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17 thoughts on “2017 Dog Bite Fatality: Family Pit Bull Kills Baby in Northwest Las Vegas

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  1. "Tripodi says he is conflicted when it comes to pit bull attacks.
    'They just got a bad rap. I don't know if they are good dogs or not,' he said. 'Maybe they should do something about these dogs.'"

    Indeed. So very sad! Pit bulls have really been distinguishing themselves and contributing to that "bad rap" lately.

    This mother was probably one of those posting pictures of her baby lying on her pit bull and cooing about the cute nanny dog and how vicious it wasn't. And she probably didn't leave the dog alone with the baby, as so many will be quick to accuse her of. We all know that pit bulls attack babies right in front of adults or even pull them out of people's arms, so that oft-repeated phrase about never leaving children alone with a dog is bunk. That won't protect children around a pit bull!

    Thank you for the list of deaths by county. Unfortunately, it only makes clear the reality that I'm completely surrounded by pit bulls.

  2. Is there a major dog fighting ring in Dorchester County or something? Seems suspicious that there are so many pit bull related deaths there… perhaps someone should be investigating this.

  3. And, like clockwork, there's s post on my Nextdoor feed. Heartbroken family that has to get rid of their, ahem, boxer mix. They include a photo of the dog, and it looks very much like a pit bull.

    They also note that this, ahem, mix will fate best in a household​ with no other dogs.

  4. Tragedy, accident, etc. Pit bulls don't belong in any home. Kids, adults, pets, and livestock all end up victims. Sadly what happened was predictable.

  5. Dear Lord, how many innocent babies, children and adults will have to die this horrible death before people realize the obvious.

  6. This was no accident. The definition of an accident is that it is a freak occurrence, it is NOT foreseeable. Pit bull attacks on children occur regularly, they are foreseeable and predictable.

  7. I getting really sick and damn tired of all of these babies losing their lives to pit bulls. Everyone who advocates for those monsters is responsible for Kamiko's death. These dogs were never meant to be pets and anyone with half a brain can see that. It sucks that so many children have to pay with their lives for adult stupidity.

  8. Why do Pit advocates use the argument, "it must have been raised wrong"? Because, if you "raise it wrong", then you will end up with a killer dog? If you raise your Labrador, Golden, Beagle or Poodle "wrong", you end up with a dog that pees in the house, chews shoes or barks too much, NOT dog that will maul or kill you. If a certain breed is known to need to be "raised right" so that it doesn't kill you, maybe this is one breed we don't need in society.

  9. What exactly is the pit "mixed" with? That looks like your standard heinous canine abberation known as a "pit bull type dog."
    I'm so sorry that innocent little baby had to be forced to be near that thing. Another beautiful soul lost. Sad beyond words.

  10. Colleen, thank you for your hard work tracking and sharing this important information. My user name is what it is because thankfully my eyes have been opened to the risk of bully breeds, and I want people to learn the truth and avoid more tragedies. Consumers of all sorts should be able to make informed decisions based on accurate information.

    Munimula, so true! It's interesting that I've yet to see these "it's all in how they're raised" folks following that to its logical conclusion: rescue dogs are a gamble because you don't know how they were raised. They also never explain how to raise a pit bull "right." I've seen a few macho types in online comment sections talking about being the alpha and discipline and such but nothing concrete. Then there are those naive people who insist that if you treat a dog with love, you'll receive nothing but love in return. If only that were true. Thankfully for many dog breeds it pretty much is. If someone ever does come up with the magic formula to prevent these long-time family pit bulls from suddenly killing, I'm all ears. Until then, I'll keep my distance.

  11. This pit was 9 years of age at the time of this fatal attack. Dog fighters call this a "late starter".

    Most pits mature "start", "turn on" and begin attacking at 18-36 months of age.

    Look at Tom Garner videos of his elaborate pit puppy mill. On one video of April 15, 2017 he shows puppies who look to be 9-10 weeks old. he casually boasts ,,,"have to work to keep them from killing each other".

    He's selling and shipping these game insane dogs all over NA and the world.

  12. I just know pit bull advocates are going to accuse the family here of leaving the dog alone with the baby, but it sounds like the mom was right there when the dog attacked. Sadly, even if kids and pit bulls are supervised at all times, tragedies can occur because even a grown adult cannot generally stop an attacking pit bull unless s/he has a gun and is skilled at using it.

  13. People!!! the instinct is built into this breed doesn't matter how you train them and most humans couldn't stop that attack even if they were right there…they should be outlawed period!!!

  14. the parent (s) are idiots. what a wasted life. pit bulls should be illegal to own.

  15. Would you trust your child with a breed known to be vicious? Would be like leaving your kid with a child molester

  16. a pitbull mauled my 13 week old labradoodle on monday, miraculously and with some quick action and vet care (and over 5k in medical bills) she is alive. If we kept track of other people's pets these dogs kill the numbers would be obscene.

  17. Breed them out America! I read raised from pup & killed as 6 or 9 yo. Can't be trusted. Eventually they follow their unique uncons ionable heartless instinct.And kill. Taking the most innocent who rely on adults to do the sensible thing & they let them down, trusting these criminal intent dogs.No pitbull or X are allowed be rehomed in my country. Govts. with more sense see the need to take control over 'ditzy' humans. I'm appalled that animal shelter people see pitbulls & X, just as any other dog, when they kill children on a regular basis.

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