Dogs attack woman near Atlanta

Friday, Oct. 25, 2013 8:07 AM
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STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. — Authorities say a woman was in stable condition after two dogs attacked her in Henry County.

Henry County police Sgt. Joey Smith said the woman was bitten as she walked her own dog in the Windsong Plantation subdivision in Stockbridge Thursday afternoon.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that she was flown to Atlanta Medical Center, where she underwent emergency surgery Thursday afternoon. Her name wasn’t released.

Police said the victim’s poodle was also attacked and taken to a local veterinarian for treatment.

Smith said both dogs involved were killed and rabies testing will be done on both animals. He said the dogs had been “roaming freely” in the neighborhood. Their owners were located after the attack, and it wasn’t known whether charges would be filed.

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ken8375309
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ken8375309 10/25/13 - 09:33 am
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Pit Bulls

CBS Atlanta is reporting that she was attacked by two Pit Bulls.. No big surprise here.. These dogs are bad news.. Maybe it's time for breed specific legislation, or at a minimum, strict licensing requirements, and million dollar liability requirements for those that choose to own such a vicious breed.

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RedQuinoa 10/25/13 - 11:01 am
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Agree 100%

It's the breed AND the owner. Not just the owner, as many pit bull apologists contend. These terrifying dogs should be strictly controlled.

lovemypit55
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lovemypit55 10/25/13 - 05:04 pm
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Ignorant!

For the 2 that posted the ignorant comments before me .......First of all if you have no clue what you are talking about, do us all a favor and shut your mouths! I am a responsible Pit Bull owner, I have owned Pit Bulls all of my life and never have I had a dog that was aggressive or "terrifying". These dogs are as docile as any other breed out there. It is the owners responsibility to make sure that their animals are kept secured per state law. ANY breed is capable of this type behavior without the proper training. As far as Breed Specific Legislation , Thats a joke. The state of Maryland just repealed all of its BSL because they were spending $500,000 anually to enforce these laws with absolutely no reduction in dog bites/attacks. It is because of ignorant people like yourselves that have let the media form your tiny little minds that we responsible Pit Bull owners endure the prejudice and discrimination against us and our beloved dogs. So please, before you open your mouth , do some research and base your statements on facts not your ignorant opinions!

ken8375309
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ken8375309 10/25/13 - 06:36 pm
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Typical childish name calling....

From Pit apologists. Why concern yourself with the facts, when you have your own fairytale view of reality.. Certainly all dogs are capable of aggressive behavior, but when a Pit attacks, the damage is usually catastrophic.. Far worse than most other breeds.. These dogs are ticking time bombs that are hard wired to fight,, plain and simple.. Most Homeowner's property insurers have exclusions for Pits, and the Army and USMC will not allow them on base.. Responsible homeowners with assets to protect are not the typical owners of this breed as there is too much at stake.. I sat on the jury of a civil suit of an unprovoked pit mauling from a so called "gentle" family pit, and I can assure you that I have seen things and have been presented with facts that you are completely oblivious of..
The owner of these dogs should be sitting in jail on charges of criminal negligence..

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FastFission 10/25/13 - 05:54 pm
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Breed Size

The last time I checked the CDC has a list of dog attacks by breed. If there is another data base - please advise. The large breeds are not as popular and neither are the hounds.

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lovemypit55 10/25/13 - 07:58 pm
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obviously can't read.

As for your statement on "Typical childish name calling" I have not called anyone any names . I simply stated that your comments were "Ignorant" As for these dogs being so called "Ticking time bombs" The American Temperament Test Society conducted a study in 2013 on a group of 13 large dog breeds and The Pit Bull Terrier ranked 2nd with a pass percentage of 86% only to be surpassed by the Labarador Retriever. So i am completely aware of my facts. I will not waste anymore of my valuable time debating this with such a closed minded individual as yourself. Now put that in your pipe and smoke it Mr. Knowitall!

ken8375309
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ken8375309 10/25/13 - 09:10 pm
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"As for your statement on

"As for your statement on "Typical childish name calling" I have not called anyone any names ."
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So how would you describe this statement?

"It is because of ignorant people like yourselves that have let the media form your tiny little minds that we responsible Pit Bull owners endure the prejudice and discrimination against us and our beloved dogs."
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If that is not simple childish name calling, please tell me what is? typical behavior of those fighting a losing argument.

Regarding the ATTS test, read on...

http://thetruthaboutpitbulls.blogspot.com/2010/08/there-are-three-kinds-...

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specsta 10/25/13 - 09:07 pm
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Unwise Choice For A "Pet"

Why would anyone in their right mind choose to own a breed of dog that is known to viciously kill and maul adults and children? That's like a person who throws a fragmentation hand grenade around the neighborhood, telling folks "don't y'all worry, the pin's still in it" - it's just a matter of time before tragedy strikes.

These dogs should be banned, period.

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justthefacts 10/26/13 - 07:01 am
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It's just a coincident

Every time we have one of these tragic events it involves a pit bull.

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RedQuinoa 10/26/13 - 10:21 pm
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Perception is reality

You can quote all the statistics about what a noble breed the Pit Bull is, but the truth comes out when you look at the attacks that are reported in the press - they nearly always involve a dog of the Pit Bull variety. That perception brings about the reality that they are very dangerous and unpredictable animals - even to their owners.

Rhetorical question: How often do we hear of an aggressive, vicious roaming Yorkie, Poodle, or Boston Terrier that goes out into a neighborhood, stalks, and attacks a person minding their own business? Heh.

On the other hand, when one reads a headline about a "dog attack" on a human - or other animal - it nearly always involves that noble, gentle family oriented Pit Bull breed. Ha!

This breed should be strictly regulated and owners should bear the burden of expense for that. Anyone who wants to have a Pit Bull can then "count the cost" of licensing, registration, and the responsibility for 100% control over the animal. Period.

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