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Serial Killer Targeting Pit Bulls In Houston Area
CBS Houston ^ | January 24, 2012 | MATT HIGGINS, CBS

Posted on 01/25/2012 6:48:13 AM PST by TexasCajun

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) — A pet serial killer is on the loose in the Houston area.

Seven dogs were found dead, six of them pit bulls, over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. Three of those pit bulls were fatally shot, while the other four dogs suffered blunt trauma to the head.

“We started finding an unusual number of dead dogs, all of them pit bulls,” Emily Crossley, founder of Backstreet Brutality & Relief, told CBS Houston. “Two were found on top of each other … another one was found shot in the head inside a crate.”

(Excerpt) Read more at houston.cbslocal.com ...


TOPICS: Local News; Pets/Animals; Society
KEYWORDS: chet99; putbull
Chet99 is a Houstonian?
1 posted on 01/25/2012 6:48:17 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

I wonder if this is a black neighborhood. African-Americans HATE pit bulls with a passion - and they often have good reason (due to their miserable owners, of course). Maybe this guy is a wrong-headed avenger.


2 posted on 01/25/2012 6:59:42 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: TexasCajun

Several people come to our local doggy park with their pit bulls. I have never seen one of them showing any aggression to either the other dogs or the owners.

Of course I am sure that these are well bred and well trained pits.

I still have a tendency not to turn my back on them, though........

Actually, the most aggressive dog I have encountered in the park in the 10 + years I’ve been taking my dogs there is a Doberman mix.....there are several Dobermans that visit the park, but this one in particular just went a bit bezerk and went after a much smaller dog.

The owner was right on it—controlled his dog right away, left the park and I’ve never seen him there again.

The smaller dog had some pretty serious bites and spent a few days in the vet clinic, but got over it, and still comes to the park and plays well.


3 posted on 01/25/2012 7:01:24 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: TexasCajun
Maybe they should start targeting pit bull OWNERS. How I detest these bully breeds, and the cowards who own them and enjoy frightening moms with small children or are just out with normal dogs taking a walk.

If you live in a rural southern area, a lot of the much lower-class sorts have these dogs because they enjoy the rise they get out of those from a much more self-respecting class of person.

4 posted on 01/25/2012 7:01:31 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: Mamzelle

The fear that poor black children have of dogs is heartbreaking. They even shy away from my little sheltie. This is all due to vile people owning and training pit pulls for evil.


5 posted on 01/25/2012 7:12:59 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: miss marmelstein

Some may be “white dogs.”


6 posted on 01/25/2012 7:33:08 AM PST by donozark (SAVE THE MANATEE! PUT THEM IN PENS SO THEY DON'T DAMAGE THE PROPS ON OUR YACHTS!)
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To: TexasCajun
Chet99 got ZOTTED in Nov. 2010. Oddly enough, for a post totally unrelated to pit bulls.

He sure did seem rather obsessed with the breed...

7 posted on 01/25/2012 7:36:39 AM PST by donozark (SAVE THE MANATEE! PUT THEM IN PENS SO THEY DON'T DAMAGE THE PROPS ON OUR YACHTS!)
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To: Mamzelle
I sense a lot of PB owners like this breed because it makes up for their lack "manhood".

(Not all, OK!)

8 posted on 01/25/2012 7:42:18 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: TexasCajun

Yeah, well a lot of womanhood may have a Judge in their handbag and may highly resent the way children are frightened. Highly resent.


9 posted on 01/25/2012 7:49:40 AM PST by Mamzelle
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To: donozark

Boy, time flies doesn’t it.


10 posted on 01/25/2012 7:50:05 AM PST by TexasCajun
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To: basil

In my experience, the most aggressive dogs are the small, yappy breeds. I admit I’m a large breed fan (and I also love mutts). When I look at a lapdog, or one of those tiny pups women stick in handbags, I think “fuzzy little animal”, but not “dog.”


11 posted on 01/25/2012 7:50:58 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: CatherineofAragon

The small yappy ones aren’t my favorites, either—I call them the yappy dogs.

I have 2 dogs at present. They are both Labradoodles. Ginger is the old lady at age 7. (Her photo may still be up on my home page.) The new one is now 9 months old, and she, too is a labradoodle. The unique thing about her is that she’s a labradoodle-labradoodle mix. She will be about half the size of Ginger.

She tried to be a yappy dog—but I got a no-bark collar. She only had to wear it once to get the idea. She is also a chewer—nothing is sacred if she can get to it.

I think she will turn out okay, though—assuming I let her live long enough—LOL!

(That’s a joke, folks!)


12 posted on 01/25/2012 8:17:14 AM PST by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: CatherineofAragon
You are right. A Ford F150 I was driving was once attacked by a feral Chihuahua. I have never seen anything more aggressive or less concerned about its own safety when attacking. I wasn't sure what it was at first: it seemed like a monster rat on steroids with hundreds of tiny gnashing teeth. If I had been outside the truck, it would have taken my foot off at the ankle like a buzz saw.
13 posted on 01/25/2012 8:22:11 AM PST by PUGACHEV
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To: basil
The issue with pitbulls is not that they are overly aggressive. The issue is that they are one of the most powerful breeds and can cause extreme damage and death IF they attack. A dog bites a kid on the leg, the kid gets a few stiches and life goes on. A pitbull gets ahold of a kid and the kid is either dead or permanently disfigured.

My opinion on pitbulls and other very powerful breeds is this: if your pitbull bites a person, you go to jail for something along the lines of attempted manslaughter. I think they should be licensed just as much as other potentially deadly animals such as bears, big cats or wolves. I know people will tell all the stories about good owners etc etc, however, I have never read a story where the owners said that their pitbull showed signs of aggression. It is always, "well he was always such a good dog, I really can't believe he killed that 5 year old."

14 posted on 01/25/2012 8:24:27 AM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: PUGACHEV

I literally laughed out loud when I read your post....”feral Chihuahua.” I can picture the entire incident!


15 posted on 01/25/2012 8:31:54 AM PST by CatherineofAragon (I can haz Romney's defeat?)
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To: douginthearmy

“I think they should be licensed .... bears, big cats or wolves”

Licensed? “I’m sorry sir but I’m going to have to cite you for arming that bear without a license ... “

Yeah, we always need more laws. Breed specific legislation is just hysteria from dog-haters.

“powerful” More so than a St. Bernard? A Doberman? A Rottweiler? A German Shepherd? An Akita? A Great Dane? A ... you get my point.

Like Chet, like most bulldog haters your argument is full of holes.


16 posted on 01/25/2012 8:32:08 AM PST by tumblindice (Let's just ban dogs)
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To: TexasCajun

If someone is killing aggressive dogs running loose then they are performing a public service.

They found dead dogs, but apparently no reports of animals abducted from their backyard or murdered while out with their owners.

A pit bull running loose, or any other large and aggressive breed of dog, especially a group of them, is fair game for SSS IMHO.

As far as I am concerned improper disposal of carrion was the guy’s only crime.


17 posted on 01/25/2012 8:41:50 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Mamzelle

Yup , alot of women do .


18 posted on 01/25/2012 8:44:48 AM PST by katykelly
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To: allmendream
If someone is killing aggressive dogs running loose then they are performing a public service.

No bag limit. Keep them on YOUR property...period. Old women in my area won't go out for walks anymore due to punks walking their pit bulls or rottweillers.

19 posted on 01/25/2012 8:52:10 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: miss marmelstein

“African-Americans HATE pit bulls with a passion”

That sure isn’t the case in my Houston neighborhood. It appears to be the dog of choice for rapper types. If I see a black person walking anything but a “pit bull”, it is noteworthy.


20 posted on 01/25/2012 8:54:49 AM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: miss marmelstein; Salamander
African-Americans HATE pit bulls with a passion

Marmie honey...where do you live?

Blacks are proportionately the biggest pit bull owners now

Rednecks like me are second though I own American Bulldogs which are like extra large Pits that drool more..

Chet...don't kill again Bra!!

call me or Salamander..we can help!

Anyone shoots this Bully and that little 100 pound woman will hunt you down and kill you with her big gun...I guarantee...that is her best girlfriend..

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21 posted on 01/25/2012 9:01:03 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: TexasRepublic

In Montrose I would have expected blacks there to scoot (sashay) with teacup Yorkies or Poodles..black of course.


22 posted on 01/25/2012 9:02:32 AM PST by wardaddy (I am a social conservative. My political party left me(again). They can go to hell in a bucket.)
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To: who knows what evil?
Well at least out WALKING them there is a human being on the other end of the leash - mayhap a sorry excuse for one, but at least there is some measure of control and/or responsibility.

I have seen semi-feral packs that form up because they can easily break out (daily) from their yards to go out and roam - because their owners never walk them - and breaking out is the only way they ever get out.

In almost every serious dog mauling/death story I hear one or more of these criteria are met....

1) large and/or aggressive breed of dog
2) Running loose, often >1 running loose.
3) Prior reports of aggression from the dog(s).
4) Unrealistic expectation of passivity from owner, often despite #3 above.

23 posted on 01/25/2012 9:06:56 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: allmendream

Your criteria are generally accurate...however; people walking these animals around a residential neighborhood are just asking for trouble...so are the innocent people who live there.


24 posted on 01/25/2012 9:15:11 AM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: douginthearmy

You are right about the damage a large dog can do to a child- or adult for that matter. That is why it is wrong to focus only on pit bulls though- people should be wary around any combination of small child/large dog and not get hung up on the breed. Especially with so many mixed breeds around now, many times dogs identified as pit bulls, even by so-called experts (police, animal control, humane society workers) are not even pit bulls to begin with.

This is why in my opinion going to war against pits is foolish. We have livestock and have had issues over the years with bad dog owners allowing their dogs to roam free to chase our livestock and even maim or kill baby calves. We have always been at war with bad dog owners and large breed dogs running loose that can be a threat to our livestock. Also my dad was once attacked by a stray dog and my brother had to shoot the dog to save my dad. That dog was not a pit, some large mutt- if you had to give him a breed designation he looked more like a lab than anything.

The war needs to be fought against all bad dog owners, and to not allow any large dogs to be running loose- and be especially careful about any and all dogs/children. If this becomes a breed war the result will be bad dog owners will just get another breed, and they do already if not allowed pits. The worst mauling of a child I have personally known was done by the family’s Mastiff- some people couldn’t believe it wasn’t a pit- as if they are the only ones that can possibly do damage. A lot of people need to be educated about potentially dangerous dogs, and not zone in on pits.


25 posted on 01/25/2012 9:23:30 AM PST by Tammy8 (~Secure the border and deport all illegals- do it now! ~ Support our Troops!~)
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To: Tammy8
Agreed. The aggressive traits bred into Pit Bulls can be bred into any breed - or accentuated in any breed that is already prone to aggression.

A ban on a particular breed is as short sighted as a ban on a particular model of rifle because it looks like an “assault” rifle.

26 posted on 01/25/2012 9:31:23 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: wardaddy

“call me or Salamander..we can help!”

Yeah.

“Call me”.

Better yet, come on over for a visit.


27 posted on 01/25/2012 9:31:54 AM PST by Salamander (If I'm too rough, tell me.....I'm so scared your little head will come off in my hands.)
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To: tumblindice
your argument is full of holes

Pitbulls, pitmix and rotweillers account for 3/4 of fatal dog attacks. Pitbulls are also involved in 80% of off property deaths (meaning not protecting the home). If people are involved in activities that endanger the public, the government IS the responsible agent to police those activities. Requiring a license for dangerous animals is not unreasonable.

Again, if you want to own a dangerous animal that is your prerogative. However, I strongly believe that if your dog attacks someone you should be held FULLY accountable.

28 posted on 01/25/2012 9:43:08 AM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: douginthearmy

>>... I think they should be licensed just as much as other potentially deadly animals such as bears, big cats or wolves...<<

I’m not 100% against it, but I don’t think registering would do much to incent animal owners to be responsible. I *am* fairly certain the local govt would likely appreciate the associated taxs/fees.

I’d be happy with a simple *criminal* law with some teeth [pardon the pun] for “Failure to control your animal”. You can add 1st, 2nd, or 3rd degree with or w/o bodily harm, etc-etc-etc, with correspondingly stiffer and stiffer penalties (monetary and/or jail depending on severity). Simply put as “failure to control”, the varying degrees could cover everything from incessant barking to killing someone and everything in between in addition to other charges (manslaughter, vandalism, disturbing the peace or whatever).

For every one bad animal you point out, there are countless good animals of the same type/breed that never will cause any problems. The one consistent aspect of every “bad” animal is the owner(s). In each and every case, they failed to maintain control of their animal whether it was on a leash, in a yard, or jumped a fence and got loose. Doesn’t matter if it was a lion, tiger, bear, gator, snake, dog, cat, hamster, or pet-rock. It is the owner that made the decision to have it and they need to have some criminal sword hanging over their head to incent them to be responsible and maintain 100% control over their animal 24/7/365.

Just my opinion.


29 posted on 01/25/2012 10:06:46 AM PST by jaydee770
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To: jaydee770
I’d be happy with a simple *criminal* law with some teeth

All for it. "Failure to control" sounds good.

30 posted on 01/25/2012 10:24:57 AM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: wardaddy

Uh...I live near 2 inner cities. One in NYC and one in NJ. I meant, of course, decent black people - mostly women and children - not rappers or criminals. Black criminals terrorize black children with those dogs. In turn, black children and women are often terrified of dogs in general.


31 posted on 01/25/2012 10:59:50 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: donozark

Actually, there is a cult movie that I think is called White Dog. The dog is trained to attack black people. I’ve never seen it but have read about it.


32 posted on 01/25/2012 11:06:09 AM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: CatherineofAragon; PUGACHEV
I literally laughed out loud when I read your post....”feral Chihuahua.” I can picture the entire incident!

LOL LOL LOL

Me, too!!!

33 posted on 01/25/2012 12:11:23 PM PST by b9 (NEWT all the way)
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To: wardaddy

“In Montrose I would have expected blacks there to scoot (sashay) with teacup Yorkies or Poodles..black of course.”

For all I know, they may. I avoid Montrose like the plague (Aids).


34 posted on 01/25/2012 12:17:54 PM PST by TexasRepublic (Socialism is the gospel of envy and the religion of thieves)
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To: Tammy8

Off-topic ~

That story on your homepage about your mother voting is adorable!


35 posted on 01/25/2012 12:21:47 PM PST by b9 (NEWT all the way)
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To: donozark

Chet99 was right about PBs.


36 posted on 01/25/2012 12:51:25 PM PST by patriot08 (TEXAS GAL- born and bred and proud of it!Ho)
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