Wednesday, August 12, 2009
From left: Carter Delaney, Officer Chris Jones, animal control and victim's home.
5 Dogs Found
UPDATE 08/12/09: The Washington Post reports that a total of 5 dogs were found inside the home: one pit bull puppy and caged cocker spaniel both unharmed, one dead pug-mix and two pit bulls "covered in blood," according to Adrienne Lawson of Loudoun County Animal Control. Delaney's brother and owner of the pit bulls, Thomas Delaney, will meet with police today to determine the fate of the dogs. No further information was provided about the pit bull puppy.
08/11/09: Autopsy Shows Death by Dog Bites
Autopsy results show that Carter Patrick Ridge Delaney died from lack of blood and oxygen due to multiple dog bites. His body, along with a dead pug-mix and two pit bulls, was found inside of his grandfather's home by his grandfather. The pit bulls were owned by Delaney's brother, who was not named, but Delaney was reportedly their caretaker. Police say the dogs were licensed and vaccinated. There is no indication the pit bulls were being used for fighting.
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08/11/09: Mauling Victim Identified
According to authorities, Carter Delaney was discovered about 2pm on Monday. Police say Delaney's body was found in the basement. A small dog was also killed, and found next to Delaney's body. Delaney's friends have posted their condolences on Facebook. One friend even wrote about the attack, claiming Delaney may have been trying to protect his mom's dog from the others. Loudoun County Animal Control is currently holding the offending pit bulls.
08/10/09: Mauled to Death by Pit Bulls
Leesburg, VA - Investigators say a 20-year-old Leesburg man was found inside his home mauled to death by his pit bulls. Four dogs -- two pit bulls and two smaller dogs -- were located inside the home. The pit bulls were roaming free, one of the smaller dogs, a cocker spaniel, was in a cage and the other small dog was dead. Nick Perry, one of the victim's friends, said he was trying to break up a fight between his pit bulls when he was attacked by them.
Pit bull "dog aggression," an artificially selected trait for the purposes of dogfighting, kills dogs and people.As word spread of the young man's death, grief apparently grew into aggression and at least one person had to be subdued by police in front of the family home. "I think just the emotion of what has happened here, I think they are just reacting to that," said Officer Chris Jones of the Leesburg Police Department. Morgan Hunt, another friend of the victim said, "I bet he woke up this morning like a normal morning and then this happens. It's insane, it's devastating."
It is not uncommon for a pit bull owner to be violently attacked by his dogs. Such attacks are consistently in the news. What is uncommon is for a pit bull owner to actually believe his dogs are capable of such an attack particularly given the substantial evidence that shows that pit bulls can and do. So far, police have not to release the victim's name. In the meantime, grief counselors have arrived to help calm several friends struggling to accept the tragedy.
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05/24/09: Loudoun County Animal Care and Control Awaits Court Ruling
05/11/09: Animal Agency, PSPCA, Distorts History of 25-Year Old Pit Bull Problem
03/06/09: Dog Aggression Equals Human Injury, Bullets and Dead Family Dogs
10/15/07: 2007 Fatality: Tina Marie Canterbury Killed by Her Two Red Nosed Pit Bulls
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| 8/11/2009 3:35 AM |
Yes. And although Virginia State has an anti-BSL measure, the judge still ruled that, "A citizen's right to own a pit bull is entirely different than a citizen's right to adopt." And, "If I were to rely on the statistics alone," he said, "I would have to ignore the evidence that there are differences in breed characteristics."
| 8/11/2009 6:21 AM |
Another example of killer pit bulls that were NEVER abused.
But the AKC and Best Friends types are blaming the victim again!
Look at the comments from family members
"For everyones information, the dogs were not abused in anyway. I am good friends of the family and it is apparent that someone has no idea what they are talking about."
"i have known the kid and his older brother since i was born they are good people the dogs were never hurt in any way "
| 8/11/2009 9:49 AM |
No, no, no. The AKC blames all dog attacks -- fatal or otherwise -- on the dog "not being leashed." This victim was an idiot for not leashing his pets in his own home. The city of Leesburg, according to the AKC, needs to "strengthen" its leash laws.
| 8/11/2009 9:52 AM |
They did not come from the Loudon County Animal Shelter. The shelter does not adopt these dogs out, they do dole the animals out to "pit bull rescue" groups however -- the Dethrow's of the world.
| 8/11/2009 11:56 AM |
Actually, the Loudoun County Animal Shelter will only transfer a dog to 501(c)(3)-registered rescue organization that the County has already investigated. Ms. Dethrow need not apply.
| 8/11/2009 2:21 PM |
Wow. A twenty year old male killed by dogs. This isn't an elderly man or woman, nor is it a toddler or infant. This was a vibrant, strong, young man. These dogs are so different. Any other dog(s) and this guy could have broke free....got help. Amazing.
60% or more of fatal dog attacks in USA will continue to be attributed to pit bulls. wait and see.
| 8/11/2009 3:36 PM |
Is there any way to find out where these dogs came from? This man's family should be suing the breeder or rescue where they came from. Someone gave him or sold him deadly dangerous dogs. Do his friends know?
| 8/11/2009 5:32 PM |
As usual, the nutters are throwing the victim under the bus! User "Peerless" appears to be brainless as well.
"sounds like a precursor for someone keeping their dogs not very well socialized or even trained to be aggressive"
| 8/11/2009 6:16 PM |
There is zero breed stewardship in the pit bull community, except producing the dog killing-ist machines they can produce. The identity of the breeder in this case will be like a CIA secret.
| 8/12/2009 10:53 AM |
It's easy to get bitten when breaking up a dog fight. However, it's primarily with dogs deliberately bred to fight and kill other dogs where you risk death. Once a pit bull gets in a fight, there's no "off" switch as there is in normal dogs. Pit bulls do not give or react to signs of submission during a fight which is why an organized fight between two pit bulls can last for over an hour. What pit bull breeders glorify as "gameness" is really a stupid and dangerous trait to breed into a dog, as illustrated here. Why get a dog bred to kill other dogs for no reason? Had the dogs been another breed, the young man may have been badly bitten, but probably not mauled to death.
Re. the "seizure" excuse. I once had a poodle mix with epilepsy. He did have more than one seizure in front of my retriever mix and he was never attacked. The retriever mix just stood by looking confused.
| 8/12/2009 11:43 AM |
Pit bull puppy found at the home too:
"Five dogs were found in the residence, including a cocker spaniel and pit bull puppy, both of which were unharmed. The two pit bulls were taken to the county's animal shelter, said Lawson, who entered the home with police and other animal control officers."
| 8/13/2009 2:41 AM |
An August 11 article says the pit bull puppy was released back to the family. Since the puppy's presumable parents -- the killer dogs -- have been euthanized now, it seems appropriate to keep a piece of the deadly bloodline alive and in the home.
| 8/13/2009 5:47 AM |
A note to the "Responsible" Pit bull community...For public safety it is incumbent on YOU to address this DBRF incident with the breeder of these two dogs. If you don't condemn this you condone it!
POLICE YOUR OWN RANKS LIKE OTHER BREED COMMUNITIES FOR ONCE PLEASE!!!
| 8/13/2009 11:28 AM |
I'll bet it was the cocker spaniel who did it.....I heard that they are the most dangerous dog in America. Dangerous, and smart.
The cocker spaniel killed the young man, then smeared blood all over the pit bulls to make them look guilty. That had to be what happened, because I notice that every pit bull owner who posts on the internet claims they have been attacked by a cocker spaniel at some earlier point in their lives, which is why they now own pit bulls, the gentlest "nanny dog" in the world.
We need to ban these killer cocker spaniels, because they are not only dangerous, but they have now figured out how to frame pit bulls for their own vicious crimes. (Rolls eyes)
| 8/13/2009 2:00 PM |
A Washington, DC TV station reports a rise in people giving up their pit bull-type dogs to local shelters in the wake of the Leesburg mauling. (http://www.news8.net/news/stories/0809/649054.html). Leesburg is about 30 miles northwest of the nation's capitol.
| 8/13/2009 5:01 PM |
Why are these grandparents and mothers allowing these pit bulls in their houses? It's pretty obvious to all that their sons and daughters can't find anyone stupid or foolhardy enough to let them have the dogs elsewhere, so they take advantage of the parent or grandparent.
| 8/14/2009 2:55 AM |
Hey!...That dog in the picture has a circle around his eye just like Petey!
I wonder if the mystery breeder who bred and sold these Level 6(fatal) maulers will be revealed to the local Pit Bull community. Local Pit owners are worried that they may have purchased Maulspawn...
| 8/15/2009 1:10 PM |
Man attacked by his own pit bull - wife shoots dog dead - man requires helicopter airlift due to injuries.
AUGUST 2009 -- North Port man was attacked by his own dog Friday and had to be taken by helicopter to a hospital. Police said that Jason Crawford, 33, was bitten multiple times in the leg by his "pit-bull type dog" at his home in the 4300 block of Badosa Road. Crawford's wife shot the dog dead when she could not restrain it, police said. Police said there appeared to be a domestic disturbance when the dog attacked Crawford. Three North Port officers and an animal control officer responded and found the animal lying on the ground dead and Crawford bleeding from the leg. Crawford was flown to Lee Memorial Hospital.
| 8/16/2009 10:03 PM |
Prince George's County, MD has refused to reconsider its pit bull ban. Reconsideration was considered unlikely even before the recent fatal attack in Leesburg, VA.
| 8/16/2009 10:36 PM |
The Prince George's County ban has reduced pit bull maulings, just as the bans in Denver, Ontario, Council Bluffs and other areas have:
"Taylor said that during the first five to seven years of the ban, animal control officials would encounter an average of 1,200 pit bulls a year but that in recent years that figure has dropped by about half. According to county statistics, 36 pit bull bites, out of 619 total dog bites, were recorded in 2008, down from 95 pit bull bites, out of a total of 853, in 1996."
The only thing that has changed since 1996 is that cities that do not regulate pit bulls are experiencing MORE pit bull maulings.
| 8/18/2009 4:55 AM |
By comparison, Indy Pit Crew Country(Marion County IN)suffered 282 pit attacks in 2008, with 3000 Pits passing through its A/C infrastructure. 2500 were euthanized. Both Counties have nearly identical populations.
Pit Bull Breeders sell suffering.
| 9/18/2009 10:16 AM |
Another "pit bull dog aggression" incident that leaves owner with possibly two fewer arms:
September 18, 2009 -- "Patricia Thiel, the 39-year-old nurse who was badly mauled by one of her boyfriend's four dogs Thursday before a neighbor fatally shot the animal, is in critical condition at Tampa General Hospital, her boyfriend said this morning. The boyfriend, Robert Jacks, 43, said both of Thiel's arms were gnawed to the bone as she tried to shield herself against an attack by Jake, a 100-pound pit bull, at their home on Coquina Way South. She had to be flown to Tampa General Hospital due to the need for emergency vascular surgery, he said. Jacks said Thiel told him she had just arrived home when she decided to let their four dogs out into the backyard. Jake and one of the other dogs got into a fight, and when Thiel tried to break it up, Jake turned on her and began mauling her, he said."
| 2/09/2017 12:19 PM |
Is there an age limit in which an aging adult that is frail can own and walk a pitbull publically that is aggressive towards other dogs I am just concerned as I see it on a daily basis