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Pit Bull Attack Seriously Injures Couple’s Pet

Another pit bull dog attack is being reported in Chattooga County. This time a pit bull attacked and seriously injured a local couple’s pet, according to Summerville Police reports.
The attack happened just before 5 p.m. Monday. Lynn Stroup was outside her home with the family’s dachshund dog. About that time, a female juvenile from a neighboring home was walking a pit bull down the road. Once the pit bull spotted the dachshund, the pit broke loose from the juvenile and attacked the small dog.

“The dachshund received a fractured jaw and several punctures on the throat area. [I] spoke with the owners [of the pit bull] about the incident,” Summerville Policeman Steve Bates stated.
The pit bull owners made financial arrangements to take care of the dachshund’s medical bills.
When it comes to dogs being problematic, pits were on the top of the list last year by far, according to law enforcement reports. Cops and animal control officers have been called to several residences because of that breed of dog. Those incidents, according to incident reports, include:

  • In September a puppy was seriously injured by pit bulls n Henderson Street in Summerville.
  • In April, Summerville policemen responded to an aggressive pit bull dog incident on Henderson Street.
  • In May, a white stray dog got into a Henderson Street fence and three pit bulls killed it.
  • In June, two pit bulls ran after a local Hill Avenue resident in Summerville.
  • In October, a woman was attacked by a pit bull on Kellett Street. She was transported by ambulance to a hospital in Floyd County.
  • In November, a pit bull attacked a Mountain Side Drive man’s dog. His dog was severely injured.


  1. Mary on January 9, 2019 at 1:00 pm

    Pit bulls are never safe pets. Pediatricians state that children are never safe with pit bulls.

    The horrific damage they inflict during attacks last lifetimes if the victim survives.

    • Tj on January 10, 2019 at 5:32 am

      It’s not only the Pitt that is dangerous every dog has the potential to be aggressive.. I have had my pit for a long time and he is a big baby.. Start with the humans instead of a specific breed

      • C. Fleming on January 10, 2019 at 10:25 am

        Well said….

      • Jove on January 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm

        My daughter was killed by her family pit. Her husband left her and Duke asleep in the bed that morning. I talked to her last at 4:21. Her husband found her mauled and dying at 6:30 p.m. She died the next morning when she was taken off life support. When animal control came for Duke, he trotted up the stairs, happy, well-behaved and they took him out on a leash. He jumped in the passenger seat and rode to the pound. He has shown no aggression and has been the perfect dog. Or so the officer told me. I have not seen him.

      • Terry Huffman on January 20, 2019 at 11:18 am

        All other breed-types combined do not put up the #s in terms of severe injuries and fatalities of people, pets and livestock which makes the Pit Bull, their mixes, and other near-relatives, the predominant canine threat-by far- to public safety. Start with the humans that are victims and act like you care about people more than a dog.

    • C. Fleming on January 10, 2019 at 10:10 am

      Sorry to disagree with Mary, but I have friends and family who own pitbulls, we have pictures of small children laying across the bellies of 2 different pits. One pic of a 4yr old using the dog as a pillow. I do understand the fear some ppl have of this breed. But it only comes from the lack of hands on with this breed. Pits are only different because of their ability to lock down with their jaws, which is why when they do attack they leave forever wounds to the victim. It’s not the dogs fault, I mean THEY ARE JUST DOGS… Plain and simple.
      I do believe not everyone should have this breed, they need lots of attention and should be trained and given lots of play time
      ( EXERCISE)

      • C. Fleming on January 10, 2019 at 10:20 am

        As any mid to large dog breeds, pits need love.. unfortunately they have been given a bad name due to lack of knowledge, other breeds like the German Shepard, Boxer, Rocs ect can be as “dangerous as the Pit, good pets come from good ppl.. I’ve been bitten twice in my life once as a child by my own Collie, which left scars. The other only a few yrs ago by a Boxer. Both required stitches.. how one approaches an animal is also important as well.
        KEY WORD is Educate Educate Educate

        • Terry Huffman on January 20, 2019 at 11:28 am

          ” good pets come from good ppl.” Since Pit Bulls were created for bull and bear-baiting, and then tweaked for dogfighting for entertainment and profit purposes (and never for the purpose of being a pet) I take your sage advice in the negative and say “bad pets cone from bad people.” Using inform as a synonym for educate and despite your personal anecdotes :

  2. Debbie Bell on January 10, 2019 at 5:53 am

    No person or group that has the welfare of all dogs as a priority would want more dog killing dogs to be born.

    Those who support the continued breeding of dog killing dogs (AVMA, ASPCA, Best Friends, dog fighters(!), etc) have other priorities, such as income generation, job security, sadism).

    The intention breeding for dog killing drive and ability continues. (Google: Tom Garner, Chinaman game dog)

    Judge the morality of a nation by how the animals are treated.
    Moral compassional nations do not support the dog fighters’ breeding of dog killing dogs.

  3. Tasha Boriskoff on January 10, 2019 at 10:45 am

    Pit bulls are always in the news for attacking pets, livestock and human beings. It’s time for BSL NATIONWIDE. They are a menace to society.

  4. Joel Dickerson on January 10, 2019 at 1:18 pm

    Common everywhere. I would really like to see the breed band from being a domestic pit because it is such a poor choice for a pet.

  5. Brian Cunningham on January 10, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    If you don’t think pit bulls are a problem, “Google” 0it bull attacks. You’ll be busy reading about thousands of attacks. Then “Google” collie attacks or cocker spaniel attacks. You’ll be finished in a minute.

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