Thursday, June 5, 2008
Columbus, OH - The owner of three pit bulls could face charges for not properly constraining his dogs after his 77-year old neighbor was bitten by one of them. Franklin County animal control officers report that the attack was vicious and that the woman was badly injured -- the bite left exposed bone. Police officers arrived on scene with weapons drawn.
The woman was gardening when the animals jumped the fence and attacked her. After animal control took all three dogs away, one of the dog owners, showed remorse for the victim, "I don't really care what happens to me or the dogs, (but) I'm responsible," said James Halbirt, "I'm concerned with (the woman). I want to make sure she's OK. She's a great person."
Halbirt said that all three dogs were animals that he rescued.The other dog owner, a woman who was not named, blabbed on video about how the dogs "had never shown aggression before." As if she had never heard of a pit bull suddenly attacking. As if her pit bull might have a different set of genes than every other pit bull. Maybe the facility where the two owners rescued the dogs told them, "Enough love will make the dog's genes disappear."
Unpredictability is a trait that has been selectively bred into pit bulls. This trait cannot be "loved" out of a pit bull.Related articles:
05/27/08: Three Pit Bulls Bust Out of Enclosure, Attack Boy
05/15/08: Screenshots: Pit Bull Scales Fence, Terrorizes Neighbor
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| 6/06/2008 10:51 AM |
I can only guess that these dogs view anything that is at eye level with them....a child, a person crouching while gardening; as another match dog, and are challenged by it. I would love to know what rescue group or shelter this owner got these dogs from. The owner does not sound like the typical, scumbag pit bull owner; he sounds like another person duped by humane organizations into "rescuing" these dogs.
The owner of the dogs may very well be a victim too...I would like to see the owner out the rescue group that convinced him these were "safe" pets.
| 6/06/2008 1:35 PM |
You got it anonymous! And what's particularly sad is these very same people could have given a home to safe and sane dogs, in dire need of rescue. Instead, 3 pit bulls took their place. Now the pit bulls will likely be killed, but only after this detour to catastrophe. Everybody loses!
I hope the rescue or shelter that foisted this fraud suffers all the humiliation they deserve.