Monday, May 29, 2006

Attacked by Pit Bull

Attacked by Pit Bull

Abbotsford News
May 27 2006

A dog owner says it is "her fault" her pit bull attacked a smaller dog Thursday at a McKenzie Road townhouse complex, but is angry with the man who intervened and hit the pit bull with a steering wheel lock.

"I am very upset at the man who repeatedly beat my 10-month-old puppy even after she let go of the other dog and had collapsed on the ground," said the pit bull owner, who did not want to be named.

"He didn't need to keep beating her in her head with the club . . . screaming that he is going to (expletive) kill that dog, as she lies on the ground half conscious.

"My dog has sustained more injuries and trauma than the other dog."

However, the man who intervened said the attack, which also injured the smaller dog's owner, could have been much worse if he hadn't stepped in.

"I was at the right place at the right time," he said. He declined to have his name published.
Animal control officer Richard Green noted the man who clubbed the pit bull was "trying to keep it at bay, keep it away."

The incident unfolded shortly before noon at a townhouse complex in the 1700-block of McKenzie Road. A woman with two pit bulls inside her car was removing some items when she noticed another woman walking a pomeranian.

One of her pit bulls, Isis, bolted from the car and grabbed the smaller dog by the ear and neck.

"It's my fault that I didn't close the door," said the pit bull owner.

The owner of the pomeranian was bitten in the hand as she tried to save her dog, and the man with the steering wheel lock hit Isis "several" times in an effort to get Isis to let go.

Isis was rushed to the veterinarian by her owner, and was treated for head injuries.

Isis' owner asked a friend to ensure that the pomeranian and its owner were OK as she left the scene, but somehow that was overlooked, she said.

She's now contacted animal control to offer to pay the vet bills.

Brian Nelson from Abbotsford animal control said the owner required stitches and the pomeranian had an injured leg. Police also note the pomeranian was bitten in the ear and back.
The pit bull owner admits Isis can be aggressive toward little dogs, but is fine around the little children she is exposed to.

"She is not a bad dog, she is young and has been through a lot in the last four months," Isis' owner said. "She was stolen from me and beaten. That may be part of the problem."

That said, she's taking responsibility for the attack. "I should have been more cautious," she said.

Animal control said there have been no previous incidents with Isis, but she now meets the definition of a dangerous dog. Isis must be kept in a six-sided pen, and must be leashed and muzzled when outside.


Blogger MEDUSA said...

"There is not such thing as a bad breed just bad owners"

"The cruelty involved in dog fighting should be punished by more than a slap on the hand. This is not a spur-of-the-moment act; it is a premeditated, cruel, and abhorrent practice that has no place in a civilized society."

"First it was necessary to civilize man in relation to man. Now it is necessary to civilize man in relation to nature and the animals."

We invite visitors to consider: If pit bulls, Staffies and Am Staffs are trained by criminals (happening right now) to make them perform as "weapons" and if those breeds are banned then what can we reasonably expect to happen next? Criminals are not going to go away and illegal drugs and illegal dog fighting are lucrative businesses. So, what will criminals do when all the bull breeds are gone? Will they next train the molossers - the mastiffs: English, Neo, DBX, etc? And... when the molossers, too, are legislated into extermination, what breeds are next? Goldens? Newfs? Danes? Pointers? Standard Poodles? Mini Pinshers?

What is YOUR breed?

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