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Woman visiting friend in Raleigh attacked by male pit bull

Posted August 27, 2016

— A woman was visiting a friend in Raleigh Friday evening when she was attacked by a pit bull, according to police.

Officer said the male pit bull attacked a 37-year old woman who was visiting a friend at a home at 4305 Presley Court at about 5 p.m.

According to police, the dog bit her in the leg, chest and abdomen before she was able to lock herself in a bathroom until help arrived.

Neighbors said they attempted to help when they found out the woman was in trouble.

"We tried to come over there with out little weapons or whatever thinking we could do something, but the dog was so angry and it was trying to get through the door because she was trapped in the bathroom," said Tony Morgan.

The woman who was attacked was discharged from the hospital.

The dog is at the Wake County Animal Shelter, police said.


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  • Jason Still Aug 28, 2016
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    Jim Williams , that was the most unintelligent thing I have ever heard. For one I had a beagle that was aggressive and bit and attacked so we got rid of it. I have had my pitbull for two years and he hasnt shown any aggression. Dogs are like humans some good some bad some smart some stupid much like yourself.

  • Pei Nisiniu Aug 28, 2016
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    If the dog attacks and causes an injury, and no one trespassed or acted in a threatening manner, then the dog gets euthanized. End of discussion. The idea that the owner gets a second chance to kill is a greater crime than a dog attack.

  • Lisa Smith Aug 28, 2016
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    While out on a walk by myself in my neighborhood, my new neighbors were also outside on their porch, their dogs tied up to trees in the front yard. When I was close enough, the dogs started barking at me. My neighbors no sooner said, "Don't worry, they're tied up" was there a SNAP and one of the dogs, a very muscled pit mix, came running at me. I've been bitten before (not a pit), so I stopped dead in my tracks and put my hands up. His whiskers touched my leg, but he did not bite, all while the neighbors were yelling at him to stop. My dogs are not allowed outside without supervision and a leash, complete with a pinch collar. I don't own pits, but dogs can be unpredictable, and as much as I hate to think it could happen, it could. It is my responsibility to protect other people from my dogs. They cannot reason and think the way we do, and we should stop expecting them to. Any dog can bite. Any dog can lose it. Some may be more prone than others. But that is our responsibility.

  • Dawn Strickland Herron Aug 28, 2016
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    I'm sure I'll get heat from both sides on this but here is my take. I'll add that I've been a Bully advocate for years... and yes, I have battle scars to prove they can turn. I get so tired of hearing it is all in the way they are raised. Not true at all. Just like people, dogs can be raised in a fantastic environment and turn. They can also be raised in a horrible environment and turn out to be amazing pets. The vast majority of Bullies are however quite territorial. For this reason, we never allow our bullies to interact with folks that do not live in our home. When one does “loose it’s mind”, it is almost impossible to get them to focus on anything else. Most of the bully breeds require a ton of exercise and a ton of one-on-one attention. If they don't get both, they tend to get a little crazy. My advice, stop overbreeding the bullies! Visit any shelter and the vast majority of owner surrenders are bullies between the ages of 9 months to 2 years old.

  • Janet Ghumri Aug 28, 2016
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    The reference to the dog being male would only have bearing if the dog is "intact" as my vet so nicely puts it. If the dog is being used for breeding, and/ or had a mate, it could cause the unwarranted aggression. Notwithstanding, that is a situation that the owner must address, preferably before company shows up!
    (The other scenario is that the owner has failed to secure the dog, as they should). Either way, it's the owner who bears the brunt of it.

  • Will Sonnett Aug 28, 2016
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    A great example of the hidden agenda of the left. That the dog was male has no bearing on the story, only mentioned to subconsciously imply that males attack and abuse females.

  • Michael Taylor Aug 28, 2016
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    I beg to differ Mr. Williams. As you can see in my photo I own a pit. She is the sweetest most loving dog I've owned in my 43 years on this earth. I do have consideration for my fellow humans and do not allow her out or near people that I think she will not do well with. I also believe that I am not as you put it "stupid" nor do I have an inferiority complex. But you are entitled to your opinion sir, as I am.

  • Jim Williams Aug 28, 2016
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    Consideration is a function of intelligence. People who own Pit Bulls have no consideration for their fellow humans. Pit Bull owners while being stupid, also have an inferiority complex. Thy think owning one exudes power. No, it just informs society you are an uncaring lout.

  • Judy Loftin Aug 28, 2016
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    so, there is a difference between male and female dogs, but not humans.......