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Anonymous Anonymous  |  2/09/2009 4:39 PM  |  Flag  
Good God. This proves my point about the grandmother in the UK who just lost her three month old grandson to her "staffy"---if an animal of this type decides to attack, no amount of "supervision" is going to help. Someone is going to get mauled. Obviously in this case if the dog had lunged for the baby before it growled then the baby would be dead now. We need to demand of the dog experts and vets that they tell the truth about pit bulls and other "bully" breeds. They are unpredictable and if they do attack, the damage will be unfathomable. They are unstoppable without a gun unless they decide to end the attack. The poor grandmother---she protects the baby and then the baby's mom leaves granny to be killed by her dog.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  2/09/2009 6:10 PM  |  Flag  
In the 911 call, the baby's mother continuously refers to Lorrie as "the lady." The mother doesn't save her baby either. A neighbor comes into the home to do this...This is truly a horrific scene. Press reports are already blaming Lorrie for the attack, saying that "admonishing" the animal for growling at the baby must have caused the attack. Lorrie likely saved that baby's life. She'll have a lot of scars because of it as well.

Anonymous paramedic firefighter  |  2/09/2009 7:24 PM  |  Flag  
I disagree with the 911 dispatchers directions to let the police handle it, in regards to shooting the dog.

The first priority is to stop any attack. If need be, use a gun, a knife, any weapon at your disposal that you can competently handle. If you use reasonable caution to aid others, your actions are protected under 'Good Samaritan Laws,’ even if you have been cautioned against such action by a 911 dispatcher. 911 dispatchers have been trained to advise against counter aggression in every case, a protocol which is rooted in municipal liability concerns.

Your quick action can significantly reduce injury to the victim, possibly saving a limb or even their life.

(I highly recommend an NRA course for everyone. An understanding of frangible loads vs. full metal jacket, projectile exit paths, etc., would be very worthwhile in every case. 911 protocols assume you have no such training, and that you are potentially more harmful than helpful.)

Anonymous Anonymous  |  2/09/2009 10:42 PM  |  Flag  
"Behavioral specialists at the humane society say there are strong warning signs pit bulls and other breeds will display before they attack."

Yikes, another clueless "behavioral specialist" yammering off the dumbest of pro pit talking points! Even the pit attack enablers over at Pit Bull Rescue Central say, "Warning signs can be very subtle with Pit Bulls and even completely absent in certain cases."

Anonymous Anonymous  |  2/10/2009 3:01 PM  |  Flag  
My God, what has this country come to?

This dog could have attacked and mauled or killed every person in that house if the firefighters hadn't managed to hold on

Pit bulls literally will not stop trying to kill until they die

It's either us or them

When are we going to come to our senses and regulate these breeds? How many more will have to suffer?

Anonymous Anonymous  |  2/10/2009 3:05 PM  |  Flag  
"The pit bull had reportedly bitten someone last November, but the incident went unreported."

Every single bite or act of aggression needs to be formally reported

Every single one.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  2/10/2009 3:23 PM  |  Flag  
Word is, the pit bull owner is a true scumbag with a violent history. The person who was bitten may have feared for his or her life. This is often why bite victims do not come forward. It's a terrible shame.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  2/11/2009 3:43 AM  |  Flag  
The question remains...Who bred and sold this Level 5/6 beserker?

Any relation to the dog that mauled Charlotte Blevins?

Were are seeing more and more maulings and fatalities involving Pit Bull breeding operations. They are being bred for human aggression.

Anonymous Jimmy O  |  2/16/2009 9:48 AM  |  Flag  
The pit nutter forums are all crying about how these guys need more catch pole training.
I say they need to provide training to others.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  2/18/2009 6:34 PM  |  Flag  
"The pit nutter forums are all crying about how these guys need more catch pole training."

I'm sure these people would put the needs of the 'Pitbull Nutter Community' ahead of everything else, EMS and rescue training, suppression, prevention... it's all about them and their damn pit bulls.

Nobody needs training. What Omaha needs is to revisit the issue and realize the failure of the attempt to accommodate pit bulls. They failed. It's time for a complete and comprehensive ban.

Anonymous annod  |  2/19/2009 12:12 AM  |  Flag  
some things just go together...
bread & butter
cookies & milk
hand & glove
sugar & spice
pit bull owners & arrest warrants

Anonymous Anonymous  |  2/19/2009 11:32 AM  |  Flag  
The pit nutters don't understand that when these dogs want to kill, a catchpole doesn't contain them like it does other dogs. No matter how it is used.

Only death will stop a full-bore pit bull attack. The question is whose death, the people or the dog.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  2/19/2009 4:12 PM  |  Flag  

I think he was probably shocked to discover they meant business

Pit bull people have been allowed to break the law and sneak away for so long now.

Bet he thought if would all disappear if he skipped town for a while

Anonymous Anonymous  |  2/19/2009 7:42 PM  |  Flag  
I've seen an aggressive pit bull, the one I saw had it's hair up and was growling, so they don't all attack without warning. I personally want a ban with a grandfather clause, but I don't think rottweilers and dobermans should be thrown in. The majority of issues are pit bulls. The thing that really infuriates me is, we shouldn't even have these problems, people shouldn't be attacked and living with horrible injuries. They're just dogs and they don't know any better, but the "humans" who bred/breed them have made it impossible for them to have any future.

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