Skip to comments.Mickey the Pit Bull Won’t Be Killed After Mauling 4-year-old
Posted on 03/27/2014 3:49:24 PM PDT by kingattax
PHOENIXA Phoenix judge on Tuesday spared the life of a pit bull that mauled a 4-year-old boy last month and touched off a polarizing Internet debate on mercy, blame and animal violence.
Municipal Court Judge Deborah Griffin ruled that the dog named Mickey must be neutered, defanged and microchipped. She declared the dog vicious earlier in the day and could have ordered euthanasia.
There would be absolutely no possibility of the animal ever doing this to someone again, Griffin said, saying the dog must remain in a facility for the rest of its life and cant be adopted.
The Lexus Project, a New York-based animal rights group and the dogs trustee, has 30 days to find a rehabilitation center or shelter to take Mickey. An animal advocate in court started to cry when hearing the dog would live.
The Feb. 20 attack left Kevin Vicente with a broken eye socket and jaw, and the boy has months, if not years, of reconstructive surgery ahead of him.
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So now animals are more important than humans? I guess they don’t know scripture.
A little boy badly damaged because someone wanted a “cool” animal.
I love animals as much as the next (normal) person, maybe a little more than some. I don’t even know for sure that pitbulls are necessarily as bad as they’ve been made out. What I do know is that a dog that has attacked a child and done this sort of damage is vicious, and needs to be put down - it’s the only sensible thing to do. I would put my own dog down if it had done this - it just couldn’t be trusted anymore. Many (most? all?) of these animal rights people have heads complete full of mush.
cant we just euthanize them
Yep. Misplaced machismo is an ugly and pathetic thing.
” someone wanted a cool animal.”
Only black kids think that Piibulls (sic) are cool, even though they are batscat ugly.
Utter stupidity. If you really cared about the dog, euthanizing would be kinder. And by the way, who will be paying for this "merciful" sentence?
Couldn’t you just let them live and pull all their teeth instead?
My dog would have been DEAD before the cops got there. They would have nothing to shoot!
Next step help the kid.
Next, call my lawyer.
NO these animal rights people MUST GO!
You nailed that. Of course now this judge? can feel good about herself and have the admiration of these animal rights whack jobs, with libs it's all about feeling good. Pathetic.
That dog needs to die in front of other dogs like him so they get the message
Careful there buddy, there are lots of freepers who just love pitbulls and will deny they are the most dangerous breed of dog. And do not ever try to defend law enforcent officers, wow, the fur really flies then.
I’m reminded of the Burt Hammersmith story about the good dog in the Green Mile movie.
He loved that dog but he had to put it down after it took his son’s eye.
make sure it has lots of kids
An animal advocate in court started to cry when hearing the dog would live.
No tears for the kid -- only the dog.
There would be absolutely no possibility of the animal ever doing this to someone again, Griffin said, saying the dog must remain in a facility for the rest of its life and cant be adopted.”
“Municipal Court Judge Deborah Griffin ruled that the dog named Mickey must be neutered, defanged and micro chipped.”
So it’s perfectly acceptable to disfigure the dog instead of simply euthanizing it. The judge is a moron.
I am just thankful that it was not my child that the dog mauled.
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