Four-Year-Old In Brutal Pit Bull Attack

March 2, 2010

California (ChattahBox) – A four-year-old girl has been badly bitten by an unlicensed pit bull, once again sparking the debate over the nature of the breed.

The unnamed girl had just arrived at her uncle’s home in Pomona when she is believed to have startled the dog.

The pit bull jumped up and began to bite her in the face.

She was rushed to the hospital and is being treated for her injuries.

The dog was no licensed, and had not received its’ rabies vaccinations, sparking some fear as to the dangers presented to the child.

The attack has once again started the debate over the safety of owning pit bulls.

The dog has been taken into custody and is being investigated as a possible risk to human safety.



20 Responses to “Four-Year-Old In Brutal Pit Bull Attack”

  1. Stephen on March 12th, 2010 6:44 pm

    I hate articles like this. Don’t blame the dog. Blame the owner. There is plenty of evidence online that in the right family pit bulls can become loving family members. All because some hillbilly didn’t get their dog vaccinated and didn’t give it the proper care and attention people are now going to blame the whole breed of pit bulls. It doesn’t make any sense. “Taking into consideration of the safety of owning a pit bull” is kin to racism or at least in this case breedism. If a dog is bad look to who raised it or even is some special cases that dog, but not the entire breed.

  2. nathan on March 14th, 2010 5:10 pm

    i hate it when people blam the breed of pit bulls. i have four pitts. my kids are only 2 and 5. they can even play with the dogs in the dog house with them. its all in how you raise them. if u train them to fight they fight. if their trained to be a family dog their a family dog. this breed is very trust worthy and loyal to their owners. they are the kind of dog that listens to what the owner tells them to do. in my opion their the best dogs some one can have. they stand by your side know matter what. even if the breed is baned they will go through he** to get my dogs.

  3. Samira Whitney on April 7th, 2010 5:42 pm

    Does noone see anything past “pitbull attack”? Stories like this get me so fired up because after reading this story, what I got from it was this dog was obviously neglected. The dog had no vaccinations and wasnt even licensed? The problem is people are always so quick to blame this breed rather than looking at what needs to be looked at and that is these dogs being poorly treated. How do we know this dog wasnt raised to fight? How do we know this dog didnt live its entire life neglected outside as a guard dog with little human contact? How do we know this dog wasnt abused? The problem is everyone is so quick to judge, it is like racism. Noone knows what kind of history this dog had. I have a 2 year old pitbull, and before adopting her I did a lot of research and the only bad thing I could find is they have a bad reputation. Reseach these dogs, let me know what you find! I bet youll be surprised! You may even be surprised these dogs are ranked best family pet right under the golden retreiver. I know very well my pitbull has been raised very well and never has been treated cruely. I trust her with kids and other animals over my 2 year old lab mix. Another thing is look at Cesar Milan the dog whisper, who everyone looks up to as a trainer, many of his dogs are pitbulls and at the end of every episode he says dont blame the breed. People need to start using common sense and stop putting such a bad name on this breed. I love my pitbull shes the sweetest, most loving dog and all she wants is love and attention and I know I will always own one of these dogs because they are an amazing breed. If someone abused you and neglected you and forced you to fight, do you think you would snap? I bet you would too!

  4. Lea on April 28th, 2010 5:57 pm

    in my opinion, the dog should have been on a leash, which yes, is the owner’s own fault. the little girl obviously was harmed, but pitbulls should not be banned as pets because of safety hazards. they need the right owner who can take care of them and who is NOT AN IDIOT! my neighbors have a pitbull and they let their 6 year old son abuse it. one day he is going to bite that kid and who is going to get put down…? the dog of course, because nobody is gunna blame the kid, of course he didn’t do anything wrong…these parents are too busy getting high and screaming at each other…they clearly should not own a pitbull, because before taking care of a dog, you should know how to take care of yourself. these people don’t take care of themselves or their kids, so why they hell would they think of getting a dog…? especially a pitbull.

  5. Andrea on May 25th, 2010 2:02 pm

    i feel the dog shouild not be blamed it is the owners fault for not vaccinating it but its that dumb little girl for jumpin at it yes the dogs first instict is to attack wht dou expect dogs are like people but they dont understand that ur playing sometimes and they dont want u in theire face pickin wit them give a dog any dog for say love and the care it needs and u will have a great dog

  6. olivia on May 25th, 2010 5:32 pm

    Andrea – So…it isn’t the dog’s fault, it is the four-year-old little girl’s? Do you know any four-year-old’s? They can’t be held accountable for much, that is part of being in their age group. Besides, she didn’t go after the pit bull with a whip, she startled it on accident. You can’t say it is some “dumb little girl’s” fault. What the hell is the matter with you?

  7. Francious on June 12th, 2010 3:48 am

    Pitbulls should not be banned from human life b/c of the bad reports or wat tis particular breed are capable of doin…..

    I have who friend who has a pitbull and he loves this dog to death and the dog and him do wateva and go whereva he can take it

  8. becky on July 5th, 2010 12:51 am

    it obviously is not the little girls fault, and that is very sad it happened..I feel for her and her family, but along with the majority of the posts on here-it wasn’t the dogs fault either. This is a dominant breed and the owner should be aware of that and train it properly, since one didn’t do so..a horrible thing happened. It has actually been stated that a small dog is more likely to bite, but a pit bull is going to hurt more. Banning certain breeds is the stupidest thing I have ever heard…just pathetic.

  9. Chris on July 8th, 2010 6:21 am

    Here’s the thing, ban Pitt bulls. Everyone will be fighting German shephards, dobbies, other gaurd bred dogs. You will have ignorant people abusing other breeds to have ‘protect’ their home or to fight and make money. Pitt bulls are very lovable dogs. Bring your 4 yr old to the mutt tied up and neglected in some guys yard and see if that breed won’t bite a small child. To say it only happened bc it’s a Pitt bull and to ignore the FACTS about the owners obvious neglegence to his pet is not a fair trial for an intire breed. Why is an intire breed indanger of being legally owned by responsible people bc of this guy? Ignore the thousands of obediant Pitt bulls across the country and question all of them bc of one case of the dogs owner who isn’t responsible enough to handle the probably any dog. Very unfortunate but maybe the girl provoked the dog in some way.. Not to say she deserved it,
    at all. Very sad and all could be avoided if people understood pets need special tending to.

  10. Chelsea on July 21st, 2010 12:00 pm

    If you’re going to blame this breed for reacting to fear the way any neglected dog will, then you’ll have to blame every other breed on this entire planet who has been neglected. It was very unfortunate that the child was hurt, but it’s not the animals fault… Any animal is going to defend itself whenever it feels unsafe, it’s just a matter of whether or not it has been raised properly, and in this case the dogs owner had obviously not even taken the time to get it vaccinated… why would he take the time to train it? If a dog is not taken care of, instinct takes over. The dog becomes wild. That is just as true with a tea cup yorkie as it is for a pit bull…. Don’t blame an entire breed for what one dog does…. blame the owner….

  11. Vanessa on July 31st, 2010 10:11 pm

    Hola yo tengo un pitbull igualito al de la foto muchos dudaban de ke deverdad lo era incluso yo yegue a dudar pero al ver esta foto no me keda la menor duda de ke deverdad lo es cuidense a xcierto c llama Turco y es super lindo y cariƱoso bye

  12. Amelia Dardar on August 7th, 2010 5:32 am

    this is why pitts have a bad name … any dog can be scared and bite some one… look at the ankle biters of the world…my 3 month old son got bit by a chauwowa how ever u spell it …. and not once has my pitt gobblin bit him … people wake up any dog can be aggressive

  13. Edward espinoza on August 24th, 2010 5:07 pm

    The same incident happened to my wife’s nephew
    .he startled the pit they owned one day .it layed under the covers and he decided to wake her but instead startled her.the dog reacting lunged at him and bit his cheek.Noone should wake a dog in that manner regardless the breed. It was only protecting itself from rudely awakened.think about it.I myself own a 9month old blue nose and she is as loyal and very well mannered and trained. my dog gets more attention from the entire family than myself. We have socialized since a pup and familiarized her with different breeds of dogs. never have had a problem. Like people that know the breed know what a true pit’s capabilities are so be responsible for your pet so it doesn’t get a bad rep. Responsible owners never leave their dogs off a leash in public regardless if your familiar with your surroundings. All it takes is one mistake to ruin it for them so assume your responsibilities to help this breed regain it’s once respected name.

  14. KELLIE on September 2nd, 2010 7:03 pm

    ANY BREED CAN BE DANGEROUS two years ago my 12 yr old daughter was attacked (BY A CHOW) and bitten thru to the bone on both sides of her leg that required 15 stitches just on the outside, and all she was doing was walking thru the neighborhood. and when she was 5 was bitten not quite as bad but by a WEENIE DOG.. so its just how u raise them, people think cause they have a bad looking dog that they have to train them to be aggressive. I have had pitbull breeds for years and none of mine have never bitten or even jumped at anyone, hell, my last blue pit (god rest her soul) even slept wid my daughtr in the bed….Come on People.

  15. jennifer on September 6th, 2010 4:44 pm

    Ok it depends on what the child did to the dogs and i had 5 pitbulls and never ever had any of my pitbulls attacked any body so i dont believe that

  16. Brian on September 29th, 2010 6:42 pm

    In my opinion it shouldn’t be the dogs to blame for “brutal attacks” such as this it isn’t their fault that their supposedly more intelligent owners who teach them how to behave do it in a shitty manner. These dogs are absolutely beautiful and loyal which is the reason that people take them and manipulate them to become killers and instead of putting all pitbulls down instead those owners should be put in jail for life. They breed the dog to do it so in fact they did it themselves, and not only harming the person they dog attacked, but the dog itself. Best bet is that dog was extremely abused and mistreated and now dead because it was labeled harmful, and even life threatening.

  17. Jordan on November 1st, 2010 3:59 pm

    There’s 2 words that will fix all dog owners problems…Ceaser Millan!

  18. Dianna on November 5th, 2010 7:35 am

    I’m of the same opinion as most the people on this site. It wasn’t the dog’s fault anymore than it was the child’s fault. I blame all the adults involved….the owner should have trained the dog to be gentle w/ children if it was going to be around them, and the child’s parents should have been keeping a closer eye on her. I would never let a child that young go up to any dog outside my home w/o some sort of controlled introduction. I have a 4 yr old pit bull and he is more loving and sociable than the border collie I had growing up. He was friends w/ all the kids and other animals in my parents neighborhood when my mom had him. He was also extremely gentle w/ newborn kittens…which is something, I have noticed, that has taught him not to get rough w/ small dogs. Bottom line is give your dogs all the love you can and socialize them and you won’t have the problems like that in this article.

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  20. kayleigh on December 4th, 2010 9:51 pm

    Oh My Goodness. Another one of these articles. It’s the owners, not the dog. They shouldn’t have had the dog out in the first place. And they needed to get the rabies vaccination. I have a 5 yr old pitbull and he loves everybody. even other dogs. If he sees another dog, he’ll bark until he pulls himself to the other dog. THEN… he gives the dog slobbery kisses…[idk why] he does that to humans too…

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