I sat and watched the local evening news at 5:00 last week. A two year old was mauled to death by two pittbull dogs. The parents had left the child in the back yard with the two dogs while they were inside the home. Before they could get to their child, the pittbulls had already killed the child. The pittbulls were having a tug of war with the child’s body. The police arrived at the home and took the animals down, with bullets, as needed to be done.
Not two days later I was watching the news again and saw another horrible story about another child being killed by one of these monsters. This time a grandmother was watching her 7 month old grandbaby. She had left the baby alone in the living room to fix a bottle to feed the baby. When she reached the kitchen she heard the child scream and heard the dog growling and barking. She ran back into the living room where her 7 month old grandbaby was on the floor with its throat torn into. The dog was still attacking the lifeless child, the grandmother ran back into the kitchen and grabbed a kitchen knife and began attacking the dog. The pittbull then turned on her. When the police arrived they killed the dog. The grandmother was taken to the hospital, her grandchild to the morgue.
Yes, these are very gruesome stories, but what is more gruesome is the fact that they are true stories. We hear these stories every day. What is it going to take for people to realize that these dogs are not meant to be pets. I don’t care what anyone says. They will turn on you or your child or other pets. It is just a matter of time.
My heart goes out to the families of these children, but I have to wonder what were the parents, grandparents thinking? Why would you want such a vicious animal?