&& let the bashing of the pit bulls start.
This breaks my heart for this family.
But please do not start bashing this breed. Not all pit bulls are mean. No one knows the back story to that dog. I would bring any of my three around anyone's child. Yes, mine are a handful and wild but two of the three are pups. One is a rescue and the other two came to me as puppies. So I have seen how the love you give them can make them wonderful companions for anyone.