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Posted on 03/24/2010 9:57:20 AM PDT by Chet 99
What to do when a pit bull attacks
March 24, 2010
News of pit bull attacks just keeps coming.
In March alone, an Indianapolis cop was bitten on a knee while looking for someone for questioning. Another officer shot and killed one of two of dogs that attacked a man while he carried out trash. The dog, by the way, had been at a Humane Society shelter and adopted out months earlier.
The stories are worse farther from Indianapolis. A girls jaw torn off in England. Three children mauled in California by a roaming pack of five. A womans arm nearly ripped away during a two-minute-long frenzy in Australia.
There were nearly 300 pit bull attacks in Indianapolis last year. Police spokesman Jeff Duhamell expects activity to pick up again as the weather warms and more people resume jogging, bicycling and other outdoor activity.
They are an extremely vicious breed, and they always have been. Theyll come after you, Duhamell says. The more you pull way from them, the more theyll lock down and start ripping skin and muscle.
Pit bull owners say the bad rap comes from unrestrained animals or those trained to be mean. It doesnt help that the breed is favored by drug dealers and other folks who dont like attention, aficionados say. Treat the dogs responsibly and train them to be passive, and theyre fine.
(If pit bulls can be trained to be unaggressive, can labs be trained not to fetch? Just asking.)
Mayor Greg Ballard and the City-County Council have been reluctant to single out the breed for special regulation.
So whats a person to do?
Duhamell says pit bulls running loose are the most dangerous, because theyre aggressively territorial. Stay away from them, and get inside a car or house if you feel threatened, he recommends. Or shout No! or Down! in the hope theyre educated. Other dogs set them off, so leave yours at home.
A Taser might work if youre accurate enough to get the probes on the dog, he says. And Mace might help.
Duhamell muses about the potential of pepper spray designed to ward off grizzly bears. The spray, which hunters are required to carry in areas of Wyoming, squirts 30 feet from a small canister.
If all else fails, Web sites focused on dog attacks recommend curling up in a fetal position and protecting the head and faceareas where plastic surgery is harder to hide with clothing.
What are your thoughts about pit bulls? Are they maligned? Any ideas for preventing attacks you can share?
What to do when a pit bull attacks
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Pits are dangerous--someone might have to do that on your behalf.
Keep firing until the clip is empty, of course.
I would just shoot it with my .45.
The dog weights about 60 pounds. Pick it up, snap its neck, find the owner and repeat.
They left off Plan A: Shoot to kill
A head shot with a 9mm has been shown to be helpful.
In an ideal world you would: Pull out your carry piece and shoot the thing until it stops moving. Reload and shoot the owner.
pull out your CCW and shoot the thing in the head and then hope the owner attacks you in an emotional rage after seeing his dog shot dead... so you can put him down too.
you and I think alike.
Assume a confident bearing and confront it. Show no fear.
My area is swarming with these dogs, and the indigents that buy and breed them.
I can see both sides of this argument: Lhasa Apso’s are nasty as h3ll, right out of the box. Staffordshires and American bulls are sweet animals, very protective and also very intune with alpha conflicts with their owners and families. They are great animals for the decent american family to have.
That said, in my area the “decent american family” aren’t the ones who have them. The drug dealers, their girlfriends, and plain-old dyed-in-the-wool street thugs have them. They are trained to attack, they are trained to be aggressive, and they are status symbols.
Sorry Charlie - When I see someone walking one (Usually wearing FUBU and very white sneakers) I prepare.
On the other hand, there is a pleasant couple in my neighborhood that own two Sharpeis. The Shar Pei is bred as a fighting dog. Their specimens are beautiful - And WOW muscular. You can strike a match on these dog’s shoulder muscles. They had some issues with my ex-roommate’s mixed dog when he got out one day. It was a scary moment. The Sharpeis maintained a defensive position around their masters, but also responded to only voice commands from them to back down, settle down and sit.
Well if you have no weapons and you are strong you could do what a relative of mine did, he stuck his arm clear down the dog’s throat, he needed several stitches on his arm, but the dog died of suffocation after few minutes of him forcibly feeding it his arm, he said the dog was trying to throw up his arm, but he kept pushing into the dog unt5il the dog stopped moving. He was wearing something with sleeves, a work overall I think, not sure how this would work without wearing sleeves, if the dog would take your arm off or not.
The breed gets a bad rap from sensationalism and fear.
I got hate mail here last time I said this breed should be EXTERMINATED and I stand by it AGAIN. Tigers are “cats” but you wouldn’t let your children play with one.
At a MINIMUM, a permit should be required to own a Pitt Bull just as is required to own a Tiger and only in certain areas.
There should be concern about ANY breed which owners take to the shelter because they themselves become fearful of them.
Case closed, NO ARGUMENT. PERIOD.
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