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CLY

Erie, PA

#1 Sep 26, 2013
PETA

Beach City, OH

#2 Sep 26, 2013
they should be shooting chimps not dogs
PETA

Beach City, OH

#3 Sep 26, 2013
that dog was a chimp
Buddy Hinton

Erie, PA

#4 Sep 26, 2013
"Vitarelli said he reported the shooting to the People for Ethical Treatment of Animals and to members of Occupy Erie"

Occupy Erie?

HAHAHA what are those douche bags gonna do? Big Russ will call them cowards and threaten to beat up anyone who disagrees with him. That is if his wife let's him speak. Heather will look up an answer on Google. Little Tommy Shortbus will call the cops mean and then will launch into a whine about how people need to be nicer.
Chuck Maloney

Erie, PA

#5 Sep 26, 2013
Yeah what he said. Me and Adam Brukardt will crush Occupy Erie with our superior intellect.
Buddy Hinton

Erie, PA

#7 Sep 26, 2013
Chuck Maloney wrote:
Yeah what he said. Me and Adam Brukardt will crush Occupy Erie with our superior intellect.
Unless Poland gets involved. If he does you guys don't stand a chance.
Poodle

Erie, PA

#8 Sep 27, 2013
The only good pit bull is a dead pit bull
Ordell Robbie

Erie, PA

#9 Sep 27, 2013
CLY

Erie, PA

#10 Sep 27, 2013
My opinion is that the only reason Police shot dog was because of its breed and because the owner taught the dog a tree hanging trick. The owner did everything right by reporting the dog missing and posting online a lost dog ad through Erie Animal network and Erie's lost and found pets websites. Police need to be trained better to recognize dog behavior and act with comman sense when they respond to a call on a dog that clearly was someones pet and had tags. R.I.P GAGE
Tim Leary

Erie, PA

#11 Sep 27, 2013
Number one rule of owning Bull breed - secure place for dog to live. NEVER let dog get loose - there's no excuse for it. If you research before owning, you know Pits are master escape artists. They will dig under a fence or jump a 6 foot wall. I love them, but it is owners responsibility to protect both their pet and other dogs/people by responsible ownership.
I learned this after my Staffy jumped headfirst through bedroom window back in the 70's. Luckily I was there to bring him back inside.
Tragic for dog and owner who didn't know enough about the breed to protect Gage.:(
Ordell Robbie

Erie, PA

#12 Sep 27, 2013
Protest at the Millcreek police station October 3rd
https://www.facebook.com/events/5837225749969...
dog bait

Erie, PA

#13 Sep 27, 2013
Ordell Robbie wrote:
Protest at the Millcreek police station October 3rd
https://www.facebook.com/events/5837225749969...
I hope the cops let their dogs loose on you.
Trash

Erie, PA

#15 Sep 28, 2013
colt45 wrote:
<quoted text>Just like a useless -igger,both no dammed good.
another upstate cracker
wrdi

Erie, PA

#16 Sep 28, 2013
The owner is responsible for this dogs death. Especially if the dog aggressively advanced on others. I myself once had to shoot a dog that came after me with teeth showing and growling on my own property 30 years ago. I did not want to do this but I felt I had no choice.
He should consider himself lucky for not being responsible for someone Else's or their child's death. He knows he owns a breed of dog that is untrusted by and frightening to others. He did not keep the dog secured and this is what happens.
As for reporting this to PETA, what a joke. Like they care, unless maybe you send them a $500 donation. PETA is nothing but some people sponging and making a good living off others in the name of "animal rights".
trevor

Beach City, OH

#17 Sep 28, 2013
Peta breath
doh

Erie, PA

#18 Sep 28, 2013
It's the owner's fault...didn't love his dog enough to keep it under control.
lmao

Erie, PA

#19 Sep 29, 2013
CLY wrote:
My opinion is that the only reason Police shot dog was because of its breed and because the owner taught the dog a tree hanging trick. The owner did everything right by reporting the dog missing and posting online a lost dog ad through Erie Animal network and Erie's lost and found pets websites. Police need to be trained better to recognize dog behavior and act with comman sense when they respond to a call on a dog that clearly was someones pet and had tags. R.I.P GAGE
The owner did NOTHING right or his dog would still be alive. Tree hanging tricks are nice....on leash or in a fenced yard. This dog wasn't on a leash or in a fence yard. The owner failed. Tree hanging is also a perfect example of an aggressive trait of this breed..they won't let go once they've locked onto prey. Your childs arm wouldn't stand a chance but remember it's just a hanging trick. Police are not responsible for checking internet and Erie Animal networks for missing pets. That service is for pet owners and was never designed to help police departments. No call to the PD for a missing dog. The owner failed. FYI: timeline wise the one missing pet report wasn't even posted for over an hour after the incident. Maybe just a timing issue OR the owner just trying to cover his butt? "Because of its breed" is all the more reason for the owner to be MORE aware of his dog. Dogs were bred for tasks. Some wander, some hunt, and some fight. This breed has a bad reputation. Though I've seen some as nice as can be, I've also walked past some that look at you and growl. Guess what: Both were pets. In fact more dog bites come from pets than wild dog packs that are running free. Just because a dog has tags doesn't mean it won't bite. All it does is helps you know who to sue after you've been bit.

The owner failed and the dog paid the price. Bottom line is the dog should have been on a leash. It's the law! Yes sometimes dogs get loose but when they do you can't blame it on anyone else for what happens. Not everyone knows your dog like you do. And no dog treats every approaching person the same.
ghettodog

Fairview, PA

#20 Sep 29, 2013
One less pit bull... who cares...
Tree hanging

Erie, PA

#22 Sep 30, 2013
Why do pitbulls hang from trees?
The dog owner in Millcreek said it was a trick and the kids like it, so he taught the dog to do it.
Here's a quote about this practice from dogbite.org . A link to the article appears below.
Sound familiar?

"There appears to be little legitimate purpose in teaching this activity. Owners of these dogs like to mislead others into believing that the activity is "fun," or in the instance of this owner, "The kids loved it, so I allowed it." The real reason behind this training is to increase the strength of the dog's jaws. So that more trees can be destroyed. So that more pets and people can be injured and killed."

http://blog.dogsbite.org/2007/11/pit-bulls-de...
Puppycide

Cleveland, OH

#23 Oct 24, 2013
Is a Pet Dog Really Killed by a Police Officer Every 98 Minutes?
http://www.theatlanticcities.com/politics/201...

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