14 month old boy dies after pit bull attack

WALWORTH COUNTY — A 14 month old boy and his 30 year old babysitter were attacked by a pair of pit bulls Wednesday.

The woman called 911 to report both she and the boy had been attacked by dogs she owned, according to CBS 58. When rescue crews arrived they removed the dogs.

It happened around 12:45 PM on N2037 North Lakeshore Drive in the Town of Walworth.

According to the Walworth County Sheriff’s Department the young boy has since died from his injuries.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/ajgrifdog Amanda ‘Grifdog’ Griffin

    Why weren’t the dogs trained? Who lets a two year old play with untrained dogs? Shame on mom in this case. I hope the poor dogs get good homes and if mom has any other kids, they go into protective custody. Unfortunately, in cases like this, they usually just put the dogs down and don’t follow up.

    • Anonymous

      the dogs were killed thankfully. There is no need for a dog with an aggressive history. there are enough dogs in the world that we don’t have to keep child killers alive

    • Anonymous

      in what world is a 14 month old, a two year old?

  • Anonymous

    this isn’t even sad or a shame. this mother valued her pit bulls over her son’s safety. pit bulls and people do not mix, especially children and the elderly. This is common sense and scientifically proven. There is no such thing as a good pit bull. They are completely unpredictable. Everyone thinks theirs is the sweetest until it kills a neighbourhood child, and even then they blame the victim and fight to keep their pit bulls alive.

    • Anonymous

      happens everyday. everyone thinks they are different and that they are such amazing dog trainers, until you bury your child.

    • JF

      This wasn’t the mother – she was watching the child. The parents are devastated.

      • Anonymous

        probably only about their pitbulls being shot by police

  • Anonymous

    these dogs are amazing nannies!

  • Anonymous_#2

    I’m curious where the “scientific proof” is??

  • Anonymous

    Nice fact checking Sheboygan. It was NOT his mother. It was a babysitter.

  • That girl

    Pit Bulls are not family dogs, PERIOD! sad sad way to learn…rip little guy :’(

    • snowbird04

      That is complete malarkey There are 6-8 million dogs in the US that can be classified as pit bulls, yet only a tiny portion of them will ever even nip a person. Your chances of being killed by a dog of any breed is 1 in 10 million, while your chances of getting killed in a car accident are 1 in 800. We have a real problem with dogs killing humans, huh? People like you just hear things, then just repeat it, and really, that isn’t intelligent at all. It’s like saying all blacks are bad people, because of a few bad apples. Pit bulls, like all other dogs make fine family pets. Any canine expert can attest to that, including any veterinarian. Now, some people shouldn’t own pit bulls or any other dog, and just like any other fatality by dog, human negligence is blatantly obvious.

      “Rumors are started by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots”

      • Anonymous

        You will not convince anyone that pit bulls aren’t dangerous. We all read the same article. Dead children are piling up because of this breed.

        • Tyler

          You must work for fox news!

          • Proud Pittie Parent

            Amen, Tyler! Too bad the new didn’t publicize the story about the Pomeranian that suffocated an infant or the Husky that mauled another child. Ignorant.

          • Anonymous

            if it wasn’t reported, how did you hear about it?

          • http://www.techanalyzer.net/ Tristan Thomas

            You missed the point.

        • snowbird04

          Piling up? Because other breeds cannot kill, correct? I think most people take advice of the experts, and all experts say it’s not the breed. If you haven’t noticed, since all the public scrutiny about pit bulls started, the breed went from 75th in popularity in 2000 to a top 10 breed in 2013. but no one is convinced. The numbers of pit bulls will continue to climb as people complain. They are the only breed with multiple dedicated television shows. See, when a breed is vilified by ignorant people, smart people step up and protect it, and show people first hand that there is no bad breed. You are fighting a losing battle, and really are partially responsible for making pit bulls as popular as they are and climbing. Good luck with your agenda, but really, you are working against yourself, but too tunnel minded to see it. I actually encourage people like you to keep up the lies, as you give the educated ones an opportunity to prove you wrong again and again.

          • Anonymous

            umm snooki has multiple tv shows, and I don’t think every household should have those either. nice logic though. They are a top breed for sure: top breed for killing people, more than all other breeds combined.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Debbie-Bell/100002528946349 Debbie Bell

            Snowbird: you do realize you are commenting on an article re: the 6th human death of 2013, all committed by pits (according to their owners). I’d be OK if pits only killed their consenting adult owners, but DAILY pits kill other dogs from coast to coast. But of course, that doesn’t matter to pit BULLY people, that IS why you are attracted to pits.

            To compare human races to dog breeds is lunacy. God/Nature created human races while humans created dog breeds, using selective breeding. No animal has been changed as much as man changed the dog: different sizes and different shapes, different colors and different coats, different barks and different bites, different jobs and different abilities and instincts.

            These two pits did exactly what they should do/what won dog fights: without reason , without trying to avoid a fight, without warning display first, attack “their own” and immediately do damage, then NOT stop even if the victim submits, yelps/says uncle. These were traits that won dog fights, so pit mongers chose breeding dogs for these traits.

            When our local pound will kill the next 6-16 pits, it will do so because YOU and other pit bully people encourage the breeding and acquisition of pits. Others who actually care about their breed do NOT want their breed to become popular, as they know that over population will occur with the increased homeless and suffering it causes. But pit BULLY people don’t actually care about pits.

            Just as the original pit bully people didn’t care about dog suffering and death, neither do the current bully people.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000363305704 Olaf Brunn

            Where do you get this bullshit from , scumbag degenerates inbreed and use these animals for gain , these dogs are not born killers , jerk off scumbag HUMANS abuse these animals who will do anything for their masters , It just pisses me off listening to bullshit like this , Chiwawas are more aggressive than the so called vicious pits , get you’re facts right

      • Mark

        I’ll tell you what, you’re full of crap. I make it THREE children killed by pit bulls since the beginning of this year. You compare that to any other breed and tell me the last time one of them killed three children under five in four months. Put bulls are NOT family dogs and any one that owns one and has young children is just gambling with their child’s life. they probably make great pets for older people who know how to handle a tempermental breed but keeping one at a home with young children is just ignorant.

    • Proud Pittie Parent

      Too bad during WWII most wives and mothers trusted their children with Pit Bulls rather than a real baby sitter. The dogs aren’t known as the “nanny dog” for a reason. Ignorant, that’s all you are.

      • Anonymous

        people also used to use saran wrap as condoms too… is that what you are recommending we go back to? WWII times? We should just forget about all the dog aggression issues because some wackos back then thought they didn’t need a proper sitter?

        how can you come to a news story about a child’s death and lie about how safe these Pit bulls are? Do you go kicking over gravestones in your spare time too?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Debbie-Bell/100002528946349 Debbie Bell

        Show a link to where “nanny dog” was used in print before the 1980′s. It was invented in the 1980′s. Saying something doesn’t make it fact. We can say that pioneer woman used rattle snakes as toys for their kids,, and that’s where the idea of baby rattles originated… it doesn’t make it fact.

  • Anonymous

    another pit bull owner willing to risk their child’s life. you are parent of the year. 50% of all pit bull attacks are on their owner and the immediate family, also know as karma

    • Tyler

      Can you please cite your scientific proof.

      • Anonymous

        show me how you know they were ‘clearly bad owners’

        • Tyler

          First off she was the owner of the two dogs. Clearly she could not maintain control of either of the dogs. Second which I think is a big one .. there is a dead child due to the fact she could not handle either of the dogs. I remember a time where dalmatians were a dog you did not get as a family pet because rumor had it that breed would become jealous of the child and attack. This is all training issues. *let me guess the stick is for lock jaw?*

          • Anonymous

            You offered up nothing there, other than just posturing that she was a bad owner, she just must must must be a bad owner. how did you not feel stupid writing that. “um her kid is dead, so she must have beat the dogs everyday until they had enough and ate her baby”

          • Tyler

            Ah you turned to insults. Lowest level in a debate. You have on multiple occasions assumed a lot of my thoughts. Good job Anonymous. You have done your public duty for the week. Tomorrow is Friday and you will have the weekend to drink and feel proud. Now go show off your internet medal to the pub/bar that you frequent. Tell them of your glory on the internet.

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Debbie-Bell/100002528946349 Debbie Bell

            To compare Dalmatian bites to fatalities accomplished by pits (while simply being good pits) is proof of the BULLY people lack of comprehension of the situation. I’m ok If pits only killed their owners but more neighbors (pets/people) are pit victims which is not acceptable..

      • Anonymous

        cdc for science, for common sense: dead children, insurance claims, police reports, even pamphlets from the SPCA when you adopt one said to always have a stick you can pry open a pit bull’s mouth with.

    • snowbird04

      Bogus stats. 50% my butt. Let’s see some unbiased and accurate evidence. Anyone that has a partial understanding of stats knows that 95% of stats are biased and inaccurate. You are just showing us how uneducated you are. I bet you cannot show on reliable source that backs your claims.

      • Anonymous

        yes, of course, everyone knows stats are witchcraft. good thing no one ever uses them for anything

        • snowbird04

          You are uneducated. Your stats are bogus, you know it, otherwise you could provide a reliable source. C’mon, I challenge you to provide a reliable source that experts agree with. I think you are afraid to, because you know I can prove you wrong in a heart beat.

          • frrankosuave

            Not that stats will influence your emotional brain, but in 2012, Pits are attributed to 68% of dog-kill-human incidents.

            “Together, pit bulls (23) and rottweilers (3), the second most lethal dog
            breed, accounted for 68% of all fatal attacks in 2012. In the 8-year
            period from 2005 to 2012, this combination accounted for 73% (183) of
            the total recorded deaths (251). ” Link:
            http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2012.php

            I suppose you can now attack the website that produces those stats.

  • Mandi

    I can’t believe how ignorant people are. it doesn’t matter what breed of dog it is if the dog isn’t trained right, and isn’t socialized it’s going to grow up and be sketchy around everything. Pitbulls didn’t get the nick name of nanny dog for no reason. do research before you point fingers. This breed is just like any other breed, if not better… half of the attacks you read about will say “pitbull type dog”
    my heart goes out to the parents here. but there better be someone going after the owner of the dog.

    • Anonymous

      ha, great nanny! luckily I didn’t have a pit bull as a nanny so I am still alive today!

      • Mandi

        they do make great nanny dogs but like I said before training and socializing are key here. labs attack German Shepard Dalmatians retrievers schnauzers jack Russells pitbulls.
        Moral of the story it is NOT the dogs fault blame the damn owner. These poor poor dogs are bred to fight, trained to fight, treated like crap based solely on the kind of dog they are. It’s not their fault. Just like a child a dog does not know right from wrong unless trained to know.

        • Anonymous

          we can’t live in a world where we pretend dogs are blank slates with no genetic predispositions. to kill and be violent is not a learned behavior for pit bulls, it was bred into them. Show a chimpanzee love it’s entire life and guaranteed at maturity it will want to rip your arms off. Try it with a bear cub, or a coyote, a pit bull. You can give them nothing but love, exceed their basic requirements, and they will still want to hunt, maim, and kill, in other words, be animals.

          why not just a get a breed of dog who’s first instinct isn’t to dismember and rip out the throats of children?

          • Tyler

            You do understand all dogs have the same ancestor? The wolf. In turn that means all dogs have the trait to hunt and kill. (chase things). I wonder how you treat people you don’t know day to day. I bet it is with bigotry and hate. Much like your parents before you and your grandparents before them.

          • Anonymous

            yes because only a hateful bigot could be upset that pit bulls kill more humans than all the other breeds combined

          • http://www.facebook.com/people/Debbie-Bell/100002528946349 Debbie Bell

            I don’t hate pit bulls but I do hate dog aggression, deadly unprovoked dog aggression that spills over into human aggression. I don’t hate dogs with rabies either, but sane compassionate people do not want to create MORE dogs with dog aggression or with rabies either.

          • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000363305704 Olaf Brunn

            Anonymous, Bullshit , O K buddy “Rumors are started by haters, spread by fools, and accepted by idiots” I believe you qualify for all three categories

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Debbie-Bell/100002528946349 Debbie Bell

      “Nanny dog”? You do realize you are commenting on a news article where a BABY WAS BRUTALLY KILLED by a pit, don’t you? It is insane comments, and invented nicknames such as yours that get kids AND pits killed. Gullible people such as yourself actually believe that garbage. That nickname was invented in the 1980′s. If it can’t be alone with all kids all the time, don’t all it a nanny!

      In typical pit monger fashion, you do not offer any ways to reduce such needless attacks and fatalities, of both kids AND pits. Shame, shame, it is because pit bully people actually do not care

      • Becca

        Well socialized dogs generally are not at risk when it comes to aggression but unfortunately most of the dogs with aggression issues have been abused or not properly cared for or socialized. Since the beginning of decade, pit bulls have been the focus of a lot of scrutiny. News agencies will admit that if there’s a story about a child being hurt by a pit bull and a child being hurt by a Shepard or other dog, they will ALWAYS report the pitbull attack. No other breed has ever killed more human beings in North America than the husky. Well socialized pitbulls are excellent family dogs, they are obedient and very human and child friendly. They can be aggressive towards other dogs if not properly socialized but again, it’s all about how the owners bring them up. U Debbie read a story and act emotional not logical. That’s why you’re the perfect type of news viewer because you believe everything u hear. Media doesn’t lie right. I bet you repeat news stories to people as if u were actually there. Do some real research Debbie…..on BSL and the problems with it, on pitbulls being used as therapy dogs, meet some real pitbulls. I’m sad about the girl but unlike you I can look at the situation without emotion, I can be logical. You can’t. U just want to rant and blame. It’s very sad.

  • Nikkie

    I was the owner of an American Red Nosed Pitbull, she was a sweetheart despite coming from a druggie owner who starved her, I took ownership, warily, and began training her. At dog school, she was simply awesome, very playful, another dog even attacked her and she just rolled over in submission. This dog hunted before I got her as that’s how she fed herself. Since owning her, my thoughts on pit bulls has changed, it’s not the breed, but the owners. She was humanely destroyed due to a congenital heart defect at age 5.

    • Anonymous

      yes, pit bulls are so great, and there is no better place to convince us these monsters are amazing than a news article about a child being eaten by one.

      you really think that there is no explanation here other than this woman grossly mistreated these dogs until they ate an innocent baby? what a convenient theory based on absolutely nothing other than your mindless ramblings about how through the love of a stripper named Nikkie, a pit bull was washed of all it’s breed characteristics.

      • Anonymous_#2

        It seems to me that these “mindless ramblings” are certainly not a “convenient theory”. They are her personal experiences. You obviously have decided to take it upon yourself to try to convince us that these dogs are monsters. Do you even know what classifies a true Pit Bull as a Pit? Wait, oh yeah…that’s right. Pit Bulls are “monsters” that “eat babies”. We should kill them all. I guess we should kill all the Husky’s too since it was almost exactly one year ago today when one “ate” a toddler in Pittsburg, PA. Oh, and while we’re at it, lets ban all the Boxers too since just about two years ago, a 6 year old in Dodge County was attacked and ‘eaten” by one of them too. Why stop there? Lets get rid of all dogs…they “eat” people. They’re not safe.

        • Anonymous

          name a pit bull looking dog that isn’t violent. stop trying to confuse the issue, people know what these dogs look like. no one is confusing labs and goldens for them. they are confusing Dogo argentinos, staffies, and other vicious attack dogs. which are all pit-bull looking, extremely closely related, and share the same violent genetics. That is why the best BSL contains the wording “pit-bull-like in appearance”. It’s the only why to get you whiners to shut up.

          • Anonymous_#2

            Name me a non-pit bull dog that doesn’t have the potential to be violent? Of course you would quote BSL…BSL is an ethical failure that was created to get whiners like you to shut up.

          • Anonymous

            so you are just not going to name a pit bull looking dog that isn’t vicious? and how is it ethically wrong to place the welfare of society over that of disassociated loner pit bull losers?

          • Anonymous_#2

            I dont recall saying it was ethically wrong to place the welfare of society over that of disassociated loner pit bull losers. Why the name calling? And again…name a non-pit bull, or pit bull type as you call them, breed that doesn’t have the potential to be violent please. Or one that you dont have to put any work into to make them socially acceptable as you state above.

          • Anonymous

            all of them, no breed except for pit bulls and pit bull type dogs are set by default to kill. name one that people confuse for pit bulls that is actually sweet, like I asked you hours ago to produce?

          • Anonymous_#2

            American Pit Bull Terrier.

    • Anonymous

      amazing. we shouldn’t ban pit bulls, or protect children because of such a powerful story like this. who cares if they are genetic timebombs waiting to go off, yours had a red nose and learned to love.

  • Anonymous

    you can never control a pitbull, they control you. It’s like thinking you can train a horse not to eat grass. pit bulls want to torment, maim, and kill anything they see as weak or challenging. It is what they have been bred for, it is a breed characteristic.

    So my question is, why not just get a breed that you don’t have to ‘train’ to not be a murderous monster? why get a breed that instinctually wants to kill?

    • snowbird04

      LOL… ridiculous. What’s funny about you, is that you are such a hater, it is obvious, and only a tard would buy into your BS.

      • Tyler

        I agree this is one of the most ridiculous things i have ever read on the internet. In fact, i’m framing it and putting it on my wall.

        • Anonymous

          Better check with your mom if you can put holes in the wall first.

          • Tyler

            woah everyone we got a comedian over here. Everyone look ******^^^^^^^^^^^^******* Look how funny anonymous is!

          • snowbird04

            LOL!!! Can you believe how obnoxious this hater is?!

          • Tyler

            Can’t fault his breed. He could be +1 or -1 chromosome.

  • Annon

    Anyone who has done any research on the APBT would know that they are not bred to have human aggression AT ALL. In fact, when they were bred for game any sign of human aggression at all would cause them to be put down. This is because when they were fighting it was often necessary for someone other than the owner of the dog to step in and tend to the injuries sustained or to separate the dogs. The APBT (when bred properly) is an amazing dog and is not a guardian breed. They are human pleasers by nature and if trained to be human aggressive they will of course comply, but they are NOT genetically predisposed to human aggression.

    • Anonymous

      convenient theory, but a lie. every word of it.

      • Tyler

        Please disprove his statement.

        • Anonymous

          All the daily news reports, insurance claims, police calls, the pile of dead children. PLUS, what is so great about a dog with severe dog on dog aggression built into it?

      • anon

        It is not a lie. How many references would you like? I am willing to back everything I said up with a credible source. Unlike a few other people commenting here. lol

      • Anonymous_#2

        Well, isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black! Says he/she has “scientific proof” but will not elaborate on it even though two of us asked for an explination. Convenient theory, but a lit too. (Capital E)very word of it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Debbie-Bell/100002528946349 Debbie Bell

      In Colby’s 1936 book, he writes about shipping pits by rail. He mentions that notes can be attached to the outside of the shipping crate. The example he uses: “This dog will bite.” So much for zero tolerance for human aggression. In Stratton’s book, he writes about famous fighting dogs, by the decade. One account is about the fight between Corvino’s Blackie and Wallace’s King Cotton.. Blackie wasn’t a popular dog as he was a “man eater” and it was believed that man-eaters would not always fight to their death. The pit was fenced in with wire to protect the spectators and Blackie entered, muzzled, held by 3 men. The decade: 1950. Even if pits NEVER harmed humans, why keep making dog aggressive dogs?

  • Nick

    I am the father of the little girl in those pictures. The fact that Tyler’s dog is trained and well mannered provides for an excellent friendship between my daughter and his dog. Both of them are very excited to see each other whenever we all get together. I have no doubt in my mind that the dog will never harm my daughter. In fact, he would most certainly put himself in harms way to protect her. My wife, who is at times over protective, has no qualms with our daughter playing with the dog. You’d probably be shocked to know that we dog sit him on a regular basis without ever having any issues.

    Saying that I’m a bad parent for allowing my daughter to play with this dog is a baseless accusation, and shows your lack of understanding about the breed. If properly trained and socialized, pitbulls are one of the best family dogs you could ever hope for. Don’t blame the breed for the actions of a few dogs with lazy or uninformed owners.

    • Anonymous

      I’m sorry little girl, both of your parents have decided to let you play in the lion’s cage. unfortunately we aren’t able to pick our parents. best of luck to you.

      • Nick

        What value did this post have in the overall discussion of this article? A veiled attack of my parenting skills when you have no clout to make such an assessment is tacky at best. Please provide me with any proof you have that this dog has or ever will attack my daughter. Please also provide me with proof that I am a neglectful or otherwise unfit parent. You have inferred as much, I respectfully request you back up your statements. Obviously something more than metaphor and clever euphemism would be more effective in making your case.

        • Anonymous

          I didn’t feel it was veiled.

  • Proud Pittie Parent

    I want to see pictures of these dogs. Most likely Lab mixes marked as Pit Bulls, as usual.

    • Anonymous

      owner/sitter has confirmed they are pit bulls. pretty sure she knows what dog she owned. nice try though. how how can you have the indecency to come here and call yourself a Proud Pittie Parent? what is there possibly to be proud of? You are deranged.

      • Dog lover

        By pit bull do you mean any dog with a rather large head or an actual American Pit Bull Terrier? More often than not dogs are mislabeled as Pit Bull and I’m willing to bet if I showed you pictures of 20 dogs where only one was an actual APBT that you would not be able to pick it out. This is an extremely sad story and I understand why people who read these stories are so afraid of the breed. My only suggestion to such people is to go out and actually meet one and make your own decision. The fact that you are stating that all dogs of a certain breed all act exactly the same is utterly ridiculous. It’s like saying all Labs love balls or all beagles love to hunt…..every dog is an individual and should be treated as such.

    • Tyler

      I would love to see some better reporting myself.

  • Diane

    You can thank people like Cesar Milan for all this “rehabilitation” crap. Too many people today are keeping mentally unsound dogs of ALL breeds alive, because heaven forbid you put a dog to sleep for being unsound! TRUE dog lovers understand this. TRUE dog lovers don’t blame a dog breed. TRUE dog lovers understand that there is always “more to the story” and that right now the “pit bull” breed is attractive to idiots who lack common sense. The only thing more ignorant than a dog owner who keeps an unsound dog alive is someone who blames ALL DOGS of a certain breed for the actions of a minority in the hands of “high risk” owners.

  • mamaof5

    She wasn’t his mother. She was the babysitter and they were her dogs

  • Anonymous_#2

    Tyler, I’m still waiting for the “scientific proof” too!

  • Anonymous

    Watch the pit bull crazies take this tragic opportunity to tell you how awesome pit bulls are.

    • Anonymous_#2

      Watch the pit bull haters take this tragic opportunity to falsely downgrade the breed and state facts and claim it is scientific proof to try to back up their desperate statements.

      • Anonymous

        yeah, well one of us is clearly in the wrong, and the other is on the side that doesn’t want anymore dead children caused by pit bulls

  • Ed fischer

    its a very sad story for the kiddo but why would the parents let there kid be babysat by a girl with pittbulls you cant tell me they did not know she had them in her house very sad story all around

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Debbie-Bell/100002528946349 Debbie Bell

    Many pit BULLY people insist that breed doesn’t matter and that “pits are just dogs, just like all other dogs.” That’s ludicrous, but have it your way. Ban pit breeding and sale. Let them become extinct. No BULLY person should object, as they insist that all dogs are the same, that management and training equals behavior. So when pits are no longer available, those who wanted pits can adopt any homeless dog and manage/train her to be his charming pet.

    • Scrappy

      Debbie, you must just HATE all dogs! You have no idea how dogs act!!! You read one or two articles and think that is how the entire breed is, well your are GROSSLY mistaken!!! Talk to vets and animal trainers they will ALL tell you the same thing, it is not the breed it is the upbringing and environment. Do your research before spewing off what you don’t know! Banning or unilaterally deciding one breed should be banned or complietly destroied shows how little you know!
      For disclosure sake I own an 8 year old American Staffordshire Terrier or ‘Pit Bull’ and work with both dogs and cats on a daily basis.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Debbie-Bell/100002528946349 Debbie Bell

    Pit BULLY people are insane. You say “pits were never ever bred to be human aggressive…. they have dog aggression.” So read, “I don’t think my pit will escape and kill you or your kids but I won’t be surprised if he kills your dogs.” That’s insane. Can there be any trait worse than unprovoked, unstoppable dog aggression? As someone who cares about the welfare of other dogs, not just my own, I can’t think of any trait worse. Pits were created to tug, crush, maul, not stop. The object to be tugged can vary, from a rope tied to a tree limb, to a police cruiser’s bumper, to a pig, a bull, another dog or when another dog is out of reach, a human will do fine. This pits’ poor owner believed the pit mongers’ insanity and thought, right up to a moment before they turned “pit bull”, that she and the baby WERE SAFE.. .

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Debbie-Bell/100002528946349 Debbie Bell

    Do you think the owner of the two pits of this article thought her dogs were going to kill that day? Do you think the owner of the pit who killed Betty Todd, while babysitting her grandkids worried while away? Do you think Elsie Grace thought her two dogs were going to kill her that day? They could have posted your same words: “my dogs are safe.” “Never expect a pit bull to NOT attack.” Check out youtube “father saves son from dog attack” to see how sweet a pit bull can be, immediately after tugging a child, almost to death.

  • Clint

    Yeah all dogs bite, but nothing KEEPS COMING like a pit bull. A labrador or a may bite a child but it generally won’t continue to maul it ’till it’s DEAD. As long as there are owners who don’t give a crap, the stories will keep marching on. Personally I don’t think the breed should be spared. I hate the damn things, and I *usually* hate the pcs of crap who own them, esp the gangy, tough guy types.

  • Red nose

    I have to say that reading this has been entertaining. There were good points on both sides. I too own a red nose male. He has been attacked several times by the neighbors shepherd and has submitted every time. I would trust him around any person or child. He is by far the best dog I have ever owned. And I have had shepherds, dobermans, rottweilers, beagles and a cocker spaniel. Out of all of them the cocker spaniel was the only one to bite ( 3 children ). Any dog can be mean by genetics. We as the owners are responsible for raising them in an environement that socializes the animals properly with people and other animals. My pit loves cat’s, chickens, ducks, and turkeys but he was raised as a pupppy around them. Don’t judge the pit but it is fair in most cases to judge the owner. They are a great breed !

  • Max Gold

    You would have to suffer an incredibly low IQ or some serious bias to honestly believe that a breed of dog that regularly maims, mauls and kills children is the ideal ‘Nanny’. The only way a Pitbull could deserve such a name is if you took into account that a Pitbull recently killed an actual real life human Nanny, Other than that, to consider a Pitbull a great babysitter is probably the most absurd and dangerous piece of propaganda the Pitbull Apologists have ever put out. Sadly, their are gullible enough people out their who will endanger their children based upon the lies and propaganda that Pitbull Worshippers spew out, so be careful people, those who spew forth such lies have a vested interest, and it isn’t the safety and security of their community or other peoples welfare.

  • Max Gold

    This is some information from the recent study ‘Mortality, Mauling, and Maiming by Vicious Dogs 2011′ ——->

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

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

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000363305704 Olaf Brunn

    This Anonymous commenter here is a asshole ,not worth engaging with him , nothing but bullshit babble .

    • horizontalmoses

      I disagree.

  • Realist

    I’m confused, the lady is a bad owner yet she has a dog door? A dog door is a convenience feature, indicating an effort put forth for the animal’s benefit. Seems counter intuitive.
    Were those puppies on this planet long enough to develop conditioned responses to abusive human behavior? Or do we think momma dog was in the throws of her natural instincts and teaching her offspring innate survival skills? Which seems the more likely scenario?
    I wonder if the owner thought her pit bulls were sweet dogs that would never hurt anyone?
    You pit apologists make me sick. I hope

    • Realist

      I hope that child’s parents don’t read this garbage thread.
      If they do, I’m deeply sorry for your loss.
      I live in Tulsa, two ladies were mauled by a pit last week

  • http://www.facebook.com/patrick.barnum.5 Patrick Barnum

    What has given Pit Bulls (or Pit Bull type dogs) such a bad reputation? For one thing, despite its being illegal in all fifty states, dog fighting made a comeback in the 1980s, and the pit bull is the dog of choice for fighting. Remember quarterback Michael Vick and his 70 mostly pit bull type fighting dogs? It is also the preferred guard dog for drug dealers and gangs. Helped along by a hugely publicized attack in 1987 in which a pit bull guarding a marijuana crop in California mauled and killed a two-and-a-half-year-old boy, every proposed breed-specific ban had become law by the summer of that year. Although the attack was one reason for passage of the laws, another significant reason is the bad uses to which the animals are often put. The reputation of the pit bull type dog (whether deserved or not) lends itself to questionable uses, but blame for the present problem can be placed squarely on the humans who raise them for those purposes. Many pit bull attacks are due to a skyrocketing number of poorly-bred and badly-trained dogs, raised by backyard breeders who are trying to cash in on the pit bull’s growing reputation as a cheap, but deadly effective guard dog (for both legal and illegal uses). Additionally, although the dogs can be faithful pets when properly trained, many pet owners give them no training at all.

  • joo boo

    exterminate all pit bulls.

  • stephanie

    that was just sad that a 14 month old boy got attacked by his own dogs

  • Nicole

    Why is it that when there’s a pitbull attack people defend this dog? I believe there are good pitbulls. I know there are good rotweillers too and other dogs that have been known to be aggressive. While I agree training is a good thing, why would someone put their kid at risk when there are so many attacks from this dog? Training or not, why is it worth the risk? Some dogs just like humans and other animals are more aggressive, and some snap. There is a kid dead here, so how about rather than using this as a debate to protect your pitbull, u show some respect for the situation. It’s not about you here, and certainly inappropriate to start a debate.