Girl Attacked By Pitbulls Gets 500 Stitches

By: News 10
By: News 10

The six-year-old girl attacked by pitbulls in Jackson County Tuesday remains in serious condition this morning after receiving 500 stitches and staples in her face and head.

Tyah Norris was mauled by the dogs while playing outside with a friend on Mantle Avenue in Blackman Township.

The first grader is at Motts Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor.

A benefit fund has been set up in her name at Citizens Bank for anyone wishing to help her.

The dogs will be euthanized after they are tested for rabies.

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  • by Danielle Kathleen Location: Haslett on Sep 8, 2010 at 04:10 PM
    I would also like to add to my last comment, that I am the furthest thing from a "gansta'pitbull owner". I am highly educated and highly passionate about people being held responsible for their actions or lack of action.
  • by Danielle Kathleen Location: Haslett on Sep 8, 2010 at 03:58 PM
    Discriminating against an entire breed due to the actions of few is no different then discriminating against an entire race of people because of the actions of few. When Americans no nothing about African Americans they were enslaved, simply because we fear what we know nothing about. Instead of trying to educate ourselves we seperate ourselves from things we don't understand. No breed of dog is born aggressive. Take a walk through your local dog park and you will witness with your own eyes that the average pitbull is just and socail and friendly as your own dog. The only traits which set Pitbulls apart are incredible strength and loyalty, the same traits are used by police dogs to save lives everyday. Banning a breed will only prevent law abiding, good owners, from owning the breed. The pigs that own these dogs will not abide by the law, they will hide them, or find other powerful breeds. The only way to prevent these attacks is to INCREASE and ENFORCE punishment of the owners.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 30, 2010 at 11:21 AM
    Pets are like children, we do not hold responsible who raised them.
  • by Mike H Location: Jackson on Aug 28, 2010 at 01:40 AM
    The difference is, Wheb a Pitt Bull decides to attack, they dont bite and run like most dogs do, when they attack they attack to kill. Anybody who says small dogs bite more than Pit Bulls is an idiot, because small dogs nip and run, Bulls dont stop. I also love the comment that every owner of a Bull who attacked gives "My dog was the best ever, hes never done anything like this before, he was the best dog with all the kids and was sooo loving" They have outlawed Wolves as pets, how do they go abouts outlawing Pitt Bulls?
  • by James Location: Lansing on Aug 27, 2010 at 10:06 AM
    I think ALL pitbulls should be euthanized before more children are mutilated. Sorry all you gangsta’ pitbull owners, but your monster dogs have got to go. You're selfish idiots for having them.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 27, 2010 at 06:59 AM
    I think pitbulls should be outlawed in michigan an an y one that cant conntrol their animals should not be allowed to have them
  • by Fred` Location: Lansing on Aug 27, 2010 at 06:30 AM
    Unless the testing process has changed, I think the dogs have to be euthanized BEFORE they can be tested for rabies.
  • by Dan Location: Jackson on Aug 27, 2010 at 06:14 AM
    My heart goes out to Tyah and her family. It is very sad that things like this happen. Although some dogs are more agressive than others. It starts with the dogs owner. Dogs are raise to be agressive. Not born that way. Get well soon Tyah.
  • by kerri Tang Location: Lansing, Mi on Aug 27, 2010 at 06:11 AM
    The dogs get euthanized, and what do the owners of the dogs get? We have many friends with Pitbulls, and mixed breeds that are part pits, and our daughter has one, and none of them are aggressive or mean w/family, or friends, including their friend's children. Why not? Because they haven't been raised to be aggressive. That's the difference, period. Lots of breeds can be raised to be aggressive......German Shephards used to get this bad name, in their day. I can guarantee you that these 3 dogs were trained to be "fenced" guard dogs, and should have been in a kennel, or else where, when this child was visiting. And, where were either parents? So sad, but could have been prevented.
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