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Anonymous FoolMeOnce  |  4/14/2009 3:20 PM  |  Flag  
Crying the whole time, eh? I don't trust the tears of pitbull owners to ever be shed for the victims. I'm sure she was bawling like a baby because a.) she knew she was breaking the law and was trying to use the tears to get out of trouble; b.) she was crying for her pits, knowing that they would probably be deemed vicious and put down. And when are people going to wise up and NEVER EVER EVER bring their children around pits?

Anonymous Felony  |  4/14/2009 3:35 PM  |  Flag  
I'm really sorry this little boy had to undergo 2 surgeries already but these two women were aiding and abetting a criminal by agreeing to care for these banned pit bulls. No sympathy for them.

Anonymous Dude I Bagged Ur Pit  |  4/14/2009 4:00 PM  |  Flag  
Erin Fields should serve life in prison. The victim will certainly have life time consequences; the pit bull owner should as well.

The City of Mansfield had done everything possible to avoid such an incident, but yet another rank and file moron decided they knew better, broke the law and brought pit bulls into the city.

Prison! And make the punishment fit the crime with a life sentence!

Anonymous Anonymous  |  4/14/2009 5:08 PM  |  Flag  
What if they did not know Felony? They were only feeding the dogs while Fields was away...they may not have known the type of situation they were walking into. Furthermore, I'm sure Fields told them the dogs where "staffies" and not pit bulls, or something to the tune of "nobody knows how to identify a pit bull and these are NOT pit bulls..."

Anonymous Anonymous  |  4/14/2009 5:26 PM  |  Flag  
I'm sorry, but you'd have to have grown up in a bubble not to recognize both of those dogs as pit bulls. I agree. The mother and grandmother were aiding a criminal. Don't think for a second they weren't given "special" instructions in case of emergency, so the lawbreaking pit owner could cover her own butt. They ought to investigate to find out which, if any, vets were responsible for treating these dogs and yank their license. I'm just sorry that an innocent child got caught up in the whole sordid mess.

Anonymous Anonymous  |  4/14/2009 7:45 PM  |  Flag  
The dogs are legally declared vicous in Ohio...Exposing a child to them should cause reckless endangerment of a child charges to flow...
dumb! dumb! dumb!

Anonymous Felony  |  4/14/2009 8:09 PM  |  Flag  
Not knowing they were pits? Technically, possible but improbable.
What kind of an idiot agrees to care for someone else's dogs when they know absolutely nothing about dogs?

Anonymous Trigger  |  4/14/2009 8:29 PM  |  Flag  
You got me there!

Anonymous Jimmy O  |  4/15/2009 11:35 AM  |  Flag  
I imagine the conversation went something like this....

Erin: Hi Allison, I have a favor to ask. Can you please stop by and feed my fur babies and let them out for bathroom breaks this weekend? You know, this Mansfield pit bull ban makes it difficult to use kennels. I am afraid they will report me. I have to drive to the next county for vet services. But that's not really a problem, cuz I love my vet. Dr Perry is awesome, she has been practicing veterinary medicine since she was in the womb and she loves and understands my little wiggle butts.

Allison: Sure Erin. I understand. I just don't why people are such ignorant racists. My mom is in town visiting, can I bring her along?

Erin: PLEASE DO! You know Boomer is a therapy dog. We take him to nursing homes once a week. They just love him!

Anonymous FoolMeOnce  |  4/16/2009 6:53 AM  |  Flag  
Jimmy O, you nailed it. And that is exactly why I think Erin was NOT crying for the victims of this attack. It is sickening that so many commenters (pitnutters) are saying the child must have provoked the dog. Why do I keep looking at their inane and fanatical comments? Clearly, their screws are loose and they have nothing rational to add to the pitbull debate.

Anonymous FoolMeOnce  |  4/16/2009 6:55 AM  |  Flag  
BitbyPit, I'm just curious -- do you get a lot of posts from pitnutters that never see the light of day? Sometimes I think they just copy and paste their comments from one article to another.

Anonymous Trigger  |  5/20/2009 1:24 AM  |  Flag  
Benefit set for boy mauled by pit bull
MAY 19, 2009 - A benefit for a 4-year-old boy mauled by a pit bull last month will be at 6 p.m. Friday at Good Fellows Pizzeria & Pub, 1349 Park Avenue West.

The benefit for Gabe Cooper will have a beach party theme. Other features will include live entertainment, a hog roast and a dunk tank.

Gabe has been at Akron Children's Hospital since the April 10 attack. He is continuing to progress, according to his grandfather Jim Bond, and is scheduled for his final preliminary plastic surgery Thursday. Bond said Gabe should be able to come home in the next couple of weeks.


Anonymous Anonymous  |  5/26/2009 12:50 AM  |  Flag  
Ohio keeps bringing up it's pit bull bans, but in reality, the AC slides by on the 'mix' theory- if they find a cat hair on the pit, they call it Fluffy and suggest a bowl of milk before flying off in their van, cowering and thanking their stars they didn't see another vicious dog.

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