Click to view full police synopsis for Daxton’s death: Daxton Borchardt Dog Attack Synopsis(1)
Also see documentary on The Fifth Estate: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iFa8HOdegZA&feature=share
(16:52) – Mark Kelley:
“So I asked her (Senior legislative attorney for the pit bull lobby) about the tragic death of 14-month old Daxton Borchardt, the little boy who was ripped from the arms of his babysitter by her two supposedly family friendly dogs. Was that fake news, too?”
Ledy VanKavage :
“It is very, very tragic, but most of the dog related fatalities involve unsupervised children. I don’t know what happened that day.”
“She was holding the child at the time.”
“You know, I don’t know if the child was crying, I don’t know the history of the dogs.”
“But if the child WAS crying?”
“Well, you know, like, it…it…it….”
“What kind of dog would attack a child?”
“A dog that’s unstable. And there are dogs of any breed that are unstable just like there are people of any race that are unstable.”
More info on Daxton’s Father’s blog:
“The babysitter and parents of the child were friends and the baby had been in the babysitter’s house before – this was a routine day. The dogs were the babysitter’s own dogs and all indications show that she was a good dog owner. The house was clean, the dogs were healthy, and there was no indication that the dogs were mistreated in any manner.
The babysitter went outside with the baby and her dogs began jumping on her in a manner that was either playful or attention getting and then turned into jumping on the babysitter in an attack mode. The dogs separated the babysitter and baby, where the babysitter tried to lay over the baby to protect the baby. The dogs then pulled them apart and continued to attack both the babysitter and the baby, killing the baby and leaving injuries on the babysitter.
Nothing in the investigation showed any negligence or mistreatment to these dogs prior to the attack and it doesn’t appear that the dogs were provoked in any way.
I read that the babysitter had raised the dogs from puppies and they were loved and adored. The neighbors said the dogs were friendly and lovable. There were no charges filed because the owner had done nothing wrong. I understand this one incident does not condemn every pit bull but does your organization have any explanation as to what may have occurred in this case?”
Aurora City Council