Bad owners make for bad dogs.
Indiana Man Mauled to Death by Pet Dog on Christmas
Friday, Dec 26, 2014 • Updated at 7:17 PM CST
A northwest Indiana man was mauled to death by one of his pet pit bulls on Christmas Day, police said.
Authorities were called to a home in the 5500 block of Tulip Avenue about 8:14 p.m. after 40-year-old Edward L. Cahill was found on his living room floor by his girlfriend, according to a Portage police report. She had returned from visiting relatives for the holiday when she found him unresponsive.
When police arrived, they found Cahill dead on the floor covered in blood and with multiple lacerations on his face and arms, according to the report. Porter County Coroner Chuck Harris pronounced Cahill dead at the scene and ruled his death a dog mauling.
He was apparently mauled by “Fat Boy,” one of his pet pit bulls, according to the report. The dog was aggressively barking, growling and lunging at officers when they arrived at the house, and police had to use a stun gun and an animal control pole to get him under control and remove him from the home.
The couple has had their dogs since they were puppies, according to the report. The police report also noted that “Fat Boy” has always been aggressive and bit Cahill and his girlfriend’s son in the past.
when a german shepherd has a bad day, it will bite someone. When a pit bull has a bad day, it will MAUL someone. Theres a very big difference...
During history different animals that no longer served the purpose it was bred to have died out.
Boy, 4, killed in 'vicious' pitbull attack
By Sarah Jorgensen, CNN
Updated 6:04 PM ET, Fri December 4, 2015
(CNN)A group of "vicious" pitbulls snatched a 4-year-old boy away from his mother, then mauled him to death, according to Detroit police.
The mother and child were walking down a street Wednesday when the mother observed two pitbulls approach them. As she tried to protect the child, one of the dogs bit her and the other began to attack the child, according to police. Two other dogs soon joined the fray.
Witness Yolanda Samuels called 911 as soon as she saw what was happening, according to CNN affiliate WDIV.
"I heard her saying, 'Get my baby' and the dogs grabbed the baby and pulled him underneath the fence," Samuels told WDIV.
Police responded to the scene, where they shot and killed three of the dogs. One of the dogs was taken into custody at animal control. The dogs were a pregnant mother, father, and pups, WDIV said.
The boy succumbed to his injuries after he was taken to a local hospital.
The owner of the dogs, a 51-year-old male, was arrested by police. At press time, Detroit police had not yet filed charges or paperwork with the courts, according to Maria Miller, assistant prosecuting attorney and director of communications at the Wayne County Prosecutor's Office.
Detroit Police Chief James Craig visited the scene and told WDIV that he was struck by the viciousness of the dogs.
"This is no different than what our officers deal with when they're dealing with armed suspects," he said.