Man Bites Dog

In another installment of the seemingly endless series of stories involving aggressive, out-of-control and violent pit bulls, a Cary, IL man actually bit one of his own dogs when his 3 pit bulls attacked a 10 year old boy.

The boy is still reocvering from his wounds and injuries.

The dog owner was fined $50 for each of his 3 dogs for failing to control them.

Read the terrifying story here.

7 Comments so far

  1. Elizabeth (unregistered) on March 9th, 2006 @ 1:12 pm

    That is insane. The more of these stories I read, the more convinced I become: Pit Bulls are soviet sleeper agents.


  2. Dave! (unregistered) on March 9th, 2006 @ 1:23 pm

    The more of these stories I read the more I’m convinced that there are a lot of idiots out there who own pit bulls. Perhaps we should start making them a little more accountable for their dogs than a $50 fine.


  3. steven (unregistered) on March 9th, 2006 @ 3:23 pm

    Excellent article in the Reader 2 weeks back about pit bulls:

    http://www.chicagoreader.com/pdf/060224/060224_cover.pdf


  4. Elizabeth (unregistered) on March 10th, 2006 @ 8:19 am

    So is the real problem that there are that many “rehabilitated” fighting dogs out there? Are those former fighting dogs the “time bombs”? Or is the instinct to brutally attack now ubiquitous in these dogs because they’ve been bred for it for so long?

    Do you really think the solution to this problem is higher fines for owners? Or should Pitt Bulls be classified along the lines of other, more dangerous creatures? Wild creatures that aren’t fit to be house pets?


  5. Rio (unregistered) on March 11th, 2006 @ 10:33 am

    Pit bulls aren’t wild animals. They are domesticated dogs. They don’t attack people more often than other breeds. They were bred to fight other dogs. When one attacks a person, that’s usually a sign that something has gone horribly wrong in its life–so, yes, it is usually the owner’s fault.

    You all might want to read this article before you say anything more about what pit bulls are “like.”

    http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/060206fa_fact


  6. D.Philemon (unregistered) on March 11th, 2006 @ 12:56 pm

    Pitbulls are not for all to own. There are special considerations (dog aggression for one) that need to be taken when thinking of adopting a pitbull.
    A pitbull owner should NOT tolerate any type of human aggression (which is not the same as dog aggression). A responsible pitbull owner keeps his/her dogs under control at all times. A responsible pitbull owner will spueter and keep their dogs on leash no matter what.
    Human aggression is not a normal trait in pitbulls, nor is it one that should be accepted.
    Please do some research on the breed before you judge them from the little bits you see in the media. Please take note that it is NOT just pitbulls attacking and killing people, all breeds bite and most breeds have the ability to kill. Just because you don’t see an article in the paper saying a laborador has ripped off the face of a person doesn’t mean it hasn’t happened (please reference the world’s first face transplant victim in France- she was attacked by her own pet laborador retreiver).
    http://WWW.pbrc.net
    http://www.understand-a-bull.com/
    The last one has some great information about all of the other types of dog breeds who have mauled people.
    Please do some research before you choose to judge a breed as a whole.


  7. Janine (unregistered) on March 12th, 2006 @ 9:27 am

    Funny, this article neglects to mention things are would detract from the hysterical tone of the author.

    the dog owner was found to be in possession of drugs
    Two of the dogs were Mastiff crosses
    And these dogs had displayed aggressive behavior previously, but the owner was obviously disinclined to properly contain them, seeing as he had left his front door open.



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