Ada woman mauled by dogs

By: KXII Staff Email
By: KXII Staff Email

PONTOTOC COUNTY, Okla. -- Authorities say Rosalie Bivins, 65, was checking her mail at her home on around noon on Monday afternoon when several dogs attacked and killed her.

Bivins’ home is located approximately 14 miles north of Ada.

A mail carrier saw the attack and got help from a neighbor, who then killed one of the dogs but was bitten as well.

Deputies had to kill four other dogs once they arrived.

Bivins was pronounced dead at the scene.

The neighbor was bitten on the hand and was treated and released.

It's not clear who owned the dogs. Authorities say the animals had been dropped off the in the area about two months ago.

Undersheriff Joe Glover says the woman was attacked by a pack of five to seven dogs, some of whom some were mixed pit bull terriers.

The dogs’ remains have been sent to the state health department for rabies testing.

The district attorney's office has yet to decide if any charges will be filed.

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  • by Anonymous Location: Sulphur on Jun 11, 2012 at 12:41 PM
    You don't ever think of the family that this woman left behind the grandkids that had to bury their grandma to soon or the son and daughter that lost their mom to this tragic accident. I don't care what anyone says, I don't like pit bulls and I never will, I will never have one at my home ever. So next time please think of the family and not the dogs!!
  • by cris is bliss Location: bronx, new york on Sep 7, 2008 at 07:26 PM
    Any dog just as any person if raised in a certain way or under certain conditions will be either more friendly or more vicious. Just because a dog is a pit bull does not make it automatically vicious. Its how the dog is raised. Use your common sense people.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2008 at 11:18 AM
    I know that there is a devil and demons in our world. Somethings in our world came from satan. I BELEIVE PITT BULLS ARE DEMONS.I BELEIEVE DEMONS CAN COME IN OUR in a form of of a pitt bulls. I BELEIVE PITT BULLS SEE DEMONS AND HAVE CONNECTION TO DEMONS AND THE DEVIL.
  • by deborah Location: sherman on May 19, 2008 at 06:27 PM
    it's not the breed, it's the person that owms the dog, the way the dog is raised. same with a gun, not everyone that owns a gun is a killer. dogs have a natural instinct to protect theirselves and look for food. a wild dog is going to act on these intincts because they know no other way to survive. dogs that kill should be taking away same as a person that kills another person. my guns shouldn't be taking away because some man killed another man with his gun and my pitts should not be taking away because someone else's pitt killed someone. mixed breeds and sm dogs attack probably more then pitts and rotties but because they don't do as mach damage you don't hear about it all the time. i've owned 6 pitts and 3 rotties and none of them have ever been aggressive or attacked a person or another dog. the owner of a dog should be held responsibile for the dogs behavior. a dog with no owner should be picked up and dealt with, but all pitts and rotties should not be banned.
  • by Kat Location: Il on Mar 27, 2008 at 05:16 PM
    I do not believe that the breed is the specific problem, in the above story they made sure to mention that they were pit bulls, or pit bull because of this that means that they are inherently evil? I have my own pit bulls and they are the most loving and caring animals you could ever meet. I am sure just like any other animal if they are raised wrong or by the wrong owner or simply dismissed and made to fend for themselves then yes they would act as any other animal and find there food and become possibly violent and unstable. But as for the above news release the negativity that you are putting out there just breeds more fear and loathing for a beautiful breed that does not deserve that type of stereotype. All that you are doing is fueling the rage that is trying to get my beautiful animals banned. That will leave my children without their playmates and best friends. Knock it off and PUNISH THE DEED, NOT THE BREED!!!!
  • by Marissa Location: Pennsylvania on Dec 4, 2007 at 04:34 PM
    It all depends on how the owner trains the dog!
  • by Steve Location: NY on Nov 6, 2007 at 05:02 PM
    It never ceases to amaze me how animal lovers will blast everyone else except for these wild beasts. Get over it, they came from the wilderness, you took them in and gave them manicures, named them Fifi, castrated them, and then yell at them when they bark. Most of these beasts no longer posses the instincts that they originally had, and those that do show us exactly what they think of us humans. I hope some allien form comes to earth, takes all the animal lovers and turn them into pets on their planet. You people are nuts. These wild uncontrolable beasts kill a woman and all you have to worry about is that some reporter got their breed wrong. Wow.
  • by Dawm on Nov 3, 2007 at 08:23 AM
    SOME were Pit Bull mixes? What about the OTHERS - their breed doesn't matter? And can we please have photos of these mixed dogs that someone decided must be mixed with Pit Bull? A photo speaks a thousand words!
  • by Tara Location: Colorado on Oct 29, 2007 at 01:53 PM
    This story says that some of the dogs were pit bull mixes. It doesn't even mention what breeds that other dogs were. This is just another example of the biased opinion of the press.
  • by steve Location: kankakee, illinois on Oct 27, 2007 at 11:30 AM
    pits are an extremely loyal and man friendly breed. i have owned and loved several in my years. they are extremely protective of my children and have never in 25 years of owning them bit one of my kids. the only confrontation with man they have had were when someone entered my yard "their area" without someone from my family being home. if we are home they are friendly to everyone, if we are not the protect our home as they are suppose to do. they are a very ntelligent and friendly breed, but if raised the wrong way or mistreated are a loaded gun waiting to go off. its not the breed its the owner and the environment, just like people we are the sum of our upbringing, whether good or bad
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