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10:37 PM PDT on Thursday, March 26, 2009

By TRICIA MANNING-SMITH / KING 5 News


ELMA, Wash. - A 6-year-old boy from Elma is recovering from a pit-bull attack, according to his family.

Danny Davenport is recovering from alleged bite wounds to his head, arms and hands after Sunday's reported mauling at his family's apartment complex.

His relatives blame a neighbor's pit bull that reportedly escaped through a door left ajar.

Davenport's family credits a Good Samaritan driving by for saving the boy.

"Luckily there was a hero driving by and saw Anny being attacked and slammed on his brakes, jumped out of his rig and didn't even put it in park... If it wasn't for the brave guy that was driving by, I don't think that Danny would be here today," said Erica Pease, Danny's aunt.



She does not know the "hero's" name.

The owner of the pit bull confirmed the dog was responsible for the attack and has surrendered the dog, who will be euthanized.

Danny's family, former pit-bull owners themselves, are now advocating for stronger protection.

"How many little boys or girls have to be torn apart by this dog to get stricter laws in Elma?" asks Pease.

http://www.nwcn.com/statenews/washington/stories/NW_032609WAB-pit-bull-attack-KC.7516d239.html#

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Huh. So they've HAD good experiences with the breed as owners, but now because of the irresponsibility of someone else, their minds have been changed. :(

Poor kid. But I wish this wasn't a breed issue.
 

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Huh. So they've HAD good experiences with the breed as owners, but now because of the irresponsibility of someone else, their minds have been changed. :(

Poor kid. But I wish this wasn't a breed issue.
Precisely what I was thinking! If they've had good experience with the breed what would prompt them to assume it was the dog's fault??

Very sad.
 

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I just wonder how many of these articles are going to be posted here and how many times we're going to have the discussion of who was responsible, why they were responsible, and why pits get a bad rap.
Probably about as many times as the photo of the child drawing on the pit bull will be posted! :D
 

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The poor kid. It is always an innocent that pays for peoples stupidity. :(
 

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That's too bad.

A while back ago in my area we had a pitbull completely eat through his owners wood fence and attack a kid. Dog chewed through it like it was nothing.

That proves the point that the owner was irresponsible. He never took the time to train his dog IMHO. Then again I was not there. Was the kid on the other side of this fence poking a stick through it?.

As for the originating post it does not say where the parents were. A six year old child should never be left on their own outside. In the original case I blame the boy's parents and the PB owner. Unfortunately the dog has to pay the consequences with his life.
 

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There's a pit at the shleter who is absolutely WONDERFUL! he showed no aggression towards any of the dogs, or mine when we went outside for a walk. He didn't even get tense when my Callie walked by and sniffed his kennel while he was eating....

Stupid, irresponsible owners.:mad:
 

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While I feel sorry for the boy I feel more sorry for the dog. He's going to be eauthanized because his owners didn't take the time to properly train him. And I also blame the parents, where were they? They obviously weren't even close enough to hear the screaming if a stranger driving by was the one who had to get the dog off of him.
 
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