Sunday, December 11, 2016

HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY FL - IN MAY A PIT BULL WITH A HISTORY WAS LAYING ON THE FLOOR IN A VOLUNTEER'S OFFICE AT THE COUNTY PET RESOURCE CENTER...THE VOLUNTEER CHOSE TO ALLOW A 3-YEAR-OLD CHILD TO PLAY WITH A BALL NEAR THE PIT...WHAT COULD POSSIBLY GO WRONG?...YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS STUFF UP!!!


(WFLA) – It happened in plain view. In May a Hillsborough County Pet Resource Center security camera captured a white  PIT BULL  attacking a 3-year-old boy.
The incident happened in the spring in the office of a Pet Resource Center manager. “It is extremely irresponsible,” Tamar Barry of Rescue Me Tampa said.
The video shows the boy playing with a ball in Volunteer Coordinator Christine O’Dell’s office. A white pit bull named Georgie, picked up as a stray just the previous day, lays nearby.
The ball bounces near the dog. The child runs toward it. At this point, the dog attacks, biting the boy’s arm. The dog went for the boy’s face.
The PRC had previously adopted Georgie to a 19-year-old convicted felon who hunts hogs with dogs.
“If the truth was told it would show what bad judgment she has,” Barry said.
Bad judgment seems to run rampant at the PTC.
Georgie was adopted in April. County records show that days later his owner ordered the dog attack a friend. The attack left puncture wounds on the friend’s arm.
“He’d obviously been taught to be aggressive on command,” Barry said.
The PRC then picked up Georgie in May as a stray. “He was very, very thin and he had like cuts all over his face,” Barry said.
The owner admitted to a county investigator the dog was lost during an illegal hog hunt in the woods. He agreed to surrender the animal.
O’Dell’s account of what happened the next day goes like this. “Georgie was laying in the dog bed in the volunteer office. Child came in room and when the child ran past the dog, the dog jumped up knocking the child down, biting his arm and then went for his face,” she said.
She never mentioned she and the child were playing with a ball in the room.
The county claims it placed Georgie in the office because he was stressed in the kennel.
Barry charges the Pet Resource Center failed this dog when it adopted him out to the felon. It failed him again by placing a stressed animal in an office with a small child playing with a ball, she said.
The child escaped serious injury.
Volunteers at the shelter have shared with Target 8 that they adored Georgie. Barry said several rescues expressed an interest in taking him, but she says they were going to have to sign a letter of dangerous propensity, which she calls a death sentence.
As he was led to the euth room, they say staff and volunteers alike hugged him goodbye. The dog was destroyed.
“To just kill him because the volunteer coordinator made a very, very bad decision, that’s not right. It’s not fair to anyone,” Barry said.
The PRC has since stacked kitty condos up against the glass window of O’Dell’s office, blocking the security camera. What goes on inside is no longer in plain view.
http://wfla.com/2016/12/09/dog-euthanized-after-being-left-in-hillsborough-pet-resource-center-office-with-3-year-old/?preview_id=262831


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

" “He’d obviously been taught to be aggressive on command,” Barry said."

Total BS. Just like I "Obviously taught" my border collies to herd. Ha!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, obviously the pit bull had been trained within days to attack on command. Insert eyeroll here.

It astounds me how little pit bulls are regarded as dangerous by people in shelters. It looks like this pit bull was used for dog fighting. Super short cropped ears, skinny, scratches on its face, and picked up as a stray. Gee, we don't know it's history, so let's adopt it out and see what happens!

Tamar Barry says, “To just kill him because the volunteer coordinator made a very, very bad decision, that’s not right. It’s not fair to anyone.”

SHUT UP! Euthanizing that worthless beast was the only way to save someone else's life. How about you get your arm bit by a pit bull, and then talk about how unfair it is! Dog bites are very painful, and should NEVER happen, especially at a rescue shelter. All of you nutters are so well versed in animal behavior, you should be able to prevent pit bulls from biting. AMIRIGH?

I want a cute purse said...

Any decision is a bad decision with a dog like that. No common sense! The rescue marytrs have such idiotic reasoning!

Farmer Jane said...

"Barry charges the Pet Resource Center failed this dog when it adopted him out to the felon. It failed him again by placing a stressed animal in an office with a small child playing with a ball, she said."

No mention is made of how everyone failed the child who was attacked. She thinks the dog was the victim here.

'“To just kill him because the volunteer coordinator made a very, very bad decision, that’s not right. It’s not fair to anyone,” Barry said.'

They killed him because he was dangerous. Period. These people are insane. They have lost sight of the goals and objectives that they should be trying to achieve: Protecting PEOPLE, and caring for and adopting out animals that make good pets. This dog had a history of aggression and attacked a child with no provocation. Killing it was the only option and should have been done much sooner. Keeping a dog such as this in any environment is just setting themselves up to fail by getting someone hurt or killed. I cannot believe that this Barry idiot is paid to do this job and can spout trash like this. Although, they don't really say who she is and why she is an "authority" anyone should listen to. She runs Rescue Me Tampa. Is she a fur mommy that runs a pit rescue out of her home? Or is Rescue Me part of the County's Pet Resource Center? Why is she even commenting on this? Now I have to google it...

Dayna Hamilton said...

I can't add anymore to what you all have already said, good grief these "rescue" people are totally insane. I keep wishing and hoping these dangerous pits would attack the stupid rescue idiots and not some innocent child.