Pit Bull Mauls 11-Year-Old Boy

An 11-year-old boy was treated at Yale-New Haven Hospital Friday for “significant but not life-threatening” injuries to his face after a pit bull attacked him.

The attack occurred around 10:30 a.m. on Lexington Avenue in the Heights.

The boy, who doesn’t live at the house where the attack took place, was playing in the driveway. The dog was loose and attacked him until a passerby separated the two and held onto the dog until animal control officers arrived to retrieve it, according to police spokesman Officer David Hartman.

The cops took the dog to the animal shelter. The identity of the dog’s owner was not immediately known. Police are investigating and expect to charge the owner once found.

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posted by: THREEFIFTHS on November 10, 2017  8:00pm

I do not want to hear about how pit bulls are friendly and are the Nanny Dogs.We must fight to get a Dangerous Dogs Act.

According to the 1991 Dangerous Dog Act passed by the United Kingdom parliament, it is illegal to own any “specially controlled dogs” without an exemption issued by the courts. Dogs within this specific categorization must also be muzzled and kept on a leash at all times when in public and they must also be registered and insured by their owners.


Which Dog Breeds Are Included in the Dangerous Dogs Act?

According to the United Kingdom Dangerous Dogs Act there are four specific types of dog that are considered to be specially controlled dogs, these are:

Pit Bull Terrier
Japanese Tosa
Dogo Argentino
Fila Brasileiro
In addition to covering these four specific breeds, this act also extends to include any dog that appears to be a cross of these four breeds

Dangerous Dog Breed List in the U.S.

The label “dangerous dog” has been expanded in various regions to include several other breeds and cross breeds. The United States has also added Dangerous Breed Lists to many Homeowners Insurance policies.
German Shepherd
Staffordshire Bull Terrier
American Bulldog
Canary Island Dog
Akita Inu
Alangu Mastiff
Alano Español
Argentine Dogo
Bedlington Terrier
Boston Terrier
Bull Terrier
Bully Kutta
Cane Corso
Dogue de Bordeaux
Dogo Sardesco
English Mastiff
Gull Dong
Irish Staffordshire Bull Terrier
Korean Jindo Dog
Lottatore Brindisino
Neapolitan Mastiff
Perro de Presa Canario
Perro de Presa Mallorquin
Shar Pei

Like I said we must bring in the Dangerous Dogs Act.Now!!!!

posted by: Mikelive on November 11, 2017  9:58pm

I hope there is some follow up on this, if the lowlife dog owner gets away with this it will be a huge black eye to the NHV police. Was the victim 11 or 6, does anyone want to double check?

posted by: jcelrey on November 12, 2017  1:07am

Typical Liberals!  What’s the first thing they want to do? Take other people’s freedoms and liberties away.  Screw the UK and it’s anti-freedom socialism.  What makes the US exceptional is it’s freedom and liberty and people need to be held accountable. I have to change my way of life because some low life doesn’t know how to be a dog owner? Hell no!  How about if your dog bites someone you will be held responsible for it?  Is that to much to ask.  The problem with flaming Liberals is they’re so tribal minded that they feel as if there shouldn’t be any individual responsibility.  So knee-jerk reactions that affect all are the preferred way of dealing with even the smallest of issues.  Individual Accountability is what it should be about.  Shame on those who attack a collective as opposed to the actual offender.

posted by: ronin on November 12, 2017  3:18pm

This is so upsetting. The boy who is actually 7 was only playing in his own driveway and is lucky a friends parent broke it up when he did. As of yesterday police had still not found the owner of the white pitbull.  The owner(s) should be accountable but its probably unlikely they will find them.  My wife can’t even go running in the neighborhood with our own dog as they both have been attacked on Lenox St and in Fairhaven by dogs owners couldn’t hold on their leash and dogs who broke out of their yards. Why not make people register all dogs?  Unfortunately for many dog owners, the animals are treated like weapons and not pets. If they were all registered this boy’s parents might at the least get a little justice.

posted by: jcelrey on November 12, 2017  9:18pm

Register, register, register!  Wake up NH!  The only people who register would be law abiding citizens.

posted by: THREEFIFTHS on November 12, 2017  11:19pm

posted by: jcelrey on November 12, 2017 12:07am

Typical Liberals! what dose that have to do with this?

Screw the UK and it’s anti-freedom socialism.  What makes the US exceptional is it’s freedom and liberty and people need to be held accountable.

Do you homework.Last I looked Florida is part of the U S. and Far from being Liberals

Are pitbulls illegal in the state of Florida?

Pit Bull Law. It is illegal in Miami-Dade County to own or keep American Pit Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, or any other dog that substantially conforms to any of these breeds’ characteristics. For more information, view the Miami-Dade County ordinance, Chapter 5, Sec. 5-17 ...Mar 15, 2017

Are pitbulls allowed in Texas?
“Justin’s Law” would make it a third-degree felony to own a pit bull in Texas. No state has banned the dogs, but several cities and municipalities have, including Denver. Charles Stephens, an advocate for large-breed dogs, said the proposed legislation would have to override current Texas law.Jan 27, 2011

Last I look texas is not Liberal.

List of Banned Dogs by Countries.


So your point?

posted by: THREEFIFTHS on November 12, 2017  11:22pm

posted by: jcelrey on November 12, 2017 8:18pm

Register, register, register!  Wake up NH!  The only people who register would be law abiding citizens.

Ban Ban Ban.This will take care of this problem.Better yet.A million dollar insurance policy.

posted by: Ian C on November 13, 2017  12:04pm

Over 900 U.S. cities have enacted breed-specific legislation. https://www.dogsbite.org/legislating-dangerous-dogs-state-by-state.php

from dogbites.org…

In the 3-year period of 2006 to 2008, 18% of all fatal dog attacks occurred off the owner’s property. Pit bulls accounted for 81% of these deaths.

In 2016, pit bulls accounted for 71% of all deaths, just over 7 times more than the next closest dog breed.

In 2016, family dogs inflicted 45% of all dog bite fatalities. Family pit bulls accounted for 86% of these deaths.

In the 12-year period of 2005 to 2016, two dog breeds accounted for 76% of the attacks that resulted in death: pit bulls and rottweilers.

posted by: THREEFIFTHS on November 13, 2017  3:58pm

@ Ian C.But the Dangerous Dogs Act. is better.