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Since: Nov 09

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

#1 Mar 13, 2010
Well here we go again, read in last weeks paper we have had two more pit bull attacks here in the Shores. Apparently there is nothing we can do as residents of our fair little city other than protect our pets, and ourselves. When I Walk my little dog I try to be prepared for the worst. Arm myself with a good hockey stick, and a can of mace. When using the hockey stick always go for the legs on these out of control dogs, if you aim for the head it will do no good. Their heads are like bricks. And I always try and wear a good pair of leather gloves should you have to try and pry one of these killers off your pet. I'm sure there are some responsible pit bull owners that will take offense to my comments, but it always seems to be this breed, that hurts, mames, and kills our pets, and sends us to emergency rooms. There are so many other breeds that are available and not as vicious, why why why..My condolences go out to the last victims that were attacked, hope your pets are healing, and you yourself are on the mend. When will it ever stop?
Dog Facts

Royal Oak, MI

#2 Mar 13, 2010
scs50years wrote:
Well here we go again, read in last weeks paper we have had two more pit bull attacks here in the Shores. Apparently there is nothing we can do as residents of our fair little city other than protect our pets, and ourselves. When I Walk my little dog I try to be prepared for the worst. Arm myself with a good hockey stick, and a can of mace. When using the hockey stick always go for the legs on these out of control dogs, if you aim for the head it will do no good. Their heads are like bricks. And I always try and wear a good pair of leather gloves should you have to try and pry one of these killers off your pet. I'm sure there are some responsible pit bull owners that will take offense to my comments, but it always seems to be this breed, that hurts, mames, and kills our pets, and sends us to emergency rooms. There are so many other breeds that are available and not as vicious, why why why..My condolences go out to the last victims that were attacked, hope your pets are healing, and you yourself are on the mend. When will it ever stop?
Ever asked yourself why the only dogs that bite anyone are pit bulls or at least that is all you hear about on the news or read in the paper. I guess no other type of dog bites or attacks except pit bulls. When I was growing up it was Germen Shepards everyone was scared about and not mention of pit bulls ever made it into the news.
Disgusted

Sterling Heights, MI

#3 Mar 13, 2010
scs50years wrote:
Well here we go again, read in last weeks paper we have had two more pit bull attacks here in the Shores. Apparently there is nothing we can do as residents of our fair little city other than protect our pets, and ourselves. When I Walk my little dog I try to be prepared for the worst. Arm myself with a good hockey stick, and a can of mace. When using the hockey stick always go for the legs on these out of control dogs, if you aim for the head it will do no good. Their heads are like bricks. And I always try and wear a good pair of leather gloves should you have to try and pry one of these killers off your pet. I'm sure there are some responsible pit bull owners that will take offense to my comments, but it always seems to be this breed, that hurts, mames, and kills our pets, and sends us to emergency rooms. There are so many other breeds that are available and not as vicious, why why why..My condolences go out to the last victims that were attacked, hope your pets are healing, and you yourself are on the mend. When will it ever stop?
Its not the breed of dog, its like raising a child, there is well mannered children and then you have idiots that do everything wrong and the parents never correct them. You can see this time after time in restaurants or in public, then normally they find their way to the penal system. Its primarily the same with dogs, these dogs can be taught to be vicious so can other breeds, so don't blame the dog, blame the owner. Why do these people usually own these types of dogs its a macho thing, same with the baggie pants and the tennis shoes and the cap being worn off to the side, need I say anymore. I don't think so. These animals, take it for what it is worth, should be muzzled and on a leash especially at the dog park, then once they get in their car, put the key in the ignition and fasten their seat belts then they can remove their muzzle. JMO
Hannah

Columbus, OH

#4 Mar 14, 2010
Dog Facts wrote:
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Ever asked yourself why the only dogs that bite anyone are pit bulls or at least that is all you hear about on the news or read in the paper. I guess no other type of dog bites or attacks except pit bulls. When I was growing up it was Germen Shepards everyone was scared about and not mention of pit bulls ever made it into the news.
You know it is not the dog it is the owner. My small dog was attacked by an unleashed, unlicensed pit bull owned by an Eastpointe cop who lives in the Shores. How stupid to let any dog whether it is a poodle or pit bull to be unleashed and out front and definitely a cop should know better. But you read about the bully breeds as they can cause the real damage. If a poodle attacks you -you can kick it (not that you would want to) and get it off you or your dog but if a Pit Bull attacks you good luck. It took this stupid cop 5-6 lunges full force on his dog before he could get it off mine and the first thing out of his mouth "do you know who I am" "I am not a regular person--I am a cop" When you have any dog it always needs to be on a leash when out of the yard and if you have a gate it needs to be secure. Pit Bulls and all breeds can be wonderful pets but it is the owner. My friend in the Shores sprayed a whole can of mace on a Shepherd when it was runing loose and attacked her dog and she told me that the shepherd did not stop attacking her dog. So the stick and I would go for the eyes (disgusting but reality). Good Luck.
Jack Benny

San Antonio, TX

#5 Mar 14, 2010
Hannah wrote:
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You know it is not the dog it is the owner. My small dog was attacked by an unleashed, unlicensed pit bull owned by an Eastpointe cop who lives in the Shores.
If you didn't sue his stupid ass, I don't believe this story.

Since: Nov 09

Saint Clair Shores, Michigan

#6 Mar 14, 2010
Glad to see the response here, I agree with all the post's so far. I am sure there are some pit bull owners that adhere to proper excercise and obedience practice's. But this breed was used in King Arthur days to entertain by fighting in a pit, before color television came to us. My point is that if the pit bull was bred for these activities that far back in history, they can snap at any time if not properly trained and cared for. There is nothing we can do in this country about this problem, people have a right to choose what breed meets their fancy. All I am saying is now that the "Pit's" are in out little city, and you want to walk your normal pet arm yourself, with a club, baseball bat, mace, leather gloves, hockey stick, anything you feel comfortable with. Because you never know what will be around the corner.
A FIX

Grosse Pointe, MI

#7 Mar 14, 2010
scs50years wrote:
Well here we go again, read in last weeks paper we have had two more pit bull attacks here in the Shores. Apparently there is nothing we can do as residents of our fair little city other than protect our pets, and ourselves. When I Walk my little dog I try to be prepared for the worst. Arm myself with a good hockey stick, and a can of mace. When using the hockey stick always go for the legs on these out of control dogs, if you aim for the head it will do no good. Their heads are like bricks. And I always try and wear a good pair of leather gloves should you have to try and pry one of these killers off your pet. I'm sure there are some responsible pit bull owners that will take offense to my comments, but it always seems to be this breed, that hurts, mames, and kills our pets, and sends us to emergency rooms. There are so many other breeds that are available and not as vicious, why why why..My condolences go out to the last victims that were attacked, hope your pets are healing, and you yourself are on the mend. When will it ever stop?
When I walk my dog I carry my 380 my dog is safe and so am I. If pit bull owners know your carring maybe they will keep there dogs in line.
Ban Pits

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#8 Mar 14, 2010
I am sick of the stupid pit owners and their stupid excuses. "its not the dog its the owner". Thats BS. The statistics say pit attacks far out way any breed by far. No excuses pit lovers. This dog was bred to kill!
SCS Resident

Royal Oak, MI

#9 Mar 14, 2010
Everyone knows that pit bulls were bred to fight other dogs. However, just like any type of terrier mix, they do have aggressive tendencies towards other dogs. In fact true pit bulls are naturally non-aggressive towards humans as the owners didn't want to get bit when pulling them from the dog fighting ring . Facts that change due to owners who abuse them or don't properly train their dog, which everyone should do regardless of breed. One of Helen Killers companion dogs was a pit bull, Petey on the Little Rascals was a pit bull, and the first dog ever decorated by the US Military was a pit bull. They make excellent companion dogs for the handicapped, and are also considered great search and rescue dogs. Those are all facts you won't read about in the paper or hear on the news. The reason I know all this is because we adopted a dog that at first we thought had pit bull in her. Well as it turned out she doesn't, but we were lead to believe that fact because of how she looked. That is also another fact on pit bulls that no one ever mentions. The females 99% of the time are not put into the ring to fight.

Proper training and exercise is the key to make sure your terrier mix gets all that energy out. You always read about pit bulls in the paper or hear about them on the news, but in reality all these so called pit bull attacks are not always pit bulls. There are many breeds often confused as a pit bull or pit bull mix. Take the pit bull test and also read about this breed at the link below. You might learn a thing or two on how this breed is being demonized to sell papers or get you to watch the news channel.

http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findp...
SCS Resident

Royal Oak, MI

#10 Mar 14, 2010
Ban Pits wrote:
I am sick of the stupid pit owners and their stupid excuses. "its not the dog its the owner". Thats BS. The statistics say pit attacks far out way any breed by far. No excuses pit lovers. This dog was bred to kill!
You may want to re-check those so-called facts. There are no such statistics, just news stories. Many breeds where originally bred for violent purposes, especially in the terrier mixes. Try educating yourself instead of beliveing everything a news person tells you. If you want statistics, you would be interested in knowing that smaller breeds are more likely to bite humans than larger breeds.
Lifelong Pet Owner

Royal Oak, MI

#11 Mar 14, 2010
How come there were never any news stories of pitbulls prior to about 10 or so years ago? Did this breed all of sudden appear on the face of this earth and start attacking other dogs and people? I'm in my 60s and I don't recall ever hearing about pitbull attacks the first nearly 45 plus years of my life. I have been bitten by about at least 10 dogs in my life time and two times requiring stiches. None of those dogs were pitbulls that I was aware of and those attacks didn't make the paper either even when the police were involved. I would never own a pitbull because I don't like their looks. I prefer doberman pinschers myself, a breed some would consider violent, but not so.

It always boils down to responsible pet ownership over breed. Any qualified trainer would tell you the same. The problem is we let just about anyone own a dog and don't require proper training as part of that ownership.

Just thought I would put in my two cents.
Hannah

Columbus, OH

#12 Mar 14, 2010
Jack Benny wrote:
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If you didn't sue his stupid ass, I don't believe this story.
No I did not sue. The owner was so arrogant that I was concerned since I live alone. I have the report. But the SCS cops were really of no help once they found out he was a cop. They even put on the report that Mr.______ was nice to me (yeah right)(as there was no discussion whether or not his dog attacked mine since mine was licensed and on a leash and it was summer and the nieghbors heard me screaming). He even told me that the SCS cops came over to his house several times to make sure that his dog was ok. You have got to be kidding. Actually I have several police officers in my family but when I told then what he said about he was not a regular person he was a police officer they were surprised that "he would be so stupid to say that".
Stupid Owners

Berkley, MI

#13 Mar 14, 2010
Lifelong Pet Owner wrote:
How come there were never any news stories of pitbulls prior to about 10 or so years ago? Did this breed all of sudden appear on the face of this earth and start attacking other dogs and people? I'm in my 60s and I don't recall ever hearing about pitbull attacks the first nearly 45 plus years of my life. I have been bitten by about at least 10 dogs in my life time and two times requiring stiches. None of those dogs were pitbulls that I was aware of and those attacks didn't make the paper either even when the police were involved. I would never own a pitbull because I don't like their looks. I prefer doberman pinschers myself, a breed some would consider violent, but not so.
It always boils down to responsible pet ownership over breed. Any qualified trainer would tell you the same. The problem is we let just about anyone own a dog and don't require proper training as part of that ownership.
Just thought I would put in my two cents.
If the owner of the dog is a jerk off, what do you think the dog will be?
Lifelong Pet Owner

Royal Oak, MI

#14 Mar 14, 2010
Stupid Owners wrote:
<quoted text>If the owner of the dog is a jerk off, what do you think the dog will be?
It's pretty simple. If you don't give your dog basic training, it is more likely that your dog will be out of control in some way. It could be as simple as jumping on someone for fun or agreessive behavior that could lead to violent attacks. If a dog knows its boundaries, it is less likely to hurt someone either by accident or through violent behavior.
Captian Ahab

Clinton Township, MI

#15 Mar 14, 2010
I was attacked by A pit bull last tear. It grabbed me by the leg and tore into it real good. The dog ran off with my wooden leg and I took the guy to court. The judge threw out the case because he said I didn't have A leg to stand on.
Ban pits

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#16 Mar 14, 2010
SCS Resident wrote:
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You may want to re-check those so-called facts. There are no such statistics, just news stories. Many breeds where originally bred for violent purposes, especially in the terrier mixes. Try educating yourself instead of beliveing everything a news person tells you. If you want statistics, you would be interested in knowing that smaller breeds are more likely to bite humans than larger breeds.
Another ignorant statement. The CDC has done studies. Pit have killed more than 4 times the people than any other breed recorded except Rots. They are two to one with Rots. When you look at dog attacks on dogs (random) it is about 10 -1. So take your BS dog lover crap elsewhere. Pits should be banned and eradicated. The proof is out there. You just like to ignore it.
Doggie Do

Royal Oak, MI

#17 Mar 14, 2010
Ban pits wrote:
<quoted text>Another ignorant statement. The CDC has done studies. Pit have killed more than 4 times the people than any other breed recorded except Rots. They are two to one with Rots. When you look at dog attacks on dogs (random) it is about 10 -1. So take your BS dog lover crap elsewhere. Pits should be banned and eradicated. The proof is out there. You just like to ignore it.
I don't like pits, but I certainly can see your number are made up. Where are these studies that you cite????????
ALPO

Saint Louis, MO

#18 Mar 14, 2010
Hannah wrote:
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But the SCS cops were really of no help once they found out he was a cop.
I believe you!

Since: Mar 10

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#19 Mar 14, 2010
Ban pits wrote:
<quoted text>Another ignorant statement. The CDC has done studies. Pit have killed more than 4 times the people than any other breed recorded except Rots. They are two to one with Rots. When you look at dog attacks on dogs (random) it is about 10 -1. So take your BS dog lover crap elsewhere. Pits should be banned and eradicated. The proof is out there. You just like to ignore it.
As a member of the veterinarian community I'm not sure what specific studies you are referencing because being in the business over 20 years, I have found no such legitimate data. Perhaps you are referencing an article and not scientific studies. You may want to check to see if your source is valid. There is truth that pit bulls are aggressive towards other dogs, but that is a common trait of terriers in general. You might be surprised as one person noted that they are excellent companion dogs for those with disabilities because they are highly trainable. Do you honestly think organizations that train these dogs for that purpose would put a person with disabilities at risk?
Ban pits

Saint Clair Shores, MI

#20 Mar 14, 2010
Blondy One wrote:
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As a member of the veterinarian community I'm not sure what specific studies you are referencing because being in the business over 20 years, I have found no such legitimate data. Perhaps you are referencing an article and not scientific studies. You may want to check to see if your source is valid. There is truth that pit bulls are aggressive towards other dogs, but that is a common trait of terriers in general. You might be surprised as one person noted that they are excellent companion dogs for those with disabilities because they are highly trainable. Do you honestly think organizations that train these dogs for that purpose would put a person with disabilities at risk?
"As a member of the veterinarian community". Does that mean your a vet tech. The study is from the CDC. I will take their info over a tech who thinks their special.

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