Boy Severely Hurt in Pit Bull Attack

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6  Updated at 11:17 am, May 13th, 2013 By: Managing Editor
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(HAYDEN, ID) – A northern Idaho boy is recovering after a brutal dog attack last week. Six-year-old Charlie Stone of Hayden was attacked by a pit bull that wasn’t properly secured to its leash. The victim’s father, Nathan Stone, says his son sustained five-inch gashes in his neck and nearly bled to death. Stone wants to see the dog euthanized, and is also contemplating legal action against the dog’s owner.

  • Karla Ely

    Even if they euthanize the dog, SUE in civil court for damages… because dog legislation in most areas is so weak, there will be few (if any) criminal charges filed… Send a message to irresponsible owners that the ARE responsible for the actions of their animals!

    • Joanna McGinn

      Only problem is that majority of PB owners have virtually no assets to attach and when/if they do, those cases usually file for bankruptcy protection. Such are the nature of PB owners…. irresponsible. If they were responsible human beings, they wouldn’t own a dog breed KNOWN to be aggressive geneticly coded. While some may never be a problem, there IS the increasing number of attacks and the sudden and severity of the attacks is also on the increase. With this type of dog, there is no knowing for sure when, where or even IF they will attack, but WHY take the chance? WHY when there are so many other non high risk dogs killed weekly in shelters for simple reason of not enough homes. WHY don’t these ‘dog lovers’ adopt THEM???

      • Brenda Grant

        A dog lover is not the same as a dangerous dog lover. People who love dogs do not choose dogs bred to kill there own kind. It is an abberation of nature.

  • Joanna McGinn

    First, FILE A POLICE REPORT… make SURE it’s filed. MOST of the cops up in northern Idaho are not the brightest bulbs in the pack and have a ‘good ole’ boy’ mentality. Keep multiple copies of medical records, psychology records, keep a dairy as to the emotional and physical status of the boy AND the family. RECORDS RECORDS RECORDS are vital and often in court/police/authorities hands ‘disappear’.

  • Animals24-7

    I have been logging fatal and disfiguring dog attacks in the U.S. and Canada since September 1982. Of the 4,138 dogs involved in fatal and disfiguring attacks on humans occurring in the past 30.5 years, 2,572 (62%) were pit bulls; 532 were Rottweilers; 3,329 were of related molosser breeds, including pit bulls, Rottweilers, Cane Corsos, mastiffs, boxers, and their mixes. Of the 510 human fatalities, 257 were killed by pit bulls (a probable 258th death is awaiting confirmation); 84 were killed by Rottweilers; 378 (69%) were killed by molosser breeds. Of the 2,295 people who were disfigured, 1,484 (61%) were disfigured by pit bulls; 306 were disfigured by Rottweilers; 1,887 (82%) were disfigured by molosser breeds. Pit bulls, incidentally, inflict about 10 times as many fatal and disfiguring injuries on other pets and livestock as on humans, a pattern unique to the pit bull class. Surveys of dogs offered for sale or adoption indicate that pit bulls are less than 5% of the U.S. dog population; molosser breeds, all combined, are 9%.

  • Yoka124

    Three days on — can we have an update please? Is this shit bull dead already, or have the self-pitty-patties arranged a lawyer for the killer undog?