"If there are no dogs in heaven, then when I die I want to go where they went"~Will Rogers

Cheeky Quotes

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Owner says dog not responsible for man's death

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8693072&rss=rss-wtvd-article-8693072

"If officials determine DMX was responsible for Cameron's death, Ford could face criminal charges including manslaughter or second-degree murder"

Dog trained in sign language gets 'paws up' in online video

http://www.wbtv.com/story/18718892/dog-trained-in-sign-language-gets-paws-up-on-youtube

Police shoot dog after pair of pooches attacks Elgin fire station

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/breaking/chi-large-dogs-attack-fire-station-in-elgin-20120607,0,3621347.story?track=rss

“When they are big enough and aggressive enough to push grown men in great physical shape into a building because they are so scared of them, what do they do with older people and kids?”

Fire inspector attacked by dog near uptown

http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/Firefighter-attacked-by-dog-in--Charlotte--157869265.html

Girl bitten by pit bull wants dog returned

http://www.boston.com/news/local/rhode_island/articles/2012/06/07/girl_bitten_by_pit_bull_wants_dog_returned/?rss_id=Boston.com+--+Rhode+Island+news

First off, a child does not have a say in this type of a situation. Shame on the lame mother who thinks more of the dog than her child's safety.

Pit bull attacks Chihuahua mix; Pleasant Hill woman injured

http://www.contracostatimes.com/rss/ci_20800401?source=rss

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Neighbors voice concern after pit bull attacks 5 local dogs

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/neighbors-voice-concern-after-pitbull-attacks-5-lo/nPNLY/

Dog nurses 2 endangered tiger cubs in Russia

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57448558/dog-nurses-2-endangered-tiger-cubs-in-russia/

Owner of dog that bit girl's face feels 'bad'

http://www2.tbo.com/news/breaking-news/2012/jun/06/owner-of-dog-that-bit-girls-face-feels-bad-ar-412832/

"Investigators already are saying Okeke should have been more diligent when the canine was around children. She was given citations twice last year because of her dog's vicious behavior."
"Tanya Okeke's dog, Bear, was euthanized Tuesday after investigators say the pit bull-terrier mix attacked a 4-year-old girl."

Family dog fatally shot by animal control officer

http://www.wlwt.com/news/local-news/cincinnati/Family-dog-fatally-shot-by-animal-control-officer/-/13549970/14683002/-/51s9amz/-/index.html

"The family admits the dog was loose, having bounded over a fence, but maintain Gotti was gentle by nature and didn't have to be shot." There's always a BUT with Pitty people. Well you failed as the dogs owner so only blame yourself.

Western Uganda: crop-raiding elephants call for plan bee

http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2012/jun/06/western-uganda-crop-raiding-elephants-bees

Horse soring incidents lead USDA to take hard line

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20120606/NEWS01/306060132/1969/NEWS?nclick_check=1

Portsmouth girl bitten by pit bull

http://www.boston.com/news/local/rhode_island/articles/2012/06/06/portsmouth_girl_bitten_by_pit_bull/?rss_id=Boston.com+--+Rhode+Island+news

Teen attacked by 3 Pit Bulls

http://www.jsonline.com/news/wisconsin/wis-teen-attacked-by-3-pit-bulls-495m654-157470775.html

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Animal Owners Told Pets Could Be Shot

http://www.local12.com/news/local/story/Animal-Owners-Told-Pets-Could-Be-Shot/8pm7nnGr5EKwYSt5D957kg.cspx?rss=30

Baby hospitalized after pit bull attack

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/12992728-418/baby-hospitalized-after-pit-bull-attack.html

Coroner: Bites on 2-yr-old consistent with bites from 2 dogs

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/18704994/press-conference-planned-for-today-in-animal-attack-death

Woman says Florence police chief shot her dog and her son's dog

http://www.statesman.com/news/williamson/woman-says-florence-police-chief-shot-her-dog-2391206.html?cxtype=rss_williamson

Dog who bit kids three times in St. Paul euthanized

http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_20780098/dog-who-bit-kids-3-times-st-paul?source=rss

Winslow dog killed after attack on girl

http://www.pressherald.com/news/pet-dog-killed-by-owners-after-it-attacks-young-girl_2012-06-04.html

Search for pit bull after girl, mother attacked

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=8688551&rss=rss-wabc-article-8688551

Monday, June 4, 2012

Animal control picks up pit bull after fight

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/2012/jun/04/animal-control-picks-pit-bull-after-fight/

Dog shooting causes heated controversy

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20120604/NEWS01/306040043/1002/RSS01

First off a dog is NOT properly contained by an invisible fence..especially a type with a high pain tolerance. Not surprised by the Pitty Posse reaction. But I guess I will use their own phrase...It's just a unfortunate incident.

"Of the two online postings which O’Flynn paraphrased as saying “$1,000 to anybody who kills the deputies involved,” O’Flynn said: “We are looking at that from the criminal side."

Police: Boy mauled by family's pit bull

http://www2.turnto10.com/news/2012/jun/04/police-boy-mauled-familys-pit-bull-ar-1059815/

Nevada Supreme Court won’t stop death of dog that killed baby

http://www.8newsnow.com/story/18695303/nev-high-court-orders-stay-in-dog-euthanasia-case?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+lasvegasnow%2Fhomepage+%288NewsNOW.com+-+Local+Headlines%29

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/jun/04/nevada-supreme-court-wont-stop-death-dog-killed-ba/

Conflicting reports.

Palm River girl badly bitten by pit bull mix

http://www.tampabay.com/news/publicsafety/accidents/article1233594.ece

Owner cited after dog attacks child Sunday afternoon

http://www.gazette.com/articles/dog-139680-meyer-owner.html

Controversial Army policy makes it difficult for soldiers to get service dogs

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/06/04/12008294-controversial-army-policy-makes-it-difficult-for-soldiers-to-get-service-dogs?lite

Geez, you can't walk your dog without getting attacked by something!

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2154151/Dejan-Sebastian-Video-captures-hikers-tackling-attacker-tried-rape-woman-broad-daylight.html

Australian six-year-old mauled by a pack of dogs

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2012/06/04/australian-six-year-old-mauled-by-pack-six-dogs/

Four Year Old Attacked by Dog

http://www.kktv.com/home/headlines/Four_Year_Old_Attacked_by_Dog_156934115.html

Ft. Collins Neighbors Attacked By Pit Bull Mixes

http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/31149587/detail.html

Toddler badly hurt in dogs attack

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/toddler-badly-hurt-in-dogs-attack-16167805.html?r=RSS

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Why you should be careful around Pit Bulls (Reason # I lost track) {Somewhat Graphic}

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=ad8_1338615500

Dog shot and killed by deputies in Penfield

http://www.whec.com/news/stories/S2641536.shtml?cat=566

http://rochester.ynn.com/content/top_stories/586597/dog-shot-and-killed-during-police-call/

When Pit Bulls Attack-The Owners are always at fault!

http://roctherun.blog.com/2012/06/01/when-pit-bulls-attack-the-owners-are-always-at-fault/

86-year-old Hermiston Woman Recovering After Dog Attack

http://news.opb.org/article/86-year-old_hermiston_woman_recovering_after_dog_attack/

Diabetic Alert Dog Saves 3-Year-Old Girl’s Life Countless Times

http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/health/2012/06/02/diabetic-alert-dog-saves-3-year-old-girls-life-countless-times/

Big money may be motivator in walking-horse 'soring'

http://www.usatoday.com/money/smallbusiness/story/2012-06-02/walking-horse-soring/55328914/1

Dog bite victim in good spirits

http://www.nationnews.com/index.php/articles/view/dog-bite-victim-in-good-spirits/


"Asked if he had euthanized the dogs, Batson said it was not as easy as that.
“I just can’t put the dogs to sleep like that; it would be considered cruelty to animals. There is a process which is involved,” he stated, while stressing that the dogs were now properly secured.

From pound puppy to crime fighting dog

http://www.kait8.com/story/18679425/from-pound-puppy-to-crime-fighting-dog

Dog owner faces charges after allegedly ordering pitbull attack in south St. Louis

http://www.kmov.com/news/local/Dog-owner-faces-charges-after-pitbull-allegedly-attacks-man-in-south-St-Louis-156568155.html

Owner saves dog from pit bull attack in Lynn Woods

http://www.itemlive.com/articles/2012/06/02/news/news02.txt

"Ragucci said she was lucky Jesse managed to turn his head or the pit bull would have clamped down on his neck or face but she was flabbergasted that neither man did anything to try and stop the attack."

Friday, June 1, 2012

Owner charged after dog dies in hot truck

http://www.king5.com/news/local/Owner-charged-after-dog-dies-in-hot-car-156487405.html

Father of dog bite victim feels ignored by authorities

http://www.komonews.com/news/local/Father-of-dog-bite-victim-feels-ingored-by-authorities-156538555.html

Silver Lake poodle named Chipotle recovering from pit bull attack

http://www.theeastsiderla.com/2012/06/silver-lake-poodle-named-chipotle-recovering-from-pit-bull-attack/

“The vet found extensive damage to the neck and shoulder muscles of my dog,” Casas said in an email. “The initial wound was small with very little blood, but the vet explained to me that Pits usually cause much damage internally.”

Bristol man recovering after animal attack while walking at Lake Mystic

http://www.cljnews.com/20120601bristol-man-recovering-after-animal-attack-while-walking-at-lake-mystic

Pit Bulls Attack; Woman & Two Dogs Injured

http://www.13wham.com/news/local/story/dog-attack-injures-woman-and-greyhounds/x0H2uIxXDUeaPeGTQ6yyYw.cspx

"I wouldn't even call it a fight it was more like a mauling it was just so vicious," Eric Eagan, one of the first neighbors to rush to their aid said. "When I got there all three pit bulls were locked on to three different parts of Dasher; one by the throat, one by the stomach, and one by the hindquarters and they were all pulling in separate directions."

Sound like a wild animal kill doesn't it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRnN9owVZfg
(warning-graphic!)

Guest: Guide dog's death raises legal issues

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120601/COLUMNIST/306019997?p=2&tc=pg

"It is a crime in Florida for anyone to "permit a dog that he or she owns ... to interfere with the use of a service animal by obstructing, intimidating, or otherwise jeopardizing the safety of the service animal or its user."

Builder killed by bite from pet dog

http://www.thisiskent.co.uk/Builder-killed-bite-pet-dog/story-16249127-detail/story.html

Pit bull that bit girl to be released back to owner

http://www.wtae.com/news/local/allegheny/Pit-bull-that-bit-girl-to-be-released-back-to-owner/-/10927008/14420010/-/tux0vt/-/index.html

Sorry Your Dog Got Decapitated

http://www.vice.com/read/sorry-your-dog-got-decapitated-0000215-v19n5

Judge rules group still has no legal standing in killer dog case

http://www.lvrj.com/news/judge-rules-group-still-has-no-legal-standing-in-killer-dog-case-156215305.html

Selsdon dog walker mauled in fight gets £5k compensation

http://www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk/Selsdon-dog-walker-mauled-fight-gets-5k/story-16248515-detail/story.html

Terror in Tuffley as Staffie goes for dog's throat

http://www.thisisgloucestershire.co.uk/Terror-Tuffley-Staffie-goes-dog-s-throat/story-16248351-detail/story.html

IN DESPERATE NEED OF HELP!!!!!!!!- child involved

http://www.pitbull-chat.com/showthread.php?104303-IN-DESPERATE-NEED-OF-HELP!!!!!!!!-child-involve

"You can't sugarcoat away a dead baby"

Owner lies about identity after pit bull mauls other dog

http://www.sfexaminer.com/local/crime/2012/05/owner-lies-about-identity-after-pit-bull-mauls-other-dog

What would you do if a strangers dog was mauling your dog?

http://www.acousticguitarforum.com/forums/showthread.php?s=22df6f90e6b502763fda995a5d11e7b5&t=253327


"if I'd had a gun I'd have shot it"

Clairton woman sues over police killing of her pit bull

http://triblive.com/news/1893905-74/police-clairton-dog-bull-carroza-leonard-pit-woman-zeus-fryncko

Seriously?  Case with no merit..dismissed.

Owner kills pit bull after it injures three

http://www.todayszaman.com/news-282183-owner-kills-pit-bull-after-it-injures-three.html

Dog Bite Laws

http://www.mwl-law.com/CM/Resources/Dog-Bite-Laws-In-All-50-States-2012-05-31.pdf

Worst attack on Hutt animal control officers in 37 years

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/news/local-papers/hutt-news/7029359/Worst-attack-on-Hutt-animal-control-officers-in-37-years

Wheeler: One and done for dangerous-dog owners

http://www.newsobserver.com/2012/05/31/2102788/wheeler-one-and-done-for-dangerous.html#storylink=rss

Police kill dog that attacked pregnant Alberta woman

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/story/2012/05/31/edmonton-pregnant-woman-dog-attack-shot-rcmp.html?cmp=rss

Godfrey pit bull only quarantined after 3 confirmed attacks

http://www.ksdk.com/news/regional/article/322119/16/Godfrey-pit-bull-only-quarantined-after-3-confirmed-attacks

"Animal control director David Hall says under the current state law, there's little they can do, other than quarantine the dog. He says they can't put it down or force the owner to keep it locked up without a judge's order. Hall agrees the law needs to be changed."

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cuyahoga County Council member proposes requiring pit bulls to be sterilized (poll)

http://www.cleveland.com/cuyahoga-county/index.ssf/2012/05/cuyahoga_county_council_considers_requiring_pit_bulls_to_be_sterilized.html

"But the national Association for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals opposes mandatory spay/neuter laws in part because they can discourage owners from registering for dog licenses. The local nonprofit, For the love of Pits, calls the proposal discrimination, arguing it won't work anyway"

Typical, any thing that would address the overbreeding..laws to hold bad owners responsible will always be shot down by the Pitty people.

Triple Crown bid nearly derailed as I'll Have Another almost hit by rampaging horse

http://www.vancouversun.com/sports/Triple+Crown+nearly+derailed+Have+Another+almost+rampaging+horse/6708577/story.html

Pit bull attacks Rock Hill boy, bites off part of scalp

http://www.heraldonline.com/2012/05/31/4012208/pit-bull-attacks-rock-hill-boy.html

PBS show features Colorado service dogs

http://www.9news.com/rss/story.aspx?storyid=270259

Pit Bull Dangers-Blogtalkradio

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pitbulldangers/2012/05/29/pit-bull-attacks-the-reality-exposes-the-pit-bull-advocacy

Vicious Edmonton Staffie attack leaves dog fighting for life and owners injured

http://www.enfieldindependent.co.uk/news/9738554.Vicious_Edmonton_Staffie_attack_leaves_dog_fighting_for_life_and_owners_injured/

Owner guility over Willenhall dog attack

http://www.expressandstar.com/news/2012/05/31/owner-guility-over-willenhall-dog-attack/

Bull dog attacked four people at tower block before being put down

http://local.stv.tv/edinburgh/104191-two-men-fined-after-bull-dog-attacked-them-and-two-others/

Police shoot charging pit bull

http://www.whiotv.com/news/news/local/riverside-police-reportedly-shoot-pit-bull/nPH4X/

Remember.....

"This group is shit. You stupid mother fuckers"
"This group is full of shit...I hope we don't see more idiots like you."

Save all the wonderful comments like these so you can present them to your legislator's as stunning examples of the type of people who own pit bulls.

Wheels give disabled dog new leash on life

http://www.hawaiitribune-herald.com/sections/news/local-news/wheels-give-disabled-dog-new-leash-life.html

Pit bulls flooding Albuquerque shelters

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8t4wU8iqaKc

Pit bull owners celebrate repeal of ban

http://www.fox19.com/story/18661500/pit-bulls-once-again-legal-in-cincinnati?clienttype=printable

What's the old saying? You'll be sorry!

2 pit bulls use hole in fence to attack, kill cat

http://www.mantecabulletin.com/section/1/article/44187/

Help Ban PitBulls post

"if I see one more maniacal Pit nutter compare Pit Bulls to "vicious Chihuahuas who bite and maim more than any other breed"... I'm gonna report them just for being stupid, and posting that stupidity to Facebook."

http://pocho.com/man-mauled-by-chihuahuas-survives-attack-but-not-humiliation/

Dog attack sends toddler to hospital

http://www.bakersfieldcalifornian.com/local/x84914066/Dog-bite-sends-toddler-to-hospital

http://www.kget.com/news/local/story/Toddler-in-critical-condition-after-pit-bull/n7yQ_mKfC0ibyCPZkHbSOA.cspx

"Animal Control spokeswoman Kim Rodriguez said that to her knowledge, the parents weren't in the yard when the boy was bit"
"large, 125-pound male pit bull" Ya know, I have seen ads for these steroid induced pits and all the pitty people saying they want one. Well end result from that wish.

La Mesa Police Consider "Dangerous" Tag For Dog That Attacked Two People

http://www.sandiego6.com/news/local/City-La-Mesa-Considers-Dangerous-Tag-For-Dog-That-Attacked-Two-155886245.html

Come on people! If I can keep 4 dogs from being a menace to people and other pets, you guys should be able to do the same with your dog!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Community, officials at odds over free-roaming dog

http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationworld/2018321153_apusbluedog.html?syndication=rss

UPDATED: Accused TorC Dog Owner Arrested in Magdalena

http://www.abqjournal.com/main/2012/05/30/abqnewsseeker/updated-accused-torc-dog-owner-arrested-in-magdalena.html

Dogs jump fence and kill other dogs

http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/news/dogs-jump-fence-and-kill-other-dogs/nPHch/

"Navarro said the investigation about that pack of dogs is closed and they will not be removed because the dogs have not made an unprovoked attack on a human"
Plain and simple..if these dogs are getting loose and attacking other animals, they should be shot.

Horse found murdered day before Balmoral Park race

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/12872758-418/horse-found-murdered-day-before-balmoral-park-race.html

MD-Lawmakers form pit bull task force

http://www.foxbaltimore.com/template/inews_wire/wires.regional.md/3844f31f-www.foxbaltimore.com.shtml

Campaign to find a home for heroic dog who stayed with his dying friend after car crash

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2151976/Please-adopt-ANOTHER-dog-stays-injured-friend-prompting-internet-campaign-adoption.html

Reasons You Should Not Have a Mastiff

http://lifeimitatesdoodles.blogspot.com/2012/02/rhodia-journal-swap-page-second-my-book.html

Another dog does his best to prove Darwin right

http://blog.nj.com/njv_paul_mulshine/2012/05/another_dog_does_his_best_to_p.html

Dog in savage attack on four-year-old Darwen girl

http://www.blackburncitizen.co.uk/news/darwen/9734054.Dog_in_savage_attack_on_four_year_old_Darwen_girl/

Pit bull that attacked Whitman man expected to be put down

http://www.enterprisenews.com/topstories/x1982679428/Pit-bull-that-attacked-Whitman-man-expected-to-be-put-down

Woman attacked by dog at Airds

http://macarthur-chronicle-campbelltown.whereilive.com.au/news/story/woman-attacked-by-dog-at-airds/

Dog owner cited "multiple times" before recent attack

http://www.abc6onyourside.com/shared/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wsyx_vid_17715.shtml

Authorities: Child May Not Have Been Killed by Dogs

http://www.wltx.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=188909

Owners of BAD dog breeds KNOW their dogs are KILLERS!

http://radiomankc.blogspot.com/2010/08/owners-of-bad-dog-breeds-know-their.html

Dog attacking man's pet caught on tape

http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/local/dog-attack-caught-on-tape

Keep your dog in your back yard! No friggen excuse! Your dog will obviously attack other dogs(and it doesn't matter why). I would be packed walking past this house with dogs.

Two "Aggressive" Dogs Killed by Sacramento Police Officer

http://www.fox40.com/news/headlines/ktxl-two-aggressive-dogs-killed-by-sacramento-police-officer-20120529,0,7625476.story

Poodle attacks pit bull

                                                                        

http://wtkr.com/2012/05/29/poodle-attacks-pit-bull/
                                                                      

Woman's dog killed during vicious pit bull attack

http://www.kob.com/article/stories/s2636273.shtml?cat=516&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Kobcom-AlbuquerqueMetro+%28KOB.com+-+Albuquerque+Metro+News%29

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Pit bull owner sentenced after 5-year-old's death

http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/Pitbull-owner-sentenced-after-5-year-olds-death-from-attack-155479975.html

"Investigators said Gordon was more worried about his pit bull than the little girl when it happened."

Pet dog found skinned on the brink of death


"She wants to know why someone would do this" A sick person, like a sociopath or psychopath:

State Supreme Court refuses to issue stay in case of killer dog

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/may/29/state-supreme-court-refuses-issue-stay-case-killer/

As a Mastiff person, I am sad this has to end this way for the dog but unfortunately because of the circumstances, it needs to. I only hope these type of tragedies are a wake-up call for ALL dog owners that young children MUST be 100% supervised when around dogs. And frankly, because it takes so little from a dog to cause serious injuries/death to  young children, I would personally restrict a child from close contact with a dog.

Touching reunion of soldier and the dog he saved from shocking Afghan cruelty by owners who HACKED off his ears and tail

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2151104/Touching-reunion-soldier-dog-saved-shocking-Afghan-cruelty-owners-HACKED-ears-tail.html

Read the comments-Priceless!

https://www.facebook.com/pages/I-hate-pitbull-owners/248525878513035

Pitty people, as shown here in the comments, are just plain dumb and gullible. This person is trying to get a rise and you took the bait! I'm sure the FBI really cares. Not!
Another thing they like to comment on is a page having only x amount of "likes". Well, in the end, the amount of likes or lack there of doesn't matter. The "truth in the pudding" is that pit type dogs continue to be the most passed up type of dog in shelters and rescues. That's where it matters.

Platt: Hunt for bite and flight attack dog

http://www.calgarysun.com/2012/05/28/platt-hunt-for-bite-and-flight-attack-dog

Pit bull attack sends Whitman man to hospital

http://www.patriotledger.com/topstories/x1347548746/Whitman-man-transported-after-pit-bull-attack

Woman Loses Finger in NE Columbus Dog Attack

http://www.abc6onyourside.com/shared/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wsyx_vid_17681.shtml

Owner of mauling dog to spend weekends in jail

http://thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/101328-owner-of-mauling-dog-to-spend-weekends-in-jail

Pit bull attacks Norco child; neighbor intervenes

http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/local/inland_empire&id=8679488&rss=rss-kabc-article-8679488

Man struck by an SUV while chased by dog

http://abclocal.go.com/wtvd/story?section=news/local&id=8679821&rss=rss-wtvd-article-8679821

$10,000 to the person who finds and returns the dog

http://www.kpho.com/story/18641553/10000-reward-for-lost-dog

Monday, May 28, 2012

Police: Two men used sledgehammer to beat tied up horse

http://www.insidebayarea.com/oaklandtribune/localnews/ci_20727998/police-two-men-used-sledgehammer-beat-tied-up?source=rss

Dog Tasered after biting Oxford owner, threatening animal control

http://www.theoaklandpress.com/articles/2012/05/28/news/local_news/doc4fc3ef634c75a086048106.txt

Mysterious death prompts Person authorities to seize dog

http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/11147358/

"nearby residents said the dog sometimes roams the neighborhood and tries to attack their dogs."
"I got a dog. I ain't got no cat. He fights other dogs," he said – but the dog isn't a killer."  Real responsible owner! Not! Ya well, if I was your neighbor and your dog got loose and tried to attack mine, your dog would be a dead dog.

Baby koala fights for life after dog attack

http://www.goldcoast.com.au/article/2012/05/29/419701_gold-coast-news.html

Dog-bite woman has died of rabies

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-national/uk/dogbite-woman-has-died-of-rabies-16164890.html?r=RSS

Family Guy

South Park


Autopsy results on toddler killed by dogs deemed inconclusive

http://www.live5news.com/story/18637417/2-year-old-killed-by-dog-in-mt-pleasant

For Combat Veteran, Following Doctor’s Orders Could Lead to Eviction

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/29/nyregion/afghanistan-veteran-could-lose-home-over-service-dog.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

Man claims to be victim of severe pit bull attack

http://www.newstalkradiowhio.com/news/news/local/man-claims-be-victim-severe-pit-bull-attack/nPF69/

Blog Post-The Toledo Blade

http://scorchedearththepoliticsofpitb.blogspot.com/2012/05/toledo-blade-and-breed-specific.html

Woman Hospitalized After Pit Bull Attack

http://www.10news.com/news/31121534/detail.html

Two labrador dogs shot and killed

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/7002283/Two-labrador-dogs-shot-and-killed

Woman horrified after dog is maimed

http://www2.canada.com/nanaimodailynews/news/story.html?id=8d14a33f-3d87-4a11-8b69-aee2cd5880bf

2-year-old toddler dead following dog attack

http://www.abcnews4.com/story/18637442/toddler-killed-in

"The dogs, a female black labrador-shepherd mix and a female brindle labrador-shepherd mix, were taken from the home."
My hope is that on this Memorial Day, people show some compassion and withhold judgements regarding this tragedy. For this family, Memorial Day will always remind them of their loss. My prayers are with this family and the child they have lost.

Dog tired! The stray who ran unbelievable 1,100 miles across China after making friends with cyclists on cross-country race

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150679/Stray-dog-runs-unbelievable-1-100-miles-China-following-team-cyclists-cross-country-race.html

Women sues Delta for $4M after three of her 11 dogs die in '120-degree storage hold'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2150783/Women-sues-Delta-4M-11-dogs-die-120-degree-storage-hold.html

Poll:Dogs or bees - which have attacked you more often?

http://www.pollplace.com/questions.cfm?obj_id=556313

Plymouth's tame swans attacked by pitbull-type dog

http://www.thisisplymouth.co.uk/Plymouth-s-tame-swans-attacked-pitbull-type-dog/story-16208544-detail/story.html

Calgary boy recovering after alleged dog attack

http://www.660news.com/news/local/article/367068--calgary-boy-recovering-after-alleged-dog-attack

Zoos’ Bitter Choice: To Save Some Species, Letting Others Die

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/05/28/science/zoos-bitter-choice-to-save-some-species-letting-others-die.html?_r=1&partner=rss&emc=rss

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Port Credit resident's dog attacked

http://www.mississauga.com/news/article/1362655--ek

Pair of dogs attack elderly Surrey woman

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Pair+dogs+attack+elderly+Surrey+woman/6687246/story.html

Is the King Charles Spaniel Right For You?

http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/englishtoyspaniels.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pm17MesMFRc

Is the English Springer Spaniel Right For You?

http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/englishspringerspaniels.html

Is the English Shepherd Right For You?

http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/englishshepherds.html

Is the English Cocker Spaniel Right For You?

http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/englishcockerspaniels.html

Is the English Pointer Right For You?

http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/pointers.html

Is the English Setter Right For You?

http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/englishsetters.html

http://www.englishsetter.com/

Is the Dogo Argentino Right For You?

http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/dogoargentino.html

Is the Dogue de Bordeaux Right For You?

http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/doguedebordeaux.html

Is the Doberman Right For You?

http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/dobermanpinschers.html

Is the Dandie Dinmont Terrier Right For You?

http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/dandiedinmontterriers.html

Is the Dalmatian Right For You?

http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/dalmatians.html

Is the Dachshund Right For You?

http://www.yourpurebredpuppy.com/reviews/dachshunds.html

Tennessee Walking Horses step under scrutiny

http://www.wbir.com/rss/article/221082/2/Tennessee-Walking-Horses-step-under-scrutiny

Hobart pet's death sparks concern

http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/hobart/hobart-pet-s-death-sparks-concern/article_b5412805-7459-5415-a687-0854be539285.html

Anacortes Police Blotter, May 18 - 25, 2012

Police and paramedics responded to the report of a man on the ground being attacked by two pit-bull dogs in the 5500 block of Sugarloaf Street on Tuesday evening. The man yelled for help and neighbors came to his aid by using shovels in an attempt to drive off the attacking dogs. The dogs had fled when police arrived. The victim and witnesses reported that the two pit-bulls had been running loose in the neighborhood when they began to attack the victim’s poodle that was tethered in its own yard. When the victim went to try and help his dog, the pit-bulls attacked him.
The victim man was severely bitten on his arm and suffered numerous puncture wounds. He was transported to the emergency room. The victim poodle also suffered severe injuries and had large areas of exposed muscle from where its fur and skin had been torn off. It was taken to a local animal hospital for treatment and is expected to survive. The attacking dog’s owner, a 35-year-old man who lived on Rosario Way, retrieved his pit-bulls and he told police that they had escaped their yard through a faulty fence. The pit-bull owner appeared to be intoxicated and he was belligerent and insulting towards the police officers and said that his dogs “wouldn’t bite anybody.” The pit-bulls were transported to the pound where they were placed into quarantine. The pit-bull owner faces criminal charges of his dogs running loose and the incident is under further investigation by the Animal Control Officer.

Manchester dog fight illustrates problem with invisible fences

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120526/NEWHAMPSHIRE02/705279950&source=RSS

Now I agree that invisible fences are worthless. HOWEVER, in this case the attacking dogs owner was not able to control her dog and the dog went on the victim's property so in this case the attacking dogs owner is at fault. If you know you have a dog that is easily threatened, it is you responsibility to contain/control it. Also, on the flip side, we all know of dogs that, even with a physical fence, will still find a way to get over or under the fence to attack another animal.

Queens disabled veteran is first in borough to graduate with assistance dog

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/queens/queens-disabled-veteran-borough-graduate-assistance-dog-article-1.1084804?localLinksEnabled=false

Dog/Horse: predator meets prey

http://www.horseaccidents.org.uk/Advice_and_Prevention/Dog_Attacks.aspx

 "it is important that they have their dogs under ‘close control’. This means the handler is capable of instantly controlling their dog, no matter what the circumstances."
                                                                        

DOG ATTACKS: It is fighting breed's nature to be aggressive

http://www.nst.com.my/nation/politics/dog-attacks-it-is-fighting-breed-s-nature-to-be-aggressive-1.88127

Dog owner prepares for court after alleged attack

http://www.wcnc.com/news/local/Pit-Bull-owner-my-dog-is-not-dangerous-prepares-for-court-154556135.html

Pit Bulls Still Hot Issue in Washington

http://www.dailyworld.com/article/20120527/NEWS01/205270326/-1/rss

New Orleans-based Villalobos, the largest pit bull rescue shelter in the nation, had plans to visit Washington and help others reunite with their dogs, but never showed. Other rescue organizations had offered to help, but the enthusiasm has died down, Guillory said.
"When it was going strong and a lot of publicity, there was a lot," Guillory said. "Then, we called them back and they don't return our phone calls

Saturday, May 26, 2012

When little dogs attack.....

Leaves!
http://www.buzzfeed.com/awesomer/15-dogs-attacking-leaves

Officer keeps paralyzed dog, graduates a second

http://www.kare11.com/news/article/977315/396/Officer-keeps-paralyzed-dog-graduates-a-second

SC Judge: Jury to Decide Dog Mauling Death Charges

http://www.wltx.com/news/story.aspx?storyid=188502

And of course anything gets turned into Pit related

http://www.facebook.com/HillsPetUS/posts/414845545205003?comment_id=4994778&offset=0&total_comments=24

Meth lab gone, no need for dog

http://www.news-journalonline.com/news/local/east-volusia/2012/05/26/dog-left-at-burned-trailer.html

Doña Ana County Sheriff's Department to enforce vicious dog requirements

http://www.lcsun-news.com/dona_ana_news/ci_20711231/do-241-ana-county-sheriffs-department-enforce-vicious?source=rss

Legal beagle! Seeing-Eye dog helps law student get her degree

http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/legal-beagle-seeing-eye-dog-helps-law-student-degree-article-1.1085020?localLinksEnabled=false

Dog Jokes

http://www.yuksrus.com/animals_dogs.html

The Stranger-Bibles Good for Something

http://www.thestranger.com/slog/archives/2012/03/03/bibles-good-for-something&view=comments

Blog Post

http://thisisindexed.com/2008/09/that-old-ladys-face-looks-delicious/

I'll Have Another Horse Triple Crown: Mario Gutierrez Key to Historic Win

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1193568-ill-have-another-horse-triple-crown-mario-gutierrez-key-to-historic-win

Blog Post

The ATTS test cited is NOT a test given to evaluate dogs as safe family companions...it is a test that evaluates working drive in dogs. It is used primarily to evaluate dogs for bitework/protection sports like shutzhund and french ring. It does not test for dog/dog aggresion, the most common temperament problem in pit bulls. Dogs can fail NOT because they are aggressive, but because they fail the tracking portion of the test by refusing to walk across wire grating. Schutzhund trained dogs are allowed an aggressive response to the "threatening stranger", and guarding/fighting breeds can fail if they back away fearfully from the threatening stranger.....they can fail for not being aggressive enough.

Good Forum Post About Pits as Police Dogs



I think the qualifier here should be...... how common are pit bulls in law enforcement? The answer is that pit bulls have never been used by law enforcement agencies for police work in any substantial numbers, and the few dogs cited have been outliers. The Law Dogs program started by Diane Jessup shut down years ago, as there was little demand or interest from law enforcement agencies for pit bulls. The most common dogs used by police and military operations are GSD and Belgian Malinois. As a previous poster noted, beagles are the most common dogs used for agricultural detection work in airports.

Also note that there is a difference between a police canine and a detection dog...the small handful of pit bulls that have been used by law enforcement agencies have been detection dogs, similar the the beagles used for detection work.

The dogs used for police and military work come from breeding programs which are carefully selecting dogs for specific traits that make them suitable for this type of work....high drive, intelligent, low fear, and healthy...which means free from commono genetic diseases like HD, etc. It costs a lot of money to train, screen, and develop these dogs, and many still don't make the cut. There needs to be enough genetic material available, from suitable dogs, to maintain the health of the dogs, which is why some programs are importing dogs from overseas to keep the gene pools diverse and viable, and avoid too much inbreeding.

Pit bulls have never, and will never, be used in any significant way, in police work....the dogs are simply not being bred for these purposes, and the very small number of ethical hobby breeders existing couldn't produce dogs with the right qualities in any meaningful numbers. Terriers, in general, are not well suited for this work, because of their general lack of biddability and independent, often stubborn, temperaments.

When Vicious Dogs Attack

http://www.apartmentratings.com/rate/NC-Raleigh-Cameron-Court-1447867.html

FOLLOWUP: After Surgeries, Pit Bull Victim Finally ‘Getting Her Smile Back’

http://b-townblog.com/2012/05/25/followup-after-surgeries-burien-pit-bull-victim-finally-getting-her-smile-back/

Neighbors upset over Pit Bull attack

http://www.kfoxtv.com/news/news/neighbors-upset-over-pitbull-attack/nPFJG/

Liverpool boy, 12, mauled in suspected pit bull attack

http://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/liverpool-news/local-news/2012/05/26/liverpool-boy-12-mauled-in-suspected-pit-bull-attack-100252-31048124/

Janet said: “The family said it was an Argentinian pit bull but we don’t know for sure because it has disappeared.
“We thought they would have had it put down but I found out last Saturday that it has gone missing.

Wow! The dog has gone missing! What a surprise!

Activist visits pregnant mom mauled by dogs

http://www.trinidadexpress.com/news/Activist_visits_pregnant_mom_mauled_by_dogs-154311625.html

"Out of concern for her welfare, the TTCA wanted to see how she was doing." Bullshit!

WALTHAMSTOW: Man arrested over dog attack

http://www.thisislocallondon.co.uk/whereilive/localheadlines/9728067.WALTHAMSTOW__Man_arrested_over_dog_attack/

Dog ‘shaken like a rag doll' by Staffordshire bull terrier

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9727472.Dog____shaken_like_a_rag_doll__by_Staffordshire_bull_terrier/?action=complain&cid=10417468

Sheriff: 2 pit bull mixes seized after attack on livestock

http://www.wnem.com/story/18628382/pitbull-mix-dogs-seized-after-allegedly-attacking-livestock?clienttype=printable

Pensacola woman awarded $643K four years after pit bull attack

http://www.pnj.com/article/20120526/NEWS01/305260021/-643K-dog-attack-suit

Man says dog in attack was vicious

http://www.wivb.com/dpp/news/crime/man-says-dog-in-attack-was-vicious

Pit bulls are number one breed coming into Roanoke's dog pound

http://www2.wsls.com/news/2012/may/25/pit-bulls-are-number-one-breed-coming-roanokes-dog-ar-1943547/

Well let's see...one thing is that they are very over bred, especially given the high numbers in shelters..also people that believe the hype that they are a good family dog(without doing their research to see if it's the right dog for them) find out soon enough and then contribute to the ever growing population in the shelters.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Pit Bull attacks child

http://www.cbs58.com/news/local-news/Pit-Bull-attacks-child-154168865.html

Mom faces child endangerment charge for dog bite

http://www.katv.com/story/18624718/mom-faces-child-endangerment-charge-for-dog-bite

Dog walker mauled stopping fight at Kenley Aerodrome

http://www.thisiscroydontoday.co.uk/Dog-walker-mauled-stopping-fight-Kenley-Aerodrome/story-16183349-detail/story.html

OT-Heartbreaking picture of toddlers being carried out of house after they were suffocated 'by their mother enraged by husband's affair'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2149733/Stacey-Smalls-Heartbreaking-picture-toddlers-carried-house-suffocated-mother.html

Ya know, this has begun to be a regular occurrence...parents killing their kids and then trying to off themselves(sometimes succeeding, sometimes not). If, for whatever reason, you feel the need to "check out" go right ahead! But leave the innocent children behind....safe and sound.

Toddler Bitten in the Face by 175-Pound Dog

http://www.startribune.com/local/stpaul/154064445.html

http://www.twincities.com/stpaul/ci_20709518/st-paul-170-pound-dog-bit-girl-head?source=rss
Second time this dog has bit a child.

"In the past they were used especially as a fighting dog." Same kind of dog that killed Diane Whipple.
"Breeders warn that Presa Canarios should not be wrestled with nor allowed to play tug-of-war games in which they grab rags and shake their heads vigorously. Such activities, in the words of breeder Tracy Hennings, can "build up the dog's bite drive."

Blog Post

http://www.arfanage.com/animal-shelters/pitbull-attacks-female-animal-control-officer

Sheep killing dogs shot dead

http://www.lep.co.uk/news/local/sheep-killing-dogs-shot-dead-1-4583248

Attacked terrier needs surgery

http://www.stuff.co.nz/taranaki-daily-news/6986053/Attacked-terrier-needs-surgery

Another savage dog attack at Batehaven

http://www.batemansbaypost.com.au/news/local/news/general/another-savage-dog-attack-at-batehaven/2569197.aspx

Elderly Man Attacked By Pet Owner

http://www.turnto23.com/news/31110593/detail.html

Man in jail after pit bull attack

http://www.uppermichiganssource.com/news/story.aspx?id=758005

Pit Bull Attacks Toddler at Park in Anaheim

http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-pit-bull-attack-anaheim,0,7479553.story

Man recovers after pit bull attack (video)

http://www.victoriaadvocate.com/news/2012/may/24/ep_dog_bite_follow_052512_177519/?news&local-news

"Not once did the dog growl. Even when it had 20-year-old Paul Alderete II by the neck."

"All owners need to clearly heed to Mr. Countryman's statements. He thought he "knew" the dog, all appearances are that he was a very responsible owner." I totally agree with this comment. Never be lulled into a false sense of security about any dog.

Owner says dog attack wasn't dog's fault

http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/region/anne_arundel_county_/owner-says-dog-attack-wasnt-dogs-fault

WTF! Typical pitty owner! If this boy was riding his bike on PUBLIC property, he had a right to go anywhere. If you can't control/contain your dogs so people are safe on PUBLIC property, then it is your fault! You can't tell someone they can't be on PUBLIC property because you are a crappy dog owner than can't handle your dogs.
Where's Judge Milian when you need her:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ToWrXvheg5s

OBA: 'Don't lift pit bull ban'

http://bermudasun.bm/main.asp?SectionID=24&SubSectionID=270&ArticleID=58699

Ventura council approves pit bull ordinance

http://www.vcstar.com/news/2012/may/23/ventura-council-approves-pit-bull-ordinance/

Owners speak out after dog attacks, kills smaller dog

http://www.wlky.com/news/local-news/indiana-news/Owners-speak-out-after-dog-attacks-kills-smaller-dog/-/9718538/14157956/-/eikwbdz/-/index.html

"He said this incidents is a good example of why people should know the backgrounds of animals before fostering or adopting."

East Side man, 63, bitten by pit bulls running loose

http://www.buffalonews.com/city/communities/east-side/article872167.ece

http://www.buffalonews.com/city/police-courts/police-blotter/article872744.ece

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Alligators and drugs not an uncommon combination

http://www.wcpo.com/dpp/news/region_north_cincinnati/lebanon/alligators-and-drugs-not-an-uncommon-combination

"But if McCants was using the gators for protection, he'd be relying more on myth than reality.

"They're absolutely all bark and no bite," Oxier said. "People would go, '...I'm not going anywhere near that alligator,' but they're actually very docile animals, not prone to attack humans at all."

You would almost think it was a pitty person talking about a pit bull!

Aggressive dog released amid troopers shot but survives

http://www.adn.com/2012/05/23/2476990/aggressive-dog-released-amid-troopers.html#storylink=rss

Students rally around sick Southaven service dog

http://www.wmctv.com/story/18609061/students-rally-around-service-dog-in-southaven

Dogs attack girl walking to school in Lakeside

http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/may/23/dogs-attack-girl-walking-to-school-in-lakeside/

Girl, 4, bitten in face by dog in Homewood

http://www.wpxi.com/news/news/local/girl-4-bit-face-dog-homewood/nPCjg/

No link between aggressive dog breeds, delinquent owners: study

http://www.vancouversun.com/life/link+between+aggressive+breeds+delinquent+owners+study/6666347/story.html

Dog bites into spray can; explosion ignites kitchen fire (VIDEO)

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/dog-bites-exploding-spray-paint-ignites-kitchen-fire-171334142.html

Dog shot after attacking two people and killing cat in suburban West Palm Beach

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/crime/dog-shot-after-attacking-two-people-and-killing-2371127.html

New animal ordinance is approved

http://www.thewesternnews.com/news/article_7eeadcbc-a443-11e1-b6c8-0019bb2963f4.html

Calaveras tightens up dog laws

http://www.recordnet.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20120523/A_NEWS/205230323

Boy viciously attacked by own pet pit bull

http://www.myfoxphoenix.com/story/18598870/2012/05/22/boy-viciously-attacked-by-own-pet-pit-bull

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Judge to consider motions regarding dog that killed baby

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2012/may/21/judge-consider-motions-concerning-dog-killed-baby/

Victim: Cops MIA for hours after pit bull attack

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/fairfield_cty/victim-cops-mia-for-5-hours-after-pit-bull-attack

Pit bull ordered quarantined after dogfight

http://www.unionleader.com/article/20120522/NEWS01/705229961&source=RSS

Pet pitbull attack sends man to hospital

http://trib.com/news/pet-pitbull-attack-sends-man-to-hospital/article_226e5d2a-b9e9-5131-b4ae-43387b95484b.html

Terryville woman bit by Pit Bull

http://www.wtnh.com/dpp/news/litchfield_cty/terryville-woman-bit-by-pit-bull

3-year-old attacked by pitt bull in the Bronx

http://abclocal.go.com/wabc/story?section=news/local/new_york&id=8672519&rss=rss-wabc-article-8672519

Roanoke Police officer bitten by pit bull, dog eventually killed

http://www2.wsls.com/news/2012/may/22/roanoke-police-officer-bitten-pit-bull-dog-eventua-ar-1934707/

Prince William to queen's dogs: Stop yer yapping!

http://content.usatoday.com/communities/entertainment/post/2012/05/prince-william-to-queens-dogs-stop-yer-yapping/1?csp=34life&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+usatoday-LifeTopStories+%28Life+-+Top+Stories%29

Facebook: The Perfect Place to Disown Your Crappy Relatives

http://jezebel.com/5912218/facebook-the-perfect-place-to-disown-your-crappy-relatives?utm_source=Jezebel+Newsletter&utm_campaign=e5f9042895-UA-142218-20&utm_medium=email

Animal Control decides to put down dog that bit boy

http://www.wsoctv.com/news/news/local/animal-control-decides-put-down-dog-bit-boy/nPB4L/

Pit bull put down after Lowell attack

http://www.lowellsun.com/local/ci_20679412/pit-bull-put-down-after-lowell-attack

Dog killed by pit bull at soccer game

http://www.krqe.com/dpp/news/crime/dog-killed-by-pit-bull-at-soccer-game

WTF! The dog that killed the other dog given back to the owner! I hope the owners of the other dog at least take this pit owner to civil court.

Victim, 65, in serious condition at hospital after pitbull attack in Syracuse

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/05/victim_65_in_serious_condition.html

SPD: Officer shoots loose pit bull

http://www2.highlandstoday.com/news/highlands-news/2012/may/22/lainsido1-spd-officer-shoots-loose-pit-bull-ar-406339/

If pit bulls weren't dangerous, owners wouldn't fear being held liable for their behavior

http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/opinion/readersrespond/bs-ed-pit-bulls-20120522,0,6230652.story

Disagreeable People Prefer Aggressive Dogs, Study Suggests

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/05/120522084326.htm