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11 thoughts on “2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull-Mix Kills Baby Girl While in Foster Care in Clearwater, Florida

  1. This is the second child in recent times killed by pitbull while in foster care of a relative. I really don’t know how agencies assess peoples fitness for being a foster parent. I do have a friend who is trying to become a foster parent and the agency even came out to the home and took a water sample for testing. Amazing that a water sample could prevent somebody from being a foster parent but having a ticking time bomb of a dog in the house won’t.

    • I’m surprised they check the water. They are so desperate for foster families here that most people w out criminal records qualify. They would not complain about a dog at all, though that seems a common place threat.

      I cannot imagine how that mom feels right now. She’s going to blame herself forever, though it’s not her fault the foster parents made bad choices.

  2. This whole situation is terrible and it is going to be very difficult to the mother of the child to get any justice. Knowing that the foster father was a police detective and that his agency/employer is investigating this is just nauseating. Since this happened in Clearwater, Florida (Flag) and there is a significant possibility he/his parents are Scientologists, which means they would have significant protection by the Church of Scientology.

      • No, it doesn’t. But what I’m saying is it’s a possibility. Additionally the Clearwater please department has been in the church is back pocket for a long time.

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