The jungle we live in
bull has mauled
another human being—this time a three year old boy in Brooklyn who has undergone reconstructive facial surgery because of extensive damage to his face. These pit bull horror stories recur every few weeks, but nothing is done, pit bulls are not outlawed.
B’klyn tot is savaged by pit bull
April 5, 2010
A pet pit bull mauled a 3-year-old Brooklyn boy yesterday, ripping into his face after becoming agitated by bickering between the child’s parents, authorities said.
The little boy, identified by cops as Elliot Korenblyum of 86th Street near Avenue W in Gravesend, was rushed to Lutheran Medical Center, where he was in serious but stable condition.
The dog, Gucci, a 3-year-old female, mauled Elliot just before 1 p.m., after becoming jittery during the parental spat, a law-enforcement source said.
She was taken to the Animal Care and Control facility in Brooklyn, where she will be observed for rabies for at least 10 days, said spokesman Richard Gentle.
“I was coming in from church, and I heard the lady yelling for help,” said one neighbor, who asked not to be identified.
“The [flesh] was hanging in three big pieces … The baby looked terrible.
“It’s a good dog,” she added. “I ride the elevator with the dog all the time.”
At the hospital last night, shaken relatives gathered to comfort the child and join parents Eugene and Olga—their clothes still bloody from the horrifying attack.
“The parents are very scared right now,” one relative said, adding that Elliot “is doing better.”
A hospital source said the little boy underwent around two hours of delicate reconstructive surgery for the extensive wounds.
As for the dog, Gentle said after her confinement is over, she could be returned to the family, with restrictions, or put down.
Some comments following the article:
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04/05/2010 11:46 AM
any animal (dog or otherwise) that can overpower its owner, attack and kill another animal or seriously maul a human should be banned.
04/05/2010 11:30 AM
There is an idiot in my neighborhood that rides a bike while holding the leash of two pit bulls that are getting their excercise. There is no way in the world he is going to hold them if they decide to bolt and attack someone/something (like my dog). He says they are trained and very gentle … I guess he can’t read.
04/05/2010 10:58 AM
IDIOTS…. THAT’S IT
04/05/2010 10:52 AM
Poor kid, had to be born to two morons. Ah well, at least my kid wasn’t.
04/05/2010 10:24 AM
this is tragic, BUT it’s not the dog it’s the owners. dogs feel everything we put out there into their world. wind up a nervous/frightened dog or an aggressive dog and you’ve got problems. people should stick to poodles et al unless they really know what they’re doing when train large powerful dogs.
04/05/2010 10:16 AM
I used to live near the Humane Society, and at least 90% of the “rescued” dogs there were pit bulls. All dogs are identical genetically (a yorkie could breed with a great dane), but vary in appearance and traits due to human inbreeding … pit bulls have been bred to be attack dogs, with jaws that lock shut. People who get them are generally cowardly bullies, the exact personality type that breeds fear aggression in dogs. They WANT a dog that can scare people. ANY dog can be jealous of a baby; responsible parents should get a trainer during pregnancy for the dog, or give it away: it’s like keeping a loaded weapon in the house. I would love a dog, but am planning on having children in the next few years, and after having pet dogs all my life, I know it would be stupid and selfish to get a pet dog before my child or children are at least 5 or 6 years old.
04/05/2010 10:11 AM
Pitbulls are nice. Yes, they do enjoy tearing babies to shreds but they are nice and everyone should have one not just crack dealers, pimps and wankstas.
04/05/2010 9:01 AM
When is society going to learn that these dogs have no redeeming qualities as family pets?
Check out this bit of leftist idiocy from the Wikipedia page on Pit Bulls:
Posted by Lawrence Auster at April 05, 2010 01:01 PM | Send
“The fighting reputation of pit bull-type dogs led the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in 1996 to relabel pit bull terriers as “St. Francis Terriers” so that they might be more readily adopted. 60 temperament-screened dogs were adopted until the program was halted after several of the newly adopted dogs killed cats.”
But to their credit, at least they ended the program rather than just come up with a new label.