Sunday, December 14, 2008
UPDATE 12/14/08: Dylan Leone, 12-years old and a sixth-grader at Lyons Creek Middle School, was airlifted to Broward General Medical Center after a pit bull jumped a 4-foot fence and attacked him. He suffered three bites on his leg and an 8-inch long gash on his jawline. Doctors released him from the hospital on Saturday. Back at his house, he told reporters about the attack. "He started biting me on my leg and neck. I was thinking, 'Am I going to make it?'"
Wisely, Leone curled into a ball and within seconds, the owner of the dog ran out of the house and called off the male pit bull. Had human intervention not occurred, Leon would have suffered far greater injury. Animal control seized the animal. Broward's new Dangerous Dog law requires dogs that inflict severe injury to be euthanized. The article also notes that from October 2007 through September 2008, pit bulls were responsible for 201 bites, the most in Broward.
12/13/08: Pit Bull Jumps Fence to Attack
Deerfield Beach, FL - In a developing a story, Broward Sheriff's Office said a pit bull jumped a chain link fence Friday evening in Deerfield Beach and mauled an 11-year-old boy walking down the sidewalk. The unidentified boy was airlifted to Broward General Medical Center with wounds to the face, thigh and calf. Deerfield Beach Fire Rescue spokesman Gary Fernaays described the injuries as non-life threatening but significant.
The attack happened around 6:30 p.m. The tan and white male dog, bearing faint bloodstains on its left shoulder, was seized by animal control officers, who will determine its fate and whether its owner will face any penalties. Neighbors said the dog posed little threat in the past. "It never showed any aggression, not toward me or my dogs," said Marlon Santos, 17, who often walked his smaller dogs past the fence.
08/18/08: The Art of a Pit Bull Scaling a 6-Foot Fence
06/05/08: Pit Bulls Jump Fence, Attack Woman, 77, Gardening
05/30/08: Pit Bull Burrows Under Fence; 5-Year Old Boy Gets 2,000 Stitches
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| 12/14/2008 6:03 AM |
Another pit breaks containment and administers a sustained level 5 mauling. Yet it will go into the books the same as a fear nip from a Cocker Spaniel.
Broward County stats show Pits as the leading biter...with 400 percent more bites than the next closest breed...that doesn't take into consideration the multiple bites either.
| 12/14/2008 2:08 PM |
Broward county is a blackhole of vicious pit bull attacks. They have tried to do the best they can -- given that they are restricted to a prohibition of breed-specific law. They have a "1-attack and you are OUT" rule, this includes an attack on an animal.
Legislators of Florida need to lift this prohibition and allow Broward county to effectively DEAL with the critical problem of an overpopulation of dangerous pit bulls.
| 12/15/2008 2:14 AM |
The Pit Nutters must hate it when counties/cities track bites by breed. In Broward the next closest breed is Labs(no such breed!) with 42 bites.
It's the same in Ventura County CA, Seattle and other places. The only exception is Miami Dade county where Pits are banned.
Cocker Spaniels barely make the list despite continually being thrown under the bus by parroting nutters.
| 12/15/2008 3:56 AM |
Did you see this in the comments?
"It's the breed for sure. There is something wrong in the genetic wiring of thse dogs. My good friend had 2 pits that she raised from puppies. She pampered, loved and raised them better than any dog owner I'd ever met. The dogs were very gentle and loving, until one of the dogs turned on the other and ripped it's throat out. It literally jumped on top of the other dog and ripped it's throat out. The dog that had it's throat ripped out died almost instantly, the other one had to be euthanized. Those dogs have some genetic flaw that makes them snap, I'm convinced. "