Dog Bite Leaves Child Seriously Injured

Medevac called

A child was seriously injured Saturday evening after being bitten by a dog, as first reported on News Alerts, according to The Lakewood Scoop.

Police and EMS were summoned to the home about 7:15 p.m. after receiving reports about a severe dog bite to a one year old child.

More information can be found on The Lakewood Scoop by clicking here.

WMS826 February 18, 2013 at 12:59 PM
Funny how when it is Lakewood there is just limited amount of information either released or printed. There is more to this story I am guessing because of the limited reporting.
clamdigger February 18, 2013 at 01:29 PM
the dog went for the throat and caused a critical injury. if it were my child that was attacked, the dog would have been put down by the time first aid arrived, then I would have gone looking for the owner.
Donna Griffin February 18, 2013 at 01:30 PM
clamdigger - I agree with you. If it were a human being that bit the child, opinions would be quite different I'm sure. Since we can't shoot the owners of the dog, my next suggestion would be to put the dog down. P.S. Craig...."owners of the child" are commonly referred to as "parents."
suz February 18, 2013 at 01:47 PM
I was wondering the same...seems like someone is not telling the entire story.
Bob Short February 18, 2013 at 03:56 PM
Buddy, it's Lakewood, we know potential Gang members have pittbulls, there's much more to this story! we are not being told. What about the Latin Knights and Latin Kings - with all the dog fights that have been going on ? hasn't anyone notice the dog thefts that are up! isn't funny, how dogs are suddenly missing from people yards? During the spring and summer, gang member drive around or work for contractors, to see who has a dog, then they come back later that week to take your dog to be ysed as feedser for dog fights. go to petfinder .com, look at where those dogs are missing from,, notice the roads are heavly travled and close to near by Lakewood. This is all public knowledge - people keep reading and start asking a lot of questions about this,, you will begin to find out a lot more, as we have. I agree with Suz + WMS826 - there is a lot more to this.
jake February 18, 2013 at 04:14 PM
I am a Vet. I do know dogs. A dog who goes for the throat once, will do it again. They are animals acting on a primal instinct. They cannot be rehabilitated. And yes, Pitbulls are the most likely breed to do this. May not have been, but that is behavior characteristic to a Pit.
Bob Short February 18, 2013 at 04:32 PM
The sad part, maybe jake you'll agree - Not all Pits, are bad dogs,, they have a locking jaw that resets it's self to clamp down when engaged in holding it's prey upon instinct. The problem, is, usually when living in a city enviroment, urban development. these dogs are or may not be trated well. They may have been bread for fighting. I know a few people with Pitts,Boxers, Rotties, and they are the most lovable dogs,, just a big mush,, Only because those families and owners constanly show the dog love and attention,, eventhought deep down, those dogs have an instinct, yet were breeded over many years to be a defferent behavior. I have a feeling the Lakewood dog ( yet to be determined) was constanly mis-treated, birth from a puppy mill or local off spring. I wonder what else they will find when they begin to search. you have to ask, if you are living in poverty, how can you afford to keep feeding a dog at $100 - 200 a week ? if your collecting food stamps, welfare, how can you afford a pet and be responsible.? hmmmmm folks any suggestions here..?
Jackie Everitt February 18, 2013 at 05:46 PM
I hope the child is ok. Bob it does not cost $100 - $200 a week to feed a dog. My pittie (pit/lab) weighs about 65-70lbs and eats one can and one package of moist dry food a day. The total cost to feed him for the month is about $50.00. I am really starting to believe that since we have not had any confirmation on the breed that it is not a Pit. Oh but I forgot if someone wound up in the hospital after a dog bite - it has to be a Pit.
Rachel David Freer February 18, 2013 at 06:15 PM
the dog and the 10 mo old girl were sitting in the living room infront of the mother. it was an unfourtanate accident, no one is at fault. Dogs are dogs, children are children....maybe the child pulled the dogs tail or fell on it or tried to use it as a chew toy, the dog maybe just couldnt handle it.
Randal Graves February 18, 2013 at 07:00 PM
I have an 84 pound pit and he doesn't cost me 100-200 a week barely 100 a month what the hell are you smoking.
Ann Holmgren February 18, 2013 at 07:54 PM
My daughter lives in Fl. And has the sweetest pit bull I have ever met. This dog will lick anybody to death that comes into the house! She also has a daughter that is 1-1/2 years old and although Rosco let's my granddaughter sit on him, pull his ears and his tail, my daughter is also very cautious when the baby is around the dog because whether anyone wants to believe it or not, it still IS a dog! A responsible dog owner will ALWAYS keep that in mind.
Mark Wendell February 19, 2013 at 12:11 AM
Pits would be banned by law. Anyone who says these dogs are safe is an idiot. I don't want to hear about the one you know that was nice. All I read about is the many who are killers.
Ann Holmgren February 19, 2013 at 12:33 AM
Mark, I think you are the idiot! All I read about is people shooting little kids down or going to the mall to use people as target practice. If you train a dog to be a killer, he will be a killer. If you take a dog into your family and show him love and kindness, he will show that in return. BUT, like I said in my last post, you always should be on your toes with ANY animal, NOT just with a PIT. A golden retriever could attack a child also because after all is said and done, they are still an animal.
holden2112 February 19, 2013 at 03:38 AM
All pits are the sweetest dog you ever met until they decide to clamp down on your throat and savagely kill you. Your daughter is an irresponsible parent. Do you really think she will be able to stop the pit from attacking the child when the child one day pulls too hard on the dogs ears? Why does your daughter have a pit anyway? Is she in a gang?
holden2112 February 19, 2013 at 03:40 AM
Totally agree Mark. I'm so tired of hearing the idiots who say any dog can bite you. Of course that's true but if my little daughter gets bitten by a normal household dog she will get through it with just a cut. She wont be killed or permanently disfigured.
holden2112 February 19, 2013 at 03:44 AM
Hey Ann if your little daughter was attacked by a dog would you rather it be a golden retriever or a pit bull? If you are being honest you will select the retriever because an attack by that type of dog will result in maybe a bad cut..an attack by a pit will kill or disfigure your daughter. How many times do you read an article about a pit bull attack and the idiot owners says "it was always such a friendly dog". I bet you I can google pit bull attack and I will find a bunch of articles about killer pit bull attacks by dogs that were previously "friendly"
holden2112 February 19, 2013 at 03:54 AM
Hey Ann maybe you should share this with your daughter and her cuddly pit bill. It has nothing to do with training...pits are killers and will turn on their owners and family for no reason. From 2005 to 2012, pit bulls killed 151 Americans, about one citizen every 19 days. Of these deaths, 52% involved a family member and a household pit bull.4 Notably, in the first 8 months of 2011, nearly half of those killed by a pit bull was its owner
Cam February 19, 2013 at 04:11 AM
There is a reason why people usually swim with dolphins instead of sharks...the level of risk. People have cats as pets instead of tigers....iguanas instead of alligators. Someone choosing to have a Pit as a pet is taking on a greater risk for the mere fact of the dogs primal nature and deadly jaw. To deny that there is a greater risk is simply ignorant.
M22 February 19, 2013 at 05:40 AM
Jake ... no one mentioned a pit. All dog can bite.. no just pits.
M22 February 19, 2013 at 05:42 AM
Clamdigger...no one said the dog went for the throat you jackass. The child could have moved. The dog could have went for the arm. Stop making up stories in your warped little brain. Please whatever you do...DON'T HAVE KIDS!!!!
M22 February 19, 2013 at 05:44 AM
Where do you work because I would never use you as a vet. Lots of pits can be rehabilitated and no one mentioned a pit.
M22 February 19, 2013 at 05:45 AM
I have a pit as well... you have no idea what you are talking about Bob. My dog is 103 pounds and doesn't use $100 worth of food a month. I suggest you get a clue and then comment.
M22 February 19, 2013 at 05:46 AM
My pit was attacked by 3 other dogs and never bit one of the dogs. My pit will lick you to death before it harms anyone or anything. Some of you need to buy a clue.
Cam February 19, 2013 at 01:03 PM
Dogs can be physically rehabilitated not psychologically. As much as we, as humans, love our dogs....they do not have a human brain. If a dog has displayed a propensity to act on its primal instinct to attack...they will do it again. It's not a question of "if" at that point, it is a matter of "when".
Slippery Slope February 19, 2013 at 01:17 PM
You can't teach an old dog new tricks.
jojo February 19, 2013 at 05:01 PM
I really cannot belive that you are all adults on here, an innocent beautiful little baby is in the hosptial fighting for her life.... the life her mother saved from the mouth of the dog.... and yes i do know them, they are family..... if you dont know the story of the situation keep your comments to yourself!!
Revolution February 19, 2013 at 05:52 PM
where were the parents?
clamdigger February 19, 2013 at 06:56 PM
T M22: oh so it's the child's fault because the child "could have moved". YES I said the dog went for the throat because when I read "critical neck injury" I envision the dog attacking the child from the front and biting around the throat and neck causing the "critical injury" probably intense bleeding and/or ripped a good deal of flesh off the area. I doubt the dog attacked from behind and attacked the child's neck.
Jackie Everitt February 19, 2013 at 07:12 PM
Holden - where did you get your figures from? Checked several sights and none of them match your numbers. BTW Holden on Wikipedia it also shows that a Labrodor Retriever killed a child. Does anyone remember when German Shepards were killers and Dobermans went crazy and would kill their owner because their brains outgrew their heads? Pit Bulls were around back then - it's more the overbredding and use by people in dog fighting that has caused problems.
holden2112 February 20, 2013 at 03:08 AM
Jackie, I found similar studies all over the internet. Just google pit bull attack studies. Or use the link below and you will find studies. Are you really that naive that you are going to point out that one time a Labrador killed a child. In 2011 there were 31 fatal dog attacks and pit bulls were responsible for 22 of them. Every 20 days a pit kills another helpless person. Pit bulls kills their owners more than any other breed so all of you idiots who tell me their pits will lick you to death rather than hurt you...sleep with one eye open because you may be next http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2011.php 2011 statistics 31 U.S. fatal dog attacks occurred in 2011. Despite being regulated in Military Housing areas and over 600 U.S. cities, pit bulls led these attacks accounting for 71% (22). Pit bulls make up less than 5% of the total U.S. dog population.4 The year 2011 also marks an increase in pet pit bulls killing their owners. Of the 8 total instances this year in which a family dog inflicted fatal injury to its primary caretaker, the dog's owner, 88% (7) involved pet pit bulls. The breakdown between pit bulls and rottweilers is substantial over this 7-year period. From 2005 to 2011, pit bulls killed 128 Americans, about one citizen every 20 days, versus rottweilers, which killed 29; about one citizen every 88 days.


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