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The dogs may have gone into the house to attack another dog, according to animal control officers. They attacked the woman in her bed as she tried to fight off the dogs.</td>
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..... I hope that the owners of these animals are held fully accountable..... Pit Bulls are loving companions <b>in the right home</b>.....
 

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How in the world did they get into the house in the first place <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
I know there are good pit bulls out there but honestly I want nothing to do with them. To many stories like that one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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Great... more ammunition for the people pushing for the Breed Specific laws and Breed Banning.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Great... more ammunition for the people pushing for the Breed Specific laws and Breed Banning.</div>
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Lovely isn't it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> We have 3 pits and a lab and the lab is more aggressive than all 3 of the pits put together. I really wish people would recognize that the owner(s) play a significant role in the dog's behavior.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">How in the world did they get into the house in the first place <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:</div>
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The article says they got in through the pet door.<br><br>
Honestly, this situation doesn't sound too unlikely. The article says the dogs went after this woman's Jack Russel Terrier. I love JRT's, but they can be feisty and many would not think twice about taking on a dog six times their size.<br><br>
So maybe the Pit Bulls chase the dog into the house. Or maybe they saw the dog, and went in to get a closer look. Or maybe they just found a random pet door and decided to check it out, encountering another dog once they got inside.<br><br>
At any rate, the article does say that the dogs began to fight, and it pretty strongly infers that the fighting dogs ended up in the woman's bedroom (maybe her poor dog tried to run in there <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">) She tried to break up the fight, which is an instant recipe for disaster. Hyped up, potentially aggressive dogs looking to bite anything that moves.<br><br>
I'm very sorry that this woman was injured and her dog was killed. Whoever owned those Pit Bulls should not have allowed them to be wandering around (if, in fact, they were - we don't know if they escaped from a fenced yard or whatever)<br><br>
But honestly? MY dog could have been in the same situation. He would have gone after the little dog and could definitely have caused some damage had a person tried to physically interfere. He was a Dalmatian. This isn't a Pit Bull issue AT ALL. It's an issue of controlling roaming dogs, and this woman being caught in a bad situation.<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">I know there are good pit bulls out there but honestly I want nothing to do with them. To many stories like that one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></td>
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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/hug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="hug"> I understand the sentiment, but there are stories like this because they make for 'good' news. Not because there are waves of Pit Bull attacks across the country. What are you more likely to see: a story about an aggressive Beagle, or an aggressive Pit Bull? It's sensationalism, pure and simple.
 

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This story is actually local to me. They said on the news that the woman's dog that was attacked and killed by the pitbulls was actually her service dog. Apparently the victim has a severe seizure disorder which is why she had a service dog. So that makes the story even sadder IMO. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad">
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">This story is actually local to me. They said on the news that the woman's dog that was attacked and killed by the pitbulls was actually her service dog. Apparently the victim has a severe seizure disorder which is why she had a service dog. So that makes the story even sadder IMO. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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I would easily believe that a JRT is a crazed animal but if it was a service dog then I would expect it had excellent training and a good temperament.<br><br>
That is very sad.
 

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Everything you said is well-put.<br>
In all the years I've worked with animals in many capacities, I've never been bit by a pit bull.<br>
I was bit by a male golden retreiver, a male cat, and was once run down and attacked while riding my bicycle by an un-neutered, untrained, male rottweiler. So, maybe gender has more to do with it than breed. Many terriers tried to bite me, and if it weren't for the muzzles, they would have.<br>
My next door neighbors have 3 or 4 pit bulls. They are all unneutered. They have all been raised as family pets.<br>
Two are male and one is female (their mom).<br>
I would never allow my children to go over to their house with those three dogs there. I don't trust them. I'm sorry if that makes me judgemental, but that's the way I feel.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">How in the world did they get into the house in the first place <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/dizzy.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Dizzy">:<br><br>
I know there are good pit bulls out there but honestly I want nothing to do with them. To many stories like that one <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"></div>
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<div style="font-style:italic;">I understand the sentiment, but there are stories like this because they make for 'good' news. Not because there are waves of Pit Bull attacks across the country. What are you more likely to see: a story about an aggressive Beagle, or an aggressive Pit Bull? It's sensationalism, pure and simple.</div>
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The story about an agressive Pit Bull will make a much better news story. If it looks anything like a Pit Bull and it bites someone, chances are it's gonna be called a "Pit Bull Attack", not a "Boxer Attack" or a "Great Dane Attack" or whatever. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> The bottom line is, anything with teeth will bite if pushed to their limit, not just Pit Bulls. Blaming Pit Bulls is not gonna stop it, neither is banning Pit Bulls or being afraid of Pit Bulls. Does anyone remember about 20 years ago where there was a big media sensation about German Shephards and Doberman Pinscers being "vicious dogs"? Funny how it's all Pit Bulls now.<br><br>
Watch this... <b><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI9LzagMefA" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cI9LzagMefA</a></b>
 

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I feel really sorry for this lady and her dog, but as a whole any dog can and usally will attack if they are in the middle of fighting and you try to break them up. The thing that I find dumb and I think it has already been said is the way they lump anything that my look like a pit bull into the "another pit bull attacked" I say on the news about a year ago when a mini-pincher attacked a kid and they claimed it was a pit bull.<br>
Further I have known several pit bulls and never had any problems with them. I was attacked 3 different times by my parents Llaso Apso and several times by my grandparent several dachshunds.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was attacked 3 different times by my parents Llaso Apso and several times by my grandparent several dachshunds.</div>
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Not to be snarky or anything, but this just struck me as very funny, imagining the headline it might result in.<br><br>
"Woman attacked by mini-sheepdog and several hot dogs."<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/img/vbsmilies/smilies/duck.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Duck">: <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I grew up with a 12 lb beagle/cocker mix that looked like a llaso when you let her hair get long. Vicious little wench.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">The bottom line is, anything with teeth will bite if pushed to their limit</div>
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Anything with a mouth can bite.<br>
OT, but large parrots can cause serious damage and they don't even have teeth.
 

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This is so incredibly sad. I am so torn about the pit bull issue, I have know two pit bulls well and loved them both, they are wonderful family animals. I let ds play for hours with one of them and never worried because I had spent a lot of time with her. OTOH, I am looking for a dog, and was thinking of adopting a boxer (i found a good fit through a rescue) we are still going through the approval process so I am not sure if we will be chosen to adopt him. An acquaintance know I am looking for a dog and told me about a 2 year old pit mix who is being re-homed due to an "allergy". She has lived with 2 kids and is excellent with them---but when it comes to bringing a pit mix into my home I am afraid. I actually feel really terrible about feeling this way....sorry to get off topic - if any of you dog knowledgeable mommas have wise words please pm me.
 

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That says a lot right there if you ask me.<br><br>
I've told this story before, but when we went and got my pit bull Hando trained, the trainer loved him. He used him to showcase what he can offer as a trainer because he's so smart. Pit bulls are a very intelligent breed. Anyway, we told the trainer how we'd had a very difficult time finding someone to train him without charging us a crazy fee because he was a vicious pit bull ( he was 8 weeks old...). He told us his vet clinic had just put a 4 yr old lab, raised with the family, to sleep because it wanted a french fry from the 2 yr old boy who lived there (and was raised with the dog) and bit his throat out killing him. But it never ever made the news.<br><br>
Here is the video I have also posted before.<br><a href="http://gprime.net/flash.php/thepitbullproblem**" target="_blank">http://gprime.net/flash.php/thepitbullproblem**</a><br><br>
AND I would post a really cute photo of Hando and my son but I cant because I cant find a place to post pictures too.<br><br>
Pit bulls are very smart, funny as hell, and extremely loving dogs. I will always own one.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">Lovely isn't it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/greensad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="greensad"> We have 3 pits and a lab and the lab is more aggressive than all 3 of the pits put together. I really wish people would recognize that the owner(s) play a significant role in the dog's behavior.</div>
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Oh, I DO...it's just that Pit Bulls seem to be the #1 popular breed for total jerks to own.<br>
Right now on my street I cannot walk my collie because of 2 houses...1 who DELIBERATELY lets their pits out to roam the neighborhood in evenings. The other who lets their wolf-looking dog and pit-bull looking dog roam their FRONT YARD with a 2.5 foot fence...the wolf looking dog got out today and even though it 'lives" 2 blocks away, when my dog and I stepped out to walk it came charging at us up to our front door. All 4 dogs mentioned are aggressive. Funny though the owners of the labs and the other various breeds keep them fenced in the backyards with 5 or 6' fences.<br><br>
Really this starts to sound like gun control....I know, guns don't kill people, people kill people, and there are totally legitimate reasons to have guns, and pit bulls aren't bad dogs, bad owners cause bad dogs, and good people own pits too, but I DON'T WANNA GET SHOT OR BIT. I should NOT have to worry about aggressive dogs when walking down the street.
 

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I didn't mean to direct my comment at you boingo <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> Just the general craziness surrounding pits these days. And I understand what you're saying. I won't walk our dogs or take my son for a walk in our neighborhood because of all the loose aggressive dogs-I love parks & dogparks.<br><br>
We just adopted an 8 week old pit from my neighbors because they weren't taking care of her and I was worried she would turn out to be one of the "scary" pits if we didn't step in. Actually one of our other ones came from their backyard too. I just wish people would take care of their pets, I guess.
 

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( The bottom line is, anything with teeth will bite if pushed to their limit, not just Pit Bulls.<br><br><br>
I want to scream. Exactly how did that service dog push those pits bulls 'to their limit'?<br><br>
This story should be discussed on the basis of its facts, not on someone's belief that the pit bull breed is maligned. The story here is an absolute tragedy. Is there no respect for the clearly innocent victim? I feel like I'm reading some modern version of Alice in Wonderland with some of these comments. Dogs attack a woman in her home. Poor dogs!<br><br>
I have had three extremely disturbing pit bull incidents, the last one I feared for my own life because the dog knocked it's owner down lunging to attack me and she was barely able to hold it back. Never had anything near those experiences with any other breed, and I've been around thousands of dogs.<br><br>
Yep, I'm now a breed-ist. Pit bulls attract the wrong kind of owners and it's too big a risk given their ability to do damage far beyond other breeds. Other dog breeds may bite people, but there are only a few breeds consistently responsible for actual DEATHS.
 

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<div style="font-style:italic;">I was bit by a male golden retreiver, a male cat, and was once run down and attacked while riding my bicycle by an un-neutered, untrained, male rottweiler.</div>
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I was bit and almost had my thumb chewed off by a shitzu (female/spayed).
 

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Yep, I'm now a breed-ist. Pit bulls attract the wrong kind of owners and it's too big a risk given their ability to do damage far beyond other breeds. Other dog breeds may bite people, but there are only a few breeds consistently responsible for actual DEATHS.</div>
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Do you have facts to back that up? Seriously, of course this is a horrible tragic story. Nobody is saying its not. But what is also horrible is that people abuse and mistreat dogs so they can be "tough" and it gets people killed. I bet you wouldnt be too happy of a person if you're chained to a pole in the back yard all day either would you?<br><br>
I dont think she was talking about the service dog pushing the dogs to the limit, she was talking about the constant abuse by these dogs by moronic people.<br><br>
When these things happen, do you guys call animal control? Crazy dogs running around biting people need to be put to sleep. NOBODY who responsibly owns a pit bull would condone or want anything like that because it causes more people like you to say that people like me are the "wrong kind of people".
 
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