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In Other News.. Mauling and Attacks

Discussion in 'General Dog Discussions' started by LeighAnn, Dec 21, 2017.

  1. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog Premium Member

    Is it just the news here or have there been more attacks and maulings of people from dogs. There was one here close to where I live in 'Bama.. A 40 year old woman was attacked by her family's 4 dogs and killed but they never specified the breeds and now there is a story circulating in Virginia about a 22 year old female who was found mauled to death by her two pits..

    I was just dumbfounded so i've been reading articles on it. Saw photos of her pits and read how shocked friends and family were that her dogs would ever act aggressive towards her as they acted like they loved her, gave kisses, etc.etc. She had them as puppies and raised them up. Her body was found 2 days later in the woods and the dogs were eating the inside of her ribcage.. sorry if this is so graphic.. but it's just so hard to believe.

    They ofcourse Euthanized the dogs and will test them for any underlying disease, etc.. to see if they can get answers from this shocking news. Ofcourse this can't be good for the breed of dog as it may instill fear for those wanting to adopt over at the humane society.. so I really don't know how to respond or take in what happened if people ask about this incident..

    Any takers?
     
  2. Rezbull

    Rezbull Puppy

    There's much misinformation being presented by both LEO as well as the media in regards to the dogs and the situation. Sadly this is a example of why not everyone should own powerful breeds, especially two litter mates .

    The reality of dogs reverting to vestigial instinctive activities isn't necessarily uncommon, even though we don't hear about dogs scavenging off of human carcasses.Negligence has been pointed out, dogs caged and only cared for five times a week.

    Again so little is known in the case of the owners negligence as well as what exactly triggered the dogs behavior. They appeared to be Staff Bull mixes imho, but regardless they are being labelled as pitbull regardless of the dogs admixture.

    My intuition brings me and others to consider that the two dogs may have began fighting and she could have intervened improperly and created chaotic reactions after losing control. Sadly we may never know exactly what happened entirely.
     
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  3. Rezbull

    Rezbull Puppy

    Also do know just about every dog that attacks, mauled or killed that's reported in the media and labeled as Pitbull has no pedigree, and that this umbrella term has skewed any real statistics other than a lumping of Bull Breed descendants.
     
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  4. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    I don't think we should assume the dogs attacked her. She was in the woods where there was a high coyote population. Also, they stayed with her until she was found. They may have been eating because they hadnt eaten in a couple of days. There was so much misinformation. I wish they would have tried to figure this out.

    I read that her neck was not bitten and that she did not have any broken bones. I don't know if any of it is true?

    Many people said she was an experienced dog handler and worked with dogs for a living.
     
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  5. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog Premium Member

    All great points.. I did read that the dogs were currently under the dad's care and were put outside in kennels, in isolation.. to where they once were house dogs. There has got to be more to the story, it doesn't make sense.. but of course, the media like to fluff facts and make it 'story' worthy.. so I just know it's a tragedy all around.. and I do agree that I wouldn't recommend a bully breed to just anyone wanting a dog.. especially first time dog owners.. it doesn't state if she was a first time dog owner, an adamant dog owner, a careless dog owner.. there is more to just being the title of a 'dog' owner.. as there are many qualities, types and levels of a dog ownership.
     
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  6. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    Yesterday in Phoenix this woman went to volunteer at a boarding facility. It was where Tonka was boarded until she was adopted.nim not a fan of the place.nthey are known to help rescues board until dogs are adopted. The woman came regularly and exercised and played with Akitas. I guess someone saw blood on the dog and they found the woman badLy injured. She died at the hospital...very tragic and sad.
     
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  7. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog Premium Member

    That is how I felt.. Why would they stay by her body? Guarding it.. they were not aggressive when they were approached by police and were easy to capture.
     
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  8. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog Premium Member

    This is terrible.. I know there are several stories that may not even make national news. as I have not heard that story circulating yet. In the end.. these are animals and they do have triggers that I am sure can snap into primal mode.

    Sometimes when Millie gets overly excited and playful, it is natural for her to play nip at my leg and if I am sitting on the couch she has attempted to put her mouth over my throat .. I'M LIKE.. no, lets not go there and quickly correct her. She stops ofcourse, but I can only imagine a dog becoming overly excited , turning to aggression and that happen.. it would be almost impossible to control if it is never stopped early on.
     
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  9. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator Premium Member

    Just because they look like a pit bull doesn't mean they are one, that is what truly hurts those of us who own the real deal and the numbers of real pit bulls doing this are almost zilch to none. It's 99% of the time mutts that do this sort of thing. Real pit bulls were bred to NOT be human aggressive whatsoever!
     
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  10. Rezbull

    Rezbull Puppy

    According to the updated reports, her father felt no obligation to take responsibility for the dogs, even though I'm sure he regrets it now being that the two were contained on his property.

    As well her arms and hands indicated a struggle and the dogs were witnessed feeding off her ribcage. No they weren't easily caught, that took over an hour and it's where the officers realized she had been torn apart from the inside out to say it nicely.

    No indication or proof of wild animal activity besides two dogs boarding on feral disposition as there's plenty of physical proof that the dogs ate off of her flesh.
     
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  11. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog Premium Member

    Thanks for clarifying this.. the article I read did not specify this with the lengthy time it took for them to be captured. As time goes on, forensics gather more evidence and data.. I hope for the family's sake that they will be able to gather more answers..

    She obviously wasn't or didn't seem to be timid or scared around them.. walking them both , the same time.. 5 times a week visiting with them.. it didn't specify if she walked with them on lead or not.. so not sure if this allowed them to gain control?
     
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  12. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator Premium Member

    It very well could of been the dogs but i swear something doesn't sound right..
     
  13. Rezbull

    Rezbull Puppy

    If only every back yard breeder and ghetto wannabe dogmen knew the truth and what they have done
     
  14. pitbulldogs

    pitbulldogs OHMUHGERD Staff Member Administrator Premium Member

    You're damn right ^ and the fact is we may never know the truth, we all know how the media loves to spin things.
     
  15. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    ^^^This needs to be repeated. And plastered somewhere!
     
  16. LeighAnn

    LeighAnn Little Dog Premium Member

    So true.. I am dumbfounded by this , having grown up with dogs my whole life.. and I guess, the reason why it is so disturbing is it has hit close to home. We are all dog owners.. some of us own multiple dogs.. handle multiple dogs at once.. care for unknown dogs at shelters and more! So, I just know that sometimes, it is a strong reminder to never let your guard down .. regardless of what dog it is.
     
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  17. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    She coulda dropped dead of a heart attack for all we know. And the dogs eventually started getting hungry, being scavengers, used her as a food resource. I don't think the dogs killed her. Just my opinion.
     
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  18. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    They said she had defensive wounds.
     
  19. ETRaven2

    ETRaven2 Big Dog

    Hmmmm, well, that blows my theory.
     
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  20. Nat Ursula

    Nat Ursula Good Dog

    They found her on Fri. And euthanized on Mon. They were in such a hurry. They didn't bother to try to figure this out. My husband thought it was strange that they didn't say what condition the dogs were in, etc. Did they have bite marks or scratches, etc?
     
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