Skip to comments.St. Louis man shot and killed pit bull
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at stltoday.com ...
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.
That’s the pitts.
Are you Chet99-approved to post Pit Bull stories?
“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
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?
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.
shot = shoot....
I have been told, repeatedly, that attacks like this are rare.
I probably wouldn’t have.
From 25 yards...in mid-pinch.
....sniff, I love happy endings!
"That's just what dogs do, they sniff each other," said Milsap.
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.
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!
We don’t kill things because of what they might do.
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.
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.
As I pointed out, a witness quoted in the article says that there was no attack as Mr trigger happy claims.
Does this mean you support MoveOn’s position on preemptive war?
Can’t you defend shooting a dog that wasn’t attacking?
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?
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.
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.
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).
Had nothing to do with what I said.
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.
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!
Thank goodness you aren't one of THOSE northerners...nothing wrong with ANY farm girl;)
...and still shooting feral animals...esp. pit bulls.
Why has the Freerepubic Chat Forum turned into an “I Hate Pit Bulls” Forum...anyone??
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.
Naw. But coyotes? Yeah. Can’t shoot the bear. Nuts!
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.
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.
Good answer, some people cannot think past their nose.
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.
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.
Do live in a perfect world where everything goes right 100% of the time!
Apparently there is more to this story!
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.
Some just have a perverted pleasure.
I ws bit by a Scottish Terrier while riding my bike. It broke the skin, major.
GO HARLEY he is too cute for words..
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.
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