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The Trauma of a PIT BULL- SHAR PEI Attack!


Society & Culture  (tags: USA, CNN, pitt bull attack, boys, teen, vicious dogs )

Kathleen
- 4055 days ago - cnn.com
Yes, it's a happy ending, but this child was VERY VERY lucky that a nearby teenager came to his rescue. Dragged more than 20 yards, until boy is rescued by 17 yr. old. Both kids are safe.



   

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Kathleen H (293)
Monday April 14, 2008, 5:39 pm
Thank goodness the teenager was brave! This story could have ended way more seriously.
 

Cher C (1426)
Monday April 14, 2008, 5:42 pm
Thnx Kat!
 

Donna Smith (43)
Wednesday April 16, 2008, 2:35 pm
That young man is a hero!
 

Pauline F (16)
Wednesday April 16, 2008, 6:56 pm
These dogs are not family dogs, they are vicious it's in their breeding. They should be banned.
 

Sally-Jane Walsh (6)
Wednesday April 16, 2008, 10:52 pm
yay for the hero saving the little boy. what a great kid. s-j
 

Sarah H. (0)
Monday December 22, 2008, 9:52 am
Pauline, you clearly know next to nothing about dogs. Ignorant owners and attitudes should be banned- not dogs. Why don't you actually try doing some research on the APBT, instead of acting as a parrot for all the media hype/tripe that you obviously suck up like a sponge from your biased, uninformed local news media? I work with rescue pits, and have two of them that are search and rescue dogs. ANY dog that is neglected, or badly treated or provoked will be unhappy and therefore possibly vicious- but there is nothing inherently 'mean' about bull terriers. The OWNERS are at fault here for having ANY dog unsecured- and kids? YES! Ever seen kids provoking dogs? Happens all the time. Do some reading before you open your mouth and make yourself look like a fool!
 

Tyler Bural (0)
Thursday December 25, 2008, 10:25 pm
Thank you Sarah for saying EXACTLY what I was gunna post. Pauline, read a book.
 

Sarah H. (0)
Thursday December 25, 2008, 11:06 pm
Not a problem, Tyler. Eradicating ignorance is everyone's job- I'm just trying to do mine.
;)
 

Pauline F (16)
Saturday December 27, 2008, 4:53 pm
You poor one eyed people. Ok let's play it down, the majority of pit bulls attack children, is that better. It's still a fact. Recently there were three children mauled by pit bulls in Australia. Maybe they're better behaved where you come from. That's the end of that. No I'm not a coward for blocking you Sarah H. I just despise people who call others names when they are just giving an opinion. Care2 is for people who care, not people who criticize others for having an opinion. Next time think about how you say something before you put it in writing for everyone else to see.
 

Sarah H. (0)
Saturday December 27, 2008, 5:31 pm
YOU put your thoughtless crap in writing for everyone to see, you IDIOT woman. The majority of pitbulls attack children? Check your fucking statistics, because you are WRONG. IDIOT woman. It's NOT a fact.

"Mixed breeds and not pure bred dogs are the type of dog most often involved in inflicting bites to people. The pure-bred dogs most often involved are German shepherds and Chow chows."

READ A DAMN BOOK!
 

Alexis M (0)
Wednesday January 28, 2009, 1:29 pm
Pauline

The majority of pit bull attacks are reported as pit bulls when they are not pit bulls.

Banning the breed would be like banning a race or nationality of people because they are more prone to violence than others due to their upbringing.

That is the biggest load of close minded drivel I have read in a long time. Thank you for reminding me why these animals need saving from people like you.
 

Harry K. (0)
Friday October 9, 2009, 3:22 am
Im going to have to disagree with you Pauline. I am the owner of a Shar-Pit mix and not only is her demeanor gentle, but she is great around kids, other people, other pets, not a vicious bone in her body. And vicious isnt in their breeding, its in the people who raise them that way. Thinkin the breed should be banned is ignorant and sad.
 

Raina Henriksen (0)
Wednesday October 28, 2009, 5:06 pm
Until two days I ago, I disagreed with dog breed bans. I am a dog lover / owner / rescuer who was just attacked from behind by a Sharpei who has know me for years and adored me. The attack was unprovoked. I have two drains in my arm with over thirty stitches in one gaping wound alone; I didn't ask about how many stitches were in the serious wound. The Sharpeis were well raised and the attack was totally unprovoked. If I were someone the dog didn't like, one foot shorter, or a kid, at very least I wouldn't have a face right now. I suspect that had there not been two men there to pull him off, I could be dead especially if I were a kid. Another point of view.
 

Gorilly Girl (339)
Wednesday October 28, 2009, 5:15 pm
Wellllllll now I have one half shar pei/pit and he is the sweetest thing unless you are a stranger and trying to get into my house and I have a half pit/lab and shes also a sweetheart but she will also hurt you if you come at me or my home both I wouldnt give up for nothin....People are the ignorance in dogs not the breed itself...

Big gorilly Hgs
 

Lorax S. (0)
Sunday April 24, 2011, 7:45 am
I agree ignorant people are a big part of the problem. "If poorly socialized or trained, it can become especially territorial and aggressive." from wikipedia on shar pei's though this tidbit of wisdom also applies to humans both owners and non-owners...
 

Dominic Allen (0)
Monday July 11, 2011, 2:26 pm
I'd like to first point out that the above picture isn't even of a pitbull/shar pei mix. First and foremost! Secondly, aggression is NOT breed specific, it's a state of mind. Some of the most "dangerous" dogs as many people say would be your smaller toy breeds. Chihuahuas especially! But because of their size, the powers that be don't consider them to be a threat, but still show far more aggression than any larger dog. I personally own a shar pei/ pit mix that I got as a rescue. She's about as compassionate as they come but she's also a big wimp. She's afraid of most people and run off when they try to pet her because she's 10 months old and still shy. However that's neither here nor there. There are occasions when dogs unfortunately attack for no real reason, sometimes even against their own owners. Does that mean that an entire breed of animal should be banned because one particular member of their order decided to act crazy for a moment? No, of course not. 99.9% of all issues that dogs have whether they be behavioral or otherwise are due to negative human interaction at some point in their lives. Nothing more. If you see a dog that's misbehaved or acts aggressive for no reason, blame the owner. No, seriously, blame the owner. So many people get dogs when they're pups because they're "cute" but have no idea what it takes to bring up a well-behaved and compassionate animal. Ultimately these animals are given away when their owners grow tired of them and more often than not just euthanized because of their breed and because of what a prior human in their life did. Educate yourself and don't be another idiot with an internet connection capable of forming an ill-informed opinion about things you know little to nothing about. I don't know anything about zebras and post-modernism so I don't give my opinion about them. Something to think about.
 

Dominic Allen (0)
Monday July 11, 2011, 2:32 pm
Oh, and coincidentally I've been attacked by dogs twice when I was a child. One was the neighbor's German Shepherd down the street trained in German commands only. It was never socialized, but just left in the backyard on a chain. What did he think was going to happen if it ever got out? Yeah, show aggression and probably attack. (Note: This was back in the 90's when German Shepherd's were today's pitbulls. See how that works? The media always has to have a scapegoat.) The other was my uncle's cockerspaniel that nearly ripped my ear off when I was 8. It was adopted and came from a family that abused it, hit it with sticks, and left it tied up as well. Unfortunately my uncle at the time didn't have the training or knowledge necessary to slowly transition it's mind to a calm, submissive state after years of abuse, and I don't blame him, it's not easy. Be all of that as it may, my above comment still stands.
 

Gayle B. (0)
Saturday October 1, 2011, 12:25 pm
I have a sharpei pit and have for years, but i was bitten three times in my life, by a collie , a beagle and a austrailian shepherd, I suppose they are bred to be viscous, if thats the true case and cause, then anyone that is convicted of manslaughter or murder, should have his family executed as well... People are so pathetic, and stupid, wake up, its the idiots that own the animals and dont know what to do with them, oh , and lest i forget, every moron that causes an accident and someone gets hurt, should be banned from the roads forever as well, because they are the Number one killers of kids.. and twice as dangerous as any pit will ever be..
I dont care what breed of dog you have, they can all bite,
 
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