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St. Louis man shot and killed pit bull
STLtoday.com ^ | 4/23/09 | ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH

Posted on 04/23/2009 10:53:31 AM PDT by mmanager

ST. LOUIS --A man who shot and killed a pit bull on the street this morning told police it had been attacking his own dog.

St. Louis police say the man called 911 to tell them what he'd done.

He told officers that the pit bull was attacking his dog and another one.

A department spokeswoman said she didn't have any further details on who owned the dead dog or if it had been on a leash.

It happened about 7:30 a.m.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Local News; Pets/Animals
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I love happy endings.
1 posted on 04/23/2009 10:53:31 AM PDT by mmanager
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To: mmanager

There is nothing ‘happy’ about this.

That said, I don’t blame the man if thats what was happening. I will do the same should I be in a similiar circumstance.


2 posted on 04/23/2009 10:54:40 AM PDT by Badeye (There are no 'great moments' in Moderate Political History. Only losses.)
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To: mmanager

That’s the pitts.


3 posted on 04/23/2009 10:58:30 AM PDT by americanophile
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To: mmanager

Are you Chet99-approved to post Pit Bull stories?


4 posted on 04/23/2009 11:01:26 AM PDT by green pastures
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To: mmanager

“A department spokeswoman said she didn’t have any further details on who owned the dead dog or if it had been on a leash”

Hmm. Interesting. Did they have any information about whether it had been recently groomed?

“if it had been on a leash”. Man they reach hard for anti-gun material


5 posted on 04/23/2009 11:02:55 AM PDT by chuck_the_tv_out (click my name)
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To: americanophile

If you read the article, a witness said that the pit was just sniffing the guy’s dog. Hmmmmm....

Yes, your dog shouldn’t be roaming loose, but did he need to shot it?


6 posted on 04/23/2009 11:03:47 AM PDT by birddog (http://www.nohr669.com/)
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To: mmanager

It is not a happy ending when an animal dies bacause the animal’s owner was not living up to their responsibility.

Over the years we have had to shoot dogs that were attacking livestock and it never made us happy. Some times the circumstances require actions like this; but the owner needs to face punishment for allowing his dog to run loose to begin with.

Owning an animal is a great responsibility and many people fail their animals. That is just a simple fact, no one is forced to have animals so the punishment should be fairly severe when one shirks the job they signed on for when getting the animal.


7 posted on 04/23/2009 11:03:51 AM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support & pray for our Troops; they serve us every day. Veterans are heroes not terrorists!)
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To: birddog

shot = shoot....


8 posted on 04/23/2009 11:04:15 AM PDT by birddog (http://www.nohr669.com/)
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To: mmanager

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


9 posted on 04/23/2009 11:06:47 AM PDT by SJSAMPLE
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To: birddog

I probably wouldn’t have.


10 posted on 04/23/2009 11:07:04 AM PDT by americanophile
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To: mmanager

From 25 yards...in mid-pinch.


11 posted on 04/23/2009 11:08:28 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (FreepMail me if you want on the Bourbon ping list!)
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To: mmanager; Chet 99

....sniff, I love happy endings!


12 posted on 04/23/2009 11:10:49 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: DCBryan1
Darrell Milsap, who lives on Pennsylvania Avenue, told a Post-Dispatch photographer that he saw it all. He said a man was walking his dog on the street when another dog approached his dog and began to sniff it. The man then pulled out a gun and shot the other dog.

"That's just what dogs do, they sniff each other," said Milsap.

13 posted on 04/23/2009 11:14:03 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: birddog
My daughter had her dog on a leash in the park the other day and another dog owner with a pit on a leash was there both dogs sniffed each other out and went on about there business. Very plesent confrontation. I have nothing against the breed, my normal complaint is with the owner. Keep your dog in your yard or on a leash, and pick up the crap.
14 posted on 04/23/2009 11:14:57 AM PDT by DYngbld (I have read the back of the Book and we WIN!!!!)
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To: mmanager

Do you think it’s healthy to get so much pleasure from a dead dog?

I can’t really blame the guy, though. Being approached by any off-leash dog makes me nervous, and it’s even worse when it’s a big one.
I’ve managed to turn a rottweiler around mid-charge, a few german shepherds, and probably millions of chihuahuas.
The only pit I’ve confronted was called off by his owner, otherwise I have no doubt it would have attacked my dog.


15 posted on 04/23/2009 11:20:24 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Militant fecundity personified.)
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To: DJ MacWoW

An unleashed dog vs a leashed dog is actually a toxic combination. The leashed dog may feel threatened (because it is restrained) and growl/bark, whatever, and the pit bull will respond like a pit bull would respond.

KEEP YOUR FREEPIN’ ANIMAL LEASHED AND UNDER CONTROL!


16 posted on 04/23/2009 11:21:17 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

We don’t kill things because of what they might do.


17 posted on 04/23/2009 11:26:02 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Once the pit bull attacks your dog, it may be as good as dead.

There is so much senseless tragedy involving dogs because pigheaded people refuse to comply with leash laws.


18 posted on 04/23/2009 11:34:43 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: DJ MacWoW
We don’t kill things because of what they might do.

Sure we do.

Why do you think wolves are nearly extinct in the lower 48?

Why do you think sane people kill poisonous snakes they find in their yards?

I put pit bulls in the same category. Too dangerous to have around. You keep the dog on your property and I won't do anything about it. You let it out on my property and it is dead. Just that simple.

19 posted on 04/23/2009 11:36:31 AM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: Chet 99; CurlyDave
We are a nation of laws. One cannot go into the street and shoot something because you are afraid of what it might do.

As I pointed out, a witness quoted in the article says that there was no attack as Mr trigger happy claims.

20 posted on 04/23/2009 11:41:35 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW

Does this mean you support MoveOn’s position on preemptive war?


21 posted on 04/23/2009 11:46:50 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Can’t you defend shooting a dog that wasn’t attacking?


22 posted on 04/23/2009 11:51:06 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW

An unleashed dog sniffing a leashed dog is a highly dangerous situation. Maybe the owner of the leashed dog knows his dog is dog aggressive and would try to bite the pit bull. No sense in waiting for that to happen.

Do you by any chance have dogs that you allow to roam?


23 posted on 04/23/2009 11:54:57 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: DJ MacWoW; Chet 99

Pit bulls on the loose, to me are like rattlesnakes....they get shot on the spot. If the owner has a problem with it, then maybe he should have it fenced or on a leash like my dogs. I understand that, unlike a weapon, dogs have a mind of their own and can “go off”. I take responsibility for my potentially dangerous dogs and other people should to.


24 posted on 04/23/2009 11:54:59 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: Chet 99
You said that before. Again, we don't shoot things in a city street because of what they might do. We are a nation of laws.

You are out of luck as I do not own a dog but my gun rights could be jeopardized by nuts who shoots first and thinks about it later.

25 posted on 04/23/2009 11:58:59 AM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DCBryan1
Well you can shoot up city streets while witnesses tell about nothing happening before you "went off"..
26 posted on 04/23/2009 12:00:16 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Thats why I carry a suppressed .22 LR built by Gem-Tech.com.

They don't call it a "hush puppy" for nothing.

NOTE TO ATF AGENTS! YES! I HAVE AN APPROVED FORM 4! (and shooting feral dogs is legal (and highly approved) where I live, esp. loose pit bulls).

27 posted on 04/23/2009 12:05:46 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: DCBryan1

Had nothing to do with what I said.


28 posted on 04/23/2009 12:13:20 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW
Well you can shoot up city streets while witnesses tell about nothing happening before you "went off"..

Why do all of you northerners assume we are "shooting up city streets" and live in cities? Ya'll assume too much, as usual on where we, in the "fly over country" live, and always try to dictate what we can/cant do.

I dare you to come to Arkansas and try to tell some meth-heads down the street to lock up their pit bull. They are wound up tighter than a $2.00 watch and will shoot you first. THAT is why I systematically shoot pitbulls on site, because they are just as feral and dangerous as their meth-head owners.

When owners call the cops down here about "someone shooting their dog", the cop's first question is, "Did the shooter come into your home and shoot your dog?" If not, then they tell you to go get another dog and keep it leashed/fenced next time.

29 posted on 04/23/2009 12:15:10 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: DCBryan1
This dog was shot on a city street. *sigh*

Now this is funny: Why do all of you northerners assume we are "shooting up city streets" and live in cities? Ya'll assume too much, as usual on where we, in the "fly over country" live and I dare you to come to Arkansas and try to tell some meth-heads down the street to lock up their pit bull

Golly! Guess who made the assumptions! I live on an 80 acre farm, not in a city. I have cows down the road. But you keep thinking you're the only one in flyover country with your meth heads down the block. We don't even have blocks. Oh Lord, I'm still laughing!

Have a sunshiny day!

30 posted on 04/23/2009 12:26:34 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: DJ MacWoW
LOL...you too!

Thank goodness you aren't one of THOSE northerners...nothing wrong with ANY farm girl;)

FReegards...

...and still shooting feral animals...esp. pit bulls.

31 posted on 04/23/2009 12:41:58 PM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: mmanager

Why has the Freerepubic Chat Forum turned into an “I Hate Pit Bulls” Forum...anyone??


32 posted on 04/23/2009 1:15:18 PM PDT by scottdeus12 (Jesus is real, whether you believe in Him or not.)
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To: DJ MacWoW
We are a nation of laws. One cannot go into the street and shoot something because you are afraid of what it might do.

You knowledge of the the law is lacking.

If someone else's dog comes onto my property and even appears to be running my pets or livestock, I have the legal right to shoot it. Not only that, I have the right to demand reimbursement for the bullet.

33 posted on 04/23/2009 1:15:54 PM PDT by CurlyDave
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To: DCBryan1

Naw. But coyotes? Yeah. Can’t shoot the bear. Nuts!


34 posted on 04/23/2009 1:20:33 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: CurlyDave

Read the story. The dog was shot on a public street. Witnesses said it did not attack. It wasn’t “running” anything. Read the facts.


35 posted on 04/23/2009 1:22:01 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: scottdeus12

Bored people?


36 posted on 04/23/2009 1:23:04 PM PDT by DJ MacWoW (Make yourselves sheep and the wolves will eat you. Ben Franklin)
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To: birddog
He didn't need to shot it, he needed to shoot it...a nano second a pit goes from sniff to berserk. Bad Breed..
37 posted on 04/23/2009 4:44:18 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Tammy8

If you have hoofed animals, you shoot, shovel and shut up..But it is legal...Had a neighbor that shot a dog that got in his turkey pen and killed them...It cost his insurance company 2000 dollars...Birds are not covered by the laws of Michigan. We buried a stray, no collar, trying to get into the pasture with ours goats and a ewe...Did feel a bit sorry, but you do what you have to do.


38 posted on 04/23/2009 4:49:00 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: CurlyDave

Good answer, some people cannot think past their nose.


39 posted on 04/23/2009 4:52:36 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: birddog

One way to look at it: taking out a pit bull wandering free on a public street before it savages another living thing is like taking out a terrorist before he can detonate a roadside bomb.

It can be argued that breed of dog is too vicious and hair-trigger in temperament to wait until it actually has its vise grip jaws around the throat of another dog. The owner should be fined heavily for not keeping his pit bull from running free on a public street.


40 posted on 04/23/2009 4:56:29 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: scottdeus12

Some of us don’t hate pit bulls any more than we hate rattlesnakes. But we’ll support the killing of one just as readily as the other if it’s in a place where innocent people or other dogs (or cats etc) are at risk.


41 posted on 04/23/2009 5:01:46 PM PDT by behzinlea
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To: DJ MacWoW

Do live in a perfect world where everything goes right 100% of the time!

Apparently there is more to this story!


42 posted on 04/23/2009 5:44:50 PM PDT by Randy Larsen ( BTW, If I offend you! Please let me know, I may want to offend you again!)
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To: Chet 99
There is so much senseless tragedy involving dogs because pigheaded people refuse to comply with leash laws.

That is something we can agree on. Laws concerning loose dogs need to have some teeth- the owner needs to face serious enough consequences for violating things like leash laws that they will either not have dogs or take good care of them.

43 posted on 04/23/2009 6:30:37 PM PDT by Tammy8 (Please Support & pray for our Troops; they serve us every day. Veterans are heroes not terrorists!)
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To: mmanager
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44 posted on 04/23/2009 6:53:04 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: DJ MacWoW
If you live on an 80 acre farm and have cows..how do feel about some stray dog or 2 getting into your pasture and running your cows? Do you call the Sheriff and wait for him to come and get the dog, or do you grab your shotgun and take off to the pasture to dispatch the dogs...I have know people that have cattle, and I know what they have done with that exact situation...Dog off leash threaten you, your dog or your livestock do you just say nice doggy...As far a witness is concerned , I would want to know his/her relationship to the owner of the dead dog...
45 posted on 04/23/2009 7:13:17 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: DJ MacWoW
“bored people” lol that must include you, you bored person....
46 posted on 04/23/2009 7:15:33 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: SJSAMPLE
Even thought I have had 6 children, I might tell someone I am a virgin and they would be dumb enough to believe it..Pits and pit breeds and rottys are dangerous dogs because most people that own them are stupid..
47 posted on 04/23/2009 7:18:07 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: LongElegantLegs

Some just have a perverted pleasure.

I ws bit by a Scottish Terrier while riding my bike. It broke the skin, major.


48 posted on 04/23/2009 7:18:51 PM PDT by Shyla
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

GO HARLEY he is too cute for words..


49 posted on 04/23/2009 7:21:07 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Shyla

Did you kick it across the street? I mean, you own WOLVES, which are far and away more complicated, intelligent and dangerous than a measly pit bull..
You are the earthly manifestation of Diana, I swear.


50 posted on 04/23/2009 7:37:30 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Militant fecundity personified.)
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