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Judge orders dogs put down after attack on woman
Newswatch50 ^

Posted on 04/30/2009 6:27:47 PM PDT by Chet 99

The court ordered resolution to a dog attack complaint earlier in the month in Theresa has left the people on both sides with mixed emotions.

Thursday, both the victim and the dog owners expressed feelings of sadness for each other.

On the afternoon of April 19th 70-year-old Linda Wilcox of 109 Commercial Street, Theresa was walking in front of the Riverside Avenue residence of Mary Cook when she was attacked by three pit bull terriers.

The dogs, two female adults and a 4-month-old female puppy, owned by Ms. Cook and her daughter, knocked Mrs. Wilcox to the ground and inflicted several painful, bloody bites.

A passerby came to Mrs. Wilcox’s aid, chased the dogs away and called for help. The man told Mrs. Wilcox they same dogs had attacked him a short time earlier.

Tuesday the two sides met in Town of Theresa Court where Judge George Rollinson ordered the animals to be destroyed. Ms. Cook has until Tuesday, May 5th to comply with the order.

Cook said she is resigned to the impending loss of her pets, but feels the judge’s decision was extreme.

“These pit bulls are really nice dogs…they’re just like my kids,” said Ms. Cook. “Now they’re putting my dogs to sleep and I don’t think that’s right.”

Ms. Cook also regrets the pain suffered by Mrs. Wilcox.

“I feel sorry for her,” said Cook.

Mrs. Wilcox told NewsWatch50 she is sad for Ms. Cook and her family.

“I feel bad that they’ve got to put these pets away, and I realize they’re pets, but that kind of dog shouldn’t be a pet,” said Wilcox. “I feel bad for them because I know they are attached to these animals.”


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Buh bye..


1 posted on 04/30/2009 6:27:47 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

If that is a picture of one of the actual dogs, the owners sure didn’t take good care of them...look at the nails, they haven’t been clipped in months....that dog would have had a hard time even walking on linoleum in a house..


2 posted on 04/30/2009 6:34:27 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Chet 99

Dang, when was the last time that dog had its nails clipped?


3 posted on 04/30/2009 6:35:47 PM PDT by FortWorthPatriot (Unions are great, providing you are too weak or too stupid to stay employed by your own merit.)
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To: Chet 99
Cook said she is resigned to the impending loss of her pets, but feels the judge’s decision was extreme.

“These pit bulls are really nice dogs…they’re just like my kids,” said Ms. Cook. “Now they’re putting my dogs to sleep and I don’t think that’s right.”

That woman needs to be slapped.

4 posted on 04/30/2009 6:37:41 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (not restricting a freedom, but punishing those who abuse their freedom to the detriment of others.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Legs, boy have you said a mouthful there. They are nice dogs??? Hey stupid, they just tried to kill and eat a woman!!!


5 posted on 04/30/2009 6:41:56 PM PDT by DeLaine
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To: Chet 99; LongElegantLegs

Ecce Knucklehead.

6 posted on 04/30/2009 6:45:54 PM PDT by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Chet 99

What bothers me about these stories is they seldom include any punishment for the owner of dogs that attack people. I have no problem with dogs that attack people being put down; yet behind every vicious dog is a neglectful owner and the owners need to be punished. This owner had no business letting these animals out when not on a leash. The owner did not teach them manners and other important training that she was responsible to do as an owner. If the pictures in this thread are of those dogs then she negleted them as to their general care also.

This owner did not learn a thing, I base that on her stupid statement about her being upset about the dogs being put down. If owners of vicious dog OF ANY BREED are not held accountable then people like this woman will simply get more dogs to neglect and the problem will not be solved.


7 posted on 04/30/2009 7:12:02 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: Chet 99
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8 posted on 04/30/2009 7:16:08 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: Chet 99

9 posted on 04/30/2009 7:18:40 PM PDT by BobbyT
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To: DeLaine

I can’t figure out what kind of delusional personality you’d have to have to know your dog chased down and attacked someone, and then go around telling people ‘it was like my child’.

Makes you wonder what her kids are like.


10 posted on 04/30/2009 7:22:15 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (not restricting a freedom, but punishing those who abuse their freedom to the detriment of others.)
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To: BobbyT

Anyone who watches Dog Whisperer knows that guy. lol


11 posted on 04/30/2009 7:43:12 PM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: LongElegantLegs; DeLaine

I may have missed something (I only read what was posted) but it doesn’t appear the dogs chased her down and attacked her and I don’t think the dogs were trying to eat her. It was really a poorly written story, I can’t tell what happened. I agree with the judges decision to euthanize the dogs, but I’m not sure what happened. Were the dogs loose in the owners front yard? Did they escape from an enclosure?


12 posted on 04/30/2009 7:47:45 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: Chet 99; familyop; goat granny; Eaker

~~~Update~~~

Looks like thugs run TWO pit-puppy-mills!!!

I saw thug-bud bring 100lbs. of food,,,50lbs. went in

thug-truck and hauled off to,,,?

That’s how they play “hide the dawgs” and

“hide the crack-dealer.”...;0)


13 posted on 04/30/2009 7:51:21 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: brytlea

The woman was walking in front of the owners house when she was attacked; The man who chased them off said that he had been attacked earlier by the same dogs.
I’m guessing a faulty enclosure, but the report doesn’t say.

I doubt the dogs were trying to literally eat her, but they knocked her down and were chewing on her head. They obviously weren’t serious about their attacks if they were dissuaded so easily, they were probably just having fun, since ‘Mom’ couldn’t provide them with anything else to do.

I hope the owner realizes that everything here, including the death of that poor puppy, is all her fault.


14 posted on 04/30/2009 7:54:50 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (not restricting a freedom, but punishing those who abuse their freedom to the detriment of others.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

I agree with what you’re saying. I would just like better article writing. Did the owner know the dogs attacked the other person the same day?


15 posted on 04/30/2009 8:00:40 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

OK, a bite is a bite, but looking at the pictures on the site with the article, they were not serious bites (and they don’t look like typical pit bull mauling bites either). Perhaps the attack was stopped very quickly, I don’t know, but the woman is lucky, she doesn’t seem to have any serious injury.


16 posted on 04/30/2009 8:06:48 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

She was lucky...And if this was another breed, perhaps they’d have been given a pass.

Still, I think the judge made the right decision. Hopefully this woman will choose an easier breed next time.


17 posted on 04/30/2009 8:32:00 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (not restricting a freedom, but punishing those who abuse their freedom to the detriment of others.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

>Cook said she is resigned to the impending loss of her pets, but feels the judge’s decision was extreme.<

Uh, sorry lady, but you better be darned glad you’re just losing those dogs and not being charged with assault.

Fool, those dogs are dying because you are an idiot who shouldn’t be allowed to own a goldfish, much less a pack of dogs.


18 posted on 04/30/2009 8:58:50 PM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: brytlea

They may not have tried to “eat” her exactly, but that’s what I call it when they attack and try to bring down a human being. Sorry if this offends you, but that’s the way it is.


19 posted on 04/30/2009 9:05:47 PM PDT by DeLaine
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To: Darnright; DeLaine

Some folks don’t care if they stomp on the rights of others!

Check my posts,,,

On a happy note,,,:

In South Bossier the owners were Mauled...


20 posted on 04/30/2009 9:20:19 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68

Oh Oh, he sure does look like a vicious hunk of fur....Hows he doing? Love the smile. Damn its too bad you have to live in that neighborhood.. But between you and your wife (who I would not want to tangle with :O) ) You got things under control...


21 posted on 04/30/2009 10:28:29 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: DeLaine
Yep....With some pit owners, they parse every word just like a Clinton...I sure understand what you were saying..
22 posted on 04/30/2009 10:33:50 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny; brytlea

News flash...Brytlea doesn’t own pits.


23 posted on 04/30/2009 11:09:52 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (not restricting a freedom, but punishing those who abuse their freedom to the detriment of others.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

I never said she did.......thats your personal interpretation..


24 posted on 04/30/2009 11:20:12 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

Win anyway you can, I guess.


25 posted on 04/30/2009 11:51:42 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (not restricting a freedom, but punishing those who abuse their freedom to the detriment of others.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Certainly if it had been a different breed it wouldn’t have been a news story. On the other hand ALL dog owners need to be responsible and keep their dogs properly confined.


26 posted on 05/01/2009 4:43:18 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: DeLaine

Never said I was offended. I simply pointed out that you were not really correct in what you said. From the wounds it doesn’t even appear that they intended to kill her.


27 posted on 05/01/2009 4:45:30 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: goat granny

What pit owners are you referring to?


28 posted on 05/01/2009 4:46:19 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: LongElegantLegs

Thank you.


29 posted on 05/01/2009 4:46:45 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: goat granny

So then, again, what pit owners were you referring to, in reference to someone’s post TO ME?


30 posted on 05/01/2009 4:47:18 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

Excuse me, but when pit bulls attack, they don’t usually just stop as in “ok, I’m done bloodying you now”


31 posted on 05/01/2009 4:55:15 AM PDT by DeLaine
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To: DeLaine

Your level of expertise in dogs would be....? Did you look at the wounds suffered in this case? They are in the slide show. Either this attack was stopped as it began or the dog(s) (from the wounds they show it is not clear to me that more than one dog bit this woman) were not intending to *kill* her. However, maybe you have more dog expertise, so I’m quite interested in what you have to say.


32 posted on 05/01/2009 5:10:06 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: LongElegantLegs
And if this was another breed, perhaps they’d have been given a pass.

This is why I can't stand "breed specific" legislation. I don't care if you've got a poodle, pomeranian, or pit bull - if it attacks someone unprovoked (e.g. defending a homeowner from an intruder), it should be DRT. With all of the good-tempered dogs being put down in shelters daily, there is no excuse to keep a vicious one as a pet.

33 posted on 05/01/2009 5:21:52 AM PDT by gieriscm (07 FFL / 02 SOT - www.extremefirepower.com)
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To: brytlea

However, I am not interested in offering any information to you
Goodbye


34 posted on 05/01/2009 5:35:33 AM PDT by DeLaine
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To: DeLaine

LOl that’s what I figured. You are just popping off based on what the media writes. Thank you for clarifying that.


35 posted on 05/01/2009 5:40:12 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: gieriscm

Which of course is logical, so it’s not what people want to do! ;)
I put a golden to sleep once for biting me. FWIW she was actually attacking another dog, and I got in the middle. But i had small kids at the time and I just couldn’t take the chance that they would get bitten.


36 posted on 05/01/2009 5:41:50 AM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

Whatever you think.


37 posted on 05/01/2009 9:14:25 AM PDT by DeLaine
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To: brytlea
I may have missed something (I only read what was posted)

You Wrote;

but it doesn't’t appear the dogs chased her down and attacked her and I don’t think the dogs were trying to eat her. It was really a poorly written story, I can’t tell what happened. I agree with the judges decision to euthanize the dogs, but I’m not sure what happened. Were the dogs loose in the owners front yard? Did they escape from an enclosure?

Parsing words “I don't think the dogs were trying to eat her”
“It doesn't appear the dogs chased her down and attacked her”
I don't know you, I don't know if you own dogs and you may be the sweetest person in the world, but you seem to take offense at anothers wording and had to inform them. I think everyone that read the story understand and don't have to have more information to determine the dogs are vicious. But I agree with you on one thing, the dogs needed to be put down.

38 posted on 05/01/2009 11:44:17 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

I didn’t take any offense (not sure why anyone thinks someone has to be offended to desire an accurate accounting of things). parsing words? No, desiring accuracy. Nothing more. I have seen you on these threads and you (along with a very vocal, small contingent) have a real anger going about pit bulls. I don’t know why, and honestly I don’t care (when asked people just get very huffy and refuse to tell me what expertise they have on the topic). But, if folks are going to expound an opinion, the rest of us deserve to know why we should take it with more than a grain of salt.
This particular article shouldn’t terrify anyone about any particular breed. The wounds were no more than you would get with many other breeds, so other than the fact that it appears the dogs attacked for no reason (while on or very near their own property—it is not clear how they were able to get to the woman from the article—were they at large or were they improperly contained?), there’s not much to the story. Of course, anyone who hates pit bulls will file this in the crazy pit bull file, while if it had been any other breed of dog, it would probably not have made the papers, much less FR.
And, you never did tell me why you posted TO ME about people and who have pit bulls. I do not have pits, I have golden retrievers.
Once more. Accuracy. That was my goal. What’s yours?


39 posted on 05/01/2009 1:54:46 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea
My last rescue dog is possibility part pit (per the vet) I have no vendetta against them...But also I am not deaf, dumb and blind to their potential to become violent at the drop of a hat..Some pit owners wouldn't even admit that...that attitude is my problem. Plus the vendetta against Chets posting...I don't know Chet, but he has the right to post within the guide lines of Free Republic without being harassed by those owners of this breed and their fanaticism about the posts.. Even after being informed by the moderator about his articles not being spam, some just cannot help themselves asking others to continue hitting the abuse button..Those are the fanatic's
40 posted on 05/01/2009 2:13:29 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

Thank you for giving me that info. As far as Chet goes, I don’t care what he posts. I don’t know why he likes to post anti pit bull posts, but hey, I like to respond to threads about mandatory spay/neuter laws when they come up. We all have things that interest us.
I just don’t like hysteria, which generally abounds in these threads. Most people don’t know much about pits (except what they see in the media—the same media they decry for virtually every other thing it writes about).
These particular dogs (or at least the one that bit—I haven’t seen a good account of what actually happened, it didn’t look like multiple dog bites from the photos, but I can’t say) should be euthanized. There is a fairly simple solution to bad dogs. Get rid of them and make the owner responsible. This won’t stop all dog attacks (only PETA and HSUS have the solution to that and none of of like their solution).


41 posted on 05/01/2009 2:23:59 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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To: brytlea

I cannot disagree with anything you wrote...Thank you for your rational response...some I get on Pit Bull posts are just name calling.Have a great day.....:O)


42 posted on 05/01/2009 2:39:56 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: goat granny

Ditto!


43 posted on 05/01/2009 2:41:53 PM PDT by brytlea (Jesus loves me, this I know.)
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