Friday, October 10, 2008
UPDATE 10/14/08: On the same day Caesar was killed, a different dog was mauled to death in Jackson by pit bulls. Scott Sullivan, the owner of a lab-mix named Camo, shot a video of his dog dying on his kitchen floor. The pit bulls jumped his fence and savagely attacked Camo. Sullivan lives a mile and a half away from where 3-year old Tony Evans was killed in July after bumping into a chained pit bull named Blue Eyes.
Sullivan plans to start a petition to get pit bulls banned in Jackson, MI. Call 601-898-1213 to learn more about the petition.
10/01/08: Neighbors Demand Action After Attack
Jackson, MS - Angela Griffin says her dog Casear was a member of the family. "He was loved. He gave us love. He was a wonderful dog," she said. On Monday, Griffin says two pit bulls broke out of their yard, busted her fence and mauled her dog to death. "You never want to see your animal being mauled by two pit bulls," she says. "It was absolutely horrible. It was preventable. I'm convinced it was preventable."
Griffin says she has called Animal Control numerous times in the past to complain, but nothing has been done. Deputy Chief Gerald Jones of the Jackson Police Department recently stated in an email exchange, "I have instructed our animal control division to notify the owners of the animals that they have been deemed "dangerous." The animals will be removed and a hearing requested before a judge."
Neighborhood association president Margaret Bucci has written a letter to city officials about the problem. She says it's important for JPD to enforce city ordinances about dangerous animals. "This happened less than a block away from a school bus stop and just minutes before kids were about to come outside and wait for the bus," Bucci said. "So something else could have happened that morning. A child could have been attacked."
In other news:Fort Worth Couple Wants Pit Bulls Removed
Fort Worth, TX - Dale and his wife Suki Ziegenhagen say they were terrified when two pit bull mixes charged them and their dogs. "These are our children. What can we do? Protect them. I didn't care about myself at that point," said Suki. The victims say they were walking their dogs when the pit bull mixes attacked without warning. "It's horrifying," said Dale Ziegenhagen. "You just feel helpless to some degree."
In a neighborhood filled with kids, the Ziegenhagens say they don't want the pit bulls on the street. "They should be put down," said Suki. The Ziegenhagens are trying to get the two dogs classified as dangerous animals. That would mean the owners would have to get $100,000 worth of liability insurance for each dog. Right now, the pit bulls are in quarantine and their owners have been given six citations.
Pit Bull Owner Can't Keep His Dogs Alive
Grapevine, TX - Jason Loban’s pit bulls have sat in the Grapevine animal shelter for 30 months. If he doesn’t come up with more than $10,000 and proof that his house meets the city’s requirement for boarding dangerous dogs, the pit bulls will be be euthanized. Loban says, "I don’t have $10,000 right now." By simply buying a liability insurance policy 30 months ago, he could have avoided this fee.
The tale began in April 2006, when animal control confiscated Loban’s pit bulls after a neighbor complained about them running loose. During a hearing in May 2006, the Municipal Court heard from witnesses and upheld Hopkins’ assertion that both dogs -- 6-year-old Tiger, and 4-year-old Sampson -- were dangerous. Loban paid a fine and was told that he could have his dogs back if he showed proof of liability insurance.
Loban said he didn’t have the $1,000 for insurance, so his dogs remained in the shelter. The meter has continued to run ever since. The amount now is up to $10,242.20.
10/04/08: Neighbor's Pit Bull Kills Blind Woman's Pets Inside Her Home
09/25/08: No Punitive Damages in Georgia After Fatal Dog Attack
08/29/08: Owner of Mauled Yorkie Sues Pit Bull Owner for $250,000
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| 10/10/2008 4:28 PM |
Why wait 30 months and let the bill run up so high? Taxpayers have been paying for a dog that is too dangerous to be returned, and unwanted by the owner.
But the good news is people are reporting dangerous dogs and demanding something be done about them. The more people that complain, the sooner the authorities will understand how the majority feel on this issue.
| 10/10/2008 9:43 PM |
Boarding two dogs for 30 months at $20 per dog per day would come to $36,000. I think this stupid clown of an owner is getting a bargain at $10,000.
If you can not afford to properly feed, house and provide basic vet care, YOU CAN NOT AFFORD A DOG!!!!!!
Stand tough Texas and KILL those dogs unless he coughs up the money!
I would be furious if my tax dollars were feeding this clown's dogs.
| 10/11/2008 10:22 AM |
Why wasn't this idiot taking the shelter a weekly check. At the very least, this moron should be able to hand over what he would normally in dog food!
This is outrageous! Yet ANOTHER pit bull owner getting over on the system.
| 11/21/2008 3:39 PM |
Regarding 'Another Dog Killed by Pitt Bulls' - I lost my beautiful dog, Tango two months ago. I begged and pleaded with my neighbors to keep her two dogs locked up after FOUR terrible attacks. Tango stayed inside nearly all day every day. They hunted her. She was a nervous wreck, waiting to die. I spent every day thinking about how to protect her, and they finally got her. Now I worry about my small son and myself, will they hurt us now? She cannot control them, just yesterday she was driving up and down our road calling for them, they were loose again. I live in fear, now I understand what Tango felt.