Tuesday, April 15, 2008
UPDATE 04/15/08: It took 500 stitches to put 24-year-old Amanda Mazza back together after the pit bull attack last Friday. She said the dog bit her down to the bone. She believes the dog was trying to kill her and she's dead on right.
Mazza said she was walking her dog, Bobbie, down the street when the 60-pound pit bull came after her. "I turned around and I could see the pit bull running towards me. I dropped my purse and picked up my dog," she said. A woman who lives nearby said she had seen the pit bull tied up to a tree. It broke the leash and then attacked Mazza.
The dog bit her 4-5 times before she could get to the porch. She amazingly managed to keep her dog Bobbie from being bit, but not without suffering devastating wounds to herself. Amanda was rushed to the hospital where her dad, Joe Mazza, said three surgeons worked for hours to stitch up her wounds.
"Her whole body -- just a big stitch," he said. "It's like someone took a chainsaw to her."The dog that attacked Mazza has a history with animal control. Last year the dog got loose (again) and attacked another dog, and there have been numerous barking complaints. The owner, Doris Harding, has been fined -- it is unclear as to how much. Animal Control officers are investigating to determine if a dangerous dog hearing is necessary.
04/14/08: Pit Bull Leaves "Chainsaw" Injuries
Charlotte, NC - In a developing story, 26-year-old Mandy Mazza was severely attacked by a pit bull Friday. Her father said Mandy was walking her dog when a pit bull came up and attacked her. The attack occurred on Southwood Avenue in southwest Charlotte.
Her father said it all happened very quickly. He describes the injuries: "It looks like a chainsaw. It is amazing how fast, just in seconds, how much damage this pit bull can do." Mazza said his daughter had surgery for those injuries. Police said the dog that attacked her lived in the neighborhood, and has been picked up animal control.
Mazza's chainsaw metaphor could not be more dead on accurate.Mazza can only imagine the damage a 15 minute pit bull attack can do to a human body. Such attacks (and longer) are referred to as a "sustained attack," a phrase invented by the pit bull breed. Pit bulls don't move on after they've bitten; they stick around and inflict hundreds of bites. Sustained attacks often result in death and always result in amputations.
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| 4/14/2008 8:20 AM |
According to Pit Bull safety experts, explosive dog aggression is a perfectly natural and manageable trait. Yet...time after time we see other dogs owners get mauled during a routine dog walk, in their own back yards and occasionally in the sanctuary of their own homes.
| 4/14/2008 10:21 AM |
Exactly. Pit bulls attack in a very circular motion just like a chainsaw...their jaws lock onto the legs and their teeth actually spin around in their mouth just like a chain saw...
| 4/14/2008 5:43 PM |
Another plea for translation assistance:
"If any one of you knew how to raise a non-fighting, cared for pit bull you would have sense about the breed. It is the OWNERS NOT THE DOGS themselves! And yes,before anyone says "you haven't been bitted by a pitbull", yes I have and the dog was mine. The dog didn't mean to bite me. Did I get mad at the dog...NO. They are a provoked breed or one that is not raised properly. Any dog can be a biter if handled to be so. Check the bite stats of other breeds.
REGULATE the OWNERS....(duh)...
Concerned Charlotte Resident"
Is this a cry for help? Is this person admitting that they do not know how to properly raise a pit bull and are asking to be regulated?
| 4/15/2008 7:07 AM |
Update: The bullbaiting this woman received required 500 stitches to put her back together.
The presumptive domestication of the American Pit Bull Terrier is vastly exagerated.
| 4/15/2008 12:00 PM |
Gee, guys, don't you read any of the pro-pit websites? Dog aggression is TOTALLY DIFFERENT than hunam aggression!!! That's why its OK to adopt out dog aggressive pit bulls, no matter how many people are mauled by pit bulls during attacks on other dogs!
It doesn't matter that the dog that mutilated this woman had a history of attacking other dogs.....according to all the pit bull experts, that doesn't mean anything. It doesn't mean anything to the folks running AC departments in cities and towns all over this country. It only seems to matter to the victims and their neighbors, who usually can see the tragedy coming.
| 3/04/2011 2:44 PM |
This story sounds like the canine version of a psychopath. My goodness, we would never put a serial killer like Ted Bundy back on the street with all the carnage he caused, how many more people and animals are going to get mauled to death by these canine murderers before we finally ban them permanently, like at least 12 other countries have done? How many more victims ripped to shreds? There's no pit murderers in my neighborhood that I know of, but if some antisocial pit bull breeder ever moves in, I WILL take any legal action possible against the owners of these dogs, guaranteed. To you pit nutters who constantly lie about the nature of these killer beasts; your "right" to own and breed these murder machines does NOT supersede any community's right to live in safety with their children, elderly, and pets.