Sunday, June 18, 2017




DETROIT - Surgeons reattached a 10-year-old girl's arm after a vicious attack by a  PIT BULL  Saturday on Detroit’s east side and police said her condition is "looking optimistic."
The girl was with her aunt, visiting with neighbors at about 1:15 p.m. in the yard of a home in the 10700 block of Beaconsfield Street, near Whittier Avenue. The residents of the home locked their pit bull away in a second-floor gated room while they had company over due to previous incidents.
The dog escaped confinement Saturday afternoon and attacked the girl.
"The occupants knew the dog was a vicious animal, so when strangers are around they secure the dog. But in this instance, the dog left the upstairs, came down, the gated door was ajar, the dog left and immediately began attacking this child," Chief James Craig said.
The girl’s 55-year-old aunt intervened and shielded the girl from the dog. The woman was attacked and suffered injuries to her leg.
A neighbor heard screams from across the street and came running with a shovel. He beat the dog as the pit bull’s teeth latched on the girl’s arm.
The girl was taken to St. John Hospital and taken into surgery. Police said she is in extremely critical condition. Police said her arm was reattached and are monitoring infection.
“Why is this dog allowed to stay here when we already have a history of the dog being vicious?” Craig asked.
According to police, the dog was quarantined last year after an attack on a DTE worker.
No one was taken into custody.


Anonymous said...

According to the nutters, all dogs bite.

This is so horrific! I cannot understand how we allow a small, shrill, vocal, insane group to continue to push pit bulls on the public as safe pets. This sort of thing should happen once, we all learn from it, move on, and never let it happen again.

Instead, it's an isolated incident, a horrible accident, and this sort of thing has never happened before.

I also love out at the beginning of the article, it says "police said her condition is "looking optimistic."

And at the end of the article it says "Police said she is in extremely critical condition."

Which is it? I'm going with the latter. It's not an everyday occurrence that a dog rips your arm off, and you're doing great all of a sudden.

Anonymous said...

I just watched the video now. The child might lose a foot? This is appalling! No mention of that in the news article!

“Why is this dog allowed to stay here when we already have a history of the dog being vicious?” Craig asked.

I don't know Chief James Craig, maybe it's because Detroit is the pit bull capital of the world, and no one does anything to prevent pit bull maulings? Have you not kept up with the horrific maulings coming out of Detroit, let alone Michigan? Pit bulls get to maul at least twice before they are dirt napped. Why twice? Because the first time it's never anyone's fault. It was an accident. An airplane flew overhead. Someone farted. So the lovable pit bull goes home to maul again. The "responsible" nutters try and keep the pit bull separated from real life, but that never works. Hence, you get pit bulls separating people from their lives and limbs.

Don't let that stop you from adopting a pit bull from your local shelter. Not all pit bulls are bad. Not all pit bulls remove arms from little girls. Not all pit bulls go on to kill babies. Since not all of them are bad, and some of them are good, that means they are safe companion animals. The best kind of pit bull to bring home is one that has been rescued, transferred around the country, and has had "training", "rehabilitation", and lots of "love and socialization".

Anonymous said...

The child lost her foot. Can you imagine? A dog removing a foot and an arm?

Can someone please remind me why pit bulls make great pets? If all dogs were like pit bulls, dogs would not be pets. Because pit bulls act like regular dogs 99% of the time, they are sweet and loving. It's that 1% of the time that they act like pit bulls that you have to watch out for. Is it worth taking that risk? In my book, no way!

When you have a known vicious pit bull, you have to be certifiably insane to keep it around. Pit bulls are just as likely to kill their owners as they are any other person or animal. I don't mind when nutters get their richly deserved Darwin Awards, but I truly despise it when an innocent child loses her limbs to a worthless pit bull.

Anonymous said...

The child's injuries sound more like a shark or alligator attack. Unless you have been following pit bull attacks, it just seems bizarre that a dog could inflict injuries like that on a ten year old girl. She looks slender in the picture but still she isn't a young child. The severity of injuries from a supposed domestic pet in a neighborhood setting on a Saturday afternoon is surreal.

One of the news stories had a picture of the dog - squat, muscular and just instinctively, sane people know that isn't the kind of dog kindly aunts keep at their houses. Accidents happen, doors get left open.

On the other hand, Monet, the little girl, is lovely with a sweet smile and kind eyes. She was comforting her dad in the hospital; he was trying to be grateful that he wasn't planning his baby's funeral on Father's Day.

There is such a disconnect between the brutal attack, the vicious animal, the callous disregard for human safety that allowed the known dangerous animal to remain on the property and the sweet spirit of this precious, irreplaceable child. I pray for her recovery.

Anonymous said...

Yeah but.. that 'tearing limbs off thing', chihuahuas do it all the time!

Seriously, all dogs bite. Only pit bulls dismember.