Animal control to quarantine pit bull for 10 days following alleged...

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The female pit bull that mauled Leominster resident Patrick Godley on Oak Hill Road Monday night was taken into custody by Animal Control Officer Susan Kowaleski Tuesday afternoon, and will be quarantined at an undisclosed kennel for 10 days, according to Kowaleski.
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such a place

West Tisbury, MA

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#1
Jul 29, 2010
 
Why are you still using the word maul? It means beaten. Lots of other choices boys and girls. Attacked, bitten even savaged if you need to get "pulpy" about it.
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Jul 29, 2010
 
PitBulls Should Be Band From Fitchburg, There Should Be A Law, To Many Of Them Running Loose Owners Dont Care, And They Are A Mean Breed Of Dogs To Be Around, And Please Dont Tell Me That It Means How They Are Brought Up, It Just In Their Blood To React The Way They Do. Too Many Storys About Them In The News Lately, Band Them Before You See More Things Happen....
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#3
Jul 29, 2010
 
ma person wrote:
PitBulls Should Be Band From Fitchburg, There Should Be A Law, To Many Of Them Running Loose Owners Dont Care, And They Are A Mean Breed Of Dogs To Be Around, And Please Dont Tell Me That It Means How They Are Brought Up, It Just In Their Blood To React The Way They Do. Too Many Storys About Them In The News Lately, Band Them Before You See More Things Happen....
What kind of band would you like to see them in? Rock? Jazz?
Voter

Billerica, MA

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#5
Jul 29, 2010
 
Shoot it in the head.
Seriously

Waltham, MA

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Jul 29, 2010
 
Tax Payer wrote:
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What kind of band would you like to see them in? Rock? Jazz?
Awesome.
Seriously

Waltham, MA

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Jul 29, 2010
 
ma person wrote:
PitBulls Should Be Band From Fitchburg, There Should Be A Law, To Many Of Them Running Loose Owners Dont Care, And They Are A Mean Breed Of Dogs To Be Around, And Please Dont Tell Me That It Means How They Are Brought Up, It Just In Their Blood To React The Way They Do. Too Many Storys About Them In The News Lately, Band Them Before You See More Things Happen....
While they're at it, they should also "ban" stupid people too. That would solve a lot more problems than getting rid of the pit bulls. Do you realize that banning a certain breed only discourages the law abiding citizens from getting them. Hmmm, the loser gang bangers don't seem to pay attention to the "no guns, no drugs, no dog fighting bans"...but you're right...they'll probably adhere to the ban on pitbulls, should one ever be put into place.
Might be a better idea to start criminally charging these irresponsible dog owners. You know, throw a little bit of personal responsibility into the mix.
MJL-Fitchburg

Newton Lower Falls, MA

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Jul 29, 2010
 
All dogs should be leashed when outside-and muzzled. THEN if the OWNERS are found to be NOT FOLLOWING THE LAW-3 times THEN the DOG is "put to death----PLAIN & SIMPLE A.S.A.P ALL expenses are to be BILLED to the owner of dog(s). ALL DOGS that way everyone is treated EQUAL If the DOG(S) are found NOT to be licensed--the owners should be FINED 3 TIMES the amount of the original cost of licencing..........
MJL-Fitchburg

Newton Lower Falls, MA

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Jul 29, 2010
 
Pit Bull for sale wrote:
Suzanne will wind up taking custody of this "poor animal" and will sell it - er put it up for adoption - and deliver it in the city owned doggie wagon halfway across the state - and keep the "adoption fee" (around $300-$400).
Nice lucrative job being the doggie catcher.
"Animal control"? Try calling her for a wild animal in your yard. Not her job. DOG CATCHER is the proper title.
Is she still having an affair with a married cop?
YOU sound jealous-she's doing her JOB. As for the money charged for Adoption fee...why not. Think of ALL the expenses of doing a job of taking care of animals..........
dog catcher racket

Fitchburg, MA

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Jul 29, 2010
 
MJL-Fitchburg wrote:
<quoted text> YOU sound jealous-she's doing her JOB. As for the money charged for Adoption fee...why not. Think of ALL the expenses of doing a job of taking care of animals..........
Taxpayers and dog owners pay the expenses of "doing a job taking care of animals"

Dog catcher is legally allowed to keep all "adoption fees". This one sells dogs to people located all across the state and the taxpayers pay for her to DELIVER the adopted animals to people living on the Cape, Western Mass, wherever, while she pockets the fee.

Nice work if you can get it, and you can get it if you sue.....(the city for sexual harassment.....)
Gone too far

Fitchburg, MA

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Jul 29, 2010
 
Tax Payer wrote:
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What kind of band would you like to see them in? Rock? Jazz?
LMAO!!! I like that one. I was thinking the same thing... hahahaha
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Gardner, MA

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Jul 29, 2010
 
MJL-Fitchburg wrote:
All dogs should be leashed when outside-and muzzled. THEN if the OWNERS are found to be NOT FOLLOWING THE LAW-3 times THEN the DOG is "put to death----PLAIN & SIMPLE A.S.A.P ALL expenses are to be BILLED to the owner of dog(s). ALL DOGS that way everyone is treated EQUAL If the DOG(S) are found NOT to be licensed--the owners should be FINED 3 TIMES the amount of the original cost of licencing..........
You're an idiot. This would never happen...why, because it's ridiculous....you must be related to the moron who wants to see the dogs "band"...
Ummm, hi...this is my poodle Fifi...she's muzzled...you know, for public safety.
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Fitchburg, MA

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Jul 29, 2010
 
Voter wrote:
Shoot it in the head.
all 3 of them
Ruley Martin

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#14
Jul 29, 2010
 
when people try to get their dog of a "at risk" breed a license they should have to have an insurance policy. Kind of like owning a car. If the rules are not followed it's a criminal offense. send the owner of the dog to jail and send the dog to the Chinese take out place.
Chinese takeout

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Jul 29, 2010
 
Ruley Martin wrote:
send the owner of the dog to jail and send the dog to the Chinese take out place.
I'm afraid he would eat all the egg foo yung on the way home and there's be nothing left for me.
Fitchburg Resident

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Jul 29, 2010
 
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What kind of band would you like to see them in? Rock? Jazz?
Love it!
EDUCATE YOURSELF

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#17
Jul 29, 2010
 
It saddens me to read some of these posts. The ignorant and uneducated people who are making ridiculous remarks and accusations probably have never even seen a REAL American Pitbull Terrier. It is sickening that you would rather listen to the media then be willing to find out some truths on your own. Should we ban procreation because the world is becoming over populated? People abuse and murder each other daily.. Should certain races not be allowed to live in certain areas because of stereotypical judgments? Maybe certain races of human kind shouldn't be allowed to have babies and start families! Why can't breeds of dogs be treated equally as we humans should be treated? Any dog is capable of doing damage, not just American Pitbull Terriers. I am a responsible owner and breeder of multiple American Pitbull Terriers. They are athletic, loyal, family dogs that have been around for over one hundred years. I have 7 generation pedigrees on my dogs- can you tell me what other breed may have that much history? Why do I have to pay the price for other peoples stupid mistakes? Why is it that I have been attacked by Cocker Spaniels, Chihuahuas and even Shitzhus but have yet to fall victim to a "vicious, mauling, pit bull attack?" Are you freaking kidding me? Funny if I say so myself! It's because of ignorant people such as yourself why our society is the way it is. Oh and can someone please explain to me what a "pit bull" is? HAHAHA!
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Brewster, MA

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#18
Jul 30, 2010
 
i agree with educate yourself i have two pits and a chihuahua and the little one is worse he try's to bite everyone have had my pits for years raiced my 23 years old daughter her whole life with one and they have never bit or attacked by one of them they have been a great family dog, they do become part of your family we treat ours just like our kids we love them. NOT ANY MORE VICIOUS THAN ANY OTHER DOG!!!!
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#19
Jul 30, 2010
 
Teens and people in their 20's seem to think it is the "cool" thing to have a Pitbull now, but many owners do not take necessary precautions in training and getting excersize for such a dog. Pits are naturally protective and can be aggressive depending on HOW THEY ARE RAISED.. If a Pit does not have enough exersize, or is treated badly, they will grow up to be vicious dogs. It is all about their genes.. Not every Pitbull is going to "rip someone's face off".. It is the owner's responsibility to research the type of dog they are going to buy, and train and raise it accordingly. "There are no bad dogs; Only owners."
Ruley Martin

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Jul 30, 2010
 
EDUCATE YOURSELF wrote:
It saddens me to read some of these posts. The ignorant and uneducated people who are making ridiculous remarks and accusations probably have never even seen a REAL American Pitbull Terrier. It is sickening that you would rather listen to the media then be willing to find out some truths on your own. Should we ban procreation because the world is becoming over populated? People abuse and murder each other daily.. Should certain races not be allowed to live in certain areas because of stereotypical judgments? Maybe certain races of human kind shouldn't be allowed to have babies and start families! Why can't breeds of dogs be treated equally as we humans should be treated? Any dog is capable of doing damage, not just American Pitbull Terriers. I am a responsible owner and breeder of multiple American Pitbull Terriers. They are athletic, loyal, family dogs that have been around for over one hundred years. I have 7 generation pedigrees on my dogs- can you tell me what other breed may have that much history? Why do I have to pay the price for other peoples stupid mistakes? Why is it that I have been attacked by Cocker Spaniels, Chihuahuas and even Shitzhus but have yet to fall victim to a "vicious, mauling, pit bull attack?" Are you freaking kidding me? Funny if I say so myself! It's because of ignorant people such as yourself why our society is the way it is. Oh and can someone please explain to me what a "pit bull" is? HAHAHA!
same reason why when I buy a Corvette the insurance is higher than if I bought a escort. People are more likely to speed in the corvette or STEAL one so I am stuck paying the higher fee for others.
KDS

Leominster, MA

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#21
Sep 9, 2010
 
If you look up what the friendliest breed and most family oriented breed is, you will find the Golden Retriever #1, in second place is the pit-bull! Followed by the lab. So that tells you alone how amazing of animals they are. And statistically golden retrievers have a higher bite rate then pit-bulls. You can not punish a breed because there bite just happens to be stronger. I work in a veterinary clinic and I can tell you that its the pit-bulls I have to worry about, its the poodles, and chihuahuas. I am a firm believer that it is not bad pets, its bad pet owners. If you spent the afternoon with a pit-bull, you would have a whole different opinion of them. You might even be surprised to know that pit-bulls are in the top 10 breeds to use to search and rescue and service animals.

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