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Bite victim still in hospital nearly a week after attack

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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2007 10:00 pm

An elderly Lodi man remains hospitalized nearly a week after a dog bit him Saturday, and city officials want the dog killed.

In court papers filed Thursday, Deputy City Attorney Janice Magdich asked that a judge declare the 3-year-old pit bull vicious and order it destroyed, and also asked that the owner be barred from owning dogs for three years.

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5 comments:

  • posted at 2:52 pm on Wed, Jun 6, 2007.

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    After hearing from a coworker, regarding the sheer terror some of the residents near this dog have been dealing with, there is no hope for an animal like this. Recently, PBS ran a special on terriers, which were bred ONLY to kill. It's their instinct. They may have a purpose, perhaps in well fenced acreage, taking care of a varmint infestation, but not in a city. There should be regulation licensing the OWNERS of these dogs, evidence of training, and of liability insurance prior to registration of any potentially deadly dog.

     
  • posted at 11:44 am on Fri, Jun 1, 2007.

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    I live nearby and that dog was out ALL the time. they didn't care. the dog could jump the fence anytime it wanted to. nobody could go into their backyards. All I have to say is FINALLY I can safely walk to my mailbox now.

     
  • posted at 4:14 am on Fri, Jun 1, 2007.

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    should Brutus be put to death? OBVIOUSLY! bit two people last year & was impounded three times for "running at large" clearly this animal is unrestrained and untrained making a dangerous combination. this was'nt a one/first time dog bite which could happen with any dog. this was inevitable. the owners lack of responsibility has created this and she should be held liable. what is the purpose of owning an animal that you cannot control? she's lucky it was'nt a little child that was torn to shreds!

     
  • posted at 4:11 am on Fri, Jun 1, 2007.

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    The owner of the dog needs to be held accountable. Ms. Gabales has repeatedly shown a blatant disregard for the safety of her neighbors. Ms. Gabales knew her dog was dangerous, did nothing to stop the dog, and so now must be held liable for the injury and damage done by the dog.

    She can be held in the jail cell next to that Denver lawyer who put all those plane passengers in jeopardy by knowingly breathing drug-resistant TB all over them last week.

     
  • posted at 4:05 am on Fri, Jun 1, 2007.

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    This dog's owner sounds like she could care less how dangerous her dog was. the dog is out all the time and has bit people before...lets just leave the screen door open...who cares...i'm glad he didn't kill the older gentleman!!!

     
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