Wednesday, December 5, 2012
A "cart-pulling" rottweiler from Deep Creek Kennel.1
UPDATE 12/05/12: The Yadkin County Sherriff's Office has finally released details about the mauling death of Dixie Jennings. The child was killed on November 9 at 11:30 am at Deep Creek Kennel in Yadkinville, which is owned by the infant's grandmother, Robin Jennings. The infant's mother Sarah Jennings also works at the kennel and was with her child in the office area when a customer came in with a dog to board -- a door separates the office and kennel areas.
Sarah Jennings took the dog and its owner into the kennel area, but the door behind her failed to latch properly. A rottweiler belonging to Robin Jennings subsequently pushed through the door and entered into the office where the child was located. When Sarah and Robin came back into the office, they found the rottweiler standing beside the bitten child. Sarah Jennings rushed her daughter to Hoots Memorial Hospital in Yadkinville. The baby did not survive her injuries.
Despite an earlier report that suggested the rottweiler was killed on the kennel property quickly following the incident, Robin Jennings took her dog to a local veterinarian and had the dog euthanized, according to Sheriff Ricky Oliver. After the investigation into the child's death was completed, Yadkin County prosecutors reviewed the findings. The investigation found no evidence of negligence or criminal wrongdoing. No charges will be filed in the death of Dixie Jennings.
11/20/12: Dog Dead on Arrival
Rumors about the death of this young child keep brewing as the Yadkin County Sheriff's Department continues to withhold "standard" details about the attack to the public, now 11 days after the fatal dog biting incident. The most recent news (from last Wednesday) came after the Winston-Salem Journal reported that Anna Hamby, the county's animal control director, said that the AC officer arrived on scene and met the dog owner whose animal was "deceased."
Hamby told the Journal she did not know how the dog died.
N.C. Leads 2012 Dog Bite Fatalities
Despite California and Texas2 each having nearly three times the population of North Carolina or more, this southeastern state leads fatal dog attacks in 2012 with 4 dog bite-related fatalities. North Carolina might not keep this grisly title through the end of December. Victims include: Eugene Cameron, 65-years old (Person Co.), James Hudson, 10-months old (Perquimans Co.), Mary Jo Hunt, 53-years old (Robeson Co.) and Dixie Jennings, 3-months old of Yadkin County.
At least 3 of these 4 North Carolina fatal dog maulings involved a pit bull.
11/13/12: No Dog Breed Named
Yadkinville, NC - In a developing story, a 3-month old girl from Yadkin County was killed Friday after a family dog bit her multiple times in the head. Dr. Donald Jason, the Forsyth County medical examiner, said Dixie Jennings died from head and brain injuries due to dog bites. Jason also speculated that the dog might have mistaken the child's "multicolored knit cap" on her head for a ball. Yadkin County Sheriff Ricky Oliver declined to provide any details of the fatal incident.
Go Get 'em Winston-Salem Journal!Oliver also would not say whether the dog was euthanized. He declined to release the incident report to a Winston-Salem Journal reporter late Tuesday. Oliver told a reporter that he wanted to protect the family.There is no N.C. statute that protects public documents related to accidents or the names of victims or witnesses from being accessible to the public, according to N.C. Press Association general counsel Amanda Martin. Only information related to criminal investigations can be withheld in certain circumstances, she said.The Journal has received numerous calls from Yadkin County residents who had heard rumors about the death since Friday and were concerned that they were getting no information on the dog attack in their area. (Michael Hewlett and Jennifer Young, Winston-Salem Journal)
This is a United States fatal dog mauling and protocol violations may be at hand. Journalists Hewlett and Young also turned up Robin Jennings, who is related to Dixie Jennings, and owns Deep Creek Kennel. Jennings has been training and showing Rottenmaulers for 28 years and is a former president of the Yadkin County Humane Society and animal-cruelty investigator, according to the kennel's website. Jennings declined comment to the Winston-Salem Journal.
Citing this was a "private family matter."
2California and Texas each have 3 fatalities thus far in 2012.
03/19/12: Fatal Rottweiler Attacks - The Archival Record
03/07/11: 2011 Dog Bite Fatality: Rottweilers Kill 3-Year Old Girl in Delaware County, Iowa
12/21/10: 2010 Dog Bite Fatality: Houston-Area Baby Girl Killed by Family Rottweiler
02/24/10: 2010 Dog Bite Fatality: 3-Year Old Mauled to Death by Pit Bull Type Dog in Ocala
| 11/14/2012 2:43 AM |
Spidey sense is tingling that if this was a lab or a golden retriever they would be singing it out from every mountain top!
The Carolinas love their dogfighting and Pit/Rott DBRFs, but they usually go after the owner for manslaughter.
How many DBRFs is that for the US in 2012?!?
| 11/14/2012 11:15 AM |
The thread (pre-media):
"I was neither trying to spread gossip nor point fingers. I feel terrible for this family. It just seems we see these breeds are often the subject of these terrible incidents..."
| 11/14/2012 11:24 AM |
Drum roll... the very first post, 11/11/2012
H202wine Posted 12:36 am, 11/11/2012
"Has anyone heard about the terrible incident at Deep Creek Kennel on Friday? Wondering what will happen to the Rottweiler that attacked the baby. People always talk about how great the dog is around children. So sweet until they snap! I honestly doubt a 3-month-old baby could provoke a dog; seems like that is always a great excuse."
| 11/15/2012 12:35 AM |
Pits and Rotts have now killed 258 Americans since the last CDC Report concluded breed has little to do with the DBRF issue.
Oh well...Hose the blood off the sidewalk and pump out another litter!
| 11/15/2012 9:21 AM |
"The dog responsible for the fatal attack on a 2-month-old Yadkin County girl on Friday was found dead when emergency officials arrived on the scene, a Yadkin County official said Wednesday.
Anna Hamby, the county’s animal control director, said that her department was called by the sheriff’s office after the attack Friday in the Forbush community.
“The owner met him (the animal control officer) with the dog, and it was deceased at that time,” Hamby said.
She said she did not have information on how the dog died."
That is the only positive aspect about this story.
At least we don't have to worry about an effort to save the poor misunderstood doggy........
| 11/16/2012 3:34 PM |
I've been doing some research of my own on this (including reading other blogs) and here is what I found out. Note that I cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information:
The dog was owned by Dixie's *grandmother* who was babysitting the infant at the time. The rottweiler dog "somehow" got out of the room in which it was being held and killed the baby.
Its believed that the father of the baby killed the dog.
| 11/16/2012 7:53 PM |
Don't forget this one from 2010 - "Alva Vaughn figured if she slid the washing machine and a heavy slab of marble up against the back of the door, it would keep her powerful Rottweilers out of the house and away from her baby girl who was snuggled up in an infant swing. She was wrong."
| 11/21/2012 9:30 PM |
Here's the comment from the alleged father:
Works at Montes Body Specialties
they werent alone the dog was in a pen and was never around my baby, wasnt our dog either
Reply · 1 · Like · November 14 at 9:18am
Works at Montes Body Specialties
yes MY baby girl....... dog was a rottwieller, i will not go into to details but the dog got out of enclosure while my wife was attending to something else, you cant watch a child every second of every day, she only was gone for less than a minute it wasnt my dog it was my mothers please people quit speculating and just accept it and pray for us we dont need people makin us out as bad neglecting parents cause that is not what we are we loved our daughter and would never put her in harms way maybe it was preventable, but only if you can fortell time and we cant
Reply · 9 · Like · November 14 at 4:49pm
| 12/07/2012 2:31 AM |
This 'not bad, not child-neglecting' family had the one Rottenmauler put down that killed the baby. The others, who share the killer's genes, are still alive and breeding.
The supposed father still doesn't get it either that it could have been prevented by choosing a non-Weapon Breed to make money with. He still doesn't get it that the child was *foretellably* in harm's way before she was conceived just simply by the selfish, stupid, egoistic, narcissistic choice of Grandma to breed weapon dogs...or even own one.
These people clearly blamed the one weapon dog. When will they get it that they need to be blaming themselves too? This might sound harsh towards people who just lost a child -- but if they don't blame themselves, they'll continue to endanger both their own and other people's children. I have more sympathy with those children than with any of the pathologically selfish adults.
| 12/08/2012 1:28 AM |
"Robin Jennings, who is related to Dixie Jennings, and owns Deep Creek Kennel. Jennings has been training and showing Rottenmaulers for 28 years and is a former president of the Yadkin County Humane Society and animal-cruelty investigator, according to the kennel's website."
If the former President of a County Humane society who is a dog trainer and kennel owner with 28 years experience, can't protect family members from a Rottenmauler...Shouldn't you?!?
*You Can't Make This Stuff Up!