Saturday, November 7, 2015

NATIONAL PIT BULL VICTIM AWARENESS - KYLEE JOHNSON, 13 MONTHS, LOUISVILLE KY - ON NOV. 6, 2005, THE FAMILY'S PIT BULL WAS IN ITS HOME WHEN IT TURNED ON THE TODDLER WHILE IT WAS BEING FED




According to police, the girl's mother or grandmother was feeding the dog when it attacked the girl for unknown reasons, mauling her head. The attack occurred at the family's home on November 6, 2005 and she was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead two hours after the incident. The pit bull named "Sig" suddenly bit the toddler on the back of her head and "wouldn't let go.” The police called the incident an accident and charges were not brought against the girl's parents, Jessica Maddix and Derrick Johnson, or any other family member.

For more on Kylee’s story:   http://bit.ly/1FYid8C

www.NationalPitBullVictimAwareness.org


http://www.dogsbitedecatural.com/2011/09/louisville-ky-november-6-2005-look-back.html

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(LOUISVILLE) -- A 14-month-old girl died Sunday, Nov. 6, 2005,  after being attacked by a pit bull that belonged to her family. Kylee Johnson died about two hours after she was bitten in the back of the head. WAVE 3's David McArthur reports.
Kylee died just after 3 p.m. Sunday at Kosair Children's Hospital from a dog bite to the head, Jefferson County deputy coroner Walt Elder said Monday.
Looking at the dog isolated in quarantine, Metro Animal Services Director Gilles Meloche didn't seem surprised by the deadly attack. "He's very distant, doesn't approach. Doesn't want to be bothered."
Investigators say the dog was in its Lake Dreamland home about 1 p.m. Sunday when it turned on 14-month-old Kylee Johnson while it was being fed.
She was taken to Kosair Children's Hospital, but died shortly after 3 p.m.. from the dog bite in her head.
Officials at Metro Animal Services emphasize any dog bite is serious, but say a bite from a pit bull can be lethal because of the way the jaw locks.
They do not advise having pit bulls around children, and owners of pit bulls are also advised to take serious precautions.
Meloche says "It's safe if you take all the precaution that is needed. That is: make sure it's coming from a family that has never been used to fight. A family that the genes are good, they are good with other pets, and never shown aggression."
The parents have surrendered the pit bull to authorities. It will remain in quarantine for 10 days to make sure it doesn't have rabies before it's put to sleep.
Meloche says because Kylee's dad, Derrick Johnson, signed the dog over to Animal Services, a judge's order won't be needed to euthanize it.
Police do not expect to file any charges.
Meloche says there is a lesson here for all dog owners, regardless of the breed, who show any aggressive signs. "All the time, you have to favor your kids before the dog. It's a tough decision, but the best decision."
Johnson told WAVE he never had any problems with the dog before, and he asked that the family's privacy be respected awhile before making further comments.
Police do not expect to file any criminal charges against Kylee's parents.

http://www.wave3.com/story/4083615/14-month-old-girl-dies-after-pit-bull-attack

1 comment:

Sweetie Pie said...

Wow, so much has changed since 2005 -- and not for the good. Animal Services / Animal Control everywhere now say pit bulls are just like any dog, genes have nothing to do with it, there's no locking jaw, dachshunds bite more, they need to wait for a judge's order to destroy a mauling / killing pit bull type dog, and that everyone should get one -- including pit bulls from fight busts -- to be around their small children. Nowadays they also promptly fire any staff member who says, as this one does, that a pit bull should be put down.

Why are these pit-bull lobbyist lies the only things they chose to learn from the rain of deaths by pit bull? As far as I know, taxpayers still pay for Animal Control / Animal Services. They should be serving us, not serving the professional lobbyists who moved from working for Big Tobacco to working for the pit bull industry.