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Posted: Saturday, May 4, 2013 12:00 am

Animal control officers have received a pit bull mix believed to have attacked and killed a dachshund last month at Lodi Lake.

Three witnesses to the April 11 attack have positively identified the large pit bull and American bulldog mix, which was anonymously dropped off at animal control last week, said Animal Control Supervisor Jennifer Bender of the Lodi Police Department.

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  • Marc Brown posted at 8:26 am on Sun, May 5, 2013.

    MarcBrown Posts: 2

    Even if they don't care about the horrible sadness it is for us to lose one of our normal dogs (or other harmless animal pets) to the horror of a pit bull type dog attack, our authorities should consider that any pit bull type dog that attacks other animals is a HUGE danger to human life and safety.

    Few of us will stand by and passively watch a pit bull type dog rip our companion to pieces alive. Few of us can listen to our normal dog screaming as the pit bull tears its ears from its head, rips open its belly and pours it's intestines on the ground, breaks its legs, tears off its tail -- our companion screaming all the while.

    So we will try to save our four-legged friend. Pit bulls quite commonly re-direct the attack when people do this, whether the interrupter is trying to save a dog, a child, a neighbor or a mail carrier. Lots of people have been mauled or killed trying to save another life. Police have often had to shoot pit bull type dogs that attacked police upon being interrupted from killing something else.

    This pit bull needs to be put down. It's absurd that anyone anywhere would be considering any other option.

  • Marc Brown posted at 8:20 am on Sun, May 5, 2013.

    MarcBrown Posts: 2

    Hahaha, mostly the pit bull fans think the pit bull is a 'bread' of dog. That Washington Post article is a joke, all they do is let a pit idolizer talk.

    You know what I think is really funny? The (self-)pitty-party people always say 'there's no such bread as a pit bull' -- but when they want to buy a killer dog, they suddenly do know exactly which ones are PIT BULL TYPE DOGS.

  • Robert Jacobs posted at 6:45 am on Sun, May 5, 2013.

    Robert Jacobs Posts: 298

    But its not the Breed, its the owners! Maybe sometimes, but not always. I don't hear of too many German Shepard's in the news killing and biting! I guess all those dog owners are all good people who treat their dogs correctly... LOL

    Actually, there is not such thing as a Pit Bull that's a made up name...


  • Jan Smith posted at 7:46 pm on Sat, May 4, 2013.

    JaneRawlings Posts: 3

    Yes, pit bull type dogs have killed a human every 9.5 days this year...so far. Eight of those were little children. The pit / AmBull mix in this story is clearly a vicious killer. It must be put down before it kills a human. It's appalling that there would be any argument about that whatsoever. I can't believe any court even accepted this case for a hearing. I hope the hearing is short and this horrible killer dog is quickly euthanized.

  • Jan Smith posted at 7:43 pm on Sat, May 4, 2013.

    JaneRawlings Posts: 3

    It's probably the Lexus Project. A bunch of bottom-feeding lawyers who go around trying to save poor-poor pit bull type dogs that have mauled and killed. Here's an example of their idiocy:


  • Jan Smith posted at 7:37 pm on Sat, May 4, 2013.

    JaneRawlings Posts: 3

    This is indeed a complete waste of taxpayer money and scarce court resources. Any dog that kills another dog must be put down. To make matters worse, this is a pit bull type dog, a mix of two of the most vicious and unstable breeds out there. This type of dog commonly redirects an attack onto any human that tries to interfere. They are capable of inflicting injuries as serious as a shark attack.

    Few dog owners will stand by passively and watch their companion be ripped apart alive, listen to its screams while a monster dog rips its ears from its head, tears its belly open, breaks its legs and crushes its ribs. Most of us will try to help our own, normal dogs. This means that this pit bull type dog is BY DEFINITION a threat to human life and safety, even if it starts out by attacking other dogs.

    I hope any judge this case comes before dismisses it out of hand for this reason, aside from the fact that it's utterly stupid to be giving dogs lawyers.

  • Brenda Grant posted at 6:03 pm on Sat, May 4, 2013.

    Brenda Grant Posts: 8

    How ridiculous. Wasting tax payers money to determine if a killer dog is dangerous.

  • John Kindseth posted at 4:42 pm on Sat, May 4, 2013.

    John Kindseth Posts: 246

    "A city attorney will present the case before a judge,...."

    I hope the poor mutt has a translator !

    "Woof--Woof..." "You are out of order"......"Bark...
    Bark...." "Bailiff, remove this obstreperous animal"

    "Ruff--Ruff...." "OK, that is it for you, 30 days !!!!!"

    We have taxpayer paid lawyers for murderous animals ? Something is wrong. This is simply very very stupid. Whoever required this mutt to be represented by a lawyer should be given some plastic bags and sentenced to remove "dooty" from the city streets !!

  • Sunny Samuels posted at 4:35 pm on Sat, May 4, 2013.

    Sunny Samuels Posts: 61

    So the person who dropped the pit off obviously knew who the owner was. Why wasn't this person questioned to find out who the owner is? Why isn't there more going on to arrest the owner of this dog and charge him with a crime????

  • Merritt Clifton posted at 12:20 pm on Sat, May 4, 2013.

    Merritt Clifton Posts: 7

    I have been logging fatal and disfiguring dog attacks in the U.S. and Canada since September 1982. Of the 4,105 dogs involved in fatal and disfiguring attacks on humans occurring in the past 30.5 years, 2,547 (62%) were pit bulls; 530 were Rottweilers; 3,303 were of related molosser breeds, including pit bulls, Rottweilers, Cane Corsos, mastiffs, boxers, and their mixes. Of the 508 human fatalities, 256 were killed by pit bulls; 84 were killed by Rottweilers; 378 (69%) were killed by molosser breeds. Of the 2,276 people who were disfigured, 1,466 (61%) were disfigured by pit bulls; 304 were disfigured by Rottweilers; 1,867 (82%) were disfigured by molosser breeds. Pit bulls, incidentally, inflict about 10 times as many fatal and disfiguring injuries on other pets and livestock as on humans, a pattern unique to the pit bull class. Surveys of dogs offered for sale or adoption indicate that pit bulls are less than 5% of the U.S. dog population; molosser breeds, all combined, are 9%.

  • Dennis Baker posted at 7:19 am on Sat, May 4, 2013.

    Dennis Baker Posts: 5

    While anti BSL, pro pit advocates celebrate what they consider victories. We mourn another death . Thus far this year there have been 11 fatal dog attacks in the U.S. In every one of these deaths only one breed (type) of dog has been the killer .The pit bull has been the only type of dog to take human life so far this year. Please Pray for the families and loved ones of the following .(Beau Rutledge, 2 years old)(Jordyn Arndt 4 years old )( Claudia Gallardo, 38 years old ) (Tyler Jett, 7 years old ) (Monica Renee Laminack, 21 months old) (Daxton Borchardt, 14 months old ) ( Ryan Maxwell, 7 years old ) (Isaiah Aguilar, 2 years old ) ( Esile Grace, 91 years old ) (Christian Gormanous, 4 years old ) (Betty Todd, 65 years old ) What kind of people find celebration while lives are lost. At this rate within the next 10 to 20 days We will be adding another innocent victim to this list. Please join Us to bring regulation that will reduce the mauling and killing.https://www.facebook.com/ProtectChildrenFromPitBulls?ref=stream



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