February 23, 2015

Taylynn DeVaughn - a 2 year old killed by a Pit Bull dog in Pennsylvania

Taylynn DeVaughn, age 2, of Forest Hills, Pennsylvania, died on February 22, 2015, at a hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 

Taylynn and her parents were visiting relatives at a house in West Mifflin, which is about 10 miles southeast of downtown Pittsburgh.

At about 8:45 p.m., Taylynn was attacked by a pit bull mixed breed dog that was resident in the house. Paramedics could do little to save the child who was pronounced deceased at the hospital. 

It is alleged that the dog belongs to the home owner's boyfriend. The case is under investigation by the District Attorney. 

The dog should immediately be put down. 

Pit bulls are vicious and unpredictable animals. They were bred 200 years ago for bull 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.

Pit Bulls and related breeds have repeatedly proven that they can kill people, both young and old, including people simply 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 
Do you want a mouth like this
around your infants?  Seriously?
within their jurisdictions. Pitbulls are banned outright in a number of European countries, period.

Where are the authorities in Pennsylvania? 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. 

Taylynn's family are devastated over her sudden and tragic death.  She was a sweet child who will be forever mourned.

Taylynn is survived by many loving relatives including her mother, Tiffany and father, Cory. 

Pray for her parents who have suffered an unspeakable loss.

Taylynn is playing in the fields of Heaven.  God bless this girl.  Amen. 

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