Wednesday, April 24, 2013

FULTON COUNTY, UNION CITY GA - A 2-YEAR-OLD BOY KILLED BY FAMILY'S PIT BULL THEY HAD 8 YEARS NAMED "KISSY FACE"



UPDATE:  THE CHILD HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AS BEAU RUTLEDGE

Two-year-old Beau Rutledge was killed by his family's "pet" pit bull

FATHER HAD TO BE TASED
Photo: Update on fatal pit bull mauling in Fulton County, GA; police defend their actions restraining the boy's father: http://blog.dogsbite.org/2013/04/2013-dog-bite-fatality-fulton-county.html
     DOES HE WANT KISSY FACE BACK?????


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ANOTHER STORY

UPDATE:  POLICE WERE ABLE TO CORRAL THE PIT BULL IN THE BATHROOM UNTIL ANIMAL CONTROL ARRIVED

Fulton County Police said a child is dead after being attacked by the family dog about 1:30pm Wednesday.  The attack happened on Sierra Trail in the Wexford subdivision Wednesday afternoon. This is an unincorporated area in South Fulton County near Union City which is 20 miles southwest of Atlanta. According to police, the 2-year-old boy's mother went to the bathroom and returned to find her child dead.  The mother called 911 and said her child had been attacked by their dog.  The family had the dog for 8 years.

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Culprit: The family had owned the dog for eight years when it killed the 2-year-old boy on Wednesday

THE DOG WAS NAMED "KISSY FACE"

NANNY DOG?!? A CRUEL SALES PITCH OR SICK PRACTICAL JOKE?



2013-PIT BULL TYPE DOGS HAVE KILLED A PERSON IN U.S. EVERY 9.64 DAYS

 1.  1-8 - Betty Todd - 65 -Greenwood SC - Family's Pit Bull
                          
                         (11 day interval) 

 2.  1-19 - Christian Gormanous - 4 - Conroe TX - Neighbor's Pit Bull
                           
                          (20 day interval) 

 3.  2-8 - Elsie Grace - 92 - Hemet CA - Son's 2 Pit Bulls
                           
                          (8 day interval)

 4.  2-16 - Isaiah Aguilar - 2 - Sabinal TX - Neighbor's Pit Bull
                            
                          (14 day interval) 

5.  3-2  - Ryan Maxwell Borchardt - 7 - Galesburg IL - Friend's Pit Bull
                             
                          (4 day interval) 

6.  3-6 - Daxton Borchardt - 14 Mos - Walworth WI - Babysitter's 2 Pit Bulls
                             
                           (21 day interval)

7. 3-26 - Monica Renee Laminack - 21 Mos - Bryan Co GA - Family's 7 Pit Bulls
                             
                           (12 day interval) 

8.  4-7  - Tyler Jett - 7 - Callaway FL - Neighbor's 2 Bulldogs
                             
                           (4 day interval) 

9.  4-11 - Claudia Gallardo - 38 - Stockton CA - Acquaintance's Pit Bull
                              
                           (12 day interval)

10. 4-23 - Jordyn Arndt - 4 - Prairie City IA - Babysitter's American Staffordshire Terrier
                              
                           (1 day interval)

11. 4-24  - Beau Rutledge - 2 year old boy - Fulton County GA - Family's Pit Bull


NON BITE RELATED FATALITY
1.   2-22 - James Hardin, 62, Baltimore MD - was walking down the street when 2 PIT BULLS began chasing and attempting to attack him and he turned to flee and stepped into traffic and was killed


5 comments:

orangedog said...

I wonder if the nutters who put up Nanny Dog posters at pet expos feel an ounce of shame for being lying shitheads.

Anonymous said...

No, they don't. They're psychopaths. All the feel is their phony righteous indignation when anyone points out the FACTS about pit bulls. They are INCAPABLE of feeling for anyone but themselves.

Anonymous said...

As angry and impatient as I get at parents who keep pit bulls and small children in the same house, that photo of Beau's father really chokes me up. Poor fellow is totally heartbroken :(

Another hard lesson learned too late.

Jenny R. said...

@anon that said the bit about Jeremiah's heartbreak--me too! The look on his face still feels like a choke in the throat every time I see it.

This family wasn't the typical angry/blind nutters... Just innocent people duped by pit propoganda. This gets me so hard because Mr.Rutledge looks like my brother in law, he and my sister are good, but thoroughly duped people whose dog looks JUST LIKE Kissy Face. She is half the age of Kissy, and the very last time I ever saw her, (my sister's dog, for clarity) she lunged for my 4yo daughter's face--NEVER HAVING SHOWN AGGRESSION BEFORE!!

This is a loved, even spoiled, spayed, exercised, socialized, trained, well-fed family dog raised from puppyhood. My sis is trying for a baby. Despite her dog's sudden, unexpected, UNPROVOKED* lunge, and me desperately sending my sister information and data and news and concern...

She's willingly turning a blind eye to it. She wouldn't even open any of the links or messages. She went "nutter" on me for trying to warn her--denialdenialdenial, ad hominem, false analogies, the works! She stopped talking to me altogether. :(

I don't want to see another innocent life snuffed out as a sacrifice to someone's ago. I don't want ANY baby destroyed in such a horrific way. I don't want to see my BIL devastated on his doorstep like Jeremiah. I don't even know what my sister would do.

Anywhoo, enough of my personal ramble. PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE, dear reader, if you are one of those on the fence, please keep reading. Keep investigating. Please grasp the gravity of the pit bull problem. Please don't endanger others. Please don't enable endangerment by not supporting BSL.

Please heed these tragedies, so that you may not orchestrate one of your own. This isn't about hating dogs, this is about loving people, especially the breed's favored target--children, often those "in the family". Just because a pit hasn't attacked today doesn't mean it won't attack tomorrow.

I feel deeply for the Rutledge family. These are great people/parents, good dog owners, good Samaritans, and all around "together" people. They are quite active in the church, and actually adhere to the tenets of kindness, hard work, and compassion. These are not some "trailer-dwelling" "thug" "low-life"s. Angela focused her grief and created a charity focused on awareness, breed education, and dog attack prevention. For which she created a website that features her story and honors Beau's memory.
http://www.babybeaufoundation.org/

It's certainly tragic that the real facts about pit bull type dogs came too late... But it's both a relief and an inspiration that they are not defending the animal or breed, and are even going a step further to get the word out.

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

Thanks for sharing your experience Jenny R. and I'm glad your daughter's face did not get bit. We all have our close relatives that we no longer go around because they put their pit bulls above the welfare of the children. But the little children get no choice in the matter unless the adults protect them. This is not an easy thing to do. Believe me, I'm speaking from personal experience. My 2 little granddaughters "other grandmother" sleeps with her 2 pit bulls in the bed with her everynight. When my 1st granddaughter was 4 months old - before she could even sit up - I saw a picture of her being placed on the back of one of these pit bulls....The old 'RIDE THE PIT LIKE A HORSE TRICK CAUSE IT'S A NANNY DOG AND WONT HURT THE BABY' SYNDRONE. NONE OF THIS IS EASY !!!