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Pit Bulls attack, kill pony ( WY )
Wyoming Tribune-Eagle ^ | Feb 14, 2012 | Lindsey Erin Kroskob

Posted on 02/14/2012 10:44:38 PM PST by george76

CHEYENNE - Linda Clark was devastated Saturday afternoon when she and her husband returned from the grocery store to find two pit bulls attacking their Shetland pony, Spirit.

The couple was putting away their things when a neighbor came knocking at the door to report that Spirit was down and the dogs were tearing away at her.

Linda’s daughter-in-law, Teresa Clark, said Jeff Clark immediately ran outside with the first thing he could find, a pellet gun. He fired toward the dogs and they ran off, but Spirit was already dead.

Linda Clark, an avid horse rescuer, took Spirit in when she was just a year old as a rescue animal.

"These are her babies. She saves horses that are going to go to slaughter," Teresa Clark said. "She’s had this pony forever."

She added that the entire family is beside themselves over the incident because Spirit was locked in a pen and couldn't defend herself.

“That could have been my son,” Teresa Clark said. “That could have been someone else’s son or daughter.”

Laramie County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Rich Hillegas ... said the pony had several bite and tear marks on her body and that the dogs the deputies captured had blood on them. He said deputies also spoke with a person who said her two pit bulls had jumped a 6-foot fence and escaped from her yard.

(Excerpt) Read more at m.wyomingnews.com ...


TOPICS: Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: doggieping; pitbull; pitbullattack; pitbulls

1 posted on 02/14/2012 10:44:46 PM PST by george76
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To: george76

Canine jihadists.


2 posted on 02/14/2012 10:49:27 PM PST by umgud (No Rats, No Rino's)
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To: george76

These dogs are bred to be killers. They do not deserve to be abused but they do not belong on this planet.


3 posted on 02/14/2012 10:49:38 PM PST by ari-freedom
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To: george76

“He said deputies also spoke with a person who said her two pit bulls had jumped a 6-foot fence and escaped from her yard.”

I don’t think a pit bull can jump a 6 foot fence. Maybe a 6 foot “long” fence...


4 posted on 02/14/2012 10:50:29 PM PST by babygene (Figures don't lie, but liars can figure...)
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To: babygene
I don’t think a pit bull can jump a 6 foot fence.

Maybe it can chew through it.

5 posted on 02/14/2012 10:58:26 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: ari-freedom

I agree. Someone told me they’re illegal in England.


6 posted on 02/14/2012 11:00:15 PM PST by Dawgreg (Happiness is not having what you want, but wanting what you have.)
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To: george76

I saw a teacup Yorkshire Terrier maul a Clydesdale to death last week but did THAT ever make the news? No.

Folks, it’s not the breed, it’s the way they’re raised.

Until you’ve seen, as I have, a Chihuahua - a puppy no less - break the neck of a small child, or a Toy Poodle rip the legs off a grown man, you cannot possibly understand.


7 posted on 02/14/2012 11:01:28 PM PST by golux
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To: babygene
I don’t think a pit bull can jump a 6 foot fence.

I don't know about pit bulls but my father witnessed a coyote leap over his 5 ft. high wall. They can also jump up on roofs and chase cats.
8 posted on 02/14/2012 11:04:16 PM PST by redheadtoo
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To: george76

How bout shooting all the pit bulls on site instead of the wolves?


9 posted on 02/14/2012 11:37:30 PM PST by Greg123456
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To: golux
I saw a teacup Yorkshire Terrier maul a Clydesdale to death last week but did THAT ever make the news? No.?

Link?

Until you’ve seen, as I have, a Chihuahua - a puppy no less - break the neck of a small child,

Link?

or a Toy Poodle rip the legs off a grown man, you cannot possibly understand.

Link?

10 posted on 02/14/2012 11:41:59 PM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: golux

Haha, you kid, but I’ve known some mean small breeds.

Many chihuahuas would kill a man if they were big enough.


11 posted on 02/14/2012 11:51:43 PM PST by Retired Greyhound (.)
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To: babygene

Dogs can actually leap pretty high, when they are motivated.

The dogs wouldn’t have to jump over a fence, just high enough that they can use their front legs to hang with and their back legs to climb the fence.

It’s plausible.


12 posted on 02/14/2012 11:58:51 PM PST by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Retired Greyhound; golux

LOL, If we are going to go there, what about cats?

I like cats, and have owned and studied them for countless hours, the more I learned about them, the more I thanked God that they are tiny compared to us.


13 posted on 02/15/2012 12:03:20 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: Netizen
There are no links because, as I said, these stories never make the news.

But never in my life will I forget the day I saw a pack of wild Lhasa Apsos attack, quarter, viciously butcher and devour an entire family of Black Rhinocerosoususes.
14 posted on 02/15/2012 12:11:38 AM PST by golux
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To: golux

yeah right


15 posted on 02/15/2012 12:24:59 AM PST by Netizen (Path to citizenship = Scamnesty. If you give it away, more will come. Who's pilfering your wallet?)
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To: Netizen

Ha ha. Laugh now, my friends. Laugh away. But you won’t find it so funny when you look down and find both your legs and entire midsection trapped in the bloody, bone-brushing jaws of a Dandie Dinmont Terrier. Let’s just say you’ve all been warned.


16 posted on 02/15/2012 12:49:28 AM PST by golux
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To: Jonty30

My mother-in-law used to have a terrier-mix (pound puppy) that was a medium largish dog (60 lbs?) that could CLIMB a 4 foot chaiin link fence to visit his girlfriend next door. Despite being neutered :)


17 posted on 02/15/2012 1:15:45 AM PST by Explorer89 (And now, let the wild rumpus start!!)
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To: babygene
I don’t think a pit bull can jump a 6 foot fence.

A six-foot chainlink fence is no problem for a pit bull. I watched a neighbor easily train his to scale one in no time at all.

Check out this video: Pitbull Scaling a 12 Foot Fence

18 posted on 02/15/2012 1:40:35 AM PST by Alice in Wonderland
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To: Alice in Wonderland

Why would a person have a fence and train his pet to go OVER it?

Just askin’...


19 posted on 02/15/2012 1:50:58 AM PST by Bradís Gramma (PRAY for this country like your life depends on it....)
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To: golux

>> Folks, it’s not the breed, it’s the way they’re raised.

C’mon. Both are a factor with breed disposition being a major factor.


20 posted on 02/15/2012 2:08:48 AM PST by Gene Eric (Newt/Sarah 2012)
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To: george76

IBTZ


21 posted on 02/15/2012 3:10:08 AM PST by lefty-lie-spy (Stay metal. For the Horde \m/("_")\m/ - via iPhone from Tokyo.)
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To: Netizen

Just a hint, I think golux is joking......


22 posted on 02/15/2012 3:26:56 AM PST by leaning conservative (snow coming, school cancelled, yayyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!)
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To: babygene

I have seen it done, albeit he had a hump of ground a few feet back to run and launch himself from, but you would be surprised how high them guys can go.


23 posted on 02/15/2012 4:02:32 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: golux

“Ha ha. Laugh now, my friends. Laugh away.”

I think you mean: “Laugh-a while-a you can-a monkey boy!”

(John Lithgow/John Bigboote)


24 posted on 02/15/2012 4:45:47 AM PST by Peet (Cogito ergo dubito.)
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To: george76

I hate these dogs with a passion. I’ve told the story before how 2 pit bulls came onto our farm and attacked our sheep, tore 3 up bad enough I had to destroy them. Our ultra-huge male Great Pyrenees dog came on scene and quickly killed one pit bull and nearly tore the rear leg off the other. The owner of the pit bulls and raises them about 2mi. down the road,could care less. I won’t hesitate to shoot them on sight. My 8yr old granddaughter often walks among the sheep, and I shudder as to what would happen to her, or my wife. We now have 6 Pyrenees and maybe 300 sheep, cattle n horses.


25 posted on 02/15/2012 4:50:47 AM PST by JamesA (You don't have to be big to stand tall)
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To: golux

Don’t quit your day job.


26 posted on 02/15/2012 5:23:25 AM PST by kanawa
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To: Netizen; golux
or a Toy Poodle rip the legs off a grown man, you cannot possibly understand. Link?

I saw those videos too but they've been removed from the internet because they were too gruesome......They were just horrible.

27 posted on 02/15/2012 5:34:33 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: kanawa
Oh yeah? And what do YOU know about going up against ferocious animals, Kanawa?
LOL best to Sam.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1670661/posts
28 posted on 02/15/2012 5:41:59 AM PST by golux
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To: Netizen; golux
or a Toy Poodle rip the legs off a grown man, you cannot possibly understand. Link?

I saw those videos too but they've been removed from the internet because they were too gruesome......They were just horrible.

29 posted on 02/15/2012 5:54:03 AM PST by Hot Tabasco (The only solution to this primary is a shoot out! Last person standing picks the candidate)
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To: ansel12
I like cats, and have owned and studied them for countless hours, the more I learned about them, the more I thanked God that they are tiny compared to us.

I love this commercial.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O1SX4x7uUE
30 posted on 02/15/2012 6:33:11 AM PST by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: ansel12

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8O1SX4x7uUE


31 posted on 02/15/2012 6:35:32 AM PST by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: JamesA

Kidding aside you are right. It is one thing to be raised a certain way, but these variants - it is hard to identify the “breed” - often carry a mental illness which makes them prone to astonishing violence.

What is more they switch to extreme violence at the drop of a hat and without many, or ANY of the tell-tale cues, and are strong enough to do massive damage VERY quickly.

As a former trainer I have many stories to tell, and the reason I tend to gravitate to these threads (will someone please tell me why folks get zotted for participating in them?) is I want to warn Freepers about this wild breed / variant. They can and DO kill pets, livestock, kids, and adults.

Some “pits” are nice, but MANY are not, and they switch from “nice” to “deadly” faster than you can imagine. I suppose it’s like guns: treat ‘em all as if LOADED, moreover, treat ‘em all as if LOADED and PRONE TO MALFUNCTION.


32 posted on 02/15/2012 6:38:45 AM PST by golux
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To: golux

Decades ago my sister had a mother and son pitbulls. Together they killed piglets and ponies for sport. Yet would lie near the baby in protective mode. Canines are pack animals and are much more aggressive and dangerous whenever there are two or more. Thank the gods for not making cats feel this way in groups. Dogs also have a natural kill instinct that cats don’t have. Cats have to think about it first.


33 posted on 02/15/2012 6:55:38 AM PST by Rapunzel (Run SARAH run)
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To: kanawa; lefty-lie-spy

By the way, fellows, I’m not really a total newbie, but I haven’t quite figured out why there’s a cloud of Zot around pit bull threads. Could you tell me? I do not want to upset Jim, mods, veterans, etc.


34 posted on 02/15/2012 7:29:08 AM PST by golux
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To: DivineMomentsOfTruth

That is DEFINITELY the look that we observe in house cats sometimes, thank God they are tiny compared to us.


35 posted on 02/15/2012 8:33:31 AM PST by ansel12 (Romney is unquestionably the weakest party front-runner in contemporary political history.)
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To: ansel12
Great profile story! Here is my ever-watchful Border Collie/Sheltie mix..

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36 posted on 02/15/2012 10:06:21 AM PST by DivineMomentsOfTruth ("Give me Liberty or I'll stand up and get it for myself!")
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To: george76
“They are known for being friendly to people, in most cases,” Collord said. “When they pack together, whether it be pit bulls or any other dogs, dogs that we think they would never do anything like that, it is a totally different situation when they get into a pack.

“They don’t react the same as what we would see in our homes a lot of time.”

He said it can be normal for animals that have packed together to want to take down another animal, adding that is usually unneutered male dogs that behave that way.

Had a beagle back in '71 that killed every one of my farm mates chickens.
I raced around the countryside to get replacements before the fellow's wife returned.
Blew the engine on my Deux Chevaux in the process.
The bitch lady wouldn't accept the restitution...
"if you think that makes up for what your dog did you got another... blah blah blah"
It was the end of our partnership.
The beagle didn't even need to be in a pack to trigger his behavior.
Had the happiest look on his blood smeared face when I got home and discovered him amidst the feather strewn carnage.

37 posted on 02/15/2012 11:57:27 AM PST by kanawa
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To: ari-freedom
These dogs are bred to be killers

You have described terriers.

38 posted on 02/15/2012 12:04:59 PM PST by kanawa
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To: kanawa

Excellent. I always believed beagles were perhaps the smartest - or at least most pensive - breed.


39 posted on 02/16/2012 10:53:14 PM PST by golux
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