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Dogs gone wild! Pack of crazed pit bulls demolish California minivan
Daily News ^ | August 22, 2012 | Erik Ortiz

Posted on 08/23/2012 12:36:24 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg

Palm Springs, California - This stray kitten was stuck in the bumper of a Dodge minivan and survived a 25-mile drive to Palm Springs and an attack by four pit bulls, who mauled the car's bumper. It has been named Fender Lynx.

A pack of pit bulls ripped through the front of a Southern California man’s minivan in a stunning display of force that would make Cujo cringe.

So what drove the dogs to such destruction? A kitty stuck in the bumper area, Palm Springs police Sgt. Mike Kovaleff said Tuesday.

The unidentified owner of the Dodge minivan was parked at his home in Banning when he saw the damage to his vehicle Monday morning, according to CBS affiliate KESQ in Palm Springs.

(Excerpt) Read more at nydailynews.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: cat; kitties; kitty; kittyping; meth; methlab; methlabradors; pitbulls
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Same thing happened to me once but it was a pack of Feral Chihuahuas that attacked my 85 Fiero...

(And it should be noted that "Feral Chihuahuas" would make an awesome name for a punk rock band [/Dave Barry])

1 posted on 08/23/2012 12:36:29 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg
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To: Mad Dawgg

SOo glad kitten survived. One tenant in this complex purposely let his pit bull loose to kill a friendly feral cat I was feeding. I am still traumatized. He moved away...which is why i am not in jail.


2 posted on 08/23/2012 12:43:00 PM PDT by Fawn (DEAR JESUS....PLEASE LET OBAMA LOSE.....AMEN.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

And to what cretin or group of cretins did this pack of killer dogs belong?

The people who own and train these things to fight are scarier than the dogs.

I watched one of these idiots walk his pit bull down my block for several months, on a large chain - like he was projecting his masculinity through it.

I think they could be better used to teach Michael Vick what a scum feeding lowlife he is.


3 posted on 08/23/2012 12:43:43 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Oh, come on those wonderful, gentle, friendly pooches were just trying to rescue the kitty.


4 posted on 08/23/2012 12:44:59 PM PDT by arrogantsob (Obama MUST Go. Sarah herself supports Romney.)
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To: arrogantsob

This would not have happened if the EPA did’t require are cars to be made of plastic. Just saying.


5 posted on 08/23/2012 12:48:00 PM PDT by jimpick
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To: Mad Dawgg
Although the car had a flat, the man drove to work in Palm Springs about 25 miles away

WTF?

6 posted on 08/23/2012 12:53:15 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: Mad Dawgg

so where was he when his dogs attacked the car? were the dogs on a leash?


7 posted on 08/23/2012 12:55:42 PM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Ya gotta admit, that’s some pit crew...


8 posted on 08/23/2012 12:55:56 PM PDT by null and void (Day 1312 of our ObamaVacation from reality - Obama, a queer and present danger)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Glad the kitty survived. Hopefully the new owners will keep the kitty indoors for his safety.


9 posted on 08/23/2012 1:00:22 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I can neither confirm or deny that; even if I could, I couldn't - it's classified.)
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To: ZULU

I had a similar neighbor about a year ago. I was out front one day when he was walking his pit – without a leash. I went down to my knees and let the dog sniff my hand. I gently rubbed his snout and ears. We became friends.
His owner wasn’t happy. He thought he had a badassed guard dog but the dog always greeted me with a tail wag and hand lick.


10 posted on 08/23/2012 1:01:09 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Fawn

I’ve got a retarded fellow in the next apartment block who likes to leave his aggressive bully breed mix off-leash if he sees anyone out with small pets. So far nothing has happened because I carefully check for the presence of this idiot and his pet before going out. But I now carry when walking my dogs.


11 posted on 08/23/2012 1:03:09 PM PDT by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: R. Scott

That’s always a wise approach, but you must be gifted in that direction. I’m not sure I would have made an overture to a pit bull.


12 posted on 08/23/2012 1:03:17 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: R. Scott

That’s always a wise approach, but you must be gifted in that direction. I’m not sure I would have made an overture to a pit bull.


13 posted on 08/23/2012 1:03:17 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: Mad Dawgg
Same thing happened to me once but it was a pack of feral chihuahuas that attacked my '85 Fiero

Makes sense. The Fiero was kind of chihuahua-like.

14 posted on 08/23/2012 1:05:12 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

I have been told, repeatedly, that attacks like this are rare.


15 posted on 08/23/2012 1:06:37 PM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: Mad Dawgg

Here’s one good use for pitbulls.
http://www.nopcradio.com/nopc-corner/damage-control-central/62-armored-pit-bulls-and-the-wolf-pack


16 posted on 08/23/2012 1:09:11 PM PDT by ParityErr (It's impossible to make anything foolproof because fools are so ingenious.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Everyone always assumes the worst where pits are involved. Has anyone considered that the dogs may have been trying to HELP the kitty, by rescuing her from being entrapped in the bumper?


17 posted on 08/23/2012 1:10:25 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine (Can I get a "/S" here?)
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To: ZULU

I’ve never met a dog I didn’t get along with.


18 posted on 08/23/2012 1:10:25 PM PDT by R. Scott (Humanity i love you because when you're hard up you pawn your Intelligence to buy a drink)
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To: Fawn

Ah, yes, it is good he moved away.


19 posted on 08/23/2012 1:10:40 PM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Mad Dawgg

A bunch of crazed dogs going crazy over a little pussy? How is this news?


20 posted on 08/23/2012 1:18:14 PM PDT by Mich Patriot (Today if you invent a better mousetrap, the government comes along with a better mouse. RReagan)
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To: R. Scott
I’ve never met a dog I didn’t get along with.

I've heard that before. I guarantee, my dog would bite you. Chow/German Shepherd mix. Doesn't like anybody but my wife and me. Country dog.

21 posted on 08/23/2012 1:37:10 PM PDT by super7man
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To: ZULU
And to what cretin or group of cretins did this pack of killer dogs belong?

I believe the owner of the minivan is also the owner of the "crazed pit bulls"... Unless I read that wrong:

“He discovered that his vehicle had been significantly damaged by his four pit bull dogs, in an attempt to attack an unknown animal or rodent while his vehicle was parked overnight,”' Kovaleff told the station.


22 posted on 08/23/2012 1:40:41 PM PDT by TheBattman (Isn't the lesser evil... still evil?)
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To: ZULU
There is a video on youtube of a pit attacking a cop car, actually ripped off the front bumper They are such gentle critters, at least a few say that..
23 posted on 08/23/2012 1:46:26 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: SJackson

outdoor ping


24 posted on 08/23/2012 1:53:29 PM PDT by randita (Paul Ryan is "Mr. Smith goes to Washington.")
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To: SJSAMPLE

“Breed of Peace” strikes again.


25 posted on 08/23/2012 2:12:22 PM PDT by KantianBurke (Where was the Tea Party when Dubya was spending like a drunken sailor?)
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To: jimpick; arrogantsob
Try that crap with a 900-lb, massive chrome '56 Buick Roadmaster fender!

Dogs would be toothless and gumming Milk-Bones.

26 posted on 08/23/2012 2:18:42 PM PDT by carriage_hill (Harry Reid [PERVERT-NV] has Vickie-the-goat in lingerie & stiletto heels, tied-up in his office.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Most car insurance companies won’t cover acts of Dog.


27 posted on 08/23/2012 3:39:12 PM PDT by Category Four (Joy, Fun, the Joke Proper, and Flippancy ... Flippancy is the best of all.)
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To: Mad Dawgg

Even Cesar Milan needed help breaking up a fight between 2 pit pulls:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8tL4unSRMKs&feature=related


28 posted on 08/23/2012 11:12:12 PM PDT by KittyKares (.)
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To: Slings and Arrows
This stray kitten was stuck in the bumper of a Dodge minivan and survived a 25-mile drive to Palm Springs and an attack by four pit bulls, who mauled the car's bumper. It has been named Fender Lynx.
29 posted on 08/24/2012 12:45:18 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (Only Obama put a dog on the roof of his mouth. Dogs are friends, not food.)
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To: a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows; Glenn; republicangel; Beaker; BADROTOFINGER; etabeta; ...
This stray kitten was stuck in the bumper of a Dodge minivan and survived a 25-mile drive to Palm Springs and an attack by four pit bulls, who mauled the car's bumper. It has been named Fender Lynx.

The kitten is fine. And adorable.


30 posted on 08/24/2012 8:05:03 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Slings and Arrows

Fender Lynx is a little sweetie! It’s great that it survived all that, but cats are pretty good at survival, thank G-d.


31 posted on 08/24/2012 8:15:46 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Fawn

String him up, IMO.


32 posted on 08/24/2012 8:17:46 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: ZULU

I agree with you. Pit Bulls, like some other breeds, are like loaded guns unless carefully trained. Decades ago, German Shepherds had the same rep. Most often it comes down to the stupid, irresponsible owners. Almost all of the fighting dogs abused by Michael Vick were successfully rehabilitated and adopted into good homes.

As for the kitten, that is one adorable little sweetie....so glad he’s okay.


33 posted on 08/24/2012 8:22:04 AM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: Slings and Arrows
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34 posted on 08/24/2012 8:54:45 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: SkyDancer

I’d be super-lazy, but I’m too lazy to get a cape.


35 posted on 08/24/2012 10:58:56 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: TheOldLady

They are indeed survivors (and I think that F.L. has some Viking Kitty blood).


36 posted on 08/24/2012 10:59:41 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: CatherineofAragon

> Pit Bulls, like some other breeds, are like loaded guns unless carefully trained.

Kitteh has her finger on the trigger.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLnhy6oHQ1M


37 posted on 08/24/2012 11:08:02 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Fawn

For future reference: a truck oil filter makes a nice sound suppressor for a .22 rifle ... use hollow point rounds, and subsonic if you can find them. Shovel and shut up ...


38 posted on 08/24/2012 12:01:13 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine
More than likely,the kitten was chased by the pits and hid in the car's bumper to escape.
The article states that the vehicle owner's own four pit bulls mauled his car and he had to get a tire replaced,which is when he found the poor kitten cowering in the bumper,probably still terrified out of its little mind.
Not only did it have to endure a terrifying onslaught of growling snarling fangs and claws,it then was subjected to a 25-mile ride in that destroyed bumper.
39 posted on 08/24/2012 12:01:26 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (If you want to kick a tiger in the ass, you better have a plan for dealing with his teeth.)
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For the pit bulls, for the pit bulls ...


40 posted on 08/24/2012 12:03:41 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: SkyDancer
Oh the indignity! How could you???
41 posted on 08/24/2012 12:11:23 PM PDT by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: MHGinTN
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42 posted on 08/24/2012 12:30:59 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: Slings and Arrows

Definite Viking Kitty DNA goin’ on there!


43 posted on 08/24/2012 12:57:36 PM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: Slings and Arrows

LOL, that kitteh knows there isn’t a dog that can’t be kept in line by a cat!


44 posted on 08/24/2012 1:08:44 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: CatherineofAragon

yes, German Shepherds had such a reputation. But my first dog was a German Shepherd back in the 1960s and she was the sweetest animal you could imagine. She was my BEST dog in all those years.

Pit bulls, like any other breed, if given the RIGHT training AND genetics, can become a great pet. Teddy Roosevelt and Patton both had one.

But unlike most other breeds, they are one of the few designed to fight other dogs in a really sick and twisted “sport”.


45 posted on 08/24/2012 3:21:52 PM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: ZULU

I’m in agreement.

Shepherds, BTW, are my favorite breed. My husband’s sister had one for protection. He was trained like a soldier, and if you were stupid enough to threaten his family, he could take you out. But with us, he was a big ball of love.


46 posted on 08/24/2012 5:06:33 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon (Time for a write-in campaign...Darryl Dixon for President)
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To: CatherineofAragon

Shades of Mark Anthony and Pussyfoot!0


47 posted on 08/24/2012 7:02:56 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: CatherineofAragon
Almost all of the fighting dogs abused by Michael Vick were successfully rehabilitated and adopted into good homes.

Hmmmm. "Successfully rehabilitated" seems awfully subjective to me. As in, they were successfully rehabiliated.... until they mauled their new owners to death.

48 posted on 08/24/2012 7:11:41 PM PDT by workerbee (June 28, 2012 -- 9/11 From Within)
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To: ZULU
"I watched one of these idiots walk his pit bull down my block for several months, on a large chain - like he was projecting his masculinity through it."

I watched one of these idiots walk his pit bull down my block for several months, on a large chain - like he was compensating for his little tiny penis through it.

There. Fixed it.

49 posted on 08/24/2012 8:56:37 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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To: Category Four

“Most car insurance companies won’t cover acts of Dog.”

Only the ones with dyslexic claims adjusters.


50 posted on 08/24/2012 9:18:03 PM PDT by Nik Naym (It's not my fault... I have compulsive smartass disorder.)
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