Pit-bull owner should pay vet bills, fine

Full story: Lowell Sun

In regard to the article in The Sun recently about the pit-bull attack on the service dog, this is another horrible problem with the incompetent owners of these dogs.
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Not a Pet

Chelmsford, MA

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Sep 28, 2008
 
Dog should be put to sleep, owner should be jailed, pit bulls which are not pets but guns with teeth should be outlawed.
Tewkburyho

Lowell, MA

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Sep 28, 2008
 

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Not a Pet wrote:
Dog should be put to sleep, owner should be jailed, pit bulls which are not pets but guns with teeth should be outlawed.
Pit bulls are pets and shouldnt be put down because of an incompitant owner. It is how they are raised and how the parents of the dog were raised. If my kids beats up yours that means my child should die because of how i raised her I dont think so..

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Since: Aug 08

Lowell, MA

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#4
Sep 28, 2008
 
the owner of the pit bull was on here posting in the thread. Promises were made to pay for expenses and the owner was truky sorry. I think your jumping to conclusions is way out of line. I'm not defending pitbulls, but this seemed like one good pet owner. The concept of him going to jail is just plain trouble making.

Since: May 08

Hollywood, FL

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Sep 28, 2008
 
I agree accidents happen, im sure the owner feels really bad about it, but you dont jail someone for an accident a dog fight, after all if that was the case do you know how many dog bites there are, are we going to put them all in jail? Thats just plain stupid.
Mom

Tewksbury, MA

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Sep 29, 2008
 
I do think a hefty fine is in order and the dog put down.
I don't see where the pit bull owner was hailed as a hero. The article also said Thank god animal control intervened at the hospital to have the dog treated, I think if that dog was truly a service dog it should have been wearing a service dog vest. The vet would have known that right away and probably treated the dog before animal control had to.
Cat person

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Sep 30, 2008
 
As a cat person, I'm not a fan of dogs at all, except for service dogs. Dog owners need to realize that dogs are NOT people, they are animals with very small brains that need our guidance. Fine the owner for negligence, and give the dog another chance.

When was the last time you heard of a cat mauling its owner???
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Chelmsford, MA

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Oct 5, 2008
 
The people defending this animal are what is wrong with society today. This animal is not a pet. Pet - a domesticated animal kept for pleasure rather than utility. Domesticated - to adapt (an animal or plant) to life in intimate association with and to the advantage of humans. These animals do not adapt and are by nature vicious and dangerous to humans. But they let the perverts exist within neighborhoods might as well indanger us further and let pit bulls roam free also, not like the owners can restrain them when they attack. I'm buying a gun for when I go walking, I'll have to apply for a license, the owners of pit bulls should have to apply for a license also as they are more dangerous.

Since: May 08

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Oct 5, 2008
 
Wrong" I can see you are not a pet lover, and would be nothing for you to kill one, thats whats wrong with society today. Pits are wonderful pets it the few owners of these dogs who get them for the wrong reason, who give them a bad name.
BTW All dogs need a license
and guns are far more dangerous then a dog
re susie

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#10
Oct 6, 2008
 
I have a real pet. A dog that does not bite. He barks up a storm to protect the house and I suppose if someone attacked us he might come up with a bite but he would stop on command and you certainly would not need a fire extinguisher to get him to release. Nope pit bulls are not pets, don't know if you have children or elderly parents, I feel bad for them if you do, enough back and forth I don't associate with people who own dangerous animals/weapons with no constraints, training, or licensing.

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#11
Oct 6, 2008
 
Get yourself Educated before you run your mouth off, its pretty laughable.
I also have a "real Pet" not sure what you mean by real, again that the ignorance, she is not dangerous she is licensed.

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Since: Sep 08

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Oct 6, 2008
 
susie08 wrote:
I agree accidents happen, im sure the owner feels really bad about it, but you dont jail someone for an accident a dog fight, after all if that was the case do you know how many dog bites there are, are we going to put them all in jail? Thats just plain stupid.
Jail sounds like a GREAT idea.
dave swank jr

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Feb 9, 2013
 
Not a Pet wrote:
Dog should be put to sleep, owner should be jailed, pit bulls which are not pets but guns with teeth should be outlawed.
yeah how about banning blacks they kill more innocent people in one year then pit bulls do in 25
dave swank jr

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Feb 9, 2013
 
LaLa wrote:
<quoted text>Pit bulls are pets and shouldnt be put down because of an incompitant owner. It is how they are raised and how the parents of the dog were raised. If my kids beats up yours that means my child should die because of how i raised her I dont think so..
I agree. Very well said.

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