2 Girls Attacked by Pit Bulls

By: News 10
By: News 10

A six year old girl is fighting for her life after being attacked by three pit bulls in Blackman Township. It happened on Mantle Avenue when one dog knocked the girl down and the other two joined the attack. The girl was airlifted to Mott Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor where she was listed in serious condition Tuesday night.

Another six-year old girl was bitten in the face by a pit bull in an unrelated attack in Parma Township Tuesday. She got stitches and released from the hospital. All the dogs in those cases have been seized by animal control. Stay with News 10 and wilx.com for more details on these stories.

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  • by Anonymous on Aug 30, 2010 at 06:37 AM
    When are we going to start putting down the most dangerous animal in the world? This creature has killed their own offsprings. It has cause global containmentation. It is credited for producing global warming. It take over the habitats of other creatures. It has pushed to extinction hundreds of species and put thousands into the endangered realm. It is time to get rid of this creature. The creature is man.
  • by Jen Location: Williamston on Aug 27, 2010 at 12:03 PM
    pcinjax, I don't think A.D. was directly implying that the severe injuries inflicted upon the little girls in question were deserved, but they did make a good point in the fact that many times animals are put down for the stupid, ignorant, and often infringing behavior of the humans they ecounter. You'd really have to be the most vile and hateful person to wish that upon anyone, much less a very young child, and that's not what I got from A.D.'s post. I have a few friends who have had and still have Pit Bulls, and they're all wonderful dogs who have never harmed anyone, and a couple of them are the biggest babies and will run from even a raised voice, so I do still feel it extremely unfair that these dogs are demonized because so many idiotic, heartless jerks want to train them to fight and kill. I do hope the little one recovers and doesn't now live with the eternal fear of our wonderful canine friends. P.S. I've met Border Collies that are scarier than a lot of Pit Bulls.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 27, 2010 at 07:12 AM
    All of you people that think pitbulls are a good dog to own will one day be sorry when they turn on you. This is how this breed of dog is and it will be that way all the time.
  • by pcinjax Location: jackson on Aug 26, 2010 at 10:38 AM
    I am friends with the family and little girl from Mantle St. She has over several hundred stitches in the left side of her face and part of her scalp was tore off the right side along with her eyelid. So tell what a 6 yr old little girl could do to a dog to deserve that. NOTHING!!!!!!! PRAYERS AND HUGS TO BOTH GIRLS AND THEIR FAMILIES!!!
  • by Lee on Aug 26, 2010 at 10:04 AM
    I have met some nice pitbulls. Would I own one? NO Would I trust one? NO. I think that you should have to get a special license from the state to own one, have no kids, and keep the dog penned at all times. If you don't you go to jail. I think every pit bull in the city needs to be checked out, the owner licensed and if they don't pass the license process the dog be removed and sent to someplace like Dog Town. Some place where children and people are safe.
  • by Dog and Kid lover Location: E.L. on Aug 26, 2010 at 07:04 AM
    Over the years, the American Pit Bull Terrier has been a beloved symbol of Americana. In World War I, a pit bull named Stubby captured the heart of the nation. Stubby was the unofficial mascot of the 102nd Infantry Division and was credited with saving the lives of several of his human comrades. For his valiant service, Stubby won several medals and was even awarded the rank of sergeant! He came home from the war to a hero's welcome and went on to become the mascot for Georgetown University. Over the years, many famous Americans have owned pit bulls. Mark Twain, Theodore Roosevelt, Laura Ingalls Wilder, Thomas Edison, Woodrow Wilson, John Steinbeck, Helen Keller, and Fred Astaire have all been proud to own dogs of this breed. The actor Ken Howard (the father on the TV show Crossing Jordan) even credits his pit bull with saving his life.
  • by MIkeHunt Location: Jackson on Aug 25, 2010 at 11:16 PM
    Pit Bulls are ticking time Bombs! You can own the best Pitt Bull in the world, loves the kids, loves the other dogs, a total loving baby, but one day (And that day may never come) they just turn into a savage beast. All these owners of Pitt Bulls that attack will tell you the same story over and over, "My dog was the nicest dog ever, Hes never done anything like this before"
  • by Michael E Malec Location: Rives Jct. Mi. on Aug 25, 2010 at 09:01 PM
    Bit Bulls.... I could not teach my Gordon Setter NOT to point at birds than you could teach a PIT Bull not to fight. Thats what they were bread for and thats what they do. Nor could you teach there offspring any different.
  • by Darryl Location: Grass Lake on Aug 25, 2010 at 08:51 PM
    Come on everyone, Pit bulls are bred for fighting! Anyone who thinks differently are in lack of education!!! They have been a threat for many years!!!!
  • by A.D. Location: Jackson on Aug 25, 2010 at 08:41 PM
    does anyone ever wonder what the kids might have done to the dog? a lot of times kids tease dogs and then the dogs get put down for being aggressive with the little demons. we must view all angles of a story before we judge. it might not always be the dog's fault. we must consider how a dog is raised as well, some people shouldn't own dogs but do and that's when we run into trouble. instead of hating the breed, hate the people who abuse the animals and turn them into vicious beasts. my sympathies go out to the girls' families, i doubt they were teasing the dogs when they attacked. however, in a good deal of cases, people have teased or abused a pit bull and then were attacked by the dog. again, this is no reason to hate the animal, instead, hate the people.
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