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Pitbull attacks owner 24 hours after adoption
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Posted on 06/18/2009 9:12:11 PM PDT by Chet 99

Pitbull attacks owner 24 hours after adoption

Posted: Jun 18, 2009 4:31 PM PDT

Updated: Jun 18, 2009 8:52 PM PDT

COEUR D'ALENE -- A pitbull adopted from the Kootenai Humane Society attacked its new owner a day after it was adopted and then got away when police tried to corral the animal.

During the attack the victim, Kip Legaard, called 9-1-1 and when police officers arrived and tried to taser the dog it ran away. Legaard, who lost nearly two pints of blood in the attack is now angry because he had been told by the Humane Society the pit bull could be a family dog.

Kip Legaard adopted the pitbull named Mojo on Friday. He says the humane society told him the dog was nice.

"The lady's like he's so sweet, so sweet, so sweet," Kip said.

On Saturday Kip says that out of nowhere the dog suddenly lunged at him.

"All of a sudden BOOM the dog had my arm," he said. "It felt like someone put my arm in a hydraulic press."

Legaard's arm was bleeding and then the dog attacked again. He managed to free himself and run inside into the bathroom. Bleeding from his wounds Legaard called 9-1-1 and then waited until the dog went downstairs before he bolted from his house into a waiting ambulance.

"The dog followed me out to the ambulance ... the guys are like run, run," he said.

Now, as his wounds heal Legaard still can't believe what happened and he can't believe the Kootenai Humane Society let someone adopt that dog.

"I think they should do way more assessment on the animals behavior before they adopt it out," Kip said.

Eric Hess is the behavioral specialist for the Kootenai Humane Society and he did assess Mojo prior to adoption. Hess says the behavior assessment is 15 pages long and the pitbull passed it.

Before any dog goes out Hess analyzes the dog, how do they act when they're fed, when they're played with, walked, how do they react to children and how do they react to strangers. Mojo passed every scenario Hess threw at him.

"If I wasn't confident in adopting the dog out he wouldn't have passed his behavioral analysis in the beginning," Hess said.

Hess added that Legaard did lie on his application form to adopt the dog. Legaard said he didn't have other dogs in the house when in fact he does. Those other animals, the Humane Society says, could've triggered the attack.

Mojo, meanwhile, remains on the loose.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: dogofpeace; jawsdintlock; maul; methlabrador; pitbull
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1 posted on 06/18/2009 9:12:12 PM PDT by Chet 99
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2 posted on 06/18/2009 9:12:38 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

Owner’s fault. :P


3 posted on 06/18/2009 9:12:55 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Chet 99
Hess says the behavior assessment is 15 pages long and the pitbull passed it.

The bulldog is smarter than Mr. Hess...

4 posted on 06/18/2009 9:15:02 PM PDT by John123 (Turn on your teleprompter Obama and read your lips... "No New Taxes!!")
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To: John123

Sorry... pitbull not bulldog...


5 posted on 06/18/2009 9:15:39 PM PDT by John123 (Turn on your teleprompter Obama and read your lips... "No New Taxes!!")
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To: Darkwolf377

“... after adoption.”

Maybe they just want to fed?


6 posted on 06/18/2009 9:16:37 PM PDT by This_far
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To: Chet 99

I guess that this guy doesn’t monitor FreeRepublic for the pit bull stories.


7 posted on 06/18/2009 9:18:51 PM PDT by Mark (Don't argue with my posts. I typed while under sniper fire..)
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To: Chet 99
Mojo should have been named Cujo.
8 posted on 06/18/2009 9:20:04 PM PDT by PeanutbutterandJellybean
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To: Chet 99

Sorry, but just get the feeling the dog was provoked somehow. Hope Mojo gets a good home.


9 posted on 06/18/2009 9:20:22 PM PDT by Blogger
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To: Chet 99

This would be “mojos” first and last lesson in pack hierarchy if it was me.


10 posted on 06/18/2009 9:21:28 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Oh look....another sweet “Pittbull mauls someone” story. All these dogs should be killed. They are trash.


11 posted on 06/18/2009 9:22:58 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: This_far
Maybe they just want to fed?

no..they don't want to be fed..they want to hunt and kill..oh..sorry..saw that in Jurassic Park..

12 posted on 06/18/2009 9:23:00 PM PDT by BerniesFriend (no no..arrrrwwwhhh..as in surprise..)
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To: Chet 99

The fellow did lie on his app. Pit bulls aren’t to be taken lightly.


13 posted on 06/18/2009 9:23:16 PM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: my small voice

Last darned thing I would do is run away.


14 posted on 06/18/2009 9:24:21 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Chet 99

A long time ago, when America was a much saner, common-sense place, this breed would have simply vanished without even making the front page of the newspapers.

Even suggesting such a thing today is considered some sort of hate crime.

Poor pit bulls. There’s so much discrimination against them. They’re just mis-understood, you know? Someone ought to write some legislation to protect them.


15 posted on 06/18/2009 9:26:44 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: Chet 99


"Does your dog bite?"
16 posted on 06/18/2009 9:26:59 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Whey arr yoo pooking foon?


17 posted on 06/18/2009 9:29:20 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: mylife

Well, if you do you look like a freaking scared animal that these wild animals want to pounce on and kill!


18 posted on 06/18/2009 9:29:50 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: my small voice

Heyup


19 posted on 06/18/2009 9:30:30 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Chet 99

I thought this was about Rachel Maddow.


20 posted on 06/18/2009 9:33:40 PM PDT by exist
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To: PetroniusMaximus
"But that's a priceless Steinway!"

"Not anymore."

21 posted on 06/18/2009 9:39:38 PM PDT by Lizavetta (Politicians: When they're not lying, they're stealing.)
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To: Chet 99
Kip Legaard adopted the pitbull named Mojo on Friday. He says the humane society told him the dog was nice.

Perhaps the Humane Society forgot to tell him the dog's first name was 'Bad'.

22 posted on 06/18/2009 9:40:37 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Gitmo detainees to Alcatraz!)
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To: exist

I got my Mojo working. Whoops! I mean I got my Mojo working me over!

Tough guys who want tough dogs........TOUGH!!


23 posted on 06/18/2009 9:44:37 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: lilylangtree
When I worked at the shelter we went out did a house check before & after the adoption. We had to talk to the person's vet or the one they planned to use. They had to give references & if they didn't own the house the landlord had to give a letter stating he was willing to allow dogs.

It used to be so easy to adopt and now it is much harder. I am not afraid of dogs but some of the dogs I dealt with were not adoptable. They were just too far abused IMHO. I had more bites from cats then dogs when I worked there. IMO cat bites hurt more. I love cats but I liked working with dogs much more.

24 posted on 06/18/2009 9:45:19 PM PDT by pandoraou812 (elected officials should be required to pass drug, alcohol & dementia testing)
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To: VeniVidiVici

I had a friend that had a brindle pit.

He was a pretty good dog but he was an inch away from being out of control. I never trusted that dog.

That sumbitch ate my leather jacket! Ripped the zippers right out!

Miserable mutt.


25 posted on 06/18/2009 9:46:05 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Chet 99

The Humane Society had a perfect opportunity to put the dog down so it could not be adopted yet it allowed this crazy man eating beast on the public.

I do not believe that pit bulls have any use in our society and cause great damage.


26 posted on 06/18/2009 9:47:10 PM PDT by Mary Kate Danaher (There's always a rainbow)
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To: Windflier

A long time ago, when America was a much saner, common-sense place, this type(not breed) flourished.


27 posted on 06/18/2009 9:48:04 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Oh, pipe down, Cecilia!)
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To: outhousepatrol

“Kip Legaard, called 9-1-1” Oh, it was almost KIP LEG OFF!


28 posted on 06/18/2009 9:48:10 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: Chet 99

We need a dog czar.


29 posted on 06/18/2009 9:49:00 PM PDT by Sgt_Schultze (Si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: Blogger

Who can know, or even imagine or suspect, what might “provoke” a dog of that breed?


30 posted on 06/18/2009 9:49:18 PM PDT by Elsiejay
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To: Mark

My first thought too. : )

Bad Mojo he just wanted to establish the Alpha Male in the house. /sarc


31 posted on 06/18/2009 9:52:24 PM PDT by Global2010 (Noli Perturbati)
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To: PetroniusMaximus
Does your dog bite___No... dog bites __I thought you said your dog doesn't bit.....thats not my dog...

Funniest line in the movie (I think it was a movie)

32 posted on 06/18/2009 9:55:24 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: outhousepatrol

Speaking of leg off...

Pits are all mouth and neck.

I bet they dont lunge so well if you break their legs(in an attack).
I am not condoning animal abuse, but I dont condone being killed either.

I have a lab. He is a big puss. He does however have a big bark.
Thats all I require of a dog. I can protect myself.

In fact, part of the problem here is that people raise animals to be dominant.

NEVER let an animal be the alpha in your home.


33 posted on 06/18/2009 9:57:47 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Chet 99
It's always funny to read armchair judges--of course, YOU wouldn't have run, YOU have the perfect reaction in every situation! This guy ran--so he deserves what he gets!

When will we learn that these vicious animals are an element contributing to this society of crudity we all claim to hate? No, ban some four-letter-word-spouting TV show and everything will be fine, but discourage the buying of vicious killing things because "It's mah right!"? P'shaw!

34 posted on 06/18/2009 10:00:34 PM PDT by Darkwolf377
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To: Chet 99
“Kip Legaard adopted the pitbull named Mojo on Friday. He says the humane society told him the dog was nice. “
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And the dumbass took their word for it ?!?!?!?

Better him bitten than some kid killed,,,Idiot!!!

35 posted on 06/18/2009 10:02:33 PM PDT by 1COUNTER-MORTER-68 (THROWING ANOTHER BULLET-RIDDLED TV IN THE PILE OUT BACK~~~~~)
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To: goat granny

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXn2QVipK2o


36 posted on 06/18/2009 10:05:51 PM PDT by PetroniusMaximus
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To: pandoraou812
I got bit by a feral cat that took up residence in my garage one winter...so much junk in the garage I couldn't catch it...but I let my dog out through the garage..The cat sure did look sickly.

First thing I did was put out some milk for it, to see if it would drink (rabid animals won't drink) after several days of putting out food, I could get close enough to grab it....It sunk its teeth into my index finger and wouldn't let go until I dumped it into a waiting box...

I took it to a county shelter 10 miles away and told them what happened. My finger was still bleeding and had swollen to twice its size.

A couple of hours later I got a call from the health department and told to see my doctor within 72 hours...they would keep the cat for 10 days to check for rabies.

the next day I got an appointment with the doctor and half of my hand was swollen...(one good thing is that temporarily the wrinkles disappeared)

According to the doctor cat bites are the nasty because their needle sharp teeth can go to the bone and end up with bone infections...

The health department followed up on the bite to make sure I had been to the doctor etc. They euthanized the cat after 10 days and sent the head to Lansing, Michigan..

I was notified by the Public Health Dept there was no rabies...In the county I live in we have rabies outbreaks periodically..

37 posted on 06/18/2009 10:11:09 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Chet 99

LOL


38 posted on 06/18/2009 10:21:38 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: PetroniusMaximus

Thanks for the link....Peter Sellers in one of his best roles...LOL


39 posted on 06/18/2009 10:29:29 PM PDT by goat granny
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To: Chet 99
Ban everything.

Obama, save us.

40 posted on 06/18/2009 10:33:53 PM PDT by SIDENET ("Join me or die. Can you do any less?" -Mr. Sparkle)
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To: Blogger

Me too.

Maybe Mr “I don’t have any other dogs” was wanting something with a little more “thug appeal”.


41 posted on 06/18/2009 10:34:21 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: mylife; shibumi
This adorable little bundle of joy has eaten more leather jackets, DVDs, computer parts and software, audio/video cables and assorted other valuables than I care to think about.

Maybe she's a Portuguese Pit Podengo Medio.

42 posted on 06/18/2009 10:39:48 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: Salamander

Looks like a kangaroo.


43 posted on 06/18/2009 10:53:21 PM PDT by Anima Mundi
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To: Salamander

Looks like a kangaroo.


44 posted on 06/18/2009 10:53:21 PM PDT by Anima Mundi
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To: Anima Mundi
Well, that ~would~ explain how an 18 inch dog can jump 6 feet straight up.....:)


45 posted on 06/18/2009 11:12:49 PM PDT by Salamander (Cursed with Second Sight.)
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To: Windflier
I have had mutts, a Sheltie, and a Maltese. No problems. The Sheltie was a little high strung though. It always tried to herd up the neighborhood kids.
46 posted on 06/18/2009 11:20:28 PM PDT by aliquando (A Scout is T, L, H, F, C, K, O, C, T, B, C, and R.)
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To: Chet 99

I’m a huge animal lover but I have to say this... that “breed” needs to be exterminated. They are dangerous, unpredictable and their jaws are lethal.


47 posted on 06/18/2009 11:20:55 PM PDT by mojitojoe (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Windflier

They are banned in Miami. I believe first they required a large insurance policy to own one, then a couple of years later they were banned.

http://www.browardpalmbeach.com/2009-05-21/news/pit-bulls-banned-in-miami-find-refuge-in-broward-and-palm-beach-counties/


48 posted on 06/18/2009 11:23:13 PM PDT by mojitojoe (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: Chet 99

When I was a kid, we had a terrific dog who was half border collie and half standard chihuahua (he looked like a short-legged border collie). We had him from the day he was born so I know he was never abused... and he would go freakin’ INSANE if a man with a hat came on the property. God knows what he thought the hat was. I’m just glad he wasn’t a pit bull.


49 posted on 06/18/2009 11:45:06 PM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert (Psssssst! ... PETRAEUS IN 2012 .... Pass it on!)
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To: Chet 99
Moderator, why do we constantly have these stupid pitbull posts on the Freerepublic? It is getting a little tiresome to see these stories day after day, hour after hour. They seem to suggest that if we had more government regulations it would solve the pitbull problem and then we could move on so more government would have more time to regulate our lives.
50 posted on 06/18/2009 11:53:38 PM PDT by jonrick46 (The Obama Administration is a blueprint for Fabian Socialism.)
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