Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Roseville, CA - Carmen Rutuya is literally sick with sorrow following the vicious killing of her three dogs over the weekend. Carmen says a neighbor's pit bull and Queensland heeler broke through her backyard wooden fence, killing her Shih Tzu and two Chihuahuas.
Since the incident, Rutaya says she can't eat or sleep thinking about the way her dogs were slaughtered. She adds that she has not yet heard from her neighbor about the killings. Reporters tried to talk to the owners of the pit bull and Queensland heeler but no one was available for comment.
The two dogs are being held at Placer County SPCA under a 30-day quarantine (this may be a misprint, DogsBite.org has never heard of a 30-day quarantine, it is usually 10 and for the purposes of rabies observation). The police say the dogs could be released back to their owners if there is no prior history of violence and the owners meet certain conditions.
Lt. Michael Doane said, "Some of the conditions would be if the owner is not with the dog they have to be secured in a kennel. They also might need to get chipped." He added that the dogs following the one offense may be categorized as potentially violent. Rutuya believes that the killing of her three pets should be enough to order the dogs to be put to death.
"I want them to be put to sleep," she says. "But animal control says there must be certain conditions. So next time, they are going to slaughter a human being?"In California, talk of ordinances targeting pit bulls in on the rise. This is likely due to the success of San Francisco's pit bull sterilization ordinance enacted in late 2005. After an 18-month period, pit bull bites declined by 21%; shelter occupancy rates fell from three-quarters to one-quarter; and pit bull euthanizations dropped 24%.
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| 4/16/2008 6:26 PM |
I can't believe they will actually consider returning the dogs to their owner! The owner didn't already demonstrate enough irresponsibility? Is the thinking, "Let's see IF it happens again?" Or is it more like, "Let's see WHEN it happens again?" Outrageous!
Put the dogs down. Jail the owner. Let a civil trial determine the cash value of the victim’s loss.
When you own a pit bull, it isn't a matter of *dogs will be dogs.* It's a matter of mismanaging a deadly weapon to the detriment of another. If it were a gun, the prison term would be years long.
| 4/17/2008 1:09 AM |
i found a few interesting comments about the mass murder at this link:
some low life piece of garbage from turlock CA that goes by the name of Amberrr64 had this to say:
"I love Pitbulls. Maybe your fence should have been repaired long ago. Maybe you shouldnt let little snack sized mini dogs run around unwatched at night."
then this idiot that actually has the gall to go by the name of Animal Lover in roseville CA chimed in:
"I'm with you, Amberrrr. I'll bet these were some yappy **** dogs that annoy the heck out of other neighbors. They were probably asking for it."
pit nutters showing their true colors
| 4/17/2008 4:39 AM |
Good to see these pitnutters publicly express what they all feel deep down inside. When one makes the leap to obtin a Pit Bull over all other breeds, they've calculated that the neighborhood dogs are worthless, expendable curs.
| 3/28/2016 7:33 AM |
I have lived here for 15 years...and there is a 1 year old female pit that lives next door. I don't even go in my back yard anymore because she goes to the fence like she is going to pull it down to get to me and my dogs. Yesterday went out to plant three tomato plants....same thing...owners were out there too and she was grabbed down....It is scary. She doesn't want to much to get to my dogs but to me.
The owners come from a planet other than ours so talking to them doesn't work. I am going to get a camera movie this week and I am going to send it to Animal Control. Unfortunately there is only 2.5 officers for our huge populas of skunks, possums, barking dogs...farel cats...and and and....That is likely why the pitbul issue is allowed. I am fearful for me and that is so wrong...I make my house payment and the dog????????????????