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Pattaya area man severely injured after pet pit bull attacked

Neill Fronde



FILE PHOTO: A raging pit bull attacked its owner this morning.

A Pattaya area man sustained severe injuries when his pet pit bull attacked him in the early hours of the morning. The incident took place in Bang Lamung with authorities being called to the scene near Soi Bang Lamung Temple.

The victim, 56 year old Wisit Sanguan, had been bitten by his own pet dog and was bleeding profusely from multiple bite wounds. The pit bull had bitten Wisit on the neck and the injuries were described as severe. The man was rushed to the nearest hospital for treatment.

Wisit’s wife told reporters that they had the pit bull for nearly 2 years, raising him since he was a 3 month old puppy. They had named him Giant. His wife reported that the man and the dog had both been sleeping for about an hour. The pit bull woke up and attacked the sleeping man, according to his son who witnessed the whole thing. The spooked dog took about 30 minutes to subdue enough to pull Wisit away, with the pit bull attacking with aggression anyone who tried to help the poor man.

The pit bull was still agitated when emergency assistance and family members arrived and eventually the Chon Buri Pit Bull Club had to be called to aid in controlling the dog. They arrived at around 10:30 am and ended up subdue the dog using anaesthetics provided by the local livestock office. They chained the dog up and were able to remove him from the premises.

Wisit is being treated for severe bite wounds, and Giant the pit bull will remain in the custody of the Chon Buri Pit Bull Club as the family does not want the dog after this incident. Pit bulls have often been the focus of controversy as they have been known to viciously attack, sometimes with deadly results.

NOTE: In an earlier version of this story we referred to a “rabid dog”. This was incorrect and we apologise for the error.

SOURCE: The Pattaya News


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    Barry Betts

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    Those kind of dogs should never be allowed you’re only asking for trouble they are a menace to society

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    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 10:45 pm

    Why do people feel the need to raise the most dangerous breeds of dogs?

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    James R

    Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 11:03 pm

    I was going to say not another pit bull type dog incident until I read it was the dogs owner who was bitten, that is a relief as it is not an innocent member of the public but a fool who deserves to be bitten by such a dangerous type of dog.

    All such dogs should be shot on sight and the owners made to pay as they have no place in our society.

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    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 12:20 am

    How horrific for the family and very strange behaviour from a dog.
    I hope the victim recovers fully

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    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 2:26 am

    “…eventually the Chon Buri Pit Bull Club had to be called to aid in controlling the rabid dog.” Although the dog could have rabies, is it accurate for a news story to write it this way?

    • Thaiger


      Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:07 am

      We’ve amended the article and apologise for the error.

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    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 3:36 am

    got what he deserved. pitbull owners have some serious mental issues.

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    Pit bull protector

    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 6:37 am

    Uneducated MORONS.

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    Colin G

    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 7:26 am

    The penultimate paragraph uses the phrase “the rabid dog”. Does the author really mean it has rabies ? If so, the owner who was attacked has more to worry about than having had his neck nibbled…..

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    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 7:44 am

    Pitbulls are great dogs, usually it’s owner negligence that leads to attacks. Something isn’t adding up here, was the dog actually rabid? Any animal with rabies is enormously dangerous! Every dog should be kept up to date on rabies vaccination. The article also says the dog was “spooked.” By what? Was it rabid or spooked? More fodder for the ill-informed.

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    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 7:45 am

    Most pit bull owners are fully aware that most people have heard terror stories about this breed.

    I believe they want all members of the public to be afraid of them and their dog. For most male owners, it is a testosterone thing to want people to think they are “tough and dangerous.”

    Bring a gun to a dog fight and dispatch the fierce violent animal. This same dog should be terminated as it is only a matter of time before it attacks again. Who will be the next victim? A small child? A toddler? A baby?

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    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 10:03 am

    I was attacked by three street dog. All black and sound vicious. Though the not bite me but they surrounded me with their fierce face .They chase Quarter mile.
    I never forget that incident.. When i think this incident in my safe house i still afraid.

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    toby andrews

    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:20 am

    That is right Dirk. They walk with the dog instead of carrying a big knife, to have people afraid of them.
    A pit bull dog should be OK as long as it is handled correctly. If it misbehaves it should be punished. Dogs are pack animals and they must be taught they are not the alpha dog. The owner is the alpha dog.

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    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:45 am

    Dirk, some of us are more concerned with what is happening now, not what might happen. You are welcome to our reality.

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    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 2:10 pm

    i forget to write the place.. This incident happen in uttakhat, under bts sky train station.

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    Barry Betts

    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 8:17 pm

    What is happening what might happen ridiculous statement?? The fact is this breed of animal should never be allowed what next a child or baby somewhere else?? The people who own these type of dogs people laugh at and the dogs well as I’ve said enough is enough!!

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    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 9:37 pm

    This isn’t a pitbull, please report it correctly.

    A pitbull terrier is around 25-35 kilo.

    These are bandogs or bandogge. They are mixed with pitbull, American bully, mastiff or can corso or even a Rottweiler.

    Out of that we have a new name or breed, the bandogge.

    These are more powerful dog, weight around 50-80 kilo (in some cases more).

    They are friendly dog but as Thai people are, they get the dog and can’t take care them.

    You need to exercise them , train them and socialize them and also train them to know who the boss is in the house. That means also all the family members.

    To get a dog like that it isn’t just one person that has to take care it, has to be the hold family.

    And the last thing one has to add is that they don’t like the hot wetter, if you get this dog have a big land and also a lot of playground for them. They are working and sporting dogs(also fighting dogs).

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    James R

    Friday, April 16, 2021 at 11:24 pm


    Therefore we should all be allowed to carry guns with us in the street as following your logic the gun is ok as long as it is handled properly and if we do kill someone with it we should be punished.

    And with out guns in hand we just have to be taught that the law is in charge of us, that will all work then, whaaaaaa.

    Look at the USA and the number of gun murders there.

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    Barry Betts

    Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 5:46 am

    Pit bulls pit bull terriers their all extremely dangerous dogs that should be put down at death and never enter civilisation!! Illegal fined and bbanned

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    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:04 am

    How many have to die horrible deaths before we all realize that pit bulls should never be family pets.
    Dogs are domesticated but pit bulls have been un-domesticated. They attack as if they were wild animals. It’s best to euthanize the severs breeds and mixes that we know as pit bulls.

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    Monday, April 19, 2021 at 9:07 am

    Any dog that is that ‘high maintenance’ and dangerous should not be allowed to be owned by the general public.
    However, I’ve read dozens of reports of owners doing everything right and the pits or pit mixes still kill unprovoked.

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    James R

    Tuesday, April 20, 2021 at 12:55 am


    I do not really care if a such dogs kill their owners, the problem is if they escape for just a few seconds and kill someone innocent in the street.

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Neill is a journalist from the United States with 10 years broadcasting experience and national news and magazine publications. He graduated with a degree in journalism and communications from the University of California and has been living in Thailand since 2014.

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