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Fri Mar 29, 2019, 04:43 PM

Horrific video shows pit bull kill beloved Pom before helpless owner's eyes



This is a painful video to watch, but all owners of smaller dogs need to see this. It's already happened to me too, fortunately I was able to save my terrier before the pitbull could fatally injure my dog. There are too many careless pitbull owners out there who cannot control their dogs on a leash.

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A 16-year routine for two dog owners from Eltingville ended in horror after the couple’s Pomeranian was brutally attacked and killed by a passing pit bull who overpowered the child who was walking it. The couple, who spoke to the Advance under the condition their name not be published, said that their beloved dog would commonly follow the female homeowner without a leash as she took out the garbage for the evening.

It’s a routine “he’s always done for 16 years of his life,” the husband said.

The couple’s dog, as shown in the dramatic and gruesome video captured by the family’s Ring doorbell on March 16, follows the homeowner and walks to the curb a few feet away before urinating by a mailbox.

The pit bull viciously and unexpectedly latches onto the Pomeranian “like a chew toy,” the homeowner said, “and threw him around.”

https://www.silive.com/news/2019/03/horrific-video-shows-pit-bull-kill-beloved-pom-before-helpless-owners-eyes.html

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Reply Horrific video shows pit bull kill beloved Pom before helpless owner's eyes (Original post)
ansible Mar 2019 OP
Shell_Seas Mar 2019 #1
PSPS Mar 2019 #2
lillypaddle Mar 2019 #3
Blaukraut Mar 2019 #14
Drahthaardogs Mar 2019 #37
Hekate Mar 2019 #47
WillowTree Mar 2019 #4
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2019 #27
radius777 Mar 2019 #31
BannonsLiver Mar 2019 #34
uncle ray Mar 2019 #5
MineralMan Mar 2019 #7
uncle ray Mar 2019 #35
MineralMan Mar 2019 #36
Downtown Hound Mar 2019 #8
SweetieD Mar 2019 #45
VOX Mar 2019 #6
Beringia Mar 2019 #9
ansible Mar 2019 #10
Blue_true Mar 2019 #15
Beringia Mar 2019 #18
Blue_true Mar 2019 #19
EX500rider Mar 2019 #21
Blue_true Mar 2019 #23
TeamPooka Mar 2019 #11
Blue_true Mar 2019 #16
irisblue Mar 2019 #12
Beringia Mar 2019 #13
Mosby Mar 2019 #41
WhiskeyGrinder Mar 2019 #17
albacore Mar 2019 #20
honest.abe Mar 2019 #32
albacore Mar 2019 #43
radius777 Mar 2019 #22
Dawson Leery Mar 2019 #25
Thekaspervote Mar 2019 #26
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2019 #28
Dawson Leery Mar 2019 #24
USALiberal Mar 2019 #40
Boxerfan Mar 2019 #29
A HERETIC I AM Mar 2019 #30
Hotler Mar 2019 #38
honest.abe Mar 2019 #33
PSPS Mar 2019 #39
GaYellowDawg Mar 2019 #48
PoindexterOglethorpe Mar 2019 #42
Bettie Mar 2019 #46
SweetieD Mar 2019 #44
GaYellowDawg Mar 2019 #49

Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 04:54 PM

1. There was a horrific attack in my neighborhood as well recently...

3 pitbulls mauled an older man tearing his ears, nose, and mouth completely off.

On our Nextdoor app, people find/lose dogs daily.

I no longer take my kids for walks around the neighborhood because the dog issue is so out of control.

It's really sad.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 05:08 PM

2. This is a painful video to watch, but...

Maybe DU needs an animal snuff group to discourage postings like this.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 05:31 PM

3. Agree

The story is bad enough, but the video is totally unnecessary.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:16 PM

14. Thank you! There is no need to watch something this horrific.

The graphic description was more than enough for me. I did not watch the video.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 09:57 AM

37. Why? It's good evidence to shut up the

" it's all how you raise them" crowd.

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Response to PSPS (Reply #2)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 05:36 PM

47. Completely agree. Snuff films serve no useful purpose.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 05:35 PM

4. Didn't watch the video. Won't watch the video. Won't even look at the "still".

Why by all that's good and holy would anyone post something like this?

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Response to WillowTree (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 12:29 AM

27. Because it's true. And real. And life is at times horrific.

And it shouldn't completely sanitized just because some find it difficult.

This serves an important purpose;

To make people aware of the potential for unexpected behavior with dogs and to show a real life event of such behavior.

The title of the OP made it clear that there is a "horrific video" of the event.

You had the choice to move on and not even click on the thread.

The age demographic for this website skews older, and I mean OLDER.

However, sometimes I wonder if there are any grownups.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #27)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 04:28 AM

31. Agree, and the vid is actually mild,

compared to what pits and aggressive breeds can really do. the little dog died quickly w/a bite to the neck. often pits will maul and rip apart the victim in a grotesque fashion.

the owners and breeders of these fighting dog breeds are the issue.

pits can be nice family pets, but they're bred/prized for the "badass killer" image, so the breed in its current state is fucked.

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Response to WillowTree (Reply #4)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 08:27 AM

34. +100000

It’s just plain WEIRD.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 06:58 PM

5. why wasn't the pom leashed?

i am not at all defending the owner of the pit, but it's a bit much to expect other pet owners to control their animals if you make zero effort to control your own. let your dog run free? then don't be surprised when something happens to it. it's tragic for the Pom's owners, but all parties involved could have done more to prevent the situation.

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Response to uncle ray (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 08:20 PM

7. A lot of people who own toy or others

small dogs never learn them. My next door neighbor has A maltiepoo or a shittypoo or some such dog. She lets it out all the time off-leash. It runs across the street, yaps insanely at dogs being walked on leashes and chases any living thing smaller than itself.

We have asked her many times not to let the dog run loose, but she pays no attention. Our two beagles just ignore her dog, but it causes big problems for many dog walkers. That's why there are leash laws.

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Response to MineralMan (Reply #7)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 09:43 AM

35. i know MM.

several years back my wife was bitten by an unsecured small dog that ran from our neighbors yard as she walked down the sidewalk. people with small "harmless" dogs should realize that securing their small dog is as much for that dogs safety as it is for that of others.

right now i have a cat next to me begging to go outside. our new neighbors have a rott that doesn't respect fences, and i know cats don't either, so the cat stays inside unless leashed.

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Response to uncle ray (Reply #35)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 09:50 AM

36. When we moved from California to Minnesota, we brought two cats

with us. Both were indoor/outdoor cats in California, with a cat flap that let them do as they pleased. So, as soon as we moved into our new house, I installed a cat flap in the side door.

Both cats took an early opportunity to go out. One of them got chased by an off-leash German Shepherd almost immediately. The other got lost behind the garage and was frightened.

Neither tried to go out after that, so I latched the cat flap, and they became indoor cats. They never seemed to mind the change. They were apparently happy to sit on the windowsills and watch the outdoors. 14 years later, both kitties have died, and we have two replacement kitties and two dogs. The new kitties have never been outdoors and never will be. The dogs have a flap into our fenced backyard, but the cats never try to follow them out.

Incidentally, the dogs and cats are all buddies. We often find them all sleeping together on the big dog bed in my wife's office.

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Response to uncle ray (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 08:42 PM

8. It's their front yard for God's sake

Stop blaming the victim.

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Response to uncle ray (Reply #5)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 05:21 PM

45. I agree. The pom owner has some responsibility in this. I hate pit bulls too

I was expecting the pit bull to be the unleashed dog.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 07:27 PM

6. NOT GOING TO WATCH ONE SECOND OF THIS.

I know how bad things can get. I don’t need these images stuck in my head.

BTW, I support numerous animal causes.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:00 PM

9. Though I can't watch the video


I am glad you posted. I think awareness of the issue of dangerous dogs is important. Maybe there should be a rule to have the dogs muzzled when they are in public. My brother's terrier was killed by a pit bull at an animal hospital right in front of everyone.

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Response to Beringia (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:05 PM

10. I'm glad you agree, I know many don't but it's a serious issue

It's particularly bad in my area especially since so many pitbull puppies end up being given away for free on Craigslist and elsewhere. It's a cycle that just keeps getting worse and nothing is ever done.

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Response to Beringia (Reply #9)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:26 PM

15. I too would favor a dog muzzle law.

For ALL dogs. If an owner is caught with an unmuzzled dog, they get fined, with heavier fines for repeat instances. If the muzzle is not secured properly and the animal get out of it and attack someone or another animal, the fine should be stiff. If the dog kill a person or pet, the owner should lose it.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:38 PM

18. Sounds good

They are basically predators with powerful weapon of teeth. They say don't run if an aggressive dog comes after you, and stand like a tree, but I find this would be hard to do. I love all animals, but I got bit by a dog once and I don't fancy playing ninja with other people's dogs.

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Response to Beringia (Reply #18)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 10:20 PM

19. My neighborhood is safe. But if I had children, I would carry pepper spray with me

everywhere. I would stay away from guns given the possibility of finality of using those, but pepper spray into the mouth and nose of an aggressive person or animal, I would be 100% confident in doing.

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Response to Blue_true (Reply #15)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:12 PM

21. So you think my 9 lbs friendly Chihuahua needs a muzzle?! lol nt

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Response to EX500rider (Reply #21)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:17 PM

23. Yes. The vicious little ankle biter.



Dogs like yours aren't an issue, but to be fair and have a law that works, anyone taking a dog outside their home or fence enclosure should have it muzzled.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:08 PM

11. a loose pit bull attacked a small dog on a leash in our neighborhood this week.

owner didn't care and just walked away with her dog after the attack. The small dog was hospitalized and just barely made it.
Whole neighborhood is pissed.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:28 PM

16. It is sad. People can't even walk safely in their neighborhood. nt

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:10 PM

12. This is pretty graphic. Please consider adding a warning. Thank You

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Response to irisblue (Reply #12)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:13 PM

13. It says horrific video and graphic content

That seems a warning to me.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:38 PM

17. I feel terrible for the kid who was holding the leash; they were put in a shitty position and

they'll remember it forever. As a dog owner, you have to be ready for your dog to act like that at any time, or for any dog you encounter to do that at any time.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 10:42 PM

20. The pit bull is dead by now..... nt

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Response to albacore (Reply #20)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 06:58 AM

32. Apparently not..

From the article..

While the Pomeranian’s owner said that he has filed a case with the Department of Health, police were unable to write a report because dog-on-dog attacks are not handled by the NYPD, the Eltingville couple said.

An NYPD spokeswoman said that police responded to the scene on March 16, but that the incident was referred to Civil Court.

A source with knowledge of the Department of Health’s investigation into the attack said that the incident is currently being probed.

However, the homeowners are worried about the possibility the dog attacks again.

“I worry about other small dogs in our neighborhood and small children as well," he said.

“Me and my wife live in fear for ourselves and our kids that he will return to our area,” adding that multiple neighbors saw the pit bull in the area following the incident.

“I am actively warning all residents on my block with small children and small dogs of the danger but if someone doesn’t step in, I fear that next time it might be a child or person,” the man said.

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Response to honest.abe (Reply #32)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 04:50 PM

43. I meant that someone in the neighborhood took care of the problem.. nt

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:13 PM

22. Despicable, the pit owner should face criminal charges.

For those saying the smaller (harmless) dog should be on a leash - makes no difference - the pit still would've overpowered the little girl and been able to kill the small dog. the mother is a dumbass and should face criminal charges.

if someone's negligence allowed my dog to be killed like that, they'd better hide.

pit owners will only learn once they start to face justice.

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Response to radius777 (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:31 PM

25. That vile monster of a "dog" could easily kill a little child.

If that ever happens, the parent of said child is going to beat the life out of that pitbull.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #25)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 12:19 AM

26. Agree... earlier this week in California 2 pit bulls killed their owner

You cannot change thousands of years of evolution. Some breeds are more aggressive, the pit bull being right at the top of the list!

Our wonderful no kill shelter is filled with pit bulls and pit bull mix that people have surrendered and no one wants. Not fair to the animals either. Why not just let the breed die off

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #26)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 12:31 AM

28. That's not "thousands of years of evolution"

That's maybe 200 years of selective breeding.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Fri Mar 29, 2019, 11:27 PM

24. A nasty breed the Pitbull is.

I love dogs but I will not take disrespect from one.
On more than one occasion, this breed has been aggressive with me and I have responded in kind.

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Response to Dawson Leery (Reply #24)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 12:14 PM

40. Lol, ok! Nt

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 01:09 AM

29. My 2nd alert-WTF does anyone need to enlighten themselves in this manner-

You should delete this damn video-what makes you or anyone think this is Ok to post.

Go

away

and

don't

post


snuff


porn


here

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Response to Boxerfan (Reply #29)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 01:16 AM

30. Tell the person forcing you to open every thread to go away.

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Response to A HERETIC I AM (Reply #30)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 11:15 AM

38. .......

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Response to Boxerfan (Reply #29)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:10 AM

33. This video clearly demonstrates the unprovoked viciousness of this type of dog.

I have read about it before but watching it makes it so much more clear. I have seen dogs fight before but in this case it was simply an execution of the pom by the pit bull. Pit bulls should be banned.

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Response to Boxerfan (Reply #29)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 11:35 AM

39. Disappointing, isn't it? DU used to be better than this.

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Response to Boxerfan (Reply #29)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:01 PM

48. Hmm.

I’m a little surprised that you didn’t chime in similarly in another thread currently up - the one with the bastard shooting the sleeping lion.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 12:33 PM

42. But, but, the pit bull apologists all say that

pit bulls are all sweet, gentle, lovable goofballs that would never hurt anyone.

I hope the pit bull is put down.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #42)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 05:26 PM

46. They are until they aren't

my mother was a huge advocate of "it isn't the breed, it's the training".

Until her pit snapped and killed another dog and injured her badly.

Yeah, she was a nice dog, until that day.

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Response to ansible (Original post)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 05:19 PM

44. That pom should not have been unleashed.

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Response to SweetieD (Reply #44)

Sat Mar 30, 2019, 07:03 PM

49. Had it been on a leash

The pit bull, which had broken loose, would still have been able to kill it just the same.

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