Kayden Begay (3) – Navajo Nation Reservation, AZ – Killed By The Neighbor’s 5 Pit Bulls (7/14/16)

Child mauled to death by dogsBy Cindy YurthTséyi’ BureauWINDOW ROCK — A three-year-old boy was mauled to death by…

Posted by Navajo Times on Monday, July 18, 2016


The Navajo Post – By Admin / in Breaking News, Featured / on Monday, 18 Jul 2016 04:04 PM

A very tragic event has hit the Navajo Nation once again

A 3-year-old boy was mauled to death by 12 pitbulls in Seba Dalkai, AZ on the Navajo Nation, reported the Navajo Times.

A very tragic incident.

Kimasha Begay told the tribally owned newspaper, her son Kayden Coltor Begay was visiting his paternal grandparents when according to Kimasha, her son slipped out after his aunt, who was checking on the cattle only to be found mauled by the pitbull dogs.

“From what I was told, the aunt didn’t know Kayden had followed her,” said Kimasha Begay, holding back sobs. “She turned around and saw the dogs gathered around something. She went to see what they were doing, and that’s when she found my son,” said Begay in the Navajo Times.

According to the Times, Kimasha Begay said she was told the left side of Kayden’s face had been torn off and his thigh was gnawed to the bone.

A go fund me page was was created by the family and can be found online at, ‘Funeral Expense for Kayden Begay.’

Navajo Nation Criminal Investigators continue to investigate this incident.


12-pit bull attack on toddler spotlights soaring risk on reservations

Navajo Nation residents are 35 times more likely to be killed by dogs than other Americans

Part I of a three-part series.

See also:  Pit bull proliferation hits “Indian country”:  fatal dog attacks triple and Pit bulls now in the “rez dog” gene pool.

         WINDOW ROCK,  Arizona––Three-year-old Kayden Colter Begay was on July 14,  2016 fatally mauled by 12 pit bulls reportedly belonging to neighbor Marlinda Begay,  identified by Cindy Yurth of the tribally owned newspaper Navajo Times as “a relation on Kayden’s father’s side.”

Kayden Begay,  of Seba Dalkai,  Arizona,  a remote crossroads consisting of little more than a school and post office,  was at least the fourth person to be killed by free-roaming dog packs on the Navajo Nation since 2010,  but was the first killed in an incident in which the attack was witnessed and the dogs were identified.

Read more: https://www.animals24-7.org/2016/07/21/12-pit-bull-attack-on-toddler-spotlights-soaring-risk-on-reservations/

Funeral Expense for Kayden Begay

Created July 15, 2016
 Manuelito Karrie on behalf of Kimasha Shorty

My Name Is Kimasha Shorty.. Im mother to Kayden Colter Begay. He was 3 yrs old. His birthday was on 03/19/13.  He loved to ride horses with his uncles Dendrick and Deon Begay. He loved his Nali David and Sharon Begay so much.. He was well known thru the NAC world with his nali. He loved to drum and shake the gourd while his nali sang with him.. His hobbies were to watch Bullriding with his uncles and aunties and especially His grandparents. His love for everyone around him was amazing and was never shy to speak his mind…
His tragedy is not appreciated although being attacked by 12 pitbulls is very hard to take in as a mother. We have a heavy heart right now filled woth so much sadness. Although we have anger building up within ourselves but will continue to do our best for him and have im laid to rest.
The money will be used towards funeral expense and other costly expense with what is needed to have him laid to rest.
This means so much to me although nothing will replace my baby boy, however from the deepest of my heart donations will be greatly apprecieated. Im very thankful for all the kind words and donations that will be made towards this sadness…. im a mother asking for help..


2016 Dog Bite Fatality: Pack of Pit Bulls Kill Boy on Navajo Nation Reservation

DogsBite.org reports

Citing the report, Navajo President Russell Begaye said that five dogs mauled the boy before officials arrived. Two dogs were shot on scene and three were taken into custody and euthanized at an animal shelter in Fort Defiance, Arizona, according to the report. All five dogs tested negative for rabies. Cecil Hubbell Sr., president of the Navajo Nation’s Wide Ruins Chapter, said people told him they had reported these dogs before, but officials took no actions until the boy was killed.

The Navajo Nation is about 27,000 square miles — larger than West Virginia — with very limited resources. The Navajo Nation Animal Control (NNAC) web page states they only have five officers for the entire reservation.1 In a public message plea for more funding, NNAC states they currently lack the ability to provide services in key areas including: aggressive enforcement of laws, livestock damage investigations, animal-bite investigations, quarantines and much more.

Read more: https://blog.dogsbite.org/2016/07/2016-dog-bite-fatality-pack-of-pit-bulls-kills-boy-navajo-nation.html

American Pit Bull Terrier

The ‘bull and terrier’ type was originally developed in England in the early 19th century. The lineage goes back to the mastiff / molosser types, including what we now call the Olde English Bulldogge, that were used for bear-, bull- and horse-baiting from the 12ththrough the 18th century. This isn’t the bear-baiting we think of today, when hunters feed bears in order to bring them out in the open to shoot them. Rather, the bear, bull or horse was confined in a public arena where the mastiff ‘bulldogs’ would slowly tear them apart alive for the public’s amusement1,2,3,4,5.

The popularity of this ‘sport’ declined as education became more emphasized in urban society of the Industrial Revolution and literacy among the population grew (from about 30% in the 17th century to 62% by 1800)6.  The ‘sport’ was banned altogether by Act of Parliament in 1835.

The lovers of blood ‘sports’ turned to dogfighting to satisfy their fancy, breeding the large, mastiff-type bulldogs to smaller working terriers to get dogs both smaller and more agile, easier to keep and to hide, but just as willing to attack and fight to the death. With the rise of the kennel clubs and the desire to distinguish dogs by looks and pedigree as well as by performance, this ‘bull and terrier’ type eventually divided into many official breeds. They all share the same ancestry and function, distinguishing themselves mostly by slight differences in appearance.

Learn more about the American Pit Bull Terrier

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