(See Houston dog fancier killed: “Before pit bulls, it was Dobermans”?). Thomas was reportedly no longer in custody as of July 2,  2014. Is this stupidity? I know what *real* protection looks like in a dog, and TRUST is a huge part of it. Dogs have no moral agency. Go ahead, have 20 of this vile shi* breed in your home, get mauled, get killed….I DONT CARE . the pit bull lobby; alerts; attacks. 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. Just a normal dog. read. An Anaheim police K-9 was attacked by a pit bull Wednesday while taking part in a search for a stabbing suspect. 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. "They did not wait for a stretcher or anything … she was bleeding pretty bad," he said. Astacio was rushed to a Rhode Island hospital and pronounced dead. Not that they are wasting their lives on a stone cold biter. 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. 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 wasn’t anything mentioned about what happened to the dog, will it be “rehomed”‘ , put down or what? Don’t miss the Craven Desires run down on it. I have to wonder whether the owners of these maulers who end up turning on them ever owned a normal dog. Aug. 21, 2019, 1:35 PM UTC. Or do anything to change face appearance. I stopped reading at that point. 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. And there may be a possible third one in Houston? During the warm months of the year, we would go swimming in a rural lake outside our small town. 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. But when the interviewer points out that his dog, Piney, drew blood, he calls them bloody nips. 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. June 2019, Stanislaus County, CA Nicholas Farris, 2 Fatal pit bull-mix attack. There is no excuse, in 2019, almost 2020, to not know the dangers of these dogs. I guess we’ll find out if Diego/Amigo is the dog what dunnit. A scary thought. 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. How about that it is a pit, it’s in the genes. 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. The president of the Pit Bull Federation of South Africa, Jeanette Ersmus, said pit bull attacks were on the rise. Quote snip: “…or doing anything else to signal vulnerability, might trigger my dog to attack and try to kill me. ‘”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’. Are they useful? Because GSDs, unlike pit bulls, are not zero-mistake dogs. But HEY, let’s make them all service dogs! 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. I can’t imagine loving a dog with so little love for me. There is simply no place for them in our society. There’s a family like that in my neighborhood. The eight-year-old pit bull was impounded. We live in a world where facts don’t matter anymore. Dogs of other or unknown breeds have killed 14 Americans in 2019,  only two of them in the second half of the year. 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. Even if it’s a dog someone has owned for years. What are the odds??? 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. 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. He calls them nips. 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. June 2019, Ventura County, CA Maria Crawford, 54 Fatal pit bull attack. Oh no! 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%. 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. This is horrendous. Will they get another pit in the future? And they revel (yes, revel … don’t mistake the sighing tone for “I gives up”) in their martyrdom. 86% of these deadly attacks (6 of 7) were carried out by pit bulls. 2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Kills 44-Year Old Female Owner in Somerset, Massachusetts. When I was a kid, my family had a wonderful GSD mix. They can stop people from having seizures. Piney has bitten 7 people, including his female owner multiple times. And the daughter thinks it was trying to help the mother, really! I don't know how or what to do.". 16. Pit Bull is a fighting breed, not a suitable family pet. And these are a breed that supporters tout as being appropriate for service dogs and police dogs? I do sometimes wonder if these people have ever enjoyed having a normal dog. I remember when 36 was a lot. 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. At about... Ed Stanley. The 112# mastiff was shot dead by police marksmen, and a pit bull puppy (a banned dog) was seized and later euthanized. 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. 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. I say that is a breed not suitable for ANY home, because anyone can have an accident, a seizure, a heart attack, etc. The Thornhill family apparently no longer lives in the same house. Power breeds observed behaving normal friendly: That is just a cover. Whatever it is, it defies belief. 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. I have foot cramps that take me down to the ground in pain as I try to massage my foot out of its distortion. I wonder how often the “seizure” is just an excuse, family members trying to cover for pit bulls that attacked with zero unusual circumstances. 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. Sue M. June 26, 2019 at 8:04 pm. I don’t necessarily apply blame to this dog that killed. 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. 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. 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 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. He also has a six year old child. • 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. “National Pit Bull Awareness Month” opens with two pit bull fatalities. Who brings their pitbull to a wedding? The mail carrier reportedly ran to Davenport’s door calling for help and shouting his name before realizing Davenport was the victim. Piney was fine until the wedding. “My 13-year-old little sister ran to get help,  but she passed away due to her injuries. I just can’t. Part of the 911 call is also played in the news video. So true. They sense a seizure and guide the person to a place to sit and watch over them. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% … if you are attacked; … Some people don’t have enough *actual* hardship in their lives. Colleen, is this correct? I could be cynical and say that Piney and the Glasses deserve each other. They just aren’t too particular about whose blood gets spilled to appease the angry Dog God, apparently. This is INSANE!!! Police shot two pit bulls allegedly belonging to brothers Jacob Benavidez,  53,  and Ruben Benavidez,  44,  at the scene. Make a splash, yell to the dog, wait for her to come to the rescue. They are doing what they were created to do, purposes which were and are noble. I can’t tell if he’s being shifty or if he’s just that stupid. She suffered from seizures and the details still are unclear why, our family dog attacked my mother while having a seizure. Merry Christmas. Melissa Astacio suffered a seizure Friday evening in her Somerset home. Sharing, with gratitude, sadness, frustration, and eternal hope. Much praise & love once we got on dry land. Houston dog fancier killed: “Before pit bulls, it was Dobermans”? medical studies; media articles; resources. and just accidentally killed mom trying to help, unbelievable. They behave in ways or they do not behave in ways that help humans. "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 … ), it’s one bite and then escape, which would be a normal dog reaction. 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.”. I hope the authorities will do the right thing and put it down. “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. The entire interview Mr. Glass is chuckling. Occasionally, unpredictably, the real inner animal comes out. What a contrast to the idiocy spouted by the “expert.”. 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. They weren’t bred/wired to attack and kill … to literally pounce on supine living creatures in their midst and maul them to death. If you trust the wrong dog, you’re also not being protected. The first three letters of this dog DIE says it all. Mendacity? Unclear,  however,  is whether Gage Thornhill still lives in Hollis. You are sharing your house with a predator, and all you have standing between you and grisly ending is luck. Feeding the stone cold biter kangaroo meat that costs $90/week. 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. Friendly breeds were not artificially selected/bred for unprovoked, no warning attacking and maiming and killing. I’ll take a normal dog any day. Wonderful summary of the purpose of dogs! That’s the truly despicable part of all this. I believe the term sociopath might be the word you’re looking for. Fighting dogs were created for bloodsport and thus are not like other dogs. 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. Pit bull attack: Dog filmed viciously biting horse on Wollongong beach. The always friendly dog immediately went into menacing threateningly mode. Do they serve, obey, protect, give comfort and cheer? It hurts to start doing–like, it hurts as you start to rest your weight on it–but it fixes the cramp almost immediately. Combined, pit bulls and rottweilers contributed to 76% of the total recorded deaths. 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. Piney attacks men on the street if they make eye contact. Great post, several key points very well said and very nicely stated. Well said. |  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. These man-made monsters are a scourge on society. JUST WATCHED Neighbor jumps into action when dog attacks 6-year-old. See for yourself. Just the family & the family dog. May 8, 2019 at 2:15 am Calm down Joanne, you’ll give yourself a nosebleed. 11/08/19: 2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Man Found Dead in Modesto Home, Two Pit Bulls Suspected 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. ... Annie L. Williams (71) – Killed by pit bull after 10 minute attack … 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. A “good” (useful, skilled, fulfills its purpose) fighting dog makes a horrible pet. One of Davenport’s own schnauzers was found dead in the ditch beside him. If so, will that be allowed? We couldn’t find the right description without using swear words. “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.”. The story is sickening. (Worthiness to be killed and eaten by their pit bull?). I said arrogant. I find this deeply ironic that people care more about horse injury than human fatalities. 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. 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. 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. And thS why these dogs should NEVER, EVER be allowed to be ” service dogs ” ! I would put Mr. and Mrs. Glass in that category. 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. The show covers four stories of pets doing incredible things. The victims are four females and three males. 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. If Piney ever kills anyone but one or both of them, the Glasses are 1000% exposed as fully liable. Updated 4:48 PM ET, Wed July 24, 2019 . But let’s pretend that it WAS for sure a seizure. Piney takes Valium. We used the thesaurus. What horrific deaths these human victims endured. Will that one mature, The instinct to protect and serve was there already. Isn’t that a (gruesome) record for the year? Pit bulls contributed to 66% (346) of these deaths. 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. 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. Pit roulette. These attacks happen daily. (Phillips, Kenneth, Pit Bull Killings - 2019, https://bit.ly/2S5zcko .) They couch it in the form of morbid humor, but there it is. Victor Garces,  12,  of Hollis,  Oklahoma,  population 1,894,  on December 13 became 2019 pit bull attack victim #30 after falling ill at school. – Louisville Courier Journal This entry was posted in 2019 Fatal Pit Bull Attack, Post CDC Acquiescence and tagged Children Killed by Pit Bulls, kentucky. Besides having multiple pit bulls and inadequate containment, this dog breed itself was never meant to be family pets. Tiara Deshawn Thomas and Timothy Dewayne Coleman,  34,  were both criminally charged for the attack about six months later. There wasn’t anything more formal to it than that. From the Boston Herald. They don’t KILL the person. Melissa Astacio, 44-years old, died after being viciously attacked by her pet pit bull. Pit/blue heeler mixes from pack that killed Cledith Ray Davenport. They elaborately structure their lives around the created hardship. 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. We’re sacrificing our lives and getting nothing but pain and grief in return. No, sorry. Piney was a rescue (who he got at 3 months old so I don’t know what kind of a rescue that is). That was more than twice as many dogs as the sum of all other breeds involved in multiple attacks. People can have a friendly breed, such as a Labrador, a Golden, a Beagle, a Dachshund, etc. May 2019, Jefferson County, KY Although I won’t say they made it easy for me to get back up, I thought to myself, If you can’t trust the dog, you’re not being protected. It was just something we kids thought up to engage with our dog. Astacio's mauling death marks the seventh adult, ages 40 to 49, killed by a dog this 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. All my fault. I opened my mouth, dropping the flashlight, and it was all full friendly in an instant. 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. Fri., Nov. 1, 2019 timer 3 min. “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? and have a seizure, and not be severely mauled or killed. The 184 child victims in 2019 represented the lowest toll since 2012. But the last story is an interview of Ira himself. 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? Johana Villafane, 33, died after her own pit bulls attacked her in Irving, Texas. 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. Are any of the daughters eighteen? I can’t helping thinking that the parents view themselves as rescue angels. A good companion dog makes a horrible (loser) fighting dog. Infant in a stroller. Pit bull attack fatality #33 of 2019 was Melissa Ausmus Astacio,  44,  of Somerset, Rhode Island. 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. Piney has to protect the female owner (the same one he bites) when she sleeps and lunges at his male owner (Ira). 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.”. A 16-year-old boy died after being attacked by three dogs while trespassing in a backyard in suburban Dallas. My mom was a single parent to us three girls.”. 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. 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 victims are still looking for the owner of the pit bull. If so, it’s not like they didn’t see this coming. A good dog is a dog that is useful and helps people. The youngest girl who witnessed this horror will be traumatized for life. Another fatality, my heart hurts. They’re usually labs or Golden Retrievers. Regarding celebrity pit owners, I was just reading a rolling stone article about Adam Driver. 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. Mr. glass goes on to tell the audience that his pitbull has bitten six people. They know who their abuser is, and they just can’t leave him. Two of those six people were children at the same wedding. Along with the stone cold biter. I can’t imagine bringing into my house a dog from a bloodline of maulers. Piney attacks when he is anxious. I fell very badly in a dog pen a week ago. As many as 11 pit/heeler mixes may have been involved,  according to the family Facebook page “Justice for Cledith.”. That dog is why I have loved German Shepherds ever since. Content Continues Below Three pit bulls were impounded at the scene. 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. ... running straight toward the pit bull. If so, they are good dogs. Lana Bergman, 70-years old, was killed by four pit bulls belonging to guests on her property. There appears to be at least one and possibly two personality disorders in this home. 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. Dianne Reves, 70-years old, was mauled to death by a pack of loose dogs in her own backyard. She didn’t need to be trained to rescue us. The family pit bull suspected in the mauling death of its owner in Somerset, Massachusetts. They are quite conscious of the fact that the dog is a stone cold biter. update Article was updated Oct. 31, 2019. Since when did people bring dogs to weddings? But don’t bring them disgusting, vile, aggressive dogs into our PUPLIC PLACES to endanger everyone else. News on dogs, cats, horses, wildlife, zoonoses, & nature. 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. Elysandra writes, "On Dec. 20, 2019 my mother passed away unexpectedly. Do I think this dog should be humanely euthanized?. Parents. “light up”, to maim and kill neighbors, pedestrians, passersby, both pets and people ? 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 he does,  he would have been a classmate of Garces at Gillentine Elementary School,  probably one year behind him. Border collies herd, pointers point, and pit bulls maul by … These numbers will be updated with the final totals for 2019 in early 2020. They have instincts, and they follow those instincts. I care about horses but I care more about people injured and killed by dogs that are supposed to be pets. Two German Shepherds were approved to be in the picture. Family member: Very saddening. I had about 110 pounds of GSD puppies (three of them) on top of my chest licking me in the face. WATCH: A video of a dog attacking a horse on a beach near Wollongong. http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/ has the dog bite related fatalities for 2019 at 47 so far. “Elysandra Astacio started a GoFundMe to help pay for her mother’s funeral,”  Croteau mentioned. By Elisha Fieldstadt. “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. The attack happened when the officer went to Millard's house to retrieve the scooter. Or doing anything else to signal any other reason to suddenly be a menacing threat. “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. 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 feel sorry for her daughters, but yeah, I’m tired of feeling bad for these people. The news story didn’t state that, but Good God, the one daughter said she didn’t “blame” the dog for killing her mother. He’s described as a “fierce defender” of pits and said there are no bad dogs, just shitty owners. 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. 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. Yes, that would be permanently. Published: 13/06/2019Updated: 15 June 2019 12:31 PM. https://www.health.com/condition/antisocial-personality-disorder/sociopath-traits. Pit bulls contributed to 66% (346) of these deaths. 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 More recently, Dustin Bryan, 21, was killed by pit bulls while sleeping on the couch of the dog owner's home in Modesto, California. No surprise the seizure excuse is in the forefront for reasons. The unidentified deceased was the second dog attack death in Houston in 2019. The attack by a pit bull sent a 19-year-old to the emergency room and one of the horses to the vet. 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." 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 … Absolutely! That is truly a hard eye. Police officers responded to the scene in … In 2019, 26 American females were killed by dogs, and 16 of the 26 were killed by pit bulls. Minutes later,  police received another call,”  Walker summarized,  “this time from someone who said he owned the dogs. Replay. They act as if pit bulls are the only dogs which can snuggle, or lick, or return love. Normal dogs were bred to fill a specific genuine human need. (huh?) My 13-year old little sister ran to get help but she passed away due to her injuries. At any rate, he’s using moral agency terms for dogs, when those terms apply only to humans. WJAR spoke to neighbors, some of whom had known Astacio since she was a little girl. Google “pit bull history” to understand why. It’s not in their nature. Harmon Electric Company workers found his mauled remains shortly after noon. JCAHCO accredited, every detail was frequently heavily scrutinized. Earlier this year, Homer Utterback, 52, was brutally killed by his pet pit bull of 10 years after suffering a seizure in Uniontown, Pennsylvania. What a gore fest this set of Friday night fatals has been. If they do bite out of fear (IF! Keep in mind: pit bulls are less than 6% of all the dogs in the USA. 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. Both Benavidez brothers were arrested on charges of manslaughter in the second-degree and cruelty to animals. Afterwords my boyfriend and I could not think of what you would call somebody who thinks like that. 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. What the …??? Did I hear correctly that the daughters want to keep the dog which killed their mother? He thinks the whole thing is funny. Sam Hussey. They obey or they do not obey. The 33 fatalities were two more than the average for the decade 2010-2019. ”. Because martyrdom proves their worthiness. Yet, they will continue to be defended, excused and exonerated for all the murder and mayhem they cause. 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. Fatal dog attacks are exceedingly rare - on average in the U.S., lightning strikes cause more fatalities (~38/year) than dogs (~31/year). A family member called 911 stating that the pit bull attacked the child and would not let go. (See “National Pit Bull Awareness Month” opens with two pit bull fatalities.). Of course, she’s in shock, but still? And a big, un-neutered pit bull. Last night I listened to the interview with Ira Glass, The host of the NPR show This American life. Wallington, Sutton, England – Victim was attacked and killed by a dog, suffering multiple injuries and a severe haemorrhage to her head and neck. Related articles: An official memorandum went out to all night staff to not mouth hold flashlights around the dogs. The 2007 fatality total was a then-record 14. 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. Coleman,  who had a prior conviction for dealing cocaine,  is now serving a nine-year sentence at Bridgeport State Prison in Texas. 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. I really hope it doesn’t come to one or both of them getting seriously mauled or killed by their pit bull. These are not arbitrary or vague categories. “Astacio was pronounced dead at 6:20 p.m.”. 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. “What if they had been pit bull puppies?”. Fighting dogs were bred to fill humans’ wicked appetites for violence, cruelty, and greed. The dead eye stare in the 2016 pic is not a great combo with a dog physically capable of killing someone. There are reports the breed was a pit bull, but ACT Police has yet to confirm the dog type. I got awful foot cramps through both of my pregnancies, and that was the fastest (and really the only) way to ease them. 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. So they create it. I don’t know how or what to do. But it’s what my husband and I are doing. 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. I’ve got no more aches to give, heart or otherwise, for these fools who insist on having pit bulls in their home. Sheriff's... Lana Bergman. In the 15-year period of 2005 through 2019, canines killed 521 Americans. 2019 dog bite fatality victims Dianne Reves. But that they are endangering everyone who comes into contact with Piney, and they know this, and they consider themselves virtuous martyrs. Google “pit bull attack” and click News. During that 36-year period, only 0.0012 percent of the estimated Pit Bull population was involved in a fatal attack. Pit Bull Kills Owner. An Eltingville couple's dog was brutally killed by a passing Pit bull being walked by a grade school child on Mar. That could have been the end of me. It’s repulsive, to think of someone cutting off their own arm and feeding it to their dog. A family member blamed the fatal attack on a possible seizure. Wow. 07/11/19: 2019 Dog Bite Fatality: Pit Bull Kills Owner in Uniontown: He Has a Hole in His Head. That story is called Human Sacrifice. A toddler. 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. He said that’s not the right word. Eight pit bull/blue heeler mixes belonging to a neighbor,  with pit bull conformation but blue heeler markings,  were impounded at the scene. Oh, it’s just how you raise them, she said, so there again is part of the problem. This is a terrible tragedy. Somerset, MA - A 44-year old woman died after being mauled by a family pit bull. This breed needs to be banned , ecspecially as ” service dogs ” ….it’s ABSURD. We’re wasting our lives on a dog that’s not grateful. I’ve done stories about seizure dogs. 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 male neighbor who was not identified told WJAR that first responders carried the woman from her home over their shoulders. Melissa Ausmus Astacio & pit bull who killed her. 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