Monday, October 6, 2008
Reading, PA - Brett Correll shot his two large German shepherd and American bulldog-mixes after they attacked his 22-year old fiancée, Julythza Rivera. At the time of the attack, Correll was tending to his 1-year old son. Upon hearing her screams, Correll had to break down a kitchen door that was locked from the outside to get to where the dogs were mauling the young woman.
Rivera said the dogs knocked her down and bit her repeatedly, but that she managed to scramble into the house and a bathroom near the kitchen to try to escape. When Correll broke down the door separating the kitchen and bathroom from the rest of the house, he found Rivera in the tub. Their dogs, Bishop and Chopper (reportedly each 130-pounds) were on top of her attacking.
"I grabbed the one dog by his head and threw him out into the backyard and then I pulled the other one off of her," Correll said. Without pausing, he got a handgun and fired once at each dog in the backyard. "It all happened in a minute," Correll recalled. "I didn't want them to attack me or my family again. It was a sad story. We loved those dogs. I still can't believe it happened..."
Correll drove Rivera to Reading Hospital, where she was treated for bite and scratch wounds. Police and the Animal Rescue League responded to the house as the couple returned from the hospital. One of the dogs was already dead, but the other had to be euthanized. No one knows for certain what sparked the attack. Police think they may have been agitated by neighbors.
Correll said the couple kept the dogs for security and had raised them from birth. "They were aggressive dogs, but we wanted them that way because we live in a drug-infested neighborhood. Now we only have a chihuahua left." He still has a fiancée and child left too. The family is wildly lucky that their "professed" aggressive dogs did not hurt a family member more, or worse, a visiting friend.
09/06/08: Woman Attacked By Own Dogs, Officer Shot Saving Her
07/31/08: Boyfriend's Pit Bull Attacks Woman in Blanchard
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| 10/06/2008 5:18 AM |
What's the monthly food/vet bill for two 130lb dogs?! This guy probably should have used it to move to a better neighborhood!
GSDs mixed with American "Pit" Bulldog = Frankenmauler...Maybe the guy should sue the breeder who sold them as being "good for home protection"!
| 10/06/2008 5:23 AM |
Who would cross a German shepherd and an American bulldog? First, who would do it, second, who would then buy the animal? I've got a brain FREEZE going on. What exactly does a German shepherd-American bulldog mix look like?
| 10/06/2008 7:17 AM |
Why does animal control defend these dogs and try to make excuses. "upset by neighbors"
They were attacking this woman inside her home.
How could the neighbors have anything to do with it?
What level will animal control stoop to to protect aggressive dogs?
Even the owner gave the reason. They were aggressive dogs! But animal control is making up stories to cover for them.
| 10/06/2008 7:46 AM |
The german sheppard is a dog used to bite people that's why the police like to use them. The American Bullshitdog is a fighting dog that kills dogs but it is suppose to be not agressive to people and much larger than a GS and has a more powerful bite. So when you cross them you get a dog for killing people.
That's my guess anyways.
| 10/07/2008 5:23 AM |
All that stuff about pit bulls being bred "not to be aggressive to people" is fairy tales from the pit bull promoters.
Fighting pits have always been very aggressive to people. It's just that in the fighting world they have short lives, live on chains or in cages, and get handled only for a fight or related activity, and often with muzzles and control devices.