December 27, 2014 7:00 pm -

[su_right_ad]Eddie Cahill was home alone with his two dogs, Fat Boy and Keylo, while is wife was visiting family.

When she returned home, WGN reports she found Fat Boy with blood on his mouth, and Cahill dead in the living room — covered in dog bites.

The dog was taken to the humane society, where officials had to use a taser to get the dog under control. The dog was euthanized on Friday, December 26th, at the request of the family.

WGN reports the family says they had given the dog bones for Christmas, and they call what happened a freak accident.

A police report shows Cahill’s wife told a responding officer she had warned her husband to have the dog euthanized because it was violent and unpredictable, but she now says that’s not true.

Video from Fox6 Indiana.


D.B. Hirsch
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28 responses to Indiana Man Mauled To Death By His Pitbull On Christmas Day

  1. whatthe46 December 27th, 2014 at 7:15 pm

    my friend has dogs that she fosters. she has a pitbull and i was not happy about that because she has a little girl. well, her boyfriend was breaking up a dispute between 2 of the others when the pit attacked him and bit the hell out of his ankle. he was quite lucky the dog stopped and missed an artery. he has 8 staples from 2 seperate wounds (this happened last week) she’s now thinking about getting rid of it because it has been showing agression. 3 days ago i stood with her while she buried a cat it attacked. and its been going nuts for the squrrels too.

    • LoriBelle December 28th, 2014 at 2:33 am

      All dogs go nuts for squirrels. Get a clue.

      • whatthe46 December 28th, 2014 at 4:48 am

        she didn’t before. you get a clue.

    • Jones December 28th, 2014 at 3:25 am

      The county shelter here in Santa Barbara tests “all” dogs for both human and animal aggression before they are fostered or adopted, if they fail the tests they are euthanized. There too many nonaggressive dogs that need homes and will die to reduce shelter overcrowding, so its better that the “biters” are put down first. That also reduces liability for the county which could be sued for allowing a dangerous dog into the public. Being a “pit” does not make a dog aggressive though, each dog is an individual and is assessed based on its own behavior…at our shelter.

  2. tiredoftea December 27th, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    Dogs owners too often deny that they are incapable of controlling their dogs, no matter the breed. There are no requirements for owner and animal training prior to purchasing an animal. This needs to change for any number of reasons, but this example is the most relevant. The owner’s death and the dog’s would likely have been avoided with proper training.

  3. Jones December 27th, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Pit bulls are usually great dogs, however any dog that shows increasing aggression is a problem…but pit bulls can be dangerous because they are so powerful. Sometimes the most responsible thing an owner can do is to put them down…sadly.

    • JimNauseam December 27th, 2014 at 11:08 pm

      But don’t let your toddler near one.

      • Stacey H December 27th, 2014 at 11:17 pm

        Google “child mauled by black lab”. Sadly there are usually 2 styles of headlines in the states; Dog Attacked, or Pitt Bull Mauls!!!
        Drama sells.

        • Candide Thirtythree December 29th, 2014 at 11:08 am

          Yes, all dogs have the capability to maul, the odds of a lab killing you are much less because the breed has not been genetically selected for that particular trait, pit bulls have. You cannot love DNA out of any living thing.

      • LoriBelle December 28th, 2014 at 2:31 am

        You should do search The Victory Dogs. See how many are living with young children, including toddlers and babies. Some also live with other dogs and one lives with a cat. Some are, or have been, therapy dogs as well.

        • Candide Thirtythree December 29th, 2014 at 11:05 am

          You cannot ‘love’ DNA out of a dog, the ones who have done ok are just a lucky accident or have had other dog breeds in their pedigree somewhere down the line.

          It is the same as bringing a wild animal into your house, there have been people who bring lions or chimps into their house and lived with them for years with no problem but that is still a wild animal and still has the capability of doing great harm just like a pit.

          • LoriBelle December 31st, 2014 at 1:15 am

            Pit bulls are not wild animals. They are loving pets.

          • Candide Thirtythree December 31st, 2014 at 8:35 am

            Until they snap and rip your face off.

    • Rape Room Made In U.S.A. December 29th, 2014 at 12:45 am

      Yes, good point. There is mental illness in dogs just as there is mental illness in people. It should not reflect poorly on all “pit bulls” when in an isolated case one becomes violently insane; just as it does not reflect poorly on all humans when a “Hannibal Lecter” comes along.
      Owners who may have very sick animals on their hands should face the fact and not avoid reality–for the sake of all dogs.

      • Candide Thirtythree December 29th, 2014 at 11:02 am

        No, they all have the same capability because it is in their DNA, there is no way to tell which ones will snap.

        • Rape Room Made In U.S.A. December 29th, 2014 at 11:36 am

          Modern-day journalists “have it in their DNA” to report a dog breed as “pit bull”–a largely generic term with no relation to genetics–when a vicious attack is involved. Many Americans “have it in their DNA” to fall into the confimation bias trap. Ever watch a racist try to explain how one “race” or another commits certain types of misbehavior? It looks just the same as people who think all “pit bulls” should be sent off to death camps.

          • Candide Thirtythree December 31st, 2014 at 8:39 am

            employment like religion is a choice, and markers for it are found nowhere on a strand of DNA.

            But people like you who couldn’t even pass 8th grade science do not even know what DNA is so why am I even trying to explain it to you?

            I can see how proud you are of your ignorance so I will leave you to it.

          • Rape Room Made In U.S.A. December 31st, 2014 at 10:56 am

            “Proud ignorance” would be pompously making assertions about dog genetics–or the scientific knowledge of someone whose education one has no knowledge of.

            Dog racism=racism.

          • Candide Thirtythree January 1st, 2015 at 9:01 pm

            are you having fun trolling?

  4. Booya Bible December 28th, 2014 at 1:55 am

    Sigh, breaks my heart. I’m so sorry.

  5. rg9rts December 28th, 2014 at 4:28 am

    Their genes are out of the pool

  6. Chuck Gladfelter December 28th, 2014 at 6:42 am

    At the pound, I’ve seen totally different personalities within the breed of the Pit Bull and its variations.

  7. eyelashviper December 28th, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Pit Bulls can be very loving and loyal, but they seem to have an “ON” switch, that once flipped, can’t be easily shut down. That is the nature of the breed, along with other “bull” breeds, who were bred to clamp down and not let go.

  8. tracey marie December 28th, 2014 at 11:26 pm

    powerful dogs are to often in the homes of weak owners.

  9. Candide Thirtythree December 29th, 2014 at 10:57 am

    Chihuahuas bite more often but they can’t kill you. Pit Bulls were selectively breed to fight in dog fight ‘pits’, only the most aggressive dogs were kept to breed together to get that trait. You cannot love DNA out of an animal any more than you can love blue eyes or short stature out of a person.

    That is like saying that if you love your Chihuahua enough it can turn into a great Dane.

    “In a long-term experiment at a Siberian fur farm, geneticists have
    created this new version of Vulpes vulpes, the silver fox, by allowing
    only the friendliest animals from each generation to breed. Having
    selected only the most ”tamable” of some 45,000 foxes over 35
    generations, the scientists have compressed into a mere 40 years an
    evolutionary process that took thousands of years to transform ancestral
    wolves into domestic dogs.”

    This is hardly surprising, considering that foxes over the eons have
    been hunted for sport, trapped for fur, and generally maligned by human
    beings, especially those with hen houses.

    But because of selective
    pressure imposed by experimenters over a 40-year period, a new and once
    undreamed of breed of fox has evolved — one that whines for attention
    from human beings without any prior conditioning, licks its masters’
    faces, and has even begun to look something like a domestic dog.

    It is as if by an act of will human beings had transformed an innately hostile creature into a friend.”

    It works in the opposite direction too, the ‘Pit’ Bulls were bred generation after generation for hundreds of years to get the most vicious dogs possible, it even changed how the dogs looked, just like those foxes.

  10. Distrubance January 17th, 2015 at 11:36 am

    A full grown man killed by a Pit Bull, no wonder kids don’t have a chance.