Tuesday, October 20, 2015
NATIONAL PIT BULL VICTIM AWARENESS DAY - OCTOBER 24, 2015 - IN OCTOBER 2000 TWO PIT BULL PUPPIES AND THEIR MOTHER BROKE THROUGH A FENCE, THEN BROKE THROUGH A SCREENED-IN LANAI AND KILLED ALL 3 OF THE WHITFIELD'S FAMILY PETS
INTERNET PICTURES OF AN INDIAN RINGNECK TALKING PARROT, A WIEMARANER PUPPY, AND A CAT
NAPLES FL -This article appeared Nov. 20, 2000, in the Naples Fl Daily News by Chris W. Colby, Staff Writer.
As Ann Whitfield and her family sat in the front yard of the kid's school, they cried. Her daughter is 13 and her son is 15, but even though they are older children, it was difficult and emotional to describe how the family's puppy, cat and parrot had been brutally attacked and killed by - 3 OF THE NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULLS . The pets were victimized, but so was the family, Whitfield said.
During the daytime on Oct. 27, 2000, the two 6 month old pit bulls and their mother, owned by the Faso family, broke through the fence of the Whitfields and then broke through the screened-in lanai. They mauled their 4 month old Wiemaraner puppy to death, then bit and killed their Indian ringneck talking parrot, and lastly mauled their cat to death.
A neighbor heard the Whitfield's puppy scream in agony so he called 911 and animal control. When officers arrived, they saw the 3 pit bulls taking turns biting at the dead puppy's neck as they stood guard over it. "What if my children had been home and walked out in the yard?" Whitfield asked.
The pit bulls fled when officers tried to apprehend them. They were later confiscated pending the investigation of the dogs for dangerous dog classification. If a dog has two separate incidents in which it attacks another domestic animal, or one incident in which it attacks and seriously injures a human, it can be classified a dangerous dog through a legal process in the court system. Once any appeals from the owner are exhausted, the dogs can then be put to sleep.
Depending on the interpretation of the incident with the Whitfield's animals, the attack could count simply as one incident of an attack rather than three because it occurred at the same place around the same time. THE DOGS MIGHT HAVE TO STRIKE AGAIN TO MEET THE CLASSIFICATION, AND THAT UPSETS WHITFIELD ESPECIALLY SINCE PIT BULLS ARE KNOWN TO ATTACK HUMANS! READ MORE HERE.......