September 17, 2014

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Police kill pit bull that attacked boy, dog

LORAIN — A pit bull that police said was dangerous was shot and killed about 4 p.m. Monday in the 600 block of West 13th Street.

Police responded to a call about a 6-year-old boy being attacked by the dog, according to police. The boy’s Labrador retriever intervened, and the pit bull then attacked the Labrador.

When the pit bull’s owner tried to pull his dog away, the pit bull bit him on the hand, severely injuring a finger, police said. When the pit bull advanced on police officers, they were forced to shoot it, according to police.

The boy received minor injuries.

Police on Dec. 31 killed a Labrador they said was acting aggressively toward officers as they responded to a domestic dispute on Randall Street.


  • starbright

    omg I feel so bad for him… hope he heals soon….

  • Zen Grouch

    I hope the cops tried to reason with the pit bull before MURDERING it!

    …sorry, for a minute there I was possessed by the spirit of a loon who believes cops should never shoot dogs.

    • Bob Sweatt

      Zen did you read the Facebook comments on this story? They are all crying over the dog being killed. None of them seem to care about the child that was attacked.

      And to those loons who think the police went to far. Here’s thought. Go to your local police department and give them your number. So the next time they come across an aggressive dog, they can call you and you can handle it.

      • Zen Grouch

        **did you read the Facebook comments…**

        There’s no friggin’ way I’ll ever take my privacy, rip it up into little pieces then throw it into the wind by signing up with Facebook or any of the other businesses that make their money selling personal information to whoever has the money.

        …and people are afraid of the big bad Gobment spyin’ on ‘em.

        • Bill

          Haha, got a chuckle out of that. Pretty sure with your anti Bush blog you use to have big brother has some of that magic dust painted on the roof of your house, for future reference.

          • Zen Grouch

            As much as I despised G.W. and his administration, I’d feel better about being on one of their “lists” and trust ‘em to use whatever information they could pull up on me, WAY more than I’d trust a multi-billion dollar corporation that makes it’s money by selling personal and private information.

            Seriously… does anyone believe Facebook makes tons of money with pop-up ads?

          • Bill

            Does a pop-up happen if you don’t see it? If you’re using a pop-up blocker does the ad still generate cash? Or does it just bounce back out to the cyber world never to be seen again?

          • Zen Grouch

            Pop-ups are the tip of the iceberg.

            Once your information is out there, it ain’t commin’ back.

          • ZX3

            I think anybody would be foolish to think their info isn’t out there for the taking.
            I have a Target card I haven’t used for a year, but I’m pretty sure I’m one of 100 million that were compromised.
            I’m not on Facebook either but if you are targeted by a hacker(maybe a neighbor who doesn’t like you or an old flame who’s savvy), or the NSA, you haven’t a prayer.
            I started out with nothing,
            and I still have most of it.

          • Zen Grouch

            **I think anybody would be foolish to think their info isn’t out there for the taking.**

            That’s not the information I’m talking about.

            I’m talking about the seemingly harmless information people inadvertently supply Facebook, that can be used to build a very accurate psychological profile. The kind of information used for marketing purposes, and who knows what else in the future.

  • Shelley Miller

    I love my dogs and am almost always an advocate for the animals but in this case there seems to be missing information. How did this happen? Was the boy outside and the Pit Bull was running loose?

  • ekwaykway

    I would bet there are a whole lot more pit bulls that need to be put down in Lorain because their owners train them to fight.

  • Thomas McCartney

    I don’t know why they all carry on about the Pits killed by BSL. There are hundreds of thousands more pits killed by not having BSL under the system they support.

    These Nutters have supported mass genocide for years with their inaction and promotion of the breed.

    Considering they grandfather Pitbulls out when BSL is introduced, she should be mad at those who deliberately break the LAW and bring an illegal dog into a BSL community knowing the dog may be destroyed by LAW. They will never take responsibility for the suffering they inflict on the Pitbull breed with their misguided advocacy.

    They keep looking for someone to shift the blame onto, Pitbulls suffer because of them, not because of any other reason. Sadly, they don’t have the ability to see the big picture or their own complicity in the suffering of the breed they supposedly love.

    They are like drug addicts blaming everyone else for their addiction, until they take responsibility for the suffering they have created, the breed will continue to suffer.

  • Thomas McCartney

    No matter what you identify them as or what you choose to call them if any dog has pit bull genetics in it then the outcome of said genetics are always the same, death, mauling’s, crippled and disfigured victims when their DNA is expressed into reality which it invariably will be the case.

    So you can call them something else to protect them but they are still pit mixes who are what they are and do what they do, who as a result have no right to ever come into human contact.

    Pit bull or Pit bull cross, same difference same outcome same reality as to what they are.

    And all Pit bulls or restricted dogs including pit bull crosses by law should have leashes and Muzzles which they never have and all to often you seem them running around as such unmuzzled, this is an even greater problem then them being unleashed and that is bad enough.

    Certain breeds like Pit bulls etc.are fundamentally evil in nature and action and do not deserve the freedom of action to carry out their DNA.

    The point is, other dogs bite, Pit bulls and Pit bull crosses and others like mastiffs, Rotts etc. attack and kill and maim, that is the big difference in the outcome and should result in a completely different attitude towards these dogs and why they should be banned outright. The stats are very clear and accurate and show this reality even if you want to put your head in the sand, it still is what it is.

  • Thomas McCartney

    Pit bull type dogs were created for one purpose: to torture other animals to death. When you manage to keep a pit bull from killing your dog (or horse, or sheep — or child), this doesn’t mean the danger has subsided.

    If you let it live, the pit bull will persistently try to return to finish the job of killing. Even if it does kill, it’ll come back some other day to see if there’s more pit bull fun to be had (a new victim).

    The pit bull isn’t like this because it has bad owners. It attracts a certain type of owner because it is inherently vicious.

    The only part of the problem the owners create is that they are unable or unwilling to keep their killer away from other people, our children and our pets. They don’t care because they assume we and our loved ones will die, never their pit bull.

    Never let a pit bull leave your yard alive.

  • Thomas McCartney

    Simply put, border collies do not herd sheep because they are raised on sheep farms; rather, they are raised on sheep farms because they herd. In addition pointers point, retrievers retrieve, and mastiffs guard, all because those traits are part of their breed expectations, meaning strong and continuous selection in the underlying breeding program ”

    Simply put Pit bulls do not attack because they are raised with dog fighters and drug dealers, dog fighters and drug dealers use pit bulls because they attack!

    It is their nature, their genetic truth and reality.!!

    It is not how you raise them rather it is simply what they are.!!

    Just like sled dogs run and pull, it is just their nature.!!

  • Thomas McCartney

    A pit bull type dog is what it is and does what it is.You can no more alter it genetic makeup then you can a collies to herd, a hounds to track, a retriever’s to retrieve, a labs to swim, a pointers to point, a sled dog to run and pull.

    They do what they are and a pit bull type dog is a mauling violent killer that has been bred to be a land shark, nothing you do can change that, even if you have them from birth.

    No matter if you love them, or how you nurture, train, rehabilitate, raise them optimally as normal dogs from birth, you can not change their Genetic reality to Kill, Maul, Maim, Disfigure, Dismember, cause Life Flights or trips to the Intensive Care Unit.

    For over 600 years the current pit bull type dog was brought into being through careful selective genetic breeding to create the most violent murderous fighting dog possible.

  • Thomas McCartney

    In Calgary, by Bill Bruce’s own admission and documentation, pit bulls lead the serious bite count with 13% of the city’s serious bites attributable to pit bulls, yet pit bulls account for less than 1% of the city’s dogs.

    In fact, pit bulls are responsible for nearly as many serious bites (13%) as the ENTIRE sporting breeding category (15%), which includes all of the most popular breeds (Labs, Goldens, Poodles, Spaniels, etc) and houses 70% of Calgary’s dogs.

    Why aren’t these breeds attacking in the face of irresponsible ownership?

  • Thomas McCartney

    Sadly one does not even have to search for the many attacks of these savage mutant undog’s on humans and pets, there are literally hundreds of new incidents every day carried out by these disgusting creatures, here is another.

    These are all major daily newspapers and network TV station accurate factual reports with direct access to Doctors, ER’s Animal control officers, Police, the victims family, witnesses, the guilty pit nutters, all in news reports from major city newspapers and TV stations, as legit therefore as it possibly can be.

    There is only one breed that has every been or is a threat to public safety and that is the pit bull, the sooner they are exterminated the sooner tragic attacks like the one below will be ended.

    Ban the breed and end the deed.

  • Thomas McCartney

    Dogs are not humans, there is every reason to be threatened by a pit bull just because of what it is, no different then it would be to feel threatened by ANY bear, lion, tiger, wolverine, cobra etc. that you encountered, if they charged you then there would be justification to kill any of them if you were carrying, same thing with a pit bull, any pit pit bull.

    You can no more be biased or prejudiced against any pit bull then you can be so against any bear, lion, tiger, wolverine, cobra etc. so that is an absurd argument on the part of the nutters.

    That 4% of the dog population carries out 70%+ of the killings, mauling, crippling, disfiguring and dismembering attacks to such a disproportionate extent speaks for itself and to the genetic truth and reality that exists in any pit bull type dog, it is what it is and does what is in it’s DNA.This has been breed into them over 600 years and is their truth, they must therefore become extinct.

    Any other dog will bite and run giving you a few stitches, a pit bull will not stop till you are DEAD.What about that do you not understand, the difference between another dog’s bite and a pit bulls mauling and dismembering, disfiguring and killing.

  • Thomas McCartney

    A pit bull BSL works EVERYWHERE it is useful in almost eliminating all serious dog attacks that maim, disfigure, dismember, maul, cripple.

    or kill, this is a simply proven fact in all cases.The number of pit bulls is dramatically reduced as are the numbers of them put to death.

    The need to have BSL is to have a preemptive capability to avoid a pit bull attack from happening due to it’s extremely savage consequences.

    It is enacted against all pit bulls as they all have the genetic DNA propensity to carry out these horrific attacks that are non existent in 99% of all other breeds, ban the breed and you ban the deed, simple as that.

    Dealing with an attack after the fact is simply not acceptable due to the horrific nature of said attacks.

    With any other breed other then Rottweiler’s, wolf hybrids and Akita’s and a few others in very small numbers it is not a naturally genetic reality for them to carry out such horrifying attacks.

    Hence they need to be dealt with in an aggressive reactive modality where all of the breed are not looked on as one but rather based on the actions of the individual misbehaving dog.

    This can be done in a very aggressive proactive manner so that as soon as a dog like a lab lets say starts behaving inappropriately severe consequences can be brought to bare on the owner and their dog in an escalating manner as needed to deal with a situation that has developed.

    This duel track approach can deal with the pits issue as other normal dog breeds can be dealt with as well so vicious dogs of other mainstream breeds are also held accountable for their actions.

    There should be mandatory Spay/Neuter programs for all breeds but clearly the one that needs it the most and where the most change would be effected would be with the Pit Bull type dog.

  • Thomas McCartney

    The pit bull drooler’s don’t get it, they are in effect demanding that they be able to walk around with a loaded.

    hand gun, round chambered, safety off with a hair trigger & that we all smile when they point it at us.

    Pit bulls or Pit bull cross, same difference, same outcome, same reality as to what they are.

    And all Pit bulls or restricted dogs including pit bull crosses by law should have leashes and Muzzles which they almost never have, this should become the law everywhere, and all to often you see them running around as such unmuzzled, this is an even greater problem then them being unleashed.

    Pit bulls and Pit bull crosses and others like mastiffs, Rotts etc. attack and kill and maim while normal dogs bite, that is the big difference in the outcome and should result in a completely different attitude towards these dogs and why they should be banned outright.

    The stats are very clear and accurate and show this reality even if you want to put your head in the sand, it still is what it is.

    Certain breeds like Pit bulls etc.are fundamentally evil in nature and action and do not deserve the freedom of action to carry out their DNA.

    “Pit bulls are different; they’re like wild animals,” says Alan Beck, director for the Center for the Human Animal Bond at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, IN. “They’re not suited for an urban environment. I believe we should open our eyes and take a realistic approach to pit bulls.”

    A 1993 Toronto study found pit bulls accounted for 1 percent of licensed dogs but 4 percent of bites. More ominous is a 2000 study by the Centers for Disease Control looking at 20 years of data on fatal dog attacks in the U.S.

    Of 238 such incidents in which the breed of the attacking dog was reported, “pit bull-type dogs” were involved in 32 percent of them while being 1% of the population.

    Pit Bulls should be banned from inside city limits anywhere.

  • Thomas McCartney

    Anyone who has been savagely attacked by pit bulls their owner said all the same things, the owner does this even after the attack, they still say the same thing. Never trust a pit bull or the people who own them.

    You will never get the truth from them. They will minimize or deny aggression or attacks and blame the victim, this is their modus operandi.

    Everyone knows a dogs behavior is predominantly determined by it’s bloodlines, even rampant Pit bull Nutter Groups like the UKC acknowledges this with the title of their magazine

    “BLOODLINES” Greyhounds are fast not because they are trained to be, it’s because of their genetic predisposition, Pointers point, not because of training, it’s because of their genetic predisposition, Heelers nip at livestock not because of training, it’s because of their genetic predisposition, and Pit bulls maul, maim and kill not because of training, it’s because of their genetic predisposition.

    If you own a Pit bull that doesn’t do this, you have received a Pit bull that good breeders over time have successfully managed to breed the game out of it, it has nothing to do with the Owners super magical ability to give extra special love and concern.

    (although the owners just LOVE to think this, I think this is part of the attraction to Pit bulls, if they can own such a known dangerous breed and it doesn’t maim or maul, it must be attributed to their SUPERLOVE – not!).

    Can you imagine when DOGMEN sold their Pit bulls (as they do) for large sums of money, only to have the buyer return the dog and say it wasn’t game.

    Can you imagine the Buyers response if he was told by the DOGMAN you have to train the Pit bull to be game.

    The DOGMAN would have been laughed at and a prompt refund would have been demanded. Nothing has changed, the GAME of a Pit bull has always been in it’s BLOOD.

  • Thomas McCartney

    Only a stupid Owner of dogs would own a pit bull in the first place.But even if the owner is not an idiot the pit bull is still a time bomb waiting to go off at any time for no reason, a land shark that no matter the training will express I.

    t’s DNA and rip some unsuspecting kids face off, that is just what they are and what they do.

    I am sick of hearing this blame the owner not the dog mantra, a.

    ll that does is get the dog off the hook so it can do no wrong and is never held accountable or stopped from doing again what it has criminally already done.

    Nothing is ever done to the owner and in with this mantra the dog is untouchable so both get off scott free when it has attacked someone.

    Pit Bull’s are naturally breed killers and have no place in a city or where they can interact with humans period.

    The best solution to this is what happened in Powell River where a tan pit bull was drowned, most likely after it attacked someone.

    The only good Pit bull is a dead one.

  • Thomas McCartney

    Council Bluffs, Iowa.

    Pit bulls are not only problematic in large cities; they threaten
    mid-sized cities and small towns as well. Located in the heartland,
    Council Bluffs, Iowa has about 60,000 citizens.

    After a
    series of devastating attacks, beginning in 2003, Council Bluffs joined
    over 600 U.S. cities and began regulating pit bulls.

    The results of the Council Bluffs pit bull ban, which began January 1, 2005, show the positive effects such legislation can have on public safety in just a few years time:1.

    Council Bluffs: Pit Bull Bite Statistics.

    Year Pit Bull Bites % of All Bites.
    2004 29 23%.
    2005 12 10% (year ban enacted).
    2006 6 4%.
    2007 2 2%.
    2008 0 0%.
    2009 0 0%.
    2010 1 1%.
    2011 0 0%.

    http://www.dogsbite.org/legislating-dangerous-dogs.php

  • Thomas McCartney

    TRISH KING, Director, Behavior & Training Dept. Marin Humane Society

    “There is no direct eye contact or very little direct eye contact. It
    is very quick and over with. Which is one reason why with pit bulls and
    rottweilers, we have problems. Because they’re bred to do direct eye contact and so they are off putting to other dogs and actually scary to other dogs.”

    The fourth undesirable characteristic – arousal or excitement – is
    actually the most problematic. Many bully dogs cannot seem to calm
    themselves down once they get excited. And once they get excited all
    their behaviors are exacerbated.

    Thus, if a dog is
    over-confident and has a tendency to body slam or mount, he or she will
    really crash into the other dog or person when he’s aroused, sometimes
    inadvertently causing injury. He may begin to play-bite, and then bite
    harder and harder and harder.

    When you try to stop the
    behavior, the dog often becomes even more “aggressive.” In this way,
    play can turn into aggression fairly quickly. Research on the brain has
    shown that excited play has exactly the same chemistry as extreme anger.
    This allows a play behavior to switch quickly into aggression. And,
    once the dog has become aggressive a few times, the switch is much
    easier.

    DIANE JESSUP, pit bull expert, breeder, former ACO

    “Jessup, the animal control officer in Olympia, uses two pit bulls to
    train police and animal control officers on surviving dogs attacks.
    Unlike dogs who are nippers and rippers, her pit bulls are typically “grippers” who bite down and hang onto their victims.”

    Jessup believes that much of dog behavior comes from their genes. “I
    truly believe that a dog is about 90% genetics,” says Jessup.
    on protection sports

    This difference in “sheepdog versus bulldog” mentality in a trainer is
    best understood when training the “out!” or release command. It is
    common practice for those training shepherds and sheepdog types to use
    force such as hard leash corrections or electric shock to get the dog to
    release the sleeve.

    Sadly, I had one young man come to me
    because a club trainer was slugging his little Am Staff female in the
    nose, till she bled, trying to get her to release the sleeve.

    She would not! And of course she would not! She was a good little
    bulldog, hanging on for dear life, just as her bull and bear baiting
    ancestors of old did.

    She was a super little gripping dog,
    who took the pain she experienced as just “part of the job” once her
    owner set her upon the sleeve. And this is the response from well bred
    pit bulldogs—to ignore pain while gripping. It is, after all, what they
    are bred for! Give me a bulldog like her, rather than one which will
    allow itself to be yanked off the sleeve due to pain.

    MICHAEL BURNS, Los Angeles Animal Control Lt.

    You have a dog that has aggressive tendencies enhanced through
    constant and incestuous breeding. If there are some recessive genes on
    the aggressive or psychotic side, they will make themselves manifest.

    They are different. There’s an absence of the normal sounds a dog
    makes when it attacks. It’s almost a workmanlike way they hold on in an
    attack. It’s a persistence I haven’t seen in any other breed.

    KURT LAPHAM, a field investigator for the West Coast Regional office of the Humane Society
    Most breeds do not multiple-bite. A pit bull attack is like a shark attack: He keeps coming back.

    DAVID GENDREGSKE, Clare County MI Animal Control Director
    “In my opinion they appeal to the most irresponsible pet owners and to younger people,” he said.

    “The younger people have no jobs to support the animal, or they have to
    move where animals aren’t allowed and (the dogs) end up here.” Certain
    people like pit bulls because they are intimidating, he said. “They want
    to scare people. It’s an intimidation thing.

    They’re number
    one with those being incarcerated. If there’s a dog left behind (when
    someone is sentenced to jail or prison), it’s always a pit bull,” he
    said. He cited the time a pit bull got out of a car and attacked a
    horse.

    He was pulled off, but he went back and grabbed the
    throat. He was pulled off again and again and went back after different
    parts of the horse. “What kind of a dog but a pit bull would do that?”
    he asked. “All dogs can bite but not with that ferocity. “ Some people
    will say that how a pit bull acts and reacts is dependent upon how the
    dog is raised, he said.

    “But he was raised to kill for
    centuries,” he said. “You can’t breed it out in one generation.” If the
    popularity of pit bulls is a fad, it’s a long term one, he said. “I keep
    seeing more and more pit bulls,” he said. “It’s getting worse.”

    Pit bulls, he said, are not good as a working dog, except for perhaps
    wild boar hunting. “And they’re not one of the smarter breeds,” he said,
    despite other’s beliefs that they are intelligent

  • Thomas McCartney

    About 31,400 dogs attacked about 61,500 other animals in the U.S. in 2013, killing 43,500 and seriously injuring 18,100.

    The animals killed included about 12,000 dogs, 8,000 cats, 6,000 hooved
    animals, and 17,000 other small domestic animals, primarily poultry.

    The seriously injured included about 12,400 dogs, 4,000 cats, and 1,700
    hooved animals. Few small mammals and poultry survived reported dog attacks.

    Pit bulls inflicted 99% of the total fatal attacks on other animals
    (43,000); 96% of the fatal attacks on other dogs (11,520); 95% of the
    fatal attacks on livestock (5,700) and on small mammals and poultry
    (16,150); and 94% of the fatal attacks on cats (11,280).

    About 30,000 pit bulls were involved in attacks on other animals, many of them killing multiple other animals.

    There are about 3.2 million pit bulls in the U.S. at any given time,
    according to the annual ANIMAL PEOPLE surveys of dogs offered for sale
    or adoption via online classified ads.

    Thus in 2013 about one
    pit bull in 107 killed or seriously injured another animal, compared
    with about one dog in 50,000 of other breeds.

    Complete details
    of the year-long epidemiological survey that produced these estimates
    will appear in the January/February edition of ANIMAL PEOPLE.

  • Thomas McCartney

    Articles, Truths, Facts & News to be Publicly shared-about-the-Horror-that-is-a-Pit-Bull-type-Mutant-Undog

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Articles-to-be-shared-about-the-Horror-that-is-a-Pit-Bull-type-Mutant-Undog/504783452894089?success=1
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    The Truth of the Pit Bull type dogs genetics and the reality of the
    outcome of those genetics which are mauling’s and killings like these:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YhvYMRKjNlw
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    Beyond the Interview: Father of Child Killed by Babysitter’s Pit Bulls
    Speaks Out After Attack ‘Believing the Myth is What Left Us Without a
    Son’.

    http://blog.dogsbite.org/2013/07/beyond-the-interview-essay-of-a-fatal-pit-bull-mauling.html
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    Learn and become educated about the genetic truth and reality of the Pit bull Type dog and the danger they present:

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ban-All-Pit-Bull-Type-Dogs-Everywhere-Today-All-Dogs-must-be-on-a-Leash/180634022056782
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    The Pit bull type dogs truth and genetic reality, watch and learn:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mt6FL6z1Nck&feature=share
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    Fatal Pit Bull Attacks
    Stop the Maulings
    A growing archive of U.S. fatal pit bull attacks dating back to 1858

    http://www.fatalpitbullattacks.com/
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    Everything you ever wanted to know about the views of Pit Nutter, Pit Bull type dog apologists but were afraid to ask.!!!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=za7n_KNadMI
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    This speaks volumes and in a nutshell reflects the reality of what
    animal shelters are doing throughout North America where vicious pit
    bull type dogs are misrepresented as family lassie or rin tin tin type
    dogs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x6s0NCgKKkk
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    Country’s, Cities, county’s, Provinces, Military Services & Towns
    where Pit Bulls type Dogs are Banned or severely restricted:

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/56495216/Estimated-U-S-Cities-Counties-States-and-Military-Facilities-with-Breed-Specific-Pit-Bull-Laws

  • Thomas McCartney

    Dog Attack Deaths and Maimings, U.S. & Canada, September 1982 to May.25, 2013.

    By compiling U.S. and Canadian press accounts between 1982 and 2013,
    Merritt Clifton, editor of Animal People, shows the breeds most
    responsible for serious injury and death.

    Study highlights

    Pit bull type dogs make up only 6% of all dogs in the USA.

    The combination of Pit Bulls, rottweilers, their close mixes and wolf hybrids and other Pit Bull Type Dogs:

    84% of attacks that induce bodily harm.

    75% of attacks to children.

    87% of attack to adults.

    72% of attacks that result in fatalities.

    80% that result in maiming.

  • Thomas McCartney

    33 People dead by dog attack in 2013.
    Pit bull type dogs killed thirty of them. sixteen of the twenty-nine dead are children.

    Stars indicate people killed by a ‘family’ pit bull – ones that had
    been raised and cherished as an indoor pet, ‘never showed aggression
    before’, and knew the victim.

    Child fatalities by pit bull type dog (16):
    Christian Gormanous – 4 yrs old Montgomery County, TX
    Isaiah Aguilar – 2 yrs old Sabinal, TX
    Ryan Maxwell – 7 yrs old ** Galesburg, IL.
    Dax Borchardt – 14 mos old ** Walworth, WI.
    Monica Laminack – 21 mos old ** Ellabelle, GA.
    Tyler Jett – 7 yrs old Callaway, FL.
    Jordyn Arndt – 4 yrs old ** Prairie City, IA.
    Beau Rutledge – 2 yrs old ** Fulton County, GA.
    Ayden Evans- 5 yrs old ** Jessieville, AR.
    Nephi Selu – 6 yrs old ** Union City, CA.
    Arianna Jolee Merrbach – 5 yrs old Effingham, SC.
    Daniel (surname as yet not revealed) – 2 yrs old (Gilbert, Arizona) **
    Samuel Eli Zamudio – 2 yrs old** Colton, CA
    Jordan Ryan– 5 yrs old Baker city, Oregon
    Levi Watson-Bradford-4 years old** White County, Arkansas
    Jah’niyah White – 2 years old ** Chicago, Ill

    Adult fatalities by pit bull type (13):
    Betty Todd – 65 yrs old ** Hodges, SC
    Elsie Grace – 91 yrs old ** Hemet, CA
    Claudia Gallardo – 38 yrs old Stockton, CA.
    Pamela Devitt – 63 yrs old Littlerock, CA.
    Carlton Freeman – 80 yrs old Harleyville, SC.
    Linda Oliver – 63 yrs old Dayton, TX.
    James Harding – 62 yrs old -Baltimore, MD
    chased into traffic by two attacking pit bulls
    Juan Campos – 96 yrs old Katy, Texas.
    Terry Douglass 56 years old. **Baltimore, MD
    Katherine Atkins-25 years old ** Kernersville, NC
    Nga Woodhead-65 years old Spanaway, WA.
    Joan Kappen, 75 years old Hot Springs Ark
    Michal Nelson, 41 years old Valencia County, New Mexico **

    (1 non-pit type killing) [Rachel Honabarger - 35 yrs old - mauled to death by her own GSD mix] Coshocton, OH.

    (1 husky-mix killing, unknown if the other half of the dog was pit bull) [Jordan Lee Reed – 5 yrs old] Kotzebue, AK

    (1 Shiba Inu killing) Mia Gibson – age 3 months, of Gibson, OH – mauled to death by family Shiba Inu.

    Three of the pit bull type dogs were BULL mastiffs, ie 40% pit-fighting bulldog.

    If 27 of 33 dead were killed by pit bull attack, that’s 82% dead by pit
    attack, 9% dead by ‘molosser’, 3% by some kind of GSD mix, 3% by a
    husky + possibly pit mix, 3% by Shiba Inu.

    If you count the
    pit-mix mastiffs as pit bull types, that’s 91% killed by attacking pit
    bull types. Pit types are only about 5% of the entire dog population.

    The man who ran into traffic kept pit bulls himself. He knew perfectly
    well what the two stranger pit bulls that were chasing him would do if
    they caught him, so he preferred to risk a swift death by oncoming car.

    534 maimed by pit type dogs 2013 (as of November.28).

  • Thomas McCartney

    In a discussion of the Denver ban, Assistant City Attorney Kory Nelson recently told the San Francisco Chronicle that:

    “Since 1989, when that city instituted a pit bull ban, ‘we haven’t had
    one serious pit bull attack,’ said Kory Nelson, a Denver assistant city
    attorney. His city’s assertion that ‘pit bulls are more dangerous than
    other breeds of dog’ has withstood legal challenges, he said.

    ‘We
    were able to prove there’s a difference between pit bulls and other
    breeds of dogs that make pit bulls more dangerous,’ he said.”

    Sources: Denver Post
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    Toronto:

    In a November 2011, public health statistics published by Global
    Toronto showed that pit bull bites dropped dramatically after Ontario
    adopted the Dog Owners Liability Act in 2005, an act that banned pit
    bulls:

    The number of dog bites reported in Toronto has fallen
    since a ban on pit bulls took effect in 2005, public health statistics
    show.

    A total of 486 bites were recorded in 2005. That number fell generally in the six years following, to 379 in 2010.

    Provincial laws that banned ‘pit bulls,’ defined as pit bulls,
    Staffordshire terriers, American Staffordshire terriers, American pit
    bull terriers and dogs resembling them took effect in August 2005.
    Existing dogs were required to be sterilized, and leashed and muzzled in
    public.

    Bites in Toronto blamed on the four affected breeds
    fell sharply, from 71 in 2005 to only six in 2010. This accounts for
    most of the reduction in total bites.
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    Salina, KS

    Rose Base, director of the Salina Animal Shelter who lobbied for the ordinance, told the Salina Journal:

    The ordinance has made a difference, she said. Records at the Salina
    Animal Shelter indicate there were 24 reported pit bull bites in 2003
    and 2004, and only five since — none from 2009 to present.

    Salina has 62 registered pit bulls, Base said. Before the ordinance she
    guessed there were “close to 300.” Since the first of this year three of
    the registered pit bulls have died of old age.

    “We definitely
    haven’t had the severity of bites that we had in the past,” Base said.
    “Our community has been somewhat safer because of the law that was
    passed
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    Prince George’s County, MD

    Prince George’s County passed a pit bull ban in 1996. In August 2009,
    Rodney Taylor, associate director of the county’s Animal Management
    Group, said that the number of pit bull biting incidents has fallen:

    “Taylor said that during the first five to seven years of the ban,
    animal control officials would encounter an average of 1,200 pit bulls a
    year but that in recent years that figure has dropped by about half.
    According to county statistics, 36 pit bull bites, out of 619 total dog
    bites, were recorded in 2008, down from 95 pit bull bites, out of a
    total of 853, in 1996.”
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    Salina KS (a second article)

    Note that they admit that the pit bull ban did not reduce the number of
    bites, but it did reduce the severity of bites reported by all breeds.
    Proof that when pit bull deniers find a jurisdiction that banned pit
    bulls, but reported no decrease in overall bites, is a moot point. Its
    death and dismemberment we are focusing on, not bite counts.

    In
    the monthly city newsletter, In Touch, published in September 2006, the
    City of Salina reported that the pit bull ban adopted in 2005
    significantly reduced pit bull biting incidents in just a 12 month
    period.

    The number of pit bull bites depicted in the “Salina
    Pit Bull Bites Reported” graph shows 2002 with 13 pit bull bites, 2003
    with 11 pit bull bites, 2004 with 15 pit bull bites and 2005 with only
    one bite. The newsletter notes that “animal bites reported have remained
    constant, but the severity of bites have decreased dramatically” since
    the enactment of the pit bull ban.
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    Springfield, MO

    In April 2008, the Springfield-Greene County Health Department released
    data to a local TV station – following the City of Springfield’s
    adoption of a 2006 pit bull ban:

    “The Springfield-Greene County
    Health Department reports that dog bites and vicious dog complaints are
    declining since the implementation of the Pit Bull Ordinance in the
    City of Springfield two years ago. In 2005 the health department fielded
    18 vicious dog complaints, but only eight in 2007. Bites were down from
    102 in 2005 to 87 in 2007.”
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    Washington

    In 2008, the City of Wapato passed an ordinance that bans new pit
    bulls, rottweilers and mastiffs. Nine months after its adoption, in
    March 2009, Wapato Police Chief Richard Sanchez reported successful
    results:

    “Nine months into the ban and police calls about
    vicious dogs have been cut in half. The Wapato Police tell Action News
    they’ve gone from 18 reports in January, February and March of last year
    to seven so far in ’09. “Seven calls in three months… that’s
    nothing,” says Chief Richard Sanchez, Wapato Police Department.

    Chief Sanchez credits local cooperation for the decline of dangerous dogs.”
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    Rhode Island

    When the City of Woonsocket was debating a pit bull ordinance in June
    2009, the animal control supervisor in Pawtucket, John Holmes, spoke
    about the enormous success of Pawtucket’s 2003 pit bull ban:

    “Holmes says he predicted that it would take two years for Pawtucket to
    experience the full benefit of the law after it was passed, but the
    results were actually apparent in half the time.

    “It’s working absolutely fantastic,” said Holmes. “We have not had a pit bull maiming in the city since December of 2004.”
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    Per section 8-55 of Denvers pit bull ban:

    A pit bull, is defined as any dog that is an APBT, Am Staf Terrier,
    Staff Bull Terrier, or any dog displaying the majority of physical
    traits of anyone (1) or more of the above breeds, or any dog exhibiting
    those distinguishing characteristics which substantially conform to the
    standards set by the AKC or UKC for any of the above breed.

    Over the course of 22 years, the Denver ban has withstood numerous
    battles in state and federal courts. It has been used as a model for
    over 600 USA cities that legislate pit bulls, as well as US Navy, Air
    Force, Marine and Army bases ( so much for Sgt Stubby).

    without
    it, we’d see just what we see in Miss E’s lame replies. Every pit owner
    would claim their land shark was anything but a pit bull.

    Miami Dade county voted 66% to keep their pit bull ban, just as it is worded, last year.

  • Dennis Baker

    33 People dead by dog attack in 2013.
    Pit bull type dogs killed thirty of them. sixteen of the twenty-nine dead are children.

    Stars indicate people killed by a ‘family’ pit bull – ones that had
    been raised and cherished as an indoor pet, ‘never showed aggression
    before’, and knew the victim.

    Child fatalities by pit bull type dog (16):
    Christian Gormanous – 4 yrs old Montgomery Count…y, TX
    Isaiah Aguilar – 2 yrs old Sabinal, TX
    Ryan Maxwell – 7 yrs old ** Galesburg, IL.
    Dax Borchardt – 14 mos old ** Walworth, WI.
    Monica Laminack – 21 mos old ** Ellabelle, GA.
    Tyler Jett – 7 yrs old Callaway, FL.
    Jordyn Arndt – 4 yrs old ** Prairie City, IA.
    Beau Rutledge – 2 yrs old ** Fulton County, GA.
    Ayden Evans- 5 yrs old ** Jessieville, AR.
    Nephi Selu – 6 yrs old ** Union City, CA.
    Arianna Jolee Merrbach – 5 yrs old Effingham, SC.
    Daniel (surname as yet not revealed) – 2 yrs old (Gilbert, Arizona) **
    Samuel Eli Zamudio – 2 yrs old** Colton, CA
    Jordan Ryan– 5 yrs old Baker city, Oregon
    Levi Watson-Bradford-4 years old** White County, Arkansas
    Jah’niyah White – 2 years old ** Chicago, Ill

    Adult fatalities by pit bull type (13):
    Betty Todd – 65 yrs old ** Hodges, SC
    Elsie Grace – 91 yrs old ** Hemet, CA
    Claudia Gallardo – 38 yrs old Stockton, CA.
    Pamela Devitt – 63 yrs old Littlerock, CA.
    Carlton Freeman – 80 yrs old Harleyville, SC.
    Linda Oliver – 63 yrs old Dayton, TX.
    James Harding – 62 yrs old -Baltimore, MD
    chased into traffic by two attacking pit bulls
    Juan Campos – 96 yrs old Katy, Texas.
    Terry Douglass 56 years old. **Baltimore, MD
    Katherine Atkins-25 years old ** Kernersville, NC
    Nga Woodhead-65 years old Spanaway, WA.
    Joan Kappen, 75 years old Hot Springs Ark
    Michal Nelson, 41 years old Valencia County, New Mexico **

    (1 non-pit type killing) [Rachel Honabarger - 35 yrs old - mauled to death by her own GSD mix] Coshocton, OH.

    (1 husky-mix killing, unknown if the other half of the dog was pit bull) [Jordan Lee Reed – 5 yrs old] Kotzebue, AK

    (1 Shiba Inu killing) Mia Gibson – age 3 months, of Gibson, OH – mauled to death by family Shiba Inu.

    Three of the pit bull type dogs were BULL mastiffs, ie 40% pit-fighting bulldog.
    If 27 of 33 dead were killed by pit bull attack, that’s 82% dead by pit
    attack, 9% dead by ‘molosser’, 3% by some kind of GSD mix, 3% by a
    husky + possibly pit mix, 3% by Shiba Inu.

    If you count the
    pit-mix mastiffs as pit bull types, that’s 91% killed by attacking pit
    bull types. Pit types are only about 5% of the entire dog population.
    The man who ran into traffic kept pit bulls himself. He knew perfectly
    well what the two stranger pit bulls that were chasing him would do if
    they caught him, so he preferred to risk a swift death by oncoming car.

    534 maimed by pit type dogs 2013 (as of November.28)https://www.facebook.com/ProtectChildrenFromPitBulls?hc_location=timeline