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Pit Bull Attacks Two German Shepherd Dogs In Unadilla Township
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Posted on 04/18/2010 9:57:58 PM PDT by Chet 99

Pit Bull Attacks Two German Shepherd Dogs In Unadilla Township

April 17, 2010

4/17/10 - A Pit Bull was seized by Livingston County Animal Control after attacking two German Shepherd dogs. On Thursday at 10:50 a.m., Unadilla Township Police were called out to an East Trebesh Drive home in response to a dog attack. A man reported that his neighbor’s Pit Bull managed to get out of its fenced-in yard and attacked his two German Shepherds. One received life-threatening injuries to his neck while the second also had serious injuries. Due to the vicious nature of the attack, and the fact that the Pit Bull didn’t have a license or its vaccination shots, it was seized by Animal Control. Police are seeking charges against the 19-year-old owner for failing to control a vicious dog, and a report has been submitted to the Livingston County Prosecutor's office for review and possible charges. (JM)


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1 posted on 04/18/2010 9:57:58 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99
Chet, I am tempted to say that I am tired of your constant pit bull attack posts, and yet, I am grateful also. I had no idea pit bulls were so aggressive and impossible to control.

One thing I have learned. If I ever have to live near someone who keeps pit bulls, I will certainly purchase a Mossburg and keep it loaded and close to hand.

Open question to all FReepers: Is there a breed of dog that can actually deal with an agressive pit bull attack? I am thinking Irish Wolf Hound or Rhodesian Ridgeback, but they are so huge and expensive to maintain.

2 posted on 04/18/2010 10:10:55 PM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (President Zero, walking in the footsteps of Hugo Chavez)
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To: Chet 99

Dapple Dachshund and sedate pit.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bli-3_tVU2M


3 posted on 04/18/2010 10:15:23 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons
I had no idea pit bulls were so aggressive and impossible to control.

That's because it isn't true.

Is there a breed of dog that can actually deal with an agressive pit bull attack?

My Wolf/Malamute/Shepherd ate more than one dog- including a pit bull. The pit bull didn't even tear him up that bad. (though a Rot did, as did other Malamute/Huskies).


4 posted on 04/18/2010 10:32:26 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: Bronzy

I should have added that when a dog yawns it means submission. The pit yawns.


5 posted on 04/18/2010 10:34:48 PM PDT by Bronzy
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons
Open question to all FReepers: Is there a breed of dog that can actually deal with an agressive pit bull attack?

Another pit bull...

6 posted on 04/18/2010 10:46:03 PM PDT by LongElegantLegs ( I have nothing better to do than sit around all night watching a lunatic not turn into a werewolf.)
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To: Bronzy

Dachshunds are either absolutely fearless or incredibly stupid. What other critter goes down a badger hole to face off a badger in its’ own den?


7 posted on 04/18/2010 11:11:40 PM PDT by GunsAndBibles (God save Calif. - 'cause it's gonna take a miracle.)
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To: GunsAndBibles

A dachshund once bit me in the ankle, when I was going door-to-door with campaign canvassing. It didn’t hurt, but the owner ticked me off.

And I would support legislation requiring all pit bulls to be killed or sterilized.


8 posted on 04/18/2010 11:16:12 PM PDT by unspun (PRAY & WORK FOR FREEDOM - investigatingobama.blogspot.com)
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To: Chet 99
Chet 99?
9 posted on 04/18/2010 11:18:52 PM PDT by KDD (When the government boot is on your neck, it matters not whether it is the right boot or the left.)
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To: roamer_1; ARepublicanForAllReasons

And I guess this proves that lions aren’t so aggressive and imposible to control:

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


10 posted on 04/18/2010 11:22:52 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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To: Age of Reason
And I guess this proves that lions aren’t so aggressive and imposible to control:

so what?

11 posted on 04/18/2010 11:28:09 PM PDT by roamer_1 (Globalism is just Socialism in a business suit)
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono; humblegunner; ...
" Is there a breed of dog that can actually deal with an agressive pit bull attack?"

There are several. But why take chances? Have one of these standing by in your front yard.




12 posted on 04/18/2010 11:30:10 PM PDT by shibumi (FReepMail me to get on the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: Age of Reason

Pit Bull saves 2 women from deadly cobra,dies wagging his tail

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2450391/posts


13 posted on 04/18/2010 11:36:55 PM PDT by KDD (When the government boot is on your neck, it matters not whether it is the right boot or the left.)
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To: Chet 99
It was Fathers Day 2007. I opened my front door and was about to walk inside when I saw someone’s shadow out of the corner of my eye. I turned my head just as a man pushed me into my house. I screamed as loud as I could, but the man had slammed the door shut behind him. “Shut up” were the only words he said to me. He was choking me with one hand. I was able to scream one last time. After I did, his grip tightened around my neck. That is when I saw a white streak run in from the other room. His grip was so tight that I could only gurgle the words “Maya, get him.” He still had a grip on my throat, as his other hand was busy trying to fight off my angry dog. I don’t know how, but I managed to get on my feet.

His attention turned away from Maya for a second so that he could push my front door open and she followed. At that point I grabbed him in the groin as hard as I could. He doubled over and released the grip around my neck. I pushed him away and grabbed Maya by the collar. I like to think, at that moment, he told himself he had picked the wrong woman to mess with. He looked at me one last time, only for a second, and then simply walked away. I waited and followed him from a distance just in case he decided he wasn’t done yet. He was getting into a car. I repeated the license plate number over and over in my head and ran back inside to call 911.

The police arrived after only a couple of minutes. Officers gathered evidence and asked so many questions. I told them how Maya had come to my rescue. I also told them that Maya had something red on her face. They asked me if she was alright or if she was injured. When I checked her, she looked up at me and had such a proud look on her face. She was licking her chops and wagging her tail. If dogs could talk, I think at that moment she would have said “he sure wasn’t expecting to see me, was he?” Maya was fine. Now the officers were trying to determine the best way to swab the head of an angry pit bull. After a couple of tries, and lots of patience, they were able to retrieve what they needed. I told myself that he was going to be arrested the same day. He wasn’t. Everyday following the attack, I worried that he would be back.

Sometime later, Detective Kimber asked me to come down to the station. He had pictures of potential suspects and wanted to know if any of them looked like my attacker. After writing out a statement about one of the photos, Detective Kimber said “we processed the DNA and got a match.” It was same man that I had picked from the photos. The lab had processed the blood from Maya’s face and got a match. I could not believe it. It turns out this man had a record and this was his third strike. He was arrested shortly after being identified. Anthony Easley, 38 years old, now facing life in prison if convicted. After the arrest, Maya became the local hero. I’ve learned that our story has reached across the country. I wish everyone knew how grateful I am for the support and the prayers. It makes each day a little easier to deal with. I cry sometimes when I hug Maya and ask her “ What would I do without you?” But first, I thank God for bringing Maya into my life.
“I'm so proud and grateful that Maya has been honored with the National Dog Day Hero Dog Award for 2008 and feel truly blessed to have her as part of the family. We cant imagine life without her.” ~Angela Marcelino

National Dog Day Hero Dog Award for 2008

14 posted on 04/18/2010 11:42:15 PM PDT by KDD (When the government boot is on your neck, it matters not whether it is the right boot or the left.)
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons
Try either one of these . Mules don't take crap from anybody . You can work with them , but they are Teamsters Union all the way . You got a problem wid dat?


15 posted on 04/18/2010 11:48:10 PM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: kbennkc
You can work with them , but they are Teamsters Union all the way . You got a problem wid dat?

Yes. I don't think I could afford to pay him Union wages!

LOL, that puma looks awfully surprised, like he doesn't know what bit him!

16 posted on 04/19/2010 12:01:01 AM PDT by ARepublicanForAllReasons (President Zero, walking in the footsteps of Hugo Chavez)
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To: Chet 99

http://www.google.com/search?q=pitbull+saves+from+&btnG=Search&hl=en&sa=2


17 posted on 04/19/2010 12:06:12 AM PDT by KDD (When the government boot is on your neck, it matters not whether it is the right boot or the left.)
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To: GunsAndBibles

A badger is one nasty critter...seen stories of them taking a carcas from a bear...I am sure that a lot of men can relate this to their X wives...(just kidding)


18 posted on 04/19/2010 12:06:53 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: KDD

A great story, good doggy...glad your still with us all.


19 posted on 04/19/2010 12:11:32 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: KDD; Salamander; Slings and Arrows; Markos33; JoeProBono; humblegunner; Eaker; kanawa; ...

Interesting.

Your search parameter yeilds 2,501,000 results.

The same engine using the parameter “pitbull attacks” yeilds 101,000 results.

Hmmmmmmmmm .....

(By the way, “Hippo attacks” yeilds 672,000.)


20 posted on 04/19/2010 12:12:54 AM PDT by shibumi (FReepMail me to get on the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons
Open question to all FReepers: Is there a breed of dog that can actually deal with an agressive pit bull attack? I am thinking Irish Wolf Hound or Rhodesian Ridgeback, but they are so huge and expensive to maintain.

I would suggest a 45ACP.

22 posted on 04/19/2010 12:27:11 AM PDT by cpdiii (Roughneck, Geologist, Pilot, Pharmacist, Iconoclast THE CONSTITUTION IS WORTH DYING FOR.)
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To: ARepublicanForAllReasons
no way can an Irish Wolfhound or Ridgeback handle a trained male pitbull in a dogfight

though the Ridgeback would fare better...Irish Wolfies while magnificent creatures are coursers and have had their once more aggressive nature bred out more so

the most likely dog to handle a Pit would be either a Leopard Catahoula or a big Staffie or a Standard American Bulldog..which I own though that had NOTHING to do with my choice...I just always wanted one ...they are the old Southern hunt and catch bulldog you see in all the old romantic landscapes of the late 1700s and early 1800s which were revived 40 years ago and split into the Southern Scott mastiff nosed and the bulkier wrinkled Johnson Classic style...mine is black with long snapper tail and floppy laid back ears and a lippy snout...and sorta lanky but powerful..27 inches withers and 130 lbs at 2-3 years maturity..pic of his mirror image daddy on my profile page

mine is very human friendly but tough as nails and strong as a gargoyle and built like one too...70 lbs at 7 months...but beware they are a LOT to handle and need a lot of family time and running and cannot be left with lapdogs...EXTREMELY underfoot family dogs....of all the large guard breeds I've owned I've never had one that wants to be piled up with us 24-7 so much...doesn't run off more than 30-40 yards on out back 10

other than that Dogos probably might survive too against a Pit...

Caucasian mountain dog too

Pitbulls are the preeminent dog fighter which is not a reason for anyone to own one...I loathe sport dog fighting...it is brutal and Godawful

Chet hates Pits...he has reasons I reckon but I don't share it

one should remember that just because a dog like a Pit is a strong dog fighter does not translate into a potent mankiller or guard...if it did then more highly trained perimeter dogs would be Pits instead of Shepherds, Rotts , and Dobies....

a true pitbull is only around 55-60 pounds as a male and rangy...many folks now have crossed them with bigger bulldogs or Rotts to make a bigger Pit...but from what I read the stamina question still makes the rangier smaller Pits more potent dogfighters...for what that is worth....I live in semi rural Tennessee and do venture into the mountains and know real hillbillies and have been told though I refuse to attend a dog fight

don't mind cock fights though...I just don't think man's best friend or even cats should be abused

needless to say toddlers should not be unsupervised around the dogs I've mentioned...or any dog really but larger dogs can inflict mortal injury so much quicker...that is common sense

I did not get a Pit to replace our Dobie because my wife was wary...and it was not a battle worth fighting and besides we narrowed it down to her approval for either a Cane Corso, Anatolian Shepherd or American Bulldog...all pretty damned good choices for a mommy to suggest...we did not want to try to replace our beloved Dobie with another and we waited a few years for baby to get past 3

23 posted on 04/19/2010 12:36:45 AM PDT by wardaddy (Will adobe ever fix shockwave to work consistently?)
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To: wardaddy

American Bulldog
24 posted on 04/19/2010 1:00:24 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

that is a puppy too...look at the paws...they get very big

mine is a hair snoutier...but liver lipped too..many are now Johnson-Scott hybrids

mine is really kind of hound doggie..not an alarmist about people...course he still young

but my Dobie at 7 months was a sentry already


25 posted on 04/19/2010 1:07:52 AM PDT by wardaddy (Will adobe ever fix shockwave to work consistently?)
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To: Chet 99
What did the chihuahua catch him doing ?
26 posted on 04/19/2010 1:26:58 AM PDT by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: wardaddy
I got me an American Bulldog mix, the mother looked alot like the Am Bulldog picture that Chet posted above, the father was, get this, and Am Bulldog/Sheltie mix?! The 1/4 Sheltie in her makes her a bit small (55-60 lbs full grown), but this is the strongest dog I have ever owned. Can be vicious too. Honestly, I dont let that dog out without strict supervision. She loooooves people, once she gets to know them, and is hard to keep off of our bed at night, though we insist.

I think Am Bulldogs, and maybe a Rot would fare well against a pit, the thing is, those trained, bred, pit-figher bulls are simply nuts... maybe a mutated dachund, 60 lbs or more, would fare well..

27 posted on 04/19/2010 4:41:35 AM PDT by Paradox (`)
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To: shibumi

577,000 for snake attacks


28 posted on 04/19/2010 8:19:15 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Paradox

a fight trained pitbull is evry bit as dangerous as Chet says...I can’t argue that.

I am unfortunately a bit familiar with such matters given where I live and travel on my business days.

Training pits to fight makes monsters.

I have seen a lot of regular dogfights over bitches as a boy back before leash laws and we would watch them or spray water at them.

An ABM or Rottie has more leg exposed than a pit does...a smart pit will crack that leg first or tear out that exposed belly under taller legs than a squaty pit has...and well...you can guess the rest.

No way would I have a rescued true fighting pit around anyone but the owner rescuer...

that’s funny..dang Shelties are active too...our ABD is very active

but he loves to just be right with us....right now is on his 150 foot hang lead while I think about electric fence or fenced run which I know he will dig up but I guarantee he is staring at the back door waiting for wifey to come fetch him...if I don’t block the stairs he will go up to the boy’s room and get on their beds with them...and maybe poop in guest room for good measure...he has big cage in the back door foyer...my vet’s property backs up to mine...she told us we better get a cage...she was right


29 posted on 04/19/2010 8:54:53 AM PDT by wardaddy (Will adobe ever fix shockwave to work consistently?)
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To: KDD
Pit Bull saves 2 women from deadly cobra,dies wagging his tail

And what would the headline have been if the snake didn't kill the pit bull?

How about: After Killing Snake, Pit Bull Eats 2 Women

30 posted on 04/19/2010 2:16:01 PM PDT by Age of Reason
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