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24 thoughts on “2021 Dog Bite Fatality: 84-Year Old Woman Killed by Son's Dogs in Indiana; Son Wants Dogs Returned to Him

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  1. So what do Indiana authorities do when the family pit bull kills and devours the entire family? Just leave it alone and wait until it leaves the home due to hunger. Then have it “rescued”?

    Taking past experiences into account, I think the only way that I am EVER going to pass through Indiana again is by flying over it.

    • Have a look at ” Lucci’s House Bully Rescue” facebook page.

      And be forewarned- I suggest only doing so with your latest meal firmly in the clutches of your digestive system.

    • Indiana did recently prosecute an on-property case for very different reasons. It was a child endangerment case (where there is plenty of state law). https://blog.dogsbite.org/2020/01/family-dog-kills-infant-in-lafayette.html What about elderly endangerment? We don’t know if any of these dogs had a bite history. Apparently not, but leaving an 84-year old female with a pack of 5 medium/large dogs in the home is dangerous and irresponsible.

  2. “We agreed to permanent placement outside of Boone County and with a trainer who is very used to working with dogs who have behavioral issues,”

    Brutally mauling and partially eating someone’s Mom is a “behavioral issue”.

    I hope there’s a special place in hell for people like this.

    • And what use is training the dogs anyway? Only a complete nutter would want one.

      Adoption Notice: Lovely trained dog. Ate someone’s mom but is very friendly now and shakes paw on command. Free bag of vegan treats and walkie harness included. Call: 1-800-GUD DAWG

  3. The law fails to account for people with anti-social personality disorder who are capable of emotionally bonding only with dogs that kill babies and mothers, even their own babies and their own mothers.

    American society, which is obviously evil-based, silently disposes of the victims of dog attack. American law only in a tiny fraction of cases provides for justice for victims of dog attack.

    This is another case that local leaders hoped would never be reported. The real number of people who are killed annually in America by dogs; the real number of people who are admitted into the hospital annually due to dog bite traumatic injury, the real number of Americans who are bitten annually by dogs: Take all of the official statistics, and multiply by one order of magnitude, for a good start in the correct direction.

    What can change when big agribusiness, the insurance industry, local real estate associations, local law entities, national news media and local society forcibly demand hushed-up maintenance of the status quo: Millions of Americans severely injured by dog bite. Nothing can change when all of our countries’ institutions are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Dog Almighty.

  4. Okay so lemme see if I got this right.

    This fellow had four other big dogs living with his Mom at his house. It seems to be all peachy keener, short of the risk of maybe knocking her over in their exuberance.

    Then he fosters a pitbull with an unknown history.

    Next thing, his mom is dead with one arm missing and all the dogs have blood on their mouths.

    The dogs are removed.

    He wants the dogs back. According to the law because *his mom was dog murdered on her own property* nobody will refuse to return them because nobody had the legal imagination to suppose that some day…a pack of dogs would eat their owner’s own mother.

    That’s the stupidest argument I ever heard from law enforcement. They can trump up charges, drum up nonsensical charges against anti-cop protesters and charge people with “malicious poofery” and whatever else they fancy just to get bail held–but they can’t kill these dogs first, and ask questions, later? Jaysus, they’ve even been known to crush cars that have been impounded then claim “gee, clerical errors, so sorry” but THIS is suddenly a squeaky clean investigation?

    “My mom was shot with my gun. You can’t prove I did on purpose it so I want my gun back.”

    Insanity.

    All these dead old moms? I’m thinking about now that half of them are murder-by-dog.

  5. This is insanity. Dude has 4 big dogs then adds another, a PIT BULL of all things, and leaves his 84 year old mother alone with all of them. Then after the monsters kill her, the son wants the beasts back????? What in the world? How little do you have to value your mother to wants to keep the creatures that ended her life in such a horrific way.

    • Couple this with the stated info that ALL the dogs had blood stains on their mouths. Now perhaps the other dogs were just nudging the deceased to see if she was still alive. I don’t know tho.

      And that son wants the dogs back?

      Straight out of Edgar Allen Poe. Ghoulish. Just downright Ghoulish.

  6. ANY dogs, of ANY breed or kind involved in the mauling homicide of any kind of person, for any reason, on any premises should be put down without any other consideration — even if they are protecting “their” property or are momentarily “disordered”…Since the concept of prevention is the foundation of public safety they should not be given a second chance…

  7. Why would anyone leave a pack of large breed dogs with an elderly woman? I am elderly and I wouldn’t trust a pack of five large dogs with me anymore.
    How about just using good common sense?

  8. I would like to see pictures of the two mixed breed dogs. Do they have very large jaws? The son apparently likes huskies and pit bulls. Does he like husky/pit bull crosses? I bet he does. Is he required to confine his dogs?
    I think this is dangerous. Does he have experience training? Does he have insurance? I have a property with many GSDs on it. They don’t bite or escape. I trust all of them. None has ever bitten.

    • The government is officially OK with returning the killer dogs, as long as they only kill people on the property that the dogs reside at. The owner of the dogs is perfectly happy having his killer dogs returned to him, because after all, they killed his mother on the property that they reside at. When the psychopathic government and the psychopathic dog owners overwhelmingly outnumber pro-social, normal victims, it is the victims that get blamed for being in existence.

  9. I’ve worked in some places where there was a lot of drama, a lot of gossip.

    I don’t know what Mr.James Moore does for a living or how many people he works around. But let me just say that his decision to take back his hounds would have made him perhaps the ALL-TIME target for back talking ridicule.

    I think perhaps he may even beat out the fellow I worked around whose son was taken from him and his wife by DCF services over an alleged application of a scalding hot washcloth the face. Had another one {ex teacher} who murdered his wife. Then there are always the ever present sexual predators who strongly represent an overwhelming majority of shop discussion. Most all of the above examples carry a degree of guilt and remorse.

    But, You , Mr. Moore. With your choice and decision here, you may very well be standing on that vaunted gold medal pedestal.

    Congratulations, Sir.

  10. Would you recommend sleeping with the killer dogs? Is the owner a breeder? Maybe he will manufacture more sweet doggies? I assume the pitty bull was altered. Maybe I’m wrong.
    Maybe the owner was expecting very valuable puppies. Great Advertisement:. Ate mom.

  11. This is often a question that we have: which details make it into the article, and which do not? Moore’s wife died in 2014. At that time, she was a board member (and foster director) for Boone County Humane Society. The couple fostered/rescued unadoptable dogs. They were not average dog owners. There is a pit bull seen near her gravestone in 2014. The back of the stone shows images of nine dogs they rescued. It’s unclear if any of them are alive today; if so, they would be quite old. In the news reports, no ages of the dogs were given and some breed information was left out too. Though, this update did state that James had only been fostering the pit bull for about a month. When Clutter said, “It’s just all-around a terrible, traumatic situation,” he was spot on. Collage for non-Facebook users.

    • Expanding upon that question of what to put in and what to leave out, it must be quite a call to assure that the bits of newsworthy items don’t convey the feeling of reading shock value National Inquirer headlines.

      But for Goodness Sake’s! It’s becoming virtually every incident lately reaches yet another plateau of incredible absurdity.

      I’m actually feeling a bit of strained disbelief after seeing that gravestone. What next? Probably wont have to wait more than a day or two to surpass it.

  12. Thanks for the information. I, like many pet owners and veterinarians, have personally rescued many animals. I have always hoped I made the right call. I placed one adult GSD male that was quite a problem. I knew his history, and he went with rescuers with full disclosure. What made it doable was he hated me, liked cats, and only showed his teeth and growled.. No bites. I also knew his temperament was bad due to his prior handling. I set up a demonstration showing this dog’s issues. If he loved you, he would do anything for you. He hated me (prior tenant’s dog). Knowing what I knew about this dog, I did not think I could fairly destroy him. Nor have I heard anything negative about him after he left. He was abandoned on my property and had manageable medical problems which were also fully disclosed.

    At any rate, I personally feel that shelters and rescuers use mandatory spays/neuters to justify adopting out dangerous dogs. I would never trust the temperament of a neutered dog if I knew the surgery was done to try to fix an aggression problem.
    If the dog was highly.trained by a good trainer, I would still want to see its behavior before I trusted it.

    However, shelters routinely hand over poorly trained, spayed/neutered dogs to people who cannot handle them. People also create these monsters with lousy genetics and lousy training.

    Knowing these folks were rescuers, I suspect all their dogs might be altered. Certainly they knew about proper facilities. Knowing the rest of the story would have made me consider returning them too.

    I made one very bad decision placing a drop dead gorgeous neutered male cat in a pet home.
    I just could not believe something so beautiful could have been so dangerous. He hospitalized his new owner on a full vicious cat attack. We simply do not always make great decisions.

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