So true. A family member blamed the fatal attack on a possible seizure. 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. Is this stupidity? Houston dog fancier killed: “Before pit bulls, it was Dobermans”? Earlier this year, Homer Utterback, 52, was brutally killed by his pet pit bull of 10 years after suffering a seizure in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. I know what *real* protection looks like in a dog, and TRUST is a huge part of it. Part of the 911 call is also played in the news video. It was just something we kids thought up to engage with our dog. I’ve got no more aches to give, heart or otherwise, for these fools who insist on having pit bulls in their home. They sense a seizure and guide the person to a place to sit and watch over them. if you are attacked; … Or doing anything else to signal any other reason to suddenly be a menacing threat. A good companion dog makes a horrible (loser) fighting dog. I feel sorry for her daughters, but yeah, I’m tired of feeling bad for these people. I can’t tell if he’s being shifty or if he’s just that stupid. In the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans. They elaborately structure their lives around the created hardship. Go ahead, have 20 of this vile shi* breed in your home, get mauled, get killed….I DONT CARE . Pit Bull is a fighting breed, not a suitable family pet. She didn’t need to be trained to rescue us. Astacio was rushed to a Rhode Island hospital and pronounced dead. That story is called Human Sacrifice. Unclear, however, is whether Gage Thornhill still lives in Hollis. “Elysandra Astacio started a GoFundMe to help pay for her mother’s funeral,” Croteau mentioned. More recently, Dustin Bryan, 21, was killed by pit bulls while sleeping on the couch of the dog owner's home in Modesto, California. We couldn’t find the right description without using swear words. No, sorry. Of course, she’s in shock, but still? I have to wonder whether the owners of these maulers who end up turning on them ever owned a normal dog. 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. On a dog that hurts us. I said arrogant. June 2019, Stanislaus County, CA Nicholas Farris, 2 Fatal pit bull-mix attack. Human beings are the only species that forces another dangerous species on itself. I care about horses but I care more about people injured and killed by dogs that are supposed to be pets. 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. News on dogs, cats, horses, wildlife, zoonoses, & nature. The 33 fatalities were two more than the average for the decade 2010-2019. An official memorandum went out to all night staff to not mouth hold flashlights around the dogs. JUST WATCHED Neighbor jumps into action when dog attacks 6-year-old. Don’t miss the Craven Desires run down on it. Dianne Reves, 70-years old, was mauled to death by a pack of loose dogs in her own backyard. I really hope it doesn’t come to one or both of them getting seriously mauled or killed by their pit bull. All my fault. He said that’s not the right word. Afterwords my boyfriend and I could not think of what you would call somebody who thinks like that. 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. 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. Absolutely! 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 … You are sharing your house with a predator, and all you have standing between you and grisly ending is luck. | 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. 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. 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. Fatal pit bull attack. The president of the Pit Bull Federation of South Africa, Jeanette Ersmus, said pit bull attacks were on the rise. Pitbull attacking horse. 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. Feeding the stone cold biter kangaroo meat that costs $90/week. I hope the authorities will do the right thing and put it down. “Astacio was pronounced dead at 6:20 p.m.”. (See “National Pit Bull Awareness Month” opens with two pit bull fatalities.). Eight pit bull/blue heeler mixes belonging to a neighbor, with pit bull conformation but blue heeler markings, were impounded at the scene. 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. Because GSDs, unlike pit bulls, are not zero-mistake dogs. The victims are four females and three males. And a big, un-neutered pit bull. Dogs of other or unknown breeds have killed 14 Americans in 2019, only two of them in the second half of the year. 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." Colleen, is this correct? (huh?) If he does, he would have been a classmate of Garces at Gillentine Elementary School, probably one year behind him. The family dog is believed to be an 8-year old pit bull. 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. ‘”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’. Published: 13/06/2019Updated: 15 June 2019 12:31 PM. Somerset, MA - A 44-year old woman died after being mauled by a family pit bull. https://www.health.com/condition/antisocial-personality-disorder/sociopath-traits. He also has a six year old child. 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. Not that they are wasting their lives on a stone cold biter. 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. 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. 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. A third pit bull found at the scene reportedly belonged to Garces, the victim. These numbers will be updated with the final totals for 2019 in early 2020. 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.”. So they create it. Police shot two pit bulls allegedly belonging to brothers Jacob Benavidez, 53, and Ruben Benavidez, 44, at the scene. Will that one mature, They are quite conscious of the fact that the dog is a stone cold biter. I don’t necessarily apply blame to this dog that killed. And there may be a possible third one in Houston? 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. Pit bull attacks happen daily across the US. If you can’t trust the dog, you’re not being protected. Google “pit bull history” to understand why. 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. 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. Last night I listened to the interview with Ira Glass, The host of the NPR show This American life. Replay. “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. Vet Issues Statement. The story is sickening. But when the interviewer points out that his dog, Piney, drew blood, he calls them bloody nips. That is truly a hard eye. This breed needs to be banned , ecspecially as ” service dogs ” ….it’s ABSURD. ... running straight toward the pit bull. That was more than twice as many dogs as the sum of all other breeds involved in multiple attacks. The first three letters of this dog DIE says it all. 11/08/19: 2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Found Dead in Modesto Home, Two Pit Bulls Suspected A good dog is a dog that is useful and helps people. http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/ has the dog bite related fatalities for 2019 at 47 so far. Fighting dogs were created for bloodsport and thus are not like other dogs. Pit bull attack fatality #33 of 2019 was Melissa Ausmus Astacio, 44, of Somerset, Rhode Island. “light up”, to maim and kill neighbors, pedestrians, passersby, both pets and people ? “What if they had been pit bull puppies?”. Will they get another pit in the future? Pit/blue heeler mixes from pack that killed Cledith Ray Davenport. 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.”. and have a seizure, and not be severely mauled or killed. A male neighbor who was not identified told WJAR that first responders carried the woman from her home over their shoulders. “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? Aug. 21, 2019, 1:35 PM UTC. Johana Villafane, 33, died after her own pit bulls attacked her in Irving, Texas. They just aren’t too particular about whose blood gets spilled to appease the angry Dog God, apparently. medical studies; media articles; resources. I could be cynical and say that Piney and the Glasses deserve each other. Pit bull attacks have increased 830% in seven years in the US and Canada. Melissa Astacio suffered a seizure Friday evening in her Somerset home. During the warm months of the year, we would go swimming in a rural lake outside our small town. They don’t KILL the person. Piney was a rescue (who he got at 3 months old so I don’t know what kind of a rescue that is). An Eltingville couple's dog was brutally killed by a passing Pit bull being walked by a grade school child on Mar. The instinct to protect and serve was there already. 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What horrific deaths these human victims endured. I would not be surprised if one of the daughters wants to keep the poor, misunderstood fur baby. That’s the truly despicable part of all this. Did I hear correctly that the daughters want to keep the dog which killed their mother? Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. That was her breeding at work. 2019 dog bite fatality victims Dianne Reves. Lana Bergman, 70-years old, was killed by four pit bulls belonging to guests on her property. Piney attacks men on the street if they make eye contact. People can have a friendly breed, such as a Labrador, a Golden, a Beagle, a Dachshund, etc. We’re wasting our lives on a dog that’s not grateful. "They did not wait for a stretcher or anything … she was bleeding pretty bad," he said. I’m just thankful they never hurt a person. I guess we’ll find out if Diego/Amigo is the dog what dunnit. This is a terrible tragedy. A toddler. Pit bull attack: Dog filmed viciously biting horse on Wollongong beach. A record number of dog fatalities this year, and supposedly vaping is the big problem. 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. A family member called 911 stating that the pit bull attacked the child and would not let go. Who brings their pitbull to a wedding? 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. Fatal dog attacks are exceedingly rare - on average in the U.S., lightning strikes cause more fatalities (~38/year) than dogs (~31/year). Great post, several key points very well said and very nicely stated. The always friendly dog immediately went into menacing threateningly mode. Or do anything to change face appearance. ... Annie L. Williams (71) – Killed by pit bull after 10 minute attack … Just the family & the family dog. I stopped reading at that point. There is simply no place for them in our society. Parents. 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. 07/11/19: 2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Kills Owner in Uniontown: He Has a Hole in His Head. That could have been the end of me. 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. They behave in ways or they do not behave in ways that help humans. 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. 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. 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%. Content Continues Below I can’t helping thinking that the parents view themselves as rescue angels. Harmon Electric Company workers found his mauled remains shortly after noon. The 112# mastiff was shot dead by police marksmen, and a pit bull puppy (a banned dog) was seized and later euthanized. Both Benavidez brothers were arrested on charges of manslaughter in the second-degree and cruelty to animals. She suffered from seizures and the details still are unclear why, our family dog attacked my mother while having a seizure. "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 … Piney was fine until the wedding. May 8, 2019 at 2:15 am Calm down Joanne, you’ll give yourself a nosebleed. 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. Thornhill suffered a skull fracture and multiple other injuries that left him unable to walk. Piney has to protect the female owner (the same one he bites) when she sleeps and lunges at his male owner (Ira). I’ve done stories about seizure dogs. Neighbors, witnesses react after 9-year-old's death from pit bull attack Aug. 20, 2019 01:51. “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. Regarding celebrity pit owners, I was just reading a rolling stone article about Adam Driver. I am done feeling bad for adult pit bull owners when their dog kills them. What the …??? I don't know how or what to do.". The victims are still looking for the owner of the pit bull. These man-made monsters are a scourge on society. The show covers four stories of pets doing incredible things. I say that is a breed not suitable for ANY home, because anyone can have an accident, a seizure, a heart attack, etc. 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? Melissa Astacio, 44-years old, died after being viciously attacked by her pet pit bull. Victor Garces, 12, of Hollis, Oklahoma, population 1,894, on December 13 became 2019 pit bull attack victim #30 after falling ill at school. 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? “I don’t know what to make of it, but I know that it wasn’t on purpose,” Heaven Astacio insisted. One of Davenport’s own schnauzers was found dead in the ditch beside him. 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. They have instincts, and they follow those instincts. Much praise & love once we got on dry land. Besides having multiple pit bulls and inadequate containment, this dog breed itself was never meant to be family pets. I had about 110 pounds of GSD puppies (three of them) on top of my chest licking me in the face. Melissa Ausmus Astacio & pit bull who killed her. 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. Updated 4:48 PM ET, Wed July 24, 2019 . 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. Mr. glass goes on to tell the audience that his pitbull has bitten six people. “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. Pit roulette. I just can’t. If Piney ever kills anyone but one or both of them, the Glasses are 1000% exposed as fully liable. 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. Piney has to wear a muzzle. “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.”. 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. I remember when 36 was a lot. What a contrast to the idiocy spouted by the “expert.”. At any rate, he’s using moral agency terms for dogs, when those terms apply only to humans. The dead eye stare in the 2016 pic is not a great combo with a dog physically capable of killing someone. Oh, it’s just how you raise them, she said, so there again is part of the problem. 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. Pit bull fatalities #32 and #33 both occurred on December 21, 2019. 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. 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. 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. He’s described as a “fierce defender” of pits and said there are no bad dogs, just shitty owners. 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. It’s repulsive, to think of someone cutting off their own arm and feeding it to their dog. Occasionally, unpredictably, the real inner animal comes out. The 2007 fatality total was a then-record 14. 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). But it’s what my husband and I are doing. Just a normal dog. They’re amazing. I can’t imagine loving a dog with so little love for me. https://www.thisamericanlife.org/480/animal-sacrifice, https://nycityonahill.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/bad-dog-lover/. Pit bull advocates asserted that his pit bull had raced to his rescue. 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. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (346) of these deaths. Yes, that would be permanently. It hurts to start doing–like, it hurts as you start to rest your weight on it–but it fixes the cramp almost immediately. JCAHCO accredited, every detail was frequently heavily scrutinized. One of Astacio’s three daughters called 911. I opened my mouth, dropping the flashlight, and it was all full friendly in an instant. If they do bite out of fear (IF! 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. And these are a breed that supporters tout as being appropriate for service dogs and police dogs? 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. My 13-year old little sister ran to get help but she passed away due to her injuries. But the last story is an interview of Ira himself. The attack happened when the officer went to Millard's house to retrieve the scooter. The family pit bull suspected in the mauling death of its owner in Somerset, Massachusetts. Elysandra writes, "On Dec. 20, 2019 my mother passed away unexpectedly. We live in a world where facts don’t matter anymore. 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. See for yourself. Are any of the daughters eighteen? The corresponding total for 2007 was just 31. Fighting dogs were bred to fill humans’ wicked appetites for violence, cruelty, and greed. Three pit bulls were impounded at the scene. I fell very badly in a dog pen a week ago. Play Video. But that they are endangering everyone who comes into contact with Piney, and they know this, and they consider themselves virtuous martyrs. How about that it is a pit, it’s in the genes. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% … (Phillips, Kenneth, Pit Bull Killings - 2019, https://bit.ly/2S5zcko .) Wow. Tiara Deshawn Thomas and Timothy Dewayne Coleman, 34, were both criminally charged for the attack about six months later. Infant in a stroller. Are they useful? Google “pit bull attack” and click News. They couch it in the form of morbid humor, but there it is. 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. Make a splash, yell to the dog, wait for her to come to the rescue. Border collies herd, pointers point, and pit bulls maul by … 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. There are reports the breed was a pit bull, but ACT Police has yet to confirm the dog type. A “good” (useful, skilled, fulfills its purpose) fighting dog makes a horrible pet. 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. She was the best, and to say that I adored her would be an understatement. 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. 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 wonder how often the “seizure” is just an excuse, family members trying to cover for pit bulls that attacked with zero unusual circumstances. 2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Kills 44-Year Old Female Owner in Somerset, Massachusetts. Isn’t that a (gruesome) record for the year? What a gore fest this set of Friday night fatals has been. 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. June 2019, Ventura County, CA Maria Crawford, 54 Fatal pit bull attack. The Thornhill family apparently no longer lives in the same house. Police were forced to Taser the dog before they could help the victim. read. The entire interview Mr. Glass is chuckling. the pit bull lobby; alerts; attacks. But HEY, let’s make them all service dogs! Two of those six people were children at the same wedding. I don’t know how or what to do. I can’t imagine bringing into my house a dog from a bloodline of maulers. But the corresponding total for 2007 was 79. The news story didn’t state that, but Good God, the one daughter said she didn’t “blame” the dog for killing her mother. Melissa Astacio, 44-years old, died after being viciously attacked by her pet pit bull.
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