omg last nite i heard a gun fire and ran downstairs to c wat happened but my step dad stopped me from going outside and told me my dog pongo had gotten shot but didnt c who did it. Pongo was a pitbull and my mom thinks someone shot him cuz he looked scary 2 someone and so they shot him. I dont understand everyone who lives by me knows pongo is soooo loveable and that he wouldnt hurt anyone. pitbulls arent mean, so y would anyone do that, pitbulls to me r like any other dog.
So sorry to hear about pongo. Pitbulls have been given a bad rep lately and it is unfair to judge all the same. Was she in your garden or walking around by herself? It seems easier to have a cute little furry thing to keep society happy sometimes.
Wandering, why would you choose to place blame when that poor girl is obviously heartbroken? I hope someone is just as compassionate as you if you're ever in that situation. I'm also very sorry for your loss. I wish people were as nice as our animals.
I'm so sorry for your loss..I do agree with Wandering..that is why I would NEVER leave my dog outside unsupervised. too many bad things can happen..get loose, get hurt, stolen,killed,etc. That's aweful that someone just shot your dog
It is very a pity, pit bull fine dogs. It is a lot of clauses(articles) about them. In Russia write much, that it is socially dangerous dogs, journalists want a lot of noise and the big circulation of the newspaper. In my house lived dog Am. Staff, of them people in streets too are afraid. My dog has lived with us 12 years, this fine animal, I very much love these breeds. They tender, kind, beautiful.... It is a pity to me, that it occurs to similar breeds. They do not deserve the similar attitude(relation) to. People have spoiled opinion on these fine dogs.
Ok, didn't want to say anything, but people do let their dogs outside unsupervised, which is completely normal. I'm sure most of us here let our dogs out to go pee and close the door. I do, my dogs have a tie out cable, but if I have to go to the bathroom, or tidy up, I'll let the dogs out by themselves. The longest they are ever left out without me checking on them is 10 minutes, long enough for an idiot to shoot them i guess.
I used to live on an acreage and we used to let the dogs run around (they always stayed on the property). I remember i was four and had just finished supper. I was looking out of the bay window, watching the dogs play (had an old GSD and a six month old puppy). Well I watched as a car pulled up, the puppy approached the car, and the man shot my dog between the eyes with a hand gun and drove away. Turns out there were dogs that had pooped on the golf course nearby, and the man thought it was ours. Luckily our oldest had stayed on the porch. It hurts enough knowing that you could have prevented the death of your pet, rubbing it in doesn't help.
I let my dogs out to piddle on their own, quite often.
They go out, do their business, and come right in.
I don't think I'm the only one that does this, and I don't think that there is anything wrong with doing this, either.
It only takes two seconds to fire a gun, and for all we know, the dog was sitting on his own porch, or maybe the shooter shot through a wire fenced yard.
Telling someone whose dog was just shot that their dog shouldn't have been outside unsupervised is simply making baseless assumptions for the purpose of kicking someone in the teeth when they're already down.
You know, in this situation I think I'll even go another step and say that god forbid a kid was out there with the dog and the shooter missed.
I am sorry for your loss. We just went through this whole argument a few weeks ago with my step daughter. Her aunts pitbull got out of the fenced yard and went down the street where one of the neighbors hit the dog on the nose with a hatchet. Poor guy had to have the end of his nose plated and stapled back on. I tried to explain to my step daughter what I knew was going to happen. The police were called, her aunt wanted the guy arrested for animal abuse. My step daughter was upset, Ug would never hurt a fly. I told her to watch and see what would happen, that her Aunt would be the bad guy because the dog got out and he was a pitbull. That they would probably go after her and ticket her instead of the guy that hit the dog, and to get him to the vet. and drop it. Sure enough thats the way things went down. Apparently there is a BSL that states a pitbull in her area will be in a kennel with a cement floor and high enough fences when outdoors. I have not a thing against these dogs, I have known some very wonderful gentle examples of the breed that wouldn't hurt anyone. But I was made out to be the bad guy like I was against poor Ug and I thought it was ok for the guy to hurt him. I don't think its ok #1 unless it was in self defense of an attacking dog, #2 Plain and simple because of the hype and bad press these dogs get because of a few bad apples they are going to get the short end of the stick when it comes to situations like this. Ug may have wondered over and been wagging his tail for all we know and this person freaked out OMG its a pitbull running loose. On the other hand who knows 100% how their dogs are going to act in a loose situation with strangers regardless of the breed? So I am the evil stepmom because I called this the way it was going to go down as far as the law was concerned. Your darn right I would be upset if this was my dog, and I would want to beat the tar out of the person too. I can imagine the wars that are going to take place in that neighborhood now. BTW Her Aunt is the scum of the earth IMO, she seeks out free or cheap dogs in the paper looking for loving forever homes and promises the people she will do just that and turns around and sells them to whomever comes up with the cash. She travels the state doing this for profit.
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The only reason pongo was outside unsupervised was because my mom didnt want him in the house when were asleep. thanks u guys and i 2 wish people were as nice as our animals. plus we live in the country and pongo loved to run around the farm and he never went in the road cuz he was afraid of cars everytime we would start the car he would run and hide under the deck, i think he got hit by a car before got him and that might be y he was afraid of cars, i do know the people who had him before us beat him thats the only reason my mom agreed to get him in the first place. but again thanks. and he was shot on the backporch deck so yeah he was on his porch.
I'm sorry for your loss. Unfortunately I feel bullies/pitts will always have this horrible "stigma" with them & their will always be haters. I can't imagine what I would do in your shoes, but may God be with you at this hard time.