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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

Posted by danielle3203

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She is 62 so I don't think she was running. The dogs were probably someones pets who were let go because they became dangerous. She was walking on a track near a senior complex when she was mauled. I would have freaked out too. She had no where to go and they shouldn't have been roaming the treets. It could have been any breed of dog that attacked. A lot of pit bulls are known to be mean. It is all how they are cared for at home...Raise them right, they can be ok..



Actually pitbulls are very loyal loving dogs. They are not in the least bit "mean". I seriously doubt they became dangerous on their own. I can bet they were abused or trained to fight.
It saddens me when I hear stories like this. The breed is so loving and loyal. Unfortunately there are aholes out there that abuse them and train them to attack.
There is nothing this poor woman could have done to change the outcome. She most certainly did not provoke the attack. I hope the owners of these dogs are prosecuted.



ITA, have had them all my life. have one now and wouldnt think of getting any other kind of dog. i wish we could "put down" the bad people not the "bad" dogs. they are only making their owners happy when they do what they are trained to do. its really sad. I hope that lady is ok and that guy also.



I wasn't putting down the breed. I was trying to say that it is the owners who can make them "mean". If you treat any animal the wrong way, fight them, abuse them, they are bound to end up hurting someone. Its not their fault.. The owners should be found and prosecuted..

Posted 10/1/11 12:15 AM
 
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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

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She is 62 so I don't think she was running. The dogs were probably someones pets who were let go because they became dangerous. She was walking on a track near a senior complex when she was mauled. I would have freaked out too. She had no where to go and they shouldn't have been roaming the treets. It could have been any breed of dog that attacked. A lot of pit bulls are known to be mean. It is all how they are cared for at home...Raise them right, they can be ok..



Actually pitbulls are very loyal loving dogs. They are not in the least bit "mean". I seriously doubt they became dangerous on their own. I can bet they were abused or trained to fight.
It saddens me when I hear stories like this. The breed is so loving and loyal. Unfortunately there are aholes out there that abuse them and train them to attack.
There is nothing this poor woman could have done to change the outcome. She most certainly did not provoke the attack. I hope the owners of these dogs are prosecuted.



ITA, have had them all my life. have one now and wouldnt think of getting any other kind of dog. i wish we could "put down" the bad people not the "bad" dogs. they are only making their owners happy when they do what they are trained to do. its really sad. I hope that lady is ok and that guy also.



This is exactly what I'm thinking.

And yet ANOTHER news story putting them in a bad light.

Wouldn't it be nice to see the media report on the GOOD stories about pit bulls? Chat Icon

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Posted 10/1/11 12:31 AM
 

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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

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Posted by Fire23

She is 62 so I don't think she was running. The dogs were probably someones pets who were let go because they became dangerous. She was walking on a track near a senior complex when she was mauled. I would have freaked out too. She had no where to go and they shouldn't have been roaming the treets. It could have been any breed of dog that attacked. A lot of pit bulls are known to be mean. It is all how they are cared for at home...Raise them right, they can be ok..



Actually pitbulls are very loyal loving dogs. They are not in the least bit "mean". I seriously doubt they became dangerous on their own. I can bet they were abused or trained to fight.
It saddens me when I hear stories like this. The breed is so loving and loyal. Unfortunately there are aholes out there that abuse them and train them to attack.
There is nothing this poor woman could have done to change the outcome. She most certainly did not provoke the attack. I hope the owners of these dogs are prosecuted.



ITA, have had them all my life. have one now and wouldnt think of getting any other kind of dog. i wish we could "put down" the bad people not the "bad" dogs. they are only making their owners happy when they do what they are trained to do. its really sad. I hope that lady is ok and that guy also.



This is exactly what I'm thinking.

And yet ANOTHER news story putting them in a bad light.

Wouldn't it be nice to see the media report on the GOOD stories about pit bulls? Chat Icon

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This is not just another news story putting them in a bad light...I live in North Merrick and my kids had to play indoors these last two days....to keep them safe. This story needed to be told. Those two dogs are vicious.

Posted 10/1/11 6:06 AM
 

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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

keep kids inside!
a few months ago in my town a 5 year old was mauled to death in a backyard by an unleashed one.

Posted 10/1/11 6:39 AM
 

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so sad. i heart goes out to that woman. please let them find that other dog soon!!! Chat Icon Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 10/1/11 7:09 AM
 

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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

It really annoys me that this whole issue of "provoke" was even brought up. What does it matter? This woman is in a COMA-she will most likely lose a limb all because she was walking a track, this happened in my neighborhood-next to a school that my neighbor sends her kids to DAYCARE. Unless this woman was beating this dog and the dog needed to defend itself-if it was a NORMAL dog it should not have mauled her. My dog has gotten loose before, when we are at my mom's he roams free with about 6 other dogs in her neighborhood (in the country)-never in 25 years has there ever been a mauling. So I don't buy the whole don't blame the breed-it IS a dangerous breed. Where are the headlines about the vicous lab, bassett, retriever, spaniel attacks? Are all these owners just very special-highly trained people? Sorry-no one will ever convince me that these dogs are not dangerous. Even the dog whisperer-who owns pitbulls has said they can get into a red zone and there is no getting them out of it.

Unfortunately the wrong type of people buy these dogs for protection and do not train them properly, so we have to live in fear b/c of some idiot. I have to stay in my house/backyard with my kids & not walk my dog until they find this other animal.

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Posted 10/1/11 10:12 AM
 

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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

Posted by mtnmama

It really annoys me that this whole issue of "provoke" was even brought up. What does it matter? This woman is in a COMA-she will most likely lose a limb all because she was walking a track, this happened in my neighborhood-next to a school that my neighbor sends her kids to DAYCARE. Unless this woman was beating this dog and the dog needed to defend itself-if it was a NORMAL dog it should not have mauled her. My dog has gotten loose before, when we are at my mom's he roams free with about 6 other dogs in her neighborhood (in the country)-never in 25 years has there ever been a mauling. So I don't buy the whole don't blame the breed-it IS a dangerous breed. Where are the headlines about the vicous lab, bassett, retriever, spaniel attacks? Are all these owners just very special-highly trained people? Sorry-no one will ever convince me that these dogs are not dangerous. Even the dog whisperer-who owns pitbulls has said they can get into a red zone and there is no getting them out of it.



Unfortunately the wrong type of people buy these dogs for protection and do not train them properly, so we have to live in fear b/c of some idiot. I have to stay in my house/backyard with my kids & not walk my dog until they find this other animal.



Many people have the same thoughts on pitbulls and I don't blame you. If I didn't have pitbulls or work with a pitbull rescue, I would probably have the same opinion.
This breed is not a viscous breed. You don't have to train it to no be dangerous. It is not in their nature. The issue is that this is a very powerful dog. They are so eager to please their owners that they can be trained to fight and be dangerous.
My current pitbull is a rescue. She loves my cats and to be honest sometimes I have to scold them for playing to rough with her. LOL.
She is not the exception. She is typical of the breed. Sweet loving and highly trainable.
With this said, I can totally understand people's views on the breed and I know nothing I say will change their minds.
I feel that the owner of these dogs should held resoncible and the dogs need to be euthanized. There is no excuse for a dog that attacks. Whether it be a pitbull or my cousins Yorkie that attacked her neighbors child(who now has scars on his face)

Posted 10/1/11 11:51 AM
 

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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

Posted by mtnmama

So I don't buy the whole don't blame the breed-it IS a dangerous breed. Where are the headlines about the vicous lab, bassett, retriever, spaniel attacks? Are all these owners just very special-highly trained people? Sorry-no one will ever convince me that these dogs are not dangerous. Even the dog whisperer-who owns pitbulls has said they can get into a red zone and there is no getting them out of it.

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It is not a NATURALLY dangerous breed. It is a breed that is often TRAINED to be dangerous. They have extreme strength specifically in their jaws and that's why people pick this breed to train to fight. THAT'S why you don't see vicious lab or vicious retriever attacks. Because they don't have the strength that pits do.

My parents have a pure bred pit bull. The absolute most sweetest thing in the world. I dont think twice about having my twins around him. The only hurt he's caused them? When he gets so excited to see them that he literally pushes them over from giving them so many kisses. Chat Icon Im sure if he got into a PROVOKED fight with another dog he could probably do damage. But the key word there is provoked. He is in such a loving home at my parents house and that's why he wouldn't hurt a fly if he were to get loose.

Please open your eyes and realize why this breed is often dangerous. They weren't born that way, they were raised.

Posted 10/1/11 12:03 PM
 

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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

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Posted by mtnmama

So I don't buy the whole don't blame the breed-it IS a dangerous breed. Where are the headlines about the vicous lab, bassett, retriever, spaniel attacks? Are all these owners just very special-highly trained people? Sorry-no one will ever convince me that these dogs are not dangerous. Even the dog whisperer-who owns pitbulls has said they can get into a red zone and there is no getting them out of it.

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It is not a NATURALLY dangerous breed. It is a breed that is often TRAINED to be dangerous. They have extreme strength specifically in their jaws and that's why people pick this breed to train to fight. THAT'S why you don't see vicious lab or vicious retriever attacks. Because they don't have the strength that pits do.

My parents have a pure bred pit bull. The absolute most sweetest thing in the world. I dont think twice about having my twins around him. The only hurt he's caused them? When he gets so excited to see them that he literally pushes them over from giving them so many kisses. Chat Icon Im sure if he got into a PROVOKED fight with another dog he could probably do damage. But the key word there is provoked. He is in such a loving home at my parents house and that's why he wouldn't hurt a fly if he were to get loose.

Please open your eyes and realize why this breed is often dangerous. They weren't born that way, they were raised.



But isn't that extreme jaw strength that is specific to the breed exactly what MAKES them a *naturally* dangerous breed? I think that's what people mean when they say pits are dangerous. I know that's why I choose to not allow my children around them. I don't want any animal that strong around my kids. At all.

I worked at an animal hospital years ago and watched a pit actually break through a cage to get at another dog. Regardless of how sweet most pits and pit mixes may be, I will forever have that image burned into my brain.

BTW- I also have a friend who runs a pit rescue here in Md and I'm aware of the misinformation out there. Most animals that are blamed for "pit attacks" aren't even pits at all.

I also think that anyone who says that this poor woman provoked these dogs needs to re-evaulate their thought process. Sometimes the whole PC thing is out of control around here, I swear. Do dogs who savagely attacked a woman REALLY need to be given the benefit of the doubt?

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Posted 10/1/11 12:11 PM
 

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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

Posted by Porrruss

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Posted by mtnmama

So I don't buy the whole don't blame the breed-it IS a dangerous breed. Where are the headlines about the vicous lab, bassett, retriever, spaniel attacks? Are all these owners just very special-highly trained people? Sorry-no one will ever convince me that these dogs are not dangerous. Even the dog whisperer-who owns pitbulls has said they can get into a red zone and there is no getting them out of it.

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It is not a NATURALLY dangerous breed. It is a breed that is often TRAINED to be dangerous. They have extreme strength specifically in their jaws and that's why people pick this breed to train to fight. THAT'S why you don't see vicious lab or vicious retriever attacks. Because they don't have the strength that pits do.

My parents have a pure bred pit bull. The absolute most sweetest thing in the world. I dont think twice about having my twins around him. The only hurt he's caused them? When he gets so excited to see them that he literally pushes them over from giving them so many kisses. Chat Icon Im sure if he got into a PROVOKED fight with another dog he could probably do damage. But the key word there is provoked. He is in such a loving home at my parents house and that's why he wouldn't hurt a fly if he were to get loose.

Please open your eyes and realize why this breed is often dangerous. They weren't born that way, they were raised.



But isn't that extreme jaw strength that is specific to the breed exactly what MAKES them a *naturally* dangerous breed? I think that's what people mean when they say pits are dangerous. I know that's why I choose to not allow my children around them. I don't want any animal that strong around my kids. At all.

I worked at an animal hospital years ago and watched a pit actually break through a cage to get at another dog. Regardless of how sweet most pits and pit mixes may be, I will forever have that image burned into my brain.

BTW- I also have a friend who runs a pit rescue here in Md and I'm aware of the misinformation out there. Most animals that are blamed for "pit attacks" aren't even pits at all.

I also think that anyone who says that this poor woman provoked these dogs needs to re-evaulate their thought process. Sometimes the whole PC thing is out of control around here, I swear. Do dogs who savagely attacked a woman REALLY need to be given the benefit of the doubt?



I never mentioned that that she provoked them. Im sure these 2 were randomly attacking her because of how they were trained.

And yes, having that extra jaw strength does make them more dangerous then other breeds but if your pit isn't trained to be vicious and to use that extra strength then it shouldn't be an issue. If you don't force them to fight each other then they wont think it's what they are supposed to be doing.

Posted 10/1/11 12:22 PM
 

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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

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I never mentioned that that she provoked them. Im sure these 2 were randomly attacking her because of how they were trained.

And yes, having that extra jaw strength does make them more dangerous then other breeds but if your pit isn't trained to be vicious and to use that extra strength then it shouldn't be an issue. If you don't force them to fight each other then they wont think it's what they are supposed to be doing.



I didn't mean to imply that you did say that- if you read other responses, that's who I was referring to. Sorry about that.

Here's my take on pits and my opinion of them. ALL dogs are unpredictable. ALL dogs have the ability to be vicious- even well trained ones. Kids are unpredictable and who knows what might provoke a dog to bite. Because of this *I* don't think that any dog that has that type of natural bite strength should be around small children.

Sorry, that's how I feel and no one will change my mind.Chat Icon

Posted 10/1/11 12:36 PM
 

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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

Once again, the breed isn't dangerous. People are dangerous. Just like guns. Guns don't kill, people kill because you need to pull a trigger. Dogs aren't "born to kill" or to even harm. They are trained to do so.

My love-bug pure blue nose pit is not only the most gorgeous little girl in the world but the sweetest too. She wouldn't hurt a fly. Another dog, a GOLDEN, actually bite HER. She cried, looked up at me as if to say, "mommy why did he do that", and tried again to be "friends" with the dog who then growled at her.

I do feel bad for the women in this situation. But I also feel for the dogs who were obviously trained the wrong way. Its just a sad situation all around.

Posted 10/1/11 12:38 PM
 

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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

did they find the other dog???

Posted 10/1/11 12:48 PM
 

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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

I know someone personally who lost their toddler to their dog......a similar breed to a pit bull that is known to be trained to attack.

I know they raised their dog from a pup and never had any issues before but the dog one day just turned on the child.

I can't imagine what that family goes through now after suffering that kind of loss.

Because of this, nothing anyone can say to me either can change my mind about certain breeds.

Many are just unpredictable and dangerous, as in this situation I mentioned.

Posted 10/1/11 1:19 PM
 

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Posted by mzsocialworker1

I know someone personally who lost their toddler to their dog......a similar breed to a pit bull that is known to be trained to attack.

I know they raised their dog from a pup and never had any issues before but the dog one day just turned on the child.

I can't imagine what that family goes through now after suffering that kind of loss.

Because of this, nothing anyone can say to me either can change my mind about certain breeds.

Many are just unpredictable and dangerous, as in this situation I mentioned.




How sad for the family that lost their baby...and how sad for the woman who is fighting for her life. I have to agree...nothing can change my mind abuot certain breeds. THey're animals...and I won't trust my children with near them b/c I'm afraid they might turn. It's not their fault necessarily...it's the nature of it.

Posted 10/1/11 1:33 PM
 

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Posted by mzsocialworker1

I know someone personally who lost their toddler to their dog......a similar breed to a pit bull that is known to be trained to attack.

I know they raised their dog from a pup and never had any issues before but the dog one day just turned on the child.

I can't imagine what that family goes through now after suffering that kind of loss.

Because of this, nothing anyone can say to me either can change my mind about certain breeds.

Many are just unpredictable and dangerous, as in this situation I mentioned.




How sad for the family that lost their baby...and how sad for the woman who is fighting for her life. I have to agree...nothing can change my mind abuot certain breeds. THey're animals...and I won't trust my children with near them b/c I'm afraid they might turn. It's not their fault necessarily...it's the nature of it.




ITA did they catch the dog?
I am betting the owner has found it and is now hiding it....its difficult to believe that i could stay in hiding for two days.

Posted 10/1/11 3:56 PM
 

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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

Posted by juanvi

Posted by mzsocialworker1

I know someone personally who lost their toddler to their dog......a similar breed to a pit bull that is known to be trained to attack.

I know they raised their dog from a pup and never had any issues before but the dog one day just turned on the child.

I can't imagine what that family goes through now after suffering that kind of loss.

Because of this, nothing anyone can say to me either can change my mind about certain breeds.

Many are just unpredictable and dangerous, as in this situation I mentioned.




How sad for the family that lost their baby...and how sad for the woman who is fighting for her life. I have to agree...nothing can change my mind abuot certain breeds. THey're animals...and I won't trust my children with near them b/c I'm afraid they might turn. It's not their fault necessarily...it's the nature of it.



ITA. I was always raised around dogs, but I don't trust certain breeds. My BIL has a half pit half jack russell that is living at my inlaws and I already stated Chat Icon won't be over there when he is there. I know people get upset and say it is the way they are raised, but I have a question. I was told that pits have a lock jaw. And so if they do attack, they will not let go. Is this not true? Also, I know any breed can attack, especially when provoked by a child, but you hear a lot about pits attacking people just outside.

Posted 10/1/11 4:01 PM
 

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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

We have a pit bull. I love her to pieces and she is patient and so great with my 2 year old. I will say though, I will never 100% trust her. I think I would feel this way about any dog, but more so with her. I am not afraid she will attack him but like someone said I am more afraid of the lock jaw. I am afraid of not being able to get her off of my child. This being said, she is never alone with my ds and will never be allowed to be. But this would be the same if we had a lab also. He pulls on her, bites her, kisses her, and lays on her and she has NEVER showed any aggression. She is an angel but I am not stupid. I know good dogs can go very bad. We have her trained well, and we are trying very hard to teach my son what is right and wrong with her.

I will say, if I ever saw a pit bull walking the streets, I would steer clear. But again, this goes for ANY breed.

Posted 10/1/11 5:10 PM
 

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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

Posted by mtnmama

It really annoys me that this whole issue of "provoke" was even brought up. What does it matter? This woman is in a COMA-she will most likely lose a limb all because she was walking a track, this happened in my neighborhood-next to a school that my neighbor sends her kids to DAYCARE. Unless this woman was beating this dog and the dog needed to defend itself-if it was a NORMAL dog it should not have mauled her. My dog has gotten loose before, when we are at my mom's he roams free with about 6 other dogs in her neighborhood (in the country)-never in 25 years has there ever been a mauling. So I don't buy the whole don't blame the breed-it IS a dangerous breed. Where are the headlines about the vicous lab, bassett, retriever, spaniel attacks? Are all these owners just very special-highly trained people? Sorry-no one will ever convince me that these dogs are not dangerous. Even the dog whisperer-who owns pitbulls has said they can get into a red zone and there is no getting them out of it.

Unfortunately the wrong type of people buy these dogs for protection and do not train them properly, so we have to live in fear b/c of some idiot. I have to stay in my house/backyard with my kids & not walk my dog until they find this other animal.



ITA!!!!

Posted 10/1/11 5:27 PM
 

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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

Posted by lilqtny

Once again, the breed isn't dangerous. People are dangerous. Just like guns. Guns don't kill, people kill because you need to pull a trigger. Dogs aren't "born to kill" or to even harm. They are trained to do so.

My love-bug pure blue nose pit is not only the most gorgeous little girl in the world but the sweetest too. She wouldn't hurt a fly. Another dog, a GOLDEN, actually bite HER. She cried, looked up at me as if to say, "mommy why did he do that", and tried again to be "friends" with the dog who then growled at her.

I do feel bad for the women in this situation. But I also feel for the dogs who were obviously trained the wrong way. Its just a sad situation all around.




i had a pointer go after kane (pit) and he looked at me like i just wanna play mom why did he do that. and let me tell you he gets along with all dogs, we have play dates all the time. As a kid we had a chocolate lab, best dog ever intil he went after me and my dad. he lost his mind, had to put him down. i just feel bad for these dogs. its sad they are such loving and loyal dogs and just want to make their owners happy.

do you know that they use pits for rehabilitation just like labs, use them for helping out the deaf or blind. did you know that almost ALL the dogs from vicks property are in new homes and dont have a problem from their past? i am all for these dogs and always will be. there are so many in this world that die bc of bad owners and its really sad.

Posted 10/1/11 5:40 PM
 

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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

Posted by imagin916

Posted by mtnmama

It really annoys me that this whole issue of "provoke" was even brought up. What does it matter? This woman is in a COMA-she will most likely lose a limb all because she was walking a track, this happened in my neighborhood-next to a school that my neighbor sends her kids to DAYCARE. Unless this woman was beating this dog and the dog needed to defend itself-if it was a NORMAL dog it should not have mauled her. My dog has gotten loose before, when we are at my mom's he roams free with about 6 other dogs in her neighborhood (in the country)-never in 25 years has there ever been a mauling. So I don't buy the whole don't blame the breed-it IS a dangerous breed. Where are the headlines about the vicous lab, bassett, retriever, spaniel attacks? Are all these owners just very special-highly trained people? Sorry-no one will ever convince me that these dogs are not dangerous. Even the dog whisperer-who owns pitbulls has said they can get into a red zone and there is no getting them out of it.

Unfortunately the wrong type of people buy these dogs for protection and do not train them properly, so we have to live in fear b/c of some idiot. I have to stay in my house/backyard with my kids & not walk my dog until they find this other animal.



ITA!!!!



They Do not make th news often because they are not as "newsworthy" and wouldn't get the same reaction. Here are a few links for you to browse:

http://caveat.blogware.com/blog/_archives/2007/3/14/2805154.html

http://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/gauteng/dog-attacks-toddler-1.1145853

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11198533/

Posted 10/1/11 9:07 PM
 

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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

Again, I feel horribly that these dogs were obviously raised incorrectly and that she had to suffer these injuries but will NEVER agree with blaming the whole breed.

And once again for those who keep speaking about the "lock jaw", it doesn't exist. Read this:

http://www.realpitbull.com/myths.html

Posted 10/1/11 9:10 PM
 

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Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

I think people sometimes fail to realize that no matter what the animal is, its just that, an animal. They have instincts. Even the nicest of dogs can bite a person.
My neighbor was bitten by another neighbors dog. He had known the dog for around 5 years and the dog was always friendly to him and was raised with children and never had any problems.The dog had gotten out of the house and the neighbor attempted to bring the dog home, before he could get a hold of the dog, the dog bite him in the calf and ending up tearing the muscle.

Posted 10/1/11 9:17 PM
 

PeasandCarrots

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L

Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

I think the moral of this story is if you see a loose dog get away. NO MATTER THE BREED. I love dogs too, but you just never know. My biggest fear is taking my DD for a walk and seeing a loose dog. I have delt with animal agression and animal attacks. I don't ever want to deal with either again.

I also want to add that *I* personally believe it can just be in a dog to be agressive, no matter the breed. We had a yellow lab and he was agressive. Despite all the love, attention, training, and compasion we could give him her was not a good family dog and we gave him away to a couple that had labs and he was/is doing great. I find it frustrating when the owners get blamed. Not all owners of agressive dogs are bad parentsChat Icon Giving Gus away broke our hearts and still does, but we had to.

Posted 10/1/11 9:29 PM
 

danielle3203
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Member since 8/10

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Danielle

Re: WARNING-N. Merrick Residents-pitbull seen in area

Posted by lilqtny

Again, I feel horribly that these dogs were obviously raised incorrectly and that she had to suffer these injuries but will NEVER agree with blaming the whole breed.

And once again for those who keep speaking about the "lock jaw", it doesn't exist. Read this:

http://www.realpitbull.com/myths.html



thank you for posting this, gunna foward in on to some other people.

Posted 10/1/11 10:43 PM
 
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