Email Address: email@example.com Pit Bulls Attack a Family and Their Pets
Three pit bulls attacked a Buffalo County family and their pets. The Loewenhagen family says the pit bulls bit them and attacked three horses and a cocker spaniel before help arrived.
Kim and her daughter Brianna have puncture wounds on their hands and arms. The family is thankful everyone is okay, but they want the pit bulls put down so they never attack again.
15-year-old Brianna came outside Monday morning and saw the 3 dogs attacking her 3 horses. When she got closer, the pit bulls growled at her and Toby, the family's 9-year-old Cocker Spaniel. Then she says they attacked him.
"My daughter and Brianna, my granddaughter, came out and they had blood all over their arms and they were screaming about the dogs being down there," says Cliff Buchholz.
Brianna ran up the steps carrying Toby in her arms while her mom Kim tried to fight the pit bulls off. You can still see the blood on the top step where the family says pit bulls caught Brianna and ripped Toby out of her hands.
"The dogs were chasing her, I think trying to get Toby, and all my daughter could find was a shovel, and she went out there with a shovel. She was beating on those dogs,” Buchholz says.
Brianna says she used both hands to try to pull the dogs' jaws apart. Kim needed six stitches on her arm and Toby has nerve damage and multiple stitches in his legs. After they beat the dogs back, Brianna and Kim got inside the house, so Cliff decided to go back to his farm across the road to grab a gun.
"I jumped in the pickup and ran back and got a gun, and I picked the wrong one. I picked the pistol, rather than a shotgun. I came back and I got one of the dogs, but the other two dogs, the other two dogs headed back home,” he says.
Cliff just wounded the dog with his shot, so he says a Buffalo County deputy later shot the dog again, killing it. The two surviving pit bulls were captured and are in quarantine for 10 days. The Buffalo County Sheriff's Department says its deciding what to do with them. We were unable to contact the pit bulls' owner for a comment.
If it were any other breed, no one would post it. A cocker attacks and bites a child leaving them needing stitches....happens all the time. But no one posts that because it wont get as big of a rise from people.
Cant tell you how many news stories I've seen of pit bull attacks, and when they show the dog...it is not a pit bull! Seems the authorities and victims want to label evrything as a pit nowadays.
People are like slinky's, not really good for much. But its still fun to push them down the stairs.
Good post LPN Hmmmm... maybe I should start posting about other breeds that have attacked recently and done damage.
First off I want to say I hope the family is OK is able to cope with what happened.
Not much mention of the irresponsible owner who should be made accountable for letting not one not two but three dogs run loose no matter what the breed they should not have been roaming free.
Now who suffers? I can answer that First off the family who was attacked, they will now suffer not only physical but emotional trauma. Next the dogs who will mostly now be put to death. Lastly also all the responsible owners who have to deal with the fall out.
The owner will probably just get a slap on the wrist and then they will want to ban the breed in that area because of his stupidity.
I am so incredibly sick of irresponsible owners
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i own a pitbull and shes 6 years old and we love her to death and we also watch her very closely when put outside to go potty cause our neighbor has a little dog and a cat. but our pitbull is a couch potato and when put outside she does not leave our side
How sad this happened,I live in buffalo county and know some of these people(Cliff use to be my boss)Where were the dogs owners and why were they allowed to roam? It always goes back to irresponsible ownership. So sad, and so easily preventable.
I know this is a month old post but thought it was important to tell what really happened.The 3 dogs never attacked any horses. They did attack the little dog. The 3 dogs did not bite the mother or daughter. The 3 dogs were all kept together in a wire kennel, the owners did not know if they got out of the kennel on sunday or monday!One dog was shot, the other 2 were put down at owners request.
I heard this story on our local news. It is about a month old.
It is horrible that the owners did not even know what day the dogs got out, which means, how often do they check on these dogs, feed them, give them water, attention? No wonder the dogs attacked. It is not the dogs fault, nor does breed matter, pitbull or pomeranian, it still attacked and the owners should be held responsible.
I agree, the people should be euthanized! (forgot who posted that)
"Don't tell me you can't until you have tried it, and proven you couldn't."
It just does'nt get the same rise out of people when a cocker spaniel or a dalmation bites someone. Those stories never hit the news, and I'm so sick of the Pitty stories, and the Rottweiler 'attacks'. It's time for a huge education campaign on these breeds and also some heads up for the media. I'd like to know who is interested in doing this.
about a week ago I went camping with my boyfriend and his family and there was a guy named brien and he brought his dog, Harley. we was a brindle pitt. he is so cute. I don't think I have ever found a more affectionate dog. brien has a 3 year old child also, and brien trust harley with her and everything. harley never barks and he never bites. even when he's playing ( he loves to play.) when he plays he spapps the other dogs on the head with his paw and jumps back.
so when we went camping there was a person walking their 2 other dogs. and harley slipped off his collar and went to go play with them and the owner freeked out and kicked him in the face about 3-4 times. and harley freeked out and ran back to the camp and the guy said that he was going to call the police because he tried to attack him.
so we had the camp hosts come over to check out the situation with the "rabid dog" and she said that it was just an accident and to tighten up his collar.
but it made me so mad that the guy kicked him and harley wasn't even around the other dogs. he was about 4 feet away when the guy attacked harley. and harleys tail was wagging and same with the other dogs.
I bet if one of the other dogs at our camp got lose then the guy wouldn't have been so agressive twards them like he was with harley. I think that people have given pitts such a bad name that people don't trust them. but the thing is that any dog can be dangerous. not just pitts.
All dog breeds can be aggressive and mean, no matter what size or age, pitbulls r the only ones looked down upon, and its sad cause they r probably the most loving breed out thur. The only reason people trip on them is cuz they r so dang strong they can do alot more harm when they do attack. Ive seen a chuaua that was more aggressive than any other dog ive met, its jus so little one swift kick and the damn thing will go flyin. (jus an exsample I dont kick chuauas;)) What a dog is taught is all it knows ur cant blame the dog cuz it has some stupid ass for a trainer. Its not right, an pits cant help that they get so buff with such strong jaws. I think EVERY dog owner should be required to bring thur dogs in for some sort of personality tests 2 times a year and if they dont pass the dog should be removed from the owner cuz thur obviously doing something wrong. Instead everyone blames the pits and now thur banned from almost every where out thur, or we have to pay extra $ for a pet deposit to live any where, I dont have an extra $200 deposite, an $50 a month cuz of the breed I own