Woman and dachshund attacked by pit bull

Posted on June 28th, 2011 by Editor


A woman and her dachshund were attacked by a pit bull in Queen Anne while walking along Nickerson Street on Monday evening, according to a report by KOMO4 News.

Kelli Rader and her dachshund suffered some bruises and puncture wounds, but are OK thanks to the assistance of two passersby who were able to get in the way of the attacking dog. The pit bull’s owner says she rescued the dog from the pound, and while it has never attacked a person before, it has had problems with other dogs in the past. Police say they are turning the case over to animal control. As of this morning the pit bull remains in the custody of its owner. For the whole story, watch the above video.


  • justin simone

    that’s not a pitbull, at least not a pure breed, i think it’s sad the discrimination against this breed and how since the dog resembles the breed it must be a pit. Pitbulls actually have scored better than 121 other breeds on temperment tests, such as labs, huskies, dachshunds, and many others.

  • justin simone

    that’s not a pitbull, at least not a pure breed, i think it’s sad the discrimination against this breed and how since the dog resembles the breed it must be a pit. Pitbulls actually have scored better than 121 other breeds on temperment tests, such as labs, huskies, dachshunds, and many others.

  • calgarth

    To Justin Simone: If you say that’s not a pit bull, then you don’t know anything about dogs because it IS a pit bull. But even though the pit bull should not have been running loose, the breed should be banned, and this particular monster should have been shot, I have little sympathy for a person who places themselves in danger for the sake of a dog. When a dog attacks another animal, a person should NEVER grab hold of the animal being attacked. I hope Kelli Rader does not have children, because if she does, by placing her life in jeopardy and risking having her children grow up without a mother — a pit bull can kill an adult in less than a minute — she is saying her mutt is more important than her children.

  • calgarth

    To Justin Simone: If you say that’s not a pit bull, then you don’t know anything about dogs because it IS a pit bull. But even though the pit bull should not have been running loose, the breed should be banned, and this particular monster should have been shot, I have little sympathy for a person who places themselves in danger for the sake of a dog. When a dog attacks another animal, a person should NEVER grab hold of the animal being attacked. I hope Kelli Rader does not have children, because if she does, by placing her life in jeopardy and risking having her children grow up without a mother — a pit bull can kill an adult in less than a minute — she is saying her mutt is more important than her children.

  • jpw

    It would have been helpful to disclose a more precise location, ie which intersection of Nickerson this happened at.

    It is a sad situation all around & could have been much worse… and letting people know which area of Nickerson to avoid can possibly help prevent a future tragedy til this whole thing shakes out.

  • jpw

    It would have been helpful to disclose a more precise location, ie which intersection of Nickerson this happened at.

    It is a sad situation all around & could have been much worse… and letting people know which area of Nickerson to avoid can possibly help prevent a future tragedy til this whole thing shakes out.

  • J

    First of all, this was one dog attacking another dog. Not some random pitbull attacking a person out of the blue. Second, most women (and some men) should *not* own a pit because they are too strong of an animal to control, even on a leash. Pitbulls should not be banned, but the owner should have to prove she can control the animal on leash. Leashes should be tied to a harness around the dogs chest, not in the collar / neck.

  • J

    First of all, this was one dog attacking another dog. Not some random pitbull attacking a person out of the blue. Second, most women (and some men) should *not* own a pit because they are too strong of an animal to control, even on a leash. Pitbulls should not be banned, but the owner should have to prove she can control the animal on leash. Leashes should be tied to a harness around the dogs chest, not in the collar / neck.

  • Snow

    A dog attack makes the news? Pathetic! Do you know how many attacks there are per day in the us alone? Thousands, and lucky if 1% make up pit bulls, which a pit bull is a breed type that has multiple breeds in it.

  • Snow

    A dog attack makes the news? Pathetic! Do you know how many attacks there are per day in the us alone? Thousands, and lucky if 1% make up pit bulls, which a pit bull is a breed type that has multiple breeds in it.

  • Jen

    Pit Bulls are not a breed that should exist anymore. The people who breed them are criminals and breed them for horrible things. The poor dogs unlucky enough to be born into that life turn into monsters and have the genetic makeup to be very dangerous monsters.

    It’s not that people have a blind hatred for the breed, it’s just that the breed has become a weapon for criminals and a life of abuse and violence for the dog itself.

    Until people stop breeding and owning these dogs, it’s best to carry pepper spray and steer clear of any Pit Bull when you’re out on your walk or run.

  • Jen

    Pit Bulls are not a breed that should exist anymore. The people who breed them are criminals and breed them for horrible things. The poor dogs unlucky enough to be born into that life turn into monsters and have the genetic makeup to be very dangerous monsters.

    It’s not that people have a blind hatred for the breed, it’s just that the breed has become a weapon for criminals and a life of abuse and violence for the dog itself.

    Until people stop breeding and owning these dogs, it’s best to carry pepper spray and steer clear of any Pit Bull when you’re out on your walk or run.


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