On June 17, 2012, Angela Schoeffler was attacked by a PIT BULL while jogging on her neighborhood street.....
"I NEVER SAW THE DOG COMING. IT JUST STARTED BITING THE BACK OF MY LEFT THIGH AND THEN MY RIGHT THIGH. I JUST STARTED SCREAMING AND I WAS KNOCKED DOWN."
The Pit Bull is being held at animal control and Angela and her husband Edward Schoeffler attended a police jury committee meeting Wednesday night to ask the jurors if the Pit Bull that attacked her will be put down because it was considered a "VICIOUS" dog. Angela was told by someone at the animal control facility that the Pit Bull was not considered "VICIOUS" but only "DANGEROUS". Based on the vicious dog ordinance Police Jury Attorney Paul Moresi III explained to the jurors what the ordinance said and by Angela being bitten by the dog, it is considered a "VICIOUS" dog. He told the jurors the dog should be put down and not returned to the owner
Police juror Mark Poche explained to Anne Vincent, the pit bull's owner, that she has until Monday to get a judge to listen to her plea on why her Pit Bull should not be put down and then the judge can rule and call Moresi on his decision. If the judge rules the dog lives, then the dog can go home to Vincent. If the judge refuses to hear the argument or rules against Vincent, the next day the Pit Bull will be put down.
***NOW HERE IS THE REAL STORY FROM A COMMENT***
COMMENT FROM THINKING BROAD:
Pit owners prove everyday that 1) they do not care about others and/or 2) they fail to understand their dogs escaping, mauling and killing abilities and instincts.
Tragically this Pit owner failed this dog.
Every week approx. 20,000 pits are killed in pounds in the US; most do not have a biting history, they simply were born when pit over population was high, and too many pits were born for each to live.
The best predictor of future behavior is past behavior. This dog's owner will, in all probability fail her dog again. Next time the victim may not survive.
Tragically, the correct answer is to euthanize this dog. the owner should be banned from owning or living with a dog over 15 pounds; If she is considerate of others, she would not acquire a dog over 15 pounds. small dogs might really want to "rip your arm off", but lack the ability and instincts to do so. Pits can and have maimed and killed.
The fault of this attack also must be shared with pit mongers/pit pushers. Those who tell the naive public that pits will only attack if encouraged or trained to do so. No one thinks that beagles will only sniff and bark unless trained to do so. Mauling is a Pit instinct, just as sniffing and barking is instinct to most beagles.
The only thing that Pits do better than other dogs is escape, maul, and sometimes kill neighbors.
BAN PIT BULL BREEDING. EVERYONE SANE AND COMPASSIONATE WINS. ALL DOGS WIN, ESPECIALLY THE POOR PITS THEMSELVES.