Male, Chained Pit Bull Attacks Child in Texas
Palestine, TX - A 7-year-old Palestine girl injured Sunday afternoon in a pit bull attack underwent surgery for her injuries at a Dallas hospital. The girl was attacked by a "tied up" pit bull at the Hickory Ridge Trailer Park, just northwest of the Palestine city limits, after she walked across the street to pet the animal.
Parents, grandparents, siblings and friends, please warn children to "never" approach a chained dog -- never, under any circumstances.
In this instance, it's not a jump to assume the dog was also intact, making it the most dangerous dog of all: a male, intact, chained pit bull. Outside of breed, biters are over 6 times more likely to be male than female, nearly 3 times as likely to be intact than neutered and about 3 times more likely to be chained than not.
Which Dogs Bite? A Case-Control Study of Risk Factors (1991)