“Astacio, 44, was having a seizure inside her home when the family dog began to attack around 5:20 p.m., according to the Bristol District Attorney’s Office,” reported Scott J. Croteau of MassLive.com. I can’t tell if he’s being shifty or if he’s just that stupid. (huh?) Just the family & the family dog. I say that is a breed not suitable for ANY home, because anyone can have an accident, a seizure, a heart attack, etc. Border collies herd, pointers point, and pit bulls maul by … Yet, they will continue to be defended, excused and exonerated for all the murder and mayhem they cause. Fighting dogs were bred to fill humans’ wicked appetites for violence, cruelty, and greed. This breed needs to be banned , ecspecially as ” service dogs ” ….it’s ABSURD. Elysandra writes, "On Dec. 20, 2019 my mother passed away unexpectedly. The attack by a pit bull sent a 19-year-old to the emergency room and one of the horses to the vet. 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. Garces died less than a mile––eight short blocks east and one block south––from where a pit bull broke through a fence on October 19, 2013 to pull Gage Thornhill, age 4, off of his bicycle. But when the interviewer points out that his dog, Piney, drew blood, he calls them bloody nips. 2019 dog bite fatality victims Dianne Reves. I’m just thankful they never hurt a person. Two German Shepherds were approved to be in the picture. I would not be surprised if one of the daughters wants to keep the poor, misunderstood fur baby. He said that his dogs attacked a second woman, who he believed was dead in a ditch, according to a spokesperson for the Houston Police Department.”, “A friend of the deceased said the woman made a living working the streets, but said she was sweet and giving,” Walker added. “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. A breed that reacts by attacking a human who is in the most vulnerable of situations? and just accidentally killed mom trying to help, unbelievable. It’s not in their nature. 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. The mail carrier reportedly ran to Davenport’s door calling for help and shouting his name before realizing Davenport was the victim. The president of the Pit Bull Federation of South Africa, Jeanette Ersmus, said pit bull attacks were on the rise. The story is sickening. Sheriff's... Lana Bergman. It was just something we kids thought up to engage with our dog. News on dogs, cats, horses, wildlife, zoonoses, & nature. And there may be a possible third one in Houston? Human beings are the only species that forces another dangerous species on itself. An official memorandum went out to all night staff to not mouth hold flashlights around the dogs. Along with the stone cold biter. Two days later few more details had been released, including the identity of the deceased, whether she was acquainted with the hospitalized victim, and whether one victim had tried to help the other. Content Continues Below There appears to be at least one and possibly two personality disorders in this home. 16. Human beings created dogs which kill by selecting dogs with explosive aggression, the gameness to kill, and the physical structure to make them capable of killing. But don’t bring them disgusting, vile, aggressive dogs into our PUPLIC PLACES to endanger everyone else. If so, they are good dogs. What the …??? The family pit bull suspected in the mauling death of its owner in Somerset, Massachusetts. What a contrast to the idiocy spouted by the “expert.”. JUST WATCHED Neighbor jumps into action when dog attacks 6-year-old. 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. read. Also occurring coincidental with post-2007 pit bull advocacy by humane organizations have been at least 366 additional fatalities, or 28 additional deaths per year. Wallington, Sutton, England – Victim was attacked and killed by a dog, suffering multiple injuries and a severe haemorrhage to her head and neck. It hurts to start doing–like, it hurts as you start to rest your weight on it–but it fixes the cramp almost immediately. February 11 Plainfield, Illinois: Devin White 25 years pit bull: In an unprovoked attack, the family pit bull attacked the victim and 3 other adults (a 52-year-old woman, a 25-year-old woman, and a 19-year-old man). They elaborately structure their lives around the created hardship. I know it probably distresses the hard-core Animals Are Equal to Humans people for me to say this, but it’s true nonetheless — domesticated dogs are man’s creation, and so their entire purpose is one of relationship to our species. Another fatality, my heart hurts. ... Annie L. Williams (71) – Killed by pit bull after 10 minute attack … 86% of these deadly attacks (6 of 7) were carried out by pit bulls. Photographs from the victim's Facebook page show a family pit bull named Amigo (also referred to as Diego) that is at least 7 years old. Astacio's mauling death marks the seventh adult, ages 40 to 49, killed by a dog this year. Astacio was fatally attacked by her pit bull of eight years at her home in the 200 block of Lees River Avenue early Friday evening. He said that’s not the right word. “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. I just can’t. If so, will that be allowed? I had about 110 pounds of GSD puppies (three of them) on top of my chest licking me in the face. There is simply no place for them in our society. I fell very badly in a dog pen a week ago. They have instincts, and they follow those instincts. Melissa Astacio suffered a seizure Friday evening in her Somerset home. Harmon Electric Company workers found his mauled remains shortly after noon. But the corresponding total for 2007 was 79. Compare that to the purebred Chow Chow, which has a fatal-attack rate of 0.005 percent, and consistently ranks as the least child-friendly dog breed on the market." But that they are endangering everyone who comes into contact with Piney, and they know this, and they consider themselves virtuous martyrs. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. Much praise & love once we got on dry land. Police shot two pit bulls allegedly belonging to brothers Jacob Benavidez, 53, and Ruben Benavidez, 44, at the scene. He thinks the whole thing is funny. These attacks happen daily. WJAR spoke to neighbors, some of whom had known Astacio since she was a little girl. Of course, she’s in shock, but still? I would put Mr. and Mrs. Glass in that category. Regarding celebrity pit owners, I was just reading a rolling stone article about Adam Driver. Yet they are responsible for more than half of … As many as 11 pit/heeler mixes may have been involved, according to the family Facebook page “Justice for Cledith.”. ... running straight toward the pit bull. At about... Ed Stanley. and have a seizure, and not be severely mauled or killed. The always friendly dog immediately went into menacing threateningly mode. I opened my mouth, dropping the flashlight, and it was all full friendly in an instant. 2019 pit bull attack victim #31 was retired Christmas tree farmer Cledith Ray Davenport, 79, of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, 86 miles east of Hollis, population 4,076. Tiara Deshawn Thomas and Timothy Dewayne Coleman, 34, were both criminally charged for the attack about six months later. From the Boston Herald. Her daughter called 911 and said that her mother was having a seizure when the dog started to attack her, according to a press release from the Bristol County District Attorney's Office. And these are a breed that supporters tout as being appropriate for service dogs and police dogs? “National Pit Bull Awareness Month” opens with two pit bull fatalities. Pit bull advocate involved in breeding killed in South Carolina, Pit bulls killed 33 of 46 U.S. victims of fatal dog attacks in 2019, Trixie the whale shark dies young at the Georgia Aquarium, Kaavan flies to sanctuary with “elephant singers” Cher and Amir Khalil, Law protects birds from poaching but not oil spills, says Trump administration. Post-2007 pit bull advocacy by humane organizations has additionally coincided with at least 2,753 additional pit bull attacks on adults, or 212 additional attacks per year. Dogs have no moral agency. Power breeds observed behaving normal friendly: That is just a cover. They weren’t bred/wired to attack and kill … to literally pounce on supine living creatures in their midst and maul them to death. I know what *real* protection looks like in a dog, and TRUST is a huge part of it. Pit Bull is a fighting breed, not a suitable family pet. 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. ‘”Every dog has behavior that comes from nature or nurture, and no dog is inherently good or inherently bad just as no human being is, “said Dr Terry Bright, director of Behavior Services at MASPCA’. All my fault. The dogs' owner was ordered to complete 150 hours unpaid work and pay costs of £3,340, and was banned from owning any animal, or having … “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.”. Pit bull attack fatality #33 of 2019 was Melissa Ausmus Astacio, 44, of Somerset, Rhode Island. Johana Villafane, 33, died after her own pit bulls attacked her in Irving, Texas. We live in a world where facts don’t matter anymore. One of Davenport’s own schnauzers was found dead in the ditch beside him. The 480 total disfigurements, though well below the totals of 2015 and 2016 (574 and 570, respectively), would have been a record as recently as 2014, up from 37 in 2007. The victim “suffered from seizures and the details still are unclear why our family dog attacked my mother while having a seizure,” posted Elysandra Astacio. The 2007 fatality total was a then-record 14. Organized pit bull advocacy by leading humane organizations can be traced back to 1984, but in the 24 years prior to 2007, an average of fewer than 50 pit bulls per year were involved in fatal and disfiguring attacks, causing an average of 27 disfigurements and 4.7 disfigurements per year. June 2019, Kern County, CA Crystal Pearigen, 36 Fatal dog attack involving pit bull(s) May 2019, St. Lucie County, FL Christine Liquori, 52 Fatal pit bull attack. That was her breeding at work. ”. Part of the 911 call is also played in the news video. There wasn’t anything mentioned about what happened to the dog, will it be “rehomed”‘ , put down or what? These man-made monsters are a scourge on society. There wasn’t anything more formal to it than that. 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. She was the best, and to say that I adored her would be an understatement. 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. In 2019, 26 American females were killed by dogs, and 16 of the 26 were killed by pit bulls. Pit bull advocates asserted that his pit bull had raced to his rescue. (Phillips, Kenneth, Pit Bull Killings - 2019, https://bit.ly/2S5zcko .) Yes, that would be permanently. There are reports the breed was a pit bull, but ACT Police has yet to confirm the dog type. Piney has to wear a muzzle. To have to wonder whether falling down, having a seizure, sleeping on the couch, kneeling down in the garden, having my hands full of groceries or laundry, or doing anything else to signal vulnerability, might trigger my dog to attack and try to kill me. Piney attacks men on the street if they make eye contact. My 13-year old little sister ran to get help but she passed away due to her injuries. Merry Christmas. Unclear, however, is whether Gage Thornhill still lives in Hollis. Piney attacks when he is anxious. Recall this fable. 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. The corresponding total for 2007 was just 31. "Pit bulls killed 30 times more animals in 2018 than human crime, " Animals 24/7 reported on January 6, 2019, emphasizing that an increasing number of … Go ahead, have 20 of this vile shi* breed in your home, get mauled, get killed….I DONT CARE . In the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans. A scary thought. They know who their abuser is, and they just can’t leave him. Or do anything to change face appearance. 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. June 2019, Ventura County, CA Maria Crawford, 54 Fatal pit bull attack. That was more than twice as many dogs as the sum of all other breeds involved in multiple attacks. We couldn’t find the right description without using swear words. Pit bull attacks happen daily across the US. The 184 child victims in 2019 represented the lowest toll since 2012. Just a normal dog. These are not arbitrary or vague categories. By Elisha Fieldstadt. I don’t think dogs are born knowing right from wrong. Thornhill suffered a skull fracture and multiple other injuries that left him unable to walk. Neighbors, witnesses react after 9-year-old's death from pit bull attack Aug. 20, 2019 01:51. The 371 adult victims was already a new record, marking the fifth consecutive year in which more than 350 adults were involved in fatal or disfiguring pit bull attacks. Somerset, MA - A 44-year old woman died after being mauled by a family pit bull. Wow. I just spoke to a k9 dog handler today, narcotics border detection, and she has a malinois, but said she prefers pitbulls, easier to train, she said, but what about all the unpredictable attacks I said? Astacio was rushed to a Rhode Island hospital and pronounced dead. National Pit Bull Victim Awareness advises, "Although they represent only 4.5% of dogs in America, pit bulls killed 64.4% of 360 Americans who died as a result of a dog bite injury between 2005-2015, compared to Rottweilers at 11.4% and German Shepherds at 3.6%. Because GSDs, unlike pit bulls, are not zero-mistake dogs. Pitbull attacking horse. 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That’s the truly despicable part of all this. And they revel (yes, revel … don’t mistake the sighing tone for “I gives up”) in their martyrdom. Experiencing the love, loyalty and nobility of the German Shepherd we had when I was a child inoculated me, I believe, from mistaking the brute strength of a fighting breed dog for “protection.”. Melissa Ausmus Astacio & pit bull who killed her. Piney has bitten 7 people, including his female owner multiple times. The news story didn’t state that, but Good God, the one daughter said she didn’t “blame” the dog for killing her mother. These numbers will be updated with the final totals for 2019 in early 2020. The youngest girl who witnessed this horror will be traumatized for life. Last night I listened to the interview with Ira Glass, The host of the NPR show This American life. I remember when 36 was a lot. A “good” (useful, skilled, fulfills its purpose) fighting dog makes a horrible pet. More recently, Dustin Bryan, 21, was killed by pit bulls while sleeping on the couch of the dog owner's home in Modesto, California. Do I think this dog should be humanely euthanized?. The 687 pit bulls involved in fatal or disfiguring attacks was already the third highest annual total on record, up from just 79 in 2007, the year when the arrest of football player Michael Vick on dogfighting charges caused the American SPCA, Best Friends Animal Society, Humane Society of the U.S., and Maddie’s Fund, among others, to markedly escalate pit bull advocacy. if you are attacked; … I am done feeling bad for adult pit bull owners when their dog kills them. Oh no! I stopped reading at that point. Are any of the daughters eighteen? Dianne Reves, 70-years old, was mauled to death by a pack of loose dogs in her own backyard. Not that they are wasting their lives on a stone cold biter. If so, it’s not like they didn’t see this coming. Keep in mind: pit bulls are less than 6% of all the dogs in the USA. https://www.thisamericanlife.org/480/animal-sacrifice, https://nycityonahill.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/bad-dog-lover/. Piney takes Valium. Pit Bull Kills Owner What a gore fest this set of Friday night fatals has been. Fatal dog attacks are exceedingly rare - on average in the U.S., lightning strikes cause more fatalities (~38/year) than dogs (~31/year). I got awful foot cramps through both of my pregnancies, and that was the fastest (and really the only) way to ease them. When I was a kid, my family had a wonderful GSD mix. “When police and paramedics arrived on scene, police were forced to deploy a Taser on the dog before being able to assist the victim, who was then rushed to Rhode Island Hospital,” Croteau continued. Eight pit bull/blue heeler mixes belonging to a neighbor, with pit bull conformation but blue heeler markings, were impounded at the scene. Sharing, with gratitude, sadness, frustration, and eternal hope. He calls them nips. If you trust the wrong dog, you’re also not being protected. The show covers four stories of pets doing incredible things. So true. We’re wasting our lives on a dog that’s not grateful. The victims are still looking for the owner of the pit bull. Minutes later, police received another call,” Walker summarized, “this time from someone who said he owned the dogs. Absolutely! They don’t KILL the person. I’ve got no more aches to give, heart or otherwise, for these fools who insist on having pit bulls in their home. Pits and Rotts, together with their recognizable mixes, make up about 7% of the U.S. dog population, but account for more than 70% of the fatalities and 80% of the disfigurements. Earlier this year, Homer Utterback, 52, was brutally killed by his pet pit bull of 10 years after suffering a seizure in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. 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. 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. “My 13-year-old little sister ran to get help, but she passed away due to her injuries. (See Houston dog fancier killed: “Before pit bulls, it was Dobermans”?). That could have been the end of me. Both Benavidez brothers were arrested on charges of manslaughter in the second-degree and cruelty to animals. 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 wonder how often the “seizure” is just an excuse, family members trying to cover for pit bulls that attacked with zero unusual circumstances. I hope the authorities will do the right thing and put it down. Wonderful summary of the purpose of dogs! A male neighbor who was not identified told WJAR that first responders carried the woman from her home over their shoulders. Victor Garces, 12, of Hollis, Oklahoma, population 1,894, on December 13 became 2019 pit bull attack victim #30 after falling ill at school. But let’s pretend that it WAS for sure a seizure. There is no excuse, in 2019, almost 2020, to not know the dangers of these dogs. Tiara Deshawn Thomas, 26, was issued 12 misdemeanor citations for allowing the two unvaccinated and unlicensed pit bulls who killed Bell in a 2:00 a.m. attack to run loose. I feel sorry for her daughters, but yeah, I’m tired of feeling bad for these people. Pit bull attacks have increased 830% in seven years in the US and Canada. UPDATE 03/27/19: The veterinarian at O'Connor Animal Hospital, where Johana Villafane was brutally killed by her two pit bulls on March 23, and where the dogs had been staying in quarantine after a March 15 bite, has a released a statement. It’s close to Santa Anita’s horse deaths (fewer than Churchill Downs) and people want to shut down the track and end horse racing. But it’s what my husband and I are doing. 11/08/19: 2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Found Dead in Modesto Home, Two Pit Bulls Suspected We are talking specific biological functions, physical form and temperament which were selectively bred for in fighting dogs to make them excellent at fighting and killing other animals. They act as if pit bulls are the only dogs which can snuggle, or lick, or return love. They obey or they do not obey. Since when did people bring dogs to weddings? Forgot to say: it helps if you brace your hands on a table or against the wall or something, to help you balance at first. There’s a family like that in my neighborhood. If you can’t trust the dog, you’re not being protected. What horrific deaths these human victims endured. Afterwords my boyfriend and I could not think of what you would call somebody who thinks like that. An Eltingville couple's dog was brutally killed by a passing Pit bull being walked by a grade school child on Mar. They’re amazing. I hate that pit bulls have made me the kind of person who immediately thinks, “I wonder how many articles about pit victims she showed up on to comment how HER Pittie would never hurt a fly and all breeds bite.”. The eight-year-old pit bull was impounded. Will they get another pit in the future? We kids used to pretend we were drowning, and our Shep would bound into the lake, paddle over to us & tow us to shore by the arm. People can have a friendly breed, such as a Labrador, a Golden, a Beagle, a Dachshund, etc. You are sharing your house with a predator, and all you have standing between you and grisly ending is luck. I’ve done stories about seizure dogs. Great post, several key points very well said and very nicely stated. 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. A 16-year-old boy died after being attacked by three dogs while trespassing in a backyard in suburban Dallas. I’ll take a normal dog any day. If someone is determined to own one of these bully breeds, it is important that they educate themselves about risk factors that increase the chances of a bite and/or attack. Because martyrdom proves their worthiness. And the daughter thinks it was trying to help the mother, really! Piney was fine until the wedding. 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. Across the U.S., with 10 days left in 2019, 687 pit bulls and/or close pit mixes had attacked 184 children and 371 adults in incidents in which 33 people were killed and 480 people were disfigured. You know, a dog that doesn’t require crate and rotate, or which you can have almost zero fear of turning on you or others, or which you actually CAN leave unattended with a child without a chance of that child being disemboweled or decapitated. If he does, he would have been a classmate of Garces at Gillentine Elementary School, probably one year behind him. Police responded to the house around noon in the 3800 block of Grand Avenue in the Chickasaw neighborhood on reports of a child in the mouth of a pit bull, according to dispatch records. Mendacity? The sad truth is that pit bulls recognize a seizure as vulnerability, and they see it as a chance to kill and win. During the warm months of the year, we would go swimming in a rural lake outside our small town. The attack happened when the officer went to Millard's house to retrieve the scooter. Updated 4:48 PM ET, Wed July 24, 2019 . (See “National Pit Bull Awareness Month” opens with two pit bull fatalities.). The same people (Anaheed (Ira’s wife) in this case) who brings it to a children’s birthday party where it bit two children: And they weren’t sued by the kids’ parents? Pit/blue heeler mixes from pack that killed Cledith Ray Davenport. Vet Issues Statement. A good dog is a dog that is useful and helps people. The family dog is believed to be an 8-year old pit bull. Family member: Very saddening. ), it’s one bite and then escape, which would be a normal dog reaction. Sam Hussey. Melissa Astacio, 44-years old, died after being viciously attacked by her pet pit bull. Pit bull attack: Dog filmed viciously biting horse on Wollongong beach. “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? On a dog that hurts us. A good companion dog makes a horrible (loser) fighting dog. 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. They couch it in the form of morbid humor, but there it is. Even if it’s a dog someone has owned for years. JCAHCO accredited, every detail was frequently heavily scrutinized. Post-2007 pit bull advocacy by humane organizations has further coincided with at least 2,062 additional pit bull attacks on children, or 159 additional attacks per year. My mom was a single parent to us three girls.”. At any rate, he’s using moral agency terms for dogs, when those terms apply only to humans. I don't know how or what to do.". No, sorry. Published: 13/06/2019Updated: 15 June 2019 12:31 PM. Feeding the stone cold biter kangaroo meat that costs $90/week. Some people don’t have enough *actual* hardship in their lives. That is truly a hard eye. An Anaheim police K-9 was attacked by a pit bull Wednesday while taking part in a search for a stabbing suspect. The pit bull owners were ticketed for failure to vaccinate the dog against rabies and for allowing the dog to run at large. They sense a seizure and guide the person to a place to sit and watch over them. Will that one mature, Fatal pit bull attack. “Around 5:45 a.m., police received a call from a man who reported that his wife had been attacked by dogs. 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. I can’t helping thinking that the parents view themselves as rescue angels. Who brings their pitbull to a wedding? What are the odds??? 2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Kills 44-Year Old Female Owner in Somerset, Massachusetts. I could be cynical and say that Piney and the Glasses deserve each other. This is horrendous. In a devastating GoFundMe written by one of the victim's daughters, we learned that Melissa Ausmus Astacio was a single parent to three girls of various ages. 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. I have to wonder whether the owners of these maulers who end up turning on them ever owned a normal dog. Is this stupidity? http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/ has the dog bite related fatalities for 2019 at 47 so far. A third pit bull found at the scene reportedly belonged to Garces, the victim. Somerset, MA - A 44-year old woman died after being mauled by a family pit bull. That story is called Human Sacrifice. Replay. Three pit bulls were impounded at the scene. What they did provide was (my own) dead cats, dead ducks, wounded small dogs and puppies, scaled fences, torn fences, and grief that the dogs I raised with love and care were causing nothing but hassle and grief. I’ve had pit bull mixes in the past (before becoming mature and educated), and they didn’t offer anything special that a normal dog can’t provide. https://www.health.com/condition/antisocial-personality-disorder/sociopath-traits. May 8, 2019 at 2:15 am Calm down Joanne, you’ll give yourself a nosebleed. They are doing what they were created to do, purposes which were and are noble. She didn’t need to be trained to rescue us. “Elysandra Astacio started a GoFundMe to help pay for her mother’s funeral,” Croteau mentioned. How about that it is a pit, it’s in the genes. And thS why these dogs should NEVER, EVER be allowed to be ” service dogs ” ! The “Justice for Cledith” Facebook page, however, rejects the reality that pit bulls, less than 6% of the U.S. dog population, are consistently responsible for about 60% of all fatal attacks on humans, 75% of disfiguring attacks on humans, and upward of 90% of fatal attacks on other domestic animals. Whatever it is, it defies belief. Infant in a stroller. Hollis is 264 miles southeast of Bennington, Oklahoma, population 334, where Allen Bruce, 56, was killed in a similar unwitnessed attack on September 28, 2019. Friendly breeds were not artificially selected/bred for unprovoked, no warning attacking and maiming and killing. But HEY, let’s make them all service dogs! The entire interview Mr. Glass is chuckling. Pit bull fatalities #32 and #33 both occurred on December 21, 2019. Quote snip: “…or doing anything else to signal vulnerability, might trigger my dog to attack and try to kill me. I really hope it doesn’t come to one or both of them getting seriously mauled or killed by their pit bull. This is INSANE!!! medical studies; media articles; resources. The animal was taken into custody by Swansea Animal rescue, states the release. I do sometimes wonder if these people have ever enjoyed having a normal dog. They just aren’t too particular about whose blood gets spilled to appease the angry Dog God, apparently. Although I won’t say they made it easy for me to get back up, I thought to myself, Thus post-2007 pit bull advocacy by humane organizations has coincided with at least 5,778 pit bull attacks over the baseline, or 445 additional pit bull attacks per year. Dogs of other or unknown breeds have killed 14 Americans in 2019, only two of them in the second half of the year. 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. Lana Bergman, 70-years old, was killed by four pit bulls belonging to guests on her property. June 2019, Stanislaus County, CA Nicholas Farris, 2 Fatal pit bull-mix attack. Two of those six people were children at the same wedding. It’s repulsive, to think of someone cutting off their own arm and feeding it to their dog. I find this deeply ironic that people care more about horse injury than human fatalities. Filed Under: Advocacy, Animal organizations, Dog attacks, Dogs, Dogs & Cats, Feature Home Bottom, USA Tagged With: Anthony David Montoya, Christina Burleson Bell, Cledith Ray Davenport, Elysandra Astacio, Gage Thornhill, Heaven Astacio, Melissa Ausmus Astacio, Merritt Clifton, Victor Garces. But the last story is an interview of Ira himself. Pit roulette. Besides having multiple pit bulls and inadequate containment, this dog breed itself was never meant to be family pets. | Make a donation today », Page last modified: document.write (document.lastModified); | Sitemap, In the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans. I care about horses but I care more about people injured and killed by dogs that are supposed to be pets. 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. 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. I don’t know how or what to do. A more behaviorally plausible explanation might be that Garces’ pit bull ran to greet him, the other two pit bulls ran at them, and Garces got between them, trying to prevent or break up a fight. Aug. 21, 2019, 1:35 PM UTC. Don’t miss the Craven Desires run down on it. I said arrogant. “I don’t know what to make of it, but I know that it wasn’t on purpose,” Heaven Astacio insisted. Houston dog fancier killed: “Before pit bulls, it was Dobermans”? “light up”, to maim and kill neighbors, pedestrians, passersby, both pets and people ? There is simply no need for fighting breeds, or dogs descended from these bloodlines, to exist in a civil society where dogfighting, bull- and bear-baiting, are illegal. I can’t imagine bringing into my house a dog from a bloodline of maulers. Related articles: Horrific video shows pit bull kill beloved Pom before helpless owner’s eyes Updated Mar 29, 2019; Posted Mar 29, 2019 GRAPHIC CONTENT: Pit bull kills family dog in savage attack We’re sacrificing our lives and getting nothing but pain and grief in return. A family member called 911 stating that the pit bull attacked the child and would not let go. WATCH: A video of a dog attacking a horse on a beach near Wollongong. During that 36-year period, only 0.0012 percent of the estimated Pit Bull population was involved in a fatal attack. 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. One of Astacio’s three daughters called 911. The dead eye stare in the 2016 pic is not a great combo with a dog physically capable of killing someone. Or doing anything else to signal any other reason to suddenly be a menacing threat. Pit Bull Kills Owner. Google “pit bull history” to understand why. Well said. And a big, un-neutered pit bull. Piney was a rescue (who he got at 3 months old so I don’t know what kind of a rescue that is). Another 42 people escaped with lesser injuries from attacks in which others were killed and disfigured. Google “pit bull attack” and click News. They are quite conscious of the fact that the dog is a stone cold biter. I believe the term sociopath might be the word you’re looking for. If they do bite out of fear (IF! Melissa Astacio, 44-years old, died after being viciously attacked by her pet pit bull. The Thornhill family apparently no longer lives in the same house. They can stop people from having seizures. Play Video. 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 was pronounced dead at 6:20 p.m.”. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (346) of these deaths. No way I would want a pit bull around when in such a vulnerable position! Davenport’s wife Elaine, to whom he was married for 54 years, and his two sons and daughters have reportedly told local media that they would like to see Oklahoma pass stricter dog laws. He also has a six year old child. The Rhode Island legislature prohibited breed-specific legislation in 2013, undoing pit bull bans that protected communities including Pawtucket, whose ban was judicially overturned a year later. 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. The 33 fatalities were two more than the average for the decade 2010-2019. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% … "They did not wait for a stretcher or anything … she was bleeding pretty bad," he said. Oh, it’s just how you raise them, she said, so there again is part of the problem. I don’t necessarily apply blame to this dog that killed. See for yourself. Are they useful? She suffered from seizures and the details still are unclear why, our family dog attacked my mother while having a seizure. Fighting dogs were created for bloodsport and thus are not like other dogs. Did I hear correctly that the daughters want to keep the dog which killed their mother? Colleen, is this correct? Mr. glass goes on to tell the audience that his pitbull has bitten six people. “What if they had been pit bull puppies?”. They’re usually labs or Golden Retrievers. Fri., Nov. 1, 2019 timer 3 min. I guess we’ll find out if Diego/Amigo is the dog what dunnit. Every time I read “I would never have any other breed than a pit,” I have to assume that they’ve never had a normal dog. Make a splash, yell to the dog, wait for her to come to the rescue. 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. 07/11/19: 2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Kills Owner in Uniontown: He Has a Hole in His Head. We used the thesaurus. Police officers responded to the scene in … the pit bull lobby; alerts; attacks. Sue M. June 26, 2019 at 8:04 pm. The victims are four females and three males. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (346) of these deaths. Occasionally, unpredictably, the real inner animal comes out. A toddler. Police were forced to Taser the dog before they could help the victim. Do they serve, obey, protect, give comfort and cheer? The instinct to protect and serve was there already. A family member blamed the fatal attack on a possible seizure. Isn’t that a (gruesome) record for the year? They behave in ways or they do not behave in ways that help humans. • 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. update Article was updated Oct. 31, 2019. I was night staff supervisor, and I walked into the building while mouth holding a medium size flashlight, keys in one hand, and radio in my other hand. That dog is why I have loved German Shepherds ever since. A record number of dog fatalities this year, and supposedly vaping is the big problem. He’s described as a “fierce defender” of pits and said there are no bad dogs, just shitty owners. I can’t imagine loving a dog with so little love for me. The unidentified deceased was the second dog attack death in Houston in 2019. pit bull attack database; map of attacks – 2020; map of attacks – 2019; map of attacks – 2018; map of attacks – 2017; map of attacks – 2016; map of attacks – 2015; articles. Through our work, we hope to protect both people and pets from future attacks. Parents. No surprise the seizure excuse is in the forefront for reasons. This is a terrible tragedy. May 2019, Jefferson County, KY Thomas was reportedly no longer in custody as of July 2, 2014. If Piney ever kills anyone but one or both of them, the Glasses are 1000% exposed as fully liable. Next time you have a foot cramp, stand on tiptoe on that foot–and press your weight down on it as you stand tiptoe, don’t just rest your toe on the floor, you have to put your weight on it. (Worthiness to be killed and eaten by their pit bull?). Piney has to protect the female owner (the same one he bites) when she sleeps and lunges at his male owner (Ira). I have foot cramps that take me down to the ground in pain as I try to massage my foot out of its distortion. Coleman, who had a prior conviction for dealing cocaine, is now serving a nine-year sentence at Bridgeport State Prison in Texas. The first three letters of this dog DIE says it all. Normal dogs were bred to fill a specific genuine human need. The 112# mastiff was shot dead by police marksmen, and a pit bull puppy (a banned dog) was seized and later euthanized. – Louisville Courier Journal This entry was posted in 2019 Fatal Pit Bull Attack, Post CDC Acquiescence and tagged Children Killed by Pit Bulls, kentucky. By four pit bulls attacked her in Irving, Texas attack on a beach near Wollongong Garces. 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