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Vicious “Pit Bull” Attack Nearly Kills Young Woman, Doctors Trying to Save Her Leg

UPDATE: 2/25/2018, 12:01 P.M. – The family has established a Gofundme page to help with the overwhelming medical costs. CLICK HERE FOR UPDATE AND LINK TO GOFUNDME

UPDATE: 2/24/2018, 1:05 P.M. – There are unconfirmed reports from several sources that say that doctors were unable to save the young victim’s leg. She continues to recover in a local trauma center but her exact condition is unknown.

It should also be noted that the Pit Bull pictured in this article is one that the victim was trying to re-home. It is not the actual Pit Bull that attacked her.


HOMOSASSA – A young woman is recovering at a local trauma center, after sources say she was nearly mauled to death by her own Pit Bull.

According to Citrus County Officials, around 11:00 a.m. yesterday, Fire Rescue responded to S. Maxwell Pt. where they located 20-year-old Jessica Calhoun who had suffered serious dog bites all over her body, especially her leg.

Officials say Calhoun was just talking on the phone with her sister, when her 4-year-old Pit Bull suddenly attacked. The attack was completely unprovoked and unexpected, say officials.

Due to the severity of her injuries, Calhoun was airlifted to a nearby trauma center for treatment.

According to the victim’s employer, owner of Coney Island Drive Inn located in Downtown Brooksville, John Lee, “Calhoun is struggling to survive and doctors are trying to save her leg.” Lee says they are removing veins from one leg to try and save the other.”

“She loves those dogs,” says Lee, and she’s been trying to get rid of at least one of them.

Calhoun is a third generation employee with Coney Island, along with her mother and grandmother.

We will bring more on this story as it develops.

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  • I bet you that dog was abused one way or another. For the girls legs to be tore up and for the dog to give no fucks? this girl or her boyfriend habitually kicked this dog – for the dog to snap the way it did. “Hyper” for the commonfolk usually means they’re distructive and have no idea how to handle it.
    TLDR; Learn Animal/Dog psychology and behavior sciences – quit blaming the breed and quit allowing people who do not know how to take care of dogs own dogs.

    Sorry ’bout your legs but only you and the dog know the truth.

    Tuesday, 6 March 2018, 6:59 pm
  • Kim, Sabrina, Rosebud, UrsoWrong, and many others spot on well said ask him me reading your comment just brought back my memory of reading that story the other day of the chick that was partially eaten by her dogs, (PITTS) we can beat our head against the wall and talk about this for Infinity the people that are fans of this breed Etc will never get it I personally think a lot of them are as hard-headed as the big hard heads on the breed itself we’re just wasting our breath these dogs are ticking time bombs as I said in an earlier post there always friendly loving beautiful never hurt a fly until all the sudden one day kaboom!!!!!

    Monday, 26 February 2018, 2:28 pm
  • So Mr.Champion Maybe we should pass a Hernando County Law as soon as these WORTHLESS BREEDS are picked up By Animal Control they should be PUT DOWN and not ReHomed the shelter is full of these POS Breeds Put them Down. I don’t Give to Turds to anyone that tells me its how you raise them Thats BS KILL IS IN THERE BLOOD Always has and Always will be. Get well young lady may God be with you and make you well.

    Monday, 26 February 2018, 12:21 am
    • They aren’t worthless and they should be given a chance like any other dog. But of course the same pos dog hater from Michigan who got caught killing a rottie in the back of her car with stolen drugs from the rescue she worked at would state that. They go after helpless animals but cower in the corner when you would like to “have a chat” with any of them. They are so paranoid they carry guns, bear mace, knives, wasp spray, and all kinds of stuff everytime they go out because according to them, there is a pit bull on every corner. It is way past time to end BSL and use breed neutral laws instead. I really hope that the young lady gets better really soon. No matter what or how it happened, it’s sad that it did.

      Monday, 26 February 2018, 3:46 pm
  • “The American Pit Bull Terrier has been “selectively” bred for hundreds of years to fight other dogs. This is the sad “work” these dogs were created for. In the same way that Labradors were bred to retrieve birds, APBT’s were bred to face other dogs in mortal combat. Even in dogs that are not recently bred from fighting lines, the urge to rumble can arise at any time. Not to strongly emphasize this fact is to be negligent. We would be equally negligent if we were placing Beagles and failed to educate the adopter about why the specific traits that scent oriented dogs, hunting dogs, bred to work in packs, present certain challenges to those who wish to obedience train their hound.“ tia torres , villalobos rescue center, pit adoption,pitbull facts

    Sunday, 25 February 2018, 5:20 pm
  • I don’t own one and never will. Why ask for trouble? A pit bull always goes for the throat in a dog fight and, like a snake, doesn’t let go until sundown. Vicious, unpredictable, dangerous animal. God be with you, Jessica.

    Sunday, 25 February 2018, 1:37 pm
    • “Goes for the throat” I guess thats why she has both of her legs torn up.”Doesn’t let go till sundown” !! Dude where do you get your information ? A comic book ??

      Sunday, 25 February 2018, 7:53 pm
  • Prayers for you, Jessica.
    I’ve suffered traumatic injuries and the loss of most of a hand (not from dog bites), and I know she has a long road to recovery, both physically and mentally.
    Please, readers, stop the dog bashing and use your energy to do something constructive for this family….I know they are all suffering!

    Sunday, 25 February 2018, 1:19 pm
  • last time i read a pit story on rnrf it was actually a black lab so ii will wait to see what really happened

    Sunday, 25 February 2018, 10:31 am
    • I remember that, a retraction was never printed.

      Sunday, 25 February 2018, 5:59 pm
    • “ For 25 years appellate courts have ruled that a dog owner of ordinary intelligence can identify a pit bull (See: Ohio v. Anderson, 1991). In addition to this, the high courts have ruled that scientific precision is not required when determining the breed (See: Colorado Dog Fanciers v. Denver, 1991). Yet still the myth persists ad nauseam — pushed by the Pit Bull Propaganda Machine, pit bull advocates, animal groups and more — that it is impossible to identify a pit bull.“

      Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 1:28 am
    • KYLE Bet you anything that “black lab” still had some pit in him.

      Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 3:08 pm
  • It’s disgusting how many of you don’t actually care about Jessica and how severe her injuries are, you’d rather bash a breed left and right. I pray for jessica and that she recovers well from this tragic accident. I was raised around pit bulls since i was a newborn, i’m 22 now and hey guess what i’m still alive and the only dog i’ve EVER been bitten by is a YORKIE yep that’s right “the perfect family dog”

    Sunday, 25 February 2018, 8:47 am
    • did the yorkie ripped your leg off?

      Sunday, 25 February 2018, 5:09 pm
    • w

      Sunday, 25 February 2018, 5:46 pm
  • Mauling victims to Pit Bulls ‘Eat me!’
    Pit Bulls ‘OK!’

    Pit Bulls ‘Just shoot me!’
    Most Americans ‘OK!’

    Sunday, 25 February 2018, 8:39 am
  • Logan Braatz – RIP

    Saturday, 24 February 2018, 8:31 pm
    • That happened right before my birthday last year. Another ‘but they never showed agression and were family dogs!’ until they weren’t, and attacked kids, and took Logan’s life. I’m sick of hearing the same story over and over. Why don’t pit lovers advocate to clean up the breed, get rid of backyard breeders that don’t care about anything but money, and quit swearing up and down that there is not a problem with poorly bred dogs that are so far from safe it’s crazy.
      If *you* want to play pitbull roulette with your family, go for it. Good for you if you get a good one. Some are. But don’t play with the safety of others by covering up when your dog is not socialized, don’t make excuses for their behavior, and be honest with others when ppl are over. There are too many people dying and too many people caring about screaming about how sweet “pitties'” are and pointing out other dogs bite too.
      Bite…not kill. Look up the kill stats and be honest with yourselves.

      Sunday, 25 February 2018, 5:59 pm
  • you all and your opinions! A woman almost dies and all any of you asshats can do is argue your personal opinions of a breed of dogs, smh. What the hell is wrong with you people? If half of you put in half your efforts to make the world a better place instead of trying to prove the others wrong then maybe you would receive better responses as well as results. Pathetic and disgusting, humanity has lost its way.

    Saturday, 24 February 2018, 6:23 pm
    • By ridding the world of pits, it WOULD make it safer for kids and pets, and, ultimately for dumb owners like the one in this story that get a pit or two and have no clue what the breed was bred for.

      Sunday, 25 February 2018, 4:40 am
      • You sound just like a member of a certain dog hating cult with an eradication agenda. Calling this unfortunate woman dumb is just showing what kind of person you really are. You just spew hatred and lies when you need to look in the mirror and see just what an awful person you really are. And you swallowed the bull of the cult hook, line, and sinker.! Doh!

        Monday, 26 February 2018, 2:36 pm
    • you ARE SO RIGHT , PEOPLE MAKE ME SICK ,they know everything. It can happen with any breed,

      Sunday, 25 February 2018, 11:53 am
      • any breed? are you serious? pits were bred to“hold on“ . pits were bred from the “bull baiting“ olde english bulldog and terriers , only to do combat with others dogs in the pit. the determination of pitbulls is unmatched , that`s why tey are the best fighters and dogman know this. go to ta torres website , villalobos rescue center , look up pit bull facts and educate yourself.

        Sunday, 25 February 2018, 5:17 pm
      • MARY C Funny that it very, very rarely happens with “any other breed.” Even those dogs listed as something other than pit usually look like they have at least some pit in them.

        Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 8:11 am
  • praying for this young lady , I believe we should ban this breed there killerrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrss

    Saturday, 24 February 2018, 5:32 pm
  • I hope and pray she makes it. And on pitbull its depends on who had the dog before her and ive had pits my whole life never had one turn on me its on how your raise them and train train to fight you asking for it.

    Saturday, 24 February 2018, 12:40 pm
    • It is not how you raise them! Pit bulls can be raised in the best homes, but they will still turn on you and kill you. So get over that BIG FAT LIE, OF ITS HOW YOU RAISE THEM!

      Saturday, 24 February 2018, 1:19 pm
      • It does depend on how they’re raised.

        Saturday, 24 February 2018, 3:14 pm
      • Another simple minded idiot(you just cant fix stupid)
        If that’s what you believe, okay. But know that ANY dog breed can turn on their family.
        ….BIG FAT LIE, lmao!!

        Saturday, 24 February 2018, 3:55 pm
      • It is on how you raise them any breed of dog can turn on you dont be stupid and blame one breed raise them right.maybe you should keep your nonknowing comments to your self. Big fat lie haha smh lmao prayers for woman hope she makes it threw this.

        Sunday, 25 February 2018, 8:55 am

        Sunday, 25 February 2018, 11:57 am
        • All of you people who are saying “It’s how you raise them!” , are you saying this woman raised her pit to attack her? And all the countless other pit attacks on their owners, neighbors, pets, livestock, etc.. you really think these pits were all raised to do these things? If so, maybe we need to be taking a closer look at pit OWNERS!!! They are the ones who need punishment!

          Sunday, 25 February 2018, 7:07 pm
      • It is how you treat and train them. I have proof right here in front of me. And so do millions of other people who haven’t ever had a problem with their dogs. You and the people in your cult have gone totally off the rails with this insane hatred you have for these dogs. You all eat, drink, and are totally paranoid by it you are so mentally unstable. These dogs will never be eradicated. Ever. Now you get over it.

        Monday, 26 February 2018, 2:47 pm
        • Our data were consistent with others, in that an operative intervention was more than 3 times as likely to be associated with a pit bull injury than with any other breed.

          Characteristics of 1616 Consecutive Dog Bite Injuries at a Single Institution, by by Golinko et al., Clinical Pediatrics, July 2016

          Monday, 26 February 2018, 6:47 pm
        • Attacks by pit bulls are associated with higher morbidity rates, higher hospital charges, and a higher risk of death than are attacks by other breeds of dogs.

          Mortality, Mauling, and Maiming by Vicious Dogs, by Bini et al., Annals of Surgery, April 2011

          Monday, 26 February 2018, 6:49 pm
        • Unlike all other breeds, pit bull terriers were relatively more likely to attack an unknown individual (+31%), and without provocation (+48%).

          Dog bites of the head and neck: an evaluation of a common pediatric trauma and associated treatment, by O’Brien et al., BS, American Journal of Otolaryngology, January–February, 2015

          Monday, 26 February 2018, 6:50 pm
        • Most alarming is the observation that when attacks come from unfamiliar dogs, the pit bull was responsible for 60% and 63% of all injuries and ocular injuries, respectively.

          Ocular Trauma From Dog Bites: Characterization, Associations, and Treatment Patterns at a Regional Level I Trauma Center Over 11 Years, by Prendes et al., Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery, June 2015

          Monday, 26 February 2018, 6:51 pm
  • For pit bull owners–many of us have been bitten by dogs. Most will not try to kill you. Pits try to rip you apart. There are exceptions of course but if it’s a violent attack you can bet it’s a couple of breeds. To folks near pit bulls, make sure you let the “friends” insurance company know that they own a pit bull when you can—incognito.

    Saturday, 24 February 2018, 7:10 am
  • Where is the concern for the young lady that might lose her leg??? Anyone have an update about her. Hopefully the dog is dead and gone. What has happened to us that an animals “rights” are more important than a human being???

    Saturday, 24 February 2018, 6:39 am
  • I feel that I must comment on everyone of these pit attack articles. I say it again and again and people always give me a hard time. It is the breed, end of story. I do not hate the breed nor do I think they should be completely banned. Given the correct training by a responsible and knowledgeable owner, pits can be outstanding pets for certain applications. However, I am almost 100% against owning this breed in residential areas. The breed is inherently potentially VERY dangerous and should be regulated. Background checks on potential owners, potential owners must certify, all dogs must be registered, pass mandatory basic training/socialization, restrictions in areas where they can be owned, punishable mandatory leash/cage rules everytime they’re off private property, and mandatory proper enclosure(fencing, barriers, ect…) on owners property. This breed for whatever reason has feral tendicies. Its a bad analogy, but I honestly can say I can imagine a lot of people in the comments saying “Oh, my lion would never hurt anyone. It’s the way they’re raised. My lion would never hurt another animal or turn on me.” I have been around pits that were GREAT pets and well behaved, but even then there were a few incidents with them where they showed their violent potential and the risk is just too real and significant to just ignore. Ive also had a few lucky encounters where Ive walked halfway down MY driveway and have been chased back in my own house because the neighbors pits got loose. I witnessed a normally well behaved pit snap on the owners friend because they gave each other a high five and the owners friend got a golf ball sized chunk of flesh ripped off his forearm and had to get over 30 stitches as well. They can be great dogs, but they are too dangerous for the everyday pet owner. Rant over

    Saturday, 24 February 2018, 12:32 am
    • I second your emo emotions!
      🚫 PIT BULLS !
      Eradicate the breed

      Saturday, 24 February 2018, 3:57 pm
  • The preferred breed of drug dealers, trailer trash and irresponsible parents with babies,

    Saturday, 24 February 2018, 12:06 am
    • Couldn’t say it better

      Saturday, 24 February 2018, 11:40 am
    • That’s not a wrong statement!

      Saturday, 24 February 2018, 3:48 pm
      • Actually it is a very wrong statement. You people need to get out of your basements more. Most of these dogs live in good homes with good lives. You are spending too much time reading your Mawl Talk manuals and listening to the crazed leaders of your cult. Ignorance is bliss, but wow.

        Monday, 26 February 2018, 3:25 pm
  • this is the “loving” dog that ate you that you want to give away?

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 11:37 pm
    • IN the article it’s CLEARLY said that the dog in the picture is NOT the dog that attacked .

      Saturday, 24 February 2018, 8:12 pm
  • Hope she recovers!!!🤕

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 10:26 pm
  • If the news only reports pit bull attacks you will believe only pit bulls attack.

    I’ve had dogs my whole life. Different breeds too, from Setters, to Chihuahuas, to Beagles, to Goldens, and now a pit bull. Of my 3 Goldens, the first went to bite my mother when she went to smack me, the other two (years later) bit someone unprovoked. Theyre very protective and bite if they think the owner is threatened even if they aren’t really being threatened. My pit bull will kill you…by licking you to death.

    My pit bull saved my life. When my father was dying of cancer and I came home from seeing him I would cry. This little puppy would climb on my lap and lick my face and neck until I was laughing. She is the only dog that has been so in tune with my emotions. Pit bulls get a bad rap. Any dog can be or become vicious, it’s not breed specific.

    Any human has the potential to be a monster, that doesn’t mean all humans are monsters.

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 10:08 pm
    • Another completely irresponsible and ignorant comment from a pit lover.

      The breed is dangerous. Common sense demands the breed should be banned or require special permitting.

      6% of dogs 80+% of fatal attacks.

      No excuse for such irresponsible statements. Same goes for all the other pit loving lemmings. Who I’m sure made other similar ignorant comments below.

      Saturday, 24 February 2018, 10:34 am

        Sunday, 25 February 2018, 12:08 pm
        • so , you are basically blaming the owner in this case with this comment , but on a previous one you were on her side, how many personalities do you have , pit advocate troll

          Sunday, 25 February 2018, 5:33 pm
  • Speedy recovery to Jess! You have a great support system, use it in need! Prayers.

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 8:52 pm
  • My concern is not just with pit bulls. My concern is about the psyche of those who own them. Why would anyone own a pit bull? Is it to shock and frighten average citizens, or is it to claim their place among fellow misfits within their sub-culture. Ego can be a damaging attribute.

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 8:49 pm
  • Having a rational debat with pit owners is like trying to nail jelly to the wall.

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 6:22 pm
    • Take your head out of your ass-

      Saturday, 24 February 2018, 9:57 am
      • It’s true.

        Just like the NRA sheeple, the pit lovers put their biases over public safety and basic common sense.

        Saturday, 24 February 2018, 12:46 pm
        • You wouldn’t have to worry about public safety or basic common sense if the owners were…. responsible-
          Responsible owners have the safety of family and others in mind, there’s your common sense.

          Saturday, 24 February 2018, 4:01 pm
  • I know there’s two sides always to every story I truly also as I said earlier hope this woman recovers and is okay but give me a break here folks and to you who commented under the handle name of unknown come on please go research all the pitbull attacks around the world and look at how many are out of the blue no one saw it coming no provocation no nothing just flat-out dog goes One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest these dogs are what they are as the late coach of the Minnesota Vikings once said they are who they we thought they were excuse me they are who we thought they were the numbers don’t lie give me a freaking break

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 6:11 pm
  • Inbreeding that’s the problem with most of the pits If in fact it was 100% pit most of the time they are mixes

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 5:37 pm
  • These dogs are as stupid as their trailer trash white trash owners…notice how I correctly used their and not there. Have a great day and pet your brain damaged puppy for me. By the way the lenght that your dogs balz hang down doesn’t improve your social status. Nueter em you morons.

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 5:36 pm
    • Well, wild dickless, you brag about spelling “their” correctly, but you dropped the ball with “length” “neuter” “balls” and “them”. I think that puts you at the head of the stupid class.

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 7:12 pm
      • Omg, hilarious and correct!!!! Too funny, I needed a good laugh! Thank you!

        Saturday, 24 February 2018, 1:20 am
    • Comment of the day, so.very.true–thank you

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 8:39 pm
  • ANY DOG, regardless of breed, can do the same thing. Prayers for Jessica for a speedy recovery.

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 5:31 pm
    • lmao imagine believing this

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 9:25 pm
    • You’re completely clueless. Statistically speaking, fatalities to humans from dog attacks in 2016 pit bulls dominate the number one spot at 71 percent. No other breed even comes close. Second place drops all the way down to 10 percent going to Labrador retrievers. All other breeds are in single digits, including German Shepherds at 6 percent, and Rottweiler 6 percent. 71 percent go to Pitts. Yes “any” dog can do the the same thing, but you’re deluded if you can’t see a long established pattern of dangerous behavior with pit bulls. It’s like owning a loaded gun on 4 legs.

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 10:40 pm
      • Hey ‘Simple’,
        It comes down to being RESPONSIBLE, being a RESPONSIBLE person(s) owning this breed. Just like it takes a RESPONSIBLE owner to own a gun.
        I’m not disputing the numbers, numbers don’t lie-
        I’m a very mature, responsible Pitbull Terrier owner- I can let her in a room w you(a total stranger) and you would have absolutely nothing to worry about, why, because I trained her correctly, I socialized her, I exposed her to everything.
        I hope you don’t own any guns- you seem to be somewhat…. mentally challenged.
        ……..1- expected or obliged to account (for); answerable (to) 2- involving OBLIGATION or DUTIES.
        Many of this breeds owners are NOT responsible, therefore, should not be allowed to own this breed of dog-
        …..THAT, is why we have stories like this.

        Saturday, 24 February 2018, 9:53 am
        • Many pits turn for no reason.

          Many were socialized, etc.

          You’re playing Russian roulette with your guests and yourself.

          That’s one of the problems with the breed.

          A big problem is ignorant opinions like yours that endanger others.

          Pits are dangerous animals that, at the least, should require special permitting.

          Saturday, 24 February 2018, 12:52 pm
          • Ignorant opinions, really? That comment coming from one that has, I’ll take a shot in the dark w this, never owned a Pitbull Terrier- Am I right, Jimbo?, if not, please correct me.
            I’m talking experience- I own AND I’ve had stray Pitbull encounters. Not one incident.
            It comes down to training, socializing, the environment their raised in… etc etc.

            Saturday, 24 February 2018, 4:17 pm
            • if people are against dogfighting, why would anybody own a dog breed purposely bred for dogfighting?

              Sunday, 25 February 2018, 5:27 pm
    • Can and DO are miles apart. ANY breed can ONLY THIS BREED DOES actually DO this all of the time. Your argument is old and tired and blood soaked. 😔

      Saturday, 24 February 2018, 12:03 am
      • …..why is it ‘old, tired and blood soaked’?
        IRRESPONSIBLE ownership!

        Saturday, 24 February 2018, 4:22 pm
      • you are so right

        Saturday, 24 February 2018, 5:23 pm
  • Please shot these killer dogs on sight i know i will

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 5:08 pm
    • Another great reply coming from a simple minded fool-

      Saturday, 24 February 2018, 4:24 pm
  • Praying for this young lady. So we are hearing from her Family the dog posted in this article wasn’t even the dog that attacked her, that it was taken off her profile? Tom Lemons is this true? Also we have to wonder what was going on in that home with these dogs. Apparently they were breeding them and selling “pure bred pits for $ 95”. And I hate to point out the multiple pictures of the owner holding up a lot of money. I don’t know of any reputable breeder that will not only mislabel a pit as purebred, American Staffordshire Pit bull Terrier would be the correct label coming from a legit breeder,(otherwise it is a mutt) and to sell them for $95, I do not want to speculate but there are many people breeding these dogs for fighters. They obviously thought there was nothing wrong with offering one of their dogs for free (I don’t understand this if she loved them so much), people that truly love their dogs especially pit bulls in this area do NOT give them away. Just my thoughts. There’s always 2 sides and unfortunately the dogs never get theirs told, then one day they may snap then they are labeled

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 3:54 pm

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 3:42 pm
  • Okie dokie Charles, hope 1 of your 4 doesn’t do you the same, and yes folks the #’s DON’T LIE!!! by a large margin, dan zilla, your dead on! hey NON YA, say what???? 1st I’m sure tom doesn’t [email protected] hospitals, anyway so she may be betting on fighting dogs? doesn’t matter, these dogs go POSTAL more than any dog on earth! but still fan’s of the breed NEVER GET IT AND NEVER WILL! LIKE THE ONES WITH THE SIGNS ON THERE VEHICLES, PUNISH THE DEED NOT THE BREED! DUH! By the way…….PETA! WHERE ARE YOU??????? ARE YOU GONNA COME TO THE RESCUE? HAHAHA NOT!!!!!!

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 3:38 pm
  • Unprovoked my butt. How long has she owned this dog? How was it cared for? A 4 year old pit bull, raised from a pup, with training, love and socialization would never attack it’s owner. There surely is something missing from this story. What is the real truth?

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 3:25 pm
    • What about the family pit who recently killed a toddler right in front of the father? Or the young woman who took her two beloved pits out for a walk and they not only killed her, but particularly ATE her? Or the woman in Kentucky killed by her neighbor’s two pits because she had the audacity to feed her own cat on HER property? There seem to be daily stories of pits attacking and mauling or killing people, pets, and livestock…so yes, it’s the breed; THAT’S what’s wrong here

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 6:05 pm
    • thank you !! two sides and unfortunately the dogs can never be heard.

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 6:49 pm
    • Pit bulls raised from pups, with training, love and socialization attack their owners quite frequently. A pair of beautiful pits that were raised from tiny puppies, socialized well by their owner – she raised them around kids and other dogs and taught them well, she fed them well, she cared for them like her own kids. They never showed a single sign of aggression until she took them outside to pee one day — just like SHE ALWAYS did – holding the baby – just like SHE ALWAYS DID and right out of the clear blue sky they rushed her, snatched the baby out of her hands and tore it limb to limb right in front of her eyes. Google Jaxon’s Friends and read her story. There are thousand like it. Please educate yourself. Genetics matter.

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 8:51 pm

        Saturday, 24 February 2018, 9:25 pm
        • Any credibility you may have had just went out the window when you mentioned Bogart’s hate page.

          Monday, 26 February 2018, 2:55 pm
          • national pitbull victim awareness-facebook
            dogsbite. org
            protect children from pitbulls and other dangerous dogs- facebook
            our pets were attacked by pitbulls- facebook
            scars kids – facebook
            the pitbull propaganda machine revealed- facebook

            Monday, 26 February 2018, 6:58 pm
    • How can someone be so brainwashed as to believe a dangerous animal like a pitbull would never do this unprovoked. Pitbull propaganda has claimed another one, hopefully her children won’t pay the price.

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 9:27 pm
    • That is so not true, ive know 5 friends, and 3 were killed from their family pets (pits), other 2 seriously injured. these animals were loved, fed, indoors and nice home. they just snapped. My friends claimed they loved the breed, and it was people that had made their dogs do that, until it happened to them. Why push fate, why say it wont be me, what makes that person the one special person that wont be like others that has been attacked. i just know these people cant tell their story.

      Sunday, 25 February 2018, 5:08 pm
  • Jessica is one of the hardest working, nicest person I have met. I pray she recovers and is able to get back to her job.

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 3:20 pm
  • There is nothing wrong with these dogs its how you raise them !! And sorry but this dog had to have a reason to attack dogs dont just attack !! The dog must have had been feeling threatened !!! But hope the girl gets well !!

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 3:01 pm
    • You seem to be missing something. Dogs are ANIMALS!!! They can attack for reasons unknown to humans!!! How they are raised IS important BUT with this type of dog it’s not the only factor! Dog breeds have characteristics and this type of dog breed is dangerous NO matter how much you LOVE them!!!! How many yellow lab attacks have you seen????? Facts don’t lie they are only manipulated! And yes, I am a dog owner BUT never of this type of breed!!

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 10:23 pm
  • So now she’ll probably keep the dog because she loves it and just wait for the next attack, How smart is that, Some people just never learn.

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 2:35 pm
  • Please stop putting “pit bull” in quotation marks to placate the pit bull advocacy.

    The dog was a pit bull. A pit bull is a breed that has been around for at least 500 years, and has been known as the primary mauler/killer of humans and other animals the entire 500 years. The second biggest kennel club in the world–the UKC–was started in 1898 solely to register them, and thousandsare still winning show championships based on comparison to the pit bull breed standard, judged by licensed judges.

    Pit bulls are a BREED, just like beagles, cocker spaniels, Dobermans or any other breed. They are not a fragile unicorn that nobody has ever seen or can recognize. They are a BREED, and one that is statistically 150 times more likely to send you to the hospital than the average breed. Don’t follow the pit bull advocacy’s fallacy that “nobody can recognize a pit bull” or there’s “no breed called a pit bull” or it’s just a “type” of dog and not a breed. Ask the UKC–it is a breed.

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 2:18 pm
      • Mr. Lemons Please explain, family member is stating the dog in your post was not even the dog that attacked her niece, is this true?-


        This is not the dog that attacked my niece. They must of pulled this photo off FB. This dog name is Tyson. She was trying to rehome him. My niece loved all her animals. It’s so sad to think that your animal is suppose to protect you. When in fact that’s who you needed protecting from. I can’t image getting up to take your animal out to go potty and it turning on you!
        Friday, 23 February 2018, 1:51 pm

        Friday, 23 February 2018, 6:31 pm
    • Well said.

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 4:35 pm
    • I sure know a Pit Bull when I see one and I stay away from them.
      Just don’t and never will trust them. We are dog lovers and have always had dogs, not pit bulls.
      Send them all back to England…the UK….they seem to like them/recognize them.
      Prayers to Jessica and the Calhoun family.

      Saturday, 24 February 2018, 9:46 pm
  • Is that a Beagle?

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 1:50 pm
    • Pitiots It’s either a Beagle or Lab. If it were to have done something good it’s a pit bull.

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 9:08 pm
  • That dog world have lead poisoning already.

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 12:25 pm
  • I love how they are always labeled as “sweet”, “lovable” “gentle” and “friendly” dogs who just love and adore all God’s creatures and wouldn’t hurt a lady bug or dung beetle.” …Until they eat the baby or chew your shoe off with your foot still in it. The numbers don’t lie, they hold the crown in unprovoked attacks by a large margin. Sorry pit lovers. It’s NOT the owners. It’s the breed. The dogs are born brain damaged. They’re a broken breed. Sketchy, aggressive, vicious, hard headed and stupid. Not suitable or safe as family pets. Many of these attacks are (Were) family pets that were well cared for. They should be banished to security detail and junk yards.

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 12:04 pm
    • Unfortunately numbers don’t lie-
      Pitbull Terriers are a special breed of dog. They require so much more then your average dog. If one cannot give it, then one should not own.
      As far as Pitbulls Terriers being ‘sketchy, aggressive, vicious’ that’s on their owner(s). You think their ‘stupid’ so very wrong you are! Have you ever owned a Pitbull Terrier? They are extremely bright, intelligent, smart!
      I question the family pets that were…. ‘well cared for’!!
      I own and will continue to own…. Never had an issue, will never have an issue. Being a, ‘IN EVERY WAY, RESPONSIBLE owner is what it comes down to.

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 4:27 pm
      • If they’re so “bright and intelligent, they would be used as police K9 dogs. If they were bright, they would be military service dogs… If the were so bright, they would be used to hunt duck, dove and fox, not the kitchen garbage can. If they were so bright, they would know the baby isn’t a meatball hoagie and granny Jones is just walking her poodles Triskit and Biskit and is no threat.. If pit bulls were soooo smart, they should let go of the leg they have their in their mouth that’s attached to the postman when the owner is screaming at them to “STOP DUKE No NO! Duke!! STOP Duke!!! while they beat it with a golf club sticks and bats. It shouldn’t take a call to animal control, a cop or worse, a bullet to break up a fight. If they were so smart, they would know they did something bad when they kill another animal or attack a child leaving a bloody mess all over the floor. Instead they wag their tail smearing the blood all over the floor thinking their owner will be happy to see them. Even a pig can dig truffles. The only thing pit bulls can do is insight fear. and intimidate. They have one job and they can’t even be trusted to do that right.

        Friday, 23 February 2018, 9:56 pm
        • LMAO, how really ‘ignorant’ can you really be- YOU are the perfect example of ‘you can”t fix stupid’!
          ALL breeds of dog ‘attack the mailman’, ‘go in the garbage’……. ALL breeds can go after a duck, a dove or a fox…if you TRAIN it too. It comes down to being a responsible dog owner….. no matter the breed, you simple minded fool-
          oh yea, one last thing…..Pitbull Terriers are being used for K9’s.
          Hey, get out of the house more.

          Saturday, 24 February 2018, 9:21 am
          • pit k9`s ? not entirely true. they are only used for drug sniffing . try again

            Sunday, 25 February 2018, 5:29 pm
            • That means it’s a K9. They wear a badge and are and officer of the law. A guess what? If you shoot one you will be charged the same as if you shoot a cop. Gone away for a long, long time or eterinty.

              Monday, 26 February 2018, 3:07 pm
              • “eternity”

                Monday, 26 February 2018, 3:09 pm
              • yes , they were trained and provided by the “pit lobby“ animal farm foundation and best friends rescue

                Monday, 26 February 2018, 7:00 pm
  • My bad spell check, meant to say such a KOOT LIL POOPY

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 11:58 am
  • Put the dog down. Once it bites, it will bite again. Hope she has a full recovery.

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 11:44 am
    • They should put down every single one of these abominations,at least this one attacked its own owner so,fair play there.

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 2:45 pm
  • You are so PATHETIC. As usual you only post your version of what you think is the news. No matter who it hurts. What do you do camp out at the hospitals to look for your next story. The picture you posted is not even the dog that attacked her, it was a female. She takes pictures of fanned out wads of money. Makes you wonder how she made that money with those dogs. But as always its the dogs fault with you. All dogs can bite, its not just the BREED. For once, try & get your facts straight.

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 11:36 am
    • Hey Moron….yes any dog can bite but statistically, pitbulls are responsible for more dog bites than any other breed and more deaths than any other breed. They are also unstable and attack without being provoked. The breed should be eradicated.

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 1:15 pm
      • What is so alarming is people like “None Ya “ are the idiots that gravitate towards this breed.

        Friday, 23 February 2018, 2:50 pm
      • First, you didn’t even post the correct photo, even the Aunt said that. You posted a Facebook photo & if you go through her Facebook page she has multiple breeds so who is to say that it was a Pitbull. Second, Prove it & Post the Proof since you are so good at that. All animals are unpredictable.

        Friday, 23 February 2018, 3:28 pm
        • None Ya “All animals are unpredictable.” And yet it’s only pits at least 70% of the time. (Many of the other 20% are usually some kind of pit mixes.) Other breeds bite…but NO other breeds attack to kill.

          Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 8:26 am
          • 30%*

            Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 8:36 am
    • None Ya….SHUT UP your blowhole.

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 8:50 pm
  • I am praying for her. I know her from Coney Island.

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 11:35 am
  • Ms. Calhoun, my prayers go out for you and your recovery from a horrific tragedy. I’m hoping Tyson is not the dog that attacked you ( the one shown here). If he is, you will be hard pressed to rehome him. A shame because he’s a beautiful animal. Tom, what became of the dog that attacked her?? Anything in police report on that?? Ms. Calhoun, i will pray for your surgery to be successful as will others I’m sure. I’ll also pray for your boyfriend to have strength to help you and care for you and your home. I’m sure friends will be there for you both.

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 11:30 am
    • This is not the dog that attacked my niece. They must of pulled this photo off FB. This dog name is Tyson. She was trying to rehome him. My niece loved all her animals. It’s so sad to think that your animal is suppose to protect you. When in fact that’s who you needed protecting from. I can’t image getting up to take your animal out to go potty and it turning on you!

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 1:51 pm
      • Praying for Jess

        Friday, 23 February 2018, 3:25 pm
      • I can totally imagine a pit bull doing that.

        Sunday, 25 February 2018, 4:44 am
        • I know a lot of things you have imagined when it comes to these dogs.

          Monday, 26 February 2018, 3:12 pm
      • Lana I’m so sorry about your niece and I’m sorry that she had to learn about the dangers of pit bulls the hard way. I hope she pulls through. Maybe she can use this experience to educate others about the dangers of these dogs and that it’s not just “how you raise them.” Maybe she can help prevent the death of yet another innocent child.

        Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 8:23 am
  • The dog in the pictures and her post is not the dog that attacked her!

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 11:29 am
  • That’s not a pit bull. It is a terrier mix. That’s what they call them at the SHELTER.

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 11:28 am
    • Commonly known as a pit bull by 99% of everyone except pit apologists…the type of canine most prone to insane and malevolent attacks on anything that moves.

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 1:25 pm
    • Ha ha at the shelter it’s a lab mix or a border collie mix or even a golden retriever mix!!!

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 5:32 pm
  • Maybe if they took care of it like they should and they posted that in 2017 what do you expect learn to raise your own dog. I love my pit bulls and I have 4 of them.

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 11:20 am
    • Exactly thank you there is nothing wrong with these dogs !!

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 2:59 pm
    • Charles I know it’s incomprehensible to you, but she DID love her dogs. Everyone who knew her attested to that, and even on her fb page Jessica stated about pits “it’s all how you raise them.” Hopefully now she’s learned that that is not true. You’re one of those pit nutters who doesn’t believe in genetics, aren’t you?

      Tuesday, 27 February 2018, 8:19 am
  • Prayers for this young woman. <3

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 11:18 am
  • Awe, such a loot lil poopy!!!!

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 11:13 am
  • Now we can all sit and wait for it punish the deed not the breed blah blah blah blah blah

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 10:53 am
  • She loves those dogs those are great dogs I’m really surprised here seriously very shocked a human being was mauled by a pitbull I’m surprised as the breed is really a good breed and don’t normally do such, ERRRRRRRR ZZZZZZZZZ, crickets………….. in all seriousness I wish this woman well I hope she recovers fully and is okay as for the dogs……….. crickets

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 10:52 am
  • Oh no! Another ‘Terrier’ attack. I’m sorry for her, hope she heals quickly.

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 10:52 am
  • He is going to get a good home now underground. Pit bulls are trouble and just a bad breed no matter what anybody says. If you own one you better know how to train and raise them and maybe a good insurance policy wouldn’t help either

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 10:38 am
    • The dog in the article was NOT the dog that attacked her, her own family member ^^ stated that

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 4:02 pm
    • You say “maybe a good insurance policy wouldn’t help either..”….what Insurance Policy??? Good luck getting a homeowners insurance policy if you tell them the truth that you have pit bulls…when I renew my policy every year, the same question appears…..Do you own a pit bull? I don’t care how much money you want to pay, you cannot buy a policy no matter how much money you throw in front of their faces!!

      Friday, 23 February 2018, 7:19 pm
      • Yes, many pit bull owners lie about their breed to get around the rules. Once insurance company investigates… it’s… claim denied. Hey, but thanks for paying those premiums on the fraudulent breed.

        Saturday, 24 February 2018, 8:35 pm
  • 😢

    Friday, 23 February 2018, 10:21 am

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