Thursday, March 26, 2009
Aloha, OR - It was recently reported that a Washington County pit bull bit a boy as he road his electric scooter on a sidewalk. Prior to this incident, the pit bull had bitten on two separate occasions. After each bite, the dog was given back to its owner. Back in February, in the same county, two pit bulls killed two dogs owned by Karyn St. John. The pit bull owner had five previous complaints, two of which involved attacks. Thus far, the owner has only been issued citations.
"The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the boy was riding an electric scooter on a sidewalk when a pit bull darted across the street and bit his legs. The dog stopped its attack when the boy's father and a neighbor came to his aid. Sgt. David Thompson said the boy's injuries are not life-threatening. The dog has been quarantined at a Hillsboro animal shelter and its owner cited for violating the county's dangerous dog ordinance. Washington County Animal Control says this is the third documented bite from the same dog."In Washington County, a "Dangerous dog" is defined as any dog that has, "due to the lack of the exercise of proper and adequate supervision and control by its owner or keeper, done an act harmful in its character, to human beings or animals, regardless of whether done in a playful or hostile manner." The ordinance also prohibits the keeping of a Dangerous dog, but doing so does not result in the dog's seizure. Apparently, only through a court order can a dog be seized.
12/27/08: Portland Area Attacks Continue to Stir Breed-Specific Debate
12/11/08: Coverage of Oregon Pit Bull Attacks and Statewide Debate
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| 3/26/2009 5:19 PM |
So the question is, are the breeders/No Kill fanatics running Animal Control in this county? Are they enabling the dog fighters and dog breeders to harbor aggressive dogs?
Does anyone know who runs Animal Control in this county and what their background/alliances are?
Because something stinks in Washington County!
| 3/26/2009 7:47 PM |
A comment left at the Oregon site:
Let's hear it from the Pit Bulls get a bad rap crowd. It is just a coincidence that they are often in the news biting and mauling other animals and kids. Pit Bulls are really gentle and basically poodles in a really ugly dog suit. They only look and act like they have fetal alcohol syndrome.
| 3/29/2009 3:28 AM |
The comments from the first link are worth a read since the owner of this thrice biting mauler has left comments as "Itsnotmyfault"...A couple of things jumped up and bit me.
1. The owner laments how she is suffering due to the decision to finally euthanize her misunderstood wigglebutt. She fails to mention how she will pay the victim's medical bills.
2. A nutter from a local rescue group offered to help save the thrice biting pit and traffic it to another community.
3. The owner is free to go out and get another pit bull tomorrow.
| 3/29/2009 5:20 PM |
Mentions 2007 Hillsboro Attack:
Update: Woman released after pit bull attack in Aloha
A 72-year-old woman was badly bitten while protecting her small dog from a pit bull Friday afternoon in Aloha, the Washington County Sheriff's Office reported...The dog's owner, Leo Hammer, 41, of Aloha, was cited for having a "vicious dog at large," Thompson said. The violation can carry a $500 fine. Deputies took the pit bull to the Bonnie L. Hays Animal Shelter in Hillsboro for observation.
| 4/03/2009 6:55 PM |
Owner of 3 time biter:
The dog owner, 35-year old Brian Rader of 17735 SW Blanton Street, was cited for violation the county Dangerous Dog ordinance. Washington County Animal Control said this is the third documented bite from the same dog.