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15 thoughts on “2018 Dog Bite Fatality: Pair of Adopted Male Pit Bulls Mauled to Death a 62-Year Old Man in Henderson, Nevada Last Year

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  1. Something is NOT an ‘accident’ if it is foreseeable. Having FOUR pit bulls of both sexes, which are known to NOT get along in one house is about as far from an accidental mauling death as one can get. It’s a Darwin award of the first order. Glad it was the idiot who chose to ignore the obvious and not the grandkids or neighbors.

    • Agree!
      It’s not an accident when the subject is doing exactly what it was created to do:
      Attack unprovoked
      Attack without first trying to avoid conflict
      Attack prolonged
      Do not stop attacking even if victim is submitting, dying.
      Do not stop attacking even if suffering severe personal injury

  2. I’m going to go out on a limb and make a couple of guesses:

    1. These people were probably bragging nonstop about how they RESCUED! these HOMELESS PETS! Which, in my not-so-humble opinion, is just another form of attention-seeking.

    2. So, they had a total of four pit bulls at this house. And, if those dogs are anything like the trio of pit bulls that live next door to me, they are BARKERS. As in, they make the inside of my house sound like a kennel.

    And, oh, yeah, I’m supposed to talk to my neighbors about the barking. Ummm, not going there. The dogs’ owners are, shall we say, not the most reputable of people.

    So, I guess I’m supposed to just suck it up and put up with all of those sacred utterances from the almighty doGs.

  3. Here’s a good local example of victim blaming:

    https://abc11.com/5243865/

    Apparently they are “Yorkie terriers” and the neighbors must have been harassing them after they escaped their fortified chicken wire fencing.

    Hmmm…. Looks like a pitbull, acts like a pitbull, must be a pitbull.

  4. We have a growing crisis with pitbulls in Las Vegas and Henderson which are two cities that have grown into one. I am a resident and personally know 3 people who were severely mauled by rescue pits in the last month. One is still in hospital, another had over 200 stitches, and the third will wear a colostomy bag as a souvenir of her disemboweling. The third was helping an elderly neighbor change lightbulbs when her newly adopted pit attacked. Why on earth would you give a pitbull to an old woman who lacks the strength and agility to screw in a lightbulb?
    The malfeasance of the area shelters must be corrected.

    • Both area shelters that adopted out dogs that fatally attacked a person in the last year, The Animal Foundation and the City of Henderson Animal Shelter, are committed to “no-kill” status at all cost. They are not going to let maulings, maimings and deaths by dangerous shelter dogs stand in their way. Senior Animal Control Officer Danielle Harney (Seen here) was called to the scene of the Henderson fatality. It was a terrible, bloody scene; a 20-minute mauling by a pair of pit bulls. Media reports of this horrific attack would have dashed their hopes of achieving no-kill in 2018, which they did claim to achieve. Danielle Harney: “The City of Henderson Animal Care and Control staff realize that our no-kill status in 2018 is a huge accomplishment.”

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