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Second Pit Bull Attack This Week Kills Family’s Beloved Dog, Commissioner Suggests Civil, Criminal Penalties


BROOKSVILLE – Another family suffered the traumatic loss of their beloved pet this week, after a vicious pack of Pit Bulls brutally mauled their dog to death.

“There was nothing we could do but run,” says Georgina Gutierrez, when she and her 6-year-old granddaughter were walking their 14 lb. Schnorkie, Schnauzer-Yorkie mix, on Halsey Road, Tuesday.

Georgina says her dog was on a leash as they walked past 25620 Halsey Road and that’s when two large Pit Bulls charged through the fence and grabbed her dog. “They grabbed ‘Caspian’ like a rag doll and started yanking him and yanking him,” a tearful Georgina said, as she recounted the horrifying event. A woman ran out of the residence, presumably the dog’s owner, and tried to stop the attack, but Georgina says they turned on her as well, causing injuries to her arms.

Ramon Gutierrez, Georgina’s husband was devastated by the news and says they only had Caspian for about 18-months before he was killed. Ramon could barely hold back the tears as he explained how much Caspian meant to the family, and how his granddaughter will be scarred from the terrifying incident.

Ramon was told that the owners received a $100 citation, but that to the best of his knowledge, the dogs were not seized by Animal Control.

Frustrated over the lack of enforcement, Ramon turned to the media to try and find answers.

We spoke with newly appointed Chairman of the Hernando Board of County Commissioners, Steve Champion who said, “What we would like to see is pet owners be responsible.” Champion wasn’t suggesting a ban on vicious dogs, or Pit Bulls specifically, but he did suggest stiffer civil and even criminal penalties for irresponsible owners who allow their vicious animals to maim or kill. Champion says he will be asking his fellow board members and the County Attorney to discuss suitable and fair options for the County.

The Sheriff’s Office has control of animal enforcement and the County controls the Impound Facility, which makes oversight and regulating difficult. Champion suggests that since the County oversees the facility, they should also manage enforcement.

On Sunday, a pack of Pit Bulls nearly killed a woman’s 26-year-old Pony and it still faces a long road to recovery, after losing an ear and suffering numerous lacerations. CLICK HERE FOR FULL STORY

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  • Well, 7 days after this article is written, another Pit Bull KILLS A CHILD in Oklahoma. Seems the hillbilly brought a dog named “Remington” home, a gift from a friend, because it licked his son on the face and he thought that was cute. The dog then mauls his 3 year old daughter to death in front of the family.

    Wednesday, 17 January 2018, 6:32 am
    • Yes another innocent child is dead because someone once again thought a pit bull is a family “pet”–but oh it’s being “investigated” so therefore there must be a REASON for the child being mauled to death. Time to end the breed’s existence, they can investigate all they want–pits are going to continue killing these kids and killing anything and everything that crosses their path. Banning the breed is the only answer.

      Sunday, 28 January 2018, 10:09 am
  • Why are we still breeding pit bulls? Pit bulls were created by man for blood sports… to bring down and rip to shreds 2,000 lb bulls… to fight and kill in a pit…. why would anyone want a pet created for such horrific things?

    Because the pit lobby has brainwashed an army of naive, gullible, uneducated people to believe that pit bulls make great family pets… that they were “nanny” dogs… and only bad owners make pit bulls dangerous.

    We must fight the lies with education… we must stand up to the pit bull lobby and pit bull advocates and spread the truth…. we must not ignore these horrific attacks that are ignored by pit bull supporters.

    We need to ban pit bulls everywhere… and call for an immediate ban on breeding, buying, selling and importing all pit bulls. Every pit bulls needs to be sterilized.

    If we stop the blood sport lineage we can stop these horrible attacks…. and we can stop the powerful pit bull lobby that has brainwashed millions of dullards and hopes more will start to believe that pit bulls are just like any other dog…. despite the fact that they are mauling, maiming, disfiguring and killing children, people and pets in record numbers.

    Sunday, 14 January 2018, 4:43 pm
  • So many ignorant people!!! Threatening to kill dogs.. harm owners… do you people even listen to yourselves?? Pit Bull Attacks are sensationalized. I bet if you actually do some research you will find there are several breeds that are dangerous BECAUSE OF THEIR OWNERS!!!! Chihuahuas are actually more aggressive than pits… but they are so small nobody bats an eye. Dalmations are lethal… due to ignorance and over breeding because every present took their children to see a movie and JUST HAD TO HAVE ONE!!! No dog is born lethal.. they are trained this way. Wake up people. SMH

    Saturday, 13 January 2018, 10:07 pm
    • Too many attacks strongly support that the attack mode and method of Pit Bulls is a function of their breeding regardless of who owns it. They tend to control their owners and end up socializing them.

      Sunday, 14 January 2018, 10:26 am
    • Education is the key Cheryl… pit bulls are dangerous fighting dogs because they were created by man for blood sports… pit bulls are born dangerous/capable dogs.

      Children, people and pets should not have to be mauled, disfigured and killed by pit bulls because you are naive and believe pit lobby lies.

      Sunday, 14 January 2018, 4:47 pm
  • If a group of foreign terrorists was responsible for the serious, severe, and fatal injuries to people, pets, and livestock that pit bull type dogs are involved in, we would be declaring WAR! In this particular case, we can see that the pit bull owner has more rights than the Schnorkie owner. The victim has no real recourse or recovery. What they gain from the incident is heightened awareness and a healthy fear of the increasing danger our citizens face if they should dare to travel the sidewalks and streets as a pedestrian. Everybody needs to learn from this family’s horrific experience and WAKE UP.

    Saturday, 13 January 2018, 5:44 pm
  • My heart breaks for the adults and children that had to watch their grandma’s little baby doggy get slaughtered by those aggressive, unruly, dangerous, pit pulls period. That poor little innocent puppy was innocent, just as innocent as the child that also could have been choosen instead of the puppy. Our county is now filled to the brim with Pit Bulls. Go to the shelters and look around or online. They are status dogs for certain people that NEED to feel that they are powerful, nothing else. Or they are there to alert owners that the Police are coming, or other people looking for the owners. The population of Pit Bulls is out of hand. Back yard dog breeders are the biggest culprit of this. Instead of taking care of the people that are producing more product for more profit, just let it go. I have one in my neighborhood that makes a living off of getting her dogs contantly pregnant for a $1,000 a puppy. Than the over pregnated female dog ends up where…in the shelters. I am so very sorry that this poor puppy had to suffer such a horrific death, in addition to the family loosing a part of their life and heart.

    Saturday, 13 January 2018, 4:18 pm
  • Doxing people that don’t actually live at that address is a good way to get someone hurt by some crazy bastard that can’t even be bothered to do a little research… I understand that you are upset and feel strongly about this subject, but starting a witch-hunt without the proper information is just as careless as not keeping dangerous dogs controlled.

    Saturday, 13 January 2018, 9:50 am
  • we no longer live at that residence, please update your info and verify before you post such information

    Saturday, 13 January 2018, 9:26 am
  • They make good food for pitbulls, it’s Hornady 185 grain Jacketed Hollowpoint. It’s best served hot at about 1000 feet per second. Guaranteed to finally satisfy their hunger.

    Friday, 12 January 2018, 6:02 pm
  • the dogs by law should be checked for rabies,where is the county on this? it dosen’t make any difference the type of dog.its an animal attack ,the police an county must intervene.The passing of the buck has to stop,do something.make people pay for extra insurance for pets.

    Friday, 12 January 2018, 7:49 am
  • Thanks! Me too as well as the sheriffs office and Steve champion.

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 9:57 pm
  • I am a dog lover and will, with permission, pet anyone’s dog. When I see pit bulls, I walk on by. I like being whole. To the comments from pit bull owners that say ‘blame the owner, not the breed.” I do believe the owners should get stricter penalties, the county should be embarrassed about a $100 fine. However, the dogs are still the ones doing the damage. It seems that 99% of the stories I read about dog attacks are by pit bulls. Sure any dog can bite, but you’re not reading news of marauding chihuahuas taking down livestock, beloved ponies or family dogs. This breed has a propensity to snap and attack, and it always seems to be more than one. So when one bomb goes off, the other ignites too. Until there can be a ban or strictly enforced pens (not feasible), tick tock, it’s just a matter of time until this story is about any of us. Especially the owners.

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 6:14 pm
    • Truth.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 9:58 pm
    • Prevent the deed…. ban the breed! Punishing an owner while the victim bury’s a loved one is not acceptable.

      Sunday, 14 January 2018, 4:50 pm
  • Let’s all type a bit more and send a little note to Steve Champion for the county board…

    Say something like this:
    Steve Champion,
    County Commissioner
    District 5
    [email protected]

    You and the Hernando county board need to act on this immediately.
    I referring to the troubles with large breed dogs, namely PIT BULLS
    We law-abiding citizens need to have more much stricter laws against people having dangerous dogs. We have the absolute right to walk down our city streets and not be harassed. Charging a dog owner $100 fine after vicious attack kills another dog is ludicrous. My last red light camera ticket was well over 125 bucks! We need fines and penalties to be in line with the crime. Most of us dog owners feel that our pets are almost part of the families and that they should be revered and protected almost like our children. So we’re asking you to do something about this before we have to vote somebody else into office that will take this problem very seriously and do something about it. Thank you very much for your time.

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 6:12 pm
  • i can say with 100% certainty that any dog mauls my dog , they will be at the rainbow bridge waiting on its owner…. confused why anyone would walk their dog anywhere where these dogs attacked earlier ?

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 5:13 pm
    • Diff area -similar breed . we have no idea what’s lurking around in these rural areas where we should we not have the freedom to walk- play – farm – run because our county allows vicious animals to maul.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 10:00 pm
  • My neighbors pit got in my yard once,I told him if it happened again I would shoot it. It came in my yard again and I shot it with a shotgun.went over and told him, he came and picked up remains,problem solved.

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 4:43 pm
  • I absolutely hate, anyone who owns a pit.

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 4:18 pm
    • Sorry you feel that way ….. be mad at the careless owners!!!!

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 4:45 pm
      • Hey not ignorant, obviously you CAN’T READ , that is EXACTLY WHAT HARDCORE SAID!! Absolutely hates anyone that owns a pit. Get it?? Smh

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 5:09 pm
        • First of all no one was talking to ur ass !!!! Huhh??? Hardcore I can get !!!

          Thursday, 11 January 2018, 9:44 pm
          • Rude

            Friday, 12 January 2018, 5:13 am
          • Not ignorant, keep dazzling us with your brilliance. Your IQ must be that of a turnip. Lmbo

            Friday, 12 January 2018, 11:49 am
            • Not ignorant= one last thing, as you go thru this life, you might want to try talking to someone’s FACE, NOT ASS. Get it ?? Now go play with your killer pit.😃😃

              Friday, 12 January 2018, 11:55 am
      • Most of these come out of shelters and their origins are a mystery. They are bred to maul. Period

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 10:01 pm
    • I guess u hate alot of people.

      Friday, 12 January 2018, 6:58 am
      • 3% of dog owners in the USA own pit bull.

        People should not have to put up with these attacks because pit owners failed to educate them selves and listened to pit lobby lies.

        People should not have to live in neighborhoods with purposed fighting dogs because pit bull owners are selfish, uneducated pigs.

        Sunday, 14 January 2018, 4:54 pm
  • O,K, whats wrong with this pic,that poor ponie,and the dog they killed! but I am sorry but if the pits did this in my neighborhood they would be aready be dead!!!!

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 4:05 pm
  • Are there enough comments about animals being maimed and killed and how upset people are about it?

    What about the billions of animals that are ritualistically killed every year so that the average American can satisfy his taste buds? Most everyone here is an animal killer by proxy.

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 2:11 pm
    • plant lives matter, jerkoff

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 5:18 pm
    • You win dumbest comment.. I have a bunch of leaves that need cleaned up eat um there free..

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 5:47 pm
    • Oh please

      Friday, 12 January 2018, 5:14 am
      • Please what Tracy p, can I help you with something?

        Friday, 12 January 2018, 1:58 pm
  • People should take matters into their own hands and kill these dogs. I promise that if I even feel remotely threatened by a pitbull, I will pull out my gun and kill it and then charge the owner to replace my spent ammunition.

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 12:45 pm
    • Totally agree it is time to take back our communities from these land sharks. Hunting season is now all year long. The Police will understand as you can just claim self defense. They have seen enough people and pets mauled by these monsters. The Dog needs to be removed from society

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 2:45 pm
    • Yeah have everyone go out killing pit bulls real smart … come after mine on my property it won’t be a pretty look !!! I’m gonna say it again and again careless owners !!!! That own pit bulls or any large breed ban the owners not the breed of that’s the case Ban all large breeds

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 4:49 pm
      • Lover Boy, how come we never hear about other large breeds viciously attacking people or other animals? Tell you what, i see your mangy mutts’ face outside of that fence again and it’s curtains for him. Got it? Get it? GOOD!

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 7:16 pm
        • Lol I really would love to see that one !! You wont make it to your own house !!!

          Thursday, 11 January 2018, 9:48 pm
      • So, pits can “go out and kill” everything they can (tens of thousands of innocent beloved pets every year), but God forbid someone kills one of those mutant mauligators. Besides no one needs to “go after yours on your property”, a few well tossed meatballs is all that’s needed to give your mauler a really nice dirt nap…

        Friday, 12 January 2018, 5:18 am
  • I can assure you this………..if I’m walking my dog on a leash on a public street, I expect to be safe. If someones dog (regardless of the breed) crashes through the fence and attacks my dog or me and causes great bodily harm or death to my dog. That dog owner is going to pay dearly ………………….I would not rest until I got satisfaction. All you pit bull fans, save your preaching. If you love the breed, then keep it from harming or killing. Anyone who owns a dog that has turned on it’s owner is just an idiot. Why would you want to keep that animal around?

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 12:28 pm
    • Agree 100%, its time to eliminate this breed since authority will not keep us safe from these monsters.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 2:47 pm
    • Truth. Now let’s paper our commissioners and sheriffs Delta. Not going to stand for this. Why are renters allowed to have these animals. Obviously homeowners are not insured. Insurance won’t cover bad breeds.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 10:04 pm
  • What is it with the logically impaired pit lovers? If it was the owners, there would be other dogs doing this stuff. Pits are more dangerous than other breeds. They have bigger jaws (that’s redundant for the pit lovers). It’s not rocket science.

    One commenter mentions that she knows the dogs and they were nice. IF that is true, it’s just another case of someone losing genetic russian roulette due to Pits.

    Any Dangerous animal, pit, rott, snake, should entail a very large fine if it escapes, attacks, maims, kills, etc. It shouldn’t be debatable.

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 11:09 am
    • Its true their jaws are bigger and stronger. However, a lot of other big Dogs have big, strong jaws but do not have the mindset to bite, shake, rip and not give up until their prey is dead.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 2:56 pm
      • Exactly what it is is, Jaw Muscle Mass. that is to say, that animal Planet described it this way., A pit bull has a jaw muscle density equal to if a human had their calf muscle in their jaw. This means that besides have the bite grip of a larger dog, they have bite stamina beyond any dog breed. They can hold their grip at max pressure as easily as a person can stand.

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 4:58 pm
  • I really wish people weren’t so ignorant…everyone singles out pitbulls as “viscous breeds”..and say they should be banned or whatever. The reason you always see pitbull attacks more than any other is NOT because of the breed itself,, its because pieces of s**t specifically buy these beautiful animals for the sole purpose of raising them to be aggressive. The owners should be held responsible! Any dog is capable of an attack, especially if you mistreat (abuse) them. There are plenty of people who own pitbulls ( i used to) that are loving family pets. Hell…I’ve seen someone who got attacked by a yorkie…yes a yorkie..and before i get berated with comments…i understand a yorkie and a pitbull will have very different results in an attack. The person i know did take quite a few stitches though. All im just sayin if you raise your pets with love and care like your supposed to it might help the problem. But dont stereotype a whole breed because of the stupid fu**ing people who raise them.

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 10:08 am
    • It’s genetics buddy. I’m sorry basic science is so difficult for you. These dogs are obviously very dangerous and need to be banned, have severe fines for escaping, and attacking.

      Many of these pit attack stories are full of “loving pets”. It’s a shame you moronic pit apologists can’t read.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 10:57 am
    • Look at the facts moron: Pitbulls are some of the least owned dogs but yet they account for approximately 80-0% of all attacks. The breed is bad and should be eradicated. I hope the county makes it illegal to own pitbulls and I feel that anyone who owns a pitbull with kids in the house should have their kids removed and placed in DCF because those children are not safe with a killer in the house.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 12:43 pm
      • 2017 study showed Labrador Retrievers to hold a 13.3% chance of attack over a pitbulls 7.4%…hmmm. So one of americas most “trusted family dogs” Has a higher attack risk?.. F*ck it! Kill em too right? …no peob not cause they look so nice and the big bad pit looks so mean…let the ignorant comments begin….ready…set….f*ck off

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 4:24 pm
        • You can tell by the pit bull lovers mouths what wrong there as dumb as there dogs pit jerky son. Pick your mic up punk. Retrievers can be stopped with my bare hands but not pit ignoramus….

          Thursday, 11 January 2018, 4:57 pm
        • You need to never pick up a ,micrphone again.

          There is literally not one and nowhere in mauling and fatality statistics that shows a Labrador is more likely to attack,

          Here is the facts since January of 2007 Pit bulls have killed 329 US citizens. That is more people in one decade, then every single dog breed combined has killed since 1844.

          If you are speaking about dog bites, something associated to any and all dog breeds, it could be true that where a large population of dogs exist, they may have more bites associated to them regardless of breed. BUT Pit Bulls are so dangerous that if you are actually attacked by a dog and the dog is a Pit Bull, you are 7000 times more likely to die than even the most next deadly breed a Rottweiler. Move on, I have the mic

          Thursday, 11 January 2018, 5:11 pm
        • I don’t know what study you’re looking at but statistics show that pit bulls are responsible for 95% of level 4-6 dog bite attacks. However they only represent 5% of the dog population.

          Sunday, 14 January 2018, 10:52 am
    • Preach it !!!!!

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 4:53 pm
    • Pit Lives,

      Wrong! you cannot possibly know the statistics from among all types of dog owners and dog breeds. The single biggest factor in a dogs behavior is how it is breed. Seriously do you even know why one dog breed is called a Pointer ,another a Retriever and yet another a Pit Bull. If you do and you expect that these breeds will react to the same circumstances in the same manner. You are deadly wrong!

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 5:02 pm
    • Jimbo is correct, it is Genetics. Not only the genetics of that dog breed, but the poor genetics of the owners. It ranges from hillbilly bubba redneck trying to impress his beer drinking fat ass buddies, or the gold grilled young thug selling dope on the street corner. Somewhere in between is the rest of the population that actually contributes something to society.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 7:21 pm
      • So you are saying that only asshole moron lowlife uneducated people own pits? Not only do I agree, based on the comments of the morons that are supporting these child killers. What you imply tho by your stupid comments, is that all the other breed of dog’s owners are all perfect citizens. No losers own any other breed of dog except shitbulls, right? So all the owners of GSD, lasa apso, husky, st Bernard etc are all smart and good loving owners. Do you see a problem with your confused and ridiculous hypothesis?? Of course you won’t because you are in the category of the uneducated, losers that support these maulers. Lol.

        Friday, 12 January 2018, 5:27 am
    • Preach it. !!!!

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 9:52 pm
    • It’s not always the owner. More than half of pit bull attacks are by beloved family dogs that showed prior aggression.

      Sunday, 14 January 2018, 10:49 am
  • It’s a dog eat dog world #ILoveMyPitBull

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 9:44 am
    • User name is so fitting. Keep breeding and fighting your Pitty!

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 2:59 pm
      • That’s the people that should be banded those dumb a**holes that teach them to fight ,And be aggressive!!!!

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 4:55 pm
    • Great reply idiot a little dog is dead a pony was attacked and you were trying to be funny , I hope one bites you in the ass . Or worse

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 4:07 pm
    • And pits are yummy…..

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 4:58 pm
    • Lil, I think you mean it is a man shoots Pit Bull world, #noneedforpits

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 5:14 pm
  • Until a Commissioners or other high ranking officials have the same thing happen, nothing will be done. Bring suits against the owners when this happens—-even small claims court and make sure their home insurance company knows what occurred. If there renting, bring action against the home owner. If you lose, it doesn’t matter. It becomes visible. Always let the press know and file a police report. This stuff happens with pit bulls all the time.

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 8:15 am
  • I’m no Lawyer, but it seems that having a “BEWARE OF DOG” sign posted is basically announcing the fact that you know your dog or dogs are dangerous. I’d take pictures of the sign and take the homeowner to Civil Court and sue for damages.

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 7:30 am
    • Beware of dog does not necessarily mean a mean dog. It let’s people know there is a dog. Any dog, no matter how big or small, can bite or attack.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 10:52 am
      • Truth!

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 10:05 pm
    • I have a BEWARE OF DOG sign not because my dog is dangerous but so anyone uninvited will THINK he is. I have a 100 lb rotty that sounds bad!

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 12:04 pm
  • Animal control did nothing when a dog bit my five year old in the face, leaving permanent scars and costing seven thousand dollars in medical expenses. Should I mention seat belt tickets costing more? Protect and serve is the biggest joke on us ever.

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 6:51 am
    • Time to take matters into our own hands. AC and Police do nothing. Hope that Dog is dead and you took the owner to court to cover expenses. Sadly, when its a Pit owner too often they don’t have a pot to piss in!

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 3:03 pm
    • What kind of dog was that ? Doug sorry about your child !!!

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 9:59 pm
  • Couple of years ago, 3 pit bulls terrorized our neighborhood and animal control couldn’t do a damn thing about it. than one night I heard multiple gun shots, never saw those dogs again. When Govt cant handle the problem, its citizens surely can.

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 4:44 am
    • AMEN

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 10:35 am
  • Just my thought if I lived in a neighborhood such as this I would carry my pistol with me at all times

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 3:13 am
  • Only lowlife posers and thugs own a pit bull.
    The only people who want pit bulls around are their owners, no one else wants these volatile trash dogs around.

    Get the message pit cultists, you and your trash dogs aren’t welcome.

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 1:40 am
    • I’m glad you classify all pit bull owners as such, yet I own a pit bull and great Dane mix and I am a full time nursing student. #ILoveMyPittyMix

      P.S He is excellent with children, the elderly, and all other animals. That’s the difference between a responsible dog owner ( no matter size or bread) and an irresponsible dog owner.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 3:55 pm
      • You sound like every other stupid pit owner,same silly crap out of all your stupid mouths.

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 4:52 pm
    • Lmao sorry not a low life or thug. Smdh some of these comments

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 10:02 pm
  • Ive owned four pits.2 were kill ers of animals and the other2 were sweet and harmless. Im aways nice to my pers.the problem is that they are simply born with an instinctvto chase down and kill varments and other animals that run from them.its not something they always do but they are all very capable of it. They are just dogs ..they have no moral compass or conscious.they only want to please their owners and maybe sometimes kill a critter that presents itself and sparks their instinct.theres almost no other reason.. The owners have almost no chance of stopping an attack if it happens.a gun thats keep them locked up and be proactive with all decisions regarding them.they are alot tougher than most people know.believe that..

    Thursday, 11 January 2018, 1:05 am
  • People who insist on harboring dangerous animals should be subject to a very large fine if their animal escapes and an additional large fine if they injure a person or pet.

    There should be large permitting fees as well. Since there’s money to be made, maybe the commissioners will go for it.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 11:04 pm
    • Somewhere in the USA a Pit Bull related killing upon a family pet ,happens just over 9 times per day on average. Do the multiplication for a year. At the same time, Pit Bulls injure humans at Trauma Level 1 protocols 2.5 time per day in the USA ,with one person killed every 12 days in average. Do the math of how many would be dead in the days before Trauma medicine. We had our first human fatality of the year 2018 just yesterday.1-10-18

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 10:11 am
      • These animals are very dangerous. It’s amazing that people are so stupid as to think their personal experience with them overrides their genetic nature.

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 11:12 am
  • Dead wrong. It’s genetic. No other poorly raised dogs attack like this.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 11:00 pm
    • Not true at all. It’s all in how you raise your animals. Pits and other dogs get bad names for owners who teach this behavior. Own one and you will see. Raise them right and kind and you will get a very loving dog.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 2:25 am
      • You are DEAD wrong. Pits are inherently dangerous. It’s genetic. I’m sorry that your love for your doggie has trumped what is best for our community.

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 10:59 am
      • Amen !!!!

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 10:06 pm
    • No well tell my husband and his brother that when they were kids there with their parents visiting a friend and the friends cockerspanial attacked my husband ripped his ear half off and as they were dealing with that the people’s Doberman attack my husband’s brother ripped the top of he’s head right open 200staples to the head. We have had 2 pit bulls my one I got at 9weeks died at 18 never hurt a fly and my other one I got at 5weeks half dead cause the previous owners we not very good pet owners she is 12 year old. Her best friend is our free roaming bunny they eat together and sleep together. Does that sound vicious to you. The only time shell bark or growl at anyone is if you touch my 6 year old daughter which is her baby too.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 9:00 am
      • Yes, your personal experiences overrides basic common sense and the safety of the community. Thanks for contributing nothing, typical.

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 11:13 am
        • Have another natty ice and google some more stuff to make you sound smart jimbo

          Thursday, 11 January 2018, 4:46 pm
        • Yes, only the Pit Bull is allowed to touch your daughter. how intelligent.

          Sunday, 14 January 2018, 10:43 am
    • JImbo, You are so right. I continue to be amazed at people that think they have the knowledge base to debate domestic canines behavior. The word domesticated does not mean safe, it merely means and animal bred to serve mans purpose. Breeding is the idea of selecting the pairs to be mated in order to over concentrate certain instincts into the animals behaviors. The purpose of the different breed names is to distinguish how profoundly different these canines are from one another behaviorally.

      This is why dogs are called herded, hounds, pointers and retrievers to describe the utility task they wish to perform instinctively. This is true of the term Pit Bull, which literally means a dog that was used to kill bulls and now used to fight other dogs to the death in the fighting pit. Dogs that have other utility behaviors like retrievers also have inborn traits that make them great pets ,even if you do not use them to hunt. Pit Bulls do not, trying to make them pets is stupid, ill informed and dangerous.

      Siting episodes of people that own them without incident ,is on a par with siting all of the vastly more people that drive drunk but do nonetheless make it home each night without incident. Siting odds is not a mitigating measure. Siting statistics and creating policy on those statistics is what a sensible public policy should advance.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 10:23 am
  • Pit bulls are not bad dogs. All in the way you raise them. These dogs were probably neglected, and I’m sure they were hungry too!! People take care of your animals!!!

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 10:44 pm
    • You aren’t serious ?? How come only bad owners are only pit owners? then kill them off TOO !!

      Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 11:03 pm
      • She is very serious as I am too. Have you ever raised one or even fostered one and taught them what love is? Other dogs cause harm too. Even small dogs. They just aren’t in the spotlight like pits are. I’ve raised a few and even took in some that came from loving homes. But landlords wouldn’t allow it. They are loving kind loyal dogs that always get a bad name. Owners should be held accountable and should have had those dogs put down asap. Welcome to play and see my now pit mix who sleeps with my special needs son and follows him every where. The only issue he has is he doesn’t get along with other males. But he is well trained and goes right inside or sits til the other dog passes when on walks. I just put my 14 yr old pit down last year due to old age. Never hurt a fly. It’s ALL about how you raise them and these ppl should be held accountable 100% and fined. They could have been neglected and hungry who knows. Shame on dog but it’s the owners who need to be held accountable. As they aren’t raising good dogs period no matter what breed.

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 2:34 am
        • You are very seriously ignorant about Pit Bulls. 6% of Dogs, 80+% of fatalities. Many from “loving Homes”.

          You really can’t be that freakin’ stupid, but, yes, you just keep proving that.

          Thursday, 11 January 2018, 11:00 am
  • When is this INSANITY going to END? KILL OFF THE BREED !!!!!

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 10:43 pm
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    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 10:41 pm
  • Ohh this makes sense,, you can get pulled over for a tail light out, or going through one of the crooked traffic lights 2-300 for a ticket.. But this gets 100 for a fine !? And they keep the monsters who did that!? Ohhh ,Great JOB HCSO !! and city officials that have no backbone and kahunas to stand up for the citizens!! I have never seen such a poorly run city officials and school boards in my life!!!! Sickening

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 10:26 pm
  • A neighbors pitbull attacked my wife and daughter a few months ago while they were walking our shih tzus and killed our eldest dog. Animal control came out and said there was nothing they could do and would not take the pitbull because it didn’t bite a person…bull !!!!!

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 10:01 pm
    • I think you are our neighbor, all we could hear were crying dogs that night. I am so sorry for the loss of your fur baby, and if possible, if you could message me and tell me what direction it came from so that we can keep our children and dogs safe as well, I would appreciate it. I think you were right by our house. Thank you again and I am sorry for your loss. 🙁

      Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 11:14 pm
  • I feel horrible for Ramon, Georgia and their granddaughter; it will be years before they ever get over the horror they experienced yesterday. A $100 ticket is insulting to those who lost a family member; it means nothing!if If’s up to Animal Control to take action.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:58 pm
    • So true.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 10:07 pm
  • I personal don’t like pits I think there mean aggressive dogs however there are a lot of people out there that love the breed so why don’t we have laws that if you own a pit you have to have a special insurance policy, also pay for a special license to own one and mandatory training for owner and dog its a start anyway

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:41 pm
    • You do have to have extra insurance on your house when you own a lot or any other dog that is a so called dangerous breed. It’s all in the owners training and caring for them and their responsibility to put them down if they become aggressive .

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 2:38 am
      • Pit* not lot. Damn autocorrect

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 2:39 am
      • It’s amazing to me with all the talk and news coverage that owners of pit bulls are not walking their property and making sure their dogs can not get out but with the lousy little fines they get they don’t want to put money out to confine them. So I say let law suits begin

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 5:12 pm
    • That is a very intelligent respose kim.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 10:13 am
  • I am so sorry to hear of another pet being attacked and killed in our county. I am the owner of the Mini Horse that was just brutally attacked. I also lost my dog of 11 years to a vicious dog that I, myself, reported to be attacking us regularly in our own yard. The Brooksville police department tased the dog twice, never caught it and animal control came the next day, removed the taser hooks and allowed the dog to remain at the residence. Despite several called to the sheriffs department after the taser incident the dispatcher would rudely tell me “ma’am there is nothing we can do unless we see it happen”, which was at 4am as my husband would be going to work. My dog was attacked in our yard in September and killed infront of my two young children. My husband was forced to shoot and kill the dog to end our daily nightmare. My children are traumatized and I would say I am too after everything I have seen in the last 4 months. The owners were not held responsible, nor was there any follow up on my in answered pleas for help. Change is needed with our laws! And again I am so sorry you lost your dog and your granddaughter had to see it happen.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:26 pm
    • I am so sorry for your horse to have been put thur this ..Prayers for healing

      Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 10:55 pm
  • The county needs to ban the breed and i dont want to hear from you that have or knows someone that has one they are not allowed in Davey County if one comes next to me our my property i will shoot it

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:11 pm
    • Also the asses with these dogs they dont have $100 in their bank they probably don’t even have a bank account

      Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:17 pm
  • $100. Ridiculous!!!! I hope a good aggressive attorney gets a hold of these cases. Sue those owners ,,,every one if them. Replace those ignorant AC people. Not seizing those killer dogs is insane.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:06 pm
    • Did you read the article and see that the owner attempted to stop it from happening? Would you feel the same way if it was your animal who did that to someone else’s? Even after you did everything you could to stop it from happening and got attacked in the process?

      Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:33 pm
      • Yep I know I would still feel the same way and most on here would as well. I am a prisoner in my own home due to loose pits and other dogs It has gotten out of control with no help in sight,

        Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:50 pm
      • the yard has a fence ok why not make so the dog cant get out thats the mean dog owners responsibility ya think

        Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:52 pm
      • An owner who can’t control her dogs obviously should not have dogs. How fin stupid are you people?

        Then the dog attacked her. She’s brilliant. Probably thinks its how the dogs are raised…

        Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 11:08 pm
      • that dog should still be put down. the owner should put it down for attacking the owner and animal control should put it down for killing a dog and attacking the owner..

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 12:51 am
  • Morgan & Morgan For The People! Offices Tampa

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:06 pm
    • Morgan & Morgan denied our case on Sunday.

      Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:28 pm
    • morgan and morgan only take the case if there is a six digit or greater payout, they suck

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 12:53 am
  • This breed of dogs are born killers. They need to be eradicated.Purged. Rounded up and euthanized. All of them. They don’t deserve to be living in civilized societies among humans and our domesticated, loving, obedient family pets. They’re raised to be violent, fearful weapons. I have a bullet or three for any that will approach me in a hostile manner.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:02 pm
    • that right i got an idea ship them all to north Korea lol

      Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:55 pm
    • All if my pits have been domesticated, obedient, loving, kind, playful family dogs who are raised with kids which include a special needs child in a loving home with other dogs and cats. It’s not always the dog. It’s how it is raised and if the owners find their dog aggressive or could hurt someone it is their job to have the dog put down. No matter the breed.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 2:47 am
    • I had the same thought. Until I ended up owning one. Then another. In a loving caring family home with my other dog and cat. My pits were scared of the cat. It’s in how you raise them. They put pits in the spotlight always. You dont see the other breeds or other animals that harm others like you do with pits. The owners should be held accountable and put her dogs down for the safety of herself and others. As any normal family I would hope do if they had a mean dog that could cause harm. No it’s not an easy choice. But one that should be done and why they don’t take these dogs and put them down is beyond me. This is the first county I have ever lived in that A.C. didn’t take the dogs investigate and put them down and the owners need to pay and should have insurance on their house when owning pits or any other dog listed as dangerous on the home owners insurance policy.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 2:53 am
      • It’s absolutely not how you raise them. No matter how much you love your dog, and how loving they are, you are playing genetic lotto with your family. Most pits won’t turn, but when they do, it’s real bad for your children and our community. There is no reason to own such a dangerous animal. Many of these pit bull attacks are from “loving pets” as you describe.

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 3:06 pm
        • As a previous pit owner with years of experience. I will never trust a pit again. I have seen horrible things.
          I was one of the advocates for the breed. Until I came home one day to a massacre. I don’t know what set them off. But my beautiful goats. All dead. About six months later. Foster puppy, that I had taken in was also a pit. I came home again to a massacre. I hate to see people that have spent their whole lives trying to protect this breed. Suddenly have what happened to me happening to them. You will never convince me to trust again. There’s something in their brain. When one of them growls they all jump in. And it’s deadly.

          Thursday, 18 January 2018, 10:18 am
    • Wow your an ignorant human being.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 9:09 am
      • Pit apologists routinely prove their ignorance, it’s really sad how love for a dog can overcome basic logic.

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 11:01 am
  • Cute little dog, very sad. 100.00 fine= ridiculous, What if the pit bulls had gotten a hold of that child, maimed her or killed CHILD?? Still get a 100.00 fine??. BAN THE DAMN PIT BULL AND BE DONE WITH IT. THIS county is horrible on doing anything, So sorry for these people. All these pit bull attacks should hit National News as well, that just might embarrass the commissioners and sherriff to do something, besides give lip service. Thx Tom for keeping us informed!! Everyone should inundate the governors office and attorney general , letters pictures, maybe that would help as well.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:01 pm
  • I’m so tired of pitt bashing, it’s the owner’s that ruine these dogs!

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 8:53 pm
    • NO !!! that’s where you are wrong!!! I’m sick and tired of people defending these dogs!! There should be a city wide ban!!! Other counties do it ! Why can’t Hernando County!! Because the boards own themselves?!!!! What are these boards afraid of!!?? This is asinine!!!
      If it was my dog I would have shot them dead. Why are they being protected ?? While the other family’s kids are traumatized and beloved dog dead !!?? This is ridiculous!! 100$ fine are you freaking kidding me!! How about a summons to go in front of a Judge! And 5,000 dollar fine to be paid to the people who’s dog was attacked… SICK SICK SICK even the owner got attacked!!! HCSO NEEDS TO TAKE THOSE DOGS AND PUT THEM TP SLEEP!!! Sounds like they were more trophy dogs…nice job pit bull owners …. Maybe you should voluntarily take them to get out to sleep..dumb asses!!

      Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:59 pm
      • You would do well to learn the difference between city and county as your stupid statement wonders from one to the other as if it’s the same thing.

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 11:41 am
    • So don’t read it or come on this site, problem solved for you.

      Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 10:04 pm
      • I don’t hate pit bulls I hate any animal that is mean.

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 9:12 am
    • I agree I myself own a pit and he is an amazing dog! As for the owners they are the ones at fault as they are the responsible parties in this mess! These dogs or any dog should never be left outside unattended. Just like your children they become your responsibility the second you bring them into your home. Lets keep in mind people it really doesn’t need to be a specific breed of dog they all can be aggressive if threatened or feel invaded. Nature has its own set of rules and it is survival of the fittest. They don’t see right or wrong that is the owners job! When you own any big dog you should be aware that they are a weapon and are quite capable of killing. Ignorant PEOPLE caused this and should be responsible for all the bills. And the should also have to attend some training classes on how to be a responsible dog owner. These poor people can never get their beloved babies back and the images will be forever etched in the heads that is horrible and definitely could have been avoided. I’m so sorry you had to go through this.

      Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 11:02 pm
      • You are dead wrong. Pit bulls are obviously dangerous animals. Just because yours haven’t turned yet doesn’t mean we should be in danger.

        Its in the DNA, they kill, attack, maim more than any other breed.

        Just because you like your dog doesn’t mean science and reality cease to exist.

        These dogs should require special permitting, fines and criminal charges. Or should be outright banned.

        Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 11:40 pm
        • You sir are an idiot.! The dogs involved were not even Pitt bulls! The problem here is can’t do your research properly. I have rescued enough Pitts from fighting rings that have never bit a person or another animal. People are the ones to blame as these animals have a different set of rules they live by. It’s call their nature! After all they are animals. And any animal has it in them to kill. It’s called survival of the fittest! And if you want to get really into it people are a lot worse the Pitt bulls!

          Thursday, 11 January 2018, 9:22 am
          • I’m an idiot, but you can’t read or understand basic science, think that love trumps science. You pit lovers are just pathetic little people.

            Thursday, 11 January 2018, 11:02 am
        • No your dead wrong they were once know as the nanny dog not for fight or hunting.Don’t get me wrong I’m not defending these dogs and I’m definitely not defending the owners. I believe these dogs should be taken and put down. But the owners should be fine a lot more then 100$ and should never be aloud to own a dog.i m very sorry for the loss of your fur baby and I’m sorry you and your granddaughter had to see such horrible thing happen.

          Thursday, 11 January 2018, 9:29 am
          • The “breed” continues to prove that it is unstable. It’s not my opinion. The owners should be in jail, regardless of breed. There should be a significant fine as well.

            Any dangerous animal is not ok from a public safety perspective.

            Pit bulls are definitely dangerous.

            Thursday, 11 January 2018, 12:07 pm
          • 😂😂😂😂
            Omg you are dumber than a door knocker. Tina, your dumb comment just shows that you now NOTHING about pits whst so ever. Nanny dogs??? Fn idiot….

            Friday, 12 January 2018, 5:41 am
      • You said it the best… Owners need to be held responsible

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 3:07 am
      • I agree with you M. Kelly its the owners fault any dogs shouldnt be left unattended animals escape all the time its the owners responsibility to make sure their dogs dont with any breed … I really wish ppl would stop with the oh pit bull …. I did research i’ve seen many cases with dog attacks that was not only pit bull attacks but you dont see that on the news !!! Like i said b4 ban the owners not the breed !!!

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 10:27 am
        • The breed is genetically dangerous. Because you ignorant folks don’t understand genetics, doesn’t mean our community should be put at risk.

          Thursday, 11 January 2018, 11:03 am
        • You have that list of “other breeds” attacks handy, or is that just more of your BS fake news?

          Friday, 12 January 2018, 5:54 pm
      • Number ONE in unprovoked attacks. By a large margin. Even the military and police won’t use Pit Bulls. Confused junk yard dogs. Who would be dumb enough to expose small children to these unstable animals? The owners always say “He was such a lovable baby, he just liked everyone. He wouldn’t hurt a fly…” right after attacking the neighborhood kids or chewing someone’s foot off.

        Thursday, 11 January 2018, 8:16 pm
      • M.Kelley, when you are suddenly awakened by your friendly pitbull with your balls hanging from his jaws, maybe you will understand!

        Friday, 12 January 2018, 5:51 pm
    • Noreen until they actually own one and give it love like any other family dog they will stick to what they think. What we know as pit owners raised in good homes and are loving pits to the family and others. They won’t know bc they won’t own one to see it’s not the breed it’s the owners. Many owners have these breed and train them to be aggressive. That’s on the owners. Here I have had a few and they are loving dogs and wouldn’t hurt anyone. Well if u was being attacked I hope it would hurt someone in my home. As in a break in. They have got a bad name for many yrs now ever since that damn football player was training then to fight and kill. Before then they weren’t an issue. But 100% they can be a loving kind family dog if raised that way. But sadly they get into the wrong hands. They will bash. It’s just sad they bash on something they have zero experience in so it’s just their opinion. I was one many years ago who thought they were dangerous dogs until one came in my life and my kids life. Now I just took in another who was raised right by a family with love. Just like the other families raise their dogs. Sadly pits are big dogs and many bad ppl and uneducated ppl give them a bad name. In this situation here. Those dogs should have been taken in and put down. And the owners fined a lot more than 100 bucks that’s ridiculous. Any dangerous dog that can do harm should be put down by their owners. As that is their responsibility as a dog owner.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 3:04 am
    • Pit defenders, pit owners and the pit bull lobbyists have it coming, they are responsible for shoving these disgusting animals onto society when no one should be allowed to own these dangerous dogs. They need to be eradicated.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 8:51 am
  • Obviously the owner attempted to stop her dogs from harming anything and they WERE behind a fence… so for y’all to say the owner allowed this to happen is beyond stupidity. I am sorry for the loss of the other dog and the owners. But for putting the address and picture of the persons house on here is ridiculous!!

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 8:45 pm
    • why not !!! People need to know where these dogs live!! So they can stay away…if these dogs were so out of control they attacked the owner …obviously they knew these dogs were a problem… People just don’t care .and why should they?? HCSO isn’t going to do anything, city’s not going to do anything so the owners of the out of control dogs get to keep these . nuisance of a dogs .. Now they have had a taste of blood..maybe they will attack the owners next time, or maybe their children…. Then will they learn???! I doubt it …Just plain pitiful!!

      Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 10:06 pm
      • Actually I know the owners of the pit bulls and they have already taken the dogs to the shelter and out of the house. They have kids themselves and the dogs have never been aggressive towards anyone or anything until that happened. Just remember there’s always two sides to every story but Tom only ever covers one side. (:

        Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 10:36 pm
        • So Rachel what is it then a dangerous breed or at fault owners? Has to be one or the other. My guess is probably both.

          Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 11:55 pm
    • yep owner jumped right on it , after pitbulls charged a fence made of wire & posts you push in to sand!! This is not a fence it is a Facade got it!!

      Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 10:12 pm
    • The owner has dangerous dogs, she obviously failed. How freakin dumb are you?

      Lemme guess, these were nice family dogs, would never hurt anyone.

      Pit apologists are so freaking stupid.

      Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 11:43 pm
      • Word

        Friday, 12 January 2018, 5:54 am
    • Bottom line there Rachel, the owner had them behind a fence….that was not adequate to keep the dogs in… so there is no defense .. Owner is at fault …. I bet the owner of the dogs is … I bet a convicted felon… Needs dog because cant own guns.

      No need for felons to own mean dogs…

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 8:14 am
  • This has to be stopped…Can’t imagine the suffering of the owners of these pets.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 8:36 pm
  • Vile vile beasts. So he wants to give stiffer punishment to ‘irresponsible owners’? AFTER the death/mauling of a human or beloved Pet?

    Oh – that’s going to be SO helpful. NOT.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 8:27 pm
  • The dogs need to be put down BEFORE someone is killed. Recycle plastic not vicious dogs.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 8:25 pm
  • 1. Don’t expect the county to do anything since our sheriff is an asshat. 2. more than likely this property is rental since the owner is out of state. 3. Owners and residents should be fined severely. 4. If you walk in that area, CARRY.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 8:22 pm
  • It breaks my heart that these pets are attacked and/or killed, my thoughts and prayers go out to these families. Note to Tom, we don’t really need to see photos of beloved pets like this. If you show it for the shock value, please put the “warning” first. Having to click on the graphic photo to read your article, your “Warning: Graphic Image” is a little late. You did that the other day too.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 8:15 pm

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 8:14 pm
  • They need to start dismissing the County workers that don’t impound these dogs and allow them to remain in the owners hands.The County will lose a multi-million dollar suit when one of these animals mauls a child

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 7:56 pm
  • Oh my gosh my heart goes out to the family for their loss. I believe that stricter laws would help with these kinds of incidents.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 7:47 pm
  • Kill the pit bulls.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 7:34 pm
  • This is daily. Pits are mauling and killing other pets daily. And usually with nothing done to the owner or the pit afterwards. RIP little one, you were a good dog.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 7:30 pm
  • This is getting to be more and more! What the *HELL* is wrong with animal control Just a 100.00 fine! I am heartsick over all these maimed animals.. If a Dog attacks once they will again.. I’m so sorry for these victims.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 7:27 pm
  • $100 ticket?! unreal

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 7:20 pm
  • This is why you should never walk a pet in armed. The county especially animal control could care less. When they attack they are no longer pets and are dangerous and should be killed. Sorry I’ve been on both sides this fence an personally took out my dog for going after a child he never got near enough to touch. If you can’t control your pet you don’t need it.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 7:19 pm
  • I dont think there is anything that stops these victims from filing a cival suit and even if the people dont hsve $$ if they the property owner has insurance i think they also can be sued.i would def call several attorneys tommrow and look into that.while it wont bring your pet back it will make people think twice about being irresponsible owners of vicious animals.sorry for your loss im just glad your family is safe prayers to that little girl that had to witness that

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 7:04 pm
    • In the case of the death of a dog, especially since there are no vet bills, there is not much to this case for the plaintiff to sue for. The value of the dead dog. Some emotional distress. An attorney costs bucks. If the pit bull owner doesn’t have any renters or homeowners insurance, then the odds are that there is nothing to gain by suing them. Sue a beggar, win a flea. Attorneys don’t work for free. Unless the plaintiff has deep pockets to pay the attorney, they are not going to find one to take on a case like this.

      Saturday, 13 January 2018, 5:24 pm
  • That is why I say the only people that need mead dogs is law enforcement.

    I too have that same mix of mutt.. a very nice and good dog… It is part of my family.

    That is why, on rare occasions when I do take my dog out for a walk. the 9 MM comes with me. I would not hesitate shooting any dog that is attacking me or my property. ( my dog)

    So owners of big dogs, IF you want to keep your dog, and keep them alive, keep them in your property. and if and after I shoot a viscous dog, if the owner comes at me in a attacking manner, I will shoot him too.

    This is not to be taken as a threat. If it came off that way, I’m sorry, But I am just repeating case law….

    Have a nice day.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 7:04 pm
    • Tubs, I can’t agree more. Unfortunately in this messed up world I feel the need to have my 9mm right at my side 24/7 legally. I wouldn’t hesitate shooting the dog or even the owner if they came at me and threatened me, but it’s total BS that law enforcement doesn’t do more. These dogs need to be put down immediately and the owners fined and or locked up. I am an animal lover but if my dog did this, I would shoot it myself. How some people sleep at night is beyond me.

      Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 9:11 pm
    • Great reply and one that I completely agree with. I daily walk my dog and like you, I carry, and would not hesitate to protect myself and my dog from both an attacking dog or it’s owner.I am also a victim of a pit bull attack that caused 27 sutures in my face.

      Thursday, 11 January 2018, 10:34 am
  • there are no words for this, dogs who attack other animals should be seized by the county and euthanized what is the next step a child a adult….it must be stopped and the owners should be fined and held responsible.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 7:01 pm
  • Pet owners should be responsible that’s common sense.

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 6:55 pm
  • do to the dogs’ woners what the dogs did to the animal….only justice will work….reacting to a problem, thses dogs specifically in the article is no the answer….owners should have been proactive before…

    Wednesday, 10 January 2018, 6:50 pm

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