Wednesday, July 22, 2015

ROCHESTER MN - POST BULLETIN: LETTER...EITHER THE ASHEVILLE NC HUMANE SOCIETY ABSOLUTELY FAILED AT ASSESSING THE DOGS IN THEIR SHELTER OR IT HAS TO ADMIT THERE IS CURRENTLY NO ACCURATE WAY TO ASSESS PIT-BULL-TYPE DOGS

http://www.postbulletin.com/opinion/letters/letter-difficulty-in-assessing-level-of-aggression-in-pit-bulls/article_9b378b34-bb41-55d4-8dd9-d85450b1a2a3.html

Posted: Wednesday, July 22, 2015 6:38 am

I hope nothing like this will happen in our city. Asheville Humane Society in Ashville, N.C., re-homed a pit-bull-type dog that savagely killed an innocent child.
Either the Asheville Humane Society absolutely failed at assessing the dogs in their shelter, or it has to admit there is currently no accurate way to assess pit-bull-type dogs. At any rate, shelters and rescues need to stop pushing pit bulls onto the naive public.
For those who say not all pit bulls will attack or kill, it's true. Not all will. But predicting which ones will is impossible. They pass shelter behavior tests, then go on to kill or maim people. They "never show any sign of aggression" then one day kill their owner, out of the blue. This is why they are so dangerous.
Who wants to bet their kids or other pets that the pit bull they adopt won't be one of the ones who "goes all pit" one day? Ignorance comes from those who ignore facts. Pit bulls are the most high-risk, unpredictable and aggressive breed with the most number of kills.
Feelings don't outweigh facts. These families know exactly what type of dog killed their loved one. From 2005-2014, 204 people were killed by pit-bull type dogs, according to dogsbite.org.
Julie Wall
Rochester

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Damn,

Short, sweet, eloquent and to the point. LOVE THIS!

"For those who say not all pit bulls will attack or kill, it's true. Not all will. But predicting which ones will is impossible."

This is the crux.

Dayna Hamilton said...

I am shocked that this came from a shelter. A responsible Animal Control organization!