Pit Bull Attack Trigger
Bristol, NJ - Back in January, it was reported that a rescued fighting dog (AKA pit bull), bit a young woman in the face just after she and her boyfriend had sex. Unfortunately, we now have to add the act of sex as a pit bull attack trigger. The incident occurred last November. The dog named Reds, was reportedly born into a dogfighting ring, rescued before he ever scrapped, then quarantined for nine months. He was later adopted by the boyfriend's father, William Kennedy Jr.
"Last November, Reds made the mistake of sleeping next to two young adults having sex. When they were done, he bit the female half in the face. The 18-year-old woman got 20 stitches and a visit from the plastic surgeon. And Reds became a "dangerous dog" -- an official designation that could get him euthanized if he acts up again. There are two sides to this story, each heard Thursday afternoon in the district court of Judge Frank Peranteau.
"We got done doing something that a normal couple does," William Kennedy III told the judge. "And she went up off the bed to pet the dog. But she put pressure on him and that’s when he got startled [and attacked the woman]." In less colorful terms, the woman -- now 19 -- told the judge that she did nothing to provoke Reds. "All of a sudden, the dog woke up and lunged at me," she said. "He put his paws on my shoulders and bit down right here on my lip."
Please note that the boyfriend blamed the attack on his girlfriend.
01/15/09: Explanation: The Policy of Not Adopting Out Fighting Dogs
08/04/08: Triggers: What Prompts a Pit Bull to Attack?