Danbury-area shelters limit pit bulls

Danbury-area shelters limit pit bulls

There are 4 comments on the News Times story from Nov 30, 2013, titled Danbury-area shelters limit pit bulls. In it, News Times reports that:

Assistant Animal Control Officer Gina Gambino with "Layla", one of the many pitbulls up for adoption at the Fairfield Police-Animal Control facility in Fairfield, Conn.

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Jason Fraser

Jacksonville, FL

#1 Dec 1, 2013
Kristen Barnum says, "Some of them have ISSUES"?! That's the understatement of the freaking century! So far this year, pit bulls have murdered 24 people in the US, two women in Florida have been dismembered by pit bulls -- one lost an arm and leg and another lost an arm; a woman in Louisiana lost both arms, ears and an eye to pit bulls; a man in Illinois was scalped by a pit bull; a woman in California was literally torn apart by pit bulls; and now a woman in Connecticut (who is listed by the hospital as being 56, not 65), has lost an entire arm and her other hand to a pit bull. This goes a little beyond "issues," these demon-eyed monsters need to be wiped off the face of the earth and the sooner, the better.

Then we have Audrey McKay, who claims she tests pit bulls for "aggression," even though it has been proven time and again that it is impossible to behaviorally assess a pit bull with any degree of certainty. Last year, within a period of around four weeks, newly adopted pit bulls in Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Tennessee attacked (and for ev every such attack that makes the news, there are at least a dozen that do not); in December, a rescued pit bull in Kansas killed a 2-year-old girl, and recently, a newly-adopted pit bull killed a 5-year-old boy in Oregon. In fact, the news is full of newly-adopted pit bulls attacking their owners, members of their owners' families, or others and every one of these dogs have been "tested" and "assessed" by someone like McKay, who delude themselves into believing it is possible to assess these land sharks for pet suitability. Every pit bull brought to an animal shelter should be euthanized immediately. It makes no sense to waste time and resources on these frankenmaulers and it's way past time local lawmakers laid down the law to "animal control" departments and replaced dog freaks like Barnum and McKay with good, old-fashioned dog catchers, people who realize the purpose of "animal control" is to "control" dogs (as in pest "control"), not waste time and money on pit bulls!
Family Pit Maul Too

Oceanside, CA

#2 Dec 1, 2013
Jason Fraser wrote:
Kristen Barnum says, "Some of them have ISSUES"?! That's the understatement of the freaking century! So far this year, pit bulls have murdered 24 people in the US, two women in Florida have been dismembered by pit bulls -- one lost an arm and leg and another lost an arm; a woman in Louisiana lost both arms, ears and an eye to pit bulls; a man in Illinois was scalped by a pit bull; a woman in California was literally torn apart by pit bulls; and now a woman in Connecticut (who is listed by the hospital as being 56, not 65), has lost an entire arm and her other hand to a pit bull. This goes a little beyond "issues," these demon-eyed monsters need to be wiped off the face of the earth and the sooner, the better.
Then we have Audrey McKay, who claims she tests pit bulls for "aggression," even though it has been proven time and again that it is impossible to behaviorally assess a pit bull with any degree of certainty. Last year, within a period of around four weeks, newly adopted pit bulls in Arkansas, Georgia, Michigan, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Tennessee attacked (and for ev every such attack that makes the news, there are at least a dozen that do not); in December, a rescued pit bull in Kansas killed a 2-year-old girl, and recently, a newly-adopted pit bull killed a 5-year-old boy in Oregon. In fact, the news is full of newly-adopted pit bulls attacking their owners, members of their owners' families, or others and every one of these dogs have been "tested" and "assessed" by someone like McKay, who delude themselves into believing it is possible to assess these land sharks for pet suitability. Every pit bull brought to an animal shelter should be euthanized immediately. It makes no sense to waste time and resources on these frankenmaulers and it's way past time local lawmakers laid down the law to "animal control" departments and replaced dog freaks like Barnum and McKay with good, old-fashioned dog catchers, people who realize the purpose of "animal control" is to "control" dogs (as in pest "control"), not waste time and money on pit bulls!
JASON. You make a good point about how not every attack by these dogs is reported in the news. My sons attack by a loved family pit bull wasn't on the news. I even went and got his hospital records and noticed that they listed the diagnosis as"Dog Bite and concussion". This wasn't just a bite. The pit bull was trying to kill him. So I try to get the records from animal control and I got a message on my voicemail saying" we are not sure why, but we have very little info on your sons attack and the dog that did it." I thought to myself how many other attacks have slipped through the cracks that are not being accounted for. Or was this a deliberate cover up by a pit lover that didn't want anymore reasons to tarnish the reputation of their beloved breed.
pit bull

Norwalk, CT

#3 Dec 3, 2013
chomp chomp che chew yep
Billy Ray

Florham Park, NJ

#4 Dec 12, 2013
Miley loves Pit Bulls, wait for the video.

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