Fort Worth Police Gun Down Two Pit Bulls That Were Mauling a Man and His Daughter

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The home on N Crump Street where the attack took place.
Fort Worth police shot and killed two dogs that mauled a man and his daughter early Tuesday morning.

According to police, the man heard a commotion outside his home, located in the 3300 block of N. Crump Street, just southeast of Meacham Airport, just after midnight. He stepped outside to find two stray pit bulls attacking his dog in his front yard. When he tried to get them off, they turned on him, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

A neighbor, fearing the dogs were going to kill the man, called 911. Responding officers opened fire on the two pit bulls, both of which died at the scene.

The man was taken to Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth Hospital with injuries officials describe as serious but not life-threatening.

"He had many bite marks on his face, on his arm -- his right arm -- and also his legs," Fort Worth PD Captain Kevin Rodricks told CBS 11.

His young daughter, who was bitten after following him outside, was also taken to the hospital with minor injuries.

Their own dog fled during the attack and has yet to be found.

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ginger4v
ginger4v

"Fort Worth police Gun Down 2 dogs" even though the officers saved a mans life this idiot had to put a title in the article that makes police look bad!

ozonelarryb
ozonelarryb

Stray, feral of any breed.

But pits sell.

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

This is the sort of thing that causes the knee-jerk, anti-pit bigotry to come out, and people start talking restrictions, yada,yada. Just remember Dear Leader's position on that issue, and leave the pits alone!!

mpaempae
mpaempae

Yeah, I'm shocked when dogs behave like dogs. Spay/neuter your pets! This only happened because they were unwanted puppies once. Don't force a domesticated species to figure out how to live in a human world! I can barely do it!

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

Sad sad sad.  These animals were bred by Man to be vicious killers... for what reason, I can't fathom.

marmy
marmy

I am a dog lover but Good Riddance !!!  The only good bully is a dead bully  !!! Don't think owning these dogs should be outlawed. However, the castle law should protect homeowners discharging a firearm anywhere on their property (meaning in the front or backyard area) within city limits to protect themselves and their property (pets are considered chattel property) from this breed of dogs. 

Tim.Covington
Tim.Covington

This right here is the main reason why I have a concealed carry permit. What made me decide to get the permit was being trapped by a vicious stray dog. The one time I've come close to needing to draw my pistol in the over 5 years I've had the permit was when I was attacked by a pit bull. The reason I did not have to draw was another pit bull charged in and protected me.

The problem with pit bulls is not the breed, it is a large subset of owners attracted to them. This subset is attracted to the dogs for their macho image and do not properly train and/or restrain the dogs. In my life, I've had dogs of all breed descriptions come after me, and befriended all breeds of dogs. The vast majority of the time, it is the people who own/raise the dogs that is the problem.

Daniel
Daniel

"Their own dog fled during the attack and has yet to be found."


Loyal pup, no?

chasd00
chasd00

canine of peace strikes again

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

For dogfighting, protection, small penis, being a badass, etc.

mpaempae
mpaempae

@marmy What? So when a kid acts up in school, we should just murder him? I'm not trying to infer that humans and dogs are equal, but when a dog acts aggressively it's almost always a human's fault. Plus, it has nothing whatsoever to do with dog breeds. Any breed is capable of aggression, they're fucking dogs. People need to be more educated about pet ownership. Never interfere in dog fights in that way, stay fucking calm, maybe don't leave your dog unattended in the middle of the night in your fucking front yard without a fence, and spay/neuter your pets so we don't have feral dogs running around! I bet they weren't even purebred pit bulls. People are so uneducated about animals, especially dogs. Have fun thinking of yourself as a "dog lover", when what you mean is a lover of a thing who sits quietly at the end of the bed and doesn't behave like a dog. Get a mouse.

terrieboyett
terrieboyett

@Tim.Covington a lot of people don't understand the breed was originally a nanny dog, but as you said, their macho appearance has led to foul ownership. I have had many pit bulls and they have never attacked anyone of anything without orders to do so. in fact my last pit bull saved my 1 year old niece from a rattlesnake by grabbing her diaper and toting her to safety before attacking and killing the snake. Right now my 3 year old daughter has her own pit bull, who sleeps with her every night staying between her and the door so if anyone other than me or mom come in her room they have to go through Fluffy first.

BigNasty
BigNasty

main reason I have a c.c alot of pit bull owners in dfw

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

Smart pup.

ruddski
ruddski topcommenter

Kid acting up in school, pit bull trying to kill you - same thing?

Daniel
Daniel

@ruddski Can't honestly say I blame him. But if I'm hypothetically snowbound in the Sierras with him sometime --  well, a hungry feller is a hungry feller. 

animas
animas

@ruddski Does "Stormy" the storm drain puppy still need a  home?

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