Police were forced to Taser the dog before they could help the victim. ), it’s one bite and then escape, which would be a normal dog reaction. That was her breeding at work. Although I won’t say they made it easy for me to get back up, I thought to myself, Thornhill suffered a skull fracture and multiple other injuries that left him unable to walk. A 16-year-old boy died after being attacked by three dogs while trespassing in a backyard in suburban Dallas. “What if they had been pit bull puppies?”. They are quite conscious of the fact that the dog is a stone cold biter. JCAHCO accredited, every detail was frequently heavily scrutinized. the pit bull lobby; alerts; attacks. They’re usually labs or Golden Retrievers. “light up”, to maim and kill neighbors, pedestrians, passersby, both pets and people ? “One woman was killed and another woman was severely injured in two separate dog attacks involving the same animals,”  reported Taisha Walker of KPRC Click2Houston. Victor Garces,  12,  of Hollis,  Oklahoma,  population 1,894,  on December 13 became 2019 pit bull attack victim #30 after falling ill at school. WJAR spoke to neighbors, some of whom had known Astacio since she was a little girl. The third daughter,  Heaven Astacio,  17,  who in February 2019 was briefly reported as a missing person, told WCVB-TV that the Astacio family had raised the pit bull since puppyhood. The family dog is believed to be an 8-year old pit bull. We’re sacrificing our lives and getting nothing but pain and grief in return. But the corresponding total for 2007 was 79. If you can’t trust the dog, you’re not being protected. I don't know how or what to do.". As his mother was already ill and unable to drive to pick him up,  Garces chose to walk the three blocks home through an unpaved semi-rural alley. I could be cynical and say that Piney and the Glasses deserve each other. WATCH: A video of a dog attacking a horse on a beach near Wollongong. They act as if pit bulls are the only dogs which can snuggle, or lick, or return love. The youngest girl who witnessed this horror will be traumatized for life. The show covers four stories of pets doing incredible things. That is truly a hard eye. Pitbull attacking horse. Melissa Astacio, 44-years old, died after being viciously attacked by her pet pit bull. The sad truth is that pit bulls recognize a seizure as vulnerability, and they see it as a chance to kill and win. Dogs have no moral agency. https://www.thisamericanlife.org/480/animal-sacrifice, https://nycityonahill.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/bad-dog-lover/. I opened my mouth, dropping the flashlight, and it was all full friendly in an instant. “Other breeds involved in multiple dog bite incidents in that time included shih tzus (six),  chihuahuas (six),  German shepherds (five),  Labrador retrievers (five),  poodles (three), Rottweilers (three),  boxers (three),  huskies (two),  and bulldogs (two),”  Clem wrote. 2019 pit bull fatalities & total dog attack deaths surpass 2018 with 10 days left in the year Hopes that the decline in U.S. pit bull-inflicted human fatalities from a record 40 in 2017 to 32 in 2018 might mark the beginning of a downward trend were dashed by four deaths in eight days, from December 13, 2019 to December 21, 2019, bringing the 2019 total to 33 with ten days left in the year. and just accidentally killed mom trying to help, unbelievable. "They did not wait for a stretcher or anything … she was bleeding pretty bad," he said. There is no excuse, in 2019, almost 2020, to not know the dangers of these dogs. He also has a six year old child. No, sorry. Of the 5,714 humans who have been disfigured by dogs 1982-2018, 4,346 were disfigured by pit bulls; of the 763 deaths, 446 resulted from pit bull attacks and another 109 by Rottweiler attacks. We’re wasting our lives on a dog that’s not grateful. The attack happened when the officer went to Millard's house to retrieve the scooter. 2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Kills 44-Year Old Female Owner in Somerset, Massachusetts. Unclear,  however,  is whether Gage Thornhill still lives in Hollis. May 2019, Jefferson County, KY They are doing what they were created to do, purposes which were and are noble. Two of those six people were children at the same wedding. She suffered from seizures and the details still are unclear why, our family dog attacked my mother while having a seizure. That story is called Human Sacrifice. That poor 13-year-old who witnessed her mother being mauled to death.. And the middle child (on camera) still can’t see the dog as being at fault. A good dog is a dog that is useful and helps people. Neighbors, witnesses react after 9-year-old's death from pit bull attack Aug. 20, 2019 01:51. Pit bull attacks happen daily across the US. They sense a seizure and guide the person to a place to sit and watch over them. They obey or they do not obey. Likewise occurring coincidental with post-2007 pit bull advocacy by humane organizations have been at least 4,127 additional disfigurements,  or 318 additional disfigurements per year. Pit Bull Kills Owner. It’s amazing how many pit defenders will say, “Aww, poor pibbles… he got scared, that’s why he attacked.” I don’t care how terrified most breeds of dogs get… they don’t use fear as an opportunity to maim and kill. |, DogsBite.org is a public education website, 2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Kills 44-Year Old Female Owner in Somerset, Massachusetts, 2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Found Dead in Modesto Home, Two Pit Bulls Suspected, 2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Kills Owner in Uniontown: He Has a Hole in His Head, 2020 Dog Bite Fatality: 26-Year Old Man Dies After Violent Pit Bull Mauling in West Tulsa, Viral Video Shows Extreme 'Entitlement' of White, Female Scofflaw Dog Owner, Who Quickly Plays the Race Card, 2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Cause of Death Determined - Teenager Killed by Dogs in Knott County, Kentucky, 2019 Dog Bite Fatality: 4-Year Old Boy Killed by Pit Bull His Family Was Housing at Their Hazel Park Home, DogsBite's GivingTuesday Challenge 2020 - Rising Above & Beyond During COVID-19, The Propaganda is All the Same: Pit Bull Lobby and Tobacco Institute by Lucy Muir - Perspectives of Advocates, Pit Bull Breaks Through New Kennel Twice to Repeatedly Attack Shelter Worker at Lenoir County SPCA in North Carolina, 2020 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Killed by Pack of Dogs in Rural Jackson County, Florida, My Take on Pit Bulls by Carol Miller - Perspectives of Advocates. • In March 2018, a 66-year-old woman said she and her two dogs were attacked by a stray pit bull in Cool Spring, killing one of the dogs and injuring the other. Piney has to protect the female owner (the same one he bites) when she sleeps and lunges at his male owner (Ira). I worked for four years at Mingus Mountain Academy, a secure facility for court ordered extreme at risk youth that were committed to Arizona Juvenile Corrections. You are sharing your house with a predator, and all you have standing between you and grisly ending is luck. Don’t miss the Craven Desires run down on it. Of course, she’s in shock, but still? Astacio was rushed to a Rhode Island hospital and pronounced dead. If you trust the wrong dog, you’re also not being protected. And the daughter thinks it was trying to help the mother, really! It was just something we kids thought up to engage with our dog. “ill-matched alliances generally end in ruin” and “fundamentally vicious people simply cannot resist their impulse to hurt others, even when it is against their interests.” What is the fable in this case, say of Piney and the Glasses? But the December 21,  2019 Houston fatality most resembled the January 5,  2014 fatal mauling of Christina Burleson Bell,  43,  homeless for much of her life,  who had only recently moved into an apartment with her husband,  Benjamin Franklin Bell. The following infographic shows that the Pit Bull is still responsible for the most fatal attacks in the U.S. by far, killing 284 people over that 13-year period - 66 percent of total fatalities. Normal dogs were bred to fill a specific genuine human need. Is this stupidity? Pit bull attack: Dog filmed viciously biting horse on Wollongong beach. Doberman enthusiast Elaine Richman,  66,  was found dead in her Houston back yard on February 8,  2019,  an apparent victim of her own show dogs. Harmon Electric Company workers found his mauled remains shortly after noon. We used the thesaurus. “The unidentified woman told KPRC2 that her friend was walking to get a cell phone,”  which was being charged at an acquaintance’s house,  “when she was attacked.”, Finished Walker,  “The surviving victim was transported to an area hospital in stable condition,  according to Houston police.”. They couch it in the form of morbid humor, but there it is. Both Benavidez brothers were arrested on charges of manslaughter in the second-degree and cruelty to animals. (Worthiness to be killed and eaten by their pit bull?). National Pit Bull Victim Awareness (NPBVA), a coalition of over 70 pit bull victim groups across the U.S. and Canada, has urged the province to keep the breed-specific ban in place. Replay. Oh no! I do sometimes wonder if these people have ever enjoyed having a normal dog. I guess we’ll find out if Diego/Amigo is the dog what dunnit. A longtime local church elder,  church league softball player,  and former Scoutmaster,  Davenport was nonetheless unrecognizable when discovered by the local mail carrier on December 14,  2019,  “lying halfway in a ditch,”  the McCurtain Daily Gazette reported. Because GSDs, unlike pit bulls, are not zero-mistake dogs. Will that one mature, Copyright © 2007-2020 DogsBite.org   |   Published by Lynn Media Group, DogsBite.org is a national dog bite victims' group dedicated to reducing serious dog attacks. In this day and age there is no way they didn’t know; it was willful ignorance or Lion Tamer Syndrome, or “It’s all how you raise them!” and nothing more. I stopped reading at that point. June 2019, Ventura County, CA Maria Crawford, 54 Fatal pit bull attack. They weren’t bred/wired to attack and kill … to literally pounce on supine living creatures in their midst and maul them to death. Quote snip: “…or doing anything else to signal vulnerability, might trigger my dog to attack and try to kill me. Pit/blue heeler mixes from pack that killed Cledith Ray Davenport. I can’t tell if he’s being shifty or if he’s just that stupid. This is horrendous. Police officers responded to the scene in … Piney attacks men on the street if they make eye contact. She didn’t need to be trained to rescue us. From the Boston Herald. Because if they’d ever had a normal dog, they would see that a normal dog can do anything beneficial as a companion animal that a pit bull can, with almost none of the liability, the danger, the hassle from frequent escapes or the potential grief involved in having a pit bull. Astacio's death also marks another fatal attack inflicted by a family pit bull, where the attack began after the victim allegedly suffered a seizure. Infant in a stroller. and have a seizure, and not be severely mauled or killed. “National Pit Bull Awareness Month” opens with two pit bull fatalities. He thinks the whole thing is funny. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% … What’s also on record is their full knowledge that their dog is not just capable of killing a human, but the distinct possibility that he will do that at some point. Fatal pit bull attack. Oh, it’s just how you raise them, she said, so there again is part of the problem. I wonder how often the “seizure” is just an excuse, family members trying to cover for pit bulls that attacked with zero unusual circumstances. In July 2019,  after a pit bull attack disabled Woonsocket assistant animal control officer Tiffany Marie Forrest,  Valley Breeze staff writer Lauren Clem learned through a Freedom of Information Act request that 72 of the 171 dogs reported for bite incidents since 2014,  or 42%,  were pit bulls. Colleen, is this correct? What they need to admit is that they love pit bulls not because they are the “best most loyal dogs ever” but because they like how having a pit bull makes them FEEL ABOUT THEMSELVES… whether that’s as a rescue hero, or for attention, or because they are drawn to drama and trouble because they are troubled people, or because they honestly don’t mind having a dog which can maim and kill pets and people at a level like no other. A family member blamed the fatal attack on a possible seizure. See for yourself. Updated 4:48 PM ET, Wed July 24, 2019 . Fighting dogs were bred to fill humans’ wicked appetites for violence, cruelty, and greed. There is no way a fighting dog can fulfill the purpose for which it was bred and be a good dog, because the purpose of that breeding was corrupt from the start. What a contrast to the idiocy spouted by the “expert.”. Afterwords my boyfriend and I could not think of what you would call somebody who thinks like that. I say that is a breed not suitable for ANY home, because anyone can have an accident, a seizure, a heart attack, etc. I have to wonder whether the owners of these maulers who end up turning on them ever owned a normal dog. I’ve done stories about seizure dogs. An official memorandum went out to all night staff to not mouth hold flashlights around the dogs. If Piney ever kills anyone but one or both of them, the Glasses are 1000% exposed as fully liable. Hollis was also the home of Anthony David Montoya, 18,  who was apparently killed by a female grizzly bear and her two cubs on September 30,  2018 at a drilling site on the edge of the Hecla Greens Creek Mine property on Admiralty Island in southeastern Alaska. I care about horses but I care more about people injured and killed by dogs that are supposed to be pets. 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