Monday, August 10, 2009
From left: Peanutt, Ashely Muir, one pit bull owned by Craig Lick and Lick himself.
One Dog Euthanized
UPDATE 08/11/09: One of the pit bulls that attacked Ashley Muir and killed her young dachshund named Peanutt last month will be euthanized. At a Monday hearing at Hudsonville's 58th District Court, a judge ruled that Riddick, a 5-year-old pit bull terrier owned by Craig Lick, would be destroyed. Witnesses said Riddick was the aggressor in the attack that began when the dogs burst through a window with an air conditioning unit to attack Muir and her dog.
So far, no charges have been brought against Craig Lick.
07/23/09: Legal Action Pending Against Lick
Bob Muir, the father of 18-year old Ashley Muir, is not sure what legal action he will take against Craig Lick, the owner of the pit bulls that killed his daughter's young dog. On Tuesday, Ashley and her dog Peanutt had the misfortune of being terrorized by Lick's two pit bulls after they burst through a window that held an air conditioner in Lick's home. When Ashely picked up her dog to protect it, the pit bulls ripped Peanutt from her hands fatally mauling it.
In yet another violent pit bull attack absent of foreshadowing, Ashley had walked Peanutt in front of Lick's house the previous three days without incident. "I never heard a sound," she said. "You wouldn't even know there were dogs in there." Bob Muir's attorney, James Rinck, mentioned the questionable "home quarantine." He said he was disappointed the dogs were not seized by animal control. The article did not address whether Lick's broken window had been fixed.
07/22/09: Young Dachshund Mauled to Death
Allendale Township, MI - DogsBite.org consistently reports about the dangers of "pit bull dog-aggression." The genetic, hardwired dog-aggression in pit bulls -- a trait artificially selected for the purposes of dogfighting -- leads to fatal animal injury and in some cases, serious human injury. Pit bull dog-aggression is hardly a loud, grisly snarling match between two dogs. It is when a pit bull's powerful jaws clamp onto a dog leaving it with exploded ribs, a broken neck or dead.
"Two pit bulls bit a teenager on the arm and mauled her small dog to death about 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at the 9200 block of South Cedar Drive.Some states (or counties within states) allow owners of dogs to "home quarantine" the animal after an attack instead of being quarantined at a designated animal shelter. The question is, "Has the dog owner's broken window been fixed yet?" Since the two pit bulls appear to have no previous record, it is tough to believe that the often dysfunctional "dog court hearing" will declare these dogs dangerous. Pet owners and parents of children on South Cedar Drive: Watch out!
Lt. Lee Hoeksema, of the Ottawa County Sheriff's Department, said the pit bulls escaped a house and attacked the 18-year-old as she walked her small dog. A neighbor said the dogs broke through a window with an air conditioner.
The teenager picked up her dog as the American pit bull terriers approached, but they bit her and wrestled away her dog, Hoeksema said.
Neighbors chased away the pit bulls, which were later captured, and the teen was treated at the scene, Hoeksema said. She was not hospitalized.
The pit bulls are being quarantined at the owner's house for at least 10 days. A hearing will determine whether they are deemed dangerous to the public."
07/07/09: 8-Year Old May Lose Arm After Trying to Save Dog from Pit Bull Attack
03/06/09: Dog Aggression Equals Human Injury, Bullets and Dead Family Dogs
03/01/09: Woman's Dogs Suffer "Exploded Ribs" and "Shattered Leg" by Pit Bulls
02/08/09: Elkhart Pit Bull Owner May Suffer Amputation After "Redirected" Attack
01/03/09: Carson City Teenager Stabs Attacking Pit Bull to Death
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| 7/22/2009 11:38 AM |
The 24-year old pit bull owner, Craig Lick says, "he's sorry" for the attack. He didn't anticipate they would "burst through a window" containing an air conditioning unit to kill a dachshund named Peanut.
Mr. Lick is clearly unaware of explosive pit bull dog-aggression. Or some nimrod humane group told him if he "loved his dogs enough" he could make this genetic trait go away. Just think, down in Missouri, the Missouri Humane Society is doing "foot tests" on the 500 seized fighting dogs to test them for "dog-aggression!" LOL!
| 7/22/2009 12:10 PM |
This is truly, "The PROBLEM" with pit bulls. I like to use the example of my neighbors six (6) week old German Shorthaired-Pointer. The neighbor had a fishing pole with a feather tied to the end of the line. The lil' pup was pointing (hunting) the feather. Awesome sight. After speaking with the neighbors, they told me the breeders have seen German Shorthaired-Pointers pointing at two (2) weeks.
Is there anybody reading this that is surprised when a pit bull attacks another dog? Dogs do what they were bred to do.
I've said it a million times, pit bulls are a man-made problem! If all the ends are justified by the means and the HSUS wants to eliminate dogfighting....they should support elimination of the breed.
Sometimes doing the unpopular thing is the "RIGHT" thing to do.
| 7/22/2009 12:54 PM |
"The dogs are doing OK, but they don't understand why they're locked up in the bedroom," said Lick, whose license plate on his black Corvette reads "PITBULS."
| 7/22/2009 4:59 PM |
Time to change vanity plates from "PITBLS" to "MR VICK.
It is also time to point out that in Lockwood's 1988 study he identified Pit Bulls as being 14 times more likely to break containment and attack than other breeds.
Unsafe, criminally bred, and spreading like rats in a sewer system.
| 7/23/2009 2:57 AM |
Recent Michigan Pit Advocacy piece...While it is nice to see the Pit community involved in non-grotesque activities, the strength and containment issues of these animals is a public safety concern.
| 7/23/2009 7:05 AM |
"You never want to see an animal get hurt"....
But then you went out and bought two dogs from a breed expertly designed for killing other dogs!
Nice 4 ft chain link fence too!
PREVENT THE DEED, REGULATE THE BREED!
**Note to Pit Breeders...As an option YOU can self-regulate.
| 7/23/2009 9:48 AM |
Anon said: Some of the Nutters are offering safety tips like
"Crate your dogs inside the house when you are not at home."
---Pit nutters -- So hypocritical. Their arguments change with the circumstances. If Lick were crating his dogs during the day, and one of them attacked someone, the pit nutters would say, "What kind of life is that for a dog? That's abuse! the dog should be a loving part of the family, not incarcerated during the day! Dogs have feelings, too! They need love, attention, exercise -- if you crate them all day, then of course they are going to be aggressive!"
| 7/24/2009 12:01 AM |
another containment breaker
| 7/24/2009 12:49 AM |
My goodness, it's almost as if the media is figuring it out. Notice how they placed into quotations: "broke through the fence and bit."
This is exactly what pit bulls do and is essentially unique amongst all dog breeds except pit bulls (excuse me, except Mr. Stubbies).
| 7/24/2009 6:17 AM |
Interesting post in the comments section about the legal liability of this engineer who was outwitted by the Dogmen of Stafford:
A note to Ashley:
My sincere condolences on the loss of your dog. You and Peanut did nothing wrong, except get brutally attacked. You and your dad should know that you are, under Michigan law, entitled to be compensated NOT JUST for the price of a new dog, but also for the emotional and physical hurt you suffered. We don't have any way to make Lick compensate you for the hurt you suffered other than by making him pay money. And, in this circumstance, pay he will. In our society, we have no other way to prevent this kind of behavior--Lick's by having bloodthirsty animals that he can't control--other than to finacially penalize people for their actions.
Mr. Lick, get your wallet out. Your stupidity is going to cost you. I certainly hope that you honestly answered that question on your last homeowners insurance renwal correctly about what breed of dog you own. If you didn't maybe you should just quit claim your house over to Ashley right now. You, Mr. Lick, are toast. Keep working, you will need to. And, think seriously about moving out of that neighborhood. Mr. Lick, may your life be filled with unpleasantness and woe. May you reap what you have sewn
| 7/24/2009 9:01 AM |
I was watching Animal Cops last night, the Philly SPCA. They busted a guy for fighting dogs, there were 8 of them. You would not believe the chain they had around these dogs neck. One weighed 60 lbs. But one of them actually tore up the steel bars in the truck and then went on to tear up the divider between kennels.The dog had blood all over him, I don't know if he got thru to another dog or just tore himself up doing the damage. We're talking steel here. And I was shocked that they decided to euthanize this one dog immediately since the PSPCA had been talking of jumping into bed with Winograd.
| 7/24/2009 10:27 AM |
Attacks on animals are typically very different (from a legal standpoint) than attacks on humans. Does anyone really know Michigan law when it comes to attacks on animals? If Lick does not have homeowner insurance that covers "pit bulls" all he has to do is file bankruptcy -- under which one's home is protected -- to avoid paying settlement fees (assuming there is a court case and assuming he loses). Getting these folks "to pay" is not always so simple.
| 7/24/2009 10:29 AM |
Compare the above intelligent comment to this little gem from the idiot nation known as pitbullforum:
This is awful. I wish she had some pepper spray or something. I think no matter who you are when you are walking, with or without your dog you should be armed with some kind of protection from any breed of dog that gets loose. We have two labs in our neighborhood that make me nervous and they get loose too often. Oh and the old lab that the owner lets loose purposefully that is rumored to kill cats. I am so sad for all involved in this situation. I wish people wouldn't start the whole "Kill them" and "I'm going to sue!" thing though...it's not helpful to anyone at all.
Least helpful to yourself right emmaisstayin'?
Of course THIS sue happy bastard is a hero in her eyes for sure, probably even would donate to Brian Hoesch to "help further the cause of killing snack sized dogs".
pit nutters- bleh
| 7/24/2009 10:52 AM |
Lick is a mama's boy...he lives with his mother. He most likely is not the owner of the house. His mommy will say, "they are not my dogs...they are my son's dogs!" However, since the dogs lived there, she will be considered the "harborer", and may be liable. Looks like they live in a singlewide trailer....I doubt she claimed pit bull on her HO policy.
| 7/24/2009 11:22 AM |
Did you notice that this is another loser living with his mother?
He knows he can't find rental with his pit bull operation, so he imposes on the old lady and puts her liability and life at risk.
| 7/24/2009 11:42 AM |
He was living with his mother. She is legally responsible. This girl was hurt in the middle of this attack.
I hope that the girl's father files a formal complaint with the town about the behavior of animal control, and that his attorney considers filing suit against them as well.
Returning dangerous dogs to owners is a recipe for human death.
I hope the neighbors all have video cameras trained on the pit bull owner's house.
| 7/24/2009 7:26 PM |
I'd be all for people having lions and tigers and bears (oh my!) if it wasn't for the fact that 49.99% of the population has below average intelligence.
Take pit bull owner, Craig Lick, for example.
Ban! Ban! Ban!
| 7/24/2009 8:59 PM |
Ewww, that guy's really charming looking. Actually, he looks just like the ignorant, violent type of person who has a pit bull to boost his image as being a tough guy. I hope that girl who was attacked and had her dog killed sues and wins.
I've noticed pit bull owners love to scream about their rights to own their (fighting) dogs but they rarely give a care about other people's dogs. Why else would they promote a breed who's main purpose is to maul other dogs to death? I love dogs which is why I have no interest in owning dogs bred to destroy other dogs.
| 8/11/2009 6:29 AM |
There must be formal complaints filed with the state about the behavior of animal control.
By leaving the dogs at Lick's house, they aided and abetted a criminal and helped set up another potential mauling.
If there are dog fighters or fanatics in animal control, they need to be fired.
| 8/11/2009 10:42 AM |
so they apparently know which dog was the aggressor but do they know which dog pushed the a/c unit out of the window? i would be just as concerned if not more concerned about THAT dog.