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Woman Mauled By Dog [Pitbull]
KOMOTV News ^ | 3/18/06 | Staff

Posted on 03/18/2006 8:00:15 AM PST by Michael_Michaelangelo

MOUNTLAKE TERRACE - A Tacoma woman is in serious condition at Harborview Medical Center after being mauled by a pit bull Friday afternoon.

Mountlake Terrace Police Chief Scott Smith said the woman in her 60s was walking by an apartment complex on 212th Street when the dog jumped over a small deck fence and attacked her.

"It was really awful," said Kathryn Goddard, who saw the attack. The dog "just wouldn't let go and kept shaking the lady."

Kathryn's mom, Dawn Goddard, also saw it happen. "I looked down right below my window and was watching this dog chewing on this woman's head," she said.

Smith said the dog dragged the woman about 50 feet down a hill and was clawing at and biting her head and legs for several minutes.

Dawn said the dog's owner was frantically trying to get control of the pit bull. "She was beating on the dog, she was doing everything she could possibly do to get that dog off of this other woman," she said. "That dog was not going to listen to anyone or any thing."

A resident in the apartment complex called 911 and police arrived and managed to distract the dog and get it to stop biting the woman.

But when the dog charged at police an officer shot the dog once. "Clearly this dog was going to attack the officer," Smith said. "So the officer did shoot the dog."

The dog ran back to its owner, who was able to get the pit bull on a leash, but Smith said the dog then began attacking the owner.

Snohomish County animal control officers arrived and took the dog to a veterinarian where it was euthanized after the owner gave permission.

The dog's owner was taken to a local hospital to be treated for bites. Smith said the woman who was attacked and dragged was expected to recover from her injuries and would be spending the night at Harborview in Seattle.

The pit bull was about two years old, and Smith said there were no previous reports of problems with the animal.


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KEYWORDS: doggieping; dogofpeace; maul; pitbull
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To: kanawa

great story. thanks


101 posted on 03/18/2006 2:57:09 PM PST by dervish ("And what are we becoming? The civilization of melted butter?")
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To: Decepticon

"JRT's have the heart and aggressiveness of dogs 10 times their size"
Hahaha! Does that have anything to do with their intelligence? My last Briard was at the maximum standard size. And he was very muscular due to living far out in the country. I'm 6'2" tall and when Pandemonium put his paws on my shoulders, we were eye-to-eye. Yet there was this tiny squirty Chihuahua (sp) that tried to attack him all the time. Hysterical!


102 posted on 03/18/2006 2:57:52 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
So what happened to my friend Doug, and what happened to another friend's daughter are just scare stories?

No, you have a legitimate excuse, dogs bite. Aggressive dogs bite more often. Is there an epidemic of dog biting in the US, or just an epidemic of MSM panic articles? Is this a reason to ban entire breeds? Do you really want to ride this bandwagon?

103 posted on 03/18/2006 2:59:37 PM PST by Decepticon (The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day (NRA)
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To: dervish
Have you ever seen a Jack Russell racing trial?

Yep, All the JRs racing down the track chasing the lure towards a single dog sized hole.
I couldn't help but laugh at some of the pile ups at the end.

104 posted on 03/18/2006 3:08:56 PM PST by kanawa (Freaking panty wetting, weakspined bliss-ninny socialist punks)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Pandemonium..

LOL! I'm sure there are some stories behind that name.....

I'm offline for awhile, thanks for the good debate....

105 posted on 03/18/2006 3:09:26 PM PST by Decepticon (The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day (NRA)
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To: Decepticon

On this breed? Yes. They were bred for all the wrong reasons. I suppose that could be bred out of them, but it hasn't happened yet. About lightening. I don't think that's a good example to use. It's a random act of nature, not due to breeding. Like that kid who kept makin' more and more unstabe explosives. One day, outside a football stadium, he's got some in his backpack. He's not settin' it off, so that's cool. Then he rustles in his backpack and, BLAMMO!
This isn't a good example either, but what the heck, I've been scrubin' the kitchen all day today after a nasty stove fire a week ago!


106 posted on 03/18/2006 3:11:21 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo
I agree with many people who are pointing out that these attacks are really the fault of the owners more than the dogs.

Since, unfortunately, we are not allowed to shoot the lowlife owners, I'll try to be satisfied with the extermination of the beasts, which I view with the same irrational hostility as I have for rattlesnakes.

107 posted on 03/18/2006 3:26:29 PM PST by LK44-40
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To: LK44-40
...which I view with the same irrational hostility as I have for rattlesnakes.

I admire your honesty ;~)

108 posted on 03/18/2006 3:33:31 PM PST by kanawa (Freaking panty wetting, weakspined bliss-ninny socialist punks)
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To: BJungNan
The slippery slope appears to me to be your reasoning. And I would never advocate a ban on German Sheppards

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1586893/posts

109 posted on 03/18/2006 3:40:00 PM PST by kanawa (Freaking panty wetting, weakspined bliss-ninny socialist punks)
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To: kanawa

To: Glacier Honey; exnavy

What bulls***! Granted, I live out in the country, but there is a Staffordshire (Pit Bull), three Rottweilers, a Doberman and a Mastiff up the road from me. All of them bark at strangers, but not one has tried to bite me when I visit with their owners-the nastiest biting dog on this road is a Jack Russell Terrier owned by an equally nasty human. We have a Siberian Husky, and over the many years have had three other "dangerous dogs" that never bit anyone-two German Shepherds and a Chow. The Chow lived the longest at 17 years, and yes, everyone was terrified of him because he lookied ferocious and barked at strangers, but he never tried to hurt anyone who was a guest in our house. He and both of the (female) Shepherds were always gentle with our kids, and were great body guards for them, too. Our Husky is a good watchdog, but she has never tried to bite anyone either. I hope this crap gets stopped in it's tracks-they need to just fine irresponsible dog owners of ANY breed, period.

18 posted on 02/28/2006 4:26:03 AM PST by Texan5 (You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line..)
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110 posted on 03/18/2006 4:06:40 PM PST by Decepticon (The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day (NRA)
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo

Oh Boy! A pit bull thread!

I love to shoot pit bulls. Nothing like Big Game Hunting in the city.

I've found that my .12 Gauge Remington works best. Only one time did I have to shoot a pit bull twice with that. First one hit him broad side and rolled him over. He got right up and started at me. Second shot was center chest and he dropped immediately.

I saw a pit bull get hit with a .45 above the right eye and keep coming. A few more put it down.

Just depends where you hit them.


111 posted on 03/18/2006 4:28:13 PM PST by Cap'n Crunch
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To: Cap'n Crunch

Do you mount the heads?


112 posted on 03/18/2006 4:34:36 PM PST by kanawa (Freaking panty wetting, weakspined bliss-ninny socialist punks)
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To: kanawa

No, I just scalp 'em.


113 posted on 03/18/2006 4:35:46 PM PST by Cap'n Crunch
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To: Cap'n Crunch

I'm looking for a knife I can kill a bear with. Any recommendations?


114 posted on 03/18/2006 4:38:30 PM PST by kanawa (Freaking panty wetting, weakspined bliss-ninny socialist punks)
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To: kanawa

coldsteel.com


115 posted on 03/18/2006 4:39:19 PM PST by Cap'n Crunch
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To: Decepticon

The PD in my city are ignorant of weaponry. The 'girls' behind the gun registration counter do know firearms though.


116 posted on 03/18/2006 4:39:58 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Wristpin

If only that could be done with the human species as well.


117 posted on 03/18/2006 4:41:56 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: kanawa

http://www.swords-n-stuff.com/lst%5fpol.html


118 posted on 03/18/2006 4:46:43 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: Decepticon
If your going to shoot, shoot to kill. The officer should have killed the dog, not wounded it. What the heck were they thinking?

The odds are he probably was shooting to kill. It just did not happen. It is not easy to hit a moving target.

119 posted on 03/18/2006 4:47:48 PM PST by Mark17
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To: Westlander

LOL...I'm going into the wilderness not off to war.


120 posted on 03/18/2006 4:51:15 PM PST by kanawa (Freaking panty wetting, weakspined bliss-ninny socialist punks)
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To: Cap'n Crunch
coldsteel.com

Yea, I have some toys from coldsteel. Great, cheap, blades.....440C and Aus-8 isn't exactly rocket science.

121 posted on 03/18/2006 4:59:34 PM PST by Decepticon (The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day (NRA)
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To: Cap'n Crunch; Decepticon
The Laredo Bowie looks adequate.
Little pricey for me this year though.
I'll look for those features on a lower priced knife.
122 posted on 03/18/2006 5:07:39 PM PST by kanawa (Freaking panty wetting, weakspined bliss-ninny socialist punks)
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To: Cap'n Crunch
've found that my .12 Gauge Remington works best. Only one time did I have to shoot a pit bull twice with that. First one hit him broad side and rolled him over. He got right up and started at me. Second shot was center chest and he dropped immediately.

No SH@t, what were you loaded with.....dove load? Every time I've seen a 12 gage go off, it obliterated the target, I guess you big bad cops just aren't equipped for PitBulls....

123 posted on 03/18/2006 5:08:31 PM PST by Decepticon (The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day (NRA)
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To: Decepticon
Awwwww....what a cute pooch. I plan on owning one someday.

You mean "being owned by one." :^)

Janey thanks you for the compliment.

124 posted on 03/18/2006 5:26:26 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Facts are a Zionist plot!" --MarkL)
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To: Jeff Chandler

AWWWW! Boston terrors are great!


125 posted on 03/18/2006 5:31:07 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Facts are a Zionist plot!" --MarkL)
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To: kanawa; Cap'n Crunch
LOL...I'm going into the wilderness not off to war.

Exactly. We have people claiming...no kidding...I hit him 3 times with my .357, it took 9 more to put him down. My favorite is bozo with the 12 gauge...."First one hit him broad side and rolled him over. He got right up and started at me. Second shot was center chest and he dropped immediately."

I don't know what bozo loads his 12 gauge with but frankly, if I hit you, bozo or a dog with my Winchester 1300 , you will be dead....and most likely spread in small pieces across the lawn....

126 posted on 03/18/2006 5:34:31 PM PST by Decepticon (The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day (NRA)
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To: kanawa; Decepticon

Every now and then a psycho JRT pops up, mostly (but not always) when they're owned by people who don't understand the breed. A JRT is not a lap dog - it is a hunting dog, and must be kept mentally stimulated. Also, they have extremely strong dominance instincts, and will be alpha dog or go nuts trying.

Treat them right, and you have smartest, most loyal, and most affectionate dog in the universe. The is a reason, though, that they're nicknamed Jack Russell Terrorists.


127 posted on 03/18/2006 5:35:20 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Facts are a Zionist plot!" --MarkL)
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To: Decepticon
Odd, I don't hear the din of sophomoric wannabes anymore......the silence is deafening.
128 posted on 03/18/2006 5:52:24 PM PST by Decepticon (The sheep pretend the wolf will never come, but the sheepdog lives for that day (NRA)
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To: Decepticon

Don't be hatin'


129 posted on 03/18/2006 6:20:30 PM PST by Cap'n Crunch
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To: Slings and Arrows
Treat them right, and you have smartest, most loyal, and most affectionate dog in the universe.

It strange, Amstaff owners I know would say the same thing!
Being around both I am struck by the similarities between them.
A small dog doesn't fit my life style right now
but I can see as I get a bit older and slow down
that a JR would be a very desirable companion dog.

One thing JRs and Amstaffs seem to share is an uncanny ability to perceive precisely the time to lick to coincide with that off guarded moment when your mouth is open a crack.

130 posted on 03/18/2006 6:25:00 PM PST by kanawa (Freaking panty wetting, weakspined bliss-ninny socialist punks)
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To: Decepticon

I see someone didn't take his meds today....or maybe took to many.


131 posted on 03/18/2006 6:25:22 PM PST by Cap'n Crunch
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To: Jeff Chandler

We love our Boston!!!! Just the best natured dog. Very good with children (grand children) and loves to be the best lap dog ever!!! Wonderful breed. Your picture is so cute. Denco


132 posted on 03/18/2006 6:32:17 PM PST by denco (denco)
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To: Michael_Michaelangelo

Pitbulls - the muslims of the dog world.

Oops, I forgot: it's not he breed of dog...it's how the dog is raised.


133 posted on 03/18/2006 6:46:05 PM PST by RouxStir (Mohammed is THE BOMB!)
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To: Decepticon
We have people claiming...no kidding...I hit him 3 times with my .357, it took 9 more to put him down.

Nope, who claimed that? Reread what I posted. If you're willing to pay for a copy of the report from the Animal Control office, I'll mail it to you.

134 posted on 03/18/2006 6:48:36 PM PST by csvset
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To: RouxStir
Pitbulls - the muslims of the dog world.

That simile was slightly funny the first thousand times it was posted.
Now it just seems like the empty prattling of someone with no real contribution to make to the discussion.

135 posted on 03/18/2006 7:05:19 PM PST by kanawa (Freaking panty wetting, weakspined bliss-ninny socialist punks)
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To: Wristpin
>The fighting dog as a pet experiment has failed.<

Quoted from the Hong Kong Shar Pei club:

"The SP is a Chinese breed that through so much trouble, had finally established itself in the canine history. How can I turn around now and tell the whole world that fighting is not one of the quality and leave it out and not mention it in the breed standard. How would I be able to face my ancestors when I reach the other side?"

Yup, that's one dangerous lookin' critter. We better ban them, they were originally bred fer fightin'.

136 posted on 03/18/2006 7:32:11 PM PST by Darnright (Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

Another Pitbull attack!! I don't favor banning breeds any more than anyone else but this breed can go bezerk [sp?]at any time!


137 posted on 03/18/2006 7:42:12 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

>I had a large dog (Briard), he told me not to tell him that!<

I'm glad you don't live near me! The Briards I know are nasty, snappish dog-aggressive animals.


138 posted on 03/18/2006 7:46:50 PM PST by Darnright (Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic.)
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To: Darnright

Yeah! They are. It's an interesting breed though. They were decimated duringWW1 And WW2. Carrying meds and ammo to the front lines. All the dogs that I've been in contact with are like clones or robots. They all behave exactly the same because there were very few to re-creat the breed from. It's too bad because they're very smart. I'm sure that in the 18th century there was a wider variation in behavior. They are kinda hard to handle. They're good as guard dogs, and can really learn a lot of different commands.
My ex could never handle him though. It was kinda funny watchin' a gorgeous , tall, Irish redhead being towed around by this great dog. He saved my house from being robbed once, and I loved him very much.
But, still, he wasn't bred over centuries to be a tenacious fighter. And that's my problem with pit bulls.


139 posted on 03/18/2006 8:05:56 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ("Don't touch that thing")
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To: potlatch
I don't think the rare phenomena of going 'beserk' is breed specific.
We don't often see other breed reports posted here but they do happen.
140 posted on 03/18/2006 8:13:41 PM PST by kanawa (Freaking panty wetting, weakspined bliss-ninny socialist punks)
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To: kanawa
One thing JRs and Amstaffs seem to share is an uncanny ability to perceive precisely the time to lick to coincide with that off guarded moment when your mouth is open a crack.

You are absolutely correct about that one. :^)

141 posted on 03/18/2006 9:23:49 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Facts are a Zionist plot!" --MarkL)
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To: denco; Slings and Arrows
I grabbed the photo from a website I found. Just click on the image to go there- a great Boston web site!

My first dog was a Boston, a male named Bobo. I was about ten years old. My daughters insisted upon getting a Boston based upon photos of Bobo several years ago, and now we are once again hooked on them. We have four among us. Great breed. Very entertaining.

142 posted on 03/18/2006 10:06:47 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Peace Begins in the Womb)
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To: Jeff Chandler; Xenalyte

Bostons are a trip and a half. Janey's best buddy in puppyhood was a Boston, and he was a total sweetheart.

You may want to take a look at the below video - it has a very Boston moment.

http://66.98.238.14/~compfuse/media/19cvipefp/dog_hijinks_695.wmv


143 posted on 03/18/2006 10:21:16 PM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Facts are a Zionist plot!" --MarkL)
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To: Blowtorch

A friend of mine had a pittbull. Here is what he says to people that have them and think they will never turn vicious.

Mine cost me over $15,000. I used to say the dog was gentle as a kitten, would never hurt anyone. Then it attacked an 8 year old girl. She was not hurt bad but the dog pit her face and the $15,000 was for the bill to fix the scare. Had I not gotten to the dog, it would have kept attacking her. She did nothing to provoke it. I shot the dog myself.

Of course, I paraphrase. But that is pretty darn close to the way he put it when I raised my objections about pittbulls. I did not even know he had had one.


144 posted on 03/18/2006 10:51:27 PM PST by BJungNan
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To: FOG724

The only way to be a proper owener of a pittbull is not to have them in a neighborhood. That's because it would be cruel to keep it chained up 24 hours a day.

The dogs are like a time bomb. You never know when or why they go off. You are a fool if you do not know that.

It has nothing to do with the owner. Every pittbull attack story has a quote, "gee, it was such a nice dog. I never would have believed it would bite that little boy/girl, chew off their nose, ear and half their cheek, all while I was beating it over the head with a hammer. Really, I did everything I could to stop it."

Ban all Pittbulls! No, correction. Kill them all.


145 posted on 03/18/2006 10:56:01 PM PST by BJungNan
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To: BJungNan
You never know when or why they go off.

Yes you do. They go off when they assume the roll of pack leader. NO dog, regardless of breed, should ever be allowed to become the pack leader. No chaining necessary.

146 posted on 03/18/2006 10:59:28 PM PST by FOG724 (http://nationalgrange.org/legislation/phpBB2/index.php)
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To: Decepticon
I see. So if it scares you it's OK to ban it. Great reasoning, I bet assault weapons scare you also....Boo!

Funny how people without a legitimate retort to an argument will (1) try to asign a position to the opposition that that the opposition does not hold or (2) try to paint the opposition as having a phobia.

Because you support Pitbull ownership should I suggest that you are afraid of Gay people. Your argument makes as much sense as that.

Please, we are on FR. You are not supposed to argue like a liberal.

147 posted on 03/18/2006 10:59:32 PM PST by BJungNan
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To: Wristpin
Dang am I glad to have seen that video of the pitbull attacking the kids. Anyone that watches that video and still thinks these dog should be allowed deserves to be mauled by one.

The dog thought it was playing with the kids. And even after being shot by the police officer, it came back for more.

Thanks for the link. Definitely educational.
148 posted on 03/18/2006 11:04:21 PM PST by BJungNan
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To: pandoraou812

Next time you see the dog, throw it a nice hamburger with all the proper ingrediants. Solve your problem now.


149 posted on 03/18/2006 11:07:12 PM PST by BJungNan
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To: FOG724
Maybe require pet owners to carry pet responsibility insurance.

Yea, great idea. The kid with his face chewed off will be real comforted knowing the owner of the dog has insurance for the reconstructive surgery.

150 posted on 03/18/2006 11:10:04 PM PST by BJungNan
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