Pit bull dog attack leaves child and baby dead near Memphis

Two young children in Tennessee are dead after being bitten to death by the family’s two pit bulls, police say.

Two pit bulls viciously attacked a 2-year-old girl, a 5-month-old boy and their mother at their home in Millington, Tennessee, around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, according to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office.

The toddler and baby were pronounced dead at the home near Memphis.

The family’s dogs also attacked the children’s mother. She was rushed to Regional One by paramedics from the Shelby County Fire Department in critical condition. According to investigators, the mother was put in stable condition on Thursday afternoon.

“The two pit bulls responsible for the attack were euthanized by Memphis Animal Services this afternoon,” the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office said in a expression.

The investigation into the deaths from dog attacks is ongoing.

The names of the victims have yet to be released.

Marlo Matthews – a longtime dog breeder – gave WREG TV his take on pit bulls: “I know how loyal they can be. I know how loving they can be, but I also know how dangerous they can be.”

“You gamble with your life when you have these in your house,” he claimed. “Something may never happen, but when it does, you’ll be like I should have gotten rid of this problem.”

According to the United States, more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs every year American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

Almost 1 in 5 people who are bitten by a dog will need it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

DogsBite.org — a national advocacy group for dog bite victims — found that between 2005 and 2020, 568 Americans were killed by dogs. Pit bulls were reportedly responsible for 67% of these deaths.

There have been 20 fatal dog bite attacks so far in 2022.

time magazine reported in 2014, “Pit bulls make up just 6% of the dog population, but they’re responsible for 68% of dog attacks and 52% of dog-related deaths since 1982, according to a study compiled by Merritt Clifton, editor of animals 24-7, an animal news organization focused on humane labor and the prevention of cruelty to animals.”

Dog attack in Shelby County leaves two children dead and mother injured


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Laura Coffey

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