Tuesday, June 20, 2017

LANCASTER PA - A NEIGHBOR'S 66-POUND MALE PIT BULL TERRIER "SOMEHOW" BROKE THROUGH A FENCE IN A YARD AND WENT STRAIGHT FOR 2 SMALL CHILDREN SECURED IN THEIR CAR SEATS IN A MINIVAN - THE 2-YEAR-OLD GIRL AND THE 5-YEAR-OLD BOY HAVE SERIOUS INJURIES!!!


The children, a 5-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl, were taken to Lancaster General Hospital with serious injuries and then transported to Hershey Medical Center, police said.
The children are in serious but stable condition at Hershey, police said in a statement late Tuesday afternoon.
The dog was identified by police Tuesday as a 66-POUND PIT BULL .
Police responded to a report of a loose dog attacking two children in the 700 block of Lafayette Street just before 5 p.m. Monday.
When police arrived, they learned the children were taken to the hospital and the dog had been secured by its owner.
The 5-year-old male terrier broke through a fence in a yard in the 700 block of High Street shortly before the incident, police said.
According to police, the children were in a minivan behind their home when the attack occurred.

"THE DOG MANAGED TO GET INSIDE THE VEHICLE AND ATTACKED THE CHILDREN AS THEY WERE STILL SECURED IN THEIR CAR SEATS,"  police said in a statement. 

The children's mother pulled the dog from the van with the help of several people in the area, police said. The mother, who is not being identified, was later treated at Lancaster General for scratches from the dog.
The attack is still under investigation, according to Lancaster city police Lt. Bill Hickey.
The owner of the dog is cooperating with the police investigation, Hickey said in a statement Tuesday.
“The identity of the dog owner is not being released as no charges have been filed,” he said. “The dog is currently quarantined.”

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

So, how is the pit bull lobby going to manage to blame two children strapped in their car seats for provoking this pibble wibbles? I'm dying to hear it!

I want a cute purse said...

Laughing, giggling too loud. Can you imagine how terrifying that would be? I'd kill that dog!!! I hope the owner steps up and has it put down.

Black Bear said...

My God, those poor children! It just angers me so much that children have to go through something so horrific just so others can keep their pit. It makes no sense. Apparently their DOG is more important. Sick. Just sick!

Anonymous said...

This is sickening beyond words. I was reading about predatory behavior in domestic dogs. The sequence is see, chase, grab, kill. In most breeds the grab & kill have been bred out to make decent pets. We only see the full sequence when the dogs are playing; there is no follow through on kill unless it is with a toy. The sequence is modified elaborately in hunting and herding dogs to produce dogs that can point, flush, tree & retrieve game, and herd flocks. One of the trainers wrote, in the terrier group unadulterated killing remains. This was never meant to be dis-inhibited in a group of dogs designed for killing vermin. Then the terrier was crossed with the bulldog to make a predator of its OWN KIND. Should anyone be surprised at these nauseatingly frequent attacks that seem to target children and the elderly. These are predators, not pets; predators will target the vulnerable. Adults were present. First the mother and then others trying to save her children. The pit bull remained focused on the helpless children. The breed should be allowed to go extinct.

Anonymous said...

Pit bulls, otherwise known as nanny dogs. Yes, if you like nannies that harm and kill children.

Anonymous said...

Anon 12:19,

I've got an excuse for ya! Taken from the comments section of the article.

"Lauren McCracken · Drexel University
I wouldn't necessarily blame the mom unless she left the kids unattended but yes, I blame the owner (anot not necessarily this current owner because maybe it's a rescued pit bull but then it clearly wasn't thoroughly evaluated before being adopted out). It's not fair to call the dog a "sorry excuse". If you know anything about pit bulls, one of the reasons they are trained as fighting dogs is because of their severe loyalty to their owners. All they want to do is please their owners. If they're being trained to fight, they will absolutely fight and do what it takes to do that because they know it means life or death for them. So yeah, I'd say that's the owner training them to fight. They aren't born fighters. There are a ton of pit bulls out there born to great families who wouldn't hurt a fly because they've never known fighting in their life. It's a blanket statement to say they all kill and fight. They are the most likely to but that is absolutely because of the owner. Read about their breed before you assume things. And no, I'm not even the owner of one myself. But I would own one."

scorched earth said...

That excuse is a prize winner for sure Anon 2:27.

Here is another comment posted about this attack. It makes my blood run cold. Think Ms. McCracken will fully consider these words?

"My husband was in the ER at the hospitol where these dear children were first taken. I was there and saw the mother covered in her childrens blood. I heard the mothers anguish over if she could have done something different to protect her babies. I heard the toddler girl screaming from around the hallway. I heard a very distraught mother repeat that her beautiful boy will never look the same! I heard a visably shaken doctor tell the mother that her son will look different but he is alive! "Your boy is alive"! I saw the fathers look of utter confusion when he arrived as to how this happened to his family. I heard the mother say she was getting her children out of her car. The boy first. He was attacked right on the sidewalk. The girl was still in her car seat. The dog got in the car! The dog attacked her sitting in her car seat! This is what I heard. I was in tears for this family. My heart was so sad for them. I prayed for them sitting at my husbands bedside. It was all I could do for them in that moment. I will continue to pray for them. I will never forget this family."