Thursday, October 30, 2008
UPDATE 10/30/08: Little Brooklyn Houston suffered a fractured skull and facial damage that looked so serious initially that her family feared brain damage or blindness. Luckily, it is now being reported that Brooklyn will make a full recovery. She is expected to be out of the hospital soon. The family said, "they never thought" their 5-year old dog named Brusier could do such a thing. Bruiser will be put down.
10/28/08: Two Attacks on Same Day
Spokane, WA - Two more devastating pit bull attacks have occurred in the city of Spokane, and did so on the same day. Given the size of Spokane (200,000), and the frequency of pit bull attacks, they were added to the DogsBite.org Watch List back in May. In September, a group of victims asked the City Council to spay and neuter existing pit bulls and ban new pit bulls from being allowed in the community.
Council members responded to the request by denying any kind of breed-specific ordinance. This likely came at the help of SCRAPS, Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Services, and SpokAnimal, the city animal shelter. Each appeared at the public meeting and defended pit bulls. Gail Mackie of SpokAnimal, added that a breed-specific a law might be illegal in the state of Washington, which is a sizable untruth.
49 Americans are dead due to pit bulls since January 2006. One can only estimate that the number of people severely injured in this same period is exponential.The two most recent attacks in Spokane involve children. According to Nancy Hill of SCRAPS, an 18-month-old child was walking down a hallway knocking on a door when the attack occurred. The family pit bull named "Bruiser" attacked the child, fracturing the toddler's skull. The child's grandmother heard screaming and called authorities. The child is now being treated for her injuries at Sacred Heart Medical Center.
On the same day, a separate pit bull attack occurred in the city. A 4-year old girl was bitten several times by a pit bull while visiting a home. The severity of the girl's injuries was not listed in the article.
09/09/08: Spokane Woman Pushes for Pit Bull Ban at City Council Meeting
06/09/08: Spokane Toddler Mauled by Family Pit Bull-Mix, Mom Skips Hospital
05/30/08: Pit Bulls in Spokane, Washington Can't Stay Out of the News
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| 10/28/2008 3:07 PM |
Animal Control and the animal shelter are opposing spaying and neutering of pit bulls? Despite the fact that they have to euthanize countless numbers of them every year?
It is pretty clear that SCRAPS and Spokanimal represent DOG FIGHTERS and DOG BREEDERS interests.
This is a problem. Some breeders have infiltrated animal control departments and shelters to protect the financial interests of the breeding industry.
These two organizations need a good cleaning, because otherwise soon there will be deaths that they are responsible for.
| 10/28/2008 3:31 PM |
One of the problems in Washington is the presense of no kill fanatics.
These people, in the name of no kill, have actually sent pit bulls to be tortured and killed in the name of not euthanizing them. While they act as pit bull apologists and oppose bsl.
Here is just one instance where a no kill "saved" pit bulls and then shipped pit bulls off to a "sanctuary." With the horrible consequences.
and pictures of what they did http://www.workingpitbull.com/New%20Site%202005/pasado.htm
I did a search on the person in that komo news article who shipped the dogs to the horder and she is no longer with that organization, but now is involved with other no kill fanatics in King County trying to force the county to privatize animal control and spend tax dollars being a pit bull apologist and placement agency.
They also oppose laws like dog limit laws and breeder licensing (the dog fighters must love that!)
It's incredible. The No kill movement bleats against breed specific legislation, then they either place aggressive pit bulls or ship them off to die at some hoarders.
Of course, some of the no kill fanatics are involved with breeders.
But these no kill people are not only the enemies of public safety. They are the enemies of the pit bulls themselves! and seem to be doing everything they can to enable the dog fighters and breeders to expand.
SCRAPS and Spokanimal sure seem to be infected with the no kill disease.
| 10/28/2008 3:43 PM |
And some of those no kill fanatics trying to turn King County animal control into a pit bull apologist department have ties to surprise! Best Friends
The ones who took aggressive Vick pit bulls and all that loot. And are using the Vick pit bulls to shamelessly fund raise.
While they refuse to take pit bulls from their own state http://www.kvbc.com/Global/story.asp?S=4351316
Much as the dog fighters make money from pit bulls, there is money to be made in the pit bull apology business.
| 11/01/2008 12:42 PM |
It only shows me that Pit bull owners Do NOT love dogs.
They just want a four-legged ego boost.
I've seen many pits living in bad conditions, very junkyard.
If you are stupid enough to want to own a pit bull, you are too stupid to own one.