Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Kitty Hawk, NC - Back in January, two pit bulls burst into the home of Mark and Diane Kent and killed their Labrador retriever named Jazz. The pit bulls had begun the chase outside of the family residence. When Jazz ran into the doggie door of his home, the pit bulls darted inside after him. Jazz was found in a pool of blood in the basement. Dare County Animal Control impounded the pit bulls then released them back to their owner the following day.
Dare County lacks laws on "animal-on-animal" attacks.North Carolina is also a "one-bite" state, so liability is not assigned to the dog owner until after the second bite. The state statute does not deal with whether the victim is an animal or a human or the severity of the bite. So even if the attack resulted in a child loosing an arm, the offending dog would be returned to its owner after the 10-day quarantine. The pit bulls in this instance, 1.5 year-old male "Shine" and 4-year old female "Isabel," were both fixed.
Mark Kent Now Wants New Laws:
Surprisingly, no one mentions the genetic reality of pit bulls throughout the related articles. Pit bulls were selectively bred for animal-aggression, specifically dog-aggression. Current county laws protect pit bull owners more than any other types of dog owners, given the pit bull's innate desire to attack other animals. The victimized pets have little protection. Unsurprisingly, the Kents are still so traumatized by the attack that they are moving to a new location.
03/01/09: Woman's Dogs Suffer "Exploded Ribs" and "Shattered Leg" by Pit Bulls
09/25/08: No Punitive Damages in Georgia After Fatal Dog Attack
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| 3/24/2009 12:32 PM |
23-year old "Nikki Canady" -- be sure to search on the correct spelling -- appears to be a multi-generational "loser" according this pit bull/American bulldog forum. Her father is also a dog trainer and runs a Pit Bull Rescue Group!
We had some retarded young girl decide it was OK to let her dogs run free...the worst part of it all..is her dad is a local dog trainer/tattoo artist and runs a "Pit Bull Rescue Group"...they were run out of there own town last year for running a tattoo shop that was linked to hep..now they have moved to my town and are making a muck...
Read this, it just makes me sooooooooooo angry Evil or Very Mad ..this looser is now telling people that Niki Canady is not his daughter to keep employment as a DOG TRAINER..Niki Canady is the owner of the dogs responsible for the issues within our community..also both are local tattoo artist...I sent a email to this "Cyber Dog Lady" to verify she was employing him after all this crap..I got her reply below this morning...
Our instructor (Steve Canady) teaches people and the dog. He is experienced in all breeds and trains obedience, behavior modifications, search work and more. He is also AKC certified for Canine Good Citizen training and testing. His training methods are all safe and proven. Many references can be provided. Group classes are great and are only $165 for a limited time still. Classes run 1 time a week for about 7 weeks. Private lessons are available right now for $35 per hour. Steve enjoys teaching about psychology of the dog and a structure for them they understand, even students that have owned dogs most their lives get something new out of the course...
The Cyber Dog USA
| 3/24/2009 12:45 PM |
"Little Empire Rescue," Edenton, NC
"Little Empire Rescue" is a Pit Bull Rescue located in Edenton, NC. Little Empire Rescue also services the Outer Banks of NC and Eastern Virginia. Founded in 2004, there are current plans to expand kennels in North Carolina for Little Empire Rescue. Little Empire Rescue is seeking foster homes for Pit Bulls of all ages. If you are interested in fostering a homeless Pit Bull & would like to go through our approval process, please contact Steve at 252-337-4669.
So much for promoting "Responsible Pit Bull Ownership"!
Gee I wonder what the "approval" process is?
| 3/24/2009 1:29 PM |
No surprise, trying to create a false sense of security with the mention of the AKC
The AKC is a breeding lobbying organization. It exists to protect the profits of dog breeders, and yes, dog fighters too.
AKC breeders and lobbyists work with dog fighter breeders to oppose laws on behalf of profits.
And yes, some AKC breeders' Staffordshire terriers (pit bulls) are ending up in the fighting trade whether they admit it or not
AKC isn't a humane group, a training group, anything else but a BUSINESS lobby.
This "training" industry is notorious for having breeders and dog fighters trying to hide their real interests that masquerade as "expert dog trainers."
This is just another front for the breeding industry and dog fighters.
| 3/24/2009 2:08 PM |
See his MySpace Page:
"Little Empire Rescue"
Male - 42 years old
EDENTON, North Carolina
| 3/24/2009 2:42 PM |
and what about Nikki's daddy?
North Carolina Department of Corrections:
Apples rarely fall far from the tree.
| 3/24/2009 2:43 PM |
Little Nikki's daddy part 2
Fines for a tattoo parlor that opened in Harbinger last year without a permit have surpassed $20,000, but owner Steve Canady is expected to get a permit soon anyway.
| 3/24/2009 2:45 PM |
Looks like Nikki will have an income after all to pay for that huge lawsuit pending.
"But my daughter is opening her own shop just down the road," he added.
She is scheduled to try to get a permit for the tattoo parlor this month, Canady said.
| 3/25/2009 5:58 AM |
Oh yes citing the AKC for credibility.....
The irony is that the UKC was founded by frustrated dog fighter Chauncy Bennett when the reputable registries wouldn't touch his british fighting dogs. When he created the UKC, the original registry requirement was THREE DOCUMENTED KILLS IN THE PIT! Subsequently, he changed the names of the dogs to "American" Pit Bull Terrier.
The AKC to this day stays arms lengths away from APBT's but will register them as "American" Staffordshire Terriers.
No one should be surprised when this breed kills an unlucky neighborhood dog..It should result in animal cruelty charges.
| 3/25/2009 10:32 AM |
I couldn't get the link to work, so I did a little digging until I found it. For those who also could not access the NC DOC page on Steven L Canady:
North Carolina Department of Correction
Public Access Information System
Here is the information you have requested for this offender.
Data current as of 2:00 AM EST on: 03/24/2009
General Summary Information
DOC Number: 0610382 P&P Status:
Name(s): CANADY, STEVEN L.
Gender: MALE Race: WHITE
Age: 42 Birth Date: 01/16/1967
Click here for photo
(THERE IS NO PHOTO)
Supervision Record for Sentence Number: 01-001
Commitment Type: PROBATION/PAROLE
Conviction Date: 04/23/1998 County of Conviction: PASQUOTANK
Punishment Type: COMMUNITY SS (DCC)
Sentence Type 1: PROBATION
Commitment Docket# Offense (Qualifier) Offense Date Type Sentencing Penalty Class Code
INITIAL 98000638 WORTHLESS CHECK (PRINCIPAL) 02/12/1997 MISD. CLASS 2 MISDEMEANOR SS