Wednesday, June 11, 2008
San Diego, CA - One of two miniature pinschers is on the mend after both were attacked by a pit bull last week. The owners of the pinschers have spent $12,000 in vet bills to save their dogs. Martin and Mindy were attacked while being walked on a leash June 3rd. Now the owners have set up a blog site to share their story: Martin and Mindy.
We encourage all victims of attacks to create blogs to share their stories. It is only through the power of the victim's voice that change is possible.After the attack, Brock and Maria Budash rushed their dogs to an animal hospital where both underwent extensive treatment, surgery and now rely on a variety of medications. Both owners are extremely upset. "I don't think we deserve to pay $12,000 in vet expenses because somebody let their dog out of the backyard and attacked my dogs," said Brock Budash.
In classic pit bull owner behavior, the woman who let the pit bull out says the dog belongs to her son and both the son and mother refuse to pay the medical bills. The classic pit bull owner always refuses accountability (in all cases, even when their dog is off leash), blames the victim, be it a child, grandmother, cat or dog and refuses medical bill payment.
When the victim is an animal, dog laws often work on the side of the pit bull owner. Until animal attacks are taken more seriously, pit bull owners will continue to get away with murder.As we frequently write at DogsBite.org, pit bulls are indisputably "animal-aggressive." There is no need to discuss the matter further. Pit bulls were selectively bred for several hundred years for an activity that is now a felony in all 50 states: dogfighting. These dogs no longer have a legal task to perform. For the safety of people and our pets, these dogs must now be regulated.
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| 6/11/2008 2:09 PM |
I am so sorry that you have had to learn just how dangerous pit bulls are towards other dogs. AND just how ignorant and irresponsible the owners of this breed can be. You should be prepared for the pit nutters attack. Just keep yelling yourself, "they're deranged" and don't take it personally.
If there is a bright side to this tragedy, it would be that it occurred in the state of California. You have access to the best attorney possible for dog bite cases, Mr Kenneth Phillips.
Please check out his website and contact him if you have not already hired an attorney. No, I do NOT receive a finder's fee. I have never met or spoke to Mr Phillips but I really admire him for taking on this grossly ignored area of law. You should be fully compensated for the vet bills and then some! Good luck and I hope your dogs' physical injuries heal quickly, I am sure the mental healing will not be so easy.
I will keep your blog in my bookmarks and check back on Martin and Mindy's progress.
| 6/11/2008 3:27 PM |
How in the hell would these pit bull owners think they don't have ABSOLUTE LIABILITY for this??? Somebody needs to get an attorney with bigger teeth than any pit bull owner ever imagined. I hope they find such an attorney and annihilate them in litigation.
| 6/11/2008 4:01 PM |
This story reminded me of a pit bull attack video released on liveleak.com not long ago. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=afb_1211575760
As awful as that was to watch, I did think, what if this had been a smaller dog? So, here we have it.
I'm thankful that Martin and Mindy survived! And, so sorry for what their owners have had to go through... not to mention the huge cost!
I was truly saddened by the pics of their injuries, but that has turned into truly pissed off.
| 6/11/2008 5:43 PM |
Alan Hill was almost killed in a pit bull attack in 2006. He was just awarded $7.25 million.
Is the tide finally starting to turn?
PROPERTY OWNERS: TAKE NOTE!
| 6/11/2008 11:28 PM |
15 fence posts-$85
15 6x8, 3/4" thick dog-ear panels-$700
8 bags of concrete mix-$18
wire fencing for base-$20
trip to the records office/2 gallons of gas/parking meter-$10
3 gallons of stain-$40
Protecting children from neighbor's pit bull-
don't be ignorant, get the facts;
| 6/12/2008 12:49 PM |
The owners of pit bulls that maul other animals should be charged with animal cruelty.....they WANT to own a breed of dog that kills other dogs, it is NO surprise to anyone when these attacks happen.
Maybe we should take a page from the pro-pit propaganda book..."its all how you raise them". Well, then anyone who owns a pit bull that attacks and mauls another dog must be training their dog for dogfighting, right? That's a felony, so they should go right to jail.
The pro-pit lobby wants it both ways...they want us to believe that pit bulls are just like any other dog, and the aggressive ones are due to bad owners....but they wouldn't support a law that puts owners in jail for dog aggressive pit bulls.