Thursday, December 26, 2019

SANDY SPRINGS GA - ON CHRISTMAS EVE A PIT BULL BROKE FREE FROM ITS COLLAR AT PETCO AND A GROOMER AND ANOTHER MAN GOT BIT TRYING TO STOP THE FIGHT



A dog owner faces charges after witnesses said a  PIT BULL  attacked a Petco employee, a customer and another dog at the Petco in Sandy Springs on Roswell Road.

"At the end of the day a lady got bit, and she got hurt on Christmas Eve, and I'm sorry," said the pit bull's owner.

According to police, a customer brought a pit bull to the store, but some point the dog managed to get away.


FOX 5 spoke with the dog's owner, who said her one-year-old pit bull "Rambo" broke free from his collar when a husky growled and lunged at him near the grooming section.
"When it came in and our dogs looked at each other, it bared its teeth and growled and then lunged at, me and my son were standing with the dogs, lunged at us," said the woman who asked to remain anonymous.
According to police, the owner now faces charges. She told FOX 5 her dog is being held by animal control for evaluation, and it could even be euthanized.
This incident has left many pet owners fearful.
“We come here all the time and we don’t feel safe now,” said the customer.
“It could have been my kids or my dog,” said Dumler.
FOX 5 News reached out to Petco for a statement but had not heard back as of Thursday evening.
The pit bull's owner hopes her message will be heard by the community, and especially those hurt in the fight.
"He didn't attack anybody. He got in an unfortunate situation, and as a puppy he didn't know what to do," she said. "So, he did the best thing he could that he knew he was protecting his owner."
Sandy Springs Police said she faces one charge from its department for letting her dog run loose. The dog owner says she will appear in court in February.

https://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/dog-owner-faces-charges-after-their-dog-attacks-2-people-dog-at-pet-store


https://www.fox5atlanta.com/video/638547?fbclid=IwAR1_sg_TRRDU1kELKYcIxR8BV8THRye6QZvfDndLg4FrNgPwfOdfE855sP4



3 comments:

Anonymous said...

The explanation for this nonsense is ridiculous. One should never take a dog into a pet store without proper equipment on the dog. This means head halter or choke chain or body harness or other gear on the dog plus a good leash. In addition, the leash should be handled by an adult person who is both physically and mentally capable of handling the dog. If any of these criteria cannot be achieved, the dog needs to stay at home.

The dog needs to respond to its handler, not in lieu of the handler. There was no need for any dog to protect its owner/handler in a pet store.

Suppose a ferocious husky bares teeth at this dog and snarls at it. So what. Each handler is responsible for his/her own dog's behavior. I personally find no excuse for anyone having been bitten by someone else's dog in a pet store.

Anonymous said...

Her pit bull got loose, so she concocts a story that a husky lunged at her, and the pit bull was protecting her?

Okay, so yes, the Husky probably growled and showed its teeth after the pit bull got loose and began its attack. It's amazing how nutters can never quite get their facts straight, or keep the events in chronological order.

Antidogbite said...

Pit owners really are delusional.