Skip to comments.Residents Say They're Terrorized By Pit Bulls
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.
That’s why you shoot them instead of hiding on your roof.
That probably doesn’t jive with your disposition though.
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.
The decision of not carrying a gun under these circumstances will bite them in the ass.
Its better to shoot the dog BEFORE it kills a little kid.
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.
They should call trooper Wooton of Waterville, Vermont. He handles things like this:
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.
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.
It’s a gun-shoot-dog world.
It’s like crack huh Chet99, you just can’t stop.
After my beagle was killed by a Pit it’s been shoot on site.
The situation in Sanford, FL has the potential to yield beaucoup future pit bull posts from Chet99...Sanford is his seventh heaven!
what is that? I think Taurus has a titanium model, .38 gauge, 5 shot.
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...
The answer to that type of headache is a lead aspirin.
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.
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