Wednesday, October 18, 2017

KENLY NC - A "FAMILY" PIT BULL CHARGED THROUGH AN OPENED DOOR OF THE HOUSE AND MAULED A 1-YEAR-OLD GIRL WHO WAS INSIDE - SHE REMAINS IN CRITICAL CONDITION AT WAKEMED


KENLY, N.C. (WNCN) – A 1-year-old girl remains in critical condition after being attacked by a family dog in Kenly Tuesday night, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said.
The incident occurred around 8 p.m. Tuesday in the 400 block of Old Pebble Lane.
The sheriff’s office said the family dog, a PIT BULL, was kept outside. When someone went out to feed the animal, it darted in and went after the child.
The girl remains in critical condition at WakeMed.
The dog was shot by responding deputies before Animal Control arrived. The dog was later put down by an animal control officer Tuesday night.
Ernie Wilkinson, director of Johnston County Animal Services arrived on scene shortly after deputies.
“This wasn’t a bite this was an attack,” Wilkinson said.
It is not common for law enforcement to shoot an animal, according to Wilkinson.
“Law enforcement never discharges its weapon unless it’s matter of life or death or a dire emergency. And I’m sure given the circumstances it was something like that,” he said.
A spokeswoman for the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office said deputies have not been called to the house before and as far as they know, the dog was not a “trouble animal.”
The incident comes a few weeks after a toddler was mauled by a five-year-old pit bull-mastiff mix.
Fearna Tyndall, a board member of the group “The Positive Pit Bull,” advocates on behalf of pit bulls.
“Pit bulls are inherently good dogs. They’re not naturally aggressive, and we don’t know the whole story,” she said. “I think that people who leave their dogs outside all the time chained up, they do a great disservice for people who own big dogs because those dogs do get cranky, and they do sometimes get mean.”
Tyndall rescued her pit bull, Stitch, almost eight years ago. He serves as a therapy dog, working with kids in schools.
“One of the things that I’m really careful about with my dog is making sure that he’s safe wherever he goes, and he’s not put in a position where his behavior is going to be bad,” she said.
There have been efforts in the past to ban pit bulls and other breeds of dogs in some communities in North Carolina. The ASPCA has come out against such proposals, saying there’s no evidence they’re effective at improving public safety.
Instead, the agency says it’s important to recognize the problem of dangerous dogs and hold individual owners accountable for their dogs’ actions.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Allowing any idiot to own a dangerous dog is exactly the problem. Going after dangerous dogs individually, allows dangerous dogs the opportunity to put little babies in the hospital in critical condition. All it took was one attack to do that kind of devastation.

Doesn't it make more sense to accept that pit bulls are inherently DANGEROUS in the first place? All dogs can bite, but every single pit bull has the ability to remove limbs. Why expose precious, defenseless, perfect babies to such a potential hazard? It does not make sense!

Fearna Tyndall is most likely childless and does not give a crap about innocent children. Her pit bull is on a prong collar and should not be allowed in schools. Keeping a pit bull safe so it does not react is absurd. It's only a matter of time before that pit bull does what pit bulls do. Then Fearna will say, "Stitch has never shown aggression before. The victim must have provoked him. The victim should not have ____________."

Farmer Jane said...

'“Pit bulls are inherently good dogs. They’re not naturally aggressive, and we don’t know the whole story,” she said. “I think that people who leave their dogs outside all the time chained up, they do a great disservice for people who own big dogs because those dogs do get cranky, and they do sometimes get mean.”
Tyndall rescued her pit bull, Stitch, almost eight years ago. He serves as a therapy dog, working with kids in schools.'

These are the words of an idiot who is going to get someone killed. Hopefully it'll be herself, and not some innocent child being indoctrinated into the "Let's live in LaLa land and lie about pit bulls" club.

Anonymous said...

"Normal" dogs do not rush into a house to kill a baby. Why do people not understand that pitbulls are not "normal" dogs. They are "game", and any living being, human or animal, is good for dinner. Pitbulls continue to maul after unconsciousness and after death. That makes them a unique "pet".