; 50 year old Carmen Ramos killed by her Pit Bulls

    July 2011, South Africa; 21 year old Jason Waverly killed by his own Pit Bulls

    July 2011, Spotsylvania County, VA; Man killed by his own Pit Bull

    July 2011, Pacifica, CA; BADRAP supporter Darla Napora and her unborn baby killed by “Gunner” Gunner is shot by police and his remains are buried with the victim

    Aug 2011, Tucson, AZ; 61 year old Michael Cook, mauled by his Pit Bull dies three weeks later

    June 2005; Pit Bull owner sets the record straight with his comment number 9016 on this Anti-BSL Petition: Matt Lebold said 06/08/05, 9:19 pm (verified)Be responsible. Tell the truth about the breed. Stop using sensationalism and scare tactics to sell your stories
    UPDATE: May 2011; Matt is found dead in his apartment from a drug overdose. His Pit Bull had eaten parts of his face, neck and chest. *Note: You Can’t Make This Stuff Up!

    Jan 2011, Colusa, CA; 51 year old Linda Leal killed by her Pit mix

    March 2011, San Bernadino, CA; 47 year old Jennie Erquaia killed by her own Pit Bull

    Dec 2010, Riverside, CA; two months after being mauled by the family Pit Bull, 67 year old Edward Mitchell succumbs to his injuries

    Oct 2010, Williamburg, MO; 84 year old Rev John Reynolds killed by 17 breeding Pit Bulls. Dogs not seized by authorities

    Sep 2010, McMinn County, TN; 85 year old Mattie Daugherty killed by her 9 year old Pit Bull

    Jan 2010, Chicago, IL; 57 year old Johnny Wilson killed by family breeding Pits

    Dec 2009, Bangkok, Thailand; Pit Bull kills it’s 71 year old owner

    Nov 2009, Peru; Family pit Bull goes berserk, kills its 85 year old owner

    Aug 2009, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Pit Bull Murders it’s Master

    June 2009; San Jose, CA; This Pit Bull pulled Momma into theTrain

    April 2009, Thailand; 37 year old woman mauled to death as she let‘s family Pit Bulls out of their cages

    Jan 2009, Lake Charles, LA; 24 year old Kelli Chapman killed by her family Pit Bulls that she raised from pups

    May 2008, Salerno Italy; Paola Palmieri,61, torn to pieces by her Pit Bull *Note: How heartwarming…

    Nov 2008, South Africa; Grace Page mauled to death by her own two Pit Bulls, despite efforts of neighbors trying to save her, rescuers even poured boiling water on her dogs and they kept a maulin‘

    Dec 2008, Roubidoux, CA; 60 year old Pit Bull breeder Gerald Adelmund killed by his maulspawners

    July 2007, Republic of the Philippines; 2 year old toddler mauled and her babysitting Pit Grannie killed by disloyal family Pit Bull. It took authorities 5 minutes to get the Pit Bull to release it‘s dead owner. *Note Pit Bulls can really get “attached“ to their owners…

    April 2007, Prague, Czech Republic; Woman killed by her own Staffordshredder

    Aug 2007, Potstenje, Czech Republic; Pit Bull kills its Master

    Oct 2007, FL; Tina Marie Canterbury killed by her two Pit Bulls

    May 2006, Lusby, MD; Family breeding Pit Bulls kill Raymond Tomco

    July 2006, WV; 25 year old Brandon Coleman killed in his apartment by his Pit Bull

    May 2005, ST Louis, MO; 56 year old Lorinze Reddings killed by his two Pit Bulls

    Nov 2003, South Africa; Pit Bull Breeder Charles Murray killed by his Pit Bulls

    May 2003, London, UK; In the UK’s first DBRF in 9 years, 45 year old George Dinham killed by his own Staffordshire Bull Terrier

    Dec 2002, Bergen County, NJ; 80 year old woman killed by pet Pit Bulls, clawed and bitten over 80 percent of her body

    July 2002, Splendora, TX; Pit Breeder Dorothy Carter killed by her Maulspawners

    Oct 2001, Riga, Latvia; American Staffie owner dies of heart attack while trying to rescue a friend from his animal and it turns on him

    July 1997, Croatia, Staffy kills its 66 year old owner

    Dec 1996, Bronx, NY; 80 year old Frank Camis killed by his Pit Bulls

    August 1994, Moscow Russia; Bull Terrier kills its sleeping master

    Nov 1990, Indianapolis IN; Pit owner dies from heart attack when trying to help meter reader being attacked by his Pit Bull* Note: If you are going to own one of these things please be in shape!

    Sep 1985, Edgemere, MD; 57 year old Rebecca Puckett mauled to death by her two Pit Bulls

    May 1931, Chicago, IL; Mary Watson killed over a bone

    Feb 1907, Mauladelphia, PA; Mrs Lena Smith is killed by her own Bulldog…Note…This is before the dog fighters concocted the “American Pit Bull Terrier“ monicker

    Honorable mentions: Mere maulings, scalpings and amputations

    2011 Brazil; Police shot this man's pit bull 5 times

    June 2012, Izmir, Turkey; Pit Bull owner bludgeons his dog to death after it attacks him and two other people. All three were hospitalized

    May 2012, Stockton, CA; Pit Bull attacks mother on the neck and son on the arm…Idiotic A/C officer states attacks on family members are “rare” despite 3 California Pit Owners being killed by their dogs in 2011 alone

    May 2012, Roselle, IL: Police taser Pit Bull attacking its owners. Woman takes a ride in the Meatwagon for emergency surgery

    May 2012, Pottsville, PA; A 48 yr old man and a 34 yr old woman took a lifeflight helicopter after their pibbles got into a fight and redirected on them.

    May 2012, Las Cruces, NM; Grandmother attacked and accidentally shot by neighbor in Tanzanian-like rescue attempt during her Granddaughter’s fatal pit bull mauling

    April 2012, Chicago, IL; After long time Pit Nutter Bill Less-Nose-Ski has his nose bitten off by Friend’s Pit Bull that had previously attacked his own dogs, he gives a sermon about not blaming the breed from behind his disfigurement concealment mask. Bill also peddles his new medical fund, since his friend is between jobs and doesn’t have a pot to pee in/a>

    April 2012; Another “Reformed Pit Owner” comments: "I had a pitbull and I raised him from a puppy. me and him lived happily together for 3 years and he was the sweetest thing you'd ever know... but he bit me one day at a dog park while he engaged into a fight with another dog. I tried to pull him off and he snapped and dug his teeth into my arm... he is now in quarantine and will be put down. my heart aches, but these breeds become more agressive as they age. he was neutered and had all his shots up to date. I miss him terribly but I cannot trust him ever again. I won't be owning another pitbull... I just can't handle it emotionally. they aren't bad dogs at all. they just need to be kept away from other animals and live alone with the owner."

    April 2012, Holland, MI; Neighbors rescue Pit Bull Owner from himself

    April 2012, Huntley, IL; Recently adopted out Pit mix attacks neighbor’s dog, new owner hospitalized trying to separate them

    April 2012, Australia; 22 year old Pit owner burst into hotel lobby with berserker in tow, screaming and begging for help

    April 2012, Elizabeth, NJ; Police shoot adopted Pit Bull that had bitten owner 20 times during savaging episode

    March 2012, Pittsburgh, PA; “There was blood everywhere“ after new Pit owner gives his animal a treat, then takes it away

    March 2012, Gloversville, NY; Woman attacked inside Vet's office while euthanizing her adopted Pit Bull for aggression/dangerousness issues

    March 2012, Staten Island, NY; Probation officer from Staten Island kills her pit bull to save herself

    March 2012, Newark, NJ; Mother and infant attacked by family Pit Bull

    Mar 2012, Celina, OH; 52 year old Pit breeder attacked by his own breeding Pit Bulls and “cubs”

    Feb 2012, Detroit-Maul City; Idiot adopts two Pit Bulls for home protection which turn on her and maul her. After she calls 911 for Police rescue, she complains when Police shoot one of them. Never enough mauling victims and Tax Payer costs for the Pit Community!

    Feb 2012, Australia; Boy, 6, and grandmother mauled in bull terrier dog attack

    Jan 2012, Westfield, MA; Pit owning Babysitter, toddler and responding Police Officer bitten by stupid Pit Bull

    Jan 2012, Dayton OH; Pit Bull mauls its owner during family argument

    Jan 2012, Springfield, MA; 51-year-old Springfield woman mauled by her own 2 pit bulls as she walked them down street in Forest Park neighborhood

    Jan 2012, Santaquin, UT; Man shoots wife while trying to protect family from dog during driving attack

    April 2011, Freeport, IL; 19 year old man begs Police to shoot his own Pit Bull which lovingly attached itself to his arm

    Oct 2011, Lowell, MA; Two Pit Bulls adopted out by the MSPCA go onto to attack their owners, producing a taxpayer funded 911 response. The two are euthanized during “Pit Bull Awareness Week” . F-Minus in Temperment Testing assigned to MSPCA

    Dec 2011, Lorain ,OH; ‘He wanted to kill me:' Woman doesn’t know why dog turned on her

    Dec 2011, Neighbors, firefighters save woman being attacked by her own Pit Bull

    Dec 2011, Phoenix man kills own dog after it attacks him, other dog

    Nov 2011, Rockford, IL; Pit Nutter in critical condition after being “loved on” by her two pitties

    Nov 2011, Waukesha, WI; 52 year old woman nearly killed by her Pit Bull. A/C Director pulls a Baghdad Bob by exclaiming “Pit Bull Attacks are Rare” despite Pitties being leading biter in the city by a mile…Producing 6 times more bites than the next breed!

    Nov 2011, East Toledo, OH; Pit owners attacked by own animal on city street, cause car crash

    Oct 2011, Ottawa, Canada; Cops shoot dogs after owner attacked

    Oct 2011, Bullitt Co, KY; Dog attack leaves man in critical condition

    Oct 2011; Pit bull shot by Phoenix police after attacking owner

    Dec 2011, Long Island, NY; Mother uses knife therapy to stop Pit attacking her family

    Oct 2011, Youngstown, OH; Woman hospitalized after being attacked by her Pit Bull

    Oct 2011, Brawley, CA; Police kill pit bull after it attacked its owner

    Oct 2011, Haverhill, MA; Police shoot Pit Bull as it savages owner‘s head

    Aug 2011, Beaufort Co, SC; Man gets mangled saving his son from family Pit Bull attack

    Aug 2011, Tucson AZ; 60 year old man receives life threatening wounds when his Pit Bull attacks

    Aug 2011, UK; Man severely bitten in the face by his Staffy

    July 2011 Kennebec, ME; Boy shoots Pit Bull to save family members

    July 2011, Jonesboro, AR; Woman in ICU after her Pit Bull mauls her

    April 2011, Ontario, Canada; Pit bull turns on its owner

    Apr 2011, Dartmouth, RI; Pit bull mauls Dartmouth owner

    Apr 2011, Ontario, CA; After ordering Pit Bull to attack neighbor the animal turns on its owner

    March 2011, Durban, South Africa; 75 year old Pit owner extensively mauled and “de-gloved”

    March, 2011, Lake Worth, FL; Pit Breeder’s trailer empire is flipped upside down when she is mauled by her male Pit Bull that fathered the puppies she was going to peddle

    March 2011, Chattanooga, TN; Family argument triggers Pit Bull into the Red Zone, Mother and daughter hospitalized

    Feb 2011, Chattanooga TN; Woman attacked by pit-bull rushed back to the hospital

    Feb 2011, Van Nuys, CA; Van Nuys man seriously injured when attacked by his 2 pit bulls

    Jan 2011, Venice Beach, CA; Local taxpayers get bitten in the throat with massive first responder costs…Darla’s Law NOW!!!

    Jan 2011, Las Vegas NV; Pit Bull berserks on it’s family, owner shoots it.

    Dec 2010, Brookline, PA; Pit Bull shot by neighbor after turning on its owner

    Oct 2010, Riverside CA; Man almost killed by his Pit Bull

    Aug 2010, Calgary CA; American Staffordshredder goes berserk on entire family

    Jun 2010; Eau Claire, WI; Couple attacked by their own Pit Bull

    May 2010, Taraunga, New Zealand; 34 year old man “horrifically mauled” by his Pit Bulls that ended up being shot by police

    May 2010, Hesston, KS; Woman mauled by her illegal Pit Bull

    May 2010, Jeanette PA; Pit Bull owner takes a lifeflight

    May 2010, Lowell, MA; Neighbors breakdown fence to rescue man being mauled by his two Pit Bulls

    May 2010; Preston , CT; After responding to a call where a Pit Bull was attacking its owner, A/C Officer Patty Daniels is attacked and injured while leading the animal out to the A/C truck. Police pump lead into the disloyal mauler

    May 2010, Australian Pit Bull owner loses arm to sweet Rocky

    May 2010, Andover MA; Husband stabs family Pit Bull to death when it attacks wife

    May 2010. San Antonio, TX; Pit Bull attacks drunk husband who was arguing with wife

    April 2010, Crafton Heights, PA; Newly adopted Pit Bull becomes enraged when new owner gives him a treat then takes it away. A/C Officer states “There was blood everywhere“

    Mar 2010, Clovis NM; Pit Breeder loses finger saving his daughter

    March 2010, Philadelhia, PA; 52 year old woman nearly loses hand when attacked by her wigglebutt

    Mar 2010, Spring Hill FL; Pit Bull owner searching for answers after mauling

    Feb 2010, Sydney, Australia; Police and paramedics have to respond when Staffordshredder turns on entire family. The disloyal freak show bit and broke a 12 year old Girl‘s arm

    Feb 2010. Mesa, AZ; Teenager severely bitten in the face by family Pit Bull

    Feb 2010, Philadelphia, PA; a 52-year old woman nearly lost her hand when her pet pit bull latched onto her wrist and refused to let her go.

    Feb 2010, Preston, CT; State Troopers killed a pit bull that attacked its owner and the ACO

    Feb 2010, Sommerville, NJ; Two Pit Bull owners require medical treatment after their dogs get into a “scuffle”

    Feb 2009, Elkhart, IN; Man nearly loses arm after his Pit Bull mauls him

    Feb 2010 New Zealand; Pit Owner nearly killed by his Pit Bull

    Feb 2010, Hoboken, NJ; After Pit Bull “Giant“ attacks two people in an apartment, his 26 year old female owner ignores repeated Police warnings not to enter the apartment. The young Caesar Milan wannabe is subsequently mauled and hospitalized

    2009, Calgary, CA; Pit Bull attacks owners then Police up in Pit Bull utopian Calgary. Animal tasered three times before it is subdued

    Dec 2009, Brownsville, FL; 31 year old Pit owner severely bitten on the hands by his doggie. Police finding him lying on the floor

    Dec 2009, Yadkinville, NC; Family Pit Bull attacks entire family

    Dec 2009, Washington DC; Orlando Romero's pit/rott mix attacked him when he told his dog to get out of the room

    Nov 2009, Houston TX; family Pit Bull puts owner onto life flight helicopter

    Oct 2009, Gathersburg, MD; Pit Bull attacks three members of its family

    Oct 2009, New Haven, CT; Severely mauled Pit owner asks “Am I another Statistic?”

    Oct 2009, Washington DC; Mother uses “knife therapy” to correct her Pit Bull‘s “mauling issue“

    Oct 2009, Woodbury, MN; Man mauled by his gripper as he watched tv

    Sep 2009, FL; Woman mauled by her rehabilitated Pit mix

    Sep 2009, Montgomery County, TX; 3 year old Lifeflighted to the ICU after spending the day at her Pit Breeding Auntie’s home. Pit-Auntie gets attacked also

    Sep 2009, Paradise Township, PA; Police shoot pet Pit Bull after 48 year old owner found lying in a pool of blood with hand severed. Poured into the Meatwagon for a stay in the ICU

    Sep 2009, Pimaulus County, FL; Arm Severed: "I fired a warning round into the ground. The dog looked at me, went right back to chewing her," Neighbor said.

    Aug 2009, North Port, FL; Family Pit bull puts owner on life flight helicopter ride, wife shoots the animal to save him

    June 2009, After Niece is scalped during family Barbeque , Pit Bull owner expresses “I recommend not having a pit bull, whether the dog is friendly or not,” a grieving Cruz said. “They will turn on you.”

    May 2009, Mauladephia, PA; 43 year old idiot has to be rescued by police after being mauled by her daughter‘s Pit Bull. She was taking care of the manbiter because it had bitten one of her Daughter‘s neighbors and they were looking for a new home to place it in. *Note…Pit Bulls are safer than other breeds because dogfighters culled manbiters...Liars ALL!

    March 2009, New Zealand; Pit scalps 22 year old Kiwi owner during family argument attack

    March 2009, San Antonio TX, Grandmother’s Pit Bulls break down baby gate and maul toddler Izaiah Gregory Cox to death. Baby sitting Pit-Grannie tries stabbing them off, but they turn on her

    March 2009, Calgary, CA; Attacked owner wants pit-bull put down

    April 2009, South Africa; Security saves couple being mauled by their Pit Bull by shooting the animal

    April 2009, Houston Pit owner, put into the ICU by her wigglebutt

    2009 Ontario man mauled by his own Pit Bull which was shot and killed by police

    Mar 2009, Puyallup, WA; Couple claims they were attacked by mountain lion, Fish and Wildlife officials determine it was their Pit Bull

    Feb 2009, Elkhart, IN; Man nearly loses arm after his Pit Bull mauls him

    Feb 2009, Omaha, NE; Mauled Pit Owner Lorrie Ellis begs police to shoot her unlicensed Pit Bull off of her

    Nov 2008, Royal Oaks, MI; Three Pit Bulls turn on family and they call 911 for Police rescue. After Police shoot the disloyal beasts they threaten to sue!

    Oct 2008, New Zealand; Woman hospitalized after being mauled by her Pit Bull

    Sep 2008, Evansville IN: Tony Burden begs Police to shoot family Pit Bull “Brutus” during mauling

    Washington County, TN; Trailer dwelling Pit Granny suffers more than two dozen puncture wounds fighting the family Pit Bull off of her 1 year old Granddaughter

    July 2008, Amity Township PA; “Amity means friendship“

    Texas Vet Clinic implements Pit Bull Spay Neuter Policy after vet tech is mauled twice by her Pit Bull

    May 2008, Dallas , TX; 3 year old girl horribly mauled when two Pit Bulls barge into the bathroom and maul her and her Pit-Auntie while she was getting a bath. ANOTHER NOTE TO SELF: Never use Crystal Owner as a Babysitter, Pit Bulls were banned in her trailer park but she knew better ...Just a guess, but she probably knew better than to have insurance too

    June 2008, Indiana; Annette Williams loses both arms after her Pit Bull “bites“ her

    April 2008, Spokane, WA; Pit Owner has arm mutilated

    April 2008, Elyria, OH; Pit Bull Mauls its owner

    March 2008, Toledo, OH; Pit Peddler gets mauled by her breeding Pits…Just makin’ a little money selling family dogs!

    Jan 2007, Kennett. MO; 54 year old man put into the ICU by his Pit Bull on New Years Day

    Aug 2007, Aurora CO; Two women who though they were smarter than public safety officials are mauled by illegal Pit Bull during babysitting operation.

    May 2007, Haverhill MA; Samantha Gaylord’s Pit Bull Leo attacks her and has to be shot by police

    June 2007, Deltona, FL; Pit Bull breeder Estrella Macias has thumb nearly severed trying to save the life of her sister who was being scalped and killed by sweet maulspawner “Tas“

    July 2007, Omaha, NE; Omaha woman hospitalized after being attacked by her own dogs in her own home

    Sept 2007, Gaitherburg, MD; Pregnant Pit Nutter is walking her dogs when she comes across another dog owner which causes her two pitties to attack each other. She tried to intervene and her arm was shredded. When Police arrived, the two pitties were still going at it, so they fed them lead sandwiches/a>

    Oct 2007, Maultimore, MD; After it takes ten minutes for experienced Pit Bull owner Kenneth Garrison to separate Pit Bull “Chocolate“ from his one year old Son‘s face he utters…“I was always one that said pits are fine and they’re only mean if you train them to be that way,” Garrison said. “This thing made a liar out of me.”

    March 2006, Cary, Il; Pit owner Scott Sword describes the “all out fight” trying to save 10 year old boy being mauled by his three Pit Bulls

    Sep 2006, Abilene, TX; West Texas; Woman Loses Both Arms After Pit Bull Mauling

    June 2006, Sonoma, CA; Man mauled by his own Pit Bull. Son grabs shotgun and blows it away * You know what they say,,,”The family that gets mauled together, stays together“…

    June 2006, Salt Lake City, UT; Pit Perp tries flees police in his car…As the chase went down a windy, bumpy dirt road, the Pit Bull started to get tossed around and eventually became so agitated that he bit his owner in the face, chomping off part of his Owner’s nose and causing him to stop the car.

    June 2006, Port Norris, NJ; 24 year old babysitter Kristi Norris gets bull baited by her own Pit Bull while babysitting two kids…Maybe it had never seen kids before?!?

    Oct 2005, Long Beach CA; 23 year old woman sustains severe head mauling by her Pit Bull

    June 2005, Rohnert Park, CA; Pit Bull owner hospitalized with multiple bites to his right hand and arm and to his face after his Pittie gets into a scuffle with another dog

    June 2005, San Jose, CA; Woman recovering from Pit Bull attack

    Jun 2005, Rockford, IL; 22 year old woman has to stab one of her Pits when breaking up a “scuffle” and it turns on her

    June 2005 Rohnert Park, CA; 66 year old woman seriously mauled trying to stop her Pit Bull that was attacking her son

    Aug 2004 Council Bluffs, NE; Police shoot Pit Bull attacking it‘s owner

    July 2004, Murphysboro, IL; Pit Granny suffers serious bite wound to the arm when her defective Nannydog goes after her Granddaughter

    April, 2004, Jundiai, Brazil; 3 family members attacked by disloyal family Pit Bull. 8 year old Launa da Silva Oliveira dies after a week on life support. Launa’s organs were donated after they decided to pull the plug.

    March 2003, UK; Police storm apartment with riot shields so EMS crew can load mauled Staffy owner into the Meatwagon

    Aug 2003, Palm Beach, FL, Pit Nutter takes a Lifeflight after she is mauled about the arms and neck after breaking up a Pit-scuffle in her house

    Oct 2003, Dallas, TX; Pit owner is attacked while rescuing schoolchildren being mauled by his Pit Bull at a bus stop. Has to retrieve firearm and shoot his own dog to stop the attack

    Oct 2003 San Antonio, TX; Retired police officer saves his neighbor being mauled by his family Pit Bull

    Dec 2003, Keene, NH; After valiantly fighting “The Man“ all the way to the State Supreme Court to save his Pit Bulls from euthanization, 23 year old Mathew Beemis is mauled by them…*You can‘t make this stuff up!

    Oct 2001. Pittsburgh, PA; 36 year old Patricia Halter scalped by her own Pit bull

    Jan 2000, Aurora, IL; 24 year old Pit owner taken to the hospital after breaking up “a scuffle” between her dogs . Suffered wounds to hands and legs

    April 2000, Westminster, CA; 53 year old Pit Bull owner found unconscious and bleeding by her husband after her two wiggle butts get into “scuffle”

    May 2000, Reading, PA; Police shoot Pit Bull after it attacks his owner and severs his thumb

    Sep 2000, Philadelphia, PA; Two pit bulls turned on their family yesterday, authorities said, mauling a 28-year-old Wissinoming woman and her 10-year-old daughter before being shot and killed by police.


    May 1996, New York City, 27 year old Tammy Jenkins is mauled by her 16 month old Pit Bull “Rage” in a public park. Police rescue her and shoot the beast

    March 1995, Tampa, FL; 67 year old Florence Bigbie severely attacked by her family Pittie while sleeping. * Note: See Safety Tips Below

    Aug 1995, Ft Lauderdale, FL; When Pit Breeder succumbs to epileptic seizure, heroic Pit Bull leaps into action by mauling him

    March 1994, Chicago, IL; Couple severely bitten about the arms during another “Argument Mauling“ * Note: May need to create Pit Bull safety rule number 7: To avoid being treated like another matchdog, never your raise voice and always walk on egg shells around your Pit Bull

    Sep 1994, Ontario, Canada; After part of a 6 year old Girl‘s nose is bitten off by a loose previously Dangerously Declared Pit Bull, a passerby yells at the Pit Bull owner. Feeling disrespected, the owner starts fighting the man. When the Owner’s Nutter-Girlfriend tries to intervene, she gets bitten. *Note: The Springer show has nothing on these Nutters!

    Oct 1991, Waterloo, IA; Police shoot Pit Bull so paramedics can haul mauled Pit Bull owner out to the Meatwagon

    Oct 1990, Mckinney, TX; Granny is mauled by beloved fur babies trying in vain to save her 18 month old granddaughter from same beloved fur babies

    June 1989, Spokane, WA; Pit Bull attacks mailman, then mauls its owner

    Feb 1988, British Columbia, Canada; Not really an owner mauling but Darwinistic nonetheless.. Pit Nutter Rhonda MacFarland self-mutilates by showing up to her sentencing hearing 15 minutes late and pissing off the Judge. Her two Pitties mauled a 71 year old neighbor so badly that she lost 1/3 of her blood

    April 1987, Dayton, OH; Pit owner Joetta Darmstadter released after a week in the hospital. She was severely bitten by her pit bull trying to save Walter Eckman who was fatally mauled

    Aug 1987, Morgantown, WV; In another bizarre driving attack, Patricia Hollis gets bitten 35 times by “Lord Tugginton”

    April 1987, Dayton OH; Shop Owner attacked by Pit Bull guard dog

    Feb 1987, Lynn, MA; 61 year old Pit owner hospitalized with severe bites to face and legs

    Mar 1986, Hollywood, FL; Pit Bull attacks its second owner in a month

    April 1985, FL; 25 year old woman mauled by Pit Bull she raised from a pup

    Jan 1985, Boston, MA; 72 year old woman bitten 40 times by her Pit Mix

    Jan 1980,Miami, FL; Ethel Tiggs savaged and almost killed by her Pit Bulls

    Sep 1954, Portland OR; Husband kills Staffy with hammer when it bull baits wife, who lost both ears

    Sep 1951, NY City; Dog attacks master, terrorizes hundreds

    May 1938, Australia; Ruby MacAdam badly lacerated by her “Bulldog” trying to save her mother from the beast

    Aug 1913, Ny City; Opera Prima Donna nearly killed by dog

    July 1913, Williamsburg, NY; Louise Eichorn gets latched onto and rescued by a Police Officer

    May 1903, Syracuse, NY; Mrs Thomas Leonard gets bull baited on her front porch

    May 1900, Ny City; Delia Robinson attacked by her Bulldog, “May lose Arm“

    April 1896, NYC; Henry Balzar’s Prized Fighting bulldog “Terror” has to be shot to release his face

    April, 1894, Vineland, NJ; The entire Kohler family is mauled by their bulldog

    * Note to the Producers of Animal Planet’s “Fatal Attractions” show…There is enough material here to fill several seasons!

    The takeaway from this should be, whenever a Pit Bull owner assures you that Pit Bulls “Are the most loyalest dogs because dog fighters created them”, you should show them this piece and tell them to enjoying sleeping with one eye open….


  8. featherlite

    featherlite Diamond Member

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    I know of a couple bad incidents, one happened at work because of an arrogant inexperienced fool. One happened because humans cant control everything.

    You know your stuff Huggy. She is a BEAUTIFUL Dog.
  9. HUGGY

    HUGGY I Post Because I Care Supporting Member

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    Seattle at large...Ballard lately
    All too true and horrible incidents.

    One thing I haven't covered because I just didn't think of it frankly.. I was too busy explaining that not everyone..in fact hardly ANYONE has the need or the temperament to have a Pit Bull in their custody.

    Let's cover the attack that some of you are so certain will come eventually.

    I'm not being glib. But anyway here is what you do:

    If ANY large dog attacks you or someone you love or want to defend from the dog the LAST thing you can do is beat the dog at what they are best equipped to defnd themselves from. You cannot hit or kick a Pit and stop the attack. You cannot grab the dog and pull on it.

    Summon up ALL your courage and immediately face the animal and get up close to the mouth. I know...I know..that's where the teeth are. IGNORE the teeth. Take your hand and close the fingers into a spear shape and RAM your hand as far and deep down into the dog's mouth and throat. Just keep it there. The dog will start choking immediately. The dog's teeth are useless at this time. YOU WILL NOT GET BIT doing this. It WILL save both you and the dog from further injury. If you feel it necessary you can easily maintain this position until the dog passes out from lack of air.

    I have had to do this a couple of times with a 132 lb Blue Dobie I had 30 years ago. I know this sounds crazy to go right into the teeth like that with your hand but I GUARANTEE it is an immediate and SAFE way to stop ANY large viscous dog attack in it's tracks.

    You cannot be wishy washy using this technique. If you waste any time getting past the teeth you can lose your fingers.

    The snapping dogs jaw will assist you in forcing your hand down it's throat and trust me you will not get injured as the least amount of pressure the dog can generate is when their jaw is wide open.

    No one needed to be injured in the above list of attacks. If those people had done what I just offered there would have been zero deaths and very few injuries. Even a child can do this trick.

    Oh...Oh! I forgot another thing involving this trick. Before my 125 lb red nose Pit Bull got cancer and died over his life he choked on bones TWICE. Both times I happened to be nearby and did exactly the same technique to remove the stuck bones from his throat. I just literally stuck my hand down his throat until I could feel the bone then grabbed it with my finger tips and pulled it out. I did this about a year ago and about three years ago. I received zero damage to my hands in either bone extraction nor the times I had to stop my Dobie from biting me.
    Last edited: Sep 19, 2015

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