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Boy Dies In Steuben After Pit Bull Attack


Animals  (tags: dog, breed, Pit Bulls )

Sandra
- 2610 days ago - wham1180.com
A six-year-old boy from the Town of Bath is dead after being attacked by a six-month-old pit bull Sunday morning. The Steuben County Sheriff's Office released information stating that Sabin Jones-Abbott was feeding a pit bull.



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Past Member (0)
Monday July 30, 2007, 6:36 am
noted thanks sandy
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 30, 2007, 6:56 am
Pitt Bulls are so dangerious, why would the father let his 6 yr. old feed him?
 

Ana Jovic (90)
Monday July 30, 2007, 7:00 am
noted
 

Karen S. (153)
Monday July 30, 2007, 7:06 am
Pit Bulls are TRAINED that way! I am so sorry that this beautiful young life was taken! The father should be more aware! Noted! Thanks Sandy.
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 30, 2007, 7:12 am
Noted/couldn't get the site to come up/thanks
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 30, 2007, 7:19 am
the father should be held responsible for this because it seems like he must've trained this dog to be vicious like that or had known that this dog could do this...like Karen said pit bulls are TRAINED to do this..they are not born that way...everyone just assumes that Pitbulls are bad animals but they are not...my daughter has a pitbull & he is the sweetest baby you could ever want around you.... because HE was not TRAINED to ATTACK...YES, THIS FATHER SHOULD BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS CHILD'S DEATH ...HOW SAD, this poor baby had to die...RIP poor sweet Angel.....thanks for posting Sandy....noted
 

Past Member (0)
Monday July 30, 2007, 7:44 am
Noted and thank you !
 

Blu AbbeyCat (302)
Monday July 30, 2007, 9:52 am
...... Noted.... my heart hurts when this happens to (any) child. Although it is not always a Pit Bull sometimes it is another breed of dog ... but regardless of the breed, it's very sad when a young one dies...A sad Blu'Abbey
 

Tamara M. (21)
Monday July 30, 2007, 10:18 am
Noted. I love all dogs, wether they're pit bulls or mixed breeds or w/e the breed. It is very sad and very unfortunate this child was killed by this dog. The father should be held RESPONSIBLE for this. I agree with Joyce and a few others. The dog is not to blame, the father is. I grew up with Doberman Pinchers and my father trained them well. I was never attacked nor was I ever bitten. This poor child is dead due to the neglegence of the father. I hope this father does the "What If" questions with himself for the rest of his life.
 

JoAnna B. (386)
Monday July 30, 2007, 10:38 am
I have my dog who is Pit Bull and Dalmation she is a sweet heart with her own personality and while I agree it is very sad that Sabin Jones-Abbott, has passed away it is my strong thought that children should never feed or be around by the bowl of any animal while eating..Dogs do not understand and can see even humands as a predator stealing thei food....I take Sugar to the dog park often yet do not give her water around other dogs as I feel she gets water agressive when other dogs approach..I take her out of the dog park to protect her as well as the other dogs....Take responsibilty is right ! Rest in peace child..
JoAnnaB.
 

JoAnna B. (386)
Monday July 30, 2007, 10:40 am
Ok I just tried to post here twice and I dont see it..Why?
 

JoAnna B. (386)
Monday July 30, 2007, 10:40 am
Oh I see it sorry..
 

Evelyn J. (0)
Monday July 30, 2007, 12:01 pm
Noted!
 

RC deWinter (418)
Monday July 30, 2007, 4:51 pm
I pray for this child and his family
 

Vicki C. (361)
Monday July 30, 2007, 5:25 pm
Noted and Thank you. A child in my family, age two was attacked twice by same pit bull and after second attack he died. I send my prayers.
 

Maryann S. (161)
Monday July 30, 2007, 5:46 pm
Pit bulls are NOT dangerous people ARE dangerous. I had a pitbull I adopted from a local shelter, she was the sweetest dog it has ever been my pleasure to know. And I have known a lot of dogs in my lifetime. She was so great with my 16 cats, would let them eat with her, never acted aggressive around them, or anyone else. People TRAIN pit bulls to be mean, they starve them and abuse them. It's people that should be euthanized.
 

Catherine Myers (0)
Monday July 30, 2007, 6:07 pm
And the dog was chained. We need people to understand that chaining a dog can make it reactive. They feel trapped and helpless. Since they can't flee, they fight. How terribly sad...
 

Susan d. (61)
Monday July 30, 2007, 6:15 pm
What is even more concerning is why was a six month old puppy chained up?
 

Theresa Chartrand (67)
Monday July 30, 2007, 6:30 pm
Bad owners,thats how you make a dog cross by chaining the dog down.And where were the parents?I agree with Maryann S. people should be euthazied for their stupidity.
 

Barry Seth (118)
Monday July 30, 2007, 7:26 pm
I can't believe it another Pit Bull attack. When will people learn how dangerous they are?
 

Pamela Salomon (255)
Monday July 30, 2007, 8:46 pm
Noted and thank you. Most APT are very sweet. It's all in how you train them. I am so sorry for that boy and his family. They will be in my prayers.
 

Frank H. (478)
Monday July 30, 2007, 9:16 pm
Pit Bulls have been bred for centuries specifically for their dangerous traits. It's in the DNA. They are all like buried landmines just waiting to go off. It is insane to own or breed a pitbull. There are too many loving and benign breeds to choose from. It's time to eliminate the breed entirely.
 

Ladyhawk C. (47)
Monday July 30, 2007, 9:56 pm
I agree with blame the parent not the breed. This is a tragic thing that should have never happened and my prayers are with the family.
My seven year old has been raised with big dogs (mostly German Shepherds and a Malamute) but has also been taught to never go near "strange dogs" and ALWAYS ask before approaching any dog on leash no matter what size.
I had the opportunity to work with about fifty Katrina rescued Pit Bulls in LA (pets, fighting and bait dogs) and after that experience can say they are one of my favorite breeds. Several were able to be adopted or went into Pit rescues.
It is not fair to blame an animal for the way it is raised when the caregivers chose to emphasize and increase those innate aggressive drives.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 6:12 am
To me pitt bulls are not dangerous. To get them as a pup, they grow fast to an adult dog. The way you trained and real hard work on pitt bulls.They won't attack their owners it depends on as once again them being trained. They have to go to obedience school. They will become obeience dogs.I had a pit bull since ashe was a pup.She was trained in a obedience school and is a well mannered dog.Pitt Bulls that are not trained they will attack their owner and people.If they are not disapline right, then they will become aggressive animals.I know that the person is held responible for letting a child feed the dog. Pitt Bulls do not like children.If the owner have children then they are not suppose to have pitt bulls.Pitt Bulls can easily sense if you are fearful of them.The bad pitt bulls are more aggressive and dangerous, those the one that need to be put to sleep.Those other dogs I forgot the name of them, I think they are Rotwielder. I take them over a pitt Bulls. They are my favorite dogs. When you hear Pitt Bulls attacking people and other dogs they are not trained at all nor raise properly at all.I feel if you are going to get a pitt bull as a pup then raised them right and take them to obedience schools, do you get that of what I am saying.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 6:13 am
To me pitt bulls are not dangerous. To get them as a pup, they grow fast to an adult dog. The way you trained and real hard work on pitt bulls.They won't attack their owners it depends on as once again them being trained. They have to go to obedience school. They will become obeience dogs.I had a pit bull since ashe was a pup.She was trained in a obedience school and is a well mannered dog.Pitt Bulls that are not trained they will attack their owner and people.If they are not disapline right, then they will become aggressive animals.I know that the person is held responible for letting a child feed the dog. Pitt Bulls do not like children.If the owner have children then they are not suppose to have pitt bulls.Pitt Bulls can easily sense if you are fearful of them.The bad pitt bulls are more aggressive and dangerous, those the one that need to be put to sleep.Those other dogs I forgot the name of them, I think they are Rotwielder. I take them over a pitt Bulls. They are my favorite dogs. When you hear Pitt Bulls attacking people and other dogs they are not trained at all nor raise properly at all.I feel if you are going to get a pitt bull as a pup then raised them right and take them to obedience schools, do you get that of what I am saying.
 

Fiona W. (162)
Tuesday July 31, 2007, 8:40 am
So sad that this little boy died. But I agree that chaining a dog can make them vicious and unpredictable. We don't know what circumstances this dog was kept in and with all the controversy over pit bulls now the last thing the breed needs is more bad publicity. It is a shame though when this happens and people are injured or killed. We need education not breed legislation. Many pits and other powerful breeds are very trainable and extremely good pets in proper RESPONSIBLE hands.
 

Bobbie W. (113)
Wednesday August 1, 2007, 11:26 pm
No-it is not bred into Pit Bulls to be dangerous, It os their nature to never give up and to do as they are trained to do to please their human!! There has to be more to the story. And you are so right, Catherine and Cat Woman! Chaining a dog is mean and will make it mean-and/or lonely!! Poor child and poor puppy!
 
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