Pit bull kills man who climbed into family’s New Orleans home, same day as similar attack by a dog in Texas
Pet pit bull kills man MAULS who climbed through window in New Orleans house on Sunday
- A man was beaten to death by his family’s pit bull while climbing the window of their New Orleans home
- The deadly dog attack comes on the same day as a similar fatal incident in Texas
- The 66-year-old man was a relative of the family who lived at the house he was climbing at 6:41 p.m. Sunday on South Claiborne Avenue.
- New Orleans Police Department spokesman Juan Barnes said the victim suffered injuries to both arms and was pronounced dead at the scene.
- The Louisiana SPCA took the dog into custody as police continue to investigate the man’s death dood
- Earlier that same day, a 59-year-old woman was mauled by her family’s two pit bulls around 6 p.m. in West El Paso, Texas.
- There have been at least 11 fatal pit bull attacks so far this year, with 31 people killed by pit bulls in the first nine months of 2020, or one person every nine days
A man was killed by a family member’s pit bull last weekend while climbing through the window of their New Orleans home.
The 66-year-old man, who has not been publicly identified, climbed into a relative’s home on South Claiborne Avenue at 6:41 p.m. on Sunday. WVUE.
Residents returned home to find the victim, who had been authorized there, with injuries to both arms. He was pronounced dead at the scene by a coroner, said New Orleans police spokesman Juan Barnes.
The dog also clearly had blood on its fur from the attack, Barnes said, as fatal pit bull attacks on humans enter double digits for 2021 in the US.
The Louisiana SPCA took the dog into custody while police continue to investigate the man’s death.
The 66-year-old man climbed into a family home on South Claiborne Avenue at 6:41 p.m. on Sunday (pictured)
The Louisiana Society for Preventing the Cruelty to Animals took custody of the dog (not pictured) as police continue to investigate the man’s death
That same day, a 59-year-old woman was fatally mauled by her family’s two pit bulls around 6 p.m. in West El Paso, Texas. News week reports.
The details surrounding that deadly dog attack are still unclear.
The woman’s daughter discovered her body and authorities responded, according to El Paso police. They noted that the animals looked well fed, with water and food troughs all over the property, raising questions about why they attacked.
It’s under investigation.
There have been at least 11 fatal pit bull maulings in the US so far this year. Meanwhile, pit bulls have killed 31 people in the first nine months of 2020 alone, or one person every nine days, according to the National Pit Bull Victim Awareness group.
The majority of the victims were children under two years of age; 13 others were seniors, two of whom were in wheelchairs.
But while the breed is often considered aggressive, that kind of behavior is usually reserved for other dogs and not humans, said Sara Ondrako, certified dog behavior consultant and founder and CEO of the American Pit Bull Foundation.
Pit bulls “will no longer bite or attack people,” she recently told Newsweek.
“They have been selectively bred over the centuries to be people-friendly, despite also being bred for some aggressive canine traits,” she added.
A 59-year-old woman was fatally mauled by her family’s two pit bulls around 6 p.m. in West El Paso, Texas, Newsweek reports.
While the breed is often considered aggressive, that kind of behavior is usually reserved only for other dogs and not humans, experts say
The ASPCA reiterated that, despite the recent increase in fatal attacks by pit bulls on humans.
These dogs have long been popular pets, known for their gentleness, affection and loyalty. And even those pit bulls bred to fight other animals were not prone to aggressiveness towards humans,” the ASPCA is on its website.
“All dogs, including pit bulls, are individuals. Treating them as such, giving them the care, training and supervision they need, and judging them by their actions and not their DNA or physical appearance is the best way to ensure that dogs and people can continue to share a safe and happy life. together.’