Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Simi Valley, CA - On September 23, 5-year old Katya Todesco was brutally attacked by a pit bull. She died several days later. Neither the Ventura County Department of Animal Regulation nor the Simi Valley Police released this information to the public until 6 days after the attack. Kathy Jenks, the director of animal regulation, has since made repeated statements that distort the truth about pit bulls and identify her as a "pit bull apologist."
Video Shows Jenks and Distortions:
When asked what caused the attack, Jenks states -- in highly distorted logic -- that all startled dogs feel "preyed upon" and can attack and kill in these instances. If this were true, hundreds if not thousands of people would be killed by dogs each year instead of the actual average of about 30. Her questionable reasoning only serves to whitewash the horrific safety record of the pit bull breed and blame the child.
"When the little girl picked up the cell phone, was kind of waving it...Whether the child then tripped over the dog or got to the back of the dog -- somehow startled the dog -- and the dog, being a dog, was startled and reacted, thinking it was being preyed upon and came right back..."Came right back and what? Came right back and killed the child. Is this what all dogs do when they are startled? When asked specifically about children and dogs, Jenks supplies more distortions. She essentially equates the following two canine biters as the same risk factor: the bite of a chihuahua and the "attempted dismemberment" and, or "complete dismemberment" attack bite of a pit bull.
"There is no child under the age of 10 that is ever safe alone without a competent adult around any kind of a dog whether it is a Chihuahua, a pit bull, a German shepherd, or anything, it's just...Dogs don't see children of that age as human beings."Between January 2006 and October 20, 2008, pit bulls were responsible for 69% of fatalities over the age of 10. It appears that pit bulls do not distinguish a person of any age as "human beings" including their dedicated owners. These are just a few examples in recent years: Raymond Tomco, 78, Brandon Coleman, 25, Pamela Rushing, 50, Tina Canturbury, 42 and Kelli Chapman, 24.
10/17/08: Letter: Pit Bull Apologists Always Sing the Same Tune
10/10/08: 2008 Fatality: 5-Year Old Girl Killed by Pet Pit Bull in Simi Valley
Labels: Katya Todesco
| 10/22/2008 4:59 PM |
Kathy Jenks should be sued by this family.
She should also be fired immediately. She is a danger.
She is enabling vicious pit bulls to kill and maim in her community.
She is protecting and hiding vicious dogs.
Her words are straight from the constructed propaganda of the DOG FIGHTERS. We know why they lie about pit bulls, and cover up the truth. They make money from the dogs.
So what is Kathy Jenks excuse? Does anyone know if she has connections to the dog breeding world?
| 10/22/2008 5:38 PM |
Anyone who uses the "chihuahua and pit bull" propaganda is indeed a spokesperson for breeders of aggressive dogs, whether one chooses to believe it or not. Jenk's logic "should" embarrass all animal agencies and owners of dogs.
| 10/22/2008 7:34 PM |
It's time for old Jenks to retire to the comforts of La-La Land, where pit bulls wear angel wings and read to children, over the age of 10. She will never have the capacity for reality.
When you hear such stuperific yammering, you're listening to an advocate.