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8 thoughts on “Pit Bull Attacks Rise in Pawtucket After State Preemption Law Muted City's Successful Pit Bull Ban

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  1. Bob, the “hound”, is unusual in that most hounds have long ears. However, the Norwegian Elkhound has fairly small erect ears. Still, he doesn’t resemble an Elkhound because his muzzle is too broad. In Germany, “hund” means dog. So maybe he’s in Germany?

    As we know, this is all nonsense. Why do shelters need to conceal the breed of dog? Would they list a poodle as a pit bull? Would they list a Basset hound as a pit bull? Would they list a Chihuahua as a pit bull? Obviously not.

    If the breed of dog must be concealed, why not simply euthanize it? How does one find an appropriate home for a dog when those adopting the dog are wanting a hound and this dog is clearly not a hound.

    I had tenants moving in years ago with reportedly two “mixed breed” dogs which were actually pit bulls. The male was extremely vicious.

    Even while shipping dogs, the airline agents look at the dogs that are being flown. Otherwise, who knows what would be sent.

    Essentially, why is there any need to conceal the breed of dog? Could it be that people don’t want them? Most landlords certainly don’t.

  2. Shelters everywhere are full of Bob the hounds. Falsely identified dogs with severe behavior issues. No sane person would adopt these type of animals. And adoption really does not save them anyway. They are what they are. They live aggressively and die aggressively, hopefully without injuring or killing too many innocent victims in the process. Shelters, rescue groups and owners must all be held liable for damages caused by these Bob’s.

  3. I do have a problem with this shelter and Mr. Holmes in that they pawned the pits off to other communities as part of their no-kill paradigm. Their now-defunct legislation was better than most of us could expect but this was passing off dangerous dogs to someone else’s community. I would love to see communities dog wardens and shelters have a strict humane euthanasia policy for pit bulls and other aggressive breeds. Putting even the “good” ones out into the community increases risk by increasing the desirability of these dogs to others who may have a good experience. It creates pit bull advocates and lovers.

  4. Facebook from Pawsitive Warriors Rescue, where on Monday , a pit bull attacked and severely injured 3 humans, one got a copter ride to the hospital.

    These photos terrify me.

    The uneducated and/or uncaring staff /volunteers who put the gladiator dogs in dangerous/ potentially deadly situations should be banned from any dog contact or ownership for life.

  5. So who really benefits from ending pit bull bans? The public doesn’t, the shelters are glutted, and the dogs that languish in them don’t. The only beneficiaries I can see are the least deserving- pit bull rescues, breeders and lobbiers. In other words, the parties causing the problems in the first place.

    • And what are we to do about this problem? Well, it’s a matter of cutting off the money supply.

      Stop donating to rescue groups that promote pit bulls. And that may include your local humane society. Donate to this website instead.

      Hold your local animal control agency accountable. Demand to know how your tax dollars are being spend. Get the media on your side. Investigative reporting is what they do.

      And the breeders? They probably don’t have business licenses. Doubtful that they’re paying taxes. You can report them to your local authorities and to the IRS.

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