Monday, October 5, 2015


A 36-year-old Rochester man is recovering from surgery after police say he was attacked by his own dog.
The incident occurred about 11:15 p.m. Saturday at a home in the 2000 block of 14th Street Northwest, when the man walked into the house and the dog "charged him," the report says.
He told officers the dog was biting his hands and arms, and he believed the animal was trying to bite his neck, said Capt. John Sherwin. The victim estimated that the dog, which was described as a pit bull, was on him for about five minutes.
The man's wife tried to pull the dog away, the report says, and the animal bit at her, too, leaving scratches and superficial bites. She screamed at the dog, which then went and laid down, Sherwin said.
The couple voluntarily turned the dog over to animal control, and the man went to the hospital, where he underwent surgery to repair his injuries, the report says.
The owners said the dog "just snapped," something that had happened once before, after the animal delivered a litter of pups.
The dog needs to be quarantined for 10 days, an animal control employee said this morning, but it remains unclear what will ultimately happen to the dog.


Heather Jackson · 

They will change her name to cupcake and adopt her out to family with kids ............
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Pitbulls-Just Say No
If pits only attacked their owners, I would be ok with that..I mean you chose to spin the Pit Bull Roulette wheel by owning a frankenmauler so it should be only the owner that suffers the consequence of that choice. Too bad 99% of the time, it's an innocent person or pet.
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Heather Jackson · 

I'm totally ok with them attacking their owners as well wink emoticon
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Helga Joubert · 

This is the breed of dog responsible for killing more humans than all other breeds combined (and by a huge margin). This is the breed of dog most notorious for attacking their own owners. This is the breed of dog that "snaps" for no reason at all. This is the breed of dog that attacks relentlessly, often requiring someone to kill it to stop the attack.
But... when they wag their tail their whole butt wiggles and that's really cute. They always look like they're smiling, and boy can they lick.
Just ignore that first paragraph--pit bulls are great family pets.
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Gary Halling
Wow, a pit bull doing something like this? Who would have guessed? Now if it were a Bichon Frise or a Norfolk Terrier one would expect such behavior, but a put bull, never.
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Julie Wall
Pit bull type dogs make-up 6% of the U.S. dog population but they kill more than 95% of the 50,000 people, pets and livestock killed every year in the US. From 2005-2015, 222 people killed by pit bull type dogs.
How many animals killed by pit bulls:

Two words to prove pit bull type dogs are inherently dangerous, "BREAK STICK'.

Does this sound like a normal and safe dog breed to have live in our neighborhoods. Pit Bull Rescue Central recommends ALL pit bull owners to have 
a "break stick", a wedge-shaped piece of wood used to pry open a pit bull’s jaw during an attack. "Since pit bulls have a strong fighting background, we recommend that pet owners also have a breaking stick as a precaution, even if they don't plan to use it in an illegal context. However, please be discreet. Breaking sticks are not something to brag about and the general public might have the wrong impression if you walk around with a stick in your hand. Breaking sticks are not illegal, but they are considered dog fighting paraphernalia in certain states and/or with certain law enforcement agents." This person demonstrates how to use a break stick on a pit-bull: 

Pit-bull Rescue Central, the leading authority of pit bull types, admits MOST pit-bull types are not safe around other dogs because of their genetics. For that reason alone is why I do not consider them safe family pets for our neighborhoods. These are powerful animals that break away from their guardians all the time and maul & kill another beloved pet or person in front of a child or person. This is a typical pit attack on another beloved pet: Too many children & adults have watched their beloved pets be mauled to death by pit bulls. Many develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after watching a horrific pit attack:

According to Pit Bull Rescue Central, "It is a FACT that our pit bulls, AmStaffs and pit mixes come with a built-in fighting heritage.It doesn’t matter where we get them from, whether it be the pound, a stray we pick up, or a puppy we buy from a breeder. The majority of pit bulls will, at some point in their lives, exhibit some degree of dog-on-dog aggression. Yet, chances are that a "normal" pit bull will not share his affection with other animals.We cannot predict when or where it will happen and we can’t love, train or socialize it out of the dog. Pit bulls may not start fights, but they will finish them.""

Red Flag: Most insurance companies have come to the same conclusion and do no cover pit-bulls because they can't afford the risk. Insurance companies have a calculated actuarial risk of pit bulls of 3,000% compared with other dogs. Pit bulls are seven times more likely to attack their owners. Dog attacks are the third most common claim on homeowner's insurance. More evidence that people who have pit-bulls and certain other types of breeds are endangering people and other people's beloved pets in our communities. 

It all starts with the ethical breeder willing to produce a dog with a stable inherited temperament. Domestic animals are selectively bred for certain traits, people are not. It is not possible to discriminate against dog breeds that are purposely bred for certain traits and characteristics. Dog breeding is the practice of mating selected dogs with the intent to maintain or produce specific qualities and characteristics. There are over 300 dog breeds and pit bull breeders are the only ones who are breeding for aggression, tenacity and power to create the ultimate canine gladiator. The reality is that it is not how you raise them, it is how they are bred. "Love" will not take away a pit bulls inherent drive to kill. They are supplying to dog fighters, drug dealers, gang members, people who want a guard dog or a dog that looks like a protection dog. Aggression is a dominant trait resulting in a 75% chance of inheritance. One needs to actively breed to eliminate it through selective breeding and deliberate attrition, things that back yard breeders never do. Another problem is the rampant inbreeding with pit bull that produces unsafe dog. Pit-bull type dogs are the number one dog surrendered to shelters, a million every year, mostly because of aggression issues. Then many are rehomed by irresponsible pit bull advocates back into our communities. Watch this clip of unethical backyard breeders: So basically people who have pits are playing Russian Roulette against our communities. 

Most dogs warn you before they attack, growling or barking to tell you how angry they are—"so they don't have to fight," ASPCA adviser and animal geneticist Stephen Zawistowski stresses. Not the pit bull, which attacks without warning. Most dogs, too, will bow to signal that they want to frolic. Again, not the pit bull, which may follow an apparently playful bow with a lethal assault. More information from experts about pit bull traits:

BENJAMIN HART, professor emeritus at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and animal behaviorist, "It's quite common for a pit bull to show no signs of aggression. People will call it a nice dog, a sweet dog, even the neighbors - and then all of a sudden something triggers the dog, and it attacks a human in a characteristic way of biting and hanging on until a lot of damage is done. Hart said pit bulls are responsible for about 60 percent of dog attack fatalities each year, which is "way out of proportion" compared with other breeds. Pit bulls make up less than 5 percent of the American dog population. "It's very poor policy to allow any child around a pit bull, in my mind, let alone climb on a dog." More info from pit bull experts:

From Rescue Train & the guru of pit bulls who has a national TV show called Pit Bull & Parolees, Tia Torres /Villalobos Rescue Center "It's a mistake to think the fighting gene can be easily trained or loved out of a pit-bull."

This issue has never been about which breeds bite the most.The issue with pit bulls is the degree of damage they inflict, and their attacks being more likely to result in fatality. Appellate courts across the United States have recognized the dangers of the pit bull breed for over 25-years. We've listed excerpts from court decisions that demonstrate this.
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Anonymous said...

Aw, the pit bull was just protecting its territory!

The owner must have done something to provoke pittie!

The owner must have trained the pit bull to do that. Pit bulls don't want to fight or attack, they have to be taught.

The owner must have neglected wiggle butt!

The owner must not have properly socialized nanny doggy!

It's not the breed! It's the owner!

Gosh, I feel stupid for typing all of the nonsense nutters type about their precious pit bulls. It's hard not to use their words against them.

Dayna Hamilton said...

Another "responsible" pit owner/breeder. Glad it got the owners this time.

Sweetie Pie said...

I don't understand why police respond to a call when it's a pit bull attacking its owner. Aside from risking their lives, police also risk being sued by that owner when they shoot the pit bull to stop the attack.