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Loose pit bulls that bit two people
in St. Petersburg to be euthanized

Tampa Bay Times, by Samantha Putterman

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Posted By:Hazymac, 7/14/2017 11:17:37 AM

ST. PETERSBURG — Three pit bulls, which bit two people earlier this month, are scheduled to be euthanized. Officials with Pinellas County Animal Services determined those pit bulls — among five that big two people on July 3 at a residence at 2104 21st St. S. — have been classified as dangerous. Five pit bulls had gotten out of the home through open windows that had no screens, according to St. Petersburg Police. Before authorities arrived, the dogs had already bitten Robin Macon, 62, multiple times. She was hospitalized with severe injuries. The dogs also bit Laquanda Butler, 52, on the leg. The dogs

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: dvc, 7/14/2017 11:24:39 AM     (No. 11318813)

First, I am an animal lover, would hate to hurt a dog, BUT in this circumstance with multiple pit bulls biting, they would have been euthanized right then, right there.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Gordon Mills, 7/14/2017 11:41:00 AM     (No. 11318838)

Any dog that has any trace of Pit Bull in its blood needs to be removed from this earth. They are killing machines with no other purpose.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Iraengneer, 7/14/2017 11:46:05 AM     (No. 11318843)

mark me as one who strongly believes that ANY loose-running dog should be shot on sight. And I´d be OK with doing the same to the owner. Automatically. Starting right here.
And likewise, mark me as one who would cheerfully dump truckloads of "doggy-do" on the usual choir of those who claim that pits aren´t inherently vicious. If they weren´t, dope dealers wouldn´t keep them around.

at a much earlier age, I used to do semi-long bicycle rides, 10-20 miles or so. I can´t count the number of times that I was attacked by loose-running dogs in rural and suburban regions. I knew people of like mind who had been injured, some severely, in similar encounters. And these were encounters on public roads. I also know of hikers and joggers who´ve had similar encounters, and the offenders are often repeat offenders.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: rocket-j-squirrel, 7/14/2017 12:10:03 PM     (No. 11318873)

Scheduled to be euthanized? Is there an appeals process? Waiting for a call from the Governor?
A friend told me about the time he accidentally backed his tractor over his dog. The dog was not feeling well. He reached down to help it and got bit really bad. With the other hand, he pulled his weapon and euthanized on the spot. (and I don´t think that was the dog´s name)


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Reply 5 - Posted by: Felixcat, 7/14/2017 12:13:02 PM     (No. 11318879)

If we only treated convicted murderers in the same way. Euthanize the dogs´ owner(s).

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Reply 6 - Posted by: snakeoil, 7/14/2017 12:22:58 PM     (No. 11318895)

Hate vicious and/or dangerous dogs. But I remember as a kid I was riding my bicycle with clothes pins attached to the wheels to make noise. A collie ran up to me and started barking and snarling as I petaled down the street. But when I would stop it would wag its tail and I petted it. Of course, there is no excuse for pit bulls. They have massive power in their jaws and it´s not like being bitten by Toto. Send all pit bulls to North Korea.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 7/14/2017 2:08:41 PM     (No. 11319018)

How about euthanizing the owner of the dogs? And #2, you´re sounding like one of the snowflakes on the left. Pit bulls were bred to guard children. It´s the owners that raise them to be mean, as you can with any breed. Yes, the ones that attack humans (which counters their nature) need to be euthanized, but get a grip.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: tank, 7/14/2017 3:08:37 PM     (No. 11319077)

The greatest danger my American Bull Terrier presents is that it´s quite likely to lick you to within an inch of your life.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: dvc, 7/14/2017 7:41:46 PM     (No. 11319332)

Actually, #2, while no particular pit bull fan (I think they are very ugly dogs), I have had friends with pit bulls who were friendly. I have also played with a big friendly Rotweiler, head as big as a basketball, literally. A huge part is how the dog is raised, but having more than one can trigger pack behavior, which is way, way dangerous.

The scariest dog I ever ran across was a big male Doberman pinscher. That dog was a killing machine, fortunately well trained.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Udanja99, 7/14/2017 9:01:59 PM     (No. 11319386)

Thank you #5 and #7. I am the owner of a pit bull and she is the sweetest dog we´ve ever hado. She cuddles with our greyhounds, our cats and even gets on well with horses. It´s not the dog. It´s the owners. Any breed of dog can be made vicious and mean by being mistreated by it´s owners. I have only been bitten once and it was a miniature daschund whose owner was a complete arse.

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