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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
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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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“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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