Monday, March 3, 2008
Visalia, CA - A California pet owner speaks up about inbred, pit bull animal-aggression that too often turns to human-aggression. Furthermore, good, decent citizens that step into help -- in this instance five men yielding sticks -- would have more success if yielding a break stick or a fire arm.
Our Boston terrier Otis and I were finishing our daily walk near the corner of Paradise and Clark, two blocks from home. Suddenly a huge pit bull appeared and grabbed my little dog by the throat, picked him up and shook him, trying to kill him. A man heard my screams, and without thinking of his own safety, came to help. Soon there were four or five more men wielding sticks and hitting the pit bull who was trying to kill Otis. I could only hit him with my hand and ended up breaking it. I have never experienced such terror. Both Otis and I could have been killed.
I was advised at Urgent Care that I was the second pit-bull victim that week. I will never feel safe again on the streets of Visalia. Please do something before someone loses his or her life. Strays or dogs are let out by pet owners every weekend. There must be something that can be done.
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