Woman Pulls Gun After Dog Bite

The dog that bit a child on Brown Drive is quarantined for 10 days for observation.

Correction: As noted in "," an article subsequently published on Cartersville Patch, the dog involved in this incident is not a pit bull, as originally reported. According to the owner, the dog, JellyBeans, which is shown in the photo, is a Dalmation-Great Dane mix.

A woman whose son was bit by a pit bull pulled a gun and waved it around, threatening to kill the dog, but left the scene Sunday before authorities arrived.

deputies shortly after 2 p.m. were called to Brown Drive, where the residents said a dog had escaped a fence and bit the child. The dog's owner said the victim's mother came to the home, got out of her car and grabbed a gun. She drove off before police arrived, according to the report.

Authorities have no information on the boy's injury. The dog, described by a Cartersville Patch tipster as a pit bull that "attacked" a child, has been quarantined for 10 days of observation, according to a spokesman.

She said the animal could be classified as a dangerous dog, and it's unclear if the owner wants the dog back.

Georgia is one of at least 24 states in which animal control authorities report that pit bulls are biting more than all other dog breeds, according to DogsBite.org, a public education website. Pit bulls also are the most damaging breed with a hold-and-shake-style bite.

teresa April 13, 2012 at 05:20 PM
The chlid will probally always be scared of dogs now!
jenn April 13, 2012 at 11:10 PM
First i would like to say sorry to hear about the boy a dog shouldn't ever do harm to a person. There is always a misconception of dog breed when it comes to describing dog attack. people think apbt are so dangerous due to the history of dog fighting. so any similar build dog is automatically a pit when it comes to an attack. if the ignorant would spend time researching apbt they may most likely change their view. that being said the dog should be put down. you say it never runs loose and i have no reason to say any different. so the first time of the leash it attacks a boy? as an owner how could you want to keep a dog knowing that. as for the woman with the gun great job MOM (if there was a gun). what the hell are you thinking waving a gun toward anyones direction. get pissed i feel you but to wave a gun threatening to kill the dog in the heat of the moment is how people get killed. as a mother if a dog bites my child i'm focusing on nothing but my child.
pointing fingers April 14, 2012 at 04:34 PM
You're a fool. In 2006 at the American Temperament Test, "pit bull" dogs achieved a combined passing score of 84.4%. American Pit Bull Terrier: 542 tested 84.1% passed American Staffordshire Terrier: 521 tested 83.9% passed Staffordshire Bull Terrier: 61 tested 85.2% passed Total 1124 tested 84.4% passed To put this in perspective, consider: All Breeds: 27,162 tested 81.5% passed Australian Shepherd: 571 tested 80.7% passed Golden Retriever: 687 tested 83.8% passed So I guess lets get rid of all breed of dog and never worry again
doug April 16, 2012 at 03:39 AM
Who the Hell has a PITBULL???
John Doe.. April 16, 2012 at 09:29 PM
How can we get in touch with the child's father Jerry? I am concerned about child ! There is 2 dogs in this picture !!!!!
Pibblegirl April 21, 2012 at 01:13 AM
The "reporter" of this story needs to retract all mention of pit bull and only post the photo of the dog Jelly Bean and not the photo of the random pit bull behind a cage! Not only do you use a website aimed at the end of all pit bulls ran by a woman that does not use try stats but you post a photo of a breed NOT involved and even state that it IS a pit bull. The media is using these dogs for ratings and money!! Everyone that believes that the media does not do this need to do real research on Pit Bulls. Until you are educated about dogs and this breed than you are no authority to say how "vicious" they are... the media never EVER reports on any other breeds because they don't sell news. We are now in the process of spreading the word of this article and its attack on our dogs! Look at the real photo of Jelly Bean... that is in NO way a pit bull!
Saved Pittie Girl April 23, 2012 at 11:22 PM
How many "Pit Bulls" do you know, Ms. Bell?
Saved Pittie Girl April 23, 2012 at 11:28 PM
Pibblegirl, refer to Stubby's Heroes on FB. We are asking the "journalist" to do so. The actual dog owner is on this VERY THREAD confirming that her dog was NOT a PB, but a Dalmation. They are vilafying the breed while we sit back.
Saved Pittie Girl April 23, 2012 at 11:30 PM
People, KNOW THE FACTS. The dog owner is on this very thread admitting that Jelly Bean was NOT a PB. For God's sake, doesn't this infuriate you that this "journalist" is so blantantly reckless, and completely disregards the facts for the sake of sensationalism? You are being DUPED!
Jax April 24, 2012 at 02:22 PM
You say dalmation like that's a good thing.....
Kelly Alder April 24, 2012 at 07:22 PM
Dogbites.org is NOT a public education website!!!! It is an anti-pit bull website, plain and simple. They do NOT list facts!!!! It is run by a women that wants pit bulls banned. I would bet money that even though this dog had been mis-identified as a pit bull, it will still show up in their stats.
Kelly Alder April 24, 2012 at 07:25 PM
Just wondering what you have to say now that you know this was NOT a pit bull? Do you want to ban dalmations now? Probably not
Kelly Alder April 24, 2012 at 08:08 PM
Where in the world did you get this information???? You are less likely to be bitten by a pit bull type dog than almost any other breed. If the media reported on all dog bites/attacks equally, then you would see this. My daughter was mauled by a cock-a-poo when she was a toddler, she almost lost her eye. My cousins daughter was bitten by a cocker spaniel. Cocker Spaniels have one of they highest bite records, is anyone trying to ban them. What about the 6 week old baby that was killed by a Pomeranian. I also have friend who's daughter had a huge chunk of her face ripped out by a Laborador Retriever. Another person I know has a son that was attacked by a Lab, he was in the hospital for weeks.NONE of these insidents made the news, because Pit Bulls weren't involved. The people you are talking about want that breed because it is so loyal, they live to make their owners happy. The statistics skew this way, because these are the bites that the media reports on.
Aimee H April 25, 2012 at 04:50 PM
Back to the real issue - the CHILD that got bit. Dealing with a child being bit is hard and a long process. There are no winners here in this episode, it was a tragic incident that needs to have healing start. The boy who was bit needs calm support not raving mad support. the wrong support will encourage wrong behavior and in the end feed his fear of dogs. Wow - what a witch hunt on a dog breed that was created this way by HUMANS. lets throw another breed into the arena - how about the 10 stitches my friend's daughter (4years old at the time) had to get from one of those ankle bitters. All my friend's daughter did was lean down to pick up her own toy and the dog charged her off of a porch (leash law totally being ignored) and tore her arm open before my friend even knew what happened. UNLESS the dog has a strong pack leader (yes I am quoting Ceasar) any dog can be dangerous. I even was bit by a lab mix and the scar is there on my shoulder. Any dog can be dangerous - so why don't we just ban all dogs and become cat people - oh what cats bite too and they scratch - the scratches can cause infections that can lead to gangrene (exaggeration). Ok - I know why don't we just ban all the animals in the world and then all we have to do is worry about humans - oh wait.... (yes this is sarcasm)
Aimee H April 25, 2012 at 06:08 PM
I love your comments - they make me smile. I look for your comments in every story - I sometimes disagree with you or agree with you.
Sly As A Fawkes-Crayton May 01, 2012 at 10:53 PM
Oh my....I understand that everyone is up in arms about this, but really you're getting nowhere. It has been fixed that Jelly Bean is in no way a "Pit Bull". For the people who are anti-Pit, it would just be best for you all to sink back into the holes you crawled out of. You know nothing and only rely on what the media shoves down your throat. As for the people who are pro-Pit (This includes me), I have to say shame on you all for letting these uneducated people rile you up. Yes, it's not fair that our dogs are being used as a scapegoat, but us spitting venom back in their faces is exactly what they want. Let them believe all of the falsehoods about this "vicious breed". You will never change them. Also, the moment I saw that dogsbite.org was listed as a source of information, I laughed. Really? people still try to peddle their nonsense and hate as fact? Pit bull advocates, elevate yourselves. Do not let them see you angry. However, I can't leave this without a little story that I found a few days ago. A Labrador/Golden mix (GASP! Not America's favorite breeds!) dismembered a 2 month old baby. This wasn't a stray or an unfamiliar dog. The dog lived with this family. I wonder why that never made it into the news...It's a good thing I saved that link. http://www.examiner.com/article/tragic-death-of-infant-blamed-on-south-carolina-family-dog?CID=examiner_alerts_article
Sly As A Fawkes-Crayton May 02, 2012 at 05:30 AM
How clever. Take a second to read what you just typed. That makes absolutely no sense at all. Try harder next time.
John Doe.. May 02, 2012 at 11:11 PM
So did they give dog back to owners ? Are did they put it down? Does anyone know how the child is? And are the parents of the child OK?
John Doe.. May 18, 2012 at 12:31 PM
These Comments are SO funny , BUT some of them are SO TRUE. You have NO idea . I hope & PRAY , GOD will take care of people that LIE . I hope the CHILD is ok . I have been attacked by a DOG and it is a horrible feeling .. This dog is dangerous. I guess we have to wait and see if it bites another CHILD..
wow May 18, 2012 at 12:47 PM
Wow.... ALL These Comments...
debra May 18, 2012 at 02:05 PM
do y'all really don't have lives let it go!!!!3 baby hurt here Jett Dakota. and jelly. Jett hurt Dakota wont go outside people wont stop harassing us. animal control took jelly when they was not allow to law states have ten days to meet laws they got him that night. we got all of our dogs sick with kennel cough. have a six pound baby that is fighting. for her life so what is right or wrong please. leave us alone. and stop!!!!!!
debra May 22, 2012 at 10:09 AM
john, you wont have to wait...Bella is well taken cared for, i will never let that happen to another child again. I was attacked by a Collie when i was his age. I know how he feels. But the folks in this neighborhood have gone above and beyond with their malice harassment of my dog and ourselfs. Animal control called weekly for false stories about Bella, Fire dept called burning in backyard FALSE, cops called for breathing..... stand outside and stare, go to the store they stand in your way...garbage thrown on our lawn...why??? telling neighbors we are black...or drug dealers because we drive a Caddy and dont work...RETIRED NAVY!!!!!!! and i did not know you had to be a color to drive a caddy???
debra May 22, 2012 at 10:16 AM
go to a meeting to find out about Dangerous dogs and the law and how they determine it... Horriable..Good Ole Boy system friends with the neighbors, knew the boys grandma by name.. guy telling me about his knowledge of animal attacks, sittin on your board with NO SLEEVES on his shirt are you for real, other member sittin and holdin the picture of the bite on the boys leg in my face as i tried to talk...even when i asked him and the lawyer to have him stop NO one said anything........ These people hold your dogs life in their hands???? Ya know what they did????
debra May 22, 2012 at 10:23 AM
they kept holdin the picture up...isten to their BUDDIES, tell their story and then THe boys Grandmother yells out deem him Dangerous...and guess what THEY DID...oh wait it gets better....Elrod from animal control gets up pointing at me WE NEED TO TALK NOW, i am comin to get the dog NOW....nope leave him be... nope you need insurance 50,000.00 policy...please give us one day...ok one day then i am comin to get him if you dont bring the policy to anmal control. I go home right behind me..ANImAL CONTROL with orders to tke Bella.... oh no i call Police...he comes calls Elrod..nope Changed my mind take the dog...granddaughter crying, son crying, husband calling lawyers...me sobbing putting Bella in that truck. Left standing in diveway CRUSHED...............
debra May 22, 2012 at 10:35 AM
Neighbors SMILIN EAR TO EAR........next pay and get insurance $185.00 down...tke it to Elrod animal control happy day FREE BELLA....she says need to talk...new goes in affect bella will be deemed vicious automaticly...you need 50,000.00 policy then...nope got it now, knew that was comin.... oh this policy has to go to the county lawyer to approve....wait minute thats not the law yup he has to stay util then... oh yeah and 100.00 dollars to have him registered for the state.....ohh no..you can only picture the words that flew before we left WITHOUT BELLA... head to Comissoners office...GONE....but wait wonderful women behind desk helping US....wow i was sobbing my husband pacing... they come and tell us the COUNTY Attorney will be callin their office for us...OH My God HELP??? we wait and wait no call got to go get my son, we leave our phone number and tears.... he calls tells us Dougs last name is wrong oohh hark it is ..he says get it changed we do i call back because animal control will be closed before we get new paper...i tell the lawyer and he says go get your dog and Elrod is not to speak to you..!!!!! we drive like Nascar to gt there.....CLOSED 5 minutes ago.... i cry dou bangs on door...we see you in there... i call the county lawyer...and before he can call them.....they open the door
debra May 22, 2012 at 10:46 AM
Wait they are nice human like...hmmm we talk about what happen and we are sorry for earlier and they say the same... door open man drops leash.... BELLA run oohhh i cry he jumps and pees.... now we have to pay for state cerificate 100.00 please ...they dont take CREDIt..God please no...the nice lady in pin ktells me come tomorrow its ok......we leave with BELLA...get home get our mail and what is this the GA LAW we have TEN to comply with th BOARDS decission..... if we dont the will take Bella and then we have FIVE days to do so or eles they KILL BELLA.....net day ALL four dogs KENNEL COUGH thanks Bartow animal control......so lets add up bellas part 210.00vet quantine( elrod to the news reporter i could have kept him at home) HHHmm...185.00 deposit insurance...15.00muzzle.....37.00 for signs and locks/.... 100.00 state certificate....$40.oo meds for kennal cough.....hmmm Parent that pulled a gun ZEROOOOO no one even checked no police no one...neighbors that told her Shoot both dogs now say we lied about the gun... sheriff milsap STILL WAITING where is our help....they call the police animal control...stare stand in the road.... flip you off throw stuff on your lawn...what do they get ZERO.....BARTOWcounty needs to clean up its act
debra May 22, 2012 at 10:47 AM
leave move thats what they tell us...... are you going to pay our landlord for breaking the lease...i think not....to be cont
Lauren June 02, 2012 at 02:36 PM
Gosh, this is a crazy string of comments. The dog owners obviously feel no remorse whatsoever, as their only complaints are about how much they had to pay to get their dog out of quarantine. If my dog had bit someone, I would have saved animal control the trouble of having to quarantine him and just killed him myself. You can never guarantee that your dog won't attack again, no matter how much obedience training you put them through. The fact of the matter is that the dog did attack. I hope the dog has been put down by now and I hope the child is healing well. It's unfortunate that he lost the activity he loved because someone couldn't handle the responsibility of having a dog.
Sara Williams August 16, 2012 at 11:38 PM
Just for fun I thought I'd add this: I have a pit bull and I have been bitten by two dogs in my life, one was a pit bull that was trained to be vicious (not the dogs fault) and the other was a chihuahua. The chihuahua latched onto my thigh and dangled! I had to go to the ER! The male pit bull bit me on the hand and immediately let go when i screamed for reaching into the yard and taking one of its puppies after it killed one and I witnessed it. I still have the puppy, his name is Dude and I wouldn't trade him for anything. It's not the breed, it's not genes. He is normal and loving and rolls around with children with no issues. He is 2. This dog did something wrong, yes but you can't blame a breed for one dog's actions just like you can't blame the human race as a whole because many of them murder.
Bob December 17, 2012 at 02:47 AM
If a dog bites a kid, it should be euthenized if it isn't killed on the scene.


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