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Relatives’ pit bulls fatally
maul Riverview boy, 4

Tampa Tribune, by Geoff Fox

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Posted By:Hazymac, 7/21/2014 12:16:10 PM

RIVERVIEW — The family of 4-year-old Logan Shepard called his mauling death by two pit bulls on Saturday night “a tragic loss.” Logan was found in the front yard of his aunt and uncle’s home by Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office deputies around 10:30 p.m. Saturday night, sheriff’s records said. Logan had walked to the home of Dolores and Billy Frederick Sr., 12509 Rhodine Road, with his mother, Stephanie Groulx, who lives on nearby Tocci Lane in the Tropical Acres community. Logan was given ice cream Saturday night, while the adults and a 15-year-old cousin went into a bedroom to talk,

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The boy´s death was "a tragic loss." The family´s reaction is underwhelming. It´s hard to understand why people collect these hair-trigger dogs that need "crating" lest someone get mauled to death. Both dogs were "humanely" put to sleep yesterday, about twenty-four hours too late.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Country Boy, 7/21/2014 12:28:48 PM     (No. 9933886)

Pit bulls are alligators with fur. Only thing stopping many areas from outlawing them are the wacky groups like the ACLU.

"All dogs are the same"

Yeah, right.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BillW., 7/21/2014 12:32:29 PM     (No. 9933895)

Ironically, another Pit saved his family´s lives yesterday by awakening them when their home caught fire.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: corndoggies, 7/21/2014 12:43:24 PM     (No. 9933907)

We´ve got 8 big dogs, 1 is a full pit and another is half. We´re one big happy family and the only complaint about the full pit from the kids is he´s a bed hog. Properly raised and neuter/spaying is a must we´ve got no problems. It sounds like the adults tried to be responsible by putting the dogs in crates but not supervising. Little kids and dogs can be a bad mix when no one is watching.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: TXknitter, 7/21/2014 12:45:19 PM     (No. 9933914)

The dogs certainly had a much more "humane" death than the precious little angel who was mailed to pieces.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: udanja99, 7/21/2014 12:47:38 PM     (No. 9933921)

Thank you, #3. Our Pit is a bed hog too and the sweetest dog we´ve ever had.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Felixcat, 7/21/2014 12:59:35 PM     (No. 9933943)

I wish people would get just as upset, if not more, when a child is murdered by a human predator.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: dman, 7/21/2014 1:17:17 PM     (No. 9933982)

Hold owners fully liable for whatever their pets do, and the problem will go away.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Garage Logician, 7/21/2014 1:41:25 PM     (No. 9934008)

These adults and a fifteen year old have to adjourn to a bedroom to ´talk´, leaving a toddler alone in the yard with two pit bulls? While some loving and gentle pit bulls can after many years snap and attack people they love, in this case the fault with the dogs appears to have been the owners they selected.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/21/2014 2:22:47 PM     (No. 9934056)

#8, you are right. What adults adjourn to a bedroom to talk? Isn´t that the purpose of a living room or kitchen? I have never visited with anyone in their bedroom unless they were very sick. These adults were acting totally irresponsibly. Sadly, it is always the kids who suffer.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 7/21/2014 3:11:55 PM     (No. 9934116)

Maybe it´s not pit bulls, but the owners that need training.

Anyone want to guess what that many people were doing in the bedroom ? Sniff test ?

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Shells, 7/21/2014 3:15:59 PM     (No. 9934120)

I would suggest that the posters whose pit bulls are the sweetest dogs ever sleep in full body armor.

Clearly you´ve never witnessed a pit bull mauling.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 7/21/2014 3:30:12 PM     (No. 9934141)

Yes, #8 and 9. Something´s fishy about the details.

Just for starters, a 4-year older up past 10:30. They shove an ice cream cone in his hand and leave him alone.

The foursome then goes into a bedroom. stinks.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: killerbee, 7/21/2014 3:34:35 PM     (No. 9934148)

Hm. The adults and a teen go into a bedroom to "talk". Please. From the time I was a teenager to the time I settled down and stopped partying, going into the bedroom to "talk" usually meant mind-altering substances. Anyone coming out of such a bedroom had very red eyes and wobbly footing.

Poor kid. The family should be investigated fully.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: snowoutlaw, 7/21/2014 3:35:52 PM     (No. 9934150)

All pits are loving until they are not. Wouldn´t trust any enough to turn my back for a second.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: Phosphene, 7/21/2014 3:41:04 PM     (No. 9934157)

all pitbulls should be destroyed

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Reply 16 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 7/21/2014 4:22:33 PM     (No. 9934220)

All dogs are unpredictable. All dogs must be supervised especially when small children are present. But It makes no sense how a reasonable person can deny that pit bulls are an especially dangerous breed.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: doublesharp, 7/21/2014 4:23:19 PM     (No. 9934221)

A 7 month old Indiana infant was mauled to death by a pit bull at an Ohio relative´s home yesterday.

Yeah, I know, he was just the sweetest bed hog... until he became a baby killer.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 7/21/2014 5:05:15 PM     (No. 9934253)

Judge Judy, call your office.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: franq, 7/21/2014 5:12:37 PM     (No. 9934264)

No comment.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: fourpmfox, 7/21/2014 5:46:59 PM     (No. 9934283)

I would like to know why, and for how long, the dogs had been crated?
In my opinion crates cause a lot of trouble since lazy owners crate, instead of training and socializing, the dog.
I cannot imagine under what circumstances I would use a crate unless it was a case of severe injury.

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