Skip to comments.PIT BULL OWNER speaks out after attack on beagle
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 dont 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 shes 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 friends 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 dont hold a grudge against her, I just wish her dog hadnt done that. But I dont blame her.
The pit bulls 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. Im 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 email@example.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.
Stupid dog should have attacked when their backs were turned!
Did she say she’s an avid Freeper, defending the breed from Chet 99 too?
So, she knew she had a problem waiting to happen.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Lori will sooner are later figure out how lucky she was the dog didn't kill one of the kids.
Everyone knows hippo meat tastes like crap!
Goodness, a Pit Bull story. How original.
1COUNTER-MORTER-68 told Chet99 to post these articles and Chet is merely following orders.
Please go proposition them for a screw and take Chet with you. These posts are hackneyed and pointless.
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.
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
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