Pit bulls maul sheep, attack farmer

Pit bulls maul sheep, attack farmer

There are 44 comments on the Public Opinion story from May 15, 2011, titled Pit bulls maul sheep, attack farmer. In it, Public Opinion reports that:

FUNKSTOWN, MD., Sunday, May 15 -- Maryland State Police and the Washington County Humane Society are looking for a pit bull that mauled sheep on a farm near Funkstown and tried to attack a farmer this morning.

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Judicial Scholar

Chambersburg, PA

#1 May 15, 2011
Terminate the dog and jail the owner.
Just wondering

New Paris, OH

#2 May 15, 2011
Thank goodness the farmer was able to get into the barn. Sounds like those dogs were out for blood.
jesse

Greencastle, PA

#3 May 15, 2011
i wanna see that these dogs were actually PIT BULLS because i have a pit bull and i have studied the breed well and know how they act it was probably a german shepard of something.
gares

Gettysburg, PA

#4 May 15, 2011
jesse wrote:
i wanna see that these dogs were actually PIT BULLS because i have a pit bull and i have studied the breed well and know how they act it was probably a german shepard of something.
You Sir are an idiot, anyone can tell the difference between a pit bull and a german shepherd.
burgs

Hanover, PA

#5 May 15, 2011
Yes Gares, anyone can tell the difference between a German Shephard and a pit bull type dog, but not many people can tell the difference between a American Staffordshire and a pit or even a American Bulldog and a pit, so jesse had a valid point. Most breeds of dog, when in the mentality of a pack kill will do as these dogs did.
pitbull lover

Hagerstown, MD

#6 May 15, 2011
I personally know the owners of the two pit-bulls in this article, they are pit-bulls, not german shepherds, born and raised by the owner...pit-bulls that are trained normally, not viciously or to attack another human being or another animal at that. These two dogs are as sweet as sugar and wouldn't hurt a fly. they live in a loving caring home, there are young children in the home, infants at that, how vicious are they??? they lick the child's face, sleep under their bassinet at night or at their nap time, curl up with them during tummy time, they sleep in the bed with their parents (owners) every night....personally LIVED on a farm with farm animals before ever moving to the area in which this occurred and never once hurt those animals. both owner's had a major lose today, the sheep and the dog owners...But how do you know for a fact that these dogs did this??? the farmers didn't SEE with their eyes them actually attack the sheep, the sheep were already dead, there are other animals that have access to these sheep...
burgs

Hanover, PA

#7 May 15, 2011
Actually, to show how ignorant people are generally about breeds of dogs, I am asked on a daily basis what my 35inch Great Dane is. Ummmm, he's a lab.
pitbull lover

Hagerstown, MD

#8 May 15, 2011
The owner's are asked every day if their pit-bulls are grey hounds!!! ummm, no! red nose-blue brindle pit-bulls. people are ignorant and unfortunately a loving dog's life was lost today, yes the farmers lost their sheep (livestock) but this family lost a family pet (their child!!! pretty much)
anonymous

Greencastle, PA

#9 May 16, 2011
It makes it more sensational to see pit bulls did it.
anonymous

Greencastle, PA

#10 May 16, 2011
Correction-makes it more sensational to say pit bulls did it.
Joe

Carlisle, PA

#11 May 16, 2011
This incident would be great for my new film series, "Dogs gone wild." This series is definitely rated RRR for its ripping raw revenge.
yes

Spring Grove, PA

#12 May 16, 2011
I guess you dog people are too worried about the dogs to be thankful the farmer didn't get mauled as well?

I don't care what kind of dogs they were, the fact is these dogs were running free.
From what I have seen dog people think their dogs should be able to run free as much as they want.

Keep them on a leash or in a fenced in area at ALL times.
You can't read your dogs mind to know what it will do at any given moment.
Really

Shippensburg, PA

#14 May 16, 2011
pitbull lover wrote:
The owner's are asked every day if their pit-bulls are grey hounds!!! ummm, no! red nose-blue brindle pit-bulls. people are ignorant and unfortunately a loving dog's life was lost today, yes the farmers lost their sheep (livestock) but this family lost a family pet (their child!!! pretty much)
I feel bad for the loss of the dog, the loss of livestock, and am thankful the farmer was not injured. This incident was the irresponsible dog owner's fault and hopefully they will be delt with accordingly.
Just wondering

New Paris, OH

#15 May 16, 2011
pitbull lover wrote:
I personally know the owners of the two pit-bulls in this article, they are pit-bulls, not german shepherds, born and raised by the owner...pit-bulls that are trained normally, not viciously or to attack another human being or another animal at that. These two dogs are as sweet as sugar and wouldn't hurt a fly. they live in a loving caring home, there are young children in the home, infants at that, how vicious are they??? they lick the child's face, sleep under their bassinet at night or at their nap time, curl up with them during tummy time, they sleep in the bed with their parents (owners) every night....personally LIVED on a farm with farm animals before ever moving to the area in which this occurred and never once hurt those animals. both owner's had a major lose today, the sheep and the dog owners...But how do you know for a fact that these dogs did this??? the farmers didn't SEE with their eyes them actually attack the sheep, the sheep were already dead, there are other animals that have access to these sheep...
Sounds to me these people were living on borrowed time, letting pit-bulls lick the child's face. They can turn on you in an instant.
Sad

Asheville, NC

#17 May 16, 2011
Any responsible pet owner would not let their dogs roam free. No matter what their breed, they are animals and you cannot always predict their behavior.
mixed pitbul owner

Chambersburg, PA

#18 May 16, 2011
Just wondering wrote:
<quoted text> Sounds to me these people were living on borrowed time, letting pit-bulls lick the child's face. They can turn on you in an instant.
Hmmm, have you owned a pit or are you just going on here say? Cuz I have a pit bull chow mix and the day she snaps, will be the day hell freezes over. Lol pits are not horrible killers that the media makes them out to be. They are strong dogs so if not properly trained, of course the could be dangerous. But I know several. People who own pits and have never heard of there's snapping. My little brother got attacked by a "pit bull" (which they later found out was a food aggressive boxer) and I was attacked by a cocker spaniel but that doesn't meant boxers and cocker spaniels are horrible and vicious.
Just me

Chambersburg, PA

#19 May 16, 2011
Doesn't matter what kind of dog it was or even whose pet it was. All dogs need to be kept on a leash or fenced in. My property is my property and you need to respect it and keep your pests at home. That way where there is trouble on the farm, you can rest assured it was not your sweet daring who was up to mischief.
mixed pitbul owner

Chambersburg, PA

#20 May 16, 2011
Just me wrote:
Doesn't matter what kind of dog it was or even whose pet it was. All dogs need to be kept on a leash or fenced in. My property is my property and you need to respect it and keep your pests at home. That way where there is trouble on the farm, you can rest assured it was not your sweet daring who was up to mischief.
Exactly!
mab 44

Hagerstown, MD

#21 May 16, 2011
pitbull lover wrote:
The owner's are asked every day if their pit-bulls are grey hounds!!! ummm, no! red nose-blue brindle pit-bulls. people are ignorant and unfortunately a loving dog's life was lost today, yes the farmers lost their sheep (livestock) but this family lost a family pet (their child!!! pretty much)
They should have not been loose :(
concerned

United States

#22 May 16, 2011
Pits have a chemical imblance and can snap at anytime regardless of how they are trained

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