My nephew has my pitbull rambo's brother and has done little if any training with this dog. Well the dog was so unruly he had to be chained outside. He broke loose and attacked my sister in laws horse and tore his face open. My brother had to shoot the dog to stop him. THIS makes me MAD! Poor poor training with this dog cost it it's life!
Sounds like your nephew contributes to the "bad" pit bull owners out there and needs to have stiff kick in the butt....sorry to hear about the horse and the dog.....I hope he never gets another dog of any breed.
The dog actually caught the horse by the face and the horse threw its head and launched the dog. The dog then took off after a bull in the field with the horses skin still in his mouth and my brother shot him. My nephew had this dog chained to cinder blocks that were burried in the yard. This just has me frog hopping mad! When dogs are board, lonely and lacking companionship they find something to do and it is usually distructive!
About two years ago we found an abandoned litter of dobe pups. My nephew wanted one really bad. I gave him one for his birthday. I also gave my sister in law one. My nephew took his puppy everywhere against my instructing him not to do so until he had his shots. The dog was 12 weeks old when it got parvo. And since he lived in the same home as my sister in law youknow her pup got it too. Her dog died within a week. His dog survived and ended up with mange and a staff infection and then was dumpped off at a vet! I told him that if he did not care for the dog I would take it back. I tried to believe me but the police would not help.
Now I have said since this that he would NEVER get another dog from me or anyone I knew. I told my brother that this kid having a pit was a bad Idea. And sure enough.
This is a very good example of the kind of people who should NOT have these dogs. I could fully understand putting an age requirement on these dogs. I know I do with all my dogs rescue or otherwise since the dobe incident. This just gets me so mad. It never fails to amaze me how people can be so dense. I mean it takes a special kind of stupid to keep a dog the way he did and think nothing bad will ever happen.
The horse apparently will live. But what gets me is no one even tried to stop the darn dog they just shot him! Just once I would like to see people like this get what they deserve. Just once I would like to see one of these kinds of people chained to a burried cinderblock and deprived of love and attantion and often food and water for days on end. How can anyone expect the dog to know NOT to do these things if he is never taught? And my mother tells me that "oh no Jonny had been working with him on the week ends. for the past few weeks." The dog was ten months old and he was just now working with this dog on the week ends? UGH I just can't stand it. My heart is broken I tell you. That poor dog none of this was his fault and now he is dead because of some dumb as a load of gravel young punk!
What a jerk! You don't just shoot your dog, it's wrong, unless it's a life or death situation., like the dog totally goes crazy on you and is going to kill you (which wouldn't happen to any dogs trained right). How old is he?
not even ten months you have seen my pit on my website right ? Rambo? Well it was his brother. I am just sick over this! I have told my brother time and time again to send the dogs to me if he cannot handle them. But no he just shoots the dog. I have been crying all night. I am so upset! All the years our father and his father spent with dogs and teaching us all they knew and this a--hole learned nothing! I couldn't even eat dinner last night. This is just so upsetting. I think there is a law in florida against this but it is his word against mine. Gosh how can human beings be so cruel!
No your right he would not have done this if he was trained.
Thats sad to hear, and I am sorry of the loss due to human negligence. However the dog being shot was probably better than what the Bull would have done, for the dog could have been gored to death and to me that would be more of a traumatic death. Yes I agree that some people should not own dogs.
Hey I agree with you. If you get a dog you have to work with it and give it love. I got a pitt mix puppy for christmas and I don't always have the time to go play with him. I do always make damn sure that I pet him before I leave for school and when I get home. When I go feed him I play with him for 10 or 15 minutes also.
I'm very very sorry for your loss. I know it wasn't your dog, but you seem to be the only one who loved him. It was a messed up situation, and it's over and done with now, all I can say is at least he went quickly. And I completely agree with you, you should do everything you can to prevent them from getting another dog of any kind.
i am sorry that the dog had no training but the dog had to be put down- if if was not a horse or a bull then it would have been a child. The horse had done nothing and neither had the bull -- so just because the dog was crazy it should be left to attack them? i don't think so. a prevc. poster was right- had the bull gotten ahold to him then it would have been worse and he would have had to been put down. had it been MY horse or bull then there would be alot more problems as far as the welfare of my animals. also had the dog gotten to the bull ANY damage that was done to the bull would have had to have be compensated for- and right now bulls ain't cheap.- heaven help them if it had been a prize bull or a breeding bull- add papers to the bull and you could be looking at a large lawsuit- which would have added fuel to the fire to ban pits-- - it is a horrible situation, but had the dog not been shot by the owners then the law would have been called and the media and then the fire would be raging- esp. now with the ban pit bull laws trying to be started. i don't think any of the pit owners who take the time to train their dogs want to see any more ammo given to the people who oppose the breed.
"i am sorry that the dog had no training but the dog had to be put down- if if was not a horse or a bull then it would have been a child. The horse had done nothing and neither had the bull -- so just because the dog was crazy it should be left to attack them?"
You are kidding me right? So because the dog got the horse he is automatically crazy? NOT the dog was not trained PERIOD! How do you or I know the horse had done nothing? And that is not the point the point is the dog was untrained and did not know any better. What makes you automatically think the dog would go after a child next? You think because the dog did this that makes him a vicious killer dog? UGH For all we know the dog wanted to play they do play rough. Ever see two pups play? They grab eachothers scruff and get to pulling. Heck they pull on eachothers lips sometimes and I swear they are gonna get hurt. Could it be possible that the dog was doing the same to the horse and the horse just freeked? As for the bull well maybe he was running from the horse to go and play with the bull. It is a bull calf only 9 months old. They play all the time. Or at least they did. I have seen dogs do it many times. Pup wants to play with one dog dog growles and snaps even nips the pup pup runs to the next dog to play.
I don't know all I know is the dog is not at fault. And THAT is not how you put the dog down. They could have gotten rid of the dog found a new home even taken it to the vet to have it put down better then a bullet in the head if you ask me! Shooting an animal that is attacking and will not stop is one thing but shooting it simply because of an incident in which not one human tried to STOP the dog is a different story. Heck I do pit rescue and they know that! I would have gone and gotten the dog myself.
And for the record this was my siuster in laws sisters son. just wanted to be clear on the relation.
***Edited By: pitsanddobes on 3/7/2005 12:21:04 AM*** Reason: fjdskhfjlsa
Just because an animal attacked another animal doesnt meen it will attack a person. We had a boarder collie mix and she was a animal killer. She killed coons, opossums, bunnies, muskrats, mice, rats, and even went after a huge snapping turtle. She was a hunting dog. She never once killed any of our livestock. She would herd the cows and pigs. We had chickens, ducks, geese, horses, cows, pigs, sheep and goats. She never once hurt our animals. She was our guardian and loved everyone she came across. Her name was Lacy and we had her for 11 yrs. My dad talks about her all the time. She died in 94. She was the best dog we ever had.
1. horses and pit bulls do not play the same. My horses would have FREAKED and rightly so at the pit bulls actions.
2. The pit was running after a bull calve with a hunk of horsemeat hanging out of its mouth. My thoughts would be....."that one is next!" I understand, altho sad about the outcome, WHY it was shot. I raised beef too. It aint cheap.
Sorry, I gotta agree with MsBoxers here....
I sure wouldnt want to TAKE A CHANCE that a child was the next victim, after all, you did say the dog wasnt trained at all.
I had a farm, with rotts, walkers, strays, pigs, sheep, calves, horses. goats and foals. Yep, all our animals played. My gelding hated dogs and they knew better than to go in the pasture unless we were riding. Our goats would try and butt the dogs. I guess what I am saying here is, all our animals KNEW each others limits.
As you said, the dog was not trained. Better a horse than a child. And I hate that the horse lost a chunk of its face!!!No one said the dog WOULD attack a child, but I sure wouldnt want to offer one up to prove a theory. With a dog that bad, you cannot honestly say WHAT it is capable of. Some animals are more unpredictable than others. This one was a time bomb.
Yep, the horse may have pinned its ears back and stomped for the dog to back off. Who knows? That dog had triggers no one will ever know. Still didnt get what it deserved.
As for shooting it? I am not a big fan of that either, no doubt. But I gotta say, if MY health was in danger or someone elses, to do the more aethetically pleasant OD at the vets office, I wouldnt think twice about pulling the trigger.
There are bad seeds in every breed. I love pits myself. But I am not such a defender of any breed to say that ALL of em are good and trustworthy and deserve to live. Some are just bad, either by breeding, or how they are raised. Its not fair to them, or their victims, 4 footed, or otherwise.....
editted to add....
I work in EMS. People illegally fight pits in the city I work in and use them for protection for drugs. They debark them as well. My butt is on the line when I walk thru a door and I got an angry pit staring me down. Cops have shot em in this town, and when it comes to MY safety. or the publics, it has to happen. Cause if I get hurt on duty, its an automatic felony.
Also, you are kidding yourself, gf if you think that pits who just attack other animals, dont hurt kids or humans eventually. I have been doing this job for 23 yrs, honey, and the list is long of dogs who did EXACTLY that.
Is it the dogs fault? No....it comes down to the owners...but the dogs are not fit for pet material after that either.
***Edited By: TraumaMamma on 3/11/2005 4:03:15 PM*** Reason: .