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Old 10-10-2013, 04:51 PM
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http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/1...old-girls.html

Pit bull bites 3-year-old girl's face in S Fla.





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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- South Florida authorities say a 3-year-old girl is hospitalized in stable condition after a pit bull bit her face.

Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control Capt. David Walesky says the 6-year-old dog named Rusty has been quarantined because its rabies vaccinations were not current.

Walesky tells The Palm Beach Post (http://bit.ly/1beXZUS ) that it's not clear what prompted the dog to bite the girl. Investigators will determine whether Rusty meets dangerous dog criteria.

She was riding a bicycle Wednesday near the yard where the dog was tethered to its owner's truck. The owner was inside his home.

Walesky says the girl "went up into the property where the dog lawfully was."

Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue Chief Keith Bryer says the girl has cuts and puncture wounds to her face.

Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/10/1...#storylink=cpy
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Wait for it, wait for it...

















"I don't understand it. He would never bite anyone. He is such a loving, gentle dog. Loves children and old people. Likes long walks on the beach..."

"It's not the dog. It's the little girl's fault".

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Not a pit lover here but I am a dog lover. But this does bring up an interesting point. Any dog including my Collies could be capable of biting someone when they come into their property boundaries. I understand the little girl was 3. I cant understand how a parent could allow a 3yo out riding her bike unsupervised. It sounds like the dog owner had his dog restrained, maybe not how you and I would ideally keep our dogs restrained. I know one thing, I would never trust any dog around a child. I had what I thought was the best mannered collie years ago, loved everyone, except my 5 yo niece, that dog would have killed her in an instant for reasons unknown to me. I don't know who to blame here.
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Who let's their 3 yr. old approach random dogs?

This one's on the parents not the dog
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I can't help it but "tethered to it's owners truck" just sets of some type of not so savory environment scene to me since the owner was in his house????
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Originally Posted by aiian View Post
Who let's their 3 yr. old approach random dogs?

This one's on the parents not the dog
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Originally Posted by aiian View Post
Who let's their 3 yr. old approach random dogs?

This one's on the parents not the dog
Old 10-11-2013, 07:29 AM
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Originally Posted by aiian View Post
Who let's their 3 yr. old approach random dogs?

This one's on the parents not the dog
^^^^^^^^^^^^^ "word"
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Some fault by the toddler's parents, some fault by the dog owner.

Let's call it a push.
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Originally Posted by aiian View Post
Who let's their 3 yr. old approach random dogs?

This one's on the parents not the dog
Actually...This one's on the parents AND the dog
Old 10-11-2013, 08:37 AM
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Well, the owner did not even have the vaccinations current, then left the dog outside tied up to a truck.
F the owner. Probably redneck/gangsta trash.
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Originally Posted by xfgmxhmzhuang View Post
Wait for it, wait for it...
Old 10-11-2013, 09:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Esuomm1 View Post
Actually...This one's on the parents AND the dog
I disagree. It's not the dog's fault but the idiotic parents to allow there little child to get close to what could be a loaded weapon that is there protecting property.

On more than one occasion I have to remind my kids to not approach an animal they do not know. Horse, cow, dog, cats etc etc etc...
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Originally Posted by swifty View Post
I disagree. It's not the dog's fault but the idiotic parents to allow there little child to get close to what could be a loaded weapon that is there protecting property.

On more than one occasion I have to remind my kids to not approach an animal they do not know. Horse, cow, dog, cats etc etc etc...
I agree. There is the issue of tethering, and leaving the dog tethered unattended, but regardless, it was on his property, so all bets are off in my book, you came on my property and my dog bit you, end of story.

In some states, like mine, tethering a dog is illegal. But it's not enforced at all, just like the state leash law is not enforced at all, and when you say something to people with their dogs in public without a leach on, they act like you just slapped their mother, its stupid how stupid people can be.

But this was not the dog's fault at all.
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We dont know the entire story, the child could have poked the dog in the eye or this could turn out to be not a pitbull like so many of these stories. It frustrates me how many parents let their children come up to a strange dog. When I walk my dog I see this happen all the time, I'm not a fan of letting strange children pet my dog.
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" Investigators will determine whether Rusty meets dangerous dog criteria."

I want to get paid for this job.
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It's clear that the only sensable thing to do here is to euthenize the news crew that covered the story.
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We don't even really know if it was a pitbull. That's what the media does.
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I'm surprised it wasn't an automatic ar-pitbull capable of chewing 30 faces in one breath.

Seriously most folks label an undentifiable medium sized dog a pit.

I can't count how many times folks have pegged my dog for a pitbull

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