Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Flint, MI - In a letter to the Flint Journal, a woman talks about a pit bull that attacked her child and dog. This is in response to a woman who noted her docile pit bull while griping about people who say pit bulls are vicious ["Banning pit bulls won't solve problem" Your Letters, Nov. 26]. DogsBite.org encourages all people who have been victimized by a pit bull or have witnessed an attack to do just as Susan Newman has: share your story with the local media.
"People should see what two docile neighborhood pit bulls did to our daughter's little dog. They also bit our daughter's hand and arm when she got her dog away from them. Then one of them grabbed her dog back out of her arms and they both started attacking again. If it weren't for a neighbor coming to her aid with a board, they could both be dead. The vet hospital bill was more than $1,000."Related articles:
Susan M. Newman
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10/24/08: Pit Bulls Attack Second Dog, Killing It in Miramar
10/23/08: Fourth Dog in Jackson, Mississippi Killed by Pit Bulls
See all: Pet Attacks by Pit Bulls
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| 12/18/2008 7:06 PM |
Courage was required to write a rebuttal to the "Banning pit bulls won't solve the problem" letter to the editor of the Flint Journal. I congratulate Susan Newman. The comments in the Flint Journal reflect the callous nature of the typical pit bull owner. Those comments rehash the same old breed specific excuses. The public grows tired of them.