Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Wellington, FL - A pit bull busted through a wooden fence and killed a neighbor's pet poodle. 10-year-old Danny Condon tried to save his dying pet. He said, "I couldn't even talk straight because of the tears in my eyes." Last week after school, Condon and his 8-year-old brother, Brian, were walking their poodle named Pepsi when they said a pit bull across the street attacked.
They tried to fight the pit bull off, but it was too late. Pepsi was torn apart and hopefully died before she knew what hit her. Animal Control says the pit bull has a long list of other attacks and blames the owner for Pepsi's death. The Condons say, despite a Dangerous Dog sign posted on their neighbor's fence, they never knew such a ferocious animal lived so close.
Why does such a dangerous animal live nearby? Why, after a long list of attacks, is the dog alive at all?How much did Animal Control do to ensure that the dog did not attack again? A dog labeled as "Dangerous" (as this one appears to be) typically has more restrictions than a mere Dangerous Dog sign posted at its house. Did Animal Control follow up to ensure that the owner complied with the necessary confinement restrictions?
The mother of the two boys, Marjorie Condon, tells reporters, "We have websites to let us know where the sex offenders are around us. I know it's a long shot but there should be something to let us know what kind of animals are living around us." Authorities say the pit bull's owner could face a misdemeanor charge. The pit bull was euthanized (finally) following the death of Pepsi.
The city of Wellington is located in Palm Beach County. A quick Google search reveals that three counties in Florida do have dangerous dog registries: Seminole, Brevard and Hillsborough. Condon's request is hardly a long shot.
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| 6/04/2008 8:15 AM |
For every pit bull attack on another dog that makes the news, there are another 100 that don't. I know of maulings that happened in my town that never got any coverage...dog/dog attacks usually don't get much coverage, even when they result in serious injury/death of another dog.
No one wants to talk about the canine victims of pit bulls...they somehow don't matter. I no longer donate money to the HSUS, or other animal welfare groups I formally supported, because of their disastrous policies on pit bulls. As someone who has witnessed what a pit bull can do to another dog, I find it inexcusable that many humane groups still promote fighting breeds as pets. They were never meant to be pets....they were a breed created by degenerate gamblers for bloodsport; today large numbers of them are still being bred for both human and animal aggression by criminals and dog fighters.
The idea that the average family is capable of safely securing a dog that is fixated on killing the neighbors dog the same way my Lab is fixated on retrieving tennis balls, is shere lunacy. If humane groups really wanted to stop the suffering of pit bulls, and their canine victims, they would push for BREED SPECIFIC regulations on breeding them.
| 6/04/2008 9:40 AM |
Another sad pit attack story and awful for the two boys to see their pet murdered by one of these ugly beast. No doubt, the adverse impact on the boys will be a lasting one.
Slide another family and neighborhood into the anti-pit bull column.
| 6/04/2008 3:42 PM |
Watch the 3 and half minute news clip and see a loose pit bull caught on a security camera killing a neighbor's cat. When reporters respond to pit bull owner's lovely trailer, you will feast your eyes on the remaining out of control pit bull.
| 6/07/2008 2:04 AM |
The sad fact is that there is a $40Billion Pet care industry that does not want to be regulated. They will defend Pit Bulls to the death because they believe regulating these dogs begins the slippery slope to other regulations which will affect their bottomline. It is very reminescient of the Tobacco industry years ago.