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5 thoughts on “2014 Dog Bite Fatality: Connecticut Woman, 93, Dies after Vicious Attack by Adopted Pit Bull

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  1. Not only do I bet your guess that Booker is "alive and kicking", I would also guess that he is either available for adoption to another unsuspecting idiot but has possibly already been placed.

    I guess now we have to add canes to the trigger list- if they were not already there. "Just like any other dog", yeah right.

  2. Oh, the POOR pit bull. It felt so threatened by a little old lady with a cane that it had to murder her.

  3. "golden retrievers have killed children and done all kinds of other terrible things. But we never hear about it," Burban said.

    People can say any fool thing they want. It doesn't make it true. However,some people are idiots who believe any fool thing that was printed in a news article. Especially if it is something they want to believe (Clap your hands to make the lies real and save the pits!).

    Thank you, Colleen, for always citing your sources.

  4. Apparently Dogsbite is the only one asking where this highly dangerous dog is. The locals in Branford Ct. don't seem to care.

    I am always interested in how different communities respond to public safety issues; some communities treat dog attacks VERY seriously, with lots of local press coverage, and lots of information as to what happened to the attacking dog. In my family oriented community, an attack like this would have set the local community bloggers on fire, every one in town would have known exactly where the hell a dog like that ended up. We have a large senior population, as well as lots of families with young children, and public safety is taken very seriously. If a dog in my neighborhood was responsible for an off leash mauling like this, the locals would have been calling for the ACOs head on a pole for adopting it out, and all of my neighbors would have been on the phone with our mayor making sure that dog was being euthanized, and not snuck back into another neighborhood. We have two local papers, plus several local on-line news sites, (Patch, etc.) plus a local message board.

    Branford seems like a relatively middle class community, I am shocked at the complacency of the residents. I am also shocked at the fact that municipalities have shelters staffed by local ACO's, with no real education or training in animal behavior, who are allowed to adopt out large, aggressive dogs and typically banned breeds like pit bulls. I would think the liability for a city would be staggering, and the taxpayers must be paying huge insurance premiums for this to be happening.

  5. The mislabeling of Pit Bull type dogs has really become brazen. I saw an obvious Pit Bull labeled as a Border Collie mix on a rescue site recently, and he wasn't even black and white, he was brindle. I wouldn't be at all surprised to one labeled as a 60 lb Rat Terrier mix in the near future at this rate.

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