PIT BULL ATTACK MOVIE The Slide Show Presentation By Zupf October 25, 2008 -- PIT BULL ATTACK MOVIE is a warning about the Pit Bull Type dog and the Pit Bull pure breed's ability to remove human flesh, scalp children, fracture skulls, require stitches, bite to the bone, disfigure faces, crush arteries, sever tendons and kill. This movie was made to honor victims on a day that pit bull owners have dubbed “Pit Bull Awareness Day” View the YouTube Movie Version PIT BULL VICIOUSLY ATTACKS A CHILD! WHAT YOU’RE ABOUT TO LEARN IS DISTURBING… A pit bull that escaped from a Santa Rosa home mauled 8-year-old Annette Rojas, who had been playing next door in her yard, deeply gashing her face, and then turned on the girl's mother when she rushed to help. “The men, Hector Preciado and Jesse Revas, hit the dog numerous times with a crowbar and a pool cue and used their bare hands to pry him (pit bull) from the girl, deputies said.” If pit bulls never attack unprovoked, what in the world did that precious little girl do to deserve that pit bull’s wrath? She was playing in her own yard, not bothering a soul. If we banned children pit bulls wouldn’t be tempted to maul. A pit bull killed 7-year-old Zachary King Jr. On May 26, 2006, Amaya, her mother Bobbie Jo and her sister, Brielle were walking down Belmont Avenue. Bobbie Jo entered the yard of Mark Hamilton. After speaking briefly with Mr. Hamilton's nephew Michael, the door to the house opened and a pit bull ran out the door and latched on to Amaya's head. He had Amaya in his mouth for a considerable period of time, somewhere from 5 to 8 minutes. When the claw end of a hammer was used to pop open his locked jaw, half of Amaya's scalp was missing, her right eye was not in its socket and her right ear was torn from the side of her head. http://www.amayahess.info Scott was lying on his mother's bed watching TV with his 13-year-old sister, Ashley, when suddenly Tippy, the pit bull Scott raised since his family adopted the dog a year ago when it was 4 weeks old, leapt off the floor and attacked the 6-year-old boy unprovoked, relatives said. Ashley (Scott's sister) screamed, and their mother, Kressie Warren, ran in from another room. "It took her 10 minutes to get the pit bull off of him," said Joe Warren, Scott's grandfather who lives with the family. "What happened to that dog yesterday, I don't know." Scott died from his injuries while en route to Baylor University Medical Center at Dallas. Gregg Jones Jr. was mauled by a pit bull and hurt so badly that his left arm was amputated and he sustained extensive facial injuries. On Jan 2006, a four-year-old Pit Bull mauled Destiny Campbell while she was with her mother at her grandmother's house. Destiny and her mother, Alycia Campbell, picked up the child from their grandmother when the dog, owned by an older cousin, Turquoise Robinson, attacked the three-year-old for no apparent reason. "I tried everything to get the pit bull off my child, you know, I couldn't do anything. I tried beating her with a cane, I tried everything, she swung her side to side like a ragdoll," said Alycia Campbell. After several attempts to free Campbell, her mother and grandmother screamed for help. Residents in the area responded, striking the dog with sticks and broom handles until it released the child. "The dog had grabbed her by the crown and pulled off her scalp and bit off her right ear. She was in a state of shock," said neighbor Toney Jackson. SPCA officers were able to locate and capture the dog. Officials said the canine was euthanized quickly, partly because of the severity of the attack. Cierra Anyaso was smiling even though her left leg was bandaged and required 30 stitches to close her wound. As she was leaving the school bus in the 1300-block of Cecilia in Joliet, a pit bull charged her and her friend. "I was walking home and even when I turned around the dog was right there, and went after me, and grabbed my hood, and then kind of like got my coat, kind of like fell off of me, and then I tried to run but then it got my leg, and then it kept pushing me around," Cierra said. Cierra, who only weighs 75 pounds, says the dog would not let go of her leg. Some of the bites were so deep they went all the way down to the bone. "I kept saying help, help, but my friend just standing there crying," said Cierra. A Rottweiler will exert 800 poundsper-square-inch jaw pressure and a Bull Terrier exerts 1200 psi. A Pit Bull will exert more than 2000 psi! http://www.edba.org.au/courier.html Ellie Johnson doesn’t pet Reuben the family pit bull terrier anymore. Not since Reuben the family pit bull bit her 72 times, grabbed her by the throat and mauled her to death. “4 months had passed since the rain-soaked afternoon when a neighbor's three pit bulls attacked Nick Foley. The dogs tore pounds of flesh from his arms and legs. They broke bones, slashed nerves and spilled half of his blood. With painstaking work, trauma surgeons saved Nick's life and therapists helped him regain much of the use of his body. Most of the time he acted like the same goofy 5thgrader he had been before the attack. But he wasn't the same. Chunks of muscle were missing from his limbs, leaving bone-deep divots papered over with grafted skin. The left side of his face bore two thick, halfmoon scars where his cheek had been ripped open like a tent flap. And a specialist had just told the family that Nick's right hand, the one he used to hold a pen and throw a baseball, might never work properly again. It was too much. In the isolation of the shower, unable to shield his eyes from the damage, Nick cried out: "If it's not going to get better, why should I have this arm? I want to chop it off. I wish I could set it on fire." ...a neighbor had just let his pit bull outside to get some exercise. He had the dog tied to a 20-foot rope, but the rope was anchored only by the weight of his foot. The large, white pit bull, dragging the long rope behind it, took off after Hannah Shreves, biting her face, arms and legs. "It just took chunks out of her," said Lois Stern, Hannah's grandmother. “It threw her in the air and started chewing on her.” Ann watched in horror as her daughter was being attacked. The pit bull owner came up the hill, dropped to his hands and knees and screamed at the dog to stop. Ann and Becky tried to wrestle away the dog from Hannah, prompting the beast to turn on Ann. The family's two mixed breed dogs, a Lab mix and a German Shepherd mix, ended up being saviors. Their barking somehow stopped the attack. 12-year-old Nicholas Scott Fabish was mauled to death by two pit bulls in the family's Sunset District home when Rex and Ella, 80pound pets who had lived with the family since they were puppies, attacked. In January 2008, Zac McPhillips suffered horrific injuries to his hands, wrists, ankles and stomach, including deep puncture wounds. He also suffered a crushed artery in his right wrist and doctors said he could have lost the fingers on his right hand in the pit bull attack. On October 2007, JaiQuone Nelson was attacked by a pit bull. The swelling in Jai-Quone Nelson's face was the result of a violent and vicious pit bull attack. On a Sunday afternoon, the seven-year-old was bitten repeatedly while playing in the 1600 block of East Oliver Street. Danny Jones stepped off his skateboard when a pit bull jumped up and put his paws on Danny's chest. For an instant, the dog's eyes followed the skateboard, rolling down the street. But suddenly the dog whirled, sunk his teeth deep into Danny's left bicep and dragged the 130-pound teenager to the pavement. The dog let go when their bodies hit the street. Danny jumped up and ran around a parked car. But Dollar chased and lunged for his left forearm. This time, he clamped. He had puncture wounds on both sides of his arm, a two-inch chunk of muscle missing from his forearm and a partially severed tendon. On May 2007, Erin Dickinson was bitten on the legs and face by two pit bulls, a male and a female. The male dragged Erin by the cheek and, as one witness described it, threw her around like a rag doll before Sherry Ruffner and other residents forced the animal to let go. Erin suffered puncture wounds to her face and bites to her legs. On October 2007, a six-yearold pit bull name Loci bit Elise Donaldson repeatedly on her face while she sat in the family's living room in Brownsville. "I think she probably just used him for a ladder basically you know climbed on him and maybe stepped on his foot or something like that but she was in no way being mean to the dog," said L.J. Donaldson, Elsie's father. Elise was rushed to Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene where she was treated for her injuries. Doctors had to insert several hundred stitches...the most serious injuries were to her mouth, having almost a third of her tongue lost during the attack. Is it 'natural instinct' that causes these dogs (pit bulls) to snap? Katherine Houpt, an animal behaviorist at Cornell University's School of Veterinary Medicine told The Leader that this breed of dog was not meant to be a family pet. “Their primary function is to kill other dogs and other rapidly fleeing animals, like cats.” She went on to say that they are most aggressive over food, though. Anthony, a little two-year-old boy was attacked by his sister’s pit bull. The pit bull attack left him with a fractured skull, severe injuries to his nose, lips and eyes. He’s had two surgeries, totaling close to 10 hours. He required at least four more surgeries in the days that followed. "He has spinal fluid leaking from his skull fractures, and today he had a spinal tap to relieve some of that pressure. It was unprovoked, and unexpected, he did not see it coming, he was attacked," said his aunt, Sheryl Tucker. When Kasey Eyring was 7-yearsold she was brutally attacked by a pit bull after the dog broke through a neighbor's wooden fence. Doctors reconstructed her face immediately after the attack and during the years that followed. Kasey’s mom told the reporter that during the attack her husband used a metal trashcan and kept kicking the pit bull, but it wouldn’t let go. My husband always carried a pocketknife (in his pocket) and he realized that he had it, so he started stabbing the pit bull in its neck. Five-year-old Jordan Wisby was attacked by an American Pit Bull Terrier while walking the 400-meter stretch home from his primary school at Illawong, in Sydney's south, in April 2005. Jordan suffered multiple lacerations to his head, throat, left arm and back during the attack. "We just put the kids in the wagon and were going for a walk. We saw the lady with her dog and we stopped," Wendy Blevins said. "I watched her -- my daughter (Charlotte) -- get scalped, basically," Wendy Blevins said through tears. Tina Agerson, the dog's owner, was ticketed. Agerson said her dog (pit bull) was friendly, and she was shocked by his action. She said he's been destroyed and she's reaching out to the Blevins, hoping for forgiveness. But Emily Page Stinnett hasn't forgotten about what happened on April 26. “I got hurt from a pit bull,” she says. Before the attack, Emily was a happy, outgoing kid. These days, she's just as vivacious. Those big blue eyes still sparkle. But something is missing. “I miss my long hair,” says Emily. Emily was rushed to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville, where doctors made an unusual request. They needed those missing parts of Emily’s scalp. A search around the backyard yielded nothing. Then came a startling realization: the dog had consumed parts of Emily. “The dog was already dead. It's a good thing the dog was still there, because they had to get into the dog’s stomach to get her scalp,” Emily's mother Melissa says. “Three-year-old Kamar Reynolds lies in a hospital bed at Bellevue after being attacked by a pit bull. His ear was sewn back on and his face stitched back together. His ear was torn off. He couldn't talk. His jaw was (ripped) open”. "I don't know what to say because I don't know what happened, you know what I mean? One minute he's (the pit bull) nice, and the next minute he's attacking my son and attacking me like a vicious animal," Jayden Garrison's father said. In July 2007, the family pit bull killed 6-year-old Sabin Jones-Abbott. He was found dead near the 6-month-old pit bull about 15 minutes after he had been feeding it. IT’S YOUR CURIOUSITY TO SEE STORIES OF VICIOUS PIT BULL ATTACKS OF INNOCENT VICTIMS. THESE NEWS REPORTS UPSET PIT BULL ZEALOTS. THE MEDIA ALSO GET HIGHER RATINGS WHEN PIT BULLS MAUL AND KILL CHILDREN. HOWEVER, FEARING A PIT BULL IS REASONABLE. DON’T BE ASHAMED OF IT. IF PIT BULLS ARE MAULING CHILDREN IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD, WOULDN’T YOU WANT TO KNOW? NOT PIT BULL ZEALOTS. MEDIA REPORTS OF “PIT BULLS” ARE USUALLY ACCURATE. “PIT BULLS” ARE A TYPE OF DOG, NOT A BREED. “Pit bull” is not a breed. It is a type of dog. http://www.workingpitbull.com/amstaffpit.htm http://www.pbrc.net/breedinfo.html http://www.bulldoginformation.com/bull-and-terrierbreeds.html http://www.lsspbc.com/apbt.html http://www.happypitbull.com/basics/whatpit.html This is how pit bull “experts” confuse the layman with these rebuttals: “…it doesn’t even look like a pit bull.” “…the dog that attacked wasn’t a pure breed pit bull.” "The ancestors of modern Pit Bulls come from the bulldogs and terriers of England." "Dog fighting, which could be carried out under clandestine measures, blossomed. Since Bulldogs proved too ponderous and uninterested in dog fighting, the Bulldogs were crossed with English White and Black and Tan Terriers." http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pit_bull Think about that for a moment. Some British pikies tried to get bulldogs to fight other bulldogs, but the bulldogs were “uninterested”. But the dogfighters had an idea! Why not breed a muscular, stocky bulldog with a terrier -- a dog bred to kill vermin? The result? Ironically, the “crown’s subjects” bred the pit bull into existent and it was the crown who banned pit bulls in the United Kingdom to stop dogfighting. http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/welfare/domestic/ddogsleaflet.pdf The dogs covered by the ban (under section 1 of the Dangerous Dog Act) are of the type known as: • Pit Bull Terrier • Japanese Tosa • Dogo Argentino • Fila Braziliero “Pit Bulls were bred from Staffordshire Bull Terriers & Bull Mastiffs - Not to guard, or hunt, but to viciously rip other dogs to death in pits while their bloodthirsty owners cheered. They can literally sever limbs,” said Paul Edwards of the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Australia. Pit bulls are the direct descendants of bull terriers, dogs used for “bullbaiting”. “Bull-baiting” is still in their blood. "I (Thomas "T.J." Knight) yelled for Akeel (his family pit bull) to drop the bag and he dropped it and grabbed onto my arm," Knight said. "He had been aggressive before, but he had never gone after me like that.” No sooner did he have Akeel locked in the shed than the angry dog squeezed through a hole near the bottom of the shed doors and attacked Knight again, biting his left arm. Police said Stephanie Knight told them she tried to break the dog's bite by hitting it on the head with a shovel. She later got a kitchen knife from the house and stabbed the dog in the neck and back, but it still wouldn't stop attacking her husband. She called police. After they arrived, officers fired a stun gun several times at the animal. The dog got up each time and continued to be aggressive. Eventually an officer shot and killed the dog with a rifle. Jimmie Mae McConnell was gardening in her yard, until her neighbor’s pit bull leapt the fence and mauled her to death. Neighbors told ABC News affiliate KMBC-TV in Kansas City, Mo., that Ms. McConnell was so badly injured they hardly recognized her when she was pulled from the garden. Just after breakfast, Angela Silva entered her garage to clean out her car so she could take her 12- year-old daughter, Julesa, for some back-toschool shopping. Her 4-month-old, Tom Jr., was cradled in her arm. Suddenly, Swisher, a muscular 60- to 80-pound pit bull from next door, was in her face. His chest was up against hers. He began attacking her, lunging for the baby. Thinking only of her baby, she placed Tom Jr. in a plastic garbage can, trying to keep him safe. But Swisher wouldn't stop. The pit bull went for the crying baby, knocking over the can. Silva did what she said any good mother would do; she put herself in harm's way to protect her child. And while she swatted at the dog's snapping jaws, she suffered severe injuries. She said she has about 50 staples and countless stitches all over her forearms, where she was bitten down to the bone. Two contractors across the street rushed to her rescue. "If it weren't for them, my baby and I would probably be dead," Silva said. Kenneth Garrison said he had owned four pit bulls previously and that none of them was vicious. He assumed ownership of the pit bull from a cousin. Despite numerous news reports of pit bulls attacking humans and other dogs, Garrison took the dog in with no reservations. He said he was familiar with the dog and that his cousin did not breed him to be violent. Chocolate - a caramel-colored pit bull a little more than a year old - was one of the most tranquil dogs Kenneth and Melissa Garrison had until, unprovoked, he snapped and nearly bit the nose off the couple's 1-year-old son. “Four bite holes and a big gash on this leg -- you can see all the way to my bone”, said Sabrina Harris, pit bull mauling victim in Orange County Florida. Colleen Lynn was attacked by a leashed pit bull while jogging along 15th Avenue South in Seattle when she tried to pass a woman walking her pit bull. The pit bull inflicted seven deep punctures and broke Lynn’s forearm. Meet Mattea Flanigan. Her face was disfigured by a pit bull. Angelina Wilkins was mauled by two pit bulls in her neighborhood walking to the store. “Bad Owners?” If only “bad owners” make pit bulls “bad”, then how many people have been mauled, bitten or maimed by Michael Vick’s pit bulls? Surely he’s the epitome of a bad owner? Pit bull “experts” proclaim that dogs are made bad by poor socialization, bad owners or a failure to establish a pack structure. Really? Then exactly how do you make a pit bull attack a child? Call it a cat? Tell the pit bull its collar makes it look fat? Put it on a chain? Truth is, you don’t know how to make a pit bull attack anymore then you know how to prevent it from happening in the first place. Retrievers were bred to retrieve. Collies were bred to herd. Bloodhounds were bred to track a scent. Pit bull terriers were bred for bull-baiting, bear-baiting and dogfighting. It’s buried deep in their genes, they were purposely bred that way by their breeders. Mother nature gave us the dingo and the wolf. Man has manipulated the wolf and dog’s genes to suite his or her own desires and needs with boutique breeds and in some cases, inbreeding. Lori Woods was visiting a friend at the home of the pit bull's owner when she kneeled down to grab her purse and was attacked. "He (the pit bull) attacked me absolutely unprovoked, and without any warning." Troy Danforth lives next door and describes the Krieger’s family pit bulls as friendly. "Played with 'em, fed 'em -- they're just happygo-lucky dogs, I thought, until this happened,” Danforth said. Dozer broke Isis Krieger's neck; killing her. "It was a sickening situation," said neighbor Reginald Bell, who chased the pit bulls away with a butcher knife when he happened upon the bloody scene. "He (90-year-old Henry Piotrowski) had no defense whatsoever -- he was not being mauled by these dogs, he was actually being eaten," Bell said. "It was horrible. I could not believe these dogs were eating this man like lions on a gazelle. This is not Zimbabwe. They were eating this man alive. There was nothing but bone, blood and cartilage.“ Mr. Piotrowski died from his injuries. Anna Cieslewicz Marathon runner Anna Cieslewicz died of pit bull injuries she received in January 13, 2003 on her arms, legs, torso and skull. She was running through a wooded area when two pit bulls ended her life. Alan Hill Alan Hill was nearly killed when three pit bulls mauled him in May 2006. Hill had been mowing a field when the dogs attacked. The injuries Hill suffered were catastrophic. Dr. Charles Beggs, who helped treat Alan Hill, said that large areas of one arm were missing tissue. There was extensive damage everywhere -to the muscle, skin, blood vessels and nerves. Hill's rehabilitation, he said, "will take years." Judge Vernon E. Scoville agreed and ruled that the attack caused permanent disfiguring and disabling injuries. Lillian Stiles Texas Families Against Dangerous Dogs Lillian Loraine Stiles, otherwise known as "Queen Bee" to her six sisters, is dead. She was riding her lawnmower in the front yard of her country home, admiring her garden, when six pit bull-Rottweiler mixedbreed dogs attacked and killed her. Her husband and sister hold her photo at Lillian’s graveside. A Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) published by the Centers for Disease Control titled “Dog-Bite-Related Fatalities, United States, 1995-1996”, proves pit bulls were responsible for most dog-related fatalities in America between 1979 and 1996. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/00047723.htm An additional study, also published by the CDC, “Breeds of Dogs Involved in Fatal Human Attacks in the United States Between 1979 and 1998” emphasizes this point further. Pit bull killings are not a “trend,” unless one considers several decades to be a trend. http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/duip/dogbreeds.pdf LT. Fred Huser of the Indiana Greensburg Police Department was shaken. He responded to a 911 dispatch for assistance to help Annette Williams, a pit bull owner. Officer Huser told the reporter: "It (the pit bull named Toby) looked like it was just eatin' chunks out of her. I mean it was like she was dog-eaten instead of just dog-bitten.” Neighbors said Williams raised Toby since he was puppy and no one ever witnessed any aggression. Kelli Chapman was killed by her two pit bulls in January 2008 while she lay in bed. Though she had defensive wounds on her arms, family members said she may have suffered a seizure, which prompted the attack. Did a seizure prompt the attack or did the attack prompt the seizure? "There's a certain small percentage of aggressiveness in any breed, whether it's a Chihuahua, a Rottweiler or a Pit Bull," said veterinarian Dr. Ted Hoerner. "The difference is the degree of damage that a certain animal can inflict. Pit bulls are huge, they're strong, their musculature is such they can inflict deadly damage. Unfortunately, that's what we've seen happen." Kelly Caldwell died at Barstow Community Hospital on Christmas evening 2007 after being attacked by pit bulls while walking on Second Street and Yermo Road. An autopsy confirmed that she died of multiple bite wounds. Her daughter said it looked like Caldwell’s legs had been run over by a car. Pieces of her body were scattered around the scene. T Tanner Joshua Monk anner A driver saw 7-year-old Tanner Joshua Monk lying beside a road near Breckenridge, Texas with two dogs (pit bulls) nearby, Stephens County Sheriff Jim Reeves said. She left her car to help him, but the dogs became aggressive so she called 911. The dogs killed the boy. Sean Bajwa Two pit bulls left 11-year-old Sean Bajwa with deep wounds to his head, legs and arms, which has since required three hours of surgery and over 100 stitches. Justin Kowalczy, then 22- years old, was violently attacked by his cousin's pit bull. The attacked occurred in 2006. “My medical bills are at $90,000 as of right now, with me still needing two more surgeries.” Because a friend found a piece of her nosecartilage, surgeons should be able to reconstruct her nose. 23-year-old Tonya Potter had more than 100 stitches and a skin graph holding her nose together after a pit bull bit if off. “I can’t even look at myself in the mirror.” "There was three pit bulls on a little leash that you basically keep a poodle on," said DeShondra Rice, Kiara Lynn’s cousin. "And they broke loose. And when they broke loose, they came and attacked her. And they viciously attacked her. They just were coming one after the other, taking bites out of her," Neighbor Richard Burns said. “They just tore her ear Kiara Lynn off, tore the back of her head, the top of her head, both her arms, both legs." April Smithell had just started her shower at her mother-in-law's house when she heard a scream. She ran into the living room and found her 23-month-old son, Ronnie, covered in blood after being attacked by her inlaw's 9-year-old pit bull, Hooch. "I've never seen so much blood in my life," Smithell said. "It was like a horror movie." Her son was seriously injured in the attack and underwent reconstructive surgery at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary in Boston. Tina Marie Canterbury was fatally mauled by her two pit bulls, which also attacked the victim's son and a sheriff's deputy before both dogs were shot and killed. "This was a responsible owner. These animals never had any history of any type of aggression," said Animal Crimes Detective Annie Henderson. "It is a tragic and horrific situation that brings to light the danger of these type of animals," Clay County Sheriff Rick Beseler said. "These dogs had never bitten a human before, but they did today -- they did turn on their owner." Nina Negron and Dandre were visiting a friend in the New Gannam housing area of Hunter Army Airfield, when she said her son left her sight momentarily. Nina went outside and found her 38-pound son in the neighbor's fenced backyard being mauled by two pit bulls. "He was being dragged by a dog," she said. "I was screaming for someone to help me out. I couldn't believe what I was seeing." Dandre was rushed to a hospital and died from a significant loss of blood. Police said Seth and his nine-year-old brother were running around their house in the evening when the family pit bull attacked Seth Lovitt and bit his neck. Seth was taken to Darnall Army Medical Center, but he later died from his injuries. Amber Lynn's neighbor's pit bull was caught on the chain link fence; its collar caught, in an attempt to jump over the fence. Amber asked her mom, Lori, if she could help the dog. Her mother said yes just like before. But something happened unlike the other times, the family said. The pit bull attacked Amber. Lori Jones heard her daughter's screams. She ran into the backyard and saw the pit bull on top of her daughter. It had bitten Amber in the stomach and was now attached to her neck. Frantic, Amber's mother tried to push the dog off Amber. A man rushed to help and added the needed strength to get the dog away from both the mother and daughter. The family does not know the man but said if he had not been there the dog could have attacked Lori Jones as well. Amber died just a couple hours later. "I know a lot of people have them as pets (pit bulls), but there's just one day these dogs can slip and turn on you, and that one day is all it takes to end someone's life," said Roger Lindee, who told the reporter he is an animal lover. Kelly Edwards vividly remembers the attack by three pit bulls as he went for his daily walk. "The small pit bull came out and leaped for me and got me on my side, and I fell", he recalled. “Then, when I was on the ground they were snapping at me and biting me. There was one place on my arm where the skin was laid open where one of them bit me." Kelly said he tried his best to fight the dogs off. "I lost so much blood, I was just too weak, he said." Mary Duella was only yards from her home when two pit bull terriers ran past her as their owner shouted for them. "They just turned on me, knocking me to the floor and the baby's buggy was knocked over too," she said. "I had one attached to my arm, another to my leg and I had things racing through my mind”. Mary was taken to St Thomas' Hospital where she had two operations. The bites were so deep her muscles were ruptured. “Huong Le was walking back from the bus stop and two pit bulls were harassing her, running around her in circles and growling," said Eric John Makus, who has spoken to Le about the attack. She told Makus she had not seen the dogs before Monday. When she reached the home, the dogs got between her and the porch, he said. Makus said she told the dogs to "go home" and they attacked. T Huong Le “She said the dogs were trying to rip her apart and she thought she was going to die”. After the attack she spent more than 10 hours in surgery at the trauma center at Harborview Medical Center, where surgeons worked painstakingly to preserve her hearing and reattach her ears, both of which had been ripped from her head. Her jaw was broken and her right arm and wrist were crushed beyond complete repair, he said. Her scalp is covered with staples and her legs have deep, raw wounds that cannot be completely closed because physicians fear trapping infection inside, Makus said. “This was not a dog bite, it was attempted dismemberment,” Makus said Tuesday. "There is no way to describe the savagery and carnage." T Joyce DeFreitas Joyce DeFreitas was mauled by a pit bull as she left her house on a shopping trip to Ikea. The 56year-old exited her car to close her driveway gates behind her when she felt a nudge against her thigh. The pit bull then clamped its jaws into her legs and buttocks, causing three large wounds and half a dozen smaller ones. She clung desperately to the top of her gate to avoid being dragged to the ground by the animal. “I just screamed and screamed and hung on for dear life,” she said. In May 2007, Rayvin's teen brother walked Rayvin Crawford to a neighbors house to play with that couple's 4-year-old granddaughter. Rayvin's mother says the girls were playing with the dog's ball. According to Rayvin's mom, Rene Robinson, the pit bull came out of the house and went for Rayvin. "My baby was covered in blood and she had a rag over her face. Her face was torn apart." Rene says the bottom lip was "split apart" with a hole in the skin below the lower lip. "It's a father's nightmare," said Carl Crawford, "and I just happen to be living it." Sue Ann Gorman was sleeping when two angry pit bulls charged in and attacked her in what police are calling the worst mauling they've ever seen. "It was jumping at me and ripping my arms," she recalled. "There's blood all over the place." "This is the worst attack in my career in animal control," said Brian Boman, a Pierce County animal-control officer. 6-year old Delaney Williams was mauled by a pit bull. Her family -- her mother Donna, Dad and sister Caitlin - had been out for a walk that day. They briefly stopped at a corner store. A woman came by with two pit bulls and the girls asked if they could pet the dogs. The woman said it was okay to pet the female, but not the male, she was not sure if it would bite. As soon as the dog owner said bite that's exactly what the pit bull did. The male dog lunged and latched onto Delaney's face. Donna managed to pull her daughter out of the dog's mouth. She said, "We’re very, very lucky that the dog's bottom jaw didn’t get under Delaney's lower jaw, because when I pulled her out of his mouth, I would have pulled her whole bottom jaw out, which the nurse told me would have been a horrific scene." T Carshena Benjamin 71-year-old Carshena Benjamin left her Golden Gate Estates home for her morning walk. Later that day her bruised and bloody body was discovered face down in a drainage ditch. Her shirt and jacket were pulled up over her head, leading investigators to believe she had been decapitated. Her body was so badly mutilated, she could hardly be identified. Detectives only found her body by calling her cell phone, which lay close to her in the ditch. The ringing led them to Carshena, who wasn't too far from her home at the time of the attack. Investigators later determined that she was killed by several neighborhood pit bulls. On March 2007, Robert Wall, 28, thought he'd die when four pit bulls jumped on him in a Target parking lot. "Literally, I'd be running and I'd have one whole dog on this side and one on this side and another in the middle. Finally, I just gave up and hit the ground," Wall said. Wall said his priority was protecting his face, and he succeeded, but he had more than 182 lacerations on his body. Doctors at North Broward Medical Center took more than 2,000 stitches to close up his wounds. Police had to use a stun gun to get the dogs off of Wall. Later, animal control officers captured one pit bull and shot and killed another in Deerfield Beach. Police believe the dogs may be responsible for other attacks in Broward County and were investigating. Good luck insuring your pit bull. http://www.mypetcover.com/pet-insurance-articles/insure-dangerous-pets.htm “The most common breed to be classified as a dangerous breed is the pit bull. In fact, some cities are now banning pit bulls. These dogs are often bred to be fighting dogs, and once pit bulls have been trained to fight, it is next to impossible to retrain this behavior, making these dogs dangerous no matter what their training may be.” http://www.iii.org/media/hottopics/insurance/dogbite “Many insurers are taking steps to limit their exposure to such losses. Some companies require dog owners to sign liability waivers for dog bites, while others charge more for owners of biting breeds such as pit bulls and Rottweilers and others are not offering insurance to dog owners at all.” http://www.workingpitbull.com/insurance.html The following insurers may or may not cover your “pit bull”. The Hartford, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, Quincy Mutual Fire Insurance Company, Liberty Mutual Insurance, Hingham Group, Andover Companies (Cambridge Mutual and Merrimack Mutual), Commerce Insurance Company, GEICO and State Farm The American Temperament Test Society, Inc. (ATTS) is a “national not-for-profit organization (registered in the state of Missouri) for the promotion of uniform temperament evaluation of purebred and spayed/neutered mixed-breed dogs.” ATTS was established to: •Provide for a uniform national program of temperament testing of purebred and spayed/neutered mixed-breed dogs. •Conduct seminars to disseminate information to dog owners, dog breeders and evaluators (testers) concerning dog psychology, motivation, reaction and other aspects of temperament testing. •Recognize and award certificates to dogs that pass the requirements of the temperament evaluation. •Work for the betterment of all breeds of dogs. •Select, train, prepare and register temperament evaluators. Standard poodles score slightly higher on the ATTS temperament test than pit bulls. But which one would you want to pry off a kid? or Dog trainer Bruce Bonney believes most pit bulls are beyond redemption. “We had a few 5-week-old puppies along to classes and when I went to shake its neck to chastise it, it turned around with such strength and tried to bite me” he said. “This was a little puppy, but it had such incredible strength and absolutely no fear.” “The owners had done everything right, but in the end of the day they had to put it down.” If a dog has that level of inbred aggression, it is only suitable for guard work, in close quarters behind a fence where no humans are allowed. Can’t wait for zealots to launch “Hyena Awareness Week”. Because hyenas are great with children. Muzzle your pit bull type or adopt a poodle.
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