Wednesday, January 23, 2008
Parma, MO - Doris Hayes is deaf and claims that she needs Bonnie to be her ears. There is a problem. Bonnie is a pit bull, and the city has banned the breed.
City leaders say the pit bull is dangerous and they've had numerous complaints about the dog getting loose. Since Bonnie isn't officially trained or certified, the town can't make an exception to the law. Mayor Randall Ramsey says if the dog was certified and if Doris could keep the dog secure, they might consider her special case.
With news cameras rolling, Hayes struggles to secure the barking, growling Bonnie on the sofa. Hayes claims that Bonnie was nervous because she is not used to strangers and thus couldn't demonstrate their working relationship. The matter could be decided next week in court.
Please be sure to watch the video in the news link and watch as Bonnie fails her "real world temperament test."
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| 1/23/2008 11:51 AM |
"doris holds on tightly to bonnie, afraid that the city will take the pit bull away because of Parma's ban."
or afraid that bonnie will rip the news crew to shreds?
"With news cameras rolling, Hayes struggles to secure the barking, growling Bonnie on the sofa. Hayes claims that Bonnie was nervous because she is not used to strangers"
pit bulls that are nervous with strangers!!!! correct me if i am wrong but don't service dogs accompany their people everywhere? isn't encountering strangers part of their job?
mayor randall, please dispose of this nasty dog asap.
| 1/23/2008 1:49 PM |
I think Doris Hayes' disabilities run a little deeper than just hearing loss. I watched the video twice and her affect is inappropriate during Bonnie's little outburst.
| 1/23/2008 4:37 PM |
Yeah, right. Bonnie is a service dog and Doris is an ambassador for the breed.
I agree, I think there is something else wrong with this woman. She looked like she was laughing when she couldn't control dog.
i think her ploy to rally sympathy so that she can keep her dog might have back fired on her.
| 1/24/2008 7:00 AM |
This is a new type of Pit Bull advocacy...ASSUMING VICTIMHOOD.
Currently, there is no regulation of service dogs...Any idiot can print out a certificate, slap a vest on a Pit Bull then claim to be discriminated against under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
| 1/24/2008 11:44 AM |
How would you like to be a blind person shopping in Target with your guide dog and run into these two lunatics!
This is an accident waiting to happen and the news crew has it all on tape for the criminal trial and civil lawsuit.
My spouse and I ran interference once for a hearing and sight impaired neighbor and her golden retriever as two strays, a rott and a boxer descended them. It was very frightening. I hate to think what would have happened to them if we were not there.