Tuesday, December 16, 2008
UPDATE 12/16/08: Diane D'Allessandro, who works in the town treasurer's office, was bitten by the dog, Rocky, in the Town Hall parking lot and is suing for $500,000 from the dog's owner, Louis Carpenito. But that amount could go as high as $1.5 million if the jury in Plymouth Superior Court honors D'Allessandro's request for triple damages for the injury and emotional stress the incident has caused.
Carpenito, a former Advisory Committee member, recently told selectmen he has not worked for 18 months and is deeply in debt. "We'll be looking for an attachment on his house from the court, if we can prove likely success," said D'Allessandro's attorney, Gerard Lane. "Carpenito's house is assessed at $800,000 and change, but he has some significant debt on it."
The dog named Rocky is still missing.
10/22/08: Dog Swept Across State Lines?
Marshfield, MA - Selectmen voted unanimously last week to euthanize Rocky after the pit bull bit and severely injured a town employee’s hand. The dog has also bitten four other times. The owner of the dog, Louis Carpenito, who is a former advisory board member, said, "We don’t execute people who murder other people in this state, but we want to execute dogs for some dog bites?"
5 bite victims, owner still excuses dog's behavior.Rocky, however, has apparently left town. He isn’t in the state, and Carpenito said he doesn’t know where the dog is. Carpenito has 11 days to turn over the dog. Priscilla McGilvray, the animal control officer, said she hoped Carpenito would disclose the dog’s whereabouts. "It’s our responsibility to notify the people of whatever town it may be in," she said.
During the hearing, town employee Diane D’Alessandro described how Rocky bit her, which led to nine stitches on her hand. She said her hand was functioning now at about two on a scale of 10. Resident Bob Tice said, "It almost bit a woman’s breast off previously. Being a member of the community, it was the selectmen’s duty to keep the public safe."
Now officials just need to find Rocky...
10/18/08: Rottweiler Inflicts 3,000 Stitches on Victim; Judge Frees Dog
09/07/08: "Vicious" Dog Laws Stop at State Lines; Pit Bull-Mix Whisked to New State
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| 10/22/2008 7:15 PM |
"We don’t execute people who murder other people in this state, but we want to execute dogs for some dog bites?"
If I recall from my critical thinking class, this is what-cha-call a non-sequitur. You hear a lot of these from pit bull owners, and it cuts to the core of the problem – stupidity.
| 10/22/2008 7:39 PM |
Don't you just love the way some pit bull owners think dogs are equivalent to human beings? This dog operates by instincts (genetic)and will continue to hurt human beings unless laid to rest.
| 10/23/2008 4:05 AM |
This is another rationalization from "humans" that are dog lovers who fancy dogs selected for killing other dogs.
The euthanization of a mauler is not for punishment or revenge, it is for public safety purposes!
Gotta wonder if this "five biter" commands a high stud fee from the drug dealers looking for guard dogs?
| 10/23/2008 6:48 AM |
Some? Try most. Many pit bull owners deny their dogs are genetically dog aggressive. They like to say each dog is an individual. It's okay to judge a dog by its breed and rattle off traits the dog should have UNLESS that dog is a pit bull and the trait has anything to do with fighting, then its trained, not bred in. It's a huge double standard.
| 12/16/2008 2:24 PM |
Yes, jersey, precisely. Genetics have nothing to do with a dog's behavior, its all how you raise and train them. Unless the dog is a Cocker Spaniel. They are all aggressive. Or a toy poodle. Many pit owners have been badly mauled by toy poodles.
| 12/16/2008 3:13 PM |
If you click on the Boston Globe article, you will pit the pit bull advocates blaming the victim! How dare she reach out to pet the dog of a city selectman, standing right next to town hall!
Gee wizz, pit bull crazy people...maybe she believed what you told her! She may have read the Bad Rap site, or Pit Bull Rescue, or Pit Bull Chat, or one of the other hundreds of websites, where you convince people that pit bulls are HUMAN FRIENDLY! She knew the guy, he was a city selectman after all...she knew the dog was not abused, or being fought. All you need is love, right? WHY would ANYONE hesitate to pat one of your beloved "pibbles" or "pitties"? This was a well-cared for pet, he didn't have a muzzle, the owner never suggested she should not pet him. Pit bulls are magic, they are special, they are the most loving dogs on the freaking planet! WHY would ANYONE hesitate to pat one of these adorable wiggle-butts!!!!!!!!!
| 12/16/2008 5:19 PM |
I have been hearing this comparison a lot lately...humans to dogs...it is absolutely disgusting. I love my dogs, I really do, and I will do a lot to protect them...but if it came down to one of their lives for a life of an unknown human...it is a no brainer.
| 12/16/2008 10:18 PM |
They have to use cutesy names like "wiggle butt" to oversweeten the reps of these bastards.
Gives one insulin shock.
What's worse than them believing their own lies, but they assume that we believe them, too.
| 12/17/2008 4:58 AM |
This man took pleasure in his dog hurting others in the community, and took pleasure in manipulating and controlling a local government that was weak and ineffectual, and allowed itself to be humiliated and pushed around by a thug and by the dog fighter and dog breeder looby.