Monday, December 8, 2008
Fairfield, CA - In our second recorded "box cutter" attack, Ray McRoy was on his daily walk with his dog, Mackie, last week when three pit bulls surrounded them. He said, "I thought they were going to kill him." One of the dogs proceeded to attack his one-year old Scottish terrier. Fearing Mackie's death, McRoy used a box cutter to stop the attack. "I just started whacking him on the back and side. I don't know how many times I cut him," McRoy said.
Citizens are taking walks with box cutters.The attacking pit bull has been put down. Solano County Animal Control is now holding the other two pit bulls. Officers say this isn't the first time the pit bulls attacked. Sgt. Adrian Mendez said, "Earlier this year two of the dogs were deemed dangerous animals for breaking into a neighbor's backyard and attacking a dog and it's owner." The dogs were supposed to be locked up in kennels. A court hearing will determine future actions.
Why isn't this pit bull owner in jail?There should be a substantial penalty -- including mandatory jail time -- for allowing legally declared "dangerous" dogs to run loose. At what point do owners of dangerous dogs stop having more rights than potential victims? At what point do taxpayers get relief from footing continuous dangerous dog hearings? The system is absolutely broken and must be redesigned to specifically address the reality of the dangerous pit bull problem.
10/25/08: On Pit Bull Awareness Day, DogsBite.org Releases Video of Attack Victims
09/12/08: Boy Scout Stabs, Kills Pit Bulls Attacking Friend's Dog
02/28/08: Dangerous Dogs Taking Over Northaven Neighborhood
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| 12/08/2008 6:26 AM |
So Solano County Animal Control let these dogs that had attacked a dog and its owner previously to GO BACK TO THE CRIMINALS THAT OWNED THEM
And the inevitable happened.
No one ever bothered to check to see if they were contained in kennels.
The only way to stop the deaths is to sue the cities and animal control.
They are knowingly allowing dangerous dogs to attack and kill. This is to trhe point where Animal Cointrol is ENABLING attacks.
And it is time to euthanize on the FIRST attack.
One attack means that more will follow.
| 12/08/2008 3:16 PM |
So now, when walking a dog, not only do we have to
1) know to pull the pit bull away from from the fight by it's hind legs
2)wear an easy to undo belt to act as a makeshift choke collar to make it pass out from no air
3) a mag flashlight to bash it,
4) a boxcutter for knife.
We are now Sparta!
| 12/08/2008 6:43 PM |
Solano County is one of those California counties that simply won't issue a conceal carry permit to law abiding citizens, even if they live in a pit bull infested slum.
I'm not sure what I'd do if I lived somewhere that didn't allow concealed carry, but I think I could do better than a box cutter. I'm glad (and surprised) it worked out!
"Let your gun be your companion on all your walks." Thomas Jefferson
| 12/09/2008 1:54 PM |
Pitters love their dogs, but yet, send them out among persons armed to defend themselves.
Their dogs wouldn't be strangled/shot/stabbed/slashed/bonked or euthanized if they followed the laws and had large roofed crates, muzzles, and leashes.
Don't let your dog roam! It might attack a person that might fight back!
| 12/10/2008 11:05 AM |
You're dealing with "Dog Lovers" who have rationalized owning a powerful dog bred for killing other dogs. Deep down inside, they know special containment rules would be best for their troubled breed, but their normalcy envy won't allow them to accept it!
| 9/28/2009 12:10 PM |
There's nothing wrong with carrying around a box cutter, I do all the time, mainly because I need one for work, and have it in my pocket when I get home, and when I take my dog for a walk. Not because I live in a scary neighborhood (I don't), but because I forget to take it out of my pocket when I get home. If I felt threatened by a person or an animal, I wouldn't hesitate to use it.