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Residents Say They're Terrorized By Pit Bulls
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Posted on 05/01/2009 6:03:45 PM PDT by Chet 99

Residents Say They're Terrorized By Pit Bulls

Posted: 6:16 pm EDT May 1, 2009Updated: 6:33 pm EDT May 1, 2009

SANFORD, Fla. -- Some Sanford homeowners say they're being terrorized by their neighbor's pit bulls. One of the dogs has already attacked a neighbor near Lily Court in Sanford.

Eyewitness News has learned the dogs' owners are not keeping their fence secure. Some of the breaks in the fence are big enough for an adult to easily climb through.

After many calls to animal control, neighbors say they want the fence fixed once and for all.

"Chasing children, attacking children. Chasing people onto their roofs. That can't be happening in a city bottom line," said neighborhood watch coordinator, Wanda Chandler.

Animal Services says a male pit bull attacked a neighbor last fall and that dog was put to sleep. However, since then, the two remaining pit bulls have been picked up by trappers three times.

Neighbors say, the dogs escaped many more times and killed cats, ducks and other small animals.

"My neighbors have told me and the neighborhood watch has said, 'be careful when you're coming down here. These dogs will chase you,'" said neighbor, Pat Doughty.

The dogs' owners were eager to blame everyone else.

"Neighbors say it's a real problem. They're getting out bothering people, killing cats," said WFTV reporter George Spencer.

"No. That's not the problem. The problem is our neighbors won't leave them alone," said the dogs' owner.

But residents say they want nothing more than a secure fence. They worry the dogs get more violent with each escape.

"Well, that's a concern too. Even a grown person can't get away from a pit bull. Let's face it," said Doughty.

The homeowners try to blame the bad fence on their landlord, but that's their aunt. Either way, Animal Services said it is every pet owner's responsibility to keep their animals on their property.

Pet owners are hit with fines that increase every time trappers pick up their pet.


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1 posted on 05/01/2009 6:03:45 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99
The solution.


2 posted on 05/01/2009 6:06:58 PM PDT by skeeter (First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you. Then you win - Mahatma Ghandi)
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To: Chet 99

That’s why you shoot them instead of hiding on your roof.

That probably doesn’t jive with your disposition though.


3 posted on 05/01/2009 6:07:05 PM PDT by TheZMan ("I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.")
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To: Chet 99

A friend had a neighbor with two dogs that would threaten him every time he walked outside. Shotgun made the neighbor ask some questions. The answer was that it was to shoot some dogs. Fence went up fast.


4 posted on 05/01/2009 6:08:46 PM PDT by Klondike
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To: Klondike
LOL It's called being 'proactive'.


5 posted on 05/01/2009 6:15:04 PM PDT by Viking2002 (This tagline for rent.)
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To: Chet 99

The decision of not carrying a gun under these circumstances will bite them in the ass.


6 posted on 05/01/2009 6:17:18 PM PDT by 353FMG
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To: Chet 99

Its better to shoot the dog BEFORE it kills a little kid.


7 posted on 05/01/2009 6:18:24 PM PDT by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Chet 99
"No. That's not the problem. The problem is our neighbors won't leave them alone," said the dogs' owner.

The neck tattoo is a classy touch that says, "I am someone's property"

Looks like a decent working-class neighborhood except for the rundown house with the pit bulls.

8 posted on 05/01/2009 6:22:56 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: Chet 99

They should call trooper Wooton of Waterville, Vermont. He handles things like this:
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2241834/posts

Barring that, I’d say just kill them one way or the other. It’s an old and simple (but proven) solution that can be applied to a multitude of problems that arise in our modern and increasingly complex world.


9 posted on 05/01/2009 6:23:39 PM PDT by RC one
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To: Chet 99

When I lived in Ohio, I had a neighbor who kept several large dogs in a pen. One time one of them got loose and chased me. The stupid cur tried to crawl under the fence around my house and got stuck under the fence.

The damn dog was whining like crazy, and the neighbor wasn’t home. I called the Dog warden in my county to come take care of the problem, He wasn’t home, so I called the Sheriff, and he shot the stupid thing. After the fact, the deputy told me that he wouldn’t have given a rats’ petoot if I shot the sonofabitch myself.


10 posted on 05/01/2009 6:25:45 PM PDT by saluki_in_ohio (Quantum mechanics: The dreams stuff is made of.)
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To: Chet 99

It’s a gun-shoot-dog world.


11 posted on 05/01/2009 6:27:48 PM PDT by Winstons Julia
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To: Chet 99

It’s like crack huh Chet99, you just can’t stop.


12 posted on 05/01/2009 6:29:16 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how.)
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To: Klondike
I have a Glock and a Remington 870 Tactical Shotgun and I don't like Pitbulls even if Caesar Milan thinks they are cute.
13 posted on 05/01/2009 6:34:50 PM PDT by Recon Dad (Marsoc Dad)
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To: Recon Dad

After my beagle was killed by a Pit it’s been shoot on site.


14 posted on 05/01/2009 6:50:39 PM PDT by Sir Beowolf ("We The People")
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To: VaRepublican

The situation in Sanford, FL has the potential to yield beaucoup future pit bull posts from Chet99...Sanford is his seventh heaven!


15 posted on 05/01/2009 6:52:36 PM PDT by Third Person (there's a fine line between clever and stupid.)
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To: skeeter

nice Skeeter,

what is that? I think Taurus has a titanium model, .38 gauge, 5 shot.


16 posted on 05/01/2009 7:06:09 PM PDT by starlight (... On a Roll !!)
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To: Chet 99

I detest government regulation. Dangerous animals however, do require control... No matter the number of horrible incidents - owners of dangerous animals seem to be frequently disengaged from the truth ... well, “he wouldn’t bite anyone...” so the sad story goes for the 100 pound muscular ‘road side bomb on leash’ goes...

I propose - ‘Don’t discriminate’. If a state or community can legislate huge insurance coverages / fees, caging requirements, etc. or even outright forbid ownership for lions, tigers, and other large normally WILD CATS... (that can easily KILL PEOPLE) — then the same type of license fees can be proscribed by law for certain breeds of (what often prove to be by actual police records) just dogs - BIG MUSCULAR DOGS - with the biting power of a mechanized vise.

I love dogs, cats, and most other animals (no I am not a member of PETA and don’t identify with their cause)... I do frequently rescue lost and or abused domestic animals and appreciate the variations in their behavior... BUT THERE IS A LIMIT...

High license fees and strict caging requirements will weed out the casual owner who does not see the sense in fully controlling their ‘pet’

And I am talking THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS to own lions, tigers, pits, and other vicious dog breeds....

And - if you hate me for my opinion — then too bad...


17 posted on 05/01/2009 7:19:30 PM PDT by ICCtheWay
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To: Chet 99

The answer to that type of headache is a lead aspirin.


18 posted on 05/01/2009 7:23:01 PM PDT by antidemoncrat
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To: Chet 99

I sure hope they don’t get into a saucer of antifreeze. Two oz. of that stuff and they will be goners. My friend was working on his car and drained the radiator into a pan, the neighbor’s German Shepard was sipping the stuff, he ran the dog off and he fell dead before he reached home.


19 posted on 05/01/2009 7:23:55 PM PDT by Howie
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To: Chet 99

20 posted on 05/01/2009 7:30:14 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Chet 99

.44 ...


21 posted on 05/01/2009 7:30:36 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: 1COUNTER-MORTER-68
On a prior post I misfired and didn't read one of your posts. I'm sorry and stand corrected.
A dangerous animal has no place around where people live. Pitts make up less than 5% of the dog population of our country yet they account for over 40% of dog attacks on humans and over 70% of K9 homicides. All the “sweet little dogie” stories and pictures can not change these true and factual statistics. Given the true facts my question is quite simple. What does a pitt bull do that another dog wouldn't do? Why own a pitt and not a kinder breed? I see no reason for their continued existence. If someone wants to argue this subject I'm here and would be happy to get into any exchange that is based on truth and fact.
22 posted on 05/01/2009 7:45:08 PM PDT by oldenuff2no (I'm a VET and damn proud of it!!! I did not fight for a socialist America!!!!!!!)
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To: oldenuff2no
Hey,,,

No prob here,,,;0)

Those stats seem to be close to what I have found,,,

2-3% of dogs commit 65% of maulings and K-9 homicides(IIRC).

If you skim my posts you will see what is goin’ on in

my AO...Me~n~Harley ain't been et’up yet!...;0)

23 posted on 05/01/2009 9:02:26 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: starlight

S&W


24 posted on 05/01/2009 9:39:44 PM PDT by skeeter (First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you. Then you win - Mahatma Ghandi)
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To: Chet 99

I would absolutely love to see pics of all of these “pit bulls” that you post about. I’d be willing to bet a good percentage of them aren’t pits or are just mixes. I’ve never seen a person so obsessed like you are.


25 posted on 05/01/2009 10:09:53 PM PDT by PleaseNoMore
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To: Chet 99; Admin Moderator
Quit spamming the "banglist" keyword with your Pit Bull threads.

This is BS.

26 posted on 05/01/2009 11:43:35 PM PDT by SIDENET ("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.")
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To: SIDENET; Admin Moderator

Quit accusing me of pinging your “banglist”. Anyone can enter keywords, not just the topic creator.


27 posted on 05/01/2009 11:55:32 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99
It's your stupid crusade.

Who the hell else is entering the keyword?

28 posted on 05/02/2009 12:12:52 AM PDT by SIDENET ("You knew the job was dangerous when you took it, Fred.")
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To: Chet 99

"Chasing people onto their roofs." That's funny. As long as it's not me.

29 posted on 05/02/2009 1:03:12 AM PDT by Daaave ("Fiery the Angels fell,")
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To: Daaave

Wow! I saw that pic and had to glance over at my nightstand to make sure my “go-to” piece is still there, it is almost identical!

It is too heavy and loud for MY morning dog walks, though.


30 posted on 05/02/2009 2:26:32 AM PDT by Howie
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To: Chet 99
"The problem is our neighbors won't leave them alone," said the dogs' owner."

LOL! Yep. That's my problem. Whenever I see a Pittie I just can't resist antagonizing it 'till it attacks. Fun! All kidding aside, you catch more flys with honey. Looks more like a fence problem than a dog problem. Seemed quite well behaved on camera, but they're probably "field biters." Neighbors could offer to help repair the fence. Improve the looks of the neighborhood. Win-win for everybody.
31 posted on 05/02/2009 5:09:47 AM PDT by PowderMonkey (Will Work for Ammo)
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To: Daaave
"Chasing people onto their roofs." That's funny. As long as it's not me.

I had a pit that was quite adept at climbing ladders. But he only did it so he could go down the slide at the park.

32 posted on 05/02/2009 9:26:19 AM PDT by gundog
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To: skeeter

Exactly.


33 posted on 05/02/2009 9:27:43 AM PDT by Ladysmith (The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money - M. Thatcher)
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To: SIDENET

Ask the moderator. Anyone can add keywords.


34 posted on 05/02/2009 9:30:48 AM PDT by Ladysmith (The trouble with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money - M. Thatcher)
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To: oldenuff2no

Can I ask where you got your true and factual statistics?


35 posted on 05/03/2009 1:51:42 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: Sir Beowolf

Sorry to hear that. I own a beagle and have loved dogs my whole life.
Pit bulls, though: I don’t consider them to be “dogs” any more than wolves are. On our walks, I carry a .45 to protect against predators.


36 posted on 05/03/2009 1:56:10 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (You have enemies? Good. That means you've stood up for something, sometime in your life.)
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To: JoeProBono

as they say in the south...”that there picture is as wrong as two boys in the horizontal position”.


37 posted on 05/04/2009 11:07:08 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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To: DCBryan1

;-}


38 posted on 05/04/2009 11:09:58 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Chet 99; SIDENET
Anyone can enter keywords, not just the topic creator.

Apparently so....

39 posted on 05/04/2009 11:40:15 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (Arm Pilots&Teachers. Build the Wall. Export Illegals. Profile Muslims. Execute child molesters RFN!)
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