Pit bull attacks SLO County boy

June 2, 2011

A 4-year-old boy was badly bitten in the face by a neighbor’s pit bull after he tried to touch one of her puppies on Wednesday at Heritage Ranch in San Luis Obispo County. [Tribune]

The boy’s nose was partially severed and his upper lip was injured during the attack. He was treated at Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton.

Jim Milender, the owner of the 2-year-old pit bull, has been ordered to quarantine his dog for 10 days.

Milender’s wife, who is currently unnamed, was watching the boy and three other children at the time of the attack. Milender told the Tribune his wife was in another room when the boy was attacked.

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I have no love for pitbulls. Pretty much in a nut shell, they should be outlawed. The damage they cause is normally newsworthy and that is why you see more and more articles like this one. When have you seen an article about a pitbull attack that ends in: minor injuries only….

Now, that being said, I must defend the mothering instinct of all dogs. ANY new mama dog would have reacted in defense of her young. But, as stated above, the damage this breed can cause should weigh heavily in the argument against pits. Nuff said.

Small dogs bite more people and cause more ER trips than big dogs (including pit bulls, rottwilers (sp?), german shepherds,etc) every year. The issue is no one reports when a small dog bites. I have owned many dogs in my life, including 2 pit bulls and the only dog I have ever had that bit was a chihuahua. He bit a friend of my husband and required quite a few stitches.

Danika have you ever met a pit bull? Have you seen the way the love? Our pit bull is the most loving of all of our dogs. he sleeps and plays with our cat, and even submits to her. Our chihuahua on the other hand…….

If that had been my grandson, there would not be time to quarentine the dog. If the dog does this again I would not want to be the one who chose not to put the dog down after this episode

If that had been my grandson he would of never been allowed in that house………