And Yet Another Pit Bull Attack - 6 Year Old Girl
Don't you think there's a statistical trend here?
Two Pit Bull Attacks In Tulsa - FOX23 News
(TULSA, Okla.) June 13 - Two pit bull attacks in 24 hours in Tulsa. The first victim was a six-year-old girl Thursday night. The second was a postman Friday afternoon.
The question now, are pit bulls a bad breed or are they just getting a bad rap?
So far this year there have been 43 pit bull bites, three times more than any other breed.
The past couple of years show one in every three dog bites in Tulsa came from a pit bull. But pit bull owners say those statistics don't tell the entire story.
Thursday night at about 8 o'clock, police, fire and animal control are called to North Tulsa after a dog bites a 6-year-old girl.
Then again Friday afternoon, a pit bill gets out of a back yard and chases down a mailman who hides inside a nearby truck until animal control arrives to take the dog away.
The mailman was never bitten.
The little girl was feeling well enough to tell us what happened. “I was riding on my bike and this little boy had a long leash and there was a dog on it and it went up to my bike and bit me.”
But her mother says her daughter was lucky it wasn't worse. “I think it needs to be put to sleep.”
Laura Morris has been a dog trainer for 30 years and owns 8 pit bulls. She says you can't blame the breed for that kind of behavior. “Irresponsible ownership is the biggest key if they've got dogs out chasing kids on bikes getting the mailman.”
She agrees that pit bulls are a physically stronger breed than most, but she says they're all capable of being good pets. “They're friendly, they're outgoing, good temperament.”
Both dogs are now under animal control observation for ten days. The dogs can be returned to the owner. If the owner has been fined, they must pay the fine first.
After animal control takes a dog in for a second biting incident, the dog is listed as vicious and will be euthanized.