Monday, August 6, 2018


A Florida woman says she was reeling over the death of her PIT BULL, who died after her boyfriend shot the animal when the dog attacked him, according to reports.
Christen Marie, of Miami Beach, confirmed Bentley’s death early Monday in a Facebook post less than 24 hours after the attack near Hawthorne Avenue and 82nd Street.
“He didn’t make it through surgery,” Marie wrote. “I am absolutely devastated, and I don’t think I will ever be the same without him. He was my best friend, my ride or die, my bodyguard and my snuggle buddy.”
Marie’s post also included dozens of pictures with Bentley, a registered service dog who attacked a man identified as Marie’s boyfriend, biting his left arm as he held a box of pizza, WSVN reports.

“Basically, I had a pit bull locked down on my arm,” victim Matt Ellis told the station. “I feared for my life, so I had to shoot it, in its leg. That’s pretty much it.”
Ernesto Rodriguez, a spokesman for the Miami Beach Police Department, told WPLGthat cops found a wounded Bentley after the attack around 3:15 p.m. Sunday.
“It went nuts and locked down on my arm,” Ellis told the station, adding that the dog was still attached to his arm when he walked into another room to get a gun. “I actually drug it to the case, opened up the case and grabbed the gun and shot it.”
Ellis then locked Bentley in a room before calling 911. The animal was later taken to Knowles Animal Clinic, but he didn’t survive surgery, according to Marie, who did not immediately return messages seeking comment early Monday.
“I don’t know how I am going to fall asleep without him, or walk in the door without breaking down when he’s not there to jump all over me,” her Facebook post continued. “He went through so much with me, and he was what kept me moving forward every time I wanted to give up.”
Marie said she expects to lie low for a while after Bentley’s death.
“He was my heart,” she wrote. “I’m a mess, and you probably won’t hear from me for a while while I try to cope with this, I don’t really know how I am going to be able to … but I guess I will figure it out.”
Marie had previously created an online fundraiser to help cover the cost of the “emergency surgery” to drain fluid from Bentley’s lungs. The fundraiser had generated more than $750 as of early Monday.


Anonymous said...

I have a feeling the boyfriend was a loser too. Hopefully he has enough brains to run like hell.

Farmer Jane said...

Aren't pits still banned in that county? It doesn't seem to be working.

Anonymous said...

It's very interesting the difference in what she said happened to the dog on her GoFundMe page compared to the story of her boyfriend shooting the dog. I wonder if the dog was actually euthanized because she didn't have the money to get him fixed. Where did the dog actually get shot? Chest? Leg? Which version is true? She was present so why didn't she call her dog off? This sounds like a very normal irresponsible pit owner. The cash on GoFundMe is for her, not the dog. Typical lying person owning a vicious dog. Is she paying for her boyfriend's medical bills?

Anonymous said...

Christen Marie has no sympathy for Matt Ellis? Seriously? Not one mention of concern for her boyfriend. No shock over her service dog attacking. WOW!

Add pizza box to pit bull triggers. Excuse me. Add pizza box to pit bull service dog triggers.

Does anyone else think it's bizarre that a service dog would jump all over someone when they walk in a room? Oh, wait. I'm getting pit bull service dog confused with an actual service dog. How many other service dogs out there are body guards? Snuggle buddies?

What service did Bentley provide? It sounds like nothing! Just another fake service pit bull that goes everywhere it shouldn't and attacks people it knows.

I want a cute purse said...

Spot on!
Omg I went to Peggy Adams animal rescue (FL) today. My kids love the cat room there. So there we were visiting cats and I look out the window and the parking lot is SWARMING with pitbulls being workers. One huge Pitbull in particular was being walked right next to my car by a very old lady and I’m thinking she would have zero control if that Pitbull snapped. I was very nervous to take my kids back to the car while that thing was out there. We waited inside until the dog was back inside it’s RV and got to our car safely. As SOON as I shut our doors and started the engine the old lady got back out of her RV with the pit AGAIN!
Anyway, long story but I was shocked at how many hideous pitbulls I saw trolling around with CLUELESS “handlers “. It’s an attack waiting to happen. Sadly we won’t be back... can’t risk my babies ­čĹ­čĆ╝.

Dayna said...

“He was my heart,” she wrote. “I’m a mess, and you probably won’t hear from me for a while while I try to cope with this, I don’t really know how I am going to be able to … but I guess I will figure it out.”

Oh ffs! She'll get another ugly mauler, probably use the same Dr.'s note and fake vest on it as well.