Cat crushed in jaws of pit bull

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Rosharon, TX

#1 Jun 6, 2009
I had a pit bull kill my cat in our front yard years ago. I had that cat for a long time.
Gina

Arlington, TX

#2 Jun 6, 2009
pop wrote:
I had a pit bull kill my cat in our front yard years ago. I had that cat for a long time.
Sorry for your loss, are you having a bad day or has something else happened recently that made you think of this?

JKB

Since: Jan 09

AOL

#3 Jun 6, 2009
I just have a question, why are you posting a picture of the poor dead cat????? I understand how you feel I am a huge cat lover & Same thing happened in our yard on Friday Morning. 2 dogs killed a cat & we had to call animal control. It was bad, but you dont see me posting pictures of the dead cat here
pop

Rosharon, TX

#4 Jun 7, 2009
PP, posted the pictures and it just reminded me of when my cat was mauled by a pit bull. I didn't post the pics.
MKM5

AOL

#5 Jun 10, 2009
To post pictures of a dead cat, is your choice, but I do disagree with the words of your posting. Cat crushed by jaws of "Pit-Bull"...could you not say "Dog"? Did you watch it happen? You actually saw with your own eyes that a "Pit-Bull" killed the cat? People are very qucik to call out a "pit-bull" when some kind of attack happens. I own two pit-bulls and they are the best dogs I have ever owned. What it comes down to is an irresponsible pet owner. I do agree with people saying that pets need to be on leashes. When you own a pet it is your responsibility to make sure your pets are safe and taken care of, don't be so quick to blame others/animals if you haven't made sure your pets are safe.
pop

Rosharon, TX

#6 Jun 10, 2009
I've never seen a cat on a leash. I would imagine that would be like putting a lasso around the tazmainian devil. LOL!
MKM5

AOL

#7 Jun 10, 2009
pop wrote:
I've never seen a cat on a leash. I would imagine that would be like putting a lasso around the tazmainian devil. LOL!
As I too think it is crazy, but I have seen it and there is a man that lives in my neighborhood that actually does it. Not saying that I would do it, but all things are possible with others I suppose.
sam

Deer Park, TX

#8 Jun 13, 2009
All of you pitbull owners seem to think they are the best dogs ever . Wait till yours harms someone or some animal. THEY SHOULD BE BANNED PERIOD.

“Candor for the few”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#9 Jun 13, 2009
First, I have never owned a pit bull.

However, I know people who do. These dogs are just like any other dog. The dog's demeanor is usually a product of how they are raised by the owner. One particular friend owns three and they are all VERY well behaved and just love attention, like any other breed. The first time I came into contact with them, there was NO aggressive behavior from any of them and they only acted like they found a new friend and wanted to be petted.

Those that call for them to be banned, only show their own ignorance, which is likely exacerbated by media reports and the false public perception about these canines, due to the actions of a few that have raised them for fighting. If they are properly raised, they can be very loving pets, with little cause for concern.

All in all, they are no more of a threat, than a doberman, rottweiler or any of the many other breeds, which also tend to have common traits and make excellent guard dogs.

Of course, with almost ANY dog, if you are unknown and enter their "territory", you may find yourself at risk of attack. It doesn't matter how big or small, or what breed they may be... it is mostly dependent on how they are raised.

So, if you take to time to learn a bit more, you may find you concerns to be mostly over-reactive, due to hype.
guest

Pasadena, TX

#10 Jun 13, 2009
pop wrote:
I've never seen a cat on a leash. I would imagine that would be like putting a lasso around the tazmainian devil. LOL!
If I am not mistaken, Deer Park has a leash law for cats.. We have had all the neighborhood cats hanging out in our yard. I called and that is when I found out they are supposed to be on a leash if they are out and about.. If the owner doesn't keep them out of your yard, you can go pay a deposit for a trap. Then the pound will pick them up for you...i am tired of the cats doing their business in my flower bed just outside my front door...
DPMom

Pasadena, TX

#11 Jun 13, 2009
I am very sorry about the cat(s) that were killed regarding this post and the pictures that were posted are heart breaking.

Regarding some other posts on this thread...you have to remember, we are talking about animals here. Just like people...some are bad and some are good. It doesn't matter if it is a man, woman, black, white, yellow, brown, young, old, etc. Just like it doesn't matter if it is a Pitbull or a cat.

I knew a young lady who was attacked by a Rottweiler at a friend's house. The dog had never acted like that before and was not raised to fight/kill/attack. It mauled her face and she had to have multiple surgeries, but her face will never be the same.

In turn, I lived with a young woman who owned a cat. That cat was the love of her life and was spoiled rotten. Out of the blue one day, her cat looked at her odd, made some horrible sounds, and attacked her. It climbed her body like it was a tree leaving deep punctures all the way up her body until it started clawing her face. She was able to get her cat off of her and got in another room, but she was left with some really bad scars.

When I was a child, I was bitten in the face by my Doberman Pinscher. My Mom told me that she was in the room with me and saw it happen. Nothing provoked the dog, and the dog was raised in a loving environment. My face just happened to be at the dog's mouth level. Maybe he thought I was encroaching his territory or getting too close to a toy of his. Who knows?

Don't get me wrong...I love animals. I have owned dogs and/or cats my whole life and always will. But I would never leave my infant alone with my dog, and I have tried to teach my children how to be careful with animals (don't pull their tail, do not get in their face, do not look them directly in the eye). You never know when they could snap. Hopefully, they won't. I realize that just because these animals snapped and attacked people, it doesn't mean that all animals will or that certain types of animals will. But from personal experience, I am on guard when it comes to any animal.

MKM5

AOL

#12 Jun 14, 2009
sam wrote:
All of you pitbull owners seem to think they are the best dogs ever . Wait till yours harms someone or some animal. THEY SHOULD BE BANNED PERIOD.
I feel you are an ignorant person. Maybe you have been bitten by a 'pit-bull' or a dog in general. I have been bitten by my mothers miniature rat terrier that weighs all of maybe 5 pounds or less, so I'm guessing you would think that they need to be bannded too? LOL...

I do agree with them saying you may need to educate yourself more before making a statement like that. I pay my yearly dues to the city for their tags. They are kept in my yard with leashes and tags on at all times. I have locked gate with two signs warning that there is a dog in the yard. My dogs go to the dog park weekly and play and never once have barked at another person or dog. They do not approach anyone, as that is something that was taught to them.

I have invested a lot of time and money in my dogs in their training for the exact point of ignorant people like YOU! My dogs have been through years of obediance trainging. We have a very close relationship with our dogs and they are treated like a member of our family.

They both have been involved with fundrasing events with children with disabiltes and visited many children as a companion for the day. I feel that whatever breed of dog you may come in contact with you run the risk of something happening. Just don't point it out as 'pit-bull'!! I will be more than happy to educate you more on 'pit-bull's'. I will be more than happy to let you spend the afternoon with my two dogs, maybe it would change your ignorance.
Publius Publico

Houston, TX

#13 Jul 12, 2009
MKM5 wrote:
To post pictures of a dead cat, is your choice, but I do disagree with the words of your posting. Cat crushed by jaws of "Pit-Bull"...could you not say "Dog"? Did you watch it happen? You actually saw with your own eyes that a "Pit-Bull" killed the cat? People are very qucik to call out a "pit-bull" when some kind of attack happens. I own two pit-bulls and they are the best dogs I have ever owned. What it comes down to is an irresponsible pet owner. I do agree with people saying that pets need to be on leashes. When you own a pet it is your responsibility to make sure your pets are safe and taken care of, don't be so quick to blame others/animals if you haven't made sure your pets are safe.
NOTE : This photo was not posted as an indictment against any particular breed of dog, and I have no particular affinity with cats. I am not an owner of any animal of any sort, as I have not the time nor the inclination to care for them.

Yes, there were at least 2 witnesses ( one was my visiting brother out for a jog ) that saw the event as it happened.( Although you and others have had pleasant experiences with your pit-bull dogs others have not, and a pit bull running around the neighborhood where young children and elderly ladies are out and about is out of the ordinary, a concern to most and attracts attention.)
A young man in one of those Honda hybrids was following the action the whole time, from the safety of his car.He stopped and told us what he saw which was confirmed by my brother who witnessed it independently and from a different angle. The pit bull was seen chasing then scooping up the cat in it's powerful jaws and was actually followed by my brother as it ran off with it's kill and disappeared in between houses, but he kept a safe distance from the beast and lost it. As a few of the neighbors were outside
( before the heat wave) at this time many of us gathered together to discuss what was seen, only my brother and the young fella in the honda ( who was quite excited over the whole thing) saw the entire incident, others only saw the dog running around prior to the killing. The neighbors across the street were out in their front yard with their young 5 or 6 year old bouncing a basketball, when this dog ran by they packed it in and went inside and stood for sometime looking out of their glass storm door.
While this discussion was going on, the owner of the dog passed by dragging it home by the collar, he passed by us not 15 feet away, he was hiding his face from the group gathered in the yard,no one recognized him or the dog, the fellow in the honda followed him to the intersection and watched him for a few moments, then called back something to us which we could not fully understand or hear and he drove off waving.

I stand by the title, as it is accurate.
MKM5

AOL

#14 Jul 12, 2009
Well...congrats to you!
love my dog

Charleston, SC

#15 Nov 25, 2009
i have to pitbulls at im home now rudy and tiger non of my dogs have showed unwanted behavior to cats

“Candor for the few”

Since: Nov 08

Deer Park

#16 Nov 26, 2009
love my dog wrote:
i have to pitbulls at im home now rudy and tiger non of my dogs have showed unwanted behavior to cats
POTENTIAL TRANSLATION(?):
I have two pitbulls at my home now, Rudy and Tiger. None of my dogs have shown unwarranted behavior towards cats.

[If one wishes for their comments to have any form of credibility, a little bit of appropriate communication skills can go a long way. Otherwise, people may just "consider the source" and stereotype you as one of "those" that would typically "own a demon dog".]

Now, pitbull owners will try to claim their dogs are as mild as any other, in an attempt to justify their love for their dog. However, all breeds have their own basic traits, although that does not mean that all dogs of a particular breed may exhibit their traits as strongly as another and proper training will often be a determining factor, as well. So, for anyone to claim that pitbulls, rottweilers, dobermans or any other "aggressive" breed is no more dangerous than a poodle, pug or other more docile breed is just plain silly. However, by the same token, a poodle could kill a cat, just as quickly. So, it has nothing to do with the breed, as all dogs have a basic instinct to do such things and only training (or being raised around other animals) will make a difference, regardless of breed.
aggressive dog hater

Falfurrias, TX

#17 Jul 24, 2010
I hate pit bulls. I don't care how some of you say they are harmless but I have seen a family pit that was loved so much by her owners turn and maul their 9 mo old for no reason at all. The baby was in his play pen and that damn dog nearly killed that baby. It would have had the owners not been in the same room when she jumped in there for no reason. DO NOT TELL ME THEY ARE HARMLESS WHEN THAT IS TOTAL IDOTIC BULLSHIT!! They are great alright until one day they decide to go bipolar on you. BTW the owner took his dog to the back that very same day and shot her. He said it hurt him to have to do it but all it takes is one time and that dog can take a life ina split second. Needless to say their next dog was a golden Retriever.

Out at our ranch we see so many cross bred pits running through our place. People dump their dogs when they can no longer handle them and then we have to deal with them. Guess what/ We shoot them too. I have kids that like to play outside. You actually think I am going to wait and see if a fukin dog is going to bite or not? Hell no! My kids and livestock come first. Fuck the dog!
DP Cassie

United States

#18 Jul 24, 2010
I cannot understand why people want aggressive dogs. I have an English Springer Spaniel and she is a great watchdog...but her bark is a whole lot worse than her bite. I am certainly ok with that.
red dawn

Crosby, TX

#19 Jul 24, 2010
pit bull versus remington model 1100-- remington wins every time.

“Don't confuse me with facts”

Since: Apr 09

Deer Park

#20 Jul 26, 2010
I've had 3 pitbulls, 2 of which made it to the end of their natural lives without having been aggressive to anyone.(still have the 3rd) One was very social and loved all other animals; one did not like other animals except for the other dog in the house that she was raised with (A yorkie) Both loved kids and both were wonderful family pets. Yes, they can do more damage thaen other dogs because of their size and their power, but I "just waited until they harmed someone" and they never did. It's not a given and because of the way I raised them- it wasn't even likely. Impossible? No, of course not. But just because the breed is considered agressive, that adjective never fit any of mine. My Yorkie, on the other hand, would just as soon chew your leg off than look at you in his younger years. Did anyone care? No, because he's a small, foofy dog.

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