Wednesday, August 27, 2008
UPDATE 08/27/08: The dog that bit two children and an adult at the Boys and Girls Club has been named a Cane Corso-mix. View photographs of this breed. Please scroll down the page to see these dogs at "play." The dog is often included in the "fighting breed" category. As such it was banned along with pit bulls and several other breeds in Aurora, Colorado's fighting breed ban.
There is confusion in the Boys and Girls Club attack about the ownership of the dog. Authorities said they are still sorting out the case. Residents who would not talk on camera told FOX 5 that the two children had provoked the dog by throwing bottles and bricks at it. Other residents said the recreation director took the roaming dog into the center and started feeding it.
08/26/08: Pit Bull Pops Into Boys and Girls Club
Washington DC - Two children playing at a Northeast Boys and Girls Club were attacked by a pit bull that was brought into the building. The attack falls 6 days after a D.C. police officer shot and killed a pit bull that was mauling a 6-year old girl in Southeast D.C. The district commander said he is recommending the officers be awarded medals for saving the girl's life.
The incident at the Boys and Girls Club occurred after someone brought a pit bull into the building. The dog subsequently attacked a 10-year-old girl and an 8-year-old boy playing basketball in the gym. The pit bull bit the back of the girl's head and attacked the boy's legs. A woman at the gym was also bitten when she tried to pull the dog off the children.
Who let the dog in?Related articles:
08/19/08: Toddler Attacked by a Pit Bull Outside Day Care Center
06/18/08: Woman, Police Officer Attacked by Pit Bull in D.C.
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| 8/27/2008 6:57 PM |
Congrats to the Texan who stepped up to the plate! The guy whose pit bulls were shot is typical. As if it wasn't bad enough that his pits went into the other person's yard and menaced the first time, they returned hours later even though the pit owner was told exactly what would happen!
I'm glad this story didn't go the way it usually does. Warn pit owner... get ignored. Warn pit owner... get ignored. Warn pit owner, have your family pet or child mauled before something happens.
| 8/28/2008 4:08 AM |
Cane Corso...yeah right! Those are expensive and fairly rare dogs. ..not likely to be strayin' around in poor inner DC.
Wouldn't surprise me if the rescue angels at local animal control might be trying to take the heat off pit bulls since the city council was discussing regulating them.
| 8/28/2008 10:40 AM |
The above poster is correct....Cane Corso is a rare breed. I would like to know who made the determination it was a Cane Corso mix? It may be that some local drug dealers have crossed pits with Cane Corsos to try and produce a bigger, more aggressive fighting dog.
Looks like the dog didn't "wander" into the center, but was brought in by the director, and left unattended with children. The negligence on the part of the center is astounding. The director should have already been fired, anyone whose judgement is so impaired that they would allow a dog like this into an environment with children should not be allowed to work with children.
| 8/29/2008 10:28 AM |
Sounds like the Boys & Girls Club director watched one too many YouBoob videos about how great pit bulls are with kids. And I'm with those above... Cane Corso my arse. Good thing it wasn't a black pit bull or those same people would be calling it a labrador.