Classic Pit Bull Behavior
Bar Harbor, MI - Establishments that allow dogs are few and far between. Thanks to pit bull owners, this distance will only grow further apart. A few days ago, a little yorkie named Yoda was killed by a pit bull-mix at a pub. Yoda was sitting on her owner’s lap on the patio of the Dog and Pony Tavern when a pit bull/ bull mastiff-mix named Tank entered with owner Jennifer Neuman, 23.
Tank pounced on Yoda and flung her around by the neck. Tank did not growl or express any other indication of violence before the attack, police said. The Dog and Pony Tavern does not serve food, so dogs are permitted. Neuman, who had her dog on a leash at the time of the incident, was charged for keeping a dangerous dog. Yoda died while en-route to a veterinary hospital.
The genetic trait of animal-aggression in pit bulls in unacceptable. Furthermore, say "I" if you think Tank will get returned to its owner.
In other news:
Pit Bull Shook Terrier 'Like A Rag Doll'
St. Petersburg, FL - In the last week, pit bulls attacking dogs in Florida alone ought to make all dog owners' skin crawl. On June 16th, a team of loose pit bulls "shook" a terrier like a "rag doll" killing the dog. The owner of the terrier was 80-years old. She suffered bites while trying to save her dog. The two pit bulls, Money and Paco had been running loose and were traced to their owner Shermon Britten. We bet Shermon gets his dog-killing pits returned to him as well.
Pit Bull Attacks Collie Inside City Pound
Jacksonville, FL - On the same day, a foolish shelter worker placed a collie in the same kennel as a pit bull -- we don't have to spell out what happened. Fortunately, the collie named Tippie was not killed. Jacksonville Animal Care and Control officials ought to read the ASPCA's guideline on "How to House Pit Bulls," which states: "Avoid placing pit bulls directly opposite or adjacent to other dogs," much less placing a pit bull into the same kennel as another dog.
More Pits Killing Dogs in Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL - On June 11th, two roaming pit bulls killed two dogs in Jacksonville. Temeka Kellam, whose dog was killed said she called 911 in the past to no avail. She said that authorities show up and say there's nothing they can do about it. "Now, my dog is dead because the dogs running the streets." Police said the owner of the two pit bulls involved in the attacks could face charges. It's more likely he'll be fined and get his dogs returned to him.
Pit Bulls Kill Chihuahua in Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL - In what appears to involve the same two pit bulls, the other victimized dog was a Chihuahua named Rusty. Ana Morales-Wagner said she and her Chihuahua were walking when her neighbor's two pit bulls slipped under a fence and attacked. Rusty got chewed up badly and did not survive the attack. The owner of the pit bulls, Larry Platts, promised to pay Wagner's medical bills (that is until he learns how much emergency care truly costs).
06/05/08: Pit Bull Redirects Attack onto Cairn Terrier at Rye Beach
06/03/08: Pit Bull Busts Through Fence Kills Family Poodle