Monday, December 28, 2009
Glendale, AZ - It was reported Monday that Glendale police shot and killed two pit bulls after the dogs tried to attack a boy and the officers. In addition to pit bulls being able to withstand multiple shots from a police handgun or shotgun; heavily beaten by baseball bats; repeatedly stabbed with a two-prong barbecue fork or thrown off a six-story roof; pit bulls are so pain intolerant1 that even being run over by a 4,020 pound police vehicle will not stop a pit bull in "attack" mode.
So how does the average citizen stop a pit bull if it chooses to attack?
Glendale police shot and killed two pit bulls Monday after the dogs tried to attack a boy and the officers.
Police responded to a dog attack call in the neighborhood near 71st and Orangewood avenues at about 4 p.m. Residents said that the dogs had been chasing a juvenile on a bicycle.
Once on the scene, officers found the dogs to be similarly aggressive and shot them out of self defense, said Detective Mark Lankford, a spokesman for Glendale police.
One of the dogs was run over.
"The dog survived (being run down) and was still aggressive, so he (the officer) got out and shot it," Lankford said.
Lankford said the owner of the dogs has previously been cited for letting the animals loose.
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| 12/29/2009 9:20 AM |
"Lankford said the owner of the dogs has previously been cited for letting the animals loose."
Authorities let this dangerous dog owner continue to break the law, did nothing other than issue some meaningless citations that probably were just fines for a few dollars, and the dogs continue to run loose.
This boy COULD HAVE BEEN KILLED, and if he was, the authorities would have had blood on their hands for enabling this attack.
It is clear that citizens need to get tough with their local authorities and tough with ineffective animal control, or people and pets will die.
| 12/29/2009 11:49 AM |
I have personal knowledge of a red-nosed pit bull named, "Rocky", who survived a police officer shooting directly to the skull. The scar is there to prove it. See examples of these "hounds of hell" at http://www.bigredkennels.com
I don't care if you an NFL linebacker. You are in danger of your losing your life or limb if one of these gladiators gets a hold of you.
That's why society must treat these dogs differently; the amount of damage is so significant. The inability to stop an attack so easy to see.
| 12/29/2009 6:22 PM |
It's not the fact that the dog survived being run over but that it was still trying to attack afterwards that is scary. There's no off switch even when they are hurt so badly. That's what is dangerous.
| 1/09/2010 4:33 AM |
It's becoming clearer that the dog fighters have hyper-selected this breed through the realm of domestication and out the otherside into something different. Instead of being lumped in with the species of Canus Familiarus, they should have their own species...I suggest:
"PitBullis Maulus Maximus"