Skip to comments.Dog found with teeth sawed off [dog-fighting bait dog]
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.
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Some folks are in serious need of tire iron therapy.
Just for starters.
Very sweet but why are they referring to him as a pit bull?
At the very least.
What do you mean?
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.
And some here would ridicule you [and me..and lots of others] for doing that.
I say, bless your heart.
“Some folks are in serious need of tire iron therapy.”
Call the Trunk Monkey!
Just for starters.
My diagnosis is that they suffer from a severe case of lead deficiency.
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...
“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.
I sense a “heavy metal justice” theme, here.
Happy dogs are pleasant company not to mention obedient.
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”.
And he doesn’t even have the teeth to hold it.
They can do reconstructive dental work.
I hope they will.
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.
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.
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.
Doggy needs dentures.
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.
It is a shame that the animals that fig these dogs are let loose on society after a slap on the wrist..
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,...
“...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!
you see stories like this and think Michael Vick should have gotten twenty years
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..
In the photo I have seen, the dog does not look like a pit bull. That’s what I meant.
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.
I hope they can.
The dog deserves a good home.
Some folks need whipping.
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.
I just truly want to beat the living sh*t out of bastards who do this to animals.
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.
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.
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
Don't forget to salvage the diamonds embedded in their teeth.
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.
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.
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.
Obama voters at work I would assume!
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.
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
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.