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6 thoughts on “2013 Dog Bite Fatality: Chained Pit Bull-Mix Kills 5-Year Old Girl in Effingham

  1. !!!
    A neighbor, Lulu Waddell contacted Environmental Services about year ago about the dogs, she said she was scared of them running in her yard.

    "I was afraid of them because I don't bother nobody's pitbulls, so when I called, they made them tie them up in the back," said Waddell.
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    This department does not seem to understand the dangerousness of tethered dogs. This dog owner should have been required to build a proper fence.
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    http://www.wnct.com/story/22682640/florence-county-5-year-old-girl-fatally-mauled-by-dog

  2. Yes, this is the same town that is planning to send a different attacking pit bull to NY to maul and kill there.

    For the record, pit bulls have killed three people in South Carolina this year. Remembering and mourning them here: Betty Todd, 65 yrs old; Carlton Freeman, 80 yrs old; and now Arianna Nerrbach, 5 yrs old.

    Pit bulls have killed altogether ten people in South Carolina in the past ten years. Six of those were children. Remembering and mourning those here too: The three that died this year, plus Isaiah Calandis Smith, <2 yrs old; John Davis, 10 yrs old; Allen L Young, <2 yrs old; Brian Palmer, 1 yr old; Holden Jurnigan, 2 yrs old; Ethel Horton, 65 yrs old; Justin Lane, 25 yrs old.

  3. Here's a second news item about the autopsy report:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/id/52314065/ns/local_news-charleston_sc/t/autopsy-info-released-fatal-dog-attack–year-old-girl-florence-county/#.Ucv2tjtYjap

    It's distressing that coroners are participating in calling these pit / bulldog killings accidents. In this case, it's clear everyone knows the statistics and dangers and knows that these pit bulls were menacing neighbors earlier. A coroner should come to a different, valid conclusion. This was no accident.

    Ryan Maxwell's murder has also been ruled an 'accident' by a corrupt coroner, despite the fact that the attack went on for twenty minutes and the pit bull owners made only symbolic attempts to stop the attack:

    http://www.galesburg.com/news/x1806111285/Coroners-jury-rules-deaths-of-Ryan-Maxwell-Isaiah-Stevenson-as-accidental#axzz2XP7VME8N

  4. 222nd American killed by a pit bull since the CDC report covering 1979-1998.

    At current pace, pit bulls will exceed the 330 DBRFs from all dogs (79-98) in September 2016. Just 17years after their corrupt, breed neutral assurances were given!

    F-Minus public safety grade goes out to the humane lobby and the CDC.

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