Criminals Choose Pit BullsOklahoma City, OK - It was reported over the weekend that a pit bull owner stabbed an animal control officer two times. The incident occurred on the northeast side of the city during a routine check. By late Saturday, police were still searching for the suspect and his pit bull. A separate article described the suspect as a black male in his early 20s wearing red pants and a white shirt. Persons with information can call Crime Stoppers at 405-235-7300.… [Read full blog post]
Takes on "Possessed" Furries
Boston, MA - On Monday, sports columnist and commentator, Michael Felger, wrote a column titled, "NFL Dogged by Pit Bull Problem." He begins his piece by saying that pit bull owners fall into two categories: "Creeps. Or Imbeciles." He then talks about the recent attack involving James Harrison's pit bull that sent Harrison's young son to the hospital for a week. Felger rightly calls Lisa Ripi an "imbecile" for telling reporters after the attack… [Read full blog post]
The family pet: Patron, a 4-year old male pit bull.
Unidentified New Owner
UPDATE 05/30/09: It was reported today that after James Harrison's pit bull attacked three people in a continuous assault -- including his own wife and son -- and sent all three people to the hospital, Harrison is "rehoming" his pit bull instead of having it euthanized. The unidentified new owner that lives in an unidentified location reportedly "specializes in rehabilitating pit bulls." According… [Read full blog post]
SWAT Team Called Out
Caldwell County, NC - In a developing story, a "simmering feud" between next-door neighbors and a fight over an aggressive pit bull ended with one person dead and four injured in Caldwell County. Neighbors and authorities say Rolland Younce's pit bull attacked and killed a neighbor's cat. The neighbor responded by shooting the dog. Younce then shot the neighbor and his 8-year-old daughter sending them both to the hospital with serious injuries.Younce… [Read full blog post]
"I Didn't Need This"
Rockford, WI - It was recently reported that Dennis Braun was attacked by a neighborhood pit bull. According to Braun, he was walking down Bildhal Street in Rockford when he says his arm was nearly ripped off by the animal. Now Braun intends to sue the pit bull owner. Braun, a well-built, full grown man, speaks candidly on camera from his hospital room. He sums up the sudden, aggressive pit bull attack nearly better than we have seen it summed up before:
"It's t… [Read full blog post]
Councillor Presses On
Indianapolis, IN - City officials recently "tabled" the At-Risk Dog proposal introduced by Councillor Mike Speedy. The action follows the Indianapolis Humane Society's opposition to the measure. The proposal, which would have required the sterilization of pit bulls, came in response to the brutal attack on Brenda Hill back in January, as well as to the city's growing pit bull population and pit bull bites. The IndyStar recently published Speedy's… [Read full blog post]