Pit bull stabbed to death

By: Shalah Sasse Email
By: Shalah Sasse Email

News 12 at 11, November 26, 2007

Augusta, Ga. --- 13-year-old Elijah Hawes was playing with his pit bull Saturday night around 9:00 at his home on Bransford Road. The dog was on a chain in the front yard when the suspect, Ginger Arthurs, was walking by with her chow mix.

"The suspect in this case was walking her dog and at some point her dog broke free and charged the dog that was on the chain, those two dogs started to fight," Lt. Scott Peebles said.

Both owners tried to pull their dogs away from each other. Investigators said the suspect, Ginger Arthurs then pulled out a pocket knife and stabbed the pit bull a number of times.

"I was just like 'whatcha stabbing my dog for?' and my god brother was trying to pull him away from her," Elijah Hawes said.

Elijah said he was shocked.

"My dog was so hurt he just let loose to the other dog and ran in the yard and died," Hawes said.

This incident report said Arthurs took her chow dog and ran to her apartment, where she was later taken into custody, and charged with cruelty to animals.

"She didn't have to go that far. She could've ran and called police, got help, or whatever," Jeanette Hawes said.

Jeanette Hawes said her brother was devastated.

"To actually hear my brother talk about what happened to his dog and it happened right here in front of him," Hawes said.

Elijah said he hated to see his dog die like that.

"I just can't see how a person can stab a dog to death. Like she wanted him to die because she kept stabbing him," Hawes said.


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  • by geo Location: miami,fl on Apr 11, 2011 at 08:12 PM
    if a pit bull attacks me or my dog,the pit is getting shot or stab real fast.here in miami you are not allowed to have a pit.but people here dont follow the law and still have pits,they just call them mix,yea right.so all you fakes out there that think are cool with there pits,remember i dont care you come at me your dog is getting smoke and stab.
  • by April Location: Augusta, GA on Sep 29, 2009 at 09:57 AM
    I figures the most idiotic comments come from this area... "Truth" from Harlem. Truth doesn't know about dogs, otherwise he would not be speaking of the chow like an innocent 3 year old child. Chows are often eager to fight, and not-so-often eager to please the human calling the commands. That woman (probably) had a chow because she wanted a menacing breed. Certainly the fact that she carried a knife on a dog walk could be interpreted as a woman "looking for a fight." Dogs are only as unpredictable as they are ALLOWED to be- the ***** at the top of the leash should be prosecuted. The dog at the bottom of the leash deserves a new owner who knows "to train a dog is to love a dog"... also "with great power comes great responsibility"
  • by Truth Location: Harlem, GA on Jun 16, 2009 at 06:55 AM
    If the pit bull was chained up in the yard, why did it have to run back into the yard to die? The truth to the matter is that the 2 boys lied to the media! They sicced their dog onto her dog. She pleaded with them to pull their vicious pit bull from her loveable chow. They were unable to pull the pit bull off by pulling on both it's back legs. In order to save her dog from surely being bit to death, she risked her own safety and stabbed the out of control beast. Call the police, my horse's patoot! The chow would have been dead by the time they arrived. Any one of you would have done anything to save your own pet. The media did a piss-poor job by not interviewing the actual victim in this case! All of the detractors may now pull their feet out of their mouths!
  • by D Location: atl on Sep 17, 2008 at 02:35 PM
    To ur a ******* dumb *** pits dont lock its bite force u ****** wat kind of dog u have a lab or sumthing i have a pit and he only bites wen he gets bit so if u peeplz out there dont want to be part of a fight control ur dog cause this crazy lady couldnt control hers.people like her dont need big breeds if they cant control them.
  • by brad Location: in on Apr 16, 2008 at 11:17 AM
    she is not right man i love pits if u do that give it to me.
  • by asia lee Location: new jersry on Apr 8, 2008 at 12:02 PM
    i think she shouldnt have done it she is just stupid i wouldnt care if it was a tiger with a lock jaw in my dog i would have called the police
  • by Kevin Location: Voigt on Apr 8, 2008 at 10:24 AM
    I stabbed a pit bull too that was biting my dog, had him pinned, and I couldn't get it off my dog, had a knife and used it. Pit Bulls may lock on their victim, but knives sure make them let go nice and quick. If you don't want your dog to get stabbed or shot, don't get a pit bull, they're worthless anyway. If you need a pit for protection, you're a wussy and should look for another means to protect your lame ***. I encourage others to carry a weapon (legal) when you're walking your dog, these miserable pit bulls will spoil your day, and the owners will shrug it off and not pay for your damages. KILL 'EM ALL I say!
  • by Jason Location: GA on Dec 23, 2007 at 01:24 PM
    Stupid stupid people..... the end!!!
  • by daisy Location: georgia on Dec 1, 2007 at 09:39 PM
    pray is the answer,she is in the hands of the law enforcement system, please get her the help she need before she is punished.being a mother i do not want to no what she is feeling if she understand or realize what she did.
  • by Jennifer Location: Evans on Nov 30, 2007 at 05:48 PM
    Just so you all know, the sister mentioned at the end of this article is the same woman who stabbed both of her children to death Nov 29 at a gas station. Wonder where she got the idea to do that from?
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