January 10, 2015

Eugene Smith - an 87 year old man killed by his Pit Bull Dog in Maryland

Eugene Smith
Eugene Smith, age 87, died on January 7, 2015, at his home in Frederick, Maryland.

He was known as "Smitty" to many of his friends.

He lived at the home with his son and his son's fiancée.

During the afternoon Eugene was taking down his Christmas tree and was bitten to death by his Pit Bull dog. When animal control officers arrived at the scene the dog was still biting Eugene Smith.

Eugene was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries.

The dog was put to death.

The 84 pound dog was a stray from an animal shelter that the family had adopted in May of 2014. The dog had seemed to fit in well. Eugene was fond of the dog.

Pit bulls do not "fit in" well.  They are vicious and unpredictable animals. They were bred 200 years ago for bull
A Pit Bull - you want this
dog around your kids or
your elderly parents?
baiting, bear baiting and dog fighting. They were never intended to be family pets. They should never be around infants or young children under any circumstances.

They have repeatedly proven that they can kill people, both young and old, including people passing by. They have killed grown women walking in the hallways of their apartment buildings; they have killed 40 year old men jogging by on a country road; they have killed toddlers playing on the floor.

Many towns and cities, counties and states do not allow pit bulls and related breeds within their jurisdictions. Pitbulls are banned outright in a number of European countries, period.

Where are the authorities in Frederick County? Where are the authorities in Maryland? Why do you allow Pit Bulls in your state? Wake up.

Pit Bulls and all related dog breeds should be bred out of existence sooner rather than later.

Death by dog is not acceptable in a civilized country.

Eugene is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his son.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and are gone before we can say goodbye.

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