Thursday, May 15, 2008
Lexington, KY - In a story that only grows more disturbing, it appears that China has gone missing. Back in February, China chewed off four of her paraplegic owner's toes while he slept -- he has no feelings in his feet. Amazingly, China's owner, Terry Smith, took the dog back after the 10-day quarantine.
Smith discovered the pit bull was missing after he returned home from the hospital two days ago -- the article did not say why Smith had been hospitalized. A reward is being offered for the dog's return. Smith believes China was stolen, possibly by people who would use her for dogfighting.
Or stolen by someone who really loves Smith and does not want the dog to take a whole limb from him or his life.Related article:
02/13/08: Pit Bull Pup Who Chewed Off Owner's Toes Back Home
01/30/08: Pit Bull Chews off Toes as Paralyzed Owner Sleeps
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| 5/15/2008 12:12 PM |
Did he leave the dog home alone while he was in the hospital? Maybe animal control took the abandoned dog? And even if someone did steal it for fighting purposes, I think that underscores just how many problems these dogs have and why we shouldn't be adopting out former fighting dogs. You would think pit bull lovers would want to do something for that reason alone, yet it seems they would rather have the dogs suffer just so it is easier for them to own one.
| 5/15/2008 12:41 PM |
This story really annoyed me when it initially broke. Why in the hell are low income disabled people allowed to own pit bulls?!?!?!?
If the pit owner is paralyzed OBVIOUSLY he has limited ability to control the pit!!