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PIT BULL OWNER speaks out after attack on beagle
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Posted on 06/06/2010 9:51:54 AM PDT by Chet 99

Published: Saturday, June 05, 2010

By JOEY KULKIN Staff Writer

BORDENTOWN CITY — The pit bull that attacked a beagle in front of schoolchildren Friday morning was adopted by a woman who defended herself in a phone interview with The Trentonian yesterday.

“I have not gone away in about two years because I don’t like leaving my animals alone,” the 27-year-old woman said while crying. “I go away for one night, and this is what happens. I am not a bad person.”

The woman said she rescued the female pit bull from a Hamilton shelter in 2007 and that a year later the pit was attacked by another dog in Hamilton. “And ever since then she’s been weird about dogs.”

She said the yellow labrador wandering the streets with the pit bull is hers, too. She left them in the care of her sister when she went to a friend’s wedding. The dogs broke out of the yard Friday morning and found their way to Crosswicks Street, which runs between the Clara Barton and MacFarland schools.

Lori Boberg had walked her kids to school and said she was standing at a corner waiting to cross the street when the pit bull leapt over the lab and attacked Allie, a 15-year-old beagle mix with terminal cancer — and then all hell broke loose.

“I feel bad for her, too. You never want to hear that your dog does something like that,” Boberg told The Trentonian yesterday in a video taped at the site of the attack. “She was very sincere and felt terrible and said right away that she wants to pay any bills we have.

“She was very, very nice. I don’t hold a grudge against her, I just wish her dog hadn’t done that. But I don’t blame her.”

The pit bull’s crying owner said her dog has rabies shots and that she reads book after book on how to raise the controversial breed.

“I have a big fence. I take precautions,” she said. “I’m not the kind of person who has a pit bull as a status symbol. I care for her very much.”

She said her pit bull will be quarantined for 10 days.

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Reporter's note: For the next month I will be working on a series of stories about pit bulls. I urge anyone who wants to be a contributing part of the conversation to e-mail me at jkulkin@trentonian.com. I will be delegating responsibilities so that we can collect the best data and provide the most well-rounded series possible. Time is of the essence. July 4 is the target date for the first set of stories to appear in The Trentonian in digital form and in print.


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: 1countermorter68; chet99; pitbull; scdd
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1 posted on 06/06/2010 9:51:54 AM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99
The pit bull that attacked a beagle in front of schoolchildren

Stupid dog should have attacked when their backs were turned!

2 posted on 06/06/2010 9:53:26 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Chet 99

Did she say she’s an avid Freeper, defending the breed from Chet 99 too?


3 posted on 06/06/2010 9:53:48 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: Chet 99
The woman said she rescued the female pit bull from a Hamilton shelter in 2007 and that a year later the pit was attacked by another dog in Hamilton. “And ever since then she’s been weird about dogs.”

So, she knew she had a problem waiting to happen.

4 posted on 06/06/2010 9:54:08 AM PDT by BlessedBeGod
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To: Chet 99

People who claim that you can trust pit bulls are IDIOTS! They should be willing to serve five years in prison, no parole, if their dog attcks a person or other animal. Screw them!! Bob


5 posted on 06/06/2010 9:54:45 AM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night, Flicker their souls to the wind." Al Stewart)
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To: Chet 99

I always leave guns at home (can’t carry them all) when I leave, but none of them have ever got out and fired themselves.


6 posted on 06/06/2010 9:56:09 AM PDT by umgud (Obama is a failed experiment.)
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To: Chet 99

Hummm, never got out before.
Strange how these dogs are so smart they figure out how to get out of the yard when their owners are distracted or gone.


7 posted on 06/06/2010 10:00:24 AM PDT by svcw (Habakkuk 2:3)
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To: Chet 99

Of all the breeds she had to pick from why did she pick a pit bull.

She admits the expensives decision has caused her to put up a large fence and keep watchful eye on the dog.. Why would someone voluntarily commit themselves to an animal they know is a risk when they get it. I have a friend with a large Boxer. The dog is super friendly but even when it is playing it hurts you. The thing is strong and plays hard., and is hard to control when excited. Imagine this strong dog as a pit bull that might turn on you at any minute and it’s a nightmare.


8 posted on 06/06/2010 10:02:14 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: humblegunner

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9F5voVXw3zE


9 posted on 06/06/2010 10:06:21 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Chet 99

I’ve owned two pit bulls over the years and plan to get another soon - good dogs. If someone wants an unaltered male as a pet, they should think twice about it.


10 posted on 06/06/2010 10:06:46 AM PDT by dainbramaged (If you want a friend, get a dog.)
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To: Chet 99
Lori Boberg had walked her kids to school and said she was standing at a corner waiting to cross the street when the pit bull leapt over the lab and attacked Allie, a 15-year-old beagle mix with terminal cancer — and then all hell broke loose.

Lori will sooner are later figure out how lucky she was the dog didn't kill one of the kids.

11 posted on 06/06/2010 10:07:00 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: JoeProBono

Everyone knows hippo meat tastes like crap!


12 posted on 06/06/2010 10:11:48 AM PDT by humblegunner (Pablo is very wily)
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To: humblegunner

13 posted on 06/06/2010 10:16:43 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Chet 99
The second headline was "Will NJ Teabaggers Rise?"

If the Trentonian wants to be considered a NEWSpaper, then they should not be using the derisive term "teabagger."

If it's a story about the less than 1% of all Pit Bulls in the USofA who act out, it has to come from Chet 99.

HOW does anyone know if that poor dog with Cancer didn't BEG the Pit to put it out of its misery? OR maybe the Pit realized the other dog was sick and the Pit was trying to protect the people from the sick dog? The Pit did NOT attack the children. There must have been some kind of primal reason for attacking the 15 yr old dog with cancer.

This woman's sister needs to be questioned as to how the dogs got out.

And Chet, what did a Pit Bull do to you that you have to report on the tragic cases and not on the heroic ones? Why are you so one-dimensional?
14 posted on 06/06/2010 10:16:48 AM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (SPEAK UP REPUBLICANS, WE CAN'T HEAR YOU YET! IMPEACH OBAMA!)
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To: Chet 99
The pit bull that attacked a beagle in front of schoolchildren
That pit bull is lucky he didn't mess with ...

15 posted on 06/06/2010 10:20:40 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Chet 99

Goodness, a Pit Bull story. How original.

LAME!


16 posted on 06/06/2010 10:24:38 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: HighlyOpinionated
>”And Chet, what did a Pit Bull do to you that you have to report on the tragic cases and not on the heroic ones? Why are you so one-dimensional?”

1COUNTER-MORTER-68 told Chet99 to post these articles and Chet is merely following orders.

17 posted on 06/06/2010 10:25:32 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: alstewartfan

Please go proposition them for a screw and take Chet with you. These posts are hackneyed and pointless.


18 posted on 06/06/2010 10:26:39 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: humblegunner

I have two large docile dogs and avoid pit bulls at the dog park. Except for one. This nice lady comes in every day with a pit bull put that has one of the best dispositions of any dog I’ve ever met. I play with it every day.

I still trust no dog completley.


19 posted on 06/06/2010 10:31:10 AM PDT by tweakDU
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To: lefty-lie-spy

OK, if you own a “friendly” pitbull that “mysteriously” attacks someone, accept your punishment. 5 years in prison! It’s great to know that you or your animals have never been attcked by one. Some of us haven’t been as fortunate. Bob


20 posted on 06/06/2010 10:37:56 AM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night, Flicker their souls to the wind." Al Stewart)
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To: BlessedBeGod
From the article:

“I have not gone away in about two years because I don’t like leaving my animals alone,” . . . “I go away for one night, and this is what happens. I am not a bad person.”

No, she's a stupid person. Just one episode of The Dog Whisperer will tell you that dogs suffer emotional distress when their "pack leader" leaves them alone for an extended period of time. Leaving a dog for one day after two years of constant companionship will send any breed over the top. Idiot.

21 posted on 06/06/2010 11:00:57 AM PDT by LoveUSA (What are we waiting for?)
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To: alstewartfan
People who claim that you can trust pit bulls are IDIOTS!

Pretty broad brush there.

Well maybe not for an idiot.

22 posted on 06/06/2010 11:10:35 AM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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23 posted on 06/06/2010 11:17:51 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: KDD

24 posted on 06/06/2010 11:24:16 AM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Eaker

NOT an idiot here, Eaker. Pit bull owners are typically people who care more about animals than people. I know, yet another “broad brush”. If you like tour pits, keep them on a leash always. To me, any pit that unwarrantedly goes after another creature should be killed. That includes three in my neighborhood. Bob


25 posted on 06/06/2010 11:25:27 AM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night, Flicker their souls to the wind." Al Stewart)
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To: Eaker

NOT an idiot here, Eaker. Pit bull owners are typically people who care more about animals than people. I know, yet another “broad brush”. If you like tour pits, keep them on a leash always. To me, any pit that unwarrantedly goes after another creature should be killed. That includes three in my neighborhood. Bob


26 posted on 06/06/2010 11:25:52 AM PDT by alstewartfan (Two broken Tigers on fire in the night, Flicker their souls to the wind." Al Stewart)
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To: LoveUSA

27 posted on 06/06/2010 11:27:30 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Chet 99

My neighbor has a Pit who is fine around people but is on it’s last leg with the county for attacking other dogs. She cane after my pup years ago as I walked him. Had I not know the Pit she would have attacked. They have since secured the fence gate ... but never underestimate how clever a Pit can be if it see’s another dog being walked down the street.

They also have a huge German Rott named Bear and the name fits. His head is the size of a small Bear. He has the best disposition of any Rott I’ve ever seen. A big baby. Scares the hell out of most people though. They are going to breed him soon and I have 2nd choice of the litter. The county made them fix the Pit.


28 posted on 06/06/2010 11:29:49 AM PDT by HOP
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To: alstewartfan
NOT an idiot here

This is a forum that allows disagreement and I disagree.

I disagree big time. I'll also add ignorant.

29 posted on 06/06/2010 11:31:56 AM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Eaker; alstewartfan
If you like tour pits, keep them on a leash always.

You'd better follow alstewartfan's orders, Eaker, if you know what's good for you.

He's in CHARGE, dammit!

;-)

30 posted on 06/06/2010 11:46:32 AM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: oh8eleven

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lJwgP44Ap9E


31 posted on 06/06/2010 11:47:23 AM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Chet 99
The woman said she rescued the female pit bull from a Hamilton shelter in 2007 and that a year later the pit was attacked by another dog in Hamilton. “And ever since then she’s been weird about dogs.”

I can relate to this. My dog was attacked by a vicious dog- through a fence, nonetheless, and he's never been the same around other dogs. When we're out for a walk, which is when the attack occurred, he thinks all other dogs are going to attack him the way the other one did- and he automatically takes an aggressive posture.

32 posted on 06/06/2010 11:50:16 AM PDT by rintense (God bless Israel!)
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To: Allegra; TheMom
If you like tour pits,

I like don't speak California girl!

I would also never tour my pit. I did give him some coffee this morning and we are now waiting to see what he does. Pom-Pom and the Min Pins are making bets on his wall bouncing ability!

;<)

33 posted on 06/06/2010 11:54:32 AM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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If you like tour pits,

I was wondering what a "tour pit" was.

I kept thinking of the La Brea Tar Pits.


34 posted on 06/06/2010 12:07:26 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Allegra

I guess you can skim a rock but not an elephant!


35 posted on 06/06/2010 12:13:32 PM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Chet 99

36 posted on 06/06/2010 12:23:05 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: Eaker

Who’s the pit in Post#24? It sure ain’t Pitsy.


37 posted on 06/06/2010 12:25:49 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: kanawa

CUTE!


38 posted on 06/06/2010 12:26:43 PM PDT by Allegra (Pablo is very wily.)
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To: Chet 99

39 posted on 06/06/2010 12:50:12 PM PDT by kanawa
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To: JoeProBono

40 posted on 06/06/2010 12:55:08 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Allegra
I came home from work one evening and no one else was there. I sat at my desk and began "working" and watched as that dog walked into the kitchen/breakfast room then into the den in front of me. He then walked into the table between mine and TheMom's desk and bonk.

I realized that for some reason a blind pit bull was walking around the house. I did what everyone else with any sense would do, I called him over and petted him.

A few hours later Tommy showed up and explained that "he" was baby sitting him for a few days and forgot to tell us.

He got along fine with everyone and was a real sweetheart even though he was a bit challenged being blind and all. He did learn his way around really quickly though and fit right in. I was sad to see him go.

Here is him smiling!


41 posted on 06/06/2010 1:10:27 PM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Chet 99

42 posted on 06/06/2010 1:33:03 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet)
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To: Salamander

I bet this story would make some of the pit haters here ruin some drawers!


43 posted on 06/06/2010 1:56:34 PM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: kanawa; JoeProBono

44 posted on 06/06/2010 2:06:11 PM PDT by Eaker (Pablo is very wily)
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To: Chet 99

Straight-up question Chet.

Are you a member of PETA?

Do you sympathize with their objectives?

(OK, ok ... that was two questions.)


45 posted on 06/06/2010 11:08:34 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: shibumi

No — how about you? PETA loves pit bulls.


46 posted on 06/06/2010 11:22:58 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99
Nope! Not me.

PS - You might want to educate yourself on PETA's position regarding the breed. Turns out they don't love 'em so much afterall. Here it is from their own website:

"PETA’s Position on Pit Bull Bans Legislatures across the country are increasingly seeking to ban pit bulls in an effort to crack down on dogfighting and prevent attacks by pit bulls. PETA supports legislation that bans the breeding of pit bulls, just as we support any spay/neuter legislation as the most effective way to combat the tragic companion animal overpopulation problem. We also support pit bull bans, as long as they include a grandfather clause allowing all living dogs who are already in good homes and well cared for to live the remainder of their lives safely and peacefully.

Of course they leave one question open. Namely, just who is going to determine what constitutes a "good home" and a "well cared for" dog? (Darn! Two questions again!)

Oh, yeah ..... And what are they going to do to the dogs that don't fit their definition? (Double Darn! Three questions!)

And one other thing .....Which breed will they go after once this demon is gone? (You do know they are against humans having pets altogether, don't you?)
47 posted on 06/06/2010 11:36:57 PM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: shibumi

“Mafia Wars removes pit bulls in response to PETA complaint”

http://blog.games.com/2010/05/11/mafia-wars-removes-pit-bulls-in-response-to-peta-complaint/


48 posted on 06/06/2010 11:52:02 PM PDT by Chet 99
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To: Chet 99

That’s interesting, but I’m not sure I get your point.


49 posted on 06/07/2010 12:03:44 AM PDT by shibumi (Pablo (the Wily One) signed up for the "Hippo Attack" ping list!)
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To: Venturer
I've had a Boxer and like with any dog, you have to be diligent about training. When it comes to big dogs, certain types of playing and rough housing with them is inherently more dangerous because they are more powerful due to their size.

Sadly, many people have wrong ideas about "play" with their dogs and can actually encourage aggressive behavior through it or they simply don't think that an 80-100lb dog could hurt them if they jump, scratch or whatever and they fail to train their dog accordingly.

My brother has a smallish dog that he has turned aggressive through aggressive play and rough housing. He's bitten several people and I won't have anything to do with the dog or let my kids around it. People also don't really take it all that seriously because he's only about 25lbs and they think it's "cute."

50 posted on 06/07/2010 1:47:46 AM PDT by TNdandelion
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