Pit bull cross dog kills infant.
Little girl saved from fire by family dog.
Shaggy dog saves man from fire.
Just another day in the life of man’s best friend.
The first story and probably the one that will get the most press is about a family dog who kills an infant son. The dog described as a “pit bull” was of mixed breed. No doubt pit bull was singled out of the dog’s breeding because of the nature of the attack. It may of course only look like a pit bull and not actually have any pit bull in it’s lineage?
The female dog that killed poor baby Iokepa Liptak also attacked the boys mother and another unnamed adult was also treated for wounds suffered during the dog’s rampage.
What causes a dog to attack?
Neighbors said the dog regularly barked at passers by. It had spent 90% of its life in the kennel shown in this picture with 4 other dogs and had only recently been allowed to wander freely in the yard.
Is this killer a product of nature or nurture?
The family were at home when a kitchen fire started. Jason Breiding did his best to contain the fire, but when it got out of hand he went outside to join his wife and family.
Unbeknown to Jason, Heather had only grabbed their 3 month old son and their one year old daughter Samara was still in the house.
The hero of the story is the pet dog who “grabbed the back of the diaper, put his teeth through the back of the diaper and didn’t even touch her, and pulled her into the living room,” said Jason.
Despite losing their home and all its contents the family are all safe and sound thanks to loved family dog.
Why would this dog risk its own life for a family when the previous dog turned killer?
The final story of the day is about another dog who rescues man from a fire.
Max, a big, black shaggy dog, is the hero of this story. A fire engulfed the trailer that Max and the Snohomish County man lived in. Max was able to wake the man and they both escaped to safety, although the man is in hospital being treated for smoke inhilation. Another fire in the same community only days earlier had taken the life of four people. This mans best friend certainly is his dog Max.