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27 thoughts on “2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Woman and Dog Killed by Two Pit Bulls While Walking in Neighborhood in Oklahoma City

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  1. Taken to animal welfare for treatment? For crying out loud, put that dog down! It just killed people.

    Why in the Sam Hill should it live on the taxpayers' dime?

  2. they escape while in the care of the pet sitter. This victim was almost decapitated just for walking her dog. I hope there's enough to get this guy convicted

  3. Blame the breed of the dog AND the idiot owners who decided they needed such pieces of shit and weren't bright enough to contain them.

  4. Local legislators and animal control killed that woman and her dog.

    They knew these pit bulls were violent, and they did nothing about it but enabled a murder. They are as guilty as the pit bull owner.

  5. The owners are responsible because of the choices they made. Owning a pet is a choice. The breed you own is a choice. The choice in the type of confinement used is all up to the owner. No one held a gun to this dog owner's head and said, "Keep these dogs that were bred to attack and kill in an inadequate enclosure so that it endangers your neighbors lives, or die." We are free to own any dog we want. That comes with a great responsibility, both to the dog and the people around us. If you choose to ignore the warnings, the breeding, and the bloody mistakes of those that have gone before you, then it's all on you. You can no longer wring your hands after the fact and say, "I didn't know."

  6. I feel like the city is responsible for the wrongful death of this woman. They had been notified on numerous occasions of incidents with these dogs and it appears did not provide proper follow up. There are cases in cities and counties across the U.S. of this very same thing….dogs loose, they get a little bad, a little more bad and then someone dies. It's inexcusable that residents of these communities pay taxes and are not afforded protection.

  7. I agree with Anne Landers. I also think that it is time to start suing animal control, er, welfare agencies. They're not protecting the public and they need to refocus on that mission.

  8. I think that big dog is a razor's edge pitbull which is Pitbull mixed with Neapolitan Mastiff. You can tell by the baggy skin and then also probably American Bulldog Pitbull mastiff bulldog breeding…For large extra extra large sizes.about 20 years ago I live in Fort Lauderdale people were stealing Neapolitan mastiffs and are usually very nice and family 20 years later you're seeing aggressive pitbull bulldog French Mastiff bullmastiff mixes.very scary

  9. What a horrific story. And how big a hole does a 100lb pit bull need to escape a fence? That must be a hole with a fence around it.

    Pit doodles abound. 30 years ago, they were all called bandogges, ie, pit bulls mixed with something else so the owners could claim they weren't pit bulls, no officer, they're mutts! Still a popular idea, btw, that all pit mixes are generic mutts rather than obvious pit bull mixes.

    The pit bull people are unique in so many ways, but their obsession with cross-breeding for no valid purpose is a biggie. Most dog owners who don't work their dogs are religiously spaying/neutering their pets. A handful of people with herding, agility, flyball, guide/therapy, etc. dogs are crossing them to improve the genetic health and perfect their specific goals. Pit people, who don't work their animals at any actual task, cross them for no apparent reason – the only changes are in sizes and shapes. The American Bully breed is touted as having a better temperament than the pit bull breeds which were used to develop it. Since it's a breed with very small numbers and at least two have killed people in its short history, the temperament is clearly not quite there yet.

    Speaking of pit bull offshoots – anyone see the claimed Alapaha Blue-Blood Bulldogs that went beserk in the UK last week? Another classic bandogge scam. And another classic pit owner – chest thrust out, arms waving, arguing angrily with people telling him to leash them even as they're mauling a dog and attacking people.

  10. The "authorities" are all trying to cover their asses! I hope this woman has at least one relative that is willing to litigate and sue the AC/county into the ground.

  11. People claim pit-bulls are sweet and friendly but they are only friendly until they attack someone and maim or kill them. And insurance companies won't even insure someone with a pit bull and that should tell you something. Shelters that have pit-bulls should have to disclose to the people who adopt them what the pit-bull's history has been and even then it is risky to adopt one.

  12. The owner has been charged with manslaughter!

    Most of the news stories either don't name the dog breed or say pit bull and another large dog.

    Hopefully the fact that several of these cases have resulted in charges and even convictions will make owners of dangerous dogs take notice and better precautions. If just one of these horrifying tragedies can be avoided, it would be worth it.

  13. I just hope the DA has the cojones to not offer a plea deal. 4 years for a max sentence is pathetic enough, but to allow him to skate with next to no jail time is just wrong. Anyone who owns this type of dog knows exactly what they're capable of, so he cannot claim ignorance. And the fact they're XXL pitbulls, means he's XX responsible for those frickin' disgusting landsharks and the damage they do.

  14. That petite little grandmother didn't stand a chance and what a horrific, violent NEEDLESS death. My Gosh, she might as well went swimming with a school of great white sharks; she may have stood a better chance.
    How many stories like this are we as a society going to have to read? How many defenseless people and animals are going to DIE before our Government does something ?? The answer is NOT banning the breed, it's time to regulate the breeding of any and all pitbull type dogs. Stop the breeding period.
    The guy that owned these dogs is a useless, irresponsible idiot who had no business owning any dog and that seems to always be the case in most of these attacks !! No responsibility by the owners, they're always looking to blame the attack on something. Hole in the fence, someone left the door open etc…it goes on and on.
    RIP Cecile Short. I am so sorry this happened to you. Praying you are with Jesus right now.

  15. I'm worried sick about my grandson who is 8 months old my son and his girlfriend just recently got a pitbull and seem to think it's okay they say she's nice I said it only takes one time for my grandson to get hurt or worse I wish there was something we could do before it gets too late if you have any information that would help me prevent my grandson from getting hurt please they wont listen to me [email protected]

  16. Animal control and police failed to do their jobs. The dogs had been proven to be a menace yet AC, very possibly controlled by pitbull enthusiasts, let the irresponsible and ignorant owner have the dogs back with no repercussions. Canine legislation in this neighborhood needs to be passed with very strict laws and penalties, including euthanizing dogs that threaten the community like these murder mongrels did.
    I’m guessing pitbull owners were on the jury.

  17. The outcome of the criminal trial has absolutely zero to do with the proof of the evidence presented. The outcome of the trial has absolutely zero to do with point of law. The outcome of the trial is predicated solely on where the jurors’ sympathy lies. Once the jury is selected, the case is decided and over and done. In this case, the jurors’ sympathy was not with the manslaughter victim. In this case, the jurors’ sympathy was with the dog owner. The jurors are convinced that people have the right to commit manslaughter by dangerous canine, and to do so with total impunity and total immunity. This is the only, single, sole determinant for this verdict.

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