It’s highly likely fixable. Pit bull dogs are surrounded by many rumors and one of those is the ability to bite with extreme force. A pit bull bite may also transmit rabies to the victim if the dog has not been vaccinated. The majority of these studies (12 of 14) also report that pit bulls are inflicting the most severe injuries, requiring a higher number of operative interventions -- up to five times higher -- than other dog breeds. Probably too smart for all those owners. Had he picked a worthy cause like NICE dogs or sick kids or the elderly instead of shit dogs he’d still be alive, At least he won’t be ‘saving’ any more. ), Fatal and disfiguring attacks by pit bulls have risen 830% since 2007. You never know for sure. Effect of Breed Perceptions & Labeling on Attractiveness, Adoptions & Length of Stay for Pit-Bull-Type Dogs, http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0146857). Get ready for the Cult Of Pitbull to start their campaign of “Don’t Kill the Poor Abused, Sad Pibble because someone looked at it’s dog food the wrong way” crowd to come crawling out of the woodwork. Police, animal control, hosp Forty percent of pit bulls in shelters are euthanized every year. I wish everyone looking for a dog looked at what that breed of dog was bred for. 16. Eg: Dog is beaten with broom. Pit bulls kllled 8 of the 15 youths. It was taken to a local veterinarian’s office for treatment of injuries it sustained in the attack.” https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/oct/09/man-dies-woman-injured-in-dog-attack-in-moses-lake/. ), In 2018, dogs again killed 15 children, and pit bulls killed at least 9 of those 15 ("at least" because the authorities have concealed the breed of one of the dogs that killed a child.) Four studies from this period -- all from Level 1 trauma centers in the Denver metro area -- show a mixture of results, possibly due to Denver and the surrounding metropolitan regions enforcing pit bull bans for the last 3 decades. Over 40% of the USA's pit bulls are homeless, according to the latest survey (Merritt Clifton, 2018 Dog Breed Survey: At Least 41% of U.S. Just saying, with the Pitbull crowd, many are all geared up from too much internet disinfo with tutus and go into the shelter with the idea they’re “saving” a dog from death. (Essig Jr., Garth F., et al., Dog Bite Injuries to the Face: Is There Risk with Breed Ownership? Pit Bull Population Are Seeking Homes, https://www.animals24-7.org/2018/06/18/2018-dog-breed-survey-at-least-41-of-u-s-pit-bull-population-are-seeking-homes/, Staffordshire Bull Terrier from The Book of the Dog, http://www.staffordmall.com/phildrabble.htm, The Undemurrable Complaint and Supporting Authorities - California. An off-duty officer heard the child screaming in … The mastiff has a staggering bite force of 556 pounds. |, DogsBite.org is a public education website. This myth is as common as it is absurd. ), Approximately once per month during 2015, 2016 and 2017, a pit bull has entered the home of a person not its owner for the purpose of killing or injuring people or pets. (Merritt Clifton, Breed Survey 2019: More Puppies Yet Fewer Homes for Pit Bulls, https://www.animals24-7.org/2019/07/09/breed-survey-2019-more-puppies-yet-fewer-homes-for-pit-bulls/.). Dog Bite Statistics – Pit Bull Type Dogs Bite Children and Adults at Almost the Same Rate. LiveLeak video- Close call when 2 pit bulls try to get child away from his mom… 12 Pit Bull attacks on Staten Island… Video: Pit bulls run into yard and attack dogs… Increase in NYC dog attacks. Sometimes this is how stupid gets cured. Pit bull–type dogs, like other terriers, hunting and bull-baiting breeds, can exhibit a bite, hold, and shake behavior and at times refuse to release. 57, No. • In March 2018, a 66-year-old woman said she and her two dogs were attacked by a stray pit bull in Cool Spring, killing one of the dogs and injuring the other. I don’t know. 4, pp. Police said the unleashed pit bull was unaccompanied when it attacked the dog, who was on a walk with its owner. Pit bulls do not have stronger bites than other dogs. It is frankly silly considering that if the dog was in fact rabid, any living human victim would have gotten such a high inoculation of rabies virus from the multiple, severe bites as well as bites close to the brain (head and neck) that he or she would require an immediate rabies vaccination series and Rabies IgG. Myth: Pit bulls are a fighting breed. And the shelter dumps an unstable dog on them. The mother was feeding her daughter when the Pit Bull “snapped” and attacked the infant killing her. Or maybe a much more reasonable and plausible scenario: The woman was trying to use the hammer on the dog in a desperate and futile attempt to defend herself and the other person from an unpredictable dangerous canine attack? medical studies; media articles; resources. Who cares why the dog got worked up? Oh my, my Aussie gets worked up everyday when the leash comes out. (See Colleen Lynn, https://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2017.php. Think used car lot and you’ll get the idea. It’s always crazy when these long time pit advocates get mauled and killed by their “beloved breed”. When analyzing a chart of year-by-year over the 15-year period, one can see that multi-dog attacks involving 1 or more pit bulls is the primary driver in the rise of multi-dog attacks resulting in death, especially since 2012. If you, your pet, your friend or family member are the victim of a pit bull attack, follow these recommended steps. (Emily Weiss, Rising from the Pitt, ASPCAPro, https://www.aspcapro.org/blog/2017/05/19/rising-pit). This is one of … Pit bull put down after he bites girl and mom. They can all go into wonderful homes and instantly turn into fantastic family pets. (Jaclyn E. Barnes, Barbara W. Boat, Frank W. Putnam, Harold F. Dates, and Andrew R. Mahlman, Ownership of High-Risk ("Vicious") Dogs As a Marker for Deviant Behaviors, J. Interpersonal Violence, Volume 21 Number 12, December 2006 1616-1634, abstract at http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17065657; Laurie Ragatz M.A., William Fremouw Ph.D., Tracy Thomas M.A., Katrina McCoy B.S., Vicious Dogs: The Antisocial Behaviors and Psychological Characteristics of Owners, Journal of Forensic Sciences, Volume 54, Issue 3, pages 699–703, May 2009, abstract at http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1556-4029.2009.01001.x/abstract; Allison M. Schenk, B.A. ), In the 13-year period from 2005 to 2017, pit bulls killed 283 Americans. Put the [bleep] thing down already! https://www.animals24-7.org/2020/10/10/self-defined-pit-bull-rescuer-killed-by-pit-bull-in-moses-lake-wa/, Under the “Sorry Not Sorry” category…soooooo…, One of the same people who fought against BSL was then the first person to be mauled to shreds by their *own* pitbull…. DogsBite.org contains hundreds of accounts of victims of serious and fatal dog attacks. If it herds on instinct it’s a workable dog for at least basic obedience and social manners. A Systematic Review with Meta-Analysis, Int. The fact is that a poorly socialized six month old puppy likely will be permanently damaged by that lack of socialization. 1, doi: 10.1111/j.1556-4029.2011.01961.x, available online at: onlinelibrary.wiley.com.). (Colleen Lynn, 2015 U.S. Dog Bite Fatalities, at http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2015.php. Pit bulls and pit bull mixes account for nearly 60% of all dog attack fatalities despite making up only 6% of the dog population. They need to stop feeling their way through life and start thinking. Medical studies show that pit bulls are inflicting the majority of these damaging attacks. Author: Associated Press ), In 2019, pit bulls killed their owners and the owners' family members 40% of the time. It’s likely whatever pound it landed in originally paid for the neutering and shots. This post has been updated with the conspiracy theory information and “domestic pit bull violence” statistics. In most cases, there are no witnesses. Pit Bull Population Are Seeking Homes, at https://www.animals24-7.org/2018/06/18/2018-dog-breed-survey-at-least-41-of-u-s-pit-bull-population-are-seeking-homes/). Shelters find homes for badly raised, bad dogs by lying about their true nature. ), Most of the pit bulls offered for sale or adoption have been given up by their former owners. The Old English Bulldog was adapted into a fighting dog referred to as the "Bull and Terrier," which then became the Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Terrier, Pit Bull Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, English Bull Terrier, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, etc. (Lisa M. Gunter, Rebecca T. Barber, Clive D. L. Wynne, What’s in a Name? Furthermore, there is no way to figure out what started as a dog fight and ended up as a human fatality. They don’t need a reason. In addition to homes, the invaded premises have included apartments, schools and even a police station. (Phillips, Kenneth, Pit Bull Killings - 2018, https://bit.ly/2Wubi1j. Click here for further legal notices. (See, i.e., Staffordshire Bull Terrier from The Book of the Dog, http://www.staffordmall.com/phildrabble.htm. Pit Bull Attacks Kills Dog And is Still on the Loose.... Heard cancel Animal Control Dog being transported to the vet I hope that is the dog that got attacked maybe he is still alive...Ranger on Scene. I can only speak from my experience training dogs, Rachel. In the three decades from 1982 t0 2013, only 45 canine homicides or disfigurements were by dogs of an unidentified breed, but in 2014 there were 36 and in 2015 there were 78. I just don’t have to worry that he suddenly rips my throat out because he’s getting ” worked up ” . She hired an overpriced “behaviouralist” who saw the dog twice then claimed she had “personal problems” after getting bitten, kept the deposit money and never showed up again. Especially if the dog has a history and should have been euthanized. 1. April 2, 2018. Yeah, that’s $1600 by the end of a couple of months, $20 worth of dog food and a few feet of kennel space. An 11-year-old boy was mauled by a pit bull in Dorchester Wednesday and was brought to a hospital for surgery, according to Boston Police. “Coroner Craig Morrison today identified the victim of yesterday’s dog attack as 27-year-old Zachary S. Willis of Moses Lake. The studies are summarized and linked at Dogsbite.org, Pit Bulls Lead "Bite" Counts Across U.S. Cities and Counties, http://blog.dogsbite.org/2009/07/pit-bulls-lead-bite-counts-across-us.html. Keep in mind: pit bulls are less than 6% of all the dogs in the USA. (Phillips, Kenneth, Pit Bull Killings - 2019, https://bit.ly/2S5zcko.). If all dogs raised right are good dogs and all dogs raised badly are bad dogs, how do shelters find homes for all the badly raised, bad dogs? A good pit bull obedience training program can be very useful with an older dog that bites. In 2017, police looking for Bethany Stephens (22, Goochland County, VA) found her two pit bulls eating her rib cage. What can’t be fixed is temperament. Does this tragedy looks like a direct result of online Pitbull Cult indoctrination of a lonely fellow, to anyone else? ), Studies by health care providers establish that pit bull attacks are associated with higher median Injury Severity Scale scores, a higher number of hospital admissions, higher hospital charges, and a higher risk of death. That’s bizarre – I assume there’s some legal reason to hang onto it for 10 days instead of simply euthanizing and sending the head for rabies testing. But all the rescue dogs can be fixed! Shocking! (YouGov.us, Poll Results: Pit Bulls, July 24, 2014, https://today.yougov.com/news/2014/07/24/poll-results-pit-bull. Your doctor will be able to provide the necessary treatment and document your injury, which your lawyer may later use to prove the extent of your injuries from the dog bite. (Merritt Clifton, Record 33 fatal pit bull attacks & 459 disfigurements in 2015, at http://www.animals24-7.org/2016/01/04/record-33-fatal-pit-bull-attacks-459-disfigurements-in-2015/), The authorities either unwittingly or purposely are engaging in a cover-up pertaining to pit bull violence. No need to get worked up, no need for an investigation. “The dog, identified as a pit bull mix, will be euthanized following a 10-day hold. We just do not know. Pitbull-type dogs make outstanding canine citizens and are loving companions in millions of U.S. households. Pit bulls inflicted 88% of these deaths (15 of 17). Specific Ohio Dog Bite Laws Relating to Pit Bulls and Vicious Dogs Although any dog can bite, pit bulls seem to represent a disproportionate number of recorded dog bites in Ohio. Gosh Zach, why did you train your pit to kill you? If it isn’t about an attack on a child or a shooting by police, it’s a tale of neglect or abuse. the pit bull lobby; alerts; attacks. LiveLeak video- Pit Bulls are the Official Dog of MAYHEM. Because of this, pit bulls have been classified under Ohio law as “vicious.” As such, pit bull owners must adhere to a specific set of rules concerning their dogs: 2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Attacks Two Adults, Killing One, at Mobile Home Park in Moses Lake, Washington. An autopsy is being scheduled.” https://www.facebook.com/GrantCoSheriff/posts/1727629567399341. One friend said, “He’s no longer in pain,” referencing some type of medical condition. Oh, at a price of $400 a pop. That year, of the 48 Americans were killed by dogs, 33 were killed by pit bulls and their mixes, and 13 of the 33 victims were their owner or the owner's family member. 253, iss. Pit bull viciously attacks children playing in the street. From 2000 to 2009, there were three fatal attacks involving shelter dogs (one pit bull, one breed similar to a pit bull, and one Doberman). Took me about 10 minutes to teach it to return the fetch and a 5 minutes to teach it to catch a frisbee in mid-air. © 1999-2021 Kenneth Morgan Phillips. Breeding pit bulls potentially adds to that number. In 2017, pit bulls killed 13,000 dogs, 5,000 cats and 20,000 horses and other farm animals. One that doesn’t is a *failed* pitbull. But definitely…the shelters need some accountability, here. They weren’t thinking. 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