San Jacinto woman mauled by pit bull
Wednesday, March 6th, 2013
Issue 10, Volume 17.
SAN JACINTO - An investigation was under way today into the mauling by a pit bull of a 76-year-old woman in San Jacinto, authorities said.
The woman was walking westbound on Commonwealth Avenue near San Jacinto Avenue around 3:25 p.m. Tuesday when a pit bull attacked her, said Sgt. Rose McKinney of the Riverside County Sheriff's Department.
"Bystanders attempted to help the victim by hitting the dog with baseball bats to get the dog away from her," McKinney said.
The woman suffered several severe puncture wounds. She was taken to a hospital for treatment, while the dog was impounded by animal control officers, McKinney said.
Anyone with information about the attack was urged to call sheriff's investigators at (951) 654-2702.
Comment #1 | Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 11:55 am
Would thislmade the news if it was a rottweiler or another dog no i belive it wouldnt pitbulls are great dogs my family has raised them for years and years. Why cant you guys just write dog attack why write pitbull mauling.
Comment #2 | Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 11:57 am
What the .,,,, pit bull owners? Can you keep your muts locked up? Another victim mauled? REALLY????!!!
Comment #3 | Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 2:28 pm
what: pitbulls are not muts! it all depends on how they are raised! pibulls are one of the sweetest dogs! i own a pitbull myself and she is the sweetest ever! she has never bit or launched at ANYONE!!!
PITBULL LOVER: i totally agree with you! it just so happens that when another type of dog does something like this they just say dog in the news release, but when it has something to do with a pit they make sure they say pitbull it disgusts me! people and there ....... stereotypes! and those people that are stereotyping have probably never owned one to see how sweet they are.
Comment #4 | Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 2:43 pm
What since we raise pitbulls we must keep them lockee up and tide up no we shouldnt there is more to the story. And this might be the first time this dog ever bite someone and since its a pitbull they will try everything to put him to sleep. Get the full story on a dog attack before you talk about it. Put since its a pit you start talking bad on them. GET THE STORY FIRST!!!!!!
|what..you are ignorant|
Comment #5 | Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 2:48 pm
Pit bulls are wonderful loving dogs. It's how they are raised and loved by their family that make them, as well as OTHER dogs, sweet and kind. ALL dogs have that aggressive tendency, its just because its a Pit Bull, that it makes the news. Do your research before being ignorant to what you THINK you are basing your opinion on. I bet you live in Hemet, don't you?
Comment #6 | Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 5:44 pm
Yet again a pitbull lover with no sympathy for the victim. The news reports pitbulls as most dogs bite and then leave and usually don't require hospitalization. Pitbulls maul not bite. I hope the woman is ok and I hope the dog is euthanized. No dangerous animal should be allowed around humans. And yes, pitbulls are dangerous animals. In fact, most dogs are dangerous animals.
Comment #7 | Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 7:26 pm
i love alll kinds of dogs. but you two both have a point.
Comment #8 | Wednesday, Mar 6, 2013 at 8:40 pm
I think the important thing here is that ALL DOG OWNERS should keep their dogs properly locked up in their yards. If your dog is out carelessly roaming the streets, that make you an irresponsible dog owner period, no matter what kind of dog it is. I hope the poor woman is okay.
|Common Sense Lover|
Comment #9 | Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 at 12:07 am
Shame on anyone who would minimize the horror of a vicious animal attack. My thoughts go out to that poor lady, I donít know if anyone can ever completely recover from something like this. I was walking my dog on a leash 2 years ago and a pit bull appeared out of nowhere and mauled my dog nearly to death. Somehow I was able to release my dog from his grip, but not before doing $2K in vet bills and months of aftercare. The thought of it still shakes me to the core! No one should ever have to go through this. Sure, all dogs can bite, but look at the facts, breeds like pitbulls come with extra liability. Thereís a reason homeowners expect to pay higher insurance rates for the high risk dog.
|My two cents|
Comment #10 | Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 at 6:41 am
Being attacked by any dog has to be terrifying to say the least. Any dog can be aggressive and violent - regardless of breed. Those dogs should be euthanized. There are good dogs and bad dogs in every breed just like there are good people and bad people in every race. Pit Bulls are trained to be fighters because they are so strong - especially their jaws. The aggressiveness is trained into them, they were not born with it.
About 8 years ago I "temporarily" ended up with my son's Pit Bull because he moved into an apartment that did not allow pets. I still have the Pit Bull. She is a gentle, loving dog. She has never attacked either of my other two dogs or any human.
I can reach into her food bowl as she is eating and she will not get angry. No growling, no snarling, no raised hair on the neck, nothing. When she is allowed in the house, she wants to curl up on my lap - all 93 pounds of her.
In my opinion, Pit Bulls are not born mean, they are trained to be mean. That's the owner's fault - not the dog's.
|Mom of lots|
Comment #11 | Thursday, Mar 7, 2013 at 10:38 pm
Sorry, but I don't trust pit bulls. And never will. I used to take my children on walks at this one park and this lady with a pit bull would let her dog just come right up to my kids and say, "Oh, she's a good dog." I find it rude when ANY dog owner allows their dog (any breed) just come up to your small children and lick their faces without the parent's permission. I feel so bad for this elderly lady that was just out walking. I cannot imagine the horror of being mauled to death. And, please, for those defending pit bulls, I would love to hear about other dog breeds that maul people to death. I have never heard of one. You say it goes unreported by the media? When have you heard of a dog mauling someone to death and it was not reported and what particular breed was responsible for the mauling?
Comment #12 | Friday, Mar 8, 2013 at 9:03 am
Here we go again with a bunch of comments on how loving Pit Bulls are and that their temperament is based how they are raised.
If that were true they wouldn't eat their loving owners their owners children (including babies) and the neighbors.
Besides, if how they are raised is critical to their temperament, the gang-banger owners I see strutting down the street with them on giant chains doesn't give me any comfort.
This is not a breed to have as a family pet, they were breed to kill and kill they do -- Read the overwhelming statistics. Why do you think it is almost impossible to get reasonable homeowners insurance if you own a Pit???
With all the wonderful breeds to choose from is it really worth taking a chance, especially if you have children, on a breed that consistently kills for no apparent reason?
Counties should ban them, and if you have a neighbor with one you better be dang sure it cannot escape from their yard and you have readily available protection.
Comment #13 | Sunday, Mar 10, 2013 at 2:45 pm
any dog can turn on there owners or there family members its the nauter of a dog but just because its a pit it goes out of controll and everyone talks about them. But a germen sheppard, a rottweiller a wolf dog and many others have what no cases of attacking owners come on PRESTON get real about it.
Comment #14 | Thursday, Mar 28, 2013 at 11:20 pm
This Dog Viciously attacked my neighbor whom was walking by Walmart! I don't know how many Pit Bull owners name their dog "Beast" and Breed them to be vicious and think this is Cool. Well, you should take another look at the photos of Bruna. Chunks out of her Breast and Thigh gone. She would have lost her life if a guy from the Rehab. did not come and beat the dog off with a metal bat. The dog had had other reports to animal control, but even after this incident, a citation was not issued. No Shots, No License, No leash...this does not seem like a dog lover to me. Please people, read the articles and watch the news. This woman only wants to make sure this does not happen to anyone else, like your daughter or son. Please think about the regulations and the ordinances so that people that breed dogs to be vicious are held accountable. Talk to your City Council representative to pass proposed ordinances that would make it easier to declare a dog potentially dangerous.
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Comment #15 | Friday, Apr 12, 2013 at 6:12 pm
Sorry but too tense up when I see one and especially after my mothers Llasa aphso was pulled out of his fenced in yard threw a hole dug under my moms fence by the next door neighbors sweet loveable pitbull and mauled almost to death by this raised since he was 8 weeks old by these kind pet loving people.This pitbull was never ever abused and he snapped.This same dog who played around their children! He came into my mothers fenced in yard through a hole he dug under a mutually shared fence even though my mom own it and had paid for the installation.Her dog lost an eye and suffered for years due to scar tissue tightening up around his throat and his left ear to the point he had chronic ear infections.Angry and pissed you bet! We had every right to be.Bad as it was at least it wasnt a child.So yes I cringe everytime I see one and immediately leave anytime somebody shows up with one at local Petsmart or dog park.I thought I knew that pitbull that attacked moms dog and he went pycho and dam near killed a beloved pet.If id been there and wouldve had a gun I wouldve killed it.So no I wont apologize for having alot of distrust of this breed.