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6 thoughts on “2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Infant Killed by Family Pit Bull While Under Care of Grandmother in Miramar, Florida

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  1. When I first read this story, I was, shall we say, triggered by the photo of the pit bull being loaded into the animal control truck. The dog photo on the truck had me going. Was that dog a pit bull? Thankfully, no. Here’s a link to the slideshow with an uncropped photo:

    http://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/miramar/fl-sb-miramar-baby-pitbull-20180530-story.html

    However, one of the big problems that we face is infiltration of animal control agencies. Here in Pima County, Arizona, there’s a group that has been very successful at pushing its pro-pit bull policies, and that includes getting an AC director who’s very sympathetic to their cause. Link to the group:

    https://www.nokillpimacounty.org/

    And here’s how this group puts all of us in danger. Note the use of the euphemism “pet-friendly housing.” Link:

    https://www.nokillpimacounty.org/pet-owner-resources/how-to-find-pet-friendly-housing/

  2. One of the news articles states that the dog was returned to the family after it was ruled an accidental death – is that possible after dog has killed a child??

  3. I’d been hearing a puppy yapping at the duplex two houses down from mine. Yesterday, I finally saw it–it’s a pit bull. This is a family with two small children. On the other half of the duplex is a mom with a toddler and a toy breed dog. Sigh…

    • Better make sure you have a secure fence around your property. And carry a bear-strength mace when you walk your children or dogs. God help those little kids whose parents brought a pit bull in the home. I started carrying both pepper mace and a pocket knife after discovering there’s a crazy cat lady with a pitbull in my neighborhood; luckily, it’s old and fat, doesn’t seem very mobile, but in your case it’s a puppy, so your troubles may be just beginning.

  4. This began back at the time a neighbor accidentally lost control of her strong breed dogs that mauled the young woman outside her apt in San Fran. remember that incident? It caught on as a way to surreptitiously disrupt peace and quiet.

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