Sunday, January 24, 2016

LUMBERTON NC - ROBESON COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPUTIES ARE INVESTIGATING THE DEATH OF A 7-YEAR-OLD CHILD KILLED BY DOGS - A SECOND CHILD WAS ALSO ATTACKED


boy, 7, killed by a pit bull in lumberton north carolina

http://www.twcnews.com/nc/triangle-sandhills/news/2016/01/30/friends-and-family-celebrate-life-of-boy-killed-in-robeson-county-dog-attack.html


MOST PROFOUND COMMENT:

Marc Brown Food for thought. Since September 11, 2001, jihadi extremists have killed 26 Americans on American soil. Extremists of other kinds (white power, anti-government, etc) have killed 48 Americans on American soil.

In the same period, pit bulls have -- by the most conservative record keeping -- killed 264 Americans on American soil.

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NORTH CAROLINA DEATHS  BY PIT BULL FOR THE PAST 32 YEARS:  17

NORTH CAROLINA DEATHS BY PIT BULL FOR THIS  25 YEAR PERIOD: 7
1983:  RUBY SMITH, 79
1085:  JAMES SHIRLEY, 2
1992:  BEULAH OWENS, 91
1998:  TINA PIRAINO, 9
2004:  NATHAN ROY HILL, 3
2006:  CHARLES DALTON, 52
2008:  JULIAN SLACK, 3

NORTH CAROLINA DEATHS BY PIT BULL FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS:  10
2011:  MAKAYLA WOODARD, 5   ADDYSON CAMERINO, 1
2012:  EUGENE CAMERON, 65   JAMES HUDSON, 1    MARY JO HUNT, 54
2013:  KATHERINE ADKINS, 25  
2014:  BRAELYNN COULTER, 3   ALEMEANER DIAL, 83
2015:  JOSHUA STROTHER,  6  
2016:  TALEN WEST, 7



THE SIMPLE TRUTH: THIS CHILD WAS KILLED BY 
                     PIT BREEDERS !!!!!

JANUARY 27 - LUMBERTON — Three dogs that killed a 7-year-old and injured his 8-year-old brother have tested negative for rabies, according to Robeson County Health Director Bill Smith.
One of the dogs, a male pit bull, was found dead after the attack, which killed Talan West and left Jaylan West with leg wounds. The other two dogs, which were female and mixed breed, were euthanized.
The attack occurred at about 11:20 a.m. Sunday at a home on the 2400 block of Odum Road in Lumberton, down the road from where the brothers lived.
Talan West, a first-grader at Piney Grove Elementary School, was found unresponsive with “severe puncture wounds about the body,” according to the Sheriff’s Office. Both children were taken to Southeastern Regional Medical Center, where Talan West died. Jaylan West was released from the hospital after being treated for leg injuries.
Official autopsy results are not yet available for the pit bull, but Smith said it appeared the dog had SEVERE HEARTWORMS  and became overexcited during the attack. Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said the dog did not have any obvious injuries after the incident.
THE FEMALE DOGS EACH HAD YOUNG PUPPIES, which were picked up by a rescue group, Smith said.
It remains unclear if anyone will be charged in the incident.
It’s the third fatal dog attack in Robeson County since 2012. In 2014, 83-year-old Alemeaner Dial suffered severe injuries when attacked by two family dogs at her home in Rowland and died later. In October 2012, Mary Jo Hunt, who worked with local animal rescue groups, was fatally attacked by one of several stray dogs she had taken in. Pit bulls or pit bull mixes were also involved in those attacks.

https://robesonian.com/news/83817/dogs-negative-for-rabies

http://robesonian.com/news/83775/pit-bull-attacks-kills-7-year-old

https://www.gofundme.com/4ph8vus8
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(WNCN) — The North Carolina mother of a boy who died in a pit bull attack on Sunday says she’s devastated by the incident.
Talan West, age 7, and his 8-year-old brother Jaylan were among four children chased and attacked by a group of dogs  around 11:30 a.m. Sunday near their home on Odum Road in Lumberton.
Talan was taken to the hospital, but died. The pit bull tore Jaylan’s lower leg and he now has stitches.
“I’m hurt, I keep feel like I’m trying to figure out what I could have done different,” mom Jamie West said while she struggled through tears on Monday.
The attack happened as Talan West and three of his siblings were playing in a field behind their home when they say three dogs came running after them..
“When we tried to run, we cut through the field and went to the house,” said Jaylan.
Jaylan says he jumped on top of a nearby car, but his younger brother Talan could not get away.
"One dog was on that leg, one dog was on that leg -- the "BIG ONE" just all over his face biting him up," Jaylan recalled of the attack on his brother."
The property owner declined to speak on camera but says he believes the kids somehow aggravated the dogs.
One of the dogs, a pit bull, eventually tackled Talan.  "It broke his neck but it took pretty much the entire back of his neck off and that's when he died," said mom Jamie West, who continued crying.
The attack Sunday is Robeson County’s fifth death involving a pit bull in the last five years.
William Smith with the Robeson County Health Department said people must remember that dogs are unpredictable. Smith said if confronted by a dog, do you best not to get pulled down.
“If you get pulled down, the dog is too massive, you’re not going to get back up so you’ve got to do whatever it takes,” Smith said.
Jaylan survived the attack although he now has nine stitches in his calf muscle, which was torn in the attack.
“It doesn’t feel fair at all, it don’t since I left the hospital last night, I didn’t even get a chance to hold my baby,” said mom Jamie West.
Despite the tragedy, Talan is remembered as smart and full of love.
“He always smiled, but he’s in a better place now,” said another brother, Steven West.
Officials say the dog involved died at the scene due to over excitement from the attack.
The dog owner has not been charged yet.
Talan West‘s parents were also told by DSS that they cannot have any unsupervised visits with their children while authorities investigate.
http://wncn.com/2016/01/25/nc-mom-speaks-out-after-son-dies-from-pit-bull-attack/

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 — One child was killed and his brother was injured after a Sunday dog attack in Robeson County.

Family members told WRAL News that 7-year-old Talen West and 8-year-old Jaylen West were playing in the woods near a home at 2484 Odum Road in Lumberton late Sunday morning when they encountered A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULLThe dog attacked both children.

Emergency crews were called at about 11:20 a.m. and they found Talen West unresponsive upon arrival. The brothers were taken to Southeastern Medical Center, where Talen West died.

Authorities said he had severe puncture wounds on his body.
Jaylen West was treated for leg injuries and released.

Distraught family members said that the dog had no known history of violent tendencies when he turned on them.

“Everybody is just sad and under a lot of stress right now,” said the boy’s cousin Devin West.

Devin West said that the older brother tried to fight the dog off of his younger sibling, but was unsuccessful.

“His little brother had a machete or hatchet or something and got the dog off of him, but it was too late,” he said “He got him by his neck and broke his neck.”

Robeson County sheriff’s deputies are investigating to determine what may have provoked the dog and whether charges will be filed.

“It’s a tough investigation, especially when you lose a child,” said Sheriff Kenneth Sealey.
Family members said the dog died at the scene, possibly from exhaustion or a heart attack.

http://www.wral.com/7-year-old-killed-in-robeson-county-dog-attack/15270638/

2016 - U.S. DOG BITE RELATED FATALITIES -  3  (CHILDREN)   0  (ADULTS)  

PIT BULL - 2
      LINDA YUBA COUNTY CA 
      LUMBERTON ROBESON CO NC


PIT BULL MIX - 1
      INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA  (pit bull/rottweiler mix?)


  
1-3 -  TYLER TRAMMELL-HUSTON - 9 - LINDA YUBA COUNTY CA - THE BOY WAS IN FOSTER CARE AND THE SYSTEM ALLOWED HIM TO VISIT WITH HIS 24-YEAR-OLD HALF SISTER WHO LIVED IN A TRAVEL TRAILER WITH 3 PIT BULLS.  IT APPEARS SHE LEFT HIM TO GO TO WORK AND WHEN SHE CAME BACK HE WAS MAULED TO DEATH. 

1-8/9 -  PAYTON LYRIK SAWYERS - 15 MONTHS - INDEPENDENCE GRAYSON CO VA - ATTACKED BY A PIT BULL/ROTTWEILER MIX?? ON THE NIGHT OF JANUARY 6 AT A HOME OF 2 PEOPLE SAID TO BE HER BABYSITTERS - SHE WAS RUSHED TO A HOSPITAL IN NC WITH SEVERE HEAD INJURIES AND WAS PLACED ON LIFE SUPPORT- SHE DIED ON JAN 8 OR 9, 2016. 


1-24 - TALEN NATHAN WEST - 7 - LUMBERTON ROBESON CO NC - PIT BULL - TWO 7 AND 8-YEAR-OLD BROTHERS WERE PLAYING IN A WOODED AREA NEAR THEIR HOME WHEN A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL THAT THEY WERE FAMILIAR WITH  ATTACKED THEM - 8-YEAR-OLD JAYLEN WAS BITTEN ON HIS LEGS BUT IT GOT TALEN BY THE NECK AND BROKE IT - HE WAS NOT RESPONSIVE WHEN FIRST RESPONDERS ARRIVED.

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

And the body count rises. It's only January 24, and three children are dead already. Cue the nutters in the comments of the latest fatality article defending pit bulls. I don't even have to go there to know it's happening.

I feel awful for the brother that survived this. This has got to stop.

Unknown said...

They had to shoot the dog to get him off the boy. The victim's neck was broken.

Sweetie Pie said...

William Smith of Robeson County Health Department needs to be fired and replaced. How dare he respond so casually and callously to this case, by telling that a little boy really just had to be sure a HUGE PIT BULL doesn't get him on the ground? "Do what it takes" he says. What's a little seven-year-old to do confronted by a PIT BULL?

This is a new kind of victim blaming. I expect it from people who think their jobs are to protect animals above all else. I'm appalled to hear this kind of remark from someone employed to protect public health and safety.

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

I'm waiting on dogsbite.org to update to get her take on this. Here's one comment to the fact that the dog's owner has not been named and the children are not allowed to speak unsupervised to the parents until the investigation is over:


"I'm willing to bet that the reason there have been so many fatalities there is that the population of pit bulls there is extremely high. That is why they are being careful-- that's their voter base."

How I yearn for the days when I was growing up when all of us walked everywhere....miles and miles we walked playing and laughing through woods, across fields, up mountains, down dirt roads, in parks, along river banks, in parks, water falls. I'm saying I did this from the age these boys are until a young adult and never once did I ever lay eyes on a pit bull. Now I can't even go into my back yard without hearing and seeing not one but many XXL huge monsters!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, the property owner says the boys must have aggravated the dogs. Well, Mr. Property owner, you sure as hell just aggravate me, so you're damned lucky I don't live in NC. If a dog gets to execute a death sentence for aggravation, a human out to be able to as well.

Jensen Family said...

I agree! What an atrocious statement! Let's see if you can stay on your feet when a huge pitbull comes after you, William Smith. What an insensitive moron!

Farmer Jane said...

Blame the victim. A child who couldn't defend himself, and who now can't speak for himself. You can't get much lower than that.

Decatur, I, too, remember a childhood where these dogs were not a factor. Mom sent us out in the morning and we had to be back by suppertime. My own kids never had that. They were never able to ride their bikes in the neighborhood, or walk to a friend's house, or even to the bus stop. That part of their childhood was stolen from them by pit bulls and their narcissistic, brainless owners. I will be forever bitter about that, and I will never forgive them.

This poor child. My heart goes out to his family, especially his brother. This should not have happened. We tell our kids that monsters don't exist, then our neighbor keeps one (or several) as a pet.

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe the comments. The owner blaming the boys. He believes the kids somehow aggravated the dogs. Nice belief, but were you monitoring your pit bulls? How do you know those children did anything to "aggravate" your pit bulls? What exactly did those children do?

Why were the pit bulls off property? Does that matter? Is that even a part of the equation? Just automatically blame the kids for aggravating a pack of pit bulls.

William Smith, is this the new "protect yourself from a dog attack" tactic? Not getting pulled down? I'm sure even you would have a difficult time defending yourself from a pack of pit bulls.

A young boy lost his life because society is too stupid to outlaw pit bulls. We get to hear excuses. The kids aggravated the pit bulls, don't get pulled down, dogs are unpredictable...

You know how they say it takes three things to lead up to accidents? In this case, 1. pit bulls 2. irresponsible owner 3. totally lax restrictions on pit bulls

These "accidents" will continue to occur but they don't have to. Fix any one of the 3 problem areas, and pit bull attacks will be greatly reduced. Our lawmakers don't want to take this on because they're either lazy, don't care, or they're into dog fighting.

Jensen Family said...

Why is social services involved and keeping the children away from the parents? Is it purely a result of them being left alone to play outside? i don't know the story but here is a perfect example of why government agencies should NOT be so big and heavily depended on.... The same organization that is inappropriately micro managing a situation like this, will allow a foster child to spend a night in a trailer with 3 Pitbulls. Is that hypocracy at its best?! So sad for this family!

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

I hope a family member or friend comes forward and explains this soon, Jensen Family. Are the "powers that be" concerned about a future law suit? These kids are minors...I don't know why social services can do this unless they've had some contact previously. But the brother was talking freely to the local media cameras and the facts pretty much speak for themselves. What motive would the parents have to influence their description of what happened?

Also, if anyone can explain this...it doesn't look like the kids were up near the dog owner's house, but they were crossing a field that was between the woods and their own house that belonged to the dog owners. And whose car was it that the older boy jumped up on to get away and where was it parked and who was the woman that gave the victim CPR and is possibly a witness? I hope this family gets some legal support!

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

OK, I just found a video I had missed:

http://www.wral.com/7-year-old-killed-in-robeson-county-dog-attack/15270638/

It all occurred near a barn and the pit bull that had puppies was kept in that barn. These people might as well have been keeping a tiger in that barn!

Dayna Hamilton said...

Yep! That was my thought as well JF.

Anonymous said...

In this state and in this county, even some government officials are involved in dog fighting. It's big in that county

There is clearly a planned and organized assault going on against the child's family in order to protect the pit bull breeder dog owners, and the other local pit breeders

The family needs to go to state authorities and file complaints

This person Fa Kyu who is posting about social services and this family is clearly involved

Could the family look at her photo and identify her? I hope that victim advocacy group are saving her photo. I have a copy

She has a relative who works in the ER of the local hospital where the child was taken who is also involved in this attack on the child's family

What social services department is involved in this scam? Is it through the sheriff's department? Could someone identify the authorities who are empowered to remove children in this county as I want to write about this

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

Lumberton is the county seat:

http://co.robeson.nc.us/departments-p-z/social-services/

Where can I find a picture of her?

Anonymous said...

Cheap, trashy girl exposing her cleavage

https://www.facebook.com/people/Fa-Kyu/100011206178170

Someone from the family must know who this maniac is

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

After reading some more of her comments, I would doubt that this is her picture, or, she is older now. I believe she is Jamie's age or older and this is "UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL" for her. It's her speech patterns and use of words...she is very wordy, authoritarian (BOSSY) judgmental.

I suppose a 22-yr-old could speak this way, but it comes off older to me.

Anonymous said...

Can someone with a FB sccount post screenshots of what she is posting on FB with that fresh new FB account? https://www.facebook.com/people/Fa-Kyu/100011206178170


I can't see anything but the photo and name on the page as i don't have FB

I hope people are keeping screenshots of as much of this as they can

This whole things stinks to the heavens and governmental abuse is all over this. A state authority needs to step into this and be transparent about this and investigate this social services department.



Anonymous said...

That William Smith of Roberson County Health department is also involved in the wacky "lets' pretend we're judges" Teen Court that the social service investigator's daughter is involved in

One big happy family huh?

William Smith was also involved in the pit nutter rescue angel death in Roberson County

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2012/10/2012-dog-bite-fatality-pembroke-dog-rescuer-killed-by-own-dogs.html

This guy seems to be around a lot of pit bull related deaths there and there seems to be a constant aura of excuses for pit bulls coming from Roberson County authorities

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

Anon 10:04pm ...The words are so harsh and gossipy that in better judgement I chose not to publish the comment from her that I received. Colleen has saved them all I think. It would please this GOD-WANNA-BE very much to see her words on our posts. Give me time to go over it and I will see if there's some parts I can screen shot. This is the Mother and Father of this dead little boy that was literally shredded and eaten by a pit bull. No matter what they have done, they did not do this to their child. This gossip doesn't seem to have the ability to shut her mouth up. Too bad because there is this something called Karma - what goes around comes around...be careful woman...one day it's going to sneak up and bite you in the ass!!!

Anonymous said...

It's insane, really insane, and I've never seen anything this bad with the involvement of this insane person with local authorities in persecuting these people

The guilty party is not even being touched! The dog owners are just getting away with murder


This kind of online stalking is a crime but the worse crime is the collusion of local authorities with this

It's also odd. How did this insane person find your page if she claims no interest in pit bulls? Why would she send this to you? STINKS all of it doesnt it

Decatur AL livin nt to 4 pits said...

Anon 10:04pm - Her FB page consists of 14 posts. Each shared a picture and story of this pit bull mauling death. And then she would comment saying that she got deleted when she commented on others pages so noone can delete her on this one. She has one or two other women commenting with her. Her comments are basically that it was neglect for these boys to be where they were with a machete or sharp knife. More comments were made about how the father and mother acted when EMS arrived and who did what when and who said what when??? In everything I have read that she wrote there is accusations of drugs, writing insufficient funds checks and "popping out one baby after the other" (her words) She is adamant in her judgement that these kids have lived in hell their entire life and need the wonderful life that social services is going to give them!!! At the end an older woman comments that a lot of what has been said is not true and that she knows this family and is a close friend. She comes back that they need to be taken away and she will never get them again.

YOU KNOW WHAT....THESE KIDS ARE GETTING OLDER AND AS EACH ONE TURNS 16...IF THEY LOVE THEIR MOTHER, THEY'LL COME BACK TO HER...SHE MAY NOT SEE THEM FOR A WHILE...BUT THEY WILL COME BACK OF THEIR OWN FREE WILL AND HELP HER COPE WITH THE LOSS OF THIS CHILD... SHE WILL NOT "LOSE" THEM FOREVER!!!!