Friday, May 30, 2008
Surrey, BC - In September of 2007, an RCMP officer in Surrey shot and killed a pit bull that had threatened to attack a woman who was already being mauled by two dogs in her home. The victim, who takes in previously abused dogs, was being bitten on the arms and legs by two of the adopted animals. The agency from which they were adopted is unknown.
The officer fired a single shot, killing a third dog that was acting aggressively. The officer pulled the injured woman out of the house and locked the other dogs inside, before administering first aid. The woman was then hospitalized, but the article does not specify her name or the nature of her injuries. Meanwhile, the SPCA took custody of the remaining dogs.
Lorie Chortyk, a spokesperson for the SPCA, offers a typical, reckless response to the attack. Maybe after the Bajwa family attorney sues the Surrey SPCA this response will shift. It's people like Chortyk and various animal advocacy organizations -- folks who whitewash the pit bull problem -- that ensure the appalling pit bull "mauling engine" continues.
She said the attack, "shouldn't dissuade people from adopting or fostering pit bulls."Related articles:
05/25/08: Bajwa Family Plans to Sue the City of Surrey, the SPCA and RCMP
05/09/08: I Was Almost a Goner Says Sean Bajwa After Attack
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| 5/30/2008 8:05 PM |
It most certainly should dissuade them! That is if they have half a brain. People who still get these dogs are either so far out of the loop they have no idea how to take care of them or they want a dog with that type of reputation. Either way, both owners are the exact opposite of what a good pit bull owner is. It's time shelters face the facts: too much supply, not enough good homes to care for them properly. Placing a pit bull in every home will not solve the problem, ignoring the problem will not solve the problem. This means healthy dogs will be put down - that's not the shelter's fault and it is not the public's fault. It is the fault of pit bull breeders, owners and advocates who do nothing to stop the supply.