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5 thoughts on “Toddler Attacked by Family Pit Bull-Mix in Ironton

  1. Pits are legally declared viscous animals in Ohio, yet Child Endangerment charges never flow from these incidents. It’s almost as if the local authorities ignor the law.

  2. Don’t know what the fuss is about. Just cut the head the off and send it in.

    Go Dad!
    You’re a little late but Good Job!

  3. “He should not have done that. We needed the dog so that we could have quarantined it.” ?? Is he kidding? RIGHT…I am going to stop to think about that before shooting a dog that is attacking my child. What an idiot the Dog Warden is!

  4. MangoMichelle, it’s a reasonable question that you ask. Authorities must quarantine the dog to test for rabies. If the dog has rabies the bite victim will suffer far greater consequences. Killing the animal prior to testing for rabies disrupts the testing process. The quarantine is not done to protect the dog, it is done to help the bite victim. That said, it would be incredibly difficult not to shoot a dog that was attacking your child.

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