Skip to comments.Condemned pit bull returning to death row
Posted on 05/15/2010 9:34:01 PM PDT by Chet 99
(05-14) 16:08 PDT RENO -- The condemned pit bull that was sprung from the Alameda animal shelter, allegedly by its owners, has been found in Reno and will be euthanized next week, authorities said Friday.
Max, a 3-year-old, 70-pound red nose pit bull, was located at a Reno motel Thursday night and was taken to a local shelter. An Alameda animal control officer will drive to Reno on Monday to retrieve Max, after which the dog will be destroyed, said Alameda police Sgt. Jill Ottaviato.
An Alameda County Superior Court commissioner ordered Max destroyed Tuesday. The dog was labeled dangerous because he bit a veterinary technician in Oakland and a friend of Cochran and Perry at the couple's home at the Alameda Islander Motel.
Alameda animal-control officials were ready to euthanize Max shortly after Commissioner Thomas Rasch issued his ruling Tuesday. Rasch, however, agreed to allow Cochran and Perry to say their goodbyes at 11 a.m. Wednesday.
But after the hearing, police believe, Cochran bought a set of bolt cutters, setting into motion a plan he had allegedly hatched with Perry to break into the shelter on Fortmann Way and steal Max. The pit bull vanished from his locked kennel sometime between 4:30 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. Wednesday.
The couple's Ford F-150 pickup truck was seen on surveillance video taken outside the animal shelter the morning of the break-in, said Deputy District Attorney Mark McCannon of Alameda County.
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I know this is crazy, but part of me thinks he bit the vet because he’s a dog.
The vet, perhaps. But there was also the friend. And a couple who lives in motels (Alameda and Reno) ought not keep a pitbull.
Bu-Bye. One less set of mechanized diabolical choppers on the street to harm or kill another person or another dog.
............ahhhhh Yeah! (actually no one with any brains should keep a Pitbull).
Cap the owner too!!!...
You know after I posted that I thought, oh, that sounds like I’m being sarcastic. Actually, I was not. I meant to say I was considering that an animal in a human world is apt to behave any way an animal might. Some dogs bite. Just the way it is. They are not able to understand right from wrong, as we in our world do.
I do understand the animal should prob be destroyed but I feel sorry for him. Kind of like King Kong brought into a world where all he could do was act like what he was, an animal. His natural aggressive nature led him to his death.
I have a pit bull mix either with a Dalmatian or a pointer. She is very sweet but can be a handful ( Think of Marly)!
Feel sorry for the maimed and disfigured person whose life is never the same after such a vicious beast designed and bred to maul human flesh has torn at their limbs, and neck, and face. Feel sorry for the beautiful children whose smiles and lives are destroyed and the adults who have to under go surgery after surgery. Don’t feel sorry for the irrational creature that is quietly gassed and goes to sleep. Yes animals are animals and people are people. There is is wide chasm between the two.
You should be killed according to one poster here.
is there any worthy reply to such idiocy?
kiss my ass or go to hell just falls short you know?
I do feel sorry for them. I feel sorry for both.
These dogs need some kind of test. If they can be shown to behave among their own "doggy" companions, they can probably be trusted among their human companions.
I've been following this story. The dog has a history of bites. With a pit bull you cannot take a chance. The dog must be killed.
Instead of feeling sorry for the dog, save those warm fuzzy thoughts for a child out there somewhere that will not have his face ripped off by this dog.
Since you’ve been following this story, I was wondering about the owners of the dog. The lifestyle, intelligence, and choice of dog seems to me to be that of a drug dealer. Was there ever any type of information that this was the cse?
Swiper laughs in the face of mewling, meddling obtruders.
Evidently there are some who cannot experience both feelings. I can.
“These dogs need some kind of test. If they can be shown to behave among their own “doggy” companions, they can probably be trusted among their human companions.”
This is one of the most ridiculous propositions I’ve ever read.
With the exceptions of breeds ~created~ to hunt “peacefully” in packs, [i.e. most hounds and some bird dog breeds] *all* breeds can be “dog aggressive”.
Two un-neutered males will *probably* fight.
Two unspayed bitches will *probably* fight.
Even neutering them will *probably* -not- change that inherent instinct.
Regardless of breed, “the wolves in your living room” -will- establish some kind of “pack hierarchy” whether it be through bloody fights or mere [but effectively impressive] posturing.
To say that we should only be able to “trust them with people” based on their behavior with other dogs is madness.
I would propose that a much more logical test should be for prospective -owners-.
*They* should have to pass a test based on whether or not they fully understand dog body/vocal language and how a dog’s mind is hard-wired to work.
*Most* people would fail that test.
In this case, feel sorry that the dog turned out to be evil, not that the dog will be killed.