Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Isis Kreiger, 6-years old, died after being attacked by her family's pit bull.
Father Arrives from Iraq
UPDATE 08/19/08: Clarifications around Isis's death have been revealed. Medical officials declared her legally dead Thursday morning, August 14th, after undergoing surgery. Isis was then placed on life support machines while the family awaited for Isis's father, deployed to Iraq, to return to the country. Upon his return she was taken off the machines and died after she went into a permanent vegetative state, according to Anchorage police and the little girl's family.
08/18/08: Isis Krieger Has Died
Anchorage, AK - 6-Year old Isis Krieger did not survive the severe neck injuries she endured after being attacked by her family's pit bull last week in Anchorage, Alaska. Police now report that she died Thursday morning, August 14th, after undergoing emergency treatment at Alaska Native Medical Center. There are no words to describe this type of preventable tragedy. There are only the memories of Isis that her family and friends can try to keep forever in their hearts.
Isis Krieger was fatally injured in the attack while playing with Dozer in her East Anchorage mobile home last Tuesday. The dog bit her neck, breaking it and ultimately leaving her brain dead, said the girl's great-grandmother, Wanda Injasoulian.People across the United States and the world have been moved by Isis and her tragic story, praying for her survival. We have been moved by the efforts of two men, Troy Danforth and Specialist 4th Class Kyle Mayeaux of the U.S. Army Alaska, who tried to preserve her life and by the efforts of the Anchorage Police Department, the paramedics team and the emergency doctors who also tried to keep her small heart beating. Her tragedy and violent death has shaken us all.
"I'm sick," said Injasoulian, who learned Isis had been taken off life support Monday afternoon. "I'm completely, totally devastated, and the thing that hurts me most is that I wasn't there when she went to Heaven."
Isis underwent surgery at Alaska Native Medical Center the day of the attack, then was placed on life support, Injasoulian said. The girl's father was deployed to Iraq, and the family waited for him to return before taking her off the machines. James Haplin, The Anchorage Daily News, August 18, 2008
Danforth has known the family and the family pets for years, but that Tuesday, Danforth shot multiple times at the pit bull -- named Dozer -- while the dog was attacking the babysitter. Dozer didn't die then, but later, put down by Animal Control.08/13/08: Family Pit Bull Attacks Child
"I don't even want to be around that dog, anymore, dogs like that," Danforth said. "I hate to say it, but just get rid of 'em."
"The dog was dangerous at 4-months-old, what is he at 4 years old?" said Wanda Injasoulian, the girl's great-grandmother.
She says this wasn't the first time her great-granddaughter had been bitten by the family pet.
Injasoulian said she begged her daughter to get rid of the pit bulls. She even called Animal Control to ask -- multiple times -- to seize the dogs, she says. - Lori Tipton, KTUU.com, August 18, 2008
Anchorage, AK - A child remains in critical condition after being severely attacked in the neck by the family pit bull. The attack by the dog, named Dozer, at Isis' home in East Anchorage was not the dog's first, but it was the worst, reports the Anchorage Daily News. At the time of the attack, Kristine Smith, 20-years old, was babysitting Isis and her sister, while their mother, Jessica Krieger, was at work. Neighbor Troy Danforth, shot and injured the dog while it was biting Smith.
Injasoulian said she had warned her 24-year-old granddaughter about the dogs before and tried to get animal control to take them away. This wasn't Dozer's first problem. Months ago, he attacked another dog in the house and tore its ear, and Dozer turned on the young girls' mother once as well, she said.
"The dog bit her a couple of months ago. The same dog bit Jessica and it also bit her sister Andrea," Injasoulian said. "I've told her and called animal control. I even threatened to go over there and shoot the damned dogs. James Haplin, The Anchorage Daily News, August 18, 2008
06/20/08: 2008 Dog Bite Fatality: Boy Killed by Family Pit Bull in Weslaco, Texas
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| 8/18/2008 8:34 PM |
More carnage...a pit bull jumps a fence to attack two phone technicians...
Here are some quotes from neighbors who witnessed the attack...
"They kept saying get away and they wanted the dog to get off of him just go and the one guy couldn't get up but the one guy got up but he had a big hole in his stomach,” says Burks.
Burks wasn't the only neighbor to see the attack. Belva White says she saw what happened, and it makes her afraid for her eleven year old grandson.
"Those were two grown men they had a hell of a time you see what a hell of a time they had trying to get loose and a kid there would be nothing left of them,” says White
| 8/18/2008 8:42 PM |
Here is another child mauled by a pit bull..an 18 month old mauled at a home daycare center.....
The pit bull belonged to the daycare providers son; to quote from the article;
"The presence of a pit bull would not preclude the Health Department from licensing the day care, officials said.
"We can't discriminate against any breed of dog," said Pamela Arney, Harford's animal control officer."
Got that? The state agency was referring families to this provider, even though her thug son had a pit bull in the home; because we wouldn't want to hurt the tender feelings of pit bull owners by discriminating against their chosen breed!
| 8/18/2008 8:55 PM |
Here is another family terrorized by a neighbors pit bull; the pit bull attacked their young child, inflicting a significant wound; the dog has simply been returned to its owner..
| 8/19/2008 6:15 AM |
Notice the CYA spewage from the A/C rep:
Pit bulls can make wonderful pets. They're no more likely to bite than many other dogs," Gower said. "This is definitely a very tragic situation and you hate to see this kind of thing happen. ... This isn't something that anyone expects."
Isis was the 20th American kid killed by a Pit Bull since 2006! How can an A/C rep state that this was not expected?!!!!
| 8/19/2008 9:38 AM |
Here's an interesting article that shows the stark difference in response to somebody accidentally killing his dog by being stupid(felony) to somebody deliberately putting a child in danger by owning a pitbull resulting in the death of the child(no charges)!
| 8/19/2008 2:17 PM |
To above, how ironic...if you cause the death of an animal by being stupid, you are charged with a felony; if you cause the death of a child by beng stupid, you walk away.
How crazy is that?
I just don't understand how any reasonable, rational person can say they had no idea that a pit bull could pose a danger to small children. The laws need to reflect that, in the information age, people have access to information that should inform them of the risks of mixing children and certain breeds of dogs. You can no longer claim you "didn't know" your pit bull was capable of attacking. The laws need to change.
| 8/19/2008 3:17 PM |
"Pit bulls can make wonderful pets. They're no more likely to bite than many other dogs," Gower said.
They are no more likely to bite than cockers, chihuahuas,labs or poodles BUT when was the last time you heard about one of those nasty little ankle biting snack sized dogs or a lab or an aussie breaking somebody's neck?
| 8/20/2008 1:53 AM |
Three deaths from Pit Bulls in one week...2008 was shaping up to be a light year from them...suddenly the nanny breed is right back on killing pace.
This beautiful little girl was the 45th American killed by a Pit Bull since January 2006!
| 8/20/2008 11:15 AM |
"I just don't understand how any reasonable, rational person can say they had no idea that a pit bull could pose a danger to small children. The laws need to reflect that, in the information age, people have access to information that should inform them of the risks of mixing children and certain breeds of dogs. You can no longer claim you "didn't know" your pit bull was capable of attacking. The laws need to change."
It's not as easy to find good information on the danger of pitbulls on the web as you might think. You have to dig deep down through all the lies posted by pitbull owners.
People do believe these dogs are good with children because it is written in their breeding standard. This should be taken out of the standard a.s.a.p.
| 8/22/2008 6:01 AM |
Good point...After an attack, pit advocates will throw the owner under the bus to distract from the communities breeding practices..
How many of these owners were unqualified and lured in by the nanny dog propaganda?
How many thought they were a bona fide "Dogmen" and had sufficient lion taming skills to contain the beast?
How many just wanted the baddest ass dog in the neighborhood?
| 8/25/2009 5:21 PM |
My 5 year old daughter was attacked by a 6 mo. old "really nice Pit bull". The only reason she survived is she was rescued by a neighbor who happened to be home. 3 adult woman were there and couldn't stop the dog's vicious attack. I am a dog lover, I would place a dog's life over a human's EVER. I believe having a pit bull is like trying to tame a lion and so incredibly stupid and ignorant. It's one thing to put yourself at risk, but quite another to put others at risk. I do believe there are many who are wonderful pets, however, any dog can turn and attack and this breed just doesn't stop, they should be banned.