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NC toddler mauled by grandmother’s 5 pit bulls

Published: Mon, November 8, 2010 @ 4:36 p.m.

ROBBINSVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say a 2-year-old boy was mauled by his grandmother’s five pit bulls and is in critical condition.

Graham County Sheriff’s Capt. Joseph Jones said today that the boy was bitten on his neck, stomach and legs. Jones says the boy was attacked Saturday while playing in his yard, where several of the dogs were running free.

Police have quarantined five pit bulls at the Haywood County animal shelter, and they likely will be killed. Jones said the family kept the dogs as pets and was not breeding them.

The boy’s grandmother told investigators she had been trying to give the dogs away.

Jones says no charges have been filed.


1Traveler(606 comments)posted 5 years, 5 months ago

I love dog but when you have more then two or three dogs together you run the risk of them devolving a pack mentally when they get excited or worked up like when they are playing with little kid and its very easy from them to get out of control.

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2JP(1 comment)posted 5 years, 5 months ago

What kind of an idiot has a pit bull, let alone 5, around kid(s), or any other form of life, for that matter. There is a reason most home owners insurance policies will not cover these "creatures!"

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3LittleMo(10 comments)posted 5 years, 5 months ago

No 2-year-old should be left alone to roam with mutliple animals of any size. If that was a pack of 5 chihuahuas that child could still have been hurt. My friend's husband was raised with Dobermans and 20 years ago, Dobermans were what pit bulls are today. That man's parents were smart enough to train the dogs, to keep them supervised, to teach the kids how to treat animals and also what not to do, and while necessary to keep the kids away from the dogs, especially during the toddler years. The adults have to be responsible guardians AND responsible pet owners. Remember, too, that children, especially little ones, think nothing of pulling an animals hair, poking it with a stick, etc. - they don't know any better and have to be taught not to hurt any creature. A dog feeling pain doesn't think it's just a game - they perceive that as attempt to hurt and they defend themselves. This grandmother should have had better sense than to allow that child to roam freely in that yard or to let the dogs out while the child was playing. Pit bulls are not evil - It's not always the dog's fault but these creatures will pay the price of their lives for the owner's stupidity.

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4mrblue(1175 comments)posted 5 years, 5 months ago

PRAY FOR THAT LITTLE BOY. Take that moron of a grandmother and put her in a cage with the dogs. Those dogs need to be put down-- and quickly.

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