Friday, February 22, 2008
UPDATE 2/22/08: Richard Moore, the father of Maysia, who was attacked, said the two dogs had been chained in the backyard of his mother's house next door. His mother had been watching the dogs for a niece who was moving. The male, unaltered pit bull, broke free from the chain and attacked Maysia while she played in her adjacent backyard.
In Seattle, just because a dog bites a person does not does force the dog to labeled as "dangerous." So the city attorney is likely in a bind. How can he bring the following charges, "negligent control of an animal and owning a dangerous animal?" Once again, we see the failure of policy around dangerous dogs, not to mention a victim with little civil recourse.
02/20/08: Seattle Girl, 9, Hospitalized After Pit Bull Attack
A West Seattle girl was hospitalized Tuesday afternoon after being bitten by a pit bull. The 9-year-old suffered severe cuts to her upper and lower lips and to her chin and face, after being attacked at a Highland Park home.
Firefighters were called to a home at 7945 Delridge Way S.W. where the girl had been attacked by the 90-pound dog. A neighbor phoned for help after seeing the girl bleeding from her face. Seattle Fire Department medics arrived and treated the girl, but advised her parents that, because of the severity of the wounds, she would need to be taken to Harborview Medical Center.
The girl was rushed to the hospital by private ambulance. Harborview officials were unable to verify her condition Wednesday afternoon. Seattle Animal Control removed the dog, a 3-year-old pit bull, that was involved in the attack. A second dog also was taken from the house. Seattle police spokesman Mark Jamieson said the department will investigate the attack to determine whether any crime occurred.
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| 2/22/2008 2:01 AM |
it is a shame that idiots like cherie graves oppose mandatory spay/neuter and anti-tethering laws.
this antiquated blowhard should just step aside and let us reduce the number of dog attacks AND dog euthanizations.
aside from appearing to be horribly neglected, these pits were not altered and they were chained in a dumpy shed! cherie graves thinks it better for us americans to maintain our full rights over our property than to protect people AND dogs.
| 2/22/2008 12:21 PM |
Of course, the dog was not neutered, and will probably be returned to its owner....who will likely breed it and create more unstable, dangerous pit bulls. These dogs are worthless to the types of people that want them if they are neutered.
The people of Seattle should demand mandatory spay and neuter of all pit bulls.
| 2/22/2008 5:35 PM |
A 90 pound dog loose on a small child. It's almost unbeleivable and to think these pit nutters think there is nothing that should be done.
Elizabeth Pensgard of "Responsible Dog Owners" commented, "26 people die accross the entire nation A YEAR and Mr. Monroe wants a law passed." you bet I do. I want the law to step in and make these people contain their animals and tell them what it takes, to contain them. Then provide substantial punishment for those that do not comply or let the animal on the loose.
These people that are turning out these dogs, come Judgement Day, will be punished for useing God's creatures in this way.
| 2/23/2008 4:12 AM |
At current pace(which is accelerating), Pit Bulls will kill 220-250 Americans over the next decade. That just deaths...there will be thousands of life changing maulings, thousands of other pets shredded, and law enforcement will shoot over 1200 during beserking episodes.
Legislators need to be put on record to what level of collateral damage they are willing to accept by allowing the unregulated ownership of these bear baiters.
| 4/28/2009 3:23 AM |
The truth about RDOWS, if the put half the concern for the word "Responsible" as they do on the words "Dog Owners" we'd all be on the same side. Pensgard, Graves, all of them are paid by donations from Pit Bull fighters, Puppymill breeders and the likes, they take their stand because they are PAID to stop laws that would in any way halt these big businesses. They don't care about the lives of children or dogs. It's time people started exposing them for what they are so law makers can see how they twist & use the Constitution to continue being paid from individuals who earn money from illegal or immoral gain.