Pit bull gets loose near elementary school, bites two children

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Two children were injured on Friday afternoon after being bitten by a pit bull in Cumberland County. It happened around 1:30 p.m.near the Bellaire Elementary School located along the 900 block of Waggoner’s Gap Road in North Middleton Township. Officers responded to the school for a report of a dog bite.

Police say Elizabeth Otto, 23, of Carlisle, was walking her dog near the school when it managed to get loose and bit two children, police said.

The juveniles suffered minor injuries.

Charges are pending.

 

15 comments

  • Jay hakes

    Does it really matter what kind of dog it was?????to most it wouldn't .but if it was not a pit bull it never even would have made it this far….

      • Monica

        That could be ANY mixed breed. Could be a Rhodesian Ridgeback mixed with Yellow Lab and Great Dane. And that article appears to be from Providence, RI, not Central PA. When all you haters can pass this quiz on the first guess – http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findpit.h… THEN you can claim to identify dogs by breed. Until then, or until you go to Vet school and learn about animal genetics, please keep your ASSumptions to yourself. Blame the DEED not the BREED. In this case, the owner needs to be held responsible for not having proper leash techniques. Her fault, not the animal's.

    • Yec

      Read the story says pit bull……unless you thinking of the running of the bulls, common sense tells you it is dog……or is the school on a farm

    • bill

      So it is the children's fault the pit bull bit them……… Bad children going around shoving their body parts into pit bulls mouthed and forcing them to bite!!!! Put the dog down and let's move on…

  • pam

    It truly is everyones fault. Pit or not it is a dog and sorry to say dogs do bite. It did not say if this dog was leased and or harnessed. If the dog was not it is the owners fault for not proper restraint. If the children did nothing to trigger the attack again the owners fault. This type of dog has a bad rap and it is the owners fault for not maintaining securities to keep the dog and others from harm.

  • lin

    Staffordshire Terriers or any dog of any breed will nip or bite when provoked. In the area this person was walking, I doubt if this particular dog was a biter and hopefully did not break the skin of the children. It was probably watching the children playing and wanted to join in too. They are playful and lovable dogs who have gotten a bad reputation. Giving the benefit of the doubt to the dog and owner who obviously needs a better leash!

    • nancy

      Agreed, why does the general public always fault the breed, and not realize it's almost always the owners loss of control over the animal. Plus, the media always focuses on the breed which is , in my oipnion, a lack of research of the dog which is part of the medias job!

  • Randy

    Wow Pitbulls really get in the news! I have 2 Pitbulls and would never bite anyone. I never hear of any other breed when they bite someone!

  • Thomas McCartney

    No matter what you identify them as or what you choose to call them if any dog has pit bull genetics in it then the outcome of said genetics are always the same, death, mauling's, crippled and disfigured victims when their DNA is expressed into reality which it invariably will be the case.

    So you can call them something else to protect them but they are still pit mixes who are what they are and do what they do, who as a result have no right to ever come into human contact.

    Pit bull or Pit bull cross, same difference same outcome same reality as to what they are.

    And all Pit bulls or restricted dogs including pit bull crosses by law must have leashes and Muzzles which they never have and all to often you seem them running around as such unmuzzled, this is an even greater problem then them being unleashed and that is bad enough.

    Certain breeds like Pit bulls etc.are fundamentally evil in nature and action and do not deserve the freedom of action to carry out their DNA.

    The point is, other dogs bite, Pit bulls and Pit bull crosses and others like mastiffs, Rotts etc. attack and kill and maim, that is the big difference in the outcome and should result in a completely different attitude towards these dogs and why they should be banned outright. The stats are very clear and accurate and show this reality even if you want to put your head in the sand, it still is what it is.

  • Thomas McCartney

    75% of all Animal Shelters in the US will euthanize all pit bulls, pit crosses or any dogs that even looks like one immediately with no attempt to adopt them out.

    The other 25% will also euthanize within a few days to a week if adoption doesn't take place.

    Why is this?, because nobody wants any of the evil disgusting Mutants, they can't give them away, that is why 93% of all Pitts in Animal Shelters in the US are killed , over 1.1 Million Pit Bulls every year are killed in this manner every year after year after year after year in the US alone.

    Over 100 a day are killed in animal shelters in LA county alone, 73,000 a year after year after year after year.

    That is over 12 million pit bulls killed in Animal Shelters in the US in the last decade alone.

    The Idiot Pit Nutters who are playing their rescue game are losers and losing the battle as the few hundred they save is a pittance compared to the Million plus killed the same year.

    They show their support for these mutants by fighting against laws against their breeding that could prevent this as a result much needed mass slaughter of pit bulls, they are responsible for all of this and show their ignorance and hypocrisy by continuing fight against what is actually in the best interests of this perverted breed.

    That's 2,750 a day or 345 every hour, right this moment somewhere in the US a pit bull will rip, ravage and maul no more and instead is feeling the loving sting of death, oh what a lovely truth and reality that no pit loving pervert can deny or combat, how does that feel pit nutters……Now the pit bull will find it's true forever home, the deep dark forever night, all that it warrants or deserves, bye bye mutant and don't come back!

  • Thomas McCartney

    RSPCA Victoria president Dr Hugh Wirth blogs on the pit bull problem in Victoria.

    THE RSPCA has renewed calls for a ban on American pit bulls after a man was attacked and his pet dog killed yesterday.

    RSPCA Victoria president Dr Hugh Wirth said the dogs were a menace and were not suitable as pets for anyone.

    "They are time bombs waiting for the right circumstances,'' Dr Wirth said.

    "The American pit bull terrier is lethal because it was a breed that was developed purely for dog fighting, in other words killing the opposition.

    "They should never have been allowed into the country. They are an absolute menace."

  • Thomas McCartney

    Dog Attack Deaths and Maimings, U.S. & Canada, September 1982 to December 26, 2011.

    By compiling U.S. and Canadian press accounts between 1982 and 2011,1 Merritt Clifton, editor of Animal People, shows the breeds most responsible for serious injury and death.

    Study highlights

    The combination of pit bulls, rottweilers, their close mixes and wolf hybrids:

    77% of attacks that induce bodily harm.

    73% of attacks to children.

    81% of attack to adults.

    68% of attacks that result in fatalities.

    76% that result in maiming.

  • Thomas McCartney

    The pit bull drooler's don't get it, they are in effect demanding that they be able to walk around with a loaded.

    hand gun, round chambered, safety off with a hair trigger & that we all smile when they point it at us.

    Pit bulls or Pit bull cross, same difference, same outcome, same reality as to what they are.

    And all Pit bulls or restricted dogs including pit bull crosses by law must have leashes and Muzzles which almost never have and all to often you seem them running around as such unmuzzled, this is an even greater problem then them being unleashed.

    Pit bulls and Pit bull crosses and others like mastiffs, Rotts etc. attack and kill and maim while normal dogs bite, that is the big difference in the outcome and should result in a completely different attitude towards these dogs and why they should be banned outright.

    The stats are very clear and accurate and show this reality even if you want to put your head in the sand, it still is what it is.

    Certain breeds like Pit bulls etc.are fundamentally evil in nature and action and do not deserve the freedom of action to carry out their DNA.

    "Pit bulls are different; they're like wild animals," says Alan Beck, director for the Center for the Human Animal Bond at Purdue University School of Veterinary Medicine, West Lafayette, IN. "They're not suited for an urban environment. I believe we should open our eyes and take a realistic approach to pit bulls."

    A 1993 Toronto study found pit bulls accounted for 1 percent of licensed dogs but 4 percent of bites. More ominous is a 2000 study by the Centers for Disease Control looking at 20 years of data on fatal dog attacks in the U.S.

    Of 238 such incidents in which the breed of the attacking dog was reported, “pit bull-type dogs” were involved in 32 percent of them while being 1% of the population.

    Pit Bulls should be banned from inside city limits anywhere.

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