Wednesday, December 3, 2008
UPDATE 12/03/08: Police spokesman Bill Cassell could offer no viable theory as to why the family pit bull (or pit bull mix) killed Alexander Adams. He said the boy's grandmother was walking with the dog's food bowl into a room where the dog was normally fed. The toddler followed her into the room and was attacked. Police are submitting investigation results to the district attorney's office to see if charges are warranted.
11/28/08: Dogs Described as Pit Bull-Mixes
In an update report, police spokesman Bill Cassell reiterated that one of the dogs, and possibly both, were involved in the incident. He told the Review Journal that the dogs "were at least pit bull mixes." It is important to point out that pit bull owners and animal control agencies will intentionally mislabel pit bulls as boxer-mixes, lab-mixes and other mixes in order to "protect" the breed in instances of serious and fatal maulings.
11/27/08: Second Fatal Attack in Clark County
Las Vegas, NV - In a developing story, a 2-year-old boy was fatally attacked by at least one dog at his home. According to Las Vegas police spokesman Bill Cassell, the boy and his younger brother were being taken care of by their grandmother when the child was fatally bitten. Cassell described the dogs as "mix-breed terriers" and that the dogs also might be a "type of pit bull pit bull" weighing between 40-45 pounds.
Alert: potential "mixed breed" cover up may follow.On September 12, 4-month-old Cenedi Kia Carey was fatally mauled by her family's two pit bulls in North Las Vegas. In that incident, the child was also in the care of her grandmother.
10/07/08: 2008 Fatality: Infant Dies After Being Mauled in Waianea
10/06/08: "Mixed Breed," a Typical Animal Agency Cover Up for a Pit Bull?
09/18/08: Video: Cenedi Kia Carey, 4-Months Old, 911 Tape
09/18/08: 2008 Fatality: Pit Bulls Fatally Maul 4-Month Old in Las Vegas
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| 12/03/2008 1:55 PM |
It's very, very common that food is a trigger for aggression," Hauser said.
Doogie must have gone to the Jim Crosby school of dog behavior...Food aggression merits a nip or a chomp...Not a full blown Level 6 Fatality!
These people clearly have lowered safety expectations.
| 3/03/2009 2:57 AM |
Go to any of the L.V. "animal rescue", facilities, and every one of these dogs (pitbulls) has a sugar coated cutsie name in the space provided to identify the breed. I've seen Boxy bull, Bully mix, and Pitty cross in an attempt to fool the public into taking one of these dogs home as an addition to the "family". The laws in Nevada, regarding these animals, are almost non-existent. Nevada is the only state in the union that still has no law in place to out law dog fighting.