Sunday, July 27, 2014

LA: Another Gun Owner Stops Attack by Multiple Pit Bulls

It was only  a week ago that Dennis Williams saved a neighbor that was being attacked by ferocious Pitt Bulls.   He retrieved a pistol when baseball bats were not enough, and killed one dog before the others ran off.   He used a .22 revolver.   Now, in Louisiana, on the north side of Lake Ponchartrain,  a very similar incident has occurred.  A young woman was attacked along a walking trail by two Pitt Bulls.   A neighbor heard the screams, just at Dennis Williams did.  He brought a 9mm pistol, killed one of the attacking Pitts, and severely wounded the other.  From

Two pit bulls were shot on a walking trail near Slidell after they attacked a woman and her miniature collie Wednesday morning, authorities said. The woman was taken to a hospital with bite wounds to her left arm and left leg, and her dog was transported to a local veterinary clinic to be treated for its wounds.


 A neighbor who heard the woman screaming responded and fired a shot from a 9 mm pistol, killing one of the pit bulls and injuring the other. The wounded dog fled, the Sheriff's Office said.

The owner of the Pitt Bulls was given a misdemeanor summons  for violation of the leash law.

In both circumstances, the people attacked were walking their own dogs.  Pitt Bulls are often more aggressive toward other dogs than they are to people, but when people defend their pets, the Pitts may turn on them.   Neighbors who have weapons and who know how to use them may be one of the reasons that fatal dog attacks number less than 20 per year, in spite of total attacks that require treatment numbering in the hundreds of thousands.   From

The breeds that the CDC considers highest risk are pit bulls, Rottweilers, German shepherds, huskies, Alaskan malamutes, Doberman pinschers, chows, Great Danes, St. Bernards and Akitas.
While I have not seen any studies on packs of dogs, my experience is that dogs are most aggressive when running loose in a group.  At that point they seem to express a "pack" mindset, much like "mob rule".

Without a human to restrain them, they revert to pack hunting instincts.

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