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35 thoughts on “2021 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bulls Kill Another Baby in Akron, Ohio; Incident 'Started Out As a Domestic'

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  1. Dangerous breed canines attack with a zero-length fuse. No fuse of any length is necessary. So, when a short fuse can be fabricated, that provides license for the dog to attack. The pro-attack dog people fawn over any possible excuse to make the killing ok. Two adults having a domestic altercation = Dead Baby. That makes perfect sense to the dog worshipers, because, after all, it was Dog Almighty that they worship and serve and sacrifice their children to, that chose the perfect human baby sacrifice. It’s just a thing that they are ok with.

  2. How strange. If we have an argument in front of our Golden Retrievers they seek attention and reassurance, by pushing nose against the family member’s hand.

    • When the wife and I got in a heated argument that was on the loud side. Our Yorkie would get her hand puppet toy and come to us and growl and shake the toy. That would usually finish the argument. She achieved harmony through being cute not by being deadly and destructive.

  3. Time and time again this is proven to be normal pitbull behavior. When tensions and anger escalate and human beings in close proximity, the dog becomes agitated and aggressive and is prone to attack either an innocent bystander such as a small child or the person involved in the argument with the pitt’s owner. This should really become part of the breed standard temperament.

  4. Okay, let me see if I understand this. I get into an argument with someone else in my house, and the dog could attack that individual or me?

    On Saturday, I was out bicycling around town. Rode past a marijuana dispensary that had a tent promoting, I kid you not, pit bull adoptions.

    One of the dear, sweet pibble-wibbles even had an “Adopt Me” vest on it. As soon as I saw that fashion statement, I made sure that I was as far away from that tent as I could possibly be.

    In order to want to adopt one of these canine hoodlums, you would have to be on drugs.

    • I have neighbors up the street with a vicious pit bull, a fact they admitted to me somewhat proudly. They smoke enough weed you can smell it a block away.

  5. What world are we living in? You can have an argument in front of rabbits, snakes, cats, birds, hamsters, turtles, and a litany of non-fighting dog breeds and they won’t kill your baby. Why are these pit bull monsters deemed as acceptable pets??? No one needs these mutants in their homes!

  6. This post has been updated. “What world are we living in?” asked one commenter, well, the update will shed more light on that!

  7. Stupid people like to own dangerous animals. That’s why we ban most dangerous animals, so we don’t have accidental deaths.

    That’s why we need to ban pit bulls.

  8. I’m amazed by the number of people in the world who are able to read the minds of dogs and understand their reasons. Why don’t we just all blame this on the lady on the front porch? It’s all her fault. Not the dog owner, certainly not the dogs. Cause and effect, people: if she hadn’t been there arguing with the uncle, that baby would still be alive. Obviously. /s

    • Just wanted to point out that I wrote this before this came out: “The family wants the woman involved in the altercation to face felony charges.” Predictable. They want to blame anyone but themselves. Interesting to hear it’s unclear who owns the dog – sounds like the family unwilling to own up to what they have done.

  9. The time and money that will be spent trying to determine if both mutts were responsible or just one or the other, upsets me too. Just euthanize both and be over with that easy decision.

    • Often I’m prone to sneezing fits that always attract the attention {and usually the amusement} of anyone who witnesses me in so engaged.

      I just hope that I’m never around a pit when ever one of these fits occur. Needless to say, I wouldn’t dare be in a household with any dog that even vaguely resembles a pit.

  10. Just yesterday I saw my neighbors outside in their yard playing with their toddler and an unleashed pit bull. The dog probably weighs as much as the child and is much, much stronger. A terrible thing could happen in an instant–is it worth it?

  11. This is once again, the “Nanny Dog” myth ending in another tragedy. I’m sure pit nuts justified the postal worker because he’s seen as an “intruder” right? ugh! But here we have a 20 year-old whose frontal lobe (which controls judgement) is not quite developed and thinks it’s a good idea to leave his loveable nanny dogs ALONE with a baby. Even for one second, one minute. And, I’m sorry to place any blame on the bereaved parents, but dear God, why would you leave your child with a big child and two “vicious” dogs? These are questions many of us ask here. But then again, the answer and the outcome are predictable when we have facts, statistics and many pictures of deceased children…the collateral damage of pit propaganda.

  12. The blame lies squarely on the uncle AND whichever parent/guardian chose to leave Kavay with him. It is no secret between these adults/(teen) parents that one of the dogs attacked a postal worker and they still chose the 20-year-old uncle to be a babysitter. I am going to guess that is the grandparents’ house or that the young uncle lives there with the sister or brother’s family and that it is their house.

    Lt. Michael Miller, you sir are part of the executive branch of government. It is not your job to be judge and jury. If the uncle had a loaded handgun sitting out and prior felony for anything and this baby accidentally shot herself, you would charge him. Even without any prior felony, you would charge him. If he left drugs our and the baby died of an overdose, you would charge him. If he had a history of DUI and drove under the influence causing an accident that killed this child, you would charge him. What you wouldn’t do it say any of these scenarios are an accident, that he didn’t mean for this to happen, and that the whole family is grieving so no charges. Yes, they would all be “accidental” as in not on purpose but you would not ignore the circumstances. Lt. Michael Miller, Kavay deserves justice. It does not matter that a relative was responsible for her death. She died a brutal, torture death. Just because someone feels bad about this, this by no means erases the fact that a known vicious dog with a bite history involving multiple bites to one victim was being kept as a family pet with full knowledge of the danger this poses to humans.

  13. Two adults are arguing *outside*.

    _Inside_ the house, a pitbull eats a baby.

    I need a Doctor Seuss worksheet to figure out how these two things are connected because my logic IQ can’t sink that low.

  14. Am I the only one that thinks the pit didn’t know or care they were fighting?

    They left the baby alone and unguarded and the pit attacked it. There is no need to look for a reason beyond “it’s what they do.”

  15. Certainly makes the case, that a dog deemed vicious or danger should be euthanized. Period… no 2nd chance given to kill a baby.

    • “The family… …is also working on starting a foundation in Kavays’ name that will help victims of vicious dog attacks.”
      All they have to do is get dangerous breed canines legally banned from our society. All they have to do is get dangerous breed canines physically removed from our neighborhoods. All they have to do is get dangerous breed canines sterilized and euthanized into extinction. Then, there will be no more future victims of dangerous breed canine attacks. Safe and happy are the people who live in neighborhoods that are free of dangerous breed canines. If national news carried fifty times per day a story of each of 50 Americans per day that get admitted into the hospital daily due to severe dog attack mauling, the people would be galvanized to take effective action to promptly eliminate this public health crisis from our lives.

    • That made me sick. Two people have been bitten by the pit and they still want to blame a third party? Wtf? They continue to defend the dog and point to an unrelated women instead of to themselves. What trash. What trash lawyers you push for a grand jury to go after the woman on the porch. They might as well go after the two prior dog bite victims because by getting themselves bit they primed the pit for future attacks. Their fund/ foundation for vicious dog bite victims is an insincere money grab.

      • It is clear that we are not operating on complete information. “The family wants the woman involved in the altercation to face felony charges,” and “My daughter is gone because of someone else’s actions.” It’s unclear if they want woman to face charges for starting/causing altercation or face charges for what the dog did? Police and prosecutors will have to sort it all out!

  16. how can they assume the cause was the argument going on outside? maybe the baby sneezed-or maybe the baby was having a seizure -and the pit bull was only trying to help save the baby by chewing on it

  17. So the family’s story is the dog would have been fine if that woman had not started an argument?

    Doesn’t it take 2 people to argue?
    Don’t most couples argue now and then?
    Seems to me the issue was the previously declared vicious pit not whatever they think triggered it.

    Having a dog that is always cocked and loaded, ready to deliver a life ending attack seems to be a bigger issue than whatever event you estimate pulled the trigger.

    No one actually knows if any of the 100’s of things claimed as “triggers” for pit attacks actually are what set the beasts off. Last I checked dogs don’t talk so it’s not like you can ask them “Why did you eat my baby?”

  18. These people are deluded. They want to charge someone for arguing because it caused their dog to eat their baby? Can someone find me the logic of cause and effect in that? Did the pitbull eat babies when fire truck sirens wailed outside? Did it eat babies when there were noisy neighbours? Did it eat babies when the couple themselves, argued? Did it eat babies during a fireworks day?

    They loved their baby so much they refused to give up their pitbull for her safety. I’m sure they’re grieving and angry, but how about putting the blame with it belongs?

    On the pitbull and all the cultists that support them. On every writer who made money on a clickbait article calling pitbulls, “nanny dogs”.

    • The only problem with this is that one of the pits already had a dangerous dog designation after attacking a postal worker who sustained multiple bites. That is why there is blame on the uncle and parents.

  19. Watching this interview with the parents is a classic example of “too soon.” They’re making no sense at all. Clearly, they’re in shock. They say they don’t blame the uncle. What? He harbored at least one, probably two known vicious dogs. He also left that sweet little angel ALONE with the vicious dogs. The family claims the girl “loved” the dogs and she once lived in the household with them. It seems no adult in this family wants to take responsibility for this tragedy. Instead, they’re floundering around for someone to blame. As least the reporter had the guts to ask if the dogs should not have been in the house at all. Even that was difficult for them to answer. Never mind foundations for victims. How bout talking about the menace that pit bulls pose and the innocent lives left in their wake. May this beautiful little girl rest in peace.

    • You are absolutely right about that. They are in shock and it is too soon. However, they got lawyers fast. It’s unknown if the attorneys knew the family was going to talk to the media.
      ——
      “Attorneys Andrea Burton, Billie Copeland-King and Walter Madison, are representing the family. They sent us a statement that reads in part, “The Summit County Prosecutor’s Office is currently weighing whether charges will be filed. The family is devastated that this is still even a question. It is the family’s sincere wishes for all culpable parties involved to be charged to the fullest extent of the law. Otherwise, steps will be undertaken to convene a grand jury for consideration of charges outside of the Summit County Prosecutor’s Office.”

      • In my opinion, this case will go nowhere, especially when the rest of the evidence comes out. These vicious dogs were locked & loaded to kill this child and/or any other human who “triggered” them. As far as any monetary settlement: blood from a stone. And if anything, all the adults will be deemed negligent. An adult who choses to own one of these time bombs is entitled to be mauled, but when it comes to children…it’s entirely preventable.

  20. This whole situation is inane! Literally everything that could have gone wrong went wrong. The uncle owned the dog and chose not to euthanize it after it had attacked someone else and been deemed vicious. The parents allowed their toddler to be in the home with a pit bull that had been deemed vicious. The uncle allowed that pit bull to have free access to the little girl while he was outside where it killed her.

    Why are people allowed to keep dogs that have already attacked? Pit bulls ESPECIALLY should be put down after any attack! This poor baby would still be alive had that beast been euthanized.

    • She also would still be alive if the dog owners had chosen pretty much any other dog breed. Can you imagine a labradoodle doing this? Even if the dreaded and vicious chihuahua had attacked this poor child, I’m pretty sure she would have survived. Poor choices right from the beginning.

  21. So I googled the address where the attack happened and the name Deon Downer came up. Upon investigating, Mr. Downer was charged w animal abuse/neglect 6 or 7 mo ago. He is the current (or former) boyfriend of Kavay’s paternal grandmother. Downer and the grandmother allegedly share a young child together. He allegedly moved on Westmoreland after he was charged.I wonder if the dogs involved in that case were pits?

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