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Pit Bull Puppy Chewed Off Baby's Toes

Louisiana Police: Pit Bull Puppy Chewed Off Baby's Toes While Parents Slept

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

BOSSIER CITY, La. A pit bull puppy chewed off four of a baby girl's toes while the child's parents slept, police here said Monday. The parents were booked on charges of child desertion and criminal negligence and were being held in the Bossier Parish Jail pending an initial court appearance.

Police said the parents were sleeping on a mattress in the living room of their residence and the month-old girl was in an infant seat beside them when the puppy began chewing on their baby's toes.

Mary Shannon Hansche, 22, and Christopher Wayne Hansche, 26, told police they woke up to the sound of the baby crying, found her mangled foot and took her to the hospital about 8:30 a.m. Sunday.

"They did not see the dog injuring the child," police spokesman Mark Natale said.

The girl underwent surgery Sunday at Sutton's Children's Hospital in Shreveport. There was no way to reattach the child's toes, Natale said Monday.

The puppy was 6 weeks old and had no record of receiving its shots and will be quarantined for 10 days to check for rabies. Natale said he did not know what the puppy's fate would be after that.

"The puppy itself was just several weeks old! I mean this was essentially a puppy," Natale said.

This puppy might have been trying to nurse on the toes of this baby," veterinarian Michael Dale speculated. "I know that sounds a little far fetched, but that's the first thing that comes to my mind."

Teresa Miller, who sold the puppy to the Hansches, was skeptical the dog did it. "He didn't chew on anything while he was with me. Out of all of them (in the litter), he was the least chewy."

Another veterinarian, Dr. Valri Brown, said if the puppy chewed off the infant's toes, it would not have happened quickly. "It would have to be a period of time maybe at least an hour," she said.

Meanwhile, the puppy's been quarantined at Bossier City's animal control office for the next 10 days to check for rabies. Natale said he did not know what the puppy's fate would be after that.

When she is released from the hospital, the child will be placed in a foster home until the case against her parents is settled, officials said.
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post #2 of 53 (permalink) Old 12-13-2006, 08:16 AM
 
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(wow, you're just FULL of happy news today, ain'tcha?)


The saddest part of this (well, other than the baby girl being born to idiot parents) is that an innocent dog will probably be destroyed because of stupid parents/owners.
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I don't know who my heart feels worse for the child or the dog.... Both are victims of circumstance, the poor child were left somewhere she shouldn't have been, and it appears the puppy was just trying to feed...(Natural instinct). It's truly a sad thing and I'm sure (as they always do) they will put that puppy down, after tasting human blood.

I would like to see a new reality show called 'Bash the Dumb Ass' with a spin of for 'Bash The Dumb Ass Parents'
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Umm, Mandatory Spayed and Neutering. For the parents I mean! This kind of neglect makes me ill
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Here is the link to the video Video here after looking at the house there could be rodents there too....Damn shame
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that poor puppy and baby!
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Damn idiot parents give another Pit Bull a bad rap!
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thats just sad, that poor puppy was probably only trying to nurse, and what kind of loser parents are laying next to their baby and dont hear it screaming and crying in pain(drugs/alcohol anyone?)...they should be shot, the parents, not the dog...and that poor baby...
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Damn idiot parents give another Pit Bull a bad rap!
Very true. With the right training and loving family, they're wonderful animals. Very sweet.
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Damn idiot parents give another Pit Bull a bad rap!
No crap there is another case were people will say pit bull's are bad and unfit dogs. I dont know about other parts of the country but in some neighborhoods around here they dont allow pit bull's. Just rediculous. Oh yeah and the parents toes should be jerked off with pliers or something. idiots
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No crap there is another case were people will say pit bull's are bad and unfit dogs. I dont know about other parts of the country but in some neighborhoods around here they dont allow pit bull's. Just rediculous. Oh yeah and the parents toes should be jerked off with pliers or something. idiots
There's legislation to that effect in some communities in California as well. And the bigger concern is that as these smaller communities manage to pass such laws, that it will spread, where it will become illegal to own a pit in CA, and tens of thousands of innocent dogs will lose their lives.
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There's legislation to that effect in some communities in California as well. And the bigger concern is that as these smaller communities manage to pass such laws, that it will spread, where it will become illegal to own a pit in CA, and tens of thousands of innocent dogs will lose their lives.


There are municipalities in Florida right now where you have to produce a 100K policy before you can get tags for the dog...

I have a co-worker who was walking her dog on a leash in a public park just last week when they were attacked by 2 pit bulls running loose, because their owner thought "it's cruel" to keep them on a leash...my co-worker was bitten on the face, arm and butt...and her dog got chewed up and needed stitches...

My neighbor had one...and after 1 time when it was inside my fence and growled at my daughter...I told the owner if it was ever inside my fence again...I would shoot it down, regardless of what it was doing there...I called animal control several times on him because he would not keep them up...he paid more than one fine...

If one ventures onto my property...it is dead.
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There are municipalities in Florida right now where you have to produce a 100K policy before you can get tags for the dog...
Ah yeah, I forgot about the FL insurance requirments... and some homeowners ins. co's won't write you if you own a Pit or a Rottie (Chris' parents have a Rottie, so they ran into this).
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Say what you will about them...I don't know of any examples where families have owned the same pits for 10 years or more and never had an incident...

Every family I know who has had a pit bull has had someone get bitten...
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Sad story.
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that poor puppy and baby!
+1 too bad we can't choose the parents. some people need to read how to take care of babies.
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Say what you will about them...I don't know of any examples where families have owned the same pits for 10 years or more and never had an incident...

Every family I know who has had a pit bull has had someone get bitten...
I know of plenty who have been incident free (Chris had them growing up).

That said, I still would never own one if I had children in the house. Much as I know their issues stem from improper care and training, there's still that ITTY BITTY teeny weeny chance one could short circuit and hurt someone.

I'll stick to nice, sweet breeds like Golden Retreivers and Labs.

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Say what you will about them...I don't know of any examples where families have owned the same pits for 10 years or more and never had an incident...

Every family I know who has had a pit bull has had someone get bitten...
Unfortunately i think a large contingent of people who own them fight them or abuse them. Therefore you will have a larger amount of incidents. From my experience i grew up with a friend down the street who always had one or two and they would always get another one when one died and their dogs were nothing but nice. Never growled or anything at anyone. However if another dog came close to us kids that was a different story. I beleive its more in the owners than the dogs temperment.
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