Thursday, July 3, 2008
Stockton, CA - Two animal control officers were attacked by a pit bull while following up on a report that a dog had leapt through an open window, crossed a street and bit a girl in an unprovoked attack. Both officers were taken to a hospital, where they were treated and released. The extent of the injuries to the young girl was unavailable.
According to Ernest Molieri of the San Joaquin County Animal Control Division, when the two county officers arrived at the house, the dog attacked them, inflicting deep puncture wounds in the left arm and midsection of one officer and the thumb of the other. He said. "It was the worst dog attack on county animal control officers in recent memory."
After being injured, the officer who had been bitten in the midsection was able to retrieve the necessary equipment to restrain the dog while the other officer held the dog in a bearhug. Gerald Eqes, one of the victims, says the county has not provided enough safety for animal control officers to do their jobs effectively. "We have been asking for vests, Tasers and sidearms," he said.
The requests have gone unmet.
In other newsOwner of Pit Bulls Has Both Arms Amputated
Greensburg, IN - Recently, Annette Williams was viciously attacked by her two pit bulls (no one knows why). When the story was reported, Williams had lost one arm. Now, she has lost both arms from the elbow down. The family has set up a donation fund. It is doubtful that the ASPCA, who misleads the public, into thinking, "it's all in how you raise'm!" will donate a dime. We doubt any pit bull owners will give a cent either.
Rottweiler Attacks Owner; Dog Had Bite Record
Pottsville, PA - In a separate attack that also involves a dog owner, a rottweiler named Zeus tore up its owner Shannon Reed, 25. She is currently in critical condition at Lehigh Valley Hospital. Upon her request, the dog was euthanized. Last year, Zeus bit an 18-year old woman. The attack was not sufficient enough to legally label the dog as "dangerous." Officials sent the dog home so that it could attack again -- and it did!
06/19/08: Pit Bull in Greensburg Chews Off Owners Arm
Labels: Amputation Injury
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| 7/03/2008 11:36 AM |
I just saw on "Christina's Court" a man shot a pit bull in his yard and had to pay $2000 dollars. The dog owner claimed $900 value of a dog he got at three weeks old, because the dogs mother would not feed it. The dog was loose on several occasions, but that didn't seem to matter.
A pit bull bends a single blade of grass on my property and it will find the business end of my pitch fork. I will not let it get a second chance to get at me.
| 7/03/2008 12:41 PM |
Ditto for Shannon Reed on the donation front.
Actually this woman needs a DARWIN AWARD ASAP!!!
The rot bit an 18 yr old girl, previously bit the owner and now again ATTACKS the owner!!! FINALLY Shannon sees the light and puts the dog down. Let's hope this idiot is just smart enough to know that she is not dog owning material. Shannon, maybe you should try goldfish.
Now these are the kind dog attacks I don't mind reading about!
| 7/03/2008 1:18 PM |
Love this story out of Stockton. Here are better links with new video footage.
White shirtless redneck with beer belly and pirate eye patch. Run down shack of a house with confederate flag and appliances in the front yard.
AND OF COURSE excuses for his dog's behavior!
| 7/03/2008 1:55 PM |
In my neighborhood, nice families don't own pit bulls. Period. If you are walking down the street with a pit bull, you could save some time by simply hanging a sign around your neck that says "I am a recreational drug user!".
In the suburbs, a lot of the pit bull owners are actually recreational drug users...they have to drive to dangerous neighborhoods in the nearby urban centers to buy their drugs, and they don't want to get caught carrying an illegal handgun, so they take the dog along for the ride as a sort of protection. Hand to God, its the truth. My friend and I counted the families with pits we knew, and all had a family member who was using, had either been written up in the local police logs, or was obviously involved with drugs.
I live in a very nice, middle class neighborhood; very few people own pit bulls, but the ones that do are always "troubled" families, and almost every pit bull has caused problems for neighbors with threatening, aggressive behavior or actual attacks on people and other pets.
| 7/03/2008 2:42 PM |
Boxer mix? Yeah, sure.
How is that house still standing? And why is it that the newest looking things were a stove and a frige - in the front yard?
Another class-act pit bull owner.
| 7/03/2008 8:11 PM |
I often wonder if these types were on the internet just before the attack spewing nanny dog myths like, "All my dog wants to do is lick you to death."
What must go on in their minds when they are being mauled?
| 7/05/2008 6:39 AM |
I'd like to see the Pit Bull community offer a fig leaf to civilization and make donations to some of their victims saddled with six-figure medical costs.
Also, it would be nice if they bred safer dogs.