Thursday, March 15, 2018

Wisconsin: Woman's Maltese mix mauled to death by two Pit Bulls

WISCONSIN -- Cynthia Kubis and her Maltese mix, Marley, came together at the Wisconsin Humane Society eight years ago.

They were separated Monday after a violent mauling on the city's northwest side when two dogs that she and police described as pit bulls escaped from a yard and attacked Marley.

"Of course my dog starts to bark and one of them grabbed her head in their mouth and started shaking her like a rag doll," Kubis recalled of the attack near North 64th Street and West Moltke Avenue.

Despite blows from Kubis and witnesses, the attack didn't stop until the pit bull owner appeared, grabbed his animals by the scruff and dragged them back home.

The mauling left Kubis battered and bruised, but Marley fared far worse, with bite marks all over her small body. Ultimately, she had to be put down.

Milwaukee police said the owner was cited, but Kubis thinks there should be more accountability.

"I want the dogs put down," she said. "I've called the city."

Kubis said an investigator is looking into the attack, which came just two days after a similar attack in West Allis.

In that case, a dog owner shot dead two dogs that were attacking his 1-year-old pup.

I have posted several stories of men who shoot attacking dogs. I don't recall one story where it was a woman who did this -- correction, actually I was able to find ONE story where a woman used a firearm to shoot an attacking dog ("I got the gun out and went in the backyard and took two shots, I knew I didn't have much time with the way they had her down."). Unfortunately, it seems women don't or won't take the necessary steps to protect themselves and their pets. 

I'm talking about knives, too. There are multiple stories where men pull out a knife and stab an attacking dog. I don't recall any stories of women stabbing dogs that are attacking their pets. 

I'm not trying to single out this poor lady, but look at her. She's the kind of nice, good-hearted person who would bake banana bread for a sick neighbor. But look at her little dog's face. You - the owner - have a duty to protect these little guys. You can't be a lamb when there are lions running around, looking to kill. Remember the Disney cartoon Lambert the Sheepish Lion? How he became a 'real lion' at the end to chase away the wolf which had grabbed his mama, the sheep?

It's frustrating to see this happen over and over and over again. Vicious dogs will always be among us. Irresponsible owners won't change. Therefore, women need to be the ones to change - to protect themselves, their children and their pets. 

(WISN - March 7, 2018)


North Carolina: Marine has to shoot Pit Bull "four or five times" to get it to finally stop mauling seven-year-old boy

Tennessee: Pit Bull mauling Miniature Schnauzer isn't fazed when beaten with metal rods. Finally neighbor shoots Pit Bull five times. Schnauzer is released only to be grabbed again by the Pit Bull which, despite having five bullet holes in it, continues to try to maul the smaller dog

New Hampshire: Police determine man walking his Labrador was justified in shooting, killing Pit Bull that was attacking them

Michigan: Man shoots and kills pit bull that attacked his dog while on a walk in Roseville

California: Surveillance video captures two Pit Bulls attacking horses before being shot to death

New Hampshire: Dog shot and killed at rest stop by owner of smaller dog after attack

California: Even after being shot, Pit Bull continues attack on woman's German Shepherd, which is screaming in pain

Florida: Woman and her small Poodle mauled by next door neighbor's 70-pound pit bull in their own yard; husband gets gun and shoots pit bull

Wisconsin: Labrador being walked by its owner is attacked by a loose pit bull. Lab owner and a neighbor punched the pit bull, then beat it over the head with a stick. When that didn't work, they shot the pit bull.

Ohio: Little girl and babysitter in serious condition after pit bull attack; neighbor saved them by running over and shooting the dog

Washington: Spokane man shoots pit bull in the head in self-defense

Mississippi: Teenaged son shoots dog and rescues his father after he is attacked by the family's 140-lb Anatolian Shepherd

Vermont: Off-duty cop justified in shooting Pit Bull that was attacking his dog at park

Louisiana: Grandma, protecting her grandson, is horribly mauled by pit bull
"The doctor explained to me that basically her entire lower face, from the check bones down, has been peeled away. She has lost her bottom lip. A neighbor/friend luckily had a gun in her truck 30 ft away and shot the animal. A bullet was the only thing that stopped him"

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