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something really bothered me today(VENT)

post #1 of 22
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Ok-as many of you know, I own a pit bull(pup) and shes such a great, wlel behaved puppy(well unless she gets over excited) but anyways, my son had a track meet today(keep in mind hes in 6th grade) So I decide to take Amy(the pup) with me-because she loves everyone....anyhoo-we get there and of course everyone is wanting to pet her and yadda yadda. Theres these 3 girls(6th grade btw) that keep asking me if shes full blooded and saying how cute she is, blah blah. Well I walk off to find my son and run into these girls a bit later, and 2 of them inform me that their dads had(or have) pits and that they raise them to FIGHT!! One of the girls says, arent ya gonna train her to fight?? And Im like "NO" and she said well thats what your supposed to do!! UGGHH-talk about getting a bit MAD Then she says well we used to have 2 but they bit someone so they got PTS. Im trying my best to keep cool and I said yeah well no wonder why bit someone!! Argghhh, sorry to rant but that just really bothered me! Poor girls are so young to be believing that its ok to let dogs fight!
post #2 of 22
Thats so bad!!

And how stupid is the dad to have fighting dogs around his young family?

Why not let them juggle hand grenades too whilst they are at it, or give them a box of matches to play with.

EDIT: by fighting dogs I mean those trained to fight,not the breed itself.
post #3 of 22
Is that even legal?

could you report him to the humane society or the police?
post #4 of 22
Thats awful!! No wonder the pitties have such a bad name, People like that!!
post #5 of 22
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Originally Posted by marie-p
Is that even legal?

could you report him to the humane society or the police?
Heck no its not legal! But I just have their word, so no real evidence, thats whats bad. And here in the town I live in, theres not many pitties around-I think the one girl is from another town and recently moved here.
post #6 of 22
That is really sad.

Ignorance/irresponsable pet owners being passed down from one generation to the next.
post #7 of 22
Such a sad thing to do to a breed that only wants to be loved on and be the center of attention of any kind.
Sad, sad for any dog, but the poor pitties have a bad enough rep without it being perpetuated.
post #8 of 22
Please report them I work with people to combat BSL and people like this are the kinds that are getting people to ban pit bulls and other breeds as well. In most area's they have to catch them redhanded but if the dogs are injured and not getting vet assistance they can atleast take the dogs. Sadly the dogs will be pts but that's because it is almost impossible to rehome one because of the potential of them attacking a neighbors pet and very few pet owners only have one pet. But being PTS is a better fate then what the dogs will live through. Some fighting dogs when they loose are tortured and even some (I know from the work I do) have been known to be left in abandoned apartments to die, dropped, and have seen cases of them being set on fire. These kinds of people are dangerous they bring drugs and gambling in the neighborhood. They most often abuse the dogs in an effort to train them to fight making the dogs very unstable. And they need to be stopped.
post #9 of 22
I so agree with the previous post. We had 3 pit bulls. Two of them were the sweetest dogs that you could imagine, but one of them we rescued when she was only six months from some kids who were making her fight for food. She was mean and she hated every one and every thing but me and my husband. The breed is wonderful, they are very strongwilled dogs and need to be trained and dealt with properly. Living in the inner city, I have seen all the abuse that these beautiful animal go through. We have called the authorities many times when we have heard dogfights in the neighborhood. It is a sound that you never ever want to hear, that is why they fight them in basements mostly. I have some beautiful pictures of my cats with my big boy before I had to have him pts for attacking my daughter and biting me. He lost it when my husband left and he just became more and more aggresive and I didn't have any choice. I cried for tooooo many months over that, and he was my dog. He bit me two times when I yelled at him to get out of the garbage, he bared his teeth and lunged at me and got me. You do need to be careful of the bloodline of Pitts. If you get a Pitt from a line of figters that is bred for aggression like Red was you can have problems. We were heartbroken but you cannot have an aggressive dog especially one as big as he was, it was a sad day for our family for sure.
post #10 of 22
I agree with the other posters. Find out who the girls are (names at least) and report what was said to the police and animal control authorities. It's people like that who will get the breed banned everywhere and then the world will be a worse place without these beautiful and special dogs.

I'll move this to Other Animals.
post #11 of 22
yeah i agree, its best to report even if you have no proof as it may just be a lead the police need.
i had a pitt, she was the best dog ever, the most beautiful colour with these bright yellow eyes. a lot of people were scared of her because of the way she looked but if you got to know her or if you didnt take dogs on face value & came for a stroke you would know that she was the sweetest dog ever & would never harm you.

unfortunatly some stupid idiot shot her with a pelit gun from the bed room window while she was in our garden. it was the most upsetting day of my life.

but people who make dogs fight are inhumane to animals & give certain breeds a bad name, like the pitt. over in the UK its many type of dog that have bad reputations now like the mastiff, english bull terrior & rotties. its such a shame because they are all sweet natured dogs & people just dont seem to understand that dogs like children are only the way they are because of how they have been brought up & trained.



wasnt she cute?!
post #12 of 22
Absolutely report them. The least that can happen is that they are watched and then caught at doing this very illegal thing. It's people like THIS that make it so pit bulls and other dogs are banned in places.
post #13 of 22
Sad to think of how these kids are being raised with a dad that makes his dogs fight and I wonder what cruel things he does to make them fight. These children see this everyday and most likely their parents are doing other illegal things and may even be abusive to the children. I would report for the sake of the children more than anything, they should not grow up thinking this is right.
post #14 of 22
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Originally Posted by SheffieldLass
yeah i agree, its best to report even if you have no proof as it may just be a lead the police need.
i had a pitt, she was the best dog ever, the most beautiful colour with these bright yellow eyes. a lot of people were scared of her because of the way she looked but if you got to know her or if you didnt take dogs on face value & came for a stroke you would know that she was the sweetest dog ever & would never harm you.

unfortunatly some stupid idiot shot her with a pelit gun from the bed room window while she was in our garden. it was the most upsetting day of my life.

but people who make dogs fight are inhumane to animals & give certain breeds a bad name, like the pitt. over in the UK its many type of dog that have bad reputations now like the mastiff, english bull terrior & rotties. its such a shame because they are all sweet natured dogs & people just dont seem to understand that dogs like children are only the way they are because of how they have been brought up & trained.



wasnt she cute?!
Man-she was beautiful!! So sorry you had to go thru that...ppl are idiots
post #15 of 22
I have a pit bull mix and he is the sweetest thing in the world. He has never even tried to bite or snap. When people tell me how aggressive they are I just want to hit them. It is not the dog it is the owners. If you don't train them to be aggressive they won't be.
post #16 of 22
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Originally Posted by psjauntie
It is not the dog it is the owners. If you don't train them to be aggressive they won't be.
While I mostly agree, I do contend that this statement is not 100% accurate.
The same sorts of people who fight these dogs are running BYBs that look for agressive animals to breed.
A well bred pit is indeed NOT agressive by nature, but that's because a GOOD breeder does not breed animals that show any kind of aggression or shyness.

The BYBs of the fighting dog mentality look for dogs with a bad temperment specifically for breeding.
It's a combination of bad irresponsible breeding as well as bad, irresponsible ownership.
post #17 of 22
I absolutely love pitt bulls. We fostered one once and she was an angel besides not being quite housebroken

I agree that it is the owners that make pits mean but it can also be in their blood if they come from a line of agressive fighters.

At the shelter I worked at we had about $15,000 worth of pitts from fighters. Beautiful rare colors, red and blue merle, and interesting spotting patterns...
They came in as very young puppies and we spent a LOT of time one on one with them, trying to get the shelter managers to see that they were great dogs and not mean at all so they could be adopted and not PTS.

One day around 4 months old, they jumped the wall of their cage and completely ripped apart the dog next to them. Then a few employees tried to stop them and they turned on the ones who bottle fed and basically raised them from a very young age. It was a huge mess and everyone was upset. But it was in their blood, that is what they were bred to do. They were all euthanized a few days later on Doggie Dying Day as we called it, we were all crying and everyone was so upset. Of course then the dogs were happy little guys again whining for attention...

There was also the chance of them being stolen if adopted out, their rare colors and muscle would be dollar signs to fighters and possibly the original owner may recognize them...what a mess.
post #18 of 22
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Originally Posted by valanhb
I agree with the other posters. Find out who the girls are (names at least) and report what was said to the police and animal control authorities. It's people like that who will get the breed banned everywhere and then the world will be a worse place without these beautiful and special dogs.

I'll move this to Other Animals.
Not ALL animal control will do anything. Where I live they don't do anything UNLESS the dog bites you. I have a VERY vicious dog next door to me (cross between a chow and a pomeranium(sp?) and it is chewing down the fence to get to me and my cats. It IS nice to it's owners but HAD bitten the young boys of the family.

I cannot do a thing about it! Animal control says "budget Cuts' and that is that!
post #19 of 22
Those girls HAD to be 11 or 12 and they DO know better. They were either NEEDING to tell on their parents or were bragging.

You should have told them it is ilegal to fight dogs and that if their dads are caught the whole family will go to jail.

THEN they would have acted differently!
post #20 of 22
definately report it. Someone could get hurt or die... and if you watch any of the shows on animal planet, the dog that loses in the fight usually gets killed anyway. That way they don't have to pay to feed it. This is why pits get a bad name cause of idiots like this!
post #21 of 22
Quote:
Originally Posted by valanhb
I agree with the other posters. Find out who the girls are (names at least) and report what was said to the police and animal control authorities. It's people like that who will get the breed banned everywhere and then the world will be a worse place without these beautiful and special dogs.

I'll move this to Other Animals.
I agree!!!
post #22 of 22
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One day around 4 months old, they jumped the wall of their cage and completely ripped apart the dog next to them. Then a few employees tried to stop them and they turned on the ones who bottle fed and basically raised them from a very young age. It was a huge mess and everyone was upset. But it was in their blood, that is what they were bred to do. They were all euthanized a few days later on Doggie Dying Day as we called it, we were all crying and everyone was so upset. Of course then the dogs were happy little guys again whining for attention...
That's really sad considering they are bred the way they are so that when you're fighting your dogs you can pull them apart without them eating you. A true Pit Bull has NO human aggression. They make HORRIBLE guard dogs because of that.

I LOVE American Staffordshire Terriers and Pit Bulls. I think people DO make the dog, in the sense that you have to train them consistantly and socialize them a lot, like you would any dog. They are terriers, and Terriers are very strong willed.

I'd love to have one someday and maybe breed and show them.
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