Braelynn Rayne Coulter Killed by Parents’ Bad Decision

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How many kids are going to have to be maimed and killed by pit bulls before parents wake up? A three-year-old named Braelynn Rayne Coulter is the latest statistic. Her parents in High Point, North Carolina let this small child be around the family pit bull. Not surprisingly, the dog snapped and murdered the toddler.

Look down the page to see 9 pictures of Braelynn Rayne Coulter, who definitely deserved better. She’s an innocent victim in this. And, really, so is that dog. It’s a pit bull, it was just following its instincts to inflict fatal damage.

It is the parents who need to be held responsible. If you have small children, you can’t have a ferocious breed of dog. It’s just asking for trouble. I don’t care how gentle you think your canine is on daily basis, it only takes a couple seconds of erratic behavior to fatally attack a child. Kick the dog to the curb and potentially save your kid’s life — it’s that simple.

Here is the gallery of this adorable beauty who is gone too soon. Click the right arrow to view all of the images:


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  • Vic

    So sad. RIP little one

  • Terese

    I don’t get why parents would have any kind of vicious animal around kids… all dogs are vicious in my book

  • Kimberly Pinnix

    this was my cousins little girl and her mother loved her to death as well as her father and the rest of the family. she was an angel and it wasn’t her mothers bad decision or anyones. This is a tragedy and people need to shut their f***ing mouth unless they knew her mother. Believe me if they thought the damn dog would have hurt her they’d got rid of it before it mauled her to death. so fuck off

    • Wendy Meadows

      WOW….you are a piece of work. This dog had already attacked another
      neighborhood dog that was being walked on a leash by the owner. It
      obviously wasn’t a sweetie pie. It was horrible event. What makes it
      even more tragic, it could have been avoided! At the first hint of
      aggression, this dog should have been removed from the house. Sorry it
      took her being MURDERED by the family pet for them to recognize it’s
      true nature! There is no doubt she loved her child…..but her ignorance makes her responsible for the child’s life!!!!

    • Elizabeth Cameron Wood

      If there were people or neighbors who felt the dog was aggressive, or if they witnessed the dog attack another dog why would they not bring it to the owners attention or report it to the local authorities?

    • Wendy Meadows

      It was reported and documented by animal control. The dog that was attacked required veterinary care. I can see the authority’s hands being tied if this was a first reported attack, but the mother should have placed the safety of her child ahead of keeping this dog in her proximity. Another neighbor stated that when they saw the dogs in the yard, they didn’t allow their children to play outside (Smart parents!). The fact that the pit was in a fenced yard was irrelevant since the dog broke out of the yard to pursue and attack it ‘s first victim.

    • Elizabeth Cameron Wood

      When was this reported to Animal Control & if documented why is there nothing on record about it? How would the police officers who responded last week not be aware of the dogs alleged history?

    • Wendy Meadows

      I had no trouble finding it….And considering the dog had just slaughtered a toddler….I don’t think they were debating how dangerous he was previously. At that point it was irrelevant! The owner of the dog that was attacked was named Dixon….You obviously found this article doing a basic search…You should have no problem verifying it. No one else did.

    • Wendy Meadows

      Pardon me….The neighbor that was interviewed about the previous attack was named Dixon…..But in case you didn’t want to take the time to look…here’s the link..
      http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_5e9c686a-9dd2-11e3-8efe-0017a43b2370.html

    • Elizabeth Cameron Wood

      Again, you are quoting a newspaper article. I know for a fact there have been plenty of people who have given their stories to the local news affiliates, but my question is this, where is a copy of the actual police report taken from the neighbors back when those events occured?

    • Elizabeth Cameron Wood

      Also, if you do not see the relevance in this you apparently do not see the big picture. If those things did indeed happen. and I am not saying they did or they did not because I was not there on those particular days, but why would neighbors who had witnessed aggressive acts by this dog not have reported it to the authorities? That is what does not make any sense to me, and adds some merit to the families account of the dog never having been aggressive in the past. Yes, any dog can snap for whatever reason and attack. This particular dog did just that, and it attacked both the child and her mother causing both fatal and extremely severe injuries. It is a horrific accident with paralyzing results and a lifetime of grieving. I can tell you from first hand account, I have unfortunately been to very few funerals for small children, but this was the most gutt wrenching one I have ever experienced. I knew it would be difficult emotionally, but I was no where near prepared for how much it would effect me that day or for every day since. It was a horrible accident, and I can promise you had Braelynn’s mother had any idea this dog was aggressive and would attack both her young child and herself they would have never been outside playing with the dog. I do not have children of my own, but I do own 3 dogs. My dogs range in size from 60lbs to 145lbs, and none of them have ever shown aggression towards humans. When we got the news last Monday evening as to what had happened it opened my eyes to the fact that you never know…….you never know if your dog, no matter what the breed, would turn on a small child, but I now know I will never take that chance. It is best to just not allow any animal around small children. Like I said, I do not believe my 145lb boxer would ever harm a child, but “I do not know that for sure” and will not take a chance in finding out after knowing what happened here.

    • Wendy Meadows

      So….you are claiming the “stupid is as stupid” does defense? I sure can’t argue the validity of that!

    • Elizabeth Cameron Wood

      Correct, I think that pretty much sums you up!

    • Larissa Nobles

      Hi Wendy! I know this family…Elizabeth is a friend of the grandmother’s. It is a waste of breath trying to rationalize with her. She will defend the actions with her dying breath. A face to face debate would probably turn into a meeting with her crew of biker trash.

    • Elizabeth Cameron Wood

      You are up the wrong tree Loretta!

    • Wendy Meadows

      Pardon me….The neighbor that was interviewed about the previous attack
      was named Dixon…..But in case you didn’t want to take the time to
      look…here’s the link..

      http://www.news-record.com/news/local_news/article_5e9c686a-9dd2-11e3-8efe-0017a43b2370.html

    • Elizabeth Cameron Wood

      Yes, that was the neighbor’s statement that they gave to the local newspapers and television stations. What I am asking about is where is the copy of the police report? If a neighbor’s dog is attacked by another person’s dog there would be a police report on file. There would also be, on file, the report/reports where the neighbor called in a report expressing the dogs aggression was causing them to be too uncomfortable to let their children outside to play without the presence of her husband.

    • Wendy Meadows

      You are about as dense as the mother. YES, it was reported….YES, It is documented. And YES, the mother was aware of the attack. Do you think the dog opened the gate and let himself back in after the breakout? No… Considering the investigation is still ongoing, it’s pretty safe to say that they aren’t too eager to allow the general public to view their evidence. The majority of the public is appalled at her lack of/poor judgement. Apparently you aren’t very well versed in how the authorities deem a situation relevant enough to warrant a report. Unfortunately, just like in a domestic violence, someone has to actually suffer bodily harm. You know…like a toddler being mauled to death. So, the neighbors concern wouldn’t fall within the guild lines file an official report. To begin with…simply allowing a breed with those characteristics around small children is negligence within itself. If she is exonerated…I pray she doesn’t repeat this mistake with her future offspring. It’s obvious you just don’t get it. 145 lb boxer huh?…..Sorry, any credibility you had went out the window with that one……ROFMLAO…Just go away…..you and your ignorance!

    • Elizabeth Cameron Wood

      You are more than welcome to contact me personally to sit down and discuss. I would welcome it. I am more than willing to travel if needed to sit down and speak face to face so you can understand what you consider ignorance. I assuming since you have no other evidence than what you have read in the news you have no supporting evidence. & yes I have a wonderful 145lb boxer who is a rescue as all of my dogs have been throughout my life. If you want to discuss him I suggest you get ready for a pretty quick chat. As for what warrants a report in Guilford County when it comes to animals you apparently know nothing. If you prefer to throw out random comments concerning my personal character I suggest you be ready to back them up. I am guessing you are a perfect example of someone who only hides behind their computer afraid to face the world outside!

    • Guest

      Wow…sorry for you loss but that little girl deserved better than your seemingly trailer trash family. Have you read the stats on how many people even newborn babies killed by these dogs who were family pets. First sign of aggression your sister’s family should have gotten rid of that dog.

  • Lisa Atkins-Gonzalez

    To whom that even cares to know the truth the mother and father was separated. It was the mother and mothers boy friend. We was not there so we dont know what really happen and yes i understand if they dog attacked before they should of been more processes and even got red of the dog. From all the storeys i have hear i am not 100% sure how sweet Braelynn got near the dog and not sure where the.mother and boy friend was or what they are doing. I do know that it is very painful to loss a child and expectly in the way and to be holding your child while ahe toke her last breath is even more painful. And for the real father he is in pain at a lost for words, one minute and mad and dont understand the nezt which is very understanding. All i can say she was such a sweet baby girl, ful of life, and always had a smile on her face! She will be missed tremendously and we will see you again baby girl.

    Close family of the Real father of Braelynn Coulter.
    And yes he was apart of his daugthers life.
    All we ask is please stop all the speculations until the investigation is complete. And let the family please lay this sweet angel to rest in peace!

  • Marlene

    No matter how “sweet” people claim pit bulls are, they are unpredictable and capable of killing. A family pet, no way! It is irresponsible parenting to bring a dog capable of vicious attacks into a home with innocent children.
    My next door neighbor’s “sweet pit” attacked my poodle as I was walking him. Thankfully, and $10,000 later my dog is alive. The dogs are beasts.

    • Lisa M

      I think a lot of people feel that since they raised these dogs from puppies they have total control over them. We don’t have pitbulls, but one of our dogs likes to herd things. We didn’t teach her to do that and its nothing she got from her upbringing – its just her instinct. It seems to be the same with some of these fighting breeds too. They are just wired differently and there’s always the potential for something to trigger that instinct.

  • Lisa M

    I agree with Kimberly – no mother or father should ever have to live through this type of experience. End of story. I’ll bet they all wish they could go back and make different decisions.

  • Kelli Workman Reavis

    You don’t know Randi, and you weren’t there so you should ease off on your “news” that you’re reporting when a mother and families are suffering. Wow people can be so nasty and harsh when they don’t know the first thing about what kind of wonderful mother Randi was to her daughter. May karma not bite you in the a$$

    • Elizabeth Cameron Wood

      Well said Kelli! You are exactly right.

  • Lex

    :(