April 14, 2014

Demonta Collins and Davon Jiggetts - two teens in Georgia killed while running away from Dogs

Demonta Collins
Demonta Collins, age 13, of Augusta, died on April 10, 2014, in Richmond County, Georgia.

Demonta was struck by a vehicle at about 6:30 p.m. He was transported to a local hospital but died within the hour.

He was struck by a vehicle because he was trying to run away from a dog that was running at large. It has been reported that the dog had gotten out of its yard and run loose on other occasions. The breed of dog is unknown to the authors of this blog.

Robyn Gledhill, the owner of the dog, named "Shadow", was issued a citation for a violation of Georgia's State Leash Law.

Davon Jiggetts, age 17, died on April 12, 2014, in Riverdale, near Atlanta, Georgia.

Davon was struck by a vehicle after he stepped off of a bus at 1:00 a.m. He ran into
Davon Jiggetts
traffic to escape an attacking large Pit Bull dog and was killed when a car struck him on Old National Highway. The dog was killed as well.

Davon was coming home from visiting his girlfriend's house. He was only one or two blocks from his own home.

The owner of the Pit Bull is unknown.

Where are the legislators of Georgia and Augusta and Riverdale? Wake up.

Firstly, Pit Bull dogs should be banned from your jurisdictions. Many other towns, cities, provinces, and states ban these dogs outright. Pit Bulls are vicious and unpredictable dogs. They were bred 200 years ago for bull baiting, bear baiting and dog fighting. They were never intended to be family pets. They have proven that they can kill people both young and old.
A Pit Bull on the loose
Secondly, what good are leash laws if they are not rigidly enforced? After someone has died because of a dog running loose, what good is it to say: "Sorry, the dog just escaped."

God save us from this stupidity.  God save us from those who value dogs more than children.

Demonta Collins and Davon Jiggetts are survived by many loving friends and family members.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and gone the next.

Pray that Demonta is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

Pray that Davon is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.


Anonymous said...

I disagree with your comments about all pitties are bad. You have to remember anyone that is human can turn a animal into a killing machine. Never blame the dog blame the other end of the leash. There are many good pit bulls out there because they have responsible owners. The ones here where not responsible, how is that the dogs fault???

Sanctuary of Mary said...

All pit bulls may not be bad, but they are bred to be bad. That was their original purpose. They were not bred to be house pets.