Tuesday, July 22, 2008
Long Beach, CA - A pit bull owner is lucky to be alive and yielding both arms after she attempted to break up a fight that her two pit bulls were emblazed in. The woman was hospitalized with dog bites to her arms and hands. She now joins other female owners of pit bulls that have suffered the same fate in Washington, Ohio and Texas. In the latter state, the woman, Vicki Jefferies, lost both of her arms.
Last month in Indiana, Annette Williams suffered two arm amputations due to her pit bull as well. This instance, however, did not involve breaking up a fight. There was reportedly only one dog involved. No one knows why her dog Toby turned on her. As with many pit bulls, the dog had no history of violence before the brutal attack. In fact, Toby was enrolled in obedience classes at the time of the attack.
06/19/08: Pit Bull in Greensburg Chews Off Owners Arm
05/04/08: Flashback: Pit Bull Chews Off Owner's Arms in Texas
04/19/08: Pit Bull Attack Puts Owner in the Hospital
03/11/08: Pit Bulls Maul Woman in Lucas County, Ohio
Labels: Pit Bull Attacks Owner
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| 7/22/2008 7:39 PM |
Pit bull owners will blame the owner because everyone knows you don't try to break up a dog fight. It's always the owner, never the dogs. They will never address why the pit bulls were fighting in the first place.
| 7/22/2008 10:29 PM |
This pit owner is lucky not to have lost an arm. I've lost track of the number of limbs lost to pit bulls recently. It would be nice to get a count, particularly of pit bull owners who've lost fingers, hands, arms.
Any pit bull owner who has lost an extremity, raise your stub.
| 7/27/2008 8:47 AM |
Backyard breeders are responsible for taking this breed to such a dangerous and unpreditable level. Unfortunately, these dogs have been bred over the years to have these dangerous characteristics and people who want to believe that "it is all in how you raise the dog and train them" are sadly minsinformed. Dogs like people all have their own personality and background but these dogs are genetically predisposed to attack and fight to the death. Their personal pain tolerance is so heightened that they are able to withstand and block out any outside resistance. People have ruined this breed by enbedding such dangerous traits in them. Once this characteristic is in the dog and it is triggered there is nothing that can be done to change it and the dog will continue to revert back to its "instincts" which in pitbulls is to fight to kill. Once a pitbull attacks any human being for whatever reason there is no option other than having the dog destroyed. This breed should be illegal because "backyard breeders" have made them so dangerous!