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Dog found with teeth sawed off [dog-fighting bait dog]
WIS News ^ | Taylor Kearns

Posted on 07/12/2011 8:41:19 AM PDT by Feline_AIDS

WEST COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The people at PETS, Inc. see animals come through the door in bad shape everyday, but some there say this one takes the cake.

A dog they've named "Cowboy," walked in their doors timidly Saturday with a tennis ball in his mouth, bite wounds from the nose to tail, underweight and dehydrated. When they opened his mouth to determine his age, they were shocked to see that all of his teeth had been broken or sawed off, indicating that he had been used as a "bait dog" to train juvenile Pit Bulls for fighting.

The skinny Pit Bull was found on Friday on Sandy Run Road in Gaston, an area that has produced other abused dogs, according to PETS, Inc. Cowboy's neck has a gray ring of broken hair typical of a dog who has struggled against a chain, shelter employees said.

When he first got to PETS, Inc., Cowboy paid no attention to the employees or to any of the other dogs in the room.

"It's just an amazing thing that a dog could have been through as much as he's been through and still be so accepting and gentle with people," said Jane Brundage. He was solely focused on the tennis ball that was given to him by the young woman who found him.

(Excerpt) Read more at wistv.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; US: South Carolina
KEYWORDS: dogfighting; doggieping; michaelvick; peoplearejerks; pitbull
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Video at link. He's sweet, even after all he's been through.


1 posted on 07/12/2011 8:41:26 AM PDT by Feline_AIDS
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To: Feline_AIDS
http://www.wistv.com/slideshow?widgetid=32575

More pictures.

2 posted on 07/12/2011 8:42:19 AM PDT by Feline_AIDS (A gun in hand is better than a cop on the phone.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Some folks are in serious need of tire iron therapy.


3 posted on 07/12/2011 8:45:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Feline_AIDS

So sad.


4 posted on 07/12/2011 8:46:02 AM PDT by Desdemona ( If trusting the men in the clergy was a requirement for Faith, there would be no one in the pews.)
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To: cripplecreek

Just for starters.


5 posted on 07/12/2011 8:46:46 AM PDT by Salamander (I don't want trouble, I don't need no fuss. But I'm wounded, old and treacherous.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Very sweet but why are they referring to him as a pit bull?


6 posted on 07/12/2011 8:49:14 AM PDT by svcw (democrats are liars, it's a given)
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To: Salamander
I live to make my dogs happy and it shows.

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7 posted on 07/12/2011 8:49:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: cripplecreek

At the very least.


8 posted on 07/12/2011 8:51:27 AM PDT by spetznaz (Nuclear-tipped Ballistic Missiles: The Ultimate Phallic Symbol)
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To: Feline_AIDS
What evil bastard that could do something like this..If they could harm a poor dog or cat then they could murders human..I think everyone of the bastards that are caught using these dogs as bait should be thrown into a pit that had dogs that would tare them apart..Those dogs that fight are taught to do so,they are not natural born killers like some say they are..A pit bull is no more harmful than any other dog,,The ones I have been around are sweet and playful..
9 posted on 07/12/2011 8:51:48 AM PDT by PLD
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To: svcw

What do you mean?


10 posted on 07/12/2011 8:53:01 AM PDT by LongElegantLegs (Use it up, wear it out, make it over or do without.)
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To: AnAmericanMother; Titan Magroyne; Badeye; Shannon; SandRat; arbooz; potlatch; ...
WOOOF!

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11 posted on 07/12/2011 8:54:21 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: svcw

Looks like maybe a pit mix in other photos. The other photos show he is definitely a very smart dog too. Most dogs get mean as hell after prolonged abuse. This is really an exceptional dog.


12 posted on 07/12/2011 8:55:13 AM PDT by Psalm 144 (We are not governed. We are occupied.)
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To: cripplecreek

And some here would ridicule you [and me..and lots of others] for doing that.

I say, bless your heart.


13 posted on 07/12/2011 8:55:13 AM PDT by Salamander (I don't want trouble, I don't need no fuss. But I'm wounded, old and treacherous.)
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To: cripplecreek

“Some folks are in serious need of tire iron therapy.”

Call the Trunk Monkey!


14 posted on 07/12/2011 8:58:29 AM PDT by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is essential to examine principles, Kill the EPA!!!)
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To: Salamander; cripplecreek
Some folks are in serious need of tire iron therapy.

Just for starters.

My diagnosis is that they suffer from a severe case of lead deficiency.

15 posted on 07/12/2011 9:00:04 AM PDT by cowboyway (Molon labe : Deo Vindice : "Rebellion is always an option!!"--Jim Robinson)
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To: Feline_AIDS

Stories like this make me sick! Such a sweet dog. He loves his tennis ball and I thought that this was probably the first act of kindness and joy he ever experienced. A tennis ball...


16 posted on 07/12/2011 9:00:31 AM PDT by momtothree
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To: PLD

“What evil bastard that could do something like this..If they could harm a poor dog or cat then they could murders human...

A pit bull is no more harmful than any other dog,,The ones I have been around are sweet and playful.. “

I agree that someone that could do this is a menace to society. To abuse animals in this way is beyond my comprehension.

However, I’ll have to disagree about pit bulls. Dogs are bred to bring out characteristics. Certain breeds have strong traits. Beagles bark. Border collies have boundless energy. Pit bulls tend towards a protective/aggressive nature. There are other breeds like that, and it doesn’t mean all pit bulls are mean. It just means you have to be extra careful how you raise them. Couple that with their incredible jaw strength, and you can see how they get a bad reputation.


17 posted on 07/12/2011 9:00:37 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: cowboyway

Hmmm.

I sense a “heavy metal justice” theme, here.


18 posted on 07/12/2011 9:02:16 AM PDT by Salamander (I don't want trouble, I don't need no fuss. But I'm wounded, old and treacherous.)
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To: Salamander

Happy dogs are pleasant company not to mention obedient.


19 posted on 07/12/2011 9:02:40 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: Feline_AIDS

They should take the bastards who did this, strip them naked, knock all their teeth our and toss them into a pitfull of their damn fighting pit bulls - better yet, a LARGE pack of very hungry wolves or bears.

Society has a RIGHT to eliminate low bred scum like this from the breeding pool in an adequately sufficient manner.

Bastards like this have lost their cards to the human race.

As a matter of fact, the above should be a standard way of dealing with ANYONE who engages in “dog-fighting”.


20 posted on 07/12/2011 9:04:33 AM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: momtothree

And he doesn’t even have the teeth to hold it.

They can do reconstructive dental work.

I hope they will.


21 posted on 07/12/2011 9:04:46 AM PDT by Salamander (I don't want trouble, I don't need no fuss. But I'm wounded, old and treacherous.)
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To: cripplecreek

Indeed.

Today is Odin’s second birthday.

I think I’ll pop off of here and spend happy time with him.

He’s laying here right now, looking ‘concerned’.

He can sense that something has upset me and it’s not right that his special day be clouded by that.

Y’all take care.


22 posted on 07/12/2011 9:07:41 AM PDT by Salamander (I don't want trouble, I don't need no fuss. But I'm wounded, old and treacherous.)
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To: PLD

You are right. They are a living breathing affront to everything humanity should represent.

But MARK MY WORDS, some idiot will chime in about human inhumanity to humans and imply that somehow we are overacting because these are just animals and that somehow because we feel so strongly about this, we wouldn’t feel as strongly about abortion, or other subjects involving human to human cruelty. Of course, that is nonesense and they know it.


23 posted on 07/12/2011 9:07:49 AM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: Feline_AIDS; All

Donl’’t ever reguse to adopt a dog just becasue he’s been abused. I had a dog for ten years whom I had to put down becaue of terminal cancer a few months ago. He was half Chocolate Lab and half Weimaraner and the most absolutely loving, quietly funny, and devoted dog I’ve ever been a dog daddy to.

His original owner was a horrible brute who tried to make him into a hunter when he was a lover who just wanted to be a lover. Fronm the way he acted after I got him, it’s obvious the brute “trained” him by beating him, yelling at him, and shooting off guns close to him to scare him. Finally, he was abandoned, tied to a stake near a burning house, and had much of he hair on one side of his body singed off. He was rescued, fostered, and, when I got him, he was stll afraid of walking on a leash and terriblhy afraid of riding in cars. In spite of all his horror, he retained the most beautiful, loving personality of any dog I’ve ever had and was an absolute joy during he ten years I was privileged to be his dog daddy. Indeed, even now, three months later, I tear up a I write this.


24 posted on 07/12/2011 9:07:59 AM PDT by libstripper
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To: Feline_AIDS

Doggy needs dentures.


25 posted on 07/12/2011 9:08:18 AM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

My daughter brought a pit bull home from the pound. (She worked there, and thought I was a repository for unwanted pound puppies). According to the Humane Society, he was used as a trainer for fighting. He loved kids and cats and riding in the truck. I had a couple of male boxers who thought they were the hot stuff on the block. This dog would playfully pin them down like they were little pups, and he never hurt them.


26 posted on 07/12/2011 9:08:49 AM PDT by pallis
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To: brownsfan
They are very strong dogs and can do lots of damage but it still is the way they are raised..Yes they are protective with their owner but the ones trained to kill are not used as pets and are usually left in cages and not given any affection.. I have a Pom and he is very protective but has never bitten anyone he is raised to respect and love people..I do however know he would fight someone to the end if they tried to harm me or anyone in this family..

It is a shame that the animals that fig these dogs are let loose on society after a slap on the wrist..

27 posted on 07/12/2011 9:11:13 AM PDT by PLD
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To: brownsfan

Golden’s just lie on their back and insist on having their tummy’s rubbed. The only thing that can make my dog a raving lunatic is if you stop petting him.

Oh the huge manatee,...


28 posted on 07/12/2011 9:13:05 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (As long as the MSM covers for Obama, he will be above the law.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

“...was found on Friday on Sandy Run Road in Gaston, an area that has produced other abused dogs...”

Looks like a good place for a stake-out. And then the tire iron therapy!


29 posted on 07/12/2011 9:13:36 AM PDT by Twotone (Marte Et Clypeo)
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To: Feline_AIDS

you see stories like this and think Michael Vick should have gotten twenty years


30 posted on 07/12/2011 9:15:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: ZULU

You know I do not care what others say about me I say what I think and to bad if they don’t like it..I know what you mean..People that have never raised and loved a dog or cat will never know what it is like to look into that sweet face and almost know what they want..And I am not crazy.I would love an animal before I would ever love some people,I can tell an evil person just like I can tell when to stay away from a dog that has been raised to kill..


31 posted on 07/12/2011 9:19:32 AM PDT by PLD
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To: LongElegantLegs

In the photo I have seen, the dog does not look like a pit bull. That’s what I meant.


32 posted on 07/12/2011 9:22:19 AM PDT by svcw (democrats are liars, it's a given)
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To: PLD

People who do this things to helpless animals are

1) an insult to the rest of humanity

2) a standing threat to all other living creatures, human and animal and should be destroyed.


33 posted on 07/12/2011 9:24:07 AM PDT by ZULU (Lindsey Graham is a nanometrical pustule of pusillanimous putrescence)
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To: Salamander

I hope they can.

The dog deserves a good home.


34 posted on 07/12/2011 9:29:27 AM PDT by Jonty30
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To: Feline_AIDS

Some folks need whipping.


35 posted on 07/12/2011 9:30:07 AM PDT by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: cripplecreek

There is nothing better than coming home after a lousy day of work and getting slobbered by an ‘oh so happy to see you’ dog.

Yes, those are indeed happy dogs.


36 posted on 07/12/2011 9:31:59 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: Feline_AIDS

I just truly want to beat the living sh*t out of bastards who do this to animals.


37 posted on 07/12/2011 9:34:32 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A poster on a White House wall on 20 Jan 2013: "Malice doesn't live here anymore")
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To: Buckeye McFrog
you see stories like this and think Michael Vick should have gotten twenty years

Absolutely.

38 posted on 07/12/2011 9:36:17 AM PDT by ScottinVA (A poster on a White House wall on 20 Jan 2013: "Malice doesn't live here anymore")
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To: brownsfan
>Pit bulls tend towards a protective/aggressive nature. <

Toward other dogs, yes. However, historically the handlers of pit dogs eliminated any individual dog that showed the slightest tendency toward human aggression. Modern thugs have bred human aggression back in, but there are still many, many pit bulls who have no hint of human aggression. This little guy's sin was his lack of aggression in any form, poor critter.

Thank goodness he found people that are the exact opposite of the creatures that owned him originally.

39 posted on 07/12/2011 9:41:08 AM PDT by Darnright (There can never be a complete confidence in a power which is excessive. - Tacitus)
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To: libstripper

I adopted a beautiful Dalmatian who had been rescued from an apartment where her ‘owner’ was arrested. The dog sat in the shelter for three months waiting for the SOB to be sentenced. She was badly abused in her first 12 months of life and petrified of men.

With a lot of work, and with help from my other dog, she grew into a loving, graceful, sweet, trusting dog.

I often thought about the SOB who beat her and hoped that when Bubba was making him his bitch in prison, he might reflect on how he had treated that dog. I can only hope.


40 posted on 07/12/2011 9:41:12 AM PDT by NoKoolAidforMe (I'm clinging to my God and my guns. You can keep the change.)
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To: ZULU

agree!!!


41 posted on 07/12/2011 9:43:39 AM PDT by PLD
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To: Feline_AIDS

Oh, but Michael Vick is an OK guy and completely rehabilitated and paid his debt to society - and should be celebrated again for his amazing talents!!!!/s


42 posted on 07/12/2011 9:45:29 AM PDT 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: ZULU
They should take the bastards who did this...knock all their teeth out

Don't forget to salvage the diamonds embedded in their teeth.

43 posted on 07/12/2011 9:53:10 AM PDT by Salvey
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To: NoKoolAidforMe

A neighbor has two dogs that were rescued. One was a German Shepherd who bounced back just great. The other was a dog that was obviously badly beaten by its previous owner, likely a male since she shows a lot of fear toward males. So she sees me, gets very defensive, but once in a while it just clicks - “You mean you’re a person who wants to pet me and love me, not beat me?!?!” (I have to use the squeaky voice when talking to her). That’s when she gets really hyper and starts jumping. The previous owner of that dog needs tire iron therapy.


44 posted on 07/12/2011 9:58:34 AM PDT by Fred Hayek (FUBO, the No Talent Pop Star pResident.)
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To: Buckeye McFrog

Michael Vick,and a lot of another problems, insure that I will never again watch or care about pro football. Just like OJ..he will commit another crime..likely gambling on his sport..and we will finally see the end of him.


45 posted on 07/12/2011 10:00:29 AM PDT by Oldexpat
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To: All

People who abuse animals or “train” them to be killers........makes me weep with sadness. I hope that there is a very special place in heaven for the victims— a place where these poor animals never again know hatred or abuse. As for the abusers, well they can beg for mercy from God, but they can’t hide whatever heart they have from him.


46 posted on 07/12/2011 10:05:07 AM PDT by navymom1
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To: Feline_AIDS

Obama voters at work I would assume!


47 posted on 07/12/2011 10:07:13 AM PDT by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date that will live in Infamy.)
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To: Twotone
If they know this area is a haven for training, breeding fighting dogs, why don't they raid these places?? There are probably enough dog people on the police force who would be glad to give these cretins some “tire iron therapy”.

This poor dog. Imagine the pain it went through when it was having it's teeth filed down. I don't know many people (myself included) who would have a cavity filled without having Novocaine first much less time after time on all of them. Makes me sick to my stomach.

48 posted on 07/12/2011 10:09:20 AM PDT by Humal
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To: PLD

You are so right, but be prepared to be flamed by the pit bull/bully breed haters. You know they read of these dangerous dogs in the media...so it must be true! /s


49 posted on 07/12/2011 10:12:10 AM PDT by JLLH
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To: ZULU

You’re right. I’ll have to read the rest of the thread to see if they have or will show up.... They almost always do. So ridiculous.


50 posted on 07/12/2011 10:14:58 AM PDT by JLLH
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