My cat was on my front poarch inside of a fenced yeard with a closed gate. My cat, Riley, was not outside of the fence when he was killed. The pit bull that did it tore his way through the gate to get in.
Some of you are beginning to understand this is really about responsibility of the owner. I only seem to be after all pit bull dogs and owners, but the truth is that it seems many people will never be responsible for their loose dog's behavior. This one owner was heard to say "All dogs like to chase wildlife." Well, my cat was on my front poarch when he was attacked.
I will be gone now and not be back. My last two posts never made it, so I guess I am being censored by the moderator. I will be surprised to see if this one even gets posted. If it does, I hope this never happens to a member of your family. Goodbye. Eagle98 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
i am copying your post in case it does disappear again...i dont think anyone here has ever not understood that it is the responsibility of the owner and not the breed of dog. i am just wondering had it been another high prey driven breed/dog if you would have posted about it. it disturbs me greatly that you and your neighbors are taking the attitude of shooting and killing the dog instead of taking the proper recourse thru the proper channels. it disturbs me that an animal has to pay the price for peoples stupidity.
while I do not advocate shooting a dog without first trying to deal with the authorities i can sympathise as a live stock owner with those wo=ho would shoot a stray dog on their property that was killing for sport. I never begrudge a dog that is hungry a chicken or two here and there though i have had a stray on my land at one point that killed 60 head of chicken and two goats inone night simply for sport. Sorry but I shot the dog. Then again no telling where the dog came from and a warning shot only served to piss it off.
But you all know me I usually take them in and feed them myself this one was after me due to the warning shot. Would i shoot a pit that did the same thing? Sure but not because it was a pit simply because it was an animal killing off my stock. If it came down to protecting the life of one of my dogs over another what do you think I would choose? That being siad i am sickend by this persons attitude AGAIN not proactive just reactive. this is not being part of the sloution but part of the problem and I do not mean the dog problem I mean the owner problem.
My dog would totally chase a cat. Might eat it to if she caught it. She's an animal after all. Would I let her?? no! Because I'm a caring pet owner. and I know for a fact that cat just isn't that tasty! HHAHAHAHAHA! just kidding. But I've never owned a dog who WOULDN'T chase a cat! that's what dogs do, right?? If you've got a cat too dumb to run (because they're faster) or fight back (because they're meaner!) then maybe you should get a better cat. kidding again. but 'cmon. we know who's to blame and it's not the animals. I'll bet the cat was teasing the dog, though...
It is not uncommon for dogs to chase cats. My dogs will chase down cats they do not know but will not bother my own cats that live here. Do I let them run cats down heck no. If there is a stray in my yard the dogs wait to go out. The owner of this dog should be held responsable and again I really do feel that stiffer penalties for irrisponsable dog owners is the answer to all this.
I have a pit bull, who chases cats, IF he is let loose. I also have 2 cats. 1 cat, my pit carries in his mouth. The first time I seen it, I thought my poor cat was dead. My dog, was prancing around the yard, ON HIS CHAIN, with my cat in his mouth. When I screamed, the dog let the cat go, and the cat ran off. Now that is not to say that my dog does not still chase the cat, he does. When the dog comes close to the cat, he lays down, to be carried by the dog. BUT don't let a stray cat come in our yard. If he gets within reach, again on chain, then all bets are off. It is after all his yard. Now regarding this Ban HB78. I would suggest that ALL of us contact our senators, congress, and even the president about it. They are after all paid by us the people. It is not fair that the BREED of animal is being punished for the IRRESPONSIBLE owners. It is after all the owners responsibility to care and maintain and CONTAIN the animal.
Man, I couldn't believe this when i saw this thread. Not GA. I get so heated everytime i hear about some place trying to ban pitbulls. PITSANDDOBES... you hit the nail on the head when you said that we need to start punishing the irresponible owners, and stop trying to punish us who know how to take care of and train our dogs. I have two pits, and love them to death. I can't see myself with another breed. They are just so much fun, and so lovable. Any one who says that pits are dangerous, are right, but only if their owner makes them mean. And when people try to ban our breed because they think they are too agressive, and kill too much. Last i heard from a study done was that pits were 2nd or 3rd from the last to attack someone. If they are goin to try to ban pits, they should also ban any other breeds that are trained to kill. People don't only fight pits, they fight labs, Dobermans, German shepards... I would like to see someone try to start a bill to ban German shepards... The people would laugh in their face. SO WHY PITBULLS.... Any one have any updates on this law... Believe me, YOUR WORDS ARE BEING HEARD. I live in california, but am a georgian at heart. Let me know if there is anything i can do way out here!
As for the media being incorrect in reporting what is and what is not a pit bull, remember, we live in a country where over 50% of American think WMD were found in Iraq, and that Iraq was involved in the 9/11 attacks. Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels said that if a lie were repeated publicly a hundred times, it would become a truth. The truth is, between now and the time the ban in Georgia is considered, there will be another "pit bull" attack.
For the record, I'm against bans, pro manslaughter charges for anyone who's dog attacks and kills some one, no matter what the breed.
I know, I know, it's been posted a few times, but I would ask kiyote (i hope i spelled that right?) to see it, in case they haven't.
I think your argument points are weak. The media? WMD's? 9/11? Are you serious? *EDIT* ok i'm calm, and didnt mean any disrespect...but being military, I have my views on those subjects, and they tend to get me a bit flared up..so i apologize.
Some research should be done before EDIT CRABBY COMMET (hehe)...you read an article..here's some more. We can all find them to support our own cases. We all know pitbulls have bitten. But so have others!
A 1997 study of dog bite fatalities in the years 1979 through 1996 revealed that the following breeds had killed one or more persons: pit bulls, Rottweilers, German shepherds, huskies, Alaskan malamutes, Doberman pinschers, chows, Great Danes, St. Bernards and Akitas. (Dog Bite Related Fatalities," Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, May 30, 1997, Vol. 46, No. 21, pp. 463 et. seq.) The experience of the author of Dog Bite Law confirms that the dogs on the CDC list are the most frequent attackers of human beings....
"Irresponsible behavior" is defined differently from place to place. In California, for example, it can be a felony for a person to possess a dog trained to fight, attack or kill that, because of the owner's lack of ordinary care, bites two people or seriously injures one person. (See Felony prosecution of attack dog owners.)
Although pit bull mixes and Rottweillers are most likely to kill and seriously maim, fatal attacks since 1975 have been attributed to dogs from at least 30 breeds.
The most horrifying example of the lack of breed predictibility is the October 2000 death of a 6-week-old baby, which was killed by her family's Pomeranian dog. The average weight of a Pomeranian is about 4 pounds, and they are not thought of as a dangerous breed. Note, however, that they were bred to be watchdogs! The baby's uncle left the infant and the dog on a bed while the uncle prepared her bottle in the kitchen. Upon his return, the dog was mauling the baby, who died shortly afterwards. ("Baby Girl Killed by Family Dog," Los Angeles Times, Monday, October 9, 2000, Home Edition, Metro Section, Page B-5.)
In all fairness, therefore, it must be noted that: Any dog, treated harshly or trained to attack, may bite a person. Any dog can be turned into a dangerous dog. The owner most often is responsible -- not the breed, and not the dog.
An irresponsible owner or dog handler might create a situation that places another person in danger by a dog, without the dog itself being dangerous, as in the case of the Pomeranian that killed the infant (see above). Any individual dog may be a good, loving pet, even though its breed is considered to be likely to bite. A responsible owner can win the love and respect of a dog, no matter its breed. One cannot look at an individual dog, recognize its breed, and then state whether or not it is going to attack.
ok and i will post more if necessary, there are TONS.
I live in Georgia, and will pitch in where ever I am needed to make sure this does NOT pass. Stricter laws for irresonsible owners, I am all for. Don't waste our time with banning breeds...let's ban owners.
***Edited By: DooknDokkermom on 4/25/2005 8:06:54 AM*** Reason: I keep editing out my crankiness, but it's not showing up...hrm...
I can't believe this...! when will it stop??? aren't dogs KNOWN for chasing cats? HELLO PEOPLE!?? I am just waiting for people to start banning cats. they kill mice. OMFG! they must be viscous animals if then chase and kill mice! when you let a pet cat roam free, whether it be in your back yard or the neihborhood, you are risking it be killed be either another dog, hit by a car, or killed by a wild animal. the only way to prevent all this is to keep your cat indoors. if you are that concerned to petition to get rid of the breed then why are you so niave to the fact that letting your pet unleashed outdoors can be potentially dangerous?? what happened if your cat ran out into the road and got hit? would you write to the city asking that the roads be shut down and that cars be banned?? crap happens. get over it! i have two pits and a cat. they get along awesome. all three play together. the cat will actually stalk and attack the dogs while they are sleeping and the cat will chase the dog and then vise versa. it isnt the dogs fault the owners were irresponsible and let their dog run loose...grow some common sense!
As good of an idea as that is, what constitues an irresponsible owner? Someone who owns a dog that bites someone? Someone that doesn't have a dog vaccinated, licensed, and in control at all hours?
Maybe an irresponisble owner is someone who owns more than 3 dogs of any breed. Someone who doesn't have homeowner's insurance, or, almost as bad, lied about what breed they had in order to be able to get insured. What happens to the mother of a child that gets killed and mauled by a family pet (of any breed). Should they instantly be thrown in prison for manslaughter?
Y Would U Do Sumthing Like Dat If U Dont Want A Pitbull Then Move Out Of Town Where Pits Are Banned.Everyone Cant Be Alike In Each State.I Luv Pits And If They Ban Them Then They Dum As H**.There Really Aint No Reason To Banned Pits.While? O A Pit Here A Pit Dat And Man U Shouldn`t Have Did Dat Dats All I Got To Say On Dat Topic!!
i agree! i am an eigth grade student and i own a pitbull! right now me and my english teacher are working on getting them to get rid of the law specifying pitbulls and other breeds. I am working on this because not is my dog a pitbull but she was given an award and became first pitbull(i think) in Geprgia's animal hall of fame. her names dixie just look for her on google.
I will admit that I while volunteering at animal control I have come across a few nice pit bulls in the past 4yrs. But being a victim of a pit bull attack has helped me to see a much different side of the breed. People like to say that a well-bred pit bull is not aggressive because they weren’t originally meant to be aggressive: simply put - that's incorrect. Now I will side with you folks on the fact that pit bulls were never intended to be aggressive towards people unless provoked. Pit bulls were once in a sense sporting dogs - blood sports were after all were very common at one time. It was considered 'entertainment' to watch these amazing dogs fight and kill Bulls, Bears, Hogs and each other. Unfortunately unlike bulldogs, Bull Terriers and several other breeds these dogs have at best, continued to stay dog aggressive. I will not deny the rare and wonderful affectionate and loving Pitty, but will sooner ignore the damage one pit bull can do to a person's body, mind and spirit when a dog snaps. I'm blessed to have walked away from my attack, others aren't so lucky. I would have to say that now it's in the hands of the breeders more than anyone, to make wise choices and accept only the sweetest, most affectionate dogs into their stock. I would still love to see it enforced that pitty's with fighting backgrounds or unknown backgrounds be put to sleep when they come into county shelters.
Please keep in mind this is coming from some one who has seen both sides of a pit bull first hand.
This is coming from a owner who has owned this wonderful and noble breed for the last 20 years . Any dog can bite if abused or poorly bred . Even the fighting Pitties can make exremely wonderful loving pets . I owned one at one time.To say euthanize any Pitties with a fighting back ground with out some sort of a test is wrong. Then none of these dogs have a chance in he## to be given the life they so deserve of trust and love.
can someone explain bill 132. i adopted my dog last year knowing she was part pit and you can tell in her face. i live outside atlanta, and dont want to risk losing her. also i plan on adopting a pit soon, as a companion for her, and i need to find out all bs the government is trying to do to this amazing breed
All i can find on "bill 132" in georgia is something about use of watercrafts. http://www.legis.state.ga.us/legis/2007_08/pdf/hb132.pdf Do you have a link.. or text on the bill so people can see what you are talking about. Or are we talking Canada? I read previous posts and there is a pitbull bill in Canada called bill 132.