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24 thoughts on “2022 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bulls Suspected in Multi-Victim Attack that Killed One Man and Injured Another in St. Louis

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  1. My goodness how innocent people has to died before america ban pitbull for good.if you go on YouTube and there a fatal pitbull attack they sing the same oh the baby did this or that the baby was to mean to the pitbull or that not a real pitbull.but my all time favorite one is the owner or person abused the pitbull or train the pitbull aggressive .last thing if pitbull are wonderful dog why aren’t they therapy dog or dogs for the disabled.

    • I am disabled and the thought that a pitbull therapy dog wannabe could kill him scares me. Mine is a GSD that wags his tail for cats to play with. There is absolutely no place for pitbulls as therapy or service dogs. The delightful temperament of many pitbull puppies can turn into viciousness at mental maturity. Why spend the enormous number of hours required to train a future therapy or service dog only to have to scrap the dog at one year of age. Folks should choose puppies with ideal temperament from safer breeds. Then I wouldn’t have to fear my dog will be killed in public by them.

      This dog attack is tragic and will likely become a double fatality. Is the owner of the dogs known. Did either injured men own them. What signaled the police of the attack. Hopefully more information will become available.

      • GSDs can be almost as dangerous as pit bulls. I was attacked by a GSD, it knocked me to the floor, bit both legs to the bone, and then tried to kill my dog. It had already nearly killed the neighbours dog a few months before.

        I have a GSD mix myself and a friend has 2 purebred GSDs – I’m familiar with the breed. The breed in general is wary of strange humans and do not hesitate to bite what they perceive as a threat. Without training/ socialization they can be an extremely dangerous breed.

  2. Correction I meant to how many innocent had to died they sing the same tune and the owner or the person abused the pitbull or train the pitbull to be aggressive.

  3. Stray Rescue of St. Louis is a shelter w an organization icon of a pitbull. I have seen some of its videos. I hope it is not in a dog bed with Animal Control.

  4. I wonder how the 92 yr old man is doing and how serious his injuries are. I’m sure this trauma will take a few years off his life – sorry to say

    • We are really concerned about him too. His injuries are multiple and quite serious, as these media reports have progressed.

  5. It’s amazing that a child hasn’t died from these monsters roaming that alley. That’s where children usually play. Pit bulls are not predators. In the wild, predators kill to live. These killers kill for the joy of it. Whenever there’s video of pit bulls attacking, the tails are wagging. Often, after the cops/animal control are dragging them away from a fatality…the tails are wagging. One of the few breeds that attack unprovoked, going after children, the elderly and the disabled. They’re disgusting manmade mutants.

    • Do we know if the AVMA has received information on the pitbulls killing and maiming people. Maybe we could help them learn.

      • Good question. A vet named Mark Mathusa wrote a book called “My Dog Doesn’t Bite!” It’s full of horror stories. He told me he’s very cautious treating pits. I think he requires a muzzle. He also described a veterinary conference where a slide of a Rottweiler came up and all 500 vets yelled, “Never trust a Rottweiler.” He’s had bad experiences with them, too. Last month, I met a woman vet who has to deal with dangerous dogs all the time. Sometimes, she’ll just refuse to treat. Like the woman who brought in a big nasty pit that was off its meds that day. She was recently attacked by a “friendly” German Shepard mix. Almost took her face off. It would be interesting to see if there’s been any studies done with the dangers veterinarians are facing having to work with the proliferation of pit bull and pit mixes? Also, vet assistants who, like many shelter workers, have a naïve and altruistic attitude toward ALL dogs.

        • Thanks for this info, Teresa! Based on an earlier comment by you, I had done a search for this book to no avail. My library system doesn’t carry the book so we placed an InterLibrary Loan request on it.

        • How many innocent people and other creatures have to be bitten, mauled, ripped apart and sometimes even ingested by pit bulls before they are banned? What is the matter with people – they keep making excuses for dogs genetically wired to fight and kill.

  6. Oh my gosh, I just read on National Pit bull Victim Awareness site that a Kevin Davis is a third victim(not dead) of the same dogs that killed the 62 year old man and seriously injured the 92 year old man.

    In the article it said he was attacked AFTER those two men? Maybe I read that wrong? But what stood out to me was that Kevin was “so happy to be home with his own pit bull type dog, … and that he had been planning on breeding his dog to a neighbor’s dog…” ( paraphrasing a bit here.)

    My point being: He obviously doesn’t GET IT! He doesn’t get that it’s the breed! He’s thinking those were just bad dogs. My head swirls.

  7. P.S. I just reread the article. It says Kevin Davis said he knew Dennis and was planning on mating his pit bull to a pit bull Dennis owned.

    These folks are living in the middle of all this and can still think the breed is fine and their own dogs are fine.

  8. Sorry, I just couldn’t believe what I was reading; I had to go back to it yet again.

    According to article POLICE say the third attack on Kevin happened the night after the other two men. This is crazy.

  9. Anyone else suspect the results of whatever tests were performed or the status of the dogs they picked up will never be released to the public?

    In a sane world “suspected of killing a man” would be a good enough reason to put down a dog if it was picked up at large. We are in clown world not sane world.

    • There were at least 3 victims in this case and 3 separate attacks. No, I don’t think any additional information will be released to the public. This is an absolutely egregious case and in several jurisdictions (different states), would have resulted in felony charges being brought against the owner!

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