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Woman Mauled to Death When Feeding Pit Bull

A Mississippi woman has died after being brutally attacked by her son’s pet pit bull. The attack occurred in early September when the woman went outside to feed the dog. The dog attacked her, brutally mauling her and biting her thighs, neck and head. He proceeded to attack for four hours. 

The woman was eventually found and taken to the hospital where both of her legs had to be amputated. Sadly, she succumbed to her injuries 12 days after the attack. Despite the passing of his sister, the victim’s brother says he does not blame the breed. Instead, he says the dog likely had rabies which caused him to attack the woman.

The dog in question has a history of violence. The owner of the dog, the son of the victim, says he had been attacked by the dog in the past. The man shot the dog when he found it attacking his mother. Had it been put down after the first attack, this man might still have his mother around.

We send our condolences to the man and his family. A loss like this one is difficult, but made more so given the history of the dog in question. While not all pit bulls are dangerous, there are some disturbing trends that make pit bull ownership questionable.

If you have a pit bull as a pet, be on guard for violent behavior and never leave a child unattended in the presence of a dog. While the pit bull debate will likely go on for years, there’s no denying they can be dangerous.

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