Pit bull attacks 84-year-old U.S. woman as she's gardening

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      The ABC affiliate in Chicago has reported that an elderly woman "was tending to her flowers" in Fayetteville, Illinois, when a pit bull attacked her.

      "He tried to bite my head, and then got my arms, and I was kicking at him," Hallie Hall, 84, told the station.

      The 15-month-old dog has been taken by animal-control officials.

      The owner told ABC11 that he didn't think his dog was vicious. 

      It reportedly escaped through an open gate.

      "I was hollering for somebody to come," Hall told the station. "The little boy, 6 or 7 years old, was out there crying holding another dog. He would not come close."

      She has deep wounds and a fear of going outside, but she's expected to survive her injuries.

      According to the DogsBite.org website, there were 42 fatalities related to dog bites last year. Of those, pit bulls were linked to 27 of those deaths.

      This means that pit bulls, which make up about six percent of the U.S. dog population, contributed to 64 percent of dog-related human deaths last year in America.

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      timenator

      Mar 27, 2015 at 11:44am

      Dogs are only a reflection of their owners. Sadly in this instance careless. The owners are more responsible than the dog. I wish a speedy recovery for the injured woman

      Bruce

      Mar 27, 2015 at 11:49am

      At first glance you'd think, "pitties" are 6% of dogs in the US, and do 64% of the bites, so they bite at 10x the rate, right?

      Nope, fractions error.

      27 pit bull kills / 6% of dogs = 4.5 deaths per percent
      15 non-pit kills / 94% of dogs = 0.16 deaths per percent

      4.5 / 0.16 = 28

      "Pitties" kill people at about 28 times the rate of normal dogs, or put another way, 2800% more often.

      Thomas McCartney

      Mar 27, 2015 at 10:22pm

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      Thomas McCartney

      Mar 27, 2015 at 11:31pm

      For the last 800 years the pit bull type dog was bred to torture and kill Bears, Bulls and large draft horses in a pit and then subsequently each other when the former was outlawed.

      This is what they do, what they are and why they are not fit for human interaction then or now.!!

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      Thomas McCartney

      Mar 27, 2015 at 11:32pm

      Pit bulls have KILLED more people than every other breed COMBINED, every decade since 1851.

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