Skip to comments.Woman Stabs Pit Bull In Home Invasion
Posted on 11/22/2008 5:19:40 PM PST by Chet 99
Archdale, NC -- It sounds too bizarre to be true, but a local woman fended off a four-legged intruder's attack with a butcher knife.
Nancy Verzone says a loose pit bull first went after her rat terrier in her backyard. When she snatched her dog from the pit bull's jaws, the attacking dog followed her inside.
"Here I was just stabbing just as hard as I could to get him to let go and he kept coming and coming," says Verzone, who has the bloody t-shirt to prove it. "The harder I stabbed the more he got mad," she says.
Randolph County Health Director MiMi Cooper sees the incident as a warning to keep dogs restrained. "Wake up people. You've got to take care of your dogs, you cannot let dogs run loose," says Cooper. "Dogs are predators."
Verzone says her rat terrier was injured so badly, she had her veterinarian euthanize the dog.
The pitbull's owner shot the dog in the head and buried it in his yard. Animal Control later made him dig it up so the dog could be sent to Raleigh for rabies testing. Cooper says because of the bullet wound to the pitbull's head, rabies testing came up inconclusive. Verzone is now receiving rabies vaccinations for her dog bite.
"It was the most heart wrenching thing for me to have to do that to that animal," says Verzone. "But it was either me or him."
The pit bull's owner promised to cover Verzone's rabies vaccination bill. The price tag tops $2400 dollars for a series of at least five shots. WFMY News 2
Never bring a knife to a dogfight.
Maybe the pit bull’s owner should be made to take the shots himself- so he learns just how very painful those things are!!
This is why you shouldn’t let your health insurance lapse. A dog may run into your kitchen and bite you. And then you’d have to buy rabies shots out of pocket.
The socialized-medicine crew would want the Feds(and by extension, US) to pay for those shots.
Actually, it doesn't for this forum tonight.
This is the 3rd report of pit bull attacks in the last 2 hours. All 3 dead.
Kill 'em all, let Lassie sort them out.
Vaccinate your dogs. Most places have a free rabies clinic yearly.
I own dogs, but I believe pit bulls should be outlawed. It killed that woman’s little terrier, think what it could do to a toddler. Pit bulls have killed adults or severely injured them numerous times. All this stuff about “if you raise them right they’re not violent” may be true, or may not, but it seems people who choose pit bulls as pets are the very same types not inclined to raise them right or keep them restrained. Therefore for the public safety, a breed that is proven to be dangerous should be illegal.
Wonder if the pit bull was named “Islam”? So many parallels there.
Wonder what’s going on lately, it seems there’s been a spate of pit bull stories posted lately. So far in this series, one good, all the rest bad.
Do you have a good enough description of a pit bull to ban them?
> Do you have a good enough description of a pit bull to ban them?
Like some famous lawmaker said of pornography: “I can’t define it, but I know it when I see it.”
As with pornography, so with pit bulls: because they are mungrel mutts there is no standard “breed description”. That is part of the whole problem!
So, the ban needs to encompass “dangerous mungrel mutts that look like, and behave like, pit bulls.” As descriptons go, that is more than adequate.
Sec. 955.111. (A) Beginning ninety days after the effective date of this section, no person shall own, keep, or harbor a dog that belongs to a breed that is commonly known as a pit bull dog.
(B) Not later than ninety days after the effective date of this section, a person who owns, keeps, or harbors a pit bull dog on the effective date of this section shall surrender the dog to the dog warden. Not later than ten days after receiving the dog, the dog warden shall euthanize the dog.
(C)(1) Beginning ninety days after the effective date of this section, if an officer has probable cause to believe that a dog is a pit bull dog, the officer may apply to a court of competent jurisdiction for a search warrant. The court shall issue a search warrant for the purposes requested if there is probable cause to believe that a dog is a pit bull dog.
(2) After obtaining a search warrant, an officer shall seize the pit bull dog and surrender the dog to the dog warden. Not later than ten days after receiving the dog, the dog warden shall euthanize the dog.
1. This act shall be known, and may be cited, as the “Responsible Pit Bull Ownership Licensing Act.”
2. As used in this act:
“Animal control officer” means a certified municipal animal control officer or, in the absence of such an officer, the chief law enforcement officer of the municipality or that officer’s designee; and
“Pit bull” means any dog of the breed American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, or Staffordshire Terrier, or any dog determined to be a pit bull type dog pursuant to subsection c. of section 3 of this act.
3. a. A municipality may, by ordinance, require any person residing within the municipality who owns, keeps or harbors a pit bull in the municipality to obtain an annual license to own, keep or harbor such a dog. No such license shall be issued to any person under the age of 18 years. This license, and any requirements or conditions attached thereto, shall be in addition to any license or other authorization required pursuant to P.L.1941, c.151 (C.4:19-15.1 et seq.), P.L.1989, c.307 (C.4:19-17 et seq.) or any other law.
b. A municipality adopting an ordinance pursuant to subsection a. of this section may require the license applicant to provide:
(1) information about the breed, sex, age, color and markings of the dog and whether it is of a long- or short-haired variety;
(2) information about any licenses issued for the dog pursuant to P.L.1941, c.151 (C.4:19-15.1 et seq.), P.L.1989, c.307 (C.4:19-17 et seq.) or any other law;
(3) the name, street and post-office addresses, and telephone number of the license applicant;
(4) the license applicant’s record, if any, of criminal convictions or of convictions or other adjudications for animal cruelty; and
(5) any other information the municipality deems appropriate to protect the public health, safety, and welfare.
c. (1) A municipality adopting an ordinance pursuant to subsection a. of this section may require any person residing within the municipality who owns, keeps or harbors any kind of dog to provide proof that the dog is not a pit bull. If breed records are not available or the dog is a mongrel, hybrid, or mixed breed, the municipality may by visual inspection and use of detailed professional standards and illustrations decide if the dog is a pit bull type dog. In lieu of visual inspection, the municipality may require submission of a photo or photos of the dog for the purposes of this paragraph.
“Wake up people”. You’ve got to take care of your dogs, you cannot let dogs run loose, train them.
If you appreciate your pet, socialise your pet, I mean let your pet know his or her limits. I love all animals from a tame rat, all the way to the dolhin.
If you got a pit, a Rot, or a bullish type, best to let them know you’re safe around a Rat type Terrier, or a kitty. The consequence for non compliance is devestating. I’ve never even heard of a German Shepard or other lesser agressives, being put down for that sort of stuff.
If You have an agressive (by nature) animal, then you must train it. Any dog, when properly trained obeys its master.
Best dog IMHO, a Lab, most intelligent and loyal. plenty of others fit this bill, but a lab or half lab, is the best.
Best kitty, anything that rids yer place of vermin.
Ok, so what, I like kittys. BTW my kitty loves me, LOL...
That’s a pretty harsh thing. Something you would expect a leftist to say. All the talk on this forum of how the dems and the media are biased gets tossed when it comes to pit bulls.I also own dogs , a chihuahua and a great dane, and have owned a pit bull, great dog! I have friends that own pitbulls but I’m not sure if they’re the kind of people who raise them right.
Or a German Shepherd. My 2nd choices would be Berner or Sheltie.
What a crock! There are plenty of breeds that bite and are aggressive but they don’t make the news.We don’t like pit bulls so PLEASE ,Mr. Government, please protect us from them and make them illegal.
Yes, just what the government needs,free reign to come into your house and decide whether or not your boxer, weimeraner, or catahoula looks enough like a pit to be carted off and destroyed.
Peta will be grateful for your help in eliminating animal ownership.
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