Tuesday, July 15, 2008
Toledo, OH - Before we start this post we need to make one thing clear to our readers: Do not under any circumstances bring your child into a home with a pit bull. We do not care if Cesar Milan trained this pit bull. If that dog becomes "activated" and attacks, this incident will be an on-property attack, which commonly favors the dog owner, not the injured child.
The situation in this attack appears reversed, but is also dire. The neighbor's pit bull came into the boy's home and attacked him there. This is called an off-property attack, where victims often do have more rights. But our message is the same: Do not let a friend or relative's pit bull into your home if you have a child. If that dog gets "excited," your child will suffer dearly.
Holly Leach was furious after her two-year-old son, Aaron, was bit in the face by a friend's pit bull at home. "He was playing with the dog, and he took him by the face and threw him into the kitchen. They called police and made it out like it was my fault," Leach said. The mother claims that police refused to do anything about the dog, so she launched an attack of her own. Leach ran into the front door of the duplex where her son was mauled and scuffled with a woman she blames for the dog attack. Neighbors pulled Leach's daughter away in tears. Leach emerged after a minute, looking roughed up. | View videoThe article then goes on to say that the attack happened in the dog owner's home. And that investigators do not expect the owner to face criminal charges in the attack, since the pit bull was confined to the home and licensed. In other words, the attack happened on-property and the dog owners have no criminal blame. It's unclear if they are liable from a civil standpoint.
Pictured is the pit bull owner who was subsequently attacked by the bitten child's mother.
On other news:2 Dog Attacks in Canton Ohio
Canton, OH - Last night in Canton, two dogs attacked. In one instance, a 7-year-old girl suffered severe lacerations to her face and mouth after she was bitten by the family dog in her backyard. Tyisa C. Gialluca was taken to Aultman Hospital where she was treated and then released, a hospital spokeswoman said. The breed of dog was unavailable.
In the other instance, a 23-year-old woman was at a home on Sahara Avenue NE when a gray pit bull bit her in the buttocks. The dog was chained and fenced, but it made it out under the fence to bite her, the reports said. Police reports said Stephanie R. Austin was treated at Mercy Medical Center, but a hospital spokeswoman said she was not listed as a patient.
| 7/15/2008 3:52 PM |
The owner's family then surrendered the pit bull without a fight.
The dog will be euthanized after 10 days, unless the owner fights in court to get her dog back.
Looks like the pit bull owner used this as a hasty excuse to get rid of her dog.
| 7/15/2008 5:29 PM |
On the Toledo story the pit bull activists are convinced the baby pulled the pit bulls ears. It's the Baby's fault! These pit bull people don't believe in the traits of this dog. They have pictures of pit bulls sitting with children! Pit bulls are prey driven and unpredictable----time to learn something pit bull owners.
| 7/16/2008 8:44 AM |
Pit Nutters are mad at the Toledo story - they think it paints an unfair picture pf pit bulls. Here's what a so-called dog trainer has to say:
Tuesday, July 15, 2008 at 8:27 p.m.
When Holly Leach battled her roommate, whose pit bull apparently attacked her son, some viewers thought it looked like a scene from Jerry Springer.
Viewer Amy Hines was among the pit bull owners upset with NBC 24.
"I think it was just a family incident between two mutual friends. The dog wasn't vicious. It was a family dog," Hines said.
She e-mailed NBC 24, saying she was disgusted, it was unprofessional, and that the news should give an unbiased report - show the positive side of the breed.
So NBC 24's Rob Packard met the dog trainer and her pit bull at Wildwood Metropark.
"She's my baby because I don't have children. She lives with me, she is in my bed at night playing fetch. She's my family," Hines said about her pit bull.
She believes the breed gets a bad rap because of irresponsible owners, not because the dogs are naturally vicious.
"I think it's the environment that's the way they take care of their dog. I live in a different environment. This is the way I take care of my dog. My dog is going to act different," Hines said.
| 7/16/2008 11:53 AM |
These pits don't know the meaning of the word pain. Look at what they can take when they are in a pit fight, but when a baby pulls their ears it's a reason to bite the baby? Why? Because it hurts?
If a dog doesn't like the way a child acts he should just get up and find another room to stay in.
| 7/16/2008 3:01 PM |
Wait a minute.....the pit bull bloggers are always insisting that these dogs are GREAT with children! I could quote about a thousand pit bull "experts" that say pit bulls are exceptionally patient and tolerant with children; because of their high pain threshold, they tolerate the hugging and ear pulling BETTER than other breeds. They are the "nanny' dog", remember? Endless on-line posts about how "my pit bull sleeps with the kids, lets them ride on his back, etc. etc.?" Why would an ear tug cause the "nanny dog" to grab a child by the face?
So which is it? If the breed is so tolerant, why are so many children attacked with little or no provocation? Why do some pit bull "experts" recommmend that the dogs are NOT a good choice for families with small children? The pit bull PR machine stumbles when trying to explain away vicious attacks; if there is no problem with the breed, why so many incidents?
| 7/16/2008 5:30 PM |
Whats missed in the article is that Pit Bulls are declared legally viscious dogs in Ohio via statute. These two nutballs were legally forewarned by the law.
"The it's just a dog" argument doesn't work there.
| 7/17/2008 3:31 PM |
Great Britain has only banned American Pit Bull Terriers NOT Staffordshire Terriers, (very close cousins and some would say, the SAME dog). Staffordshire Terriers are the original "nanny" dogs.