You know, you would think the pepper spray may have been the FIRST thing someone would have tried.
Better then breaking a golf club and pouring bleach over the damn dog. Let's think about this....You have to run and get the bleach.. uncap it.. try pouring it on ONE dog, no wonder the attack lasted as long as it did. The fact that they went for bleach as a "weapon" shows me that these people are sick in the way they think. No wonder humanity is slowly circling the drain.
I'm seriously wondering how many of their dogs injuries were incurred at the hands of the owners themselfs. If they were flailing at the Pit Bull while it was attacking their dog, what's to say they aren't the ones that broke their dogs bones? If two dogs are scrapping, how can you be sure which one you are beating with a golf club or a gold club as they chose to call it.
Either way, it is a sad story for all involved.
Also, is it true that a Pit Bulls jaw locks when it bites? I always thought that was a fallacy. Who can shed some light on that issue?
allright your gonna hate me after this post but I have to comment this. My friends GSD was attacked by a pit a couple af weakd ago, (I have nothing against pit bulls I have owned one and have lots of friends that have them) But a dog that attacks a young dog as this deuce in the story is a sick dog and a pit won't release what they bite unless you give them a real good reason. We didn't have pepper spray on the dog that bit my friends GSD a construction worker came to the rescue and hit the pit twice in the head with a clog, before that we tried differant aproch like squirting water up his nose an so on. As he hit the dog the second or maybe even third time the dog finaly released and the GSD escaped with miner damages. Still This dog was 9 months old and attacked a much older dog that could've ended his life. pit bull attacks are nasty.
hey everyone: and Bassett lover You guys gotta read what I put down! and I put my nickname in there as well as anonymous I blamed the breed developers and game dog fighters/breeders not all breeders AND the illegal alien drug runners who brought the pits here through the "game dog" industry. Those poor dogs both the pit and the GS dog they are the pawns in so many people's selfish desires this was an end result of that. Yes Bassett lover it is a genetic mutation that once that dog has clamped down on its prey it's jaws realign and become locked you have to dislocate the jaw to free the prey!
there are several people who have been selling and giving away pit puppies for decades just over the border in tijuana and other Mexican states and really the "game dog" "sport" did get imported from there.It was reported in an old Humane society newsletter and in my home paper about fighting pitbulls(now called the "gaming" industry(how diplomatic!)It disgusts me how people could fight dogs for sport and breed them to do these things. I haven't had any problems with pits myself but where I'm from(northern California) there is always some incident on a daily basis for decades(at least 2 1/2 that I know of) It has been in the hispanic community primarily, but is moving into other communities the dogs can be good pets and my H.S friend got one and babied hers ridiculously(the poor baby was afraid of everything!-You'd whisper "boo" and that lil brindle would be flying to the next county by time you finished!) she'd dress him in baby human clothes and use pampers on him daily(tail area cut out) and put booties on his feet carried him everywhere(like Paris Hilton with her chih!) had him in baby stroller for walks(even at 1 year old) bells on his collar, i felt so sorry for him he looked so sillyImagine a brindle pit puppy and dog dressed like an infant? and in lil plaid rompers? that's at least a fashion felony don't you think?(grin)
Lorrix: I apologize I had always been led to believe that it was a genetic mutation by so many animal people. that's like an Alligator or Crocodile jaw(its fairly easy for it to snap down but almost impossible to open them up since there so much Power in their jaw muscles. BTW: Did you know that on New Years on Animal Planet Monday at 9pm they are doing a tribute to Steve Irwin? He was behind the "ROAR" foundation they are promoting now!(Reach Out, Act, Respond) for rescuing animals I think thats cool and I miss him.
***Edited By: plrcdhlvr on 12/26/2006 11:31:50 PM*** Reason: left a word out
Speaking as someone who's experienced a dog attack, when your dog is being attacked you grab anything and everything that is handy /close to try to end the attack. Pepper spray seems like a logical choice in retrospect, but it's quite possible that no one who came immediatelyt o the scene had some on hand. I don't carry it, and honestly none of my friends carry it either. I'm sure they weren't saying "Run and get some pepper spray!" when the attack was going on, more likely is they were screaming, "Get it off my dog, I don't care how!"
When the attack is taking place the human mind goes into overdrive, you aren't thinking logic, you aget into panic mode, and you think "that dog is killing my dog and I must do whatever it takes to get it to let go as quickly as possible."
I find it really ironic taht so many of you are the ones who said you would choose to let a stranger die over your beloved pet in a 'lifeboat' situation, but if your dog was being attacked, being mauled before your eyes, you honestly think you would react with logic, sensibility and sympathy twoard the dog actually doing the attacking? Or would you grab anything and everything and use it as a weapon to get the larger dog off your smaller one?
Who knows, maybe someone had jus come home from grocery shopping and had bleach in the trunk of hte car. Or had golf clubs in the trunk, thea ttack did take place in a neighborhood with many households.
I beat the akita over the head with my daughter's plastic train bridge to get it to let go of Bowen. It worked.
***Edited By: Minniyar on 12/26/2006 11:37:47 PM*** Reason: add
Hit the dog, spray the dog... don't burn the dog or poison it. Those are cruel, painful and it is needless suffering. Does anyone even know what happened to the dog who has bleach all over it who's owners didn't care enough to make sure he was safe/that others and their animals would be safe?
The one who was attacked got vet care.
I guess a dog aggressive dog deserves to lay somewhere choking and burning on fumes instead of getting treated like anything. I guess he wouldn't make a lovely pet for someone experienced, willing to put some effort into him.
I don't think that any one would dare justify the use of bleach, but the point, and I agree with it, is that people do some really crazy things out of desperation without really thinking about what they're really doing until the whole thing is over with.
Some people aren't even thinking...they're simply reacting.
If it's your pet, or your kid (for some folks, there's not much of a difference) all you care about is the fact that it's being attacked, and you don't think about anything but stopping the attack. Like pouring bleach, or hitting something with multiple golf clubs until they break.
I'm going to bet that the bleach was used in one of those desperate, non-thinking moments, where all they wanted to do was stop the attack.
Not justifying it, mind you, but I'm just saying how it might have come into play. I guess you really can't say much until you're in a situation personally where your pup is being attacked by a pit bull (or any other dog for that matter)and you can't find any way to get the dog off your dog.