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Puppies Killed at Pit Bull Awareness/Adoption Event

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Two pit bulls were killed and another three are recovering after someone apparently poisoned the young puppies during an awareness and adoption event in central Pennsylvania this weekend.

WeAreCentralPA.com reported that during an event held by A Darrah Bull Bully Rescue, someone allegedly put poison in the water dish that 5 tiny pit bull puppies were drinking from. The event was intended to raise awareness of the breed, to educate the public about these dogs, and to find homes for the pups that A Darrah Bull Bully rescues.

Renae Metz, one of the founders of A Darrah Bull Bully Rescue, told reporters, “The puppies evidently were an easy target. We aren’t going to turn people down when they offer to put water in their pen, we never imagined that someone would be this malicious.”

Because of the actions of one hateful, malicious person, the pit bull rescue organization will no longer bring puppies to their events.

“We want to press on and save as many dogs as we can,” Metz said. “This just turned us on to the fact that so many people are hateful and we just need to keep spreading the word that these are not bad dogs at all.”

The organization is offering a $1000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the heinous act that left 2 puppies dead and 3 others in need of emergency medical care.

If you have information, or would like to contribute to their cause in the form of donations, visit A Darrah Bull Bully Rescue at http://adarrahbullbullyrescue.webs.com/

 

373 Responses to Puppies Killed at Pit Bull Awareness/Adoption Event
  1. mike
    November 19, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    I don’t believe there is a god, or a pit bull, or such a thing as sweet reason.

  2. maria
    November 12, 2013 | 9:49 am

    This monsters should be put in jail, and then let God deal w them later on

  3. Gwen
    November 9, 2013 | 1:08 pm

    What DISGUSTING PEOPLE to do this to incident little puppies. Whatever your age what if we give you the poison and see you SUFFER?? Would you do this to your children?? Throw the prison for life to them. Place their pictures on every news channel to let the world know who you are? Never to have animals around you or your children. COWARD SOB’S FOR THIS ACTION!! HAVE NO MERCY FOR YOU !!

  4. Mike Milazzo
    November 1, 2013 | 9:47 am

    you people are the reason that animal cruelty cases increase, rather than decrease. Here, we have dead puppies – at the hand of one of ours – and yet, you would rather address what the hell happens to US after death?!

    Would that you all exerted that same energy into productive solutions to animal abuse and cruelty.

    Instead, this sad and disgusting act is met with frivolity and grammar corrections.

    So. Typically. Human.

  5. Dirk R
    October 26, 2013 | 9:53 am

    Mara-you are describing an abused,bored,lonely dog.Pit or not doesn’t even count.Dog should be removed from that situation.

  6. Dirk R
    October 26, 2013 | 9:49 am

    God……damn…..etc. Isn’t the subject the murder of puppies? There is no scientific proof that pit bulls are dangerous.When they do bite they do a lot of damage but people are breeding and conditioning for aggression so they can claim big dicks and make $.People are always the problem.Labs bite more than pits each year. Using the rational that some use all humans should be put down.

  7. dogmother
    October 20, 2013 | 4:36 pm

    How can someone be so cruel? My faith in humanity gets tarnished almost every day.

  8. Christina
    October 12, 2013 | 10:33 pm

    SO SAD…STUPID PEOPLE.NO BAD DOGS ONLY BAD PEOPLE THAT OWN THEM.

  9. Mara
    September 21, 2013 | 1:00 pm

    Mara – email me missmara@wans.net

  10. Mara
    September 21, 2013 | 12:59 pm

    Question re the safety of pit bulls: I visited a few days with someone who had a “harmless” pit bull, half grown. When I would go outside to use my cell phone, the lonely dog would try to play with me, by jumping on me and biting at my ankles. If I tried to walk away, he would only become more rowdy, jumping and biting more — and it hurt! If I ran away, this behavior would escalate even more. Yelling at him didn’t help. (They told me to yell at him when he was rowdy.)

    I ended up jumping on the roof of the nearest car or sitting in the car (on a hot day) just to talk on my phone! He could be sneaky too — waiting until I am a distance from the house before he would come after me.

    I agree this dog would possibly be better if they gave him attention, so he wasn’t so lonely. They keep him on a chain or in the house all day, and want to allow him a chance to exercise —- hence him catching me when I would talk on my phone (no signal in the house).

    Other dogs do not threaten me like that. Pit bulls IN PARTICULAR threaten me like that. I was at risk with that pit bull!! (I am 5/3″; 105 lbs). A small child would be in even more danger. He could injure me when he is being playful. Also I sensed he could easily go from ‘playing’ to intentional aggression very easily.

    These factors are not true in many other breeds (maybe a few other breeds they are true in). This constitutes a DANGEROUS DOG. Am I mistaken????

    Other breeds don’t endanger me just because I am caught outside alone without their owner, when they also happen to be in the same area.

    Before this experience I had never had an attitude against pit bulls. Somebody help me out, here.

    • Dirk R
      October 26, 2013 | 9:54 am

      thats an abused dog!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!DUH

  11. Donna
    September 16, 2013 | 9:28 am

    How about everyone sticks to the subject at hand and saves their Hell and Heaven beliefs for another more appropriate thread?

    The P-O-S who did this needs to be caught and fed a little drano in their next cup of coffee.

    That is a terrible act by a terrible person… they need to be caught and any other PB rescues in that area should probably avoid bringing dogs to those events too as obviously this scum has it out for Pits. Too bad they don’t educated themselves before committing murder.

  12. Gypsy
    September 9, 2013 | 8:57 am

    SERIOUSLY – YOU ARE DEBATING THE “HEAVEN & HELL” ISSUE WHEN THAT’S NOT EVEN WHAT THIS ARTICLE IS ABOUT??? FOCUS ON THE REAL ISSUE HERE – A VERY SERIOUSLY SICK PERSON WHO IS OUT THERE KILLING INNOCENT, DEFENSELESS ANIMALS. WHEN THEY DO THIS, THERE IS NO TELLING WHAT ELSE THEY WILL DO OR WHAT OTHER INNOCENT SPECIES THEY WILL HURT (CHILDREN)…AS HUMANS, WE CHOSE TO DOMESTICATE THEM, WE NEED TO ALSO THEN PROTECT THEM. THIS SICKO ..OR SICKOS, NEED TO BE PUNISHED AND HOWEVER THAT IS, SO IT IS. SICK PEOPLE OUT THERE!!

  13. Balance required in life
    July 25, 2013 | 2:16 pm

    I live on a farm in a rural country town in the middle of ‘lost and found’ so to speak. Having been raised on a farm, I have been and still am exposed to a variety of situations regarding animal life. My parents have a male jack russell farm dog and also various ages of toy poodles. I personally have a male blue heeler and a male border collie. The reason i’m highlighting these facts is because every breed typically has a standard personality that is typical for them. However, i’ve seen some toy poodles that are your typical friendly lap cuddler people lover and some that are aggressive knee nibblers. The ‘standard’ blue heeler is usually a reserved cautious dog- more of a one owner or one family type dog. However my blue heeler has never met a stranger, and would rather be out treeing squirrels and coons than herding our sheep. My border collie also doesn’t fit the ‘typical’ border collie mold. He’s very laid back, prefers to fall asleep chewing on a bone or bark at fish in the creek. We have had numerous dogs and puppies wander up to our houses that people have neglected on the dirt road- some have been great dane mixes, lab mixes, pit bulls and really all kinds of dogs. Unfortunately, if these dogs can’t be placed, many wind up killed by being runover or even at the hand of a rancher protecting his cattle investment if he finds them chasing his cows.
    I’ll admit that i have never owned a pure bred pit bull, although i have at various times owned some that were cross breeds. My point to this little story is that i feel like people want to point the blame at one specific breed and call it dangerous. And maybe there are breeds that are MORE prone to being violent than others. I do think that just as there are good people in the world and there are bad people in the world, there are animals that have a genetic makeup that leans them one way or the other. You observe a litter of puppies and some at a very young age will bark and growl a lot while others are quite timid. This can be observed only weeks after birth. I’m not trying to downplay the role that past experiences play on a dog (or human for that matter). I think that a dog or human that was abused should be given a chance to recover- and some truly do blossom and rise above their traumatic experience. Unfortunately others can’t ever seem to and it may effect them at different times or during different situations. But to poison an animal, helpless puppies in this instance, that is wrong. This was inhumane and cruel. Maybe there should be permits or licenses to acquire with the breeds deemed ‘more prone to violence’ but where is the line drawn for that? I have barbadoes sheep that absolutely enjoy ramming my horses and my ‘supposed’ cow dogs, but does that make them violent and require a permit to own them? This needs to be looked at from a broader spectrum and a more open mind.

  14. jackal
    July 24, 2013 | 8:26 am

    Yay bit bulls suck and these people are blind.

    • Mike Milazzo
      November 1, 2013 | 9:52 am

      idiot. ignorant hick.

  15. Animal Lover
    July 24, 2013 | 3:46 am

    During WWII, a US military personel brought his pit bull to war with him. The dog rescued wounded soldiers on the battlefield. Warned of german spies, warned of gas going off in their bunkers. warned when the enemy was approaching. That dog was the first dog that was used on the battle field. Anyway, he recieved a purple heart. After the way that dog performed during war, the US military started using dogs for various duties. The dog in our gang was a pitt bull.

    • utahryder
      September 18, 2013 | 8:31 am

      Really, dogs were never used in war before that?? Dogs were ALWAYS used in war. MY grandfather was a handler in WWI. In WWII, there were millions of dogs used on both sides, and many of them were family pets that were donated to the war effort and lost their lives in the war. Total lack of facts here.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dogs_in_warfare

  16. Animal Lover
    July 24, 2013 | 3:32 am

    I have had over my lifetime. A terrior poodle mix that no one could get close to. The dog took a chunk out of my leg when my brother and I were having a dissagreement. When I was 4 or 5 yrs old, I had a heinz 57 that chewed my upper lip up. We had two black labs when I was kid. They never bit me. They pulled me around the block on my skateboard. As an adult, I had one St Bernard who was a loving dog. An Irish setter that was so sweet. A German sheppard that wasnt territorial until we moved to town, and had a fenced in back yard. If you were family the dog wouldnt let you in the back yard. The shepard was protective of my son who was a toddler. We have had three more labs since then. One white, one black, and one chocolate lab. The white and black labs I never had any problems with. The chocolate lab would bite my bottom when my husband or kids starterd yelling at me. Other wise the chocolate lab wouldnt bite. I presently have hienz 57, Probably terrier, and chiulala mixed. He doesnt like people in uniform, or dark complexted people. This dog was rescued by a friend of my husbands. They gave the dog to us. I suppose at one time he was abandoned, and abused. He is sweet to me, but he has bitten other family members. He doesnt want me to leave the house. he is attached to me. Then I have full blood chiulala. That dog barks all the time when someone comes thru the door. She gets all the dogs started barking. She hasnt bit anyone yet. She sneaks up on the bed to sleep after we fall asleep. Then my son who lives with us brought a pit bull puppy home 7-8 months ago. She is a big dog now. She hasnt bitten anyone. My heinze 57 rules the house. He is in charge. The other dogs know not to bother him. He bosses the pitt bull. The mother and a sister of my sons pitt bull. I see once in while they are really gentle. The pitt bull doesnt bother my cats, or my chickens. My heinz 57 chases my boy cat all the time, but doesnt bother the two girl cats. Just like in all races of people, in all breeds of dogs you have your good and bad. Most bad behavior is learned, as well as good behavior is learned. Bad behavior can be taught, as well as good behavior can be taught. Sometimes good familys may have that one kid that turns bad maybe born that way. Bad familys may have that one kid that turns out good. It is the same with dogs and litters of puppy. It depends on genetics, learned behavior, training, and discipline. Out of the three dogs that live in my house. The pit bull seems to be the best one. She is so sweet. She can do a whole bunch of tricks. Now if I can figure out a way to keep all the dogs out of the trash. I would be a happy camper.

    • utahryder
      September 18, 2013 | 8:44 am

      Sounds like you have owned at lot of dogs but don’t have any knowledge or make any effort to actually TRAIN any of them I sure wish you luck and hope that there are no more dogs biting or being aggressive that you own. Allowing your dogs to repeatedly bite your or family members, or to act aggressive to others is totally irresponsible dog ownership and you are exactly the type of people who should NOT own the type of dog that could potentially cause serious damage to someone if they did bite. I hope that you start to take responsibility for your animals and actually learn the proper way to raise and train them. The use of a trainer to do temperament tests on your animals should be the first step in gaining control of a situation that obviously have been dangerous for some time.

  17. Jean
    July 15, 2013 | 11:13 am

    So, so bigoted. The press has done its job.

    You should take the time to get to know the breed. And meet people who have REAL pitts, not the agressive, beaten, abused, damaged ones that a**holes “use for protecton” of their illegal activities. These poor little guys can sometimes be saved and become loving pets, but some can not. But that’s not their fault.
    Meet the dogs who are family pets, who love everyone they see, who would rather sit on your lap than be anywhere else in the world.
    That’s what the breed is really like.
    I hope you take the opportunity. They are just lovely animals, like other breeds. Please, open your mind, don’t believe the hype.

  18. Jean
    July 15, 2013 | 10:37 am

    People like this are the next bombers. They simply hate life, and I believe that type of person should not be in our society.
    I applaud the day when every state/county/city deems any cruelty to animals as a felony, and that those who kill should be treated no better than those who kill people. Yes, as a matter of fact, I do generally like animals better than people. After 45 years working with people in mental health, law, government, retail . . . you name it, so many people are a complete waste of air. People who care about something other than themselves and respect that we are not the best thing here, people who love animals or at least respect their right to life too, these are the people who should populate our planet.
    I recently adopted/rescued a pitty mix. She is the most happy animal. She loves everyone and everything, even the kitty she chases down the hall who refuses to chase her back (this has her very confused. Lol!) She didn’t even know what a backyard was; now she owns it!
    I am taking action, which is all we can do for these little guys now. I am going to the website and making a donation specifically so they can purchase “spy” cameras they can take with them to events to prevent this type of thing happening again, or at least catching these horrible people.

  19. Janet
    July 13, 2013 | 11:35 am

    There is NO REASON to kill an innocent animal. whoever did this should be mortified and yes should rot!!!!. What has happened to the human race.
    We have become the biggest savages. I imagine GOD will punish those who have no respect for any life. SHAMWE, SHAME ON YOU!
    What goes around, comes around.

  20. Roegenia
    July 5, 2013 | 10:19 am

    It’s sad when people will use any excuse in the book to argue over which breed is good, bad or otherwise. Get educated on the facts first. Statistics in the book titled Fatal Dog Attacks shows statistics stating that surprisingly more family friendly dogs such as labs and golden retrievers are now outnumbering the pitbulls in attacks. Regardless of breed, attacks do happen , but we can’t blame the breed itself. That would be like blaming and decriminating against a certain race of people as a whole based on a small group of individuals who do something wrong. PEople think that pitbulls are mean and such, but are they looking and judging the other end of the leash? Everything involving the dogs starts w a human including his training and temperament development. The reason why pitbulls got the bad rep in the first place was because people thought it was a good idea to fight them against each other and other animals. If dogs were left on their own and not made to fight they would very likely establish a pack mentality and live together in peace. Humans destroyed that peace with ignorance and a greed for the money.

  21. Tom Wetz
    July 3, 2013 | 10:02 am

    My Neighbors Pit Bull attacked me TWICE while I was mowing my yard. He told me it would not hurt anyone. I replied” I am bleeding”. the dog was put down. Dogs running loose are against the law and will be shot in my yard.

  22. Don
    June 24, 2013 | 9:38 am

    Pit bulls needs to be banned. And all of you ignorant people who think they don’t kill more than most other dogs are in such denial is astonishing.

  23. George
    June 23, 2013 | 4:56 pm

    Two of the nasty, evil little runts down, tens of thousands to go.

    • Jean
      July 15, 2013 | 11:14 am

      So, so bigoted. The press has done its job.

      You should take the time to get to know the breed. And meet people who have REAL pitts, not the agressive, beaten, abused, damaged ones that a**holes “use for protecton” of their illegal activities. These poor little guys can sometimes be saved and become loving pets, but some can not. But that’s not their fault.
      Meet the dogs who are family pets, who love everyone they see, who would rather sit on your lap than be anywhere else in the world.
      That’s what the breed is really like.
      I hope you take the opportunity. They are just lovely animals, like other breeds. Please, open your mind, don’t believe the hype.

  24. Andrewmag166
    June 23, 2013 | 2:20 am

    He may be cute and sweet and licking your hand but Reality is almost everyday pitbulls attack and kill people in this country and I’m happy to see criminal Charges brought against people now when their pit bulls kill people. Probably just saved some kids from getting mauled and or killed 5 years from now by killing these beasts good job.

    • Jean
      July 15, 2013 | 10:57 am

      You, Andrewmag66, are very lucky you are not my neighbor.
      I can just imagine the horrid things you do to animals and people smaller than you.
      Statistically, the most aggressive and the dog who bites more individuals is the DASCHOUND! Not the pitts.
      EVERYTHING about the way an animal – including people – reacts to things is in how it is treated. Many abused children end up killers – should we kill all the abused children? This is simply what you are espousing.
      I, personally, have NEVER met an aggressive pitty. But, then again, I don’t hang out with the likes of Michael Vick. All living things react to how they are treated. Even plants die if you treat them wrong.
      I can tell by your attitude that somewhere, something went very wrong with you to make you such an angry, vicious person that you would blame an innocent for what has been done to them.
      Shame on you.

  25. CJ
    June 21, 2013 | 12:08 pm

    These dogs were once thought of as “the nanny dog”. Ignorance of the breed is astounding. People seem to always need a “monster” to blame….in the 70′s it was Dobermans, 80′s German sheppards, 90′s rotts….now we have pit bulls to blame. To be completely honest, the most aggressive dog I have ever owned is my miniature poodle!!! I have had all the breeds listed above plus labs, husky, St Bernard, cocker, and beagle. Out of those…the one I had to warn people about was the poodle!! People do your research before you condemn a breed. Of course the media only reports dog attacks from large breeds….who is going to be interested in a pack of wild Pomeranians attacking anyone???

    http://www.ywgrossman.com/photoblog/?p=676

  26. Tonja
    June 11, 2013 | 3:24 am

    PEOPLE ITS NOT A DOGS MEANS TO KILL A NOTHER ANIMAL, ITS THE WAY THEY ARE RAISED AND BROUGHT UP AROUND OTHER ANIMALS… I HAVE A LAB AND BABY CHICKENS AND 3 FULL GROWN ONES OUT SIDE AND 6 BABIES OUT THERE SO ITS NOT AN ANIMAL FAULT ITS THE OWNERS……

  27. George Humphrey
    June 7, 2013 | 7:23 am

    statistics from the national agency have shown that while pit bulls attack less often than other breeds, for example Collies or Chihuahuas.

    the difference comes in the outcomes of the attacks. When dogs commonly labeled as “pit bulls”, (e.g. those derived from the Staffordshire Terrier and its closely related breeds), are involved in attacks on humans, the outcome is fatal to the human much more often than almost any other breed.

    Unfortunately the statistics cannot reveal if the fatality of the attacks are so high because of the dogs training or because of the dogs natural instincts.

    when observing dog attacks on various kinds of animals, the most effective technique to kill the animal being attacked is when the dog captures the victim animal within the first few moves of the attack and does not release. You will often see the attack focused on the neck of the victim animal. Death can come from asphyxiation or damage to the spine.

    Observing attacks between similar sized dogs, the typical approach is to bite and release. However videotapes of Pitbull Attacks on other animals do not match this general pattern. Observing a few videos of Pitbull attacks is not a statistically valid research effort. However the few I have observed show the Pitbull does not release. Instead it maintains a capture bite on the victim animal and repeatedly re-engages that capture bite.

    Again, there’s no way to tell if this attack pattern is trained in or instinctive.

    Some effort should be made to determine if this type of attack pattern only happens when the dog has been trained to attack in this fashion. If it turns out that this is an instinctive characteristic of the breed, then the United kingdoms approach to this problem is the correct one. In the UK, they have decided to eliminate the breed by attrition. Attrition means that the dogs are allowed to live out their natural lifespans, but they are not allowed to be bred. In order to own a dog of the breed, it must be sterilized.

    If it turns out that this characteristic only exists in dogs that have been trained to attack in this fashion, then trying to eliminate the breed will have no effect whatsoever. The types of people who train a dog to attack in this fashion will simply select another breed and train them in the same way.

    • Rianne Hodgman
      June 9, 2013 | 2:30 pm

      I love pitts … but I concur with you … only because of the abuse and neglect it would eliminate on a much smaller scale … thank you

  28. Les
    June 3, 2013 | 8:21 am

    While I do not care for the breed myself. This is horrible. You do not poison puppies. I have yet to see a dangerous puppy of any breed.

  29. DANNY
    June 2, 2013 | 11:50 am

    Please spread this story all over the web so this criminal animal abuser is famous for decades. Chicago has on of the worst ‘pounds’ in the nation and no one cares. Animals are euthanized and warp speed including kittens and puppies.”Man rapes pit bull in Chicago Animal Care and Control” http://abclocal.go.com/wls/story?section=news/local&id=9124461

    • Rianne Hodgman
      June 9, 2013 | 1:44 pm

      Chicago is the WORST for MANY things …

  30. jhjhjhhjjhjh
    May 17, 2013 | 9:57 am

    ill kill those puppies

    • Rianne Hodgman
      June 9, 2013 | 1:45 pm

      DUH … must be from Chicago

  31. jlee
    May 9, 2013 | 2:01 am

    A corrupt DEA poisoned my dog to death, sent death threats and started to use gang members to harass me because I called the San Francisco Attorney General’s office to complain that the FBI and DEA where fabricating evidence and stealing from me.

    I have a new dog and hope that by making the public aware of what happened, he is not poisoned as well.

    The FBI and DEA are cowards.

    Cowards and mentally unstable individuals abuse helpless animals.

    The FBI and DEA is dog feces.

    Several years ago when I was writing software for the NSA and DIA there was a rumor that several DEA and FBI had knowingly been giving their drug addicted informants HIV tainted needles.

    Audio confirmation of Department of Justice employees committing crimes came from the eves dropping after 9/11. 

    There are multiple instances of other crimes, but this is the most egregious. Another one comes to mind, using gang members to break into their suspect’s homes and steal items and plant evidence.

  32. Sleepy
    May 1, 2013 | 4:57 am

    Some of you have mentioned dachshunds and Jack Russells as being aggressive small dogs. Yeah. Terriers. Any dog bred to dig down into a den and kill the animal on it’s own turf is going to be VERY aggressive. And in the case of the dachshund, the prey was a badger, which is a pretty fierce animal in it’s own right. The thing is, most terriers are small, and that SOMEWHAT limits the damage they can do. But SOMEONE wanted the aggressive nature of a terrier AND the jaws of a bulldog, and that was the origin of the pit bull. And IMO, that was a BIG mistake.
    I drove a delivery truck, and was attacked by one. He only bit once, but the big canine teeth left a deep wound that got infected and stayed infected a month and a half. I had a degree of PTSD from it. I’m not feeling it now, but I’ve had moods where I hate pit bulls with a purple passion. And then, my brother in law was working security in a parking lot, and some jerk with THREE pit bulls in the car left his passenger door open, and two came out after my bro-in-law. One grabbed his leg and shook it, breaking an artery, and he almost bled to death.

    Dogs are carnivores, and any dog as large as a wolf has the potential to do with their teeth what a wolf can do. A Malinois can break bones with one bite. But pit bulls have even MORE powerful jaws. They may not bite as often as small dogs, but when it does bite, it’s more like a mountain lion than a dog.
    You’re going to get deeper wounds, even in the case of biting once and clamping.

    AND…. I’ve been lunged at on a leash by about four or five pit bulls… one, across FOUR lanes of traffic! I’ve had pit bulls charge up to me at full speed, unleashed… this all since the attack. I’ve had a bigger dog that looked somewhat like a pit bull growl at me, and come after me slowly, and a rottweiler growl at me when I was in his owner’s space, but AT LEAST I got warning growls. I read on a dog site that pit bulls were bred to ATTACK WITHOUT WARNING as it gave them an advantage in the fight.
    And the terrier personality means that the aggression isn’t based on territory like it is with other dogs.
    I’ve never had as many of any other breed behave aggressively toward me, and in all the lunging/charging cases, I was minding my own business.
    I don’t advocate poisoning puppies, but think… that could easily have been done by someone who had a child killed or maimed by a pit bull.
    I myself had a neighbor who had a pit bull, and I didn’t like it at all, needless to say, but when the dog got tangled in it’s chain to the point of choking, I overcame my fear and untangled it.

    Those of you who like pit bulls so much:
    ask delivery people what they think of them.
    Or emergency room staff.
    Or lawyers.
    Or insurance people.

    Also, the bad owner thing. Part of the reason there SHOULD be a license for a pit bull is to keep them OUT of the hands of irresponsible owners. And I’ve met a few of those, believe me.
    Over a couple of hundred years, bulldogs HAVE lost their aggressiveness… but the way people still have pit bull fights, and many WANT the aggressiveness, the likelihood of the aggressiveness being bred out doesn’t seem very good.

    One problem is the “good’ pit bull owners who love them so much that they can’t have JUST ONE. It’s a fact that as soon as you have multiple dogs, the danger goes up drastically… the pack instinct gets going, and they start acting like wolves, and they forget any training you’ve done on them. And with pit bulls, you REALLY DON’T WANT THEM ACTING LIKE WOLVES!!! Many of the sad stories in the papers involve multiple pit bulls.
    “Love is blind” they say, and part of the problem is that love for dogs and pit bulls can cause a form of denial that there is even a problem.

    Another idea: Google the words:
    pit bull attack
    rottweiler attack
    and so on for any other breed.
    You’ll find a much higher proportion of really nasty maimings and deadly attacks from pit bulls, many of them news stories.
    The rottweiler hits were pretty tame compared to the pit bull pages.
    And they are statistically #2 after the pit bull in deaths and maimings… but the pit bulls have TWICE as many…. that’s a BIG difference.
    And, many of those killed or injured are:
    1. the owners
    2. the owners’ family members
    3. the friends of the owners

    Stuff like this:
    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/04/25/toddler-dies-in-south-metro-atlanta-dog-attack/
    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/04/17/mom-studying-toddler-mauled/2090905/

  33. Brooke
    April 9, 2013 | 3:20 am

    Two years ago, I found a pregnant female pit bull wandering down the highway at 1am. I was scared to death of pits at the time, but I couldn’t leave her there to get hit by a car. We took her in, made the humane decision to terminate the pregnancy (not knowing the father of the puppies, his temperament, statistics of puppies finding homes, overpopulation of pets, etc), had her spayed, chipped, and fully vetted. After fearing a possible adopter might use her for fighting, we decided to keep her as a family pet. I can tell you honestly, she less likely to bite someone than our hound mix and is more doscile than my 8lb Italian Greyhound. That guy will bite your face, hands, our cats, etc (he’s very old and yes, senility has kicked in), but he’s unable to do any real damage. Our pit has also reared two tiny kittens she claimed as “hers” and she cuddles them at night. She’s the epitome of a good, loving, faithful companion of a dog.

    Having said all of that, I would NEVER leave any of our pets unsupervised with a child or a stranger. Period! EVER! We don’t have any kids, nor will we, but there would just be too many “what ifs” that could come into play with any animal. Even our kittens and pet chickens/rooster could, and probably would, injure a child if not supervised. Part of being a responsible pet owner is knowing your animal’s breaking point, dislikes, temperament, and overall general disposition. Bring common sense into the situation and leave breed specific stereotypes out.

  34. Me
    April 8, 2013 | 8:55 am

    If only you paid as much attention to unborn human babies…

  35. lily
    March 31, 2013 | 6:25 pm

    People are sick.. any dog will react anyway u teach them.. bullies are the most loveable dogs ever.. i have a beautiful bully who is the friendliest and is great with kids.. and acts like she is a tiny lap dog.. to poison any animal that has done nothing to u is a horrible act. Karma is a b…..

  36. joann
    March 29, 2013 | 12:54 pm

    i swear when i read the headline i thought “pit bulls killed puppies at adoption event”.

  37. Alex13
    March 29, 2013 | 12:48 pm

    I love my pit bull — sweetest dog ever.

  38. Every single dog used in Search and Rescue during Columbia disaster was a....
    March 29, 2013 | 9:52 am

    PITBULL!!!!

    Pitbulls are the best dog for Search and Rescue.

  39. Brenda Ritter
    March 26, 2013 | 1:05 pm

    As a child, I watched a spitz chew off the face of a relative at a wedding reception. She was the flower girl. We all knew this dog didn’t like to be handled, a lot of small dogs don’t like to be handled by children. Should we kill all the spitz’s/small dogs now?? Or should the owners be more intelligent and learn about their dogs and it’s characteristics ? All dogs need training and all owners need it too.!!!!

  40. Kimbis
    March 21, 2013 | 7:36 am

    Whoever did this needs jail time … in a cell with someone who beat someone to death for stepping on their dog’s tail.

  41. Terrell
    March 18, 2013 | 11:20 am

    First off, I believe that there should be a two 30lbs or over dog limit per adult in one household with a maximum of six per household. I believe that one human being is not sufficiently able to take care of more than that alone without any help. Second, I believe that owners of any dog beyond 30 pounds should be required by law to get their dogs behavior and health THOROUGHLY tested twice a year, should be briefed on they’re dog breeds typical behavior and health, and they should also be required to obtain special ownership permit and insurance. Every dog over 30 pounds, or breeds known to reach over that, should be required to wear a collar which states the permit and insurance number. Owners should first receive warnings for dogs over 30 pounds without the proof of permit and insurance collars. If the warnings do not work, the dogs should be taken from the owners, or off the street if stray, given THOROUGH health and behavior examinations, and either adopted or humanely euthanized, depending on the result of the examinations. This will cut down on the unprofessional dog selling and unauthorized breeding, poor pet ownership, animal hoarding, dog fighting, inhumane euthanization, and human and pet injuries and fatalities.

  42. Susie Judd
    March 17, 2013 | 11:43 am

    Years ago, my younger sis was babysitting. The dog got along fine with her. Then the parents of the kid came home and the dog bit my sis on the back of her leg. Oh, the dog? A DACHSHUND! Didn’t try to protect the child from the babysitter– protected the kid’s parents from the gal that had spent all evening babysitting the kid.

  43. Peggy
    March 17, 2013 | 8:59 am

    Sad for the dogs to be poisoned. there are good and bad in all breeds, just like people. i dont believe dogs and children should be left unattended. i love dogs but i dont trust none of them with my child or my child with them. Bad things can happen.

  44. Michael Guest
    March 14, 2013 | 10:01 am

    That’s unacceptable. Don’t ever put anything bad in food or water for dogs. Make new laws to protect dogs at awareness events.

  45. Stella
    March 13, 2013 | 9:53 am

    Pit Bulls are a bad bred, I don’t care what any of you say, they are a bad bred and should be treated like a wild animal, like a tiger or lion would be, or even a chimp, they are wild animals, NOT pets.

    • Getta Brain
      March 14, 2013 | 5:07 am

      STELLA (AKA KIM HUNTER)! S T E L L A ! ! S T E L L A ! ! ! MARLON BRANDO SCREAMING STELLA! IN STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE (1951)

    • Rianne Hodgman
      June 9, 2013 | 1:47 pm

      Another with the brain the size of a BB

  46. Alicia
    March 12, 2013 | 10:13 am

    It’s not all in the breed. It is how it is raised and trained. Instead of banning the breed, why not teach the owners how to treat their dogs humanely? A shame what happened to the puppies. I hope they catch the people who did this and throw the book at them. Those puppies didn’t do anything wrong. The reason most dogs attack people or other animals is they are defending themselves. Dogs learn what they are taught. If they are taught to attack, that is what they will do. If more people understood this, maybe there wouldn’t be so many news stories about how bad pit bulls are. If you are going to ban a breed, why not ban pets all together?
    Think about it, people! A animal learns what it is taught.

    • Getta Brain
      March 14, 2013 | 5:10 am

      ALICIA…DO YOU HAVE A “THING” FOR STELLA! S T E L L A ! !

  47. Steve
    March 11, 2013 | 9:15 am

    Pitbulls are for people who are insecure, or want attention. Similar to a tatoo on the the face. I’ve owned dogs for 40 years, and I wouldn’t want a dog that can snap. Why are they the number one dog at shelters? Because you can’t trust them!
    Then then are the truly naive who think they can make the world a better place by owning one. Sorry, it’s a junk breed, bred for killing.
    It was a coward who would poison the pups though.

    • Rianne Hodgman
      June 9, 2013 | 1:52 pm

      EXCUSE ME!? I HAVE ALWAYS OWNED PITS BECAUSE THEIR ARE IDIOTS OUT THERE THAT THINK THEY CAN DISPOSE OF THEM LIKE GARBAGE … THANK GOD FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE NOT AFRAID OF PITS … YOU ARE A PUSSY NO DOUBT – YOU AND YOUR ANGRY 1 INCH!

  48. JUSTICE FOR PIT'S
    March 10, 2013 | 6:23 am

    sammy,

    You are ignorant. it is not a “breed” specific issue that only pit’s kill. all dog’s kill. Why don’t you use your internet to educate yourself instead of posting ignorant redneck statement’s that pit’s should be annihilated.

    Perhaps you are the one who did this since you made such a obvious post of your hatred towards pits? Erin, I would check it out. never know what you might find at the bottom of the PIT!

    • Steve
      March 11, 2013 | 9:17 am

      Sorry pal, all dogs don’t kill. You’re naive, and wrong.

  49. JUSTICE FOR PIT'S
    March 10, 2013 | 6:18 am

    this is just sick, heartless, and corrupt. Was there any camera’s at the event’s? Perhaps this maybe an idea for future event’s. Please save the other lil babies & I hope who ever was w/ this person does have a conscience and call’s to turn them in.

  50. sammy pettigrew
    March 8, 2013 | 8:16 am

    The entire breed should be anihilated. However, it should be done more humanely than the vicious ravaging the breed does to small children and other animals

    • Erin
      March 9, 2013 | 1:54 pm

      Obviously Sammy you have never owned a pit, nor bothered to do research on the breed. Your ignorance at this point can’t be helped, it’s just your lack of education on the breed. Pits are nanny dogs. My big old baby (Moose) is possibly the sweetest most docile dog I’ve ever owned. He just wants to play & lick & cuddle & love. My 3 lb chihuahua on the other hand, is the biggest asshole you will ever meet. Little ankle biter he is. Pits are not the only breed that have records of attacking, they are just the most highly publicized because unfortunately people choose to use them for fighting. I know people that own huge dogs & don’t like little dogs, & vice versa. I also have a friend that is deathly afraid of dogs because she got attacked by a Daschund when she was younger. (Imagine a vicious little weiner). Saying an animal should be annihilated is like someone who doesn’t like felines saying “Oh, well lions maul people so they should all be annihilated”, “Hippos kill people they should be annihilated” “People kill other people they should be annihilated”. If you base wiping out an animal over it attacking other animals, we’d all be dead.

  51. D. Leahy
    March 7, 2013 | 10:17 am

    I believe crucifixion should be brought back as punishment for animal abusers.

  52. Beth
    March 3, 2013 | 10:22 am

    There’s simply no excuse for what happened here, and I hope the person responsible is caught, and severely punished. But there’s one thing in this article that puzzles me. The person interviewed about the incident said;

    “The puppies evidently were an easy target. We aren’t going to turn people down when they offer to put water in their pen, we never imagined that someone would be this malicious.”

    I hope she means they WEREN’T going to turn people down when they offer to put water in their pen.

    Not bringing puppies to the event anymore? What about the older dogs? Are they not at risk at all when someone can be this malicious? If just ANYONE can give these animals water, what else can they give them?

    Why not just change their approach to who’s allowed to give them anything, and watch them closer?

  53. Alexandra
    March 2, 2013 | 10:42 am

    The idea that someone poisoned puppies is beyond sick. Its just awful. But as I read everyone’s comments, I wanted to put this in. My sister rescued a pit. She was very sweet and Michelle (sister) did everything right: training, socialization, lots of human and puppy plan, we took her everywhere and, in fact, Nadia (pit) was my jogging buddy. She had a great diet, lots of exercise and was super loved (spoiled!!). Sometimes, though, she got really wierd… just out of the blue. For 8 years, she was in and out of my house with my kids, always with me. Then, one day, my son walked into the kitchen with a toy — he wasn’t looking at her or boing loud or doing anything out of the ordinary and she lunged for his throat. My sister grabbed at Nadia, my teenage daughter grabbed for Tommy. Blood, muscle, tissue was all over the floor, wall and some on the ceiling. Tommy was rushed to E/R, almost lost his arm, months of anguished therapy and medical $$ like you can’t imagine. It was beyond horrific …while we were at Children’s Hosptial, two more children came in from — yes, pit bull attacks. A little girl lost her eye to a roaming pit. The little boy from Longview, Texas was like Tommy — standing in his own kitchen when the family pit just lunged. Unlike Tommy, who had raised his arm at the last second playing with his helicopter, the other boy had no toy and the dog got his neck. He bled out and died. Same age as Tommy.
    Here is my take on Pits … I don’t want them extinguished or dead as once upon a time before we ruined the breed they were wonderful family pets … but now a person should be required to go through proper training before owning a pit AND there should be required insurance polcies for owning one. Today’s pit is indeed a scary breed — ticking timebombs and until we can get the “pure” nature back, they are very scary to me and my family. Until you watch a family pet flip out and attempt to kill … you really don’t understand.

    • Rianne Hodgman
      June 9, 2013 | 2:05 pm

      KIDS ARE OFTEN EYE LEVEL WITH A PIT AND THAT IS TAKEN BY THE DOG AS A CHALLENGE … IT IS CALLED TRAINING … MANY TIME THESE HORRENDOUS INCIDENTS COULD HAVE BEEN PREVENTED

  54. Annette
    February 28, 2013 | 4:15 am

    I honestly think if there should be a license for one type of dog, then it should be for all dogs. I really don’t think it would be a bad idea that when you get a dog and take it to the vet (as all dogs should get good vet care)that they microchip it and register it to the owner. Not just so if it is lost, but also incase ANY DOG attacks ANYONE/ANYTHING the owner can be held responsible. I don’t think it should be optional for some and mandatory for others. I own 2 pitties and a wolf mix which have never made a move to harm my family. I won’t leave my children alone with them or with my mother-in-laws chihuahuas (which the chihuahuas have gone to attack my daughter before when she walked by the couch).

  55. Naomi Brown
    February 26, 2013 | 10:57 am

    If it would have been aborted babies, very few would have cared….What is the value of a dog next to a human life? Yet so many will speak out against cruelty to animals, while turning a blind eye to the holocaust going on against the defenseless pre-born.

  56. phyl
    February 26, 2013 | 9:33 am

    pits weren’t born fighting the owners are responsilble for that they are god’s creatures too

  57. Linda Schoene
    February 26, 2013 | 2:08 am

    Here is another example of why I would rather be with my dog, than some of the so called human beings. These people are monsters. I hope the person or persons are caught and not get just a slap on the wrist. I hope the poor pups are resting in peace at the rainbow bridge and the monsters go to hell and suffer, as these innocent pups did. Will these cruel things ever end. Just because some people hate pit bulls, then need to inflict cruelty on these innocent animals. It is not the breed, but the greed and misunderstanding of these dogs due to the newspaper and the people who make these dogs mean, because it is the human that is bad, not the dog. These innocent pups did not asked to be born, but they were and deserved to have good homes. They did not even stand a chance.

  58. Mike Kearns
    February 25, 2013 | 10:48 am

    First off – Paul and Maynard are IDIOTS !!! Pit bulls were NOT bred to fight – they were bred to control BULLS – yes bulls in the UK – when they were herded to brand them. So – enough of this BS. What this “human animal” did was pathetic and I hope whoever poisoned these pups faces the same fate !! I have a Pit and he is the most loving, intelligent, harmless dog I’ve ever had – this includes Irish Setters, “mutts” and Labrador Retrievers. He gets along wonderfully with our other dog and a cat – plays with them and is very gentle with the cat – they play – and BTW, they weren’t raised together. The Michael Vick element in the world trained them to fight and when they didn’t or wouldn’t, they beat them and killed them.

  59. Amanda
    February 25, 2013 | 9:50 am

    Bully breeds, in my personal experience have been the best dogs i have ever came in contact with. The protection, loyalty, love, companionship. When certain people hear about an attack that has happened rather it be from a horse, small dog, large dog, snake, bird, any animal for that matter dont judge and say oh that breed of animal is just horrible killers. But with all the negitivity that has been brought on about bully breeds if someone claims they were attacked by a pit. Its mainly the only thing that is talked about. What about those people have been trampled by a horse or attacked by a small breed of dog. they dont make headline news. But as soon as a pit may have attacked someone its all over the news. An animal is still an animal. they all have the chance to attack. Plain and simple in todays world there are more attacks on humans from other humans then there are attacks on humans from pits. And still when this happens it seems to bring up more attention then when other humans do it to their own kind. I personally am more afriad of humans then any domesticated animal out there. People are so quick to judge the bully breeds esp. the pits. Yes pits may attack but they have the same chance to attack as any other animal out there. Yes the bully breed is a strong breed but you will never find a more amazing pet if you educate yourself on their behaviors give them plenty of love and make them part of your family. They will love you back and you are less likely to be attacked. They will return protect you with their lives. Most are amazing creatures. Yes there will be some bad seeds in the group but EVERY species has those, from humans to any living creature in the world. There are several reasons we all attack. neglect being #1 condition on any attack. then there is medical reasons, this list can go on and on. Facts are every species of dog, animal, plant, or human has the chance to attack how you react about is your choice. But dont judge off what others have experienced because you do not know the whole story. Nothing will attack if not provoked by some underlining cause.

  60. don
    February 21, 2013 | 9:39 am

    It is the breeding and the owner that dertermines if your pit will attack and kill…with that being said…if you want to own a pit fine. If you want to breed pits fine. My dealing with Pitbulls have been less than good…3 children requiring surgery after attacks (not my own), a wife and expectant mother mauled and killed by her 2 pits (friends wife), and 3 dogs put into the ground. (my own) Dont be surprised when you need to come get your Pitbull off my front lawn with a gunshot in it. I will not take the chance that nothing will happen to me or my family. To all the rest of you out there that enjoy Pitbulls enjoy and love them…just dont bring them to see me.

    • Rianne Hodgman
      June 9, 2013 | 2:26 pm

      you must live in the ghetto … get a job

  61. Tom
    February 19, 2013 | 9:34 am

    What a disgusting individual it would take to do this to some helpless puppies… I hope they are really proud… fn sickos.

  62. Pitbull ambivalence - Parrotchatter Forums
    February 18, 2013 | 11:04 am

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  63. Jean L. Atkinson
    February 16, 2013 | 11:27 am

    I never heard one person mention breeding. I bred dobermans and corgis. Breeding for good temperments is very important in any breed. You get aggresiveness in all breeds. So many dogs out there with no regards to good temperments. I think the results can be a biting dog. Anyone who does this to young puppies of any breed, is a coward and NOT an animal lover of any kind.

  64. Beverly
    February 16, 2013 | 11:08 am

    I bet it was PETA. They have been caught doing this at Dog shows because they feel showing dogs is exploiting dogs. We’ve had to have extra security to keep them out on several occasions. My dogs love to train and show. How could you do this if you supposedly loved animals.

  65. allen
    February 16, 2013 | 10:49 am

    you puppy killing piece of shit, bred by a piece of shit garbage eating whore. may wild jackasses desecrate the graves of your ancestors. i wish you a slow and painful life ending in an even more painful death. and that is not even how i feel. should anyone out there think i lack forgivnes you are correct. this tirade has been as restrained as possible sorry if i offended anyone except the low down puppy killing piece of crap.

  66. allen
    February 16, 2013 | 10:35 am

    to the puppy killing piece of shit bred by piece of shit parents may wild jackasses desecrate the graves of your ancestors. you are a garbage eating coward

    • Getta Brain
      March 14, 2013 | 5:26 am

      PROPS!!!

  67. Pitbull owner
    February 15, 2013 | 9:29 am

    People like you Anthony, are why these dogs are judged so poorly

  68. Karen
    February 15, 2013 | 8:36 am

    I honestly hope whoever did this dies a horrible death. Whoever you are, you are the lowest scum of the earth and do not deserve to be breathing, PERIOD!

  69. anthony in nyc
    February 14, 2013 | 12:00 pm

    good riddance this breed of dog is a menace to society and has no business being around. enough with the oh it is how they were raised non-sense. the majority of humans that are attracted to this kind of breed as being an owner are the types to raise them to be attack dogs so it is a recipe for disaster.

    • Karen
      February 15, 2013 | 8:37 am

      No, Anthony, people like you are a menace to society and need to be culled!

    • Beverly
      February 16, 2013 | 11:10 am

      learn about this breed you ignorant idiot.

    • Getta Brain
      March 14, 2013 | 5:15 am

      HEY ANTHONY….S T F UP! GO BACK TO BROOKLYN AND THEN I PRAY THAT JUST ONE OWNER FORGETS TO CURB THEIR DOG AND YOU ARE THE FIRST ONE TO FIND OUT! JELLY BEAN BRAIN!

    • Rianne Hodgman
      June 9, 2013 | 2:24 pm

      DAMN … the hurricane forgot to wipe out some trash

  70. Pitbull owner
    February 14, 2013 | 9:47 am

    Blame the owner not the breed. Have 6 dogs and 1 is a rescued pit bull. Before owning the pit we were the ignorant family that thought all pit bulls were killers. We have come to realize that the media plays a major role in that. Our pit bull is the best dog we have ever owned. Since his rescue we work with a lot of organizations that rescue pit bulls from horrific conditions. If you were to see this and was treated the way some of these animals were, you would probably kill also. They are breeding these dogs to fight until death or be tortured, look at Michael Vick. These are the most forgiving loving breeds I know even some of vicks dogs were adopted out to families. Don’t judge a book by its cover. Love the Pitties.

  71. Mr Me
    February 11, 2013 | 7:32 am

    90% of all major dog attacks are done by pit bulls or derivatives thereof. Furthermore, many of those who call this such a despicable act favor aborting human babies. Jail the puppy killer and fund the baby killer.

    • Beth
      March 3, 2013 | 10:42 am

      The differences between arguments are as vast as your ignorance. In a non-civilized world, dogs would run wild and hundreds of thousands of babies would be born to parents who don’t want them for whatever reason…perhaps because the mother was raped, or the baby was born with birth defects, and/or a myriad of other health issues.

      Dogs don’t/can’t choose for themselves, and need human guidance.

      Women have a RIGHT to choose what happens to their own bodies.

      That’s the difference here. Get a clue.

      • sammy pettigrew
        March 8, 2013 | 8:20 am

        Right, just like Pit pulls don’t have a choice when they are put in rape boxes and forced to have 3 litters a year and then sold to families that will never be able to afford vet care or proper feeding and grooming requirements

    • Getta Brain
      March 14, 2013 | 5:24 am

      A WHAT? A DERIVATIVE? In calculus, a branch of mathematics, the derivative is a measure of how a function changes as its input changes. Loosely speaking, a derivative can be thought of as how much one quantity is changing in response to changes in some other quantity; for example, the derivative of the position of a moving object with respect to time is the object’s instantaneous velocity. Derivative Rules

      Name Rule Example
      power f (x) = ax n so f ‘ (x) = nax n – 1 y = – 5x 3 , so y ‘ = – 15x 2
      product f (x) = u v, so f ‘(x) = u’ v + v’ u y = 6x 2 $ x 8 , so y ‘ = 12x ( x 8) + 6x 2 (8x 7) = 60x 9 .
      quotient
      chain y = f [g(x)], so y ‘ = f ‘[g(x)] g’(x) y = (2x 5 – 7x 2) 3, so y ‘ = 3(2x 5 – 7x 2) 2 (10x 4 – 14x)
      IS THIS WHAT YOU MEAN? MR ME? AKA SHE WHO EATS SHIT!
      WHAT IN THE HELL DOES CALCULUS HAVE TO DO WITH DEAD PUPPIES? OH DON’T ANSWER THAT! YOU ARE SEQUESTURED!

      • Rianne Hodgman
        June 9, 2013 | 2:23 pm

        seriously?! WHO are you trying to impress? you do not belong here … get off this blog if you have nothing good to say …

  72. Dipstick Posters...
    February 9, 2013 | 2:44 am

    Only dog I’ve ever been bitten by was a damn Chihuahua. I’ve owned/family has owned a chowchow, black lab, Akita, pitbull/sharpei mix (who was dumber than a brick outhouse), 3 chow/coyote puppies (chow got out), and a cocker spaniel, and not one of them bit me. Neighbor’s Chihuahua, though, loved to chase me down the road on my bike and outright bit me when I was walking to school.

    Which is the dangerous breed, again? You’d think the chow/coyote mixes, or the pit/sharpei!

  73. Susan
    February 8, 2013 | 8:37 pm

    Look within the comments I will bet your suspect is making a few! Just sayin

  74. mark
    February 4, 2013 | 10:36 am

    its karma or hell..or whatever you call it…..this evil people who miss dread animals deserve nothing better
    human kind is a curse to this planet one off theses days a virus or bacteria will kill us all off and we deserve it

  75. lizbeth gracia
    February 3, 2013 | 11:01 am

    for those people who are convinced pitpulls are a dangerous breed then you have not been a pet owner..the pitbulls that pose danger and attack people are doing so because the handler and owner wants them and trains them to do such things. I’ve been chased down my little rat dogs , jack russells, shitzsus, and terriers who made every effort to bite my legs, so again, all dogs bite it is simply the responsibility of the owner and handler to train and discipline the dog. I’ve interacted with many pitbulls who come from loving homes and the have licked my face off. Again it is the human being that is destroying the breed for fighting and to attain a toughness status, the poison should be served in the irresponsible owners cheerios not the dogs water bowl

  76. lizbeth gracia
    February 3, 2013 | 10:50 am

    Can we find out what kind of poison was used? Just wondering if that would work on the human too

  77. Liz K
    February 2, 2013 | 8:38 am

    Pits are like any dog. It depends on the owner and breeder. Traits like aggressiveness can be passed down. If the breeder doesn’t give a darn and breeds indiscriminately as to traits or wants aggressiveness you get a dog that is aggressive or possibly so. If an owner wants aggressiveness he treats the dog with aggressiveness. If an owner watches where he gets the dog and views the parents as to temperament and then raises the dog appropriate to the breed with love and not hitting or mistreatment he probably will get a sweetheart of a dog. My sister’s service dog is a pit/mastiff. She has diabetes and the dog won’t let her drive or even move if her sugar is low. She keeps a snack with her at all times if this happens. The dog lays on her lap between her and the steering wheel till it is okay. She also goes into stores with her and everywhere there is people and has done so since the dog was a young puppy. When there is lightning this 60 lb dog turns into a chicken and hides under desks and things. Another sister has a full-blood and her I watch what I do the first 10 minutes I am there till the dog knows I am okay to be in that house. I have been around a lot of pits and never been bitten. The dog I don’t care to be around are chihuahuas. I have been bitten by them. A scale I saw a few months ago showed pits at #9 and near the top of the list for bites were those chihuahuas, poodles (small ones)and the retrievers and dachshunds. We have had a lot of pit attacks also and they were by dogs not trained and not controlled by their owners (2 had pups and killed an old lady next door because the fence was not kept pit proof).

  78. Sharon P
    January 29, 2013 | 9:33 am

    I understand the initial reaction of the group to not bring any more puppies to events, but what about the mature dogs they bring? They, too, can be poisoned. I think a more reasonable approach would be to not permit anyone but their own volunteers to put anything into the dogs’ pens, to install clear shielding on the crates so it is more difficult to do so, and to arrange the crates so that it is easier to keep watch on the dogs/puppies.

  79. lancaster
    January 27, 2013 | 9:06 am

    A corrupt DEA poisoned my dog to death because I called the San Francisco Attorney General’s office to complain that the FBI and DEA where fabricating evidence and stealing from me.

    I have a new dog and hope that by making the public aware of what happened, he is not poisoned as well.

    The DEA and FBI are cowards.

  80. Mike
    January 26, 2013 | 8:13 am

    Can’t we make gun owners to kill their pitbulls. This would be the only good use of their guns.

    • Rianne Hodgman
      June 9, 2013 | 1:53 pm

      ANOTHER WITH THE BRAIN THE SIZE OF A BB …

  81. Alpierce
    January 24, 2013 | 10:16 am

    There are no bad dogs, just bad owners

  82. Julie
    January 23, 2013 | 9:45 am

    I have 2 lab/pit mixes. They are gentle and sweet. My neighbors rottweiler constantly attacks my girl dog when mine is leashed and when my dog defends herself, my neighbors says my dog is the bad one because she is part Pittbull. Pitties can hurt others but so do many dogs. Pitties are the ones always in the news but there have been so many pitties that have found lost children, saved people from fires and many are trained for service dogs because they are smart and loyal. You just don’t hear the good stuff only the bad

  83. Kim
    January 21, 2013 | 9:29 am

    It takes a truly disturbed and dangerous person to commit such an act! I hope they find the person and they are brought up on charges!! When will people realize that humans are more dangerous than these dogs! Anyone ever messed with my 2 pitties the damage I would do to that person would be far worse than any K9 breed could ever imagine!!!!!

  84. shelia blazofsky
    January 21, 2013 | 8:36 am

    its a sad day when you are trying to educate people and some heartless idot does that to bad we couldn’t find him and make them drink the water.Have we become so caluse that life is nothing and torture is everything.

  85. Avery
    January 20, 2013 | 11:35 am

    People……. I am tired of reading about people hating dogs and guns… This is America if you dont like dogs and guns just leave. My dog and my guns are none of your damn business. And if you want either one of them it will be my fist you will have to worry about and not the other two. If you dont like my dog to bad, stay away from him. As far as my guns I think guns should require a stringent licence to buy them. Thats right a gun nut thats ok with gun control that doesnt remove rights from the people whom are right in the head and have had lots of training… Im ok with that. But my dog is one of my children, my family, just fucking try it. My two year old can torture my pit all day (not that I allow that) and wont even move. And too all of you correcting peoples spelling. That is so juvenile, grow up. Must have boring lives to just search the net all day looking to pick on some one. As im writing this my dog is laying next to me with my two year old climbing on him…. so vicious isnt he? Oops isnt is not a word is it???

  86. Charlie
    January 18, 2013 | 10:37 am

    I have a friend who is “aware of pit-bulls” eery time she sees the scars on her face.

  87. Peter North
    January 13, 2013 | 1:36 pm

    that’s domesticateS

  88. Peter North
    January 13, 2013 | 1:34 pm

    Can’t wait until the day comes when some superior species comes along and domesticated/owns…and spays some of you humans.

    Anthropomorphic a$$ho.les…

  89. kellyc
    January 6, 2013 | 9:45 am

    ok I think the comments on here are everyones opinion, but you all lost the site of what the article was about some moron poisoned innocent puppies. So are we saying as a society it is ok to destroy innocence, so what you’re saying if a murderer has a child you should destroy it cause of the breeding or a rapist child or a robbers child all because of the breeding of the child, so if all dog are genetically predispostioned to be bad the so are the criminals children. Let here what you self rightous wonderful people have to say about this. Remember intelligence is a tricky thing for some of those who think only human have WILL of thought.

  90. Bobdog
    January 2, 2013 | 12:05 pm

    I am involved in dog rescue and transport, and I volunteer at my local pound where a large percentage of dogs are labeled “pit-bull type” dogs. I have rescued pits and Chows from backyards where they were chained and left to starve. However, the ONLY time I have been injured (and had to be treated in an ER) was when I was bit in the face by a Chihuahua who belonged to my neighbor. Just saying.

  91. Dave
    January 2, 2013 | 11:11 am

    These dogs were bread as fighting dogs. Pit Bulls and other bull dogs can be an extremely aggressive breed. This is a trait bred into them…intentionally no less. A study which compiled all U.S. and American press accounts of attacks and injuries by dogs from 1982-2011 showed that the largest percentage of attacks were from Pit bulls, Rottweilers, and wolf hybrids. It is a personal choice to own one of these dogs; however one must consider the risk involved if there are children in the household. If you wish to take this risk..so be it..you do not have a right to endanger your child by placing them in a household with these animals. You might as well let them play in the lions cage at the zoo!

    • Pit_Chick
      January 16, 2013 | 12:10 pm

      Wow how many times did your mother drop you on your head. You must have been a nightmare to raise. I hope you get the help you so desperately need, you piece of shit :)

      • Rianne Hodgman
        June 9, 2013 | 1:55 pm

        yes!!!! TO PIT CHICK!!!!

    • Kim
      January 21, 2013 | 9:37 am

      They were in no way shape or form bred for fighting!!!! Before you post such comments you might wanna do some research and not media research, real go to the library and read research!!! My son live with 2 pits, the 2 pits live with a cockapoo and 2 cats!!! Before you go posting what the American press stated maybe you should take the time to go and research how many times the pitbull breed was falsely accused and how many retractions there are for supposed pitbull attacks. Here’s a little knowledge for your tiny brain, most dogs today have some kind of bully breed mixed in them!!!!!! There is no such thing a PIT BULL!!!! Its a classification for numerous breeds such as the American Staffordshire Terrier, The Staffordshire terrier, the American Pit Bull Terrier and so on furthermore, mastiffs, boxers, English bull dogs, american bull dogs, and numerous other breeds are considered the pit bull class, even the bull terrier! So before posting and making yourself look completely ignorant, research information first.

    • gypsy
      February 27, 2013 | 7:08 am

      wrong Pitt Bulls were not originality bred for fighting, look it up and educate yourself. they were in fact bred to bring BULLS into pen ie: wild bulls. do your research before spouting off not knowing what you’re talking about.
      90 % of you given a chart with 1 actual Pitt Bull on it and 12 look alikes would never be able to pick out the true bred breed.

  92. Jj
    January 1, 2013 | 2:11 pm

    This is upsetting! Why would this organization accept water from others for their dogs? Something is wrong here. Why would these people responsible for them not provide water? I have three dachshunds and would never let them have food or water from others at any event we attend. I’m not the brightest bulb in the bunch but I do know from living in 4 states and watching the news, there are bad people out there that throw poison in yards with dogs. Very sad! Possible parvovirus? Well, if so, these people need to shut down! To have these pups go through that,if true, is a painful way to die. Awful!

    • Lee Ann
      January 21, 2013 | 10:08 am

      It’s not the organization’s fault that they were trusting. They learned from this tragedy and won’t be bringing puppies to the adoption open houses again. Very sad.

  93. Hcklbery
    January 1, 2013 | 6:43 am

    I care a sight more for the vast numbers of children mauled and deformed and killed by this aggressive and deadly breed of animal.

  94. jhilti
    December 31, 2012 | 9:28 am

    Animal people–if you put the same effort into fostering relationships with other human beings as you do with your pets–life would be better for everyone one on this earth.

    • Dave
      January 2, 2013 | 11:14 am

      You are so right.

      • bdaddy
        January 11, 2013 | 9:09 am

        Animal people understand that all creatures need love. Look at all the murders that happen every day over a stupid street or territory… Nice fostering of relationships. Pets are the only ones that are going to love you regardless. Pitbulls are not bad and Rottweilers are not bad. DUMB HUMANS ARE BAD AND I think you haters of Pitbulls are morons…

        • LoneWolfe
          January 30, 2013 | 10:34 am

          Exactly!!

    • Pit_Chick
      January 16, 2013 | 12:08 pm

      Why would I want to foster a relationship with idiots like you and Dave? No Thanks, I’d rather snuggle with my pit then even breathe the same air as you

    • Kim
      January 21, 2013 | 9:39 am

      Not true!!!!! Humans are evil and do more destruction! They with hold love and a rarely loyal! My pitties love me happy, sad, bitchy, fat, skinny, with or without make up and so on!!! I’d rather surround myself with 1000 pits than ten humans

    • Lee Ann
      January 21, 2013 | 10:05 am

      If human beings were worth the effort, maybe I would…

    • Alwaysgot2know
      February 18, 2013 | 10:16 am

      First, this poisoning may have had nothing to do with the breed. Perhaps it was just an opportunity for someone with bad intentions. And they need to be punished. Just like improper-training, or total lack of training with dogs, people are raised by other humans. The worst abused sometimes become the worst abusers. There are so many factors that are not revealed in this article. The only thing to be taken from it is that someone intending to cause harm found an opportunity with a wonderful trusting group of people trying to do the right thing and made it more difficult for them to be so trusting. It is the world we live in. Thank Heaven three of the dogs survived. God Bless the little ones who didn’t make it.

      Per an article today on the Dogington Post.

      “Some of the breeds to avoid or to be very careful about bringing into a home with children include Dobermans who are very dominant and may look at a child as inferior. The same can be said for the Malamutes, Rottweiler, Rhodesian Ridgeback, and Pit Bull who is either very lovable with children and adults or can be quite nasty depending on their linage and how well they have been socialized and trained. The Mini Pinschers, Pekinese, Dachshunds, and Chihuahuas are intolerant by nature, and can be very hostile towards infants and kids under the age of six years old. Dalmatians are easily excitable dogs and can easily jump on kids knocking them down. Chow Chows can be unfriendly with children due to the fact this breed normally accepts only one person for bonding with, usually an adult in the family.”

      Know how to handle your dog and never leave a child alone with a pet for the safety of both the child and the pet. Teach your children a healthy dose of respect for the animal. And all pet owners need to take responsibility for the proper training of their pet whether it is a seemingly docile dog or one suspected of being a more aggressive dog. Research, Research, Research.

  95. Big Sky
    December 30, 2012 | 4:34 pm

    Lets not forget that if you own a Lab, they are on the top ten bite/ vicious list! You dont hear anything about bad things happening to that breed. Pits are great family dogs and I witness that 1st hand on the daily. Shame on people that would do such a thing..

    • Jj
      January 1, 2013 | 2:36 pm

      I have three dachshunds and dachshunds are on the list too. My dogs were trained as pups and are the sweetest, gentle dogs. Not a mean bone in their bodies. All about training the owners too.

    • Dave
      January 2, 2013 | 11:20 am

      I don’t know where you got your statistics but they are either wrong or outdated. Also..there are not any cases I could research where as a Retriever killed a person. All breeds can bite if provoked. Pit Bulls are notorious for unprovoked attacks on people resulting in death. I have not found any cases where a Retriever killed a person in an unprovoked attack. There may be cases …not many I would assume or you would have read about it.

      • Dumbazz
        January 4, 2013 | 8:08 am

        Work in the ER for awhile. I seen a kid mauled by a golden lab unprovoked. Kid was being babysat by a woman and was playing with her legos and the dog walked up and bit the kids face.

        Fuqing idiot.

      • LoneWolfe
        January 30, 2013 | 10:33 am

        I have a friend that had a golden for almost 10 years. One of the most unpredictable dogs I have ever met. He bit three of our friends while they were petting him (with no warning growl or pull away, I might add), one so bad that he had to go to the ER. And no, you won’t read about it because the media won’t print it. Moron.

  96. Janet
    December 29, 2012 | 12:04 pm

    and this very mentally disturbed person still walks among us…how frightening is that..???

  97. Jim
    December 29, 2012 | 9:15 am

    the government should form a committe to study posion control.

  98. Jamie
    December 27, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    JALONEY DID IT!!!!! PET DETECTIVES, PLEASE LOOK INTO THIS ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  99. mike cheek
    December 22, 2012 | 10:28 am

    There is a framed picture of Max, my pit bull on the wall of my study. He has been dead 22years. I miss him.

  100. Gello DiNero
    December 21, 2012 | 5:24 pm

    Pitbulls are bad if there abused and trained that way otherwise there great protectors and companions… I’d rather have dogs in my house then guns. I hope they don’t catch this guy it won’t be a pitbull knockin on thedoor lol because he can be touched… Hell on Earth Whooo

  101. sam
    December 21, 2012 | 10:43 am

    The human breed is more dangerous and kills many more than any breed of dog.

  102. Aaron Swope
    December 18, 2012 | 5:28 pm

    I have two pitbulls and like almost every vet says they are a family dog. My dogs would lick someone to death because they are the most loveable pets anyone can ask for.Great with kids and people. How they are raised is another issue. Just like people. To the person that left the comment “the world is better without pitbulls”. You are a very uneducated person. The world would be better without people like you and those that raise their pets to be harmful to others. People raise their pets that way thinking that they are some badass with their dog. Get a life and realize you aint shit without your dog.

  103. Dr. Susan Doyle, DVM
    December 18, 2012 | 4:24 pm

    Being a veterinian, I can state a few unbiased facts about pit bull visits and exams that I have experienced.

    As a veterinarian I see alot of pit bulls (mixed ethnic area), and about 98% are very sweet to humans, they trot over happily to greet me when I open the door and are not trouble examing and giving them injections or oral medications needed. In the six years that I have practiced here, I have seen maybe 5 or 6 with bite wound injuries.

    Now, I have not encountered them outside such as in neighborhoods except one broke out of wooden fence and killed my neighbors labrador dog living behind same fence. I was still at work and did not witness this horrible event. Does anyone know what makes some of these dogs killers of other dogs, or are they trained by humans for fighting purposes? My impression is that most of this breed are not killers.

    • JG
      December 21, 2012 | 5:27 am

      We rescued what I now call a “lemon” of a pit bull. He was sweet as can be to humans & to our other dog, but his mission in life was to hunt & kill anything that was smaller than him & made any kind of movement. I’m convinced what made him that way was a very high prey drive. It seemed like he was a cat…they do the same thing because they’re hunters! Some experts don’t agree with the whole prey drive idea, but I think the only other explanation is if he was fought or hunted hogs under the care of his previous owner. Other than him, we’ve owned 3 other pit bulls & will now never own another breed….the love we have w/ them can’t compare to any of the other breeds we had even though we loved them so very much. Also, I’ve met several dozen other pit bulls owned by friends & family, etc. and not a single one of them has a bad bone in their body.

  104. SoSa Luciano
    December 18, 2012 | 12:40 pm

    OMG, HOW HEARTLESS, I HOPE THAT THEY BURN IN HELL FOR THAT

  105. Rosi
    December 15, 2012 | 4:07 pm

    Pit bulls were originally called “Nanny dogs” because they were so gentle and so good with children. LOOK IT UP.

  106. robin hann
    November 28, 2012 | 7:18 am

    These dogs did not deserved to be poisened atall. And im sure that alot of pitbulls are very sweet dogs especially with good owners. But in my personal experience the majority of these dogs have been vicious or at least very intimidating. Not towards there owners which is why as an owner you will have a pretty biased view, but they are naturally quite aggressive dogs, you can hardly compare the demenure of a collie to a pitbull. But these dogs should never ever be euthanised. they should just stop letting people who belong on Jeremy kyle to own them.

    • sweetness34
      December 28, 2012 | 7:18 am

      You must not of worked with many Pits then. I’ve worked with hundreds of them in a medical setting, they’ve been scared, broken, shot and sick and only a small handful of them were intimidating. I’ve seen nasty Collies, Labs, Goldens, beagles and uncounted small breeds. It really isn’t in the Pits nature to be a bad dog

      • Rianne Hodgman
        June 9, 2013 | 2:15 pm

        THANK YOU … THANK GOD FOR YOU!

    • Pit_Chick
      January 16, 2013 | 12:01 pm

      My pit greets everyone with open arms when they come into my house. My Bernese Mountain dog (a gentle giant with us) barks and has bit a neighbor. I also think if your dog doesn’t like someone maybe you shouldn’t either. Maybe you’re not the good person you pretend to be and the pits are calling your bluff!

    • Kim
      January 21, 2013 | 9:48 am

      My Collie killed another dog and bit 3 children, my 2 pits have never killed a thing and never bitten anyone, you very well can compare collies to pits. They are far from naturally aggressive they are full of live. Yes their looks can be quite intimidating but if people can get past the stupid stigma placed on these dogs they would see the pure beauty in this breed. The body and bone structures are just gorgeous. They stand proud and loyal, they love to kiss and my 2 even hug us and hold our hands! It’s all in how they are raised and bred. To say that these dogs are naturally aggressive is to say that we are all along the lines of Charles Manson, Adam Lanza, Jeffery Dommer and so on because we are all the same species.

  107. Gabriela Alosi
    October 28, 2012 | 3:22 am

    It’s amazing how stupidity magnifies and spreads. Its not the breed its the owner and the training.Any dog or breed can be vicious and dangerous if thats how they were raised/trained to be. I have 2 pit rescues who are the most loving, gentle big spoiled babies who think they are lapdogs. They are wonderful with the kids, mine and strangers, and other animals. My 12 lb laso is the feisty, with a bad attitute. A Friend of ours fell in love with the breed after seeing their toddler playing and kissing with my 80 lb pitties, and adopted a pittie from the shelter for his 14 mo son. They are inseprable, ever so gentle and napping together, the wife wasnt to thrilled afraid of the breed for all hyped stories but soon fell in love with the dog cause of his goofiness and loving nature. These dogs love people and want to please their owners.

  108. Dan
    October 22, 2012 | 4:48 am

    Many people hate those dogs and for good reason…80% of all fatal dog attacks are by Pit Bulls and Rottweilers.

    • JG
      December 21, 2012 | 5:12 am

      And now many people hate you…80% of hateful and just plain untruthful posts come from ingorant people like yourself.

    • Amanda
      December 24, 2012 | 10:25 am

      People tend to say “pit bulls” are the cause of most fatalities with dog bites when in fact people label dogs as “pit bulls” when they are ignorant of dogs. My AKC registered Boxer was called a pit bull by 95% of the people who saw her. It boggles the mind how uneducated people are.

      What breed holds the award for most dog bites? Large dogs do more damage, no matter what type. Try to imagine your car being hit by a semi/diesel/big rig/whatever you call them. Then try to imagine being hit by a golf cart. Which will do more damage?

      • Karla C
        December 30, 2012 | 2:32 pm

        So true, I was walking my English Mastiff foster & had several idiots go screaming from house to car that they ‘Hate pit bulls’. People have no idea what a pit bull really is, including the media.

        • Lee Ann
          January 21, 2013 | 10:02 am

          What maroons! How do you even respond to that? Just shake your head and pity the fools, I guess.

      • Rachel
        January 8, 2013 | 3:21 pm

        Thank you! Pit Bull is not even a breed. It’s a look…

      • LoneWolfe
        January 30, 2013 | 10:29 am

        Exactly! I have a Boxer/Pharaoh Hound mix that everyone assumes is a Pit. She has no Pit quality about her whatsoever, except that she someone resembles one in the face. She’s absolutely crazy hyper, where as my lab/pit mix is the exact opposite. All he wants to do is snuggle, snore, and fart. We’ve had people walk onto our porch where he was and he will literally just walk up to them, tail wagging, and follow them around. Our Boxer mix will go crazy.

    • sweetness34
      December 28, 2012 | 7:11 am

      Actually its usually more reported if its a Pit. The news often will call inquiring about incidents and if its not a Pit they’ll ignore the story, or still claim it is one even thought its a Lab or Golden. Its all in the training nurture really does take over here. I’ve seen all types of dogs who are jerks because their owners don’t take time to train them properly just like their parents didn’t train them when they were children.

    • Dr. Debbie
      March 9, 2013 | 7:25 pm

      *According to the American Temperament Testing Association, APBTs have an 85.3% passing rate, compared to a passing rate of 81.9% for all breeds on average.
      *In the test a dog is placed in a series of confrontational situations. The first sign of aggression or panic is a failure of the test.
      Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling found that there is no genetic evidence that one breed of dog is more dangerous than another.

  109. Maureen
    October 18, 2012 | 5:15 pm

    these things are always incredibly sad. These dogs need several generations of crossbreeding to make them good pets. However the person who mentioned dominion over all animals does not understand what the word meant in the context of the bible
    Authority
    Creating
    Psalms
    Works

    Psalm 8:6. A Biblical definition of stewardship is “having dominion over the works of God”. This definition comes from Psalm 8:6 which says, “Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou has put all things under his feet;”. This scripture affirms that God is the Creator of all things, and he has given mankind dominion over his creation. The works of God’s hands includes all the material things and creatures of the Earth. We as stewards are not the owners of these things, but we are the stewards who have dominion of these things.

    We are all stewards and have dominion of God’s creation whether we accept this or not. God has honored us and has given us great responsibilities. As stewards of God’s property, we have a responsibility to care and nurture the things that are of God. If we are good stewards, we show we are faithful to God and he does reward us. If we are bad stewards, we show that we are unfaithful and only have allegiance to our own selfish desires. As bad stewards, we may have dominion of God’s resources, but it will not end well.

    PSALM 8 BIBLE DEFINITION Psalm 8:6, “Thou madest him to have dominion over the works of thy hands; thou has put all things under his feet;”

    What this means is that we have the responsibilty to care for all that God has created. It does not mean that we can do whatever we please with God’s creations. We were given the job of taking care of the earth and all the other living things on it. And we have done a lousy job of it.

    • Jaloney
      October 19, 2012 | 12:06 am

      Love thy neighbor: Don’t own a pitbull or create anything for purposes of evil.. Pitbulls were created for fighting.. We were given the job of protecting the little children of the earth and they are getting shredded. Google Walk for Victims of Pitbulls and other dangerous dogs. Find them on Facebook, too. P.S. Dogs probably were unvacinnated and died of Parvo which makes puppies unable to eat or drink..

      • Pete
        October 19, 2012 | 3:47 pm

        Me thinks thou dost protest too much, Jaloney. Did you select a poison that would mimic the symptoms of Parvo? Is that why you’re trying so hard to convince everyone that it must have been the cause of death?

        • Melody
          October 20, 2012 | 3:08 am

          I agree Pete, I think they need to check out this Jaloney person. He has to much to say about these precious little puppies cause of death. I’v been the happy owner of the APBT for almost 30 years now and just love the breed and do all I can to inform people how wonderful these dogs are along with the knowledge of the breed that has come to me thru all the years of having them. Yes, if you let them they can cause some real damage and so can alot of other breeds. It is so very sad how much these dogs are misunderstood.
          And really someone check out that Jaloney person.

          • sweetness34
            December 28, 2012 | 7:06 am

            Its people that work with them and other animals that realize how loving and gentle Pitties are. I’d rather have to deal with an injured pit than a healthy Chihuahua or other small dog. Even with training to fight all but one of the Vick dogs were rehabbed and several of them even work with children….imagine that!

      • Brandy Arnold
        October 19, 2012 | 5:25 pm
        Brandy Arnold

        Correction, Jaloney. Pit Bulls were bred as working dogs to control bulls for farmers – hence the name “Pit Bull”. They were absolutely NOT created to fight or kill. A vast majority of all pit bulls are gentle, sweet, loving, and loyal. It is only after a HUMAN trains this special breed to fight or to be vicious that they become that way. It is NOT a trait that is bred into them.

        Additionally, for over a hundred years, pit bulls were named “Nanny Dogs” because, if you had children and wanted to keep them safe, a pit bull was the most reliable and predictable breed around children.

        Now, because of misinformed people like yourself, over 6,000 of these precious animals are euthanized every single day. Sickening.

        I am sorry that you may never know the joy and love that a pit bull can bring into your life.

        As for the poisoned puppies, they were tested and found POSITIVE for poisoning, as reported in the article above.

        Clearly, you are a person that ignores the facts and chooses to create your own twisted reality.

        • Gabriela Alosi
          October 28, 2012 | 3:29 am

          Well stated and completely agree with you. Hopefully more people will get the real facts on the breed.Unfortunely too many people are blind and ignorant.

        • Samara
          January 16, 2013 | 10:16 am

          Thank You! I always have pits, right now, I have 2. Both rescued as adults. They were also used as nanny dogs for children because of their intense love for their humans and great love for children. Pits train actually BETTER with positive AFFECTION rather than food (sure, many are food motivated, but they CRAVE human affection). Hate the stigma associated with them.

      • Bob & Marlene R
        October 21, 2012 | 2:47 pm

        What Rock did you crawl out from under..??? Read the facts, not the backside of your eyelids. It’s not the dogs, it’s the owners, lets just burn a few of them at the stake and watch how quickly the bad breeding stops, whereas today the aloof owner gets a slap on the wrist and the dog put down.

      • rebellious
        November 28, 2012 | 12:07 pm

        Um hello if those dogs weren’t meant to exist they wouldn’t, stop being so ignorant. Next thing you’ll say is that I shouldn’t love my English Bull Terrier because she was bred for hunting of bears to protect livestock. I think you need to sit back and think about the topic rather than just saying something that’ll get you into hot water.
        What that person did was cruel, if an animal was getting sick you would notice symptoms they don’t just roll over and die.

      • Jennifer
        January 13, 2013 | 10:55 am

        Jaloney before you start spouting off – read the history of the breed. Oh, I forget you that would mean to open your mind and learn something which you are obviously incapable of. Stupid, mean, vicious people raise stupid, mean, vicious dogs. And people who leave children unattended with an animal whether a pit or a lab may find their children hurt unfortunately. A lot of the issues with pits are when they are also in pack mode – as with any dog breed. Dogs are all about who is the “big dog” and may view the children as a threat or need to be shown the hierarchy this is why you have to be careful. Including jealousy of a dog for a child. Read and educate yourself.

      • Jessie
        January 18, 2013 | 9:35 am

        I do not believe it was parvo this was a group that was trying to adopt these animals out and trying to teach these people who hate pit bulls that they are NOT a bad breed. There are all types of breeds that attack people you just do not hear about it as much. They were not bred to fight it these irresponsible people that get enjoyment from seeing dogs fight and kill each other. They are great family dogs and very loyal. I do agree these dogs are bred to much and treated very bad. My family adopted a pit from a animal shelter and she was the love of my life. She had food aggression but so do a lot of animals. She done great with my kids and was friendly with other people and other dogs. She was abused and it showed but she was a great dog. It is a sick sad world we live in when all these idiots are saying they should be put down. No animal should be put down.

      • lovemydog
        February 5, 2013 | 10:10 am

        actually they were used as babysiters,before the pit, the rottweiler, before that it was dobermans, and before that it was german sheperds. The german sheperd is the most tolerant,they can tolerate the most punishment from children.(pokeing and pulling) The second most tolerant dog is the pit. Pittbull jaws do not lock its just has a massive bite. People are what make the animal mean, being aggressive toward,hitting,kicking, just being f ing cruel will cause a dog to attact. Would you not defend yourself from someone being cruel to you.Would you defend the family, that loves,feeds and takes care of you.THATS WHAT THEY DO! If you dont like dogs dont own one, but dont judge those of us who are proud to say “THIS HOUSE IS PROTECTED BY A PITTBULL.” if she dont get you the bullet will!

      • Rianne Hodgman
        June 9, 2013 | 1:57 pm

        PITTbULLS WERE NOT CREATED FOR FIGHTING IDIOT! … IDIOT HUMANS LIKE YOURSELF CREATED THE SPORT USING THEM … GET SOME EDUCATION BEFORE YOU OPEN YOUR HOLE

      • KellyP
        November 13, 2013 | 10:40 am

        Jaloney,
        Please stop with the accusation that these puppies had Parvo. I have witnessed what happens when puppies contract this disease. It took 5 days for them to die. First they quit eating, and became lethargic. By day 3 they quit drinking, even water.For 4 days before their death they had bloody diarrhea.Day 5 they died. These puppies at that event died from being poisoned. Please educate yourself on the type of dog, as Pit Bulls are a type of dog, not a breed, and get your facts straight about Parvo.
        I agree with other posters that you should be looked into as you come across as someone who would commit such a heinous act against innocent puppies.

  110. Beth
    October 18, 2012 | 4:53 am

    That is so sick and screwed up! Absolutely heinous. I really hope they don’t stop taking their rescues and pups to events though. They just need to be more strict, not letting anyone outside the rescue have unsupervised contact with the dogs or the dog’s things. I just don’t want the dogs not getting out there and being seen by potential GOOD adopters because of a few criminal nutbags. So sad :(

    • Jaloney
      October 19, 2012 | 12:11 am

      Calm down dear. I bet you a bundle it was PARVO in unvaccinated puppies.. No posion.

      • CRE
        December 22, 2012 | 1:10 pm

        How many times are you going to post this? You’re unbelievable. Go find another cause to champion, rather than rallying behind someone who would harm 5 animals who have done nothing wrong.

      • H. Teel
        December 25, 2012 | 11:10 pm

        Sorry but I couldn’t let the fact that you mis-typed your name go by. You used a “j” where it should have been a “B”. Do you even own a dog? Not many people out there are so stupid as to buy into symptoms of poisoning being the same as parvo. Or did you mean corona virus? Surely not, since you don’t know what that is, do you?

      • dineh
        December 27, 2012 | 11:55 am

        Jaloney

        You are stupid and are probably the one that poisoned them. YOU need to get a life and why don’t you go find a serial killer to champion.

        • Maynard Runkle
          December 30, 2012 | 10:47 am

          Jaloney has a right to his/her opinion. I agree that the cause of death is not clear. Did they perform an autopsy?
          Why would someone go to an event just to poison the dogs? That only elicits sympathy for a useless breed whose only function, to fight, is prohibited by law in almost every state.
          Some very excellent dog owners have had pit bulls kill other peoples’ dogs, cats and even children. The aggression and power to kill is bred into them. They grab on with those very powerful jaws and will not release. They ignore pain. Their ancestors would have died in the ring fighting other dogs if they had not excelled in these qualities. If you have ever read White Fang by Jack London you will know that White Fang, who was half wolf, excelled at fighting but when confronted with a pit bull was almost killed. His technique of jumping in, slashing, and jumping back was ineffective with a smaller, squat dog with powerful jaws who jumped in, grabbed him by his throat and gradually chewed his way into the neck until White Fang was almost asphyxiated.
          It is about as sensible to keep a tiger or a lion because they also can seem friendly and affectionate and can suddenly change. It is not their fault. It is their instinctive reaction. This is especially true of an unneutered male. Higher testosterone levels make them more unpredictable. I saw on Dr. Pol a case where a mother pit bull killed her own puppy when he tried to eat from her bowl.
          There are plenty of dogs who do not present these threats who need homes. Adopting pit bulls and other fighting breeds just gives the underground breeders more of a cash outlet for their cruel “sport.”

          • Samara
            January 16, 2013 | 10:12 am

            You my friend are ignorant.
            Always owned Pits. Never been aggressive. Never been bit by one. I adopt from shelters and one I have now was a dog I found injured on the side of the road. Full pit. Male. He climbed into my lap and stole my heart. Was underweight and had a little issue with food, HOWEVER…once he realized that my other dogs would not touch his dish, and there would ALWAYS be food…it ended..took 2 days. He now waits patiently after eating to sip water. Pits are PEOPLE dogs and were ORIGINALLY bred to be Nanny Dogs (companions for young children). They have a strong desire to please their masters, and actually, while some are food motivated…All mine have been trained with positive attention motivation (a rub, cuddle or a smootch is a better training tool for pits)

          • LoneWolfe
            January 30, 2013 | 10:24 am

            You do realize that White Fang was FICTION, correct? And you really need to stay off of Dogsbite.org, which is a complete anti-pit site. There is absolutely NO factual evidence what so ever of “pit bulls” having locking jaws. And just for the record, a “pit bull” isn’t even a BREED of dog, it’s a TYPE. And also, you might want to google BSL statistics. States and cities that enact BSL do not have lower bite statistics than cities/states that do not have BSL. But good luck with your ignorance. I’m guessing you’re probably racist, too. Be sure to stay out of the big, bad world!!

          • Tina Pugh
            February 17, 2013 | 2:22 am

            OMG you are so stupid!BTW a post-mortem exam on an animal is called a necropsy, on a human it’s an autopsy. Please shut up and go to some hate page and spew your garbage there.

          • Dr. Debbie
            March 9, 2013 | 7:15 pm

            White fang is FICTION! Read my post above that contains actual research on pit bulls.

          • D.B. Wells
            March 10, 2013 | 10:04 am

            Jack London was an alcoholic socialist who made things up. He knew as much about pit bulls as you do, with is little.

          • Truman
            April 25, 2013 | 10:24 am

            Everyone’s hating Maynard for being ‘ignorant’ with his facts. Sure, he has some opinions, but your opinion about your pit bull being so sweet and harmless isn’t any better. Here’s a statistical fact: 54% of U.S./Canada dog attacks that resulted in human death between 1982 and 2012 were caused by Pit Bulls. In that same period, 65% of attacks that resulted in bodily harm were caused by Pit Bulls. Pit Bulls are 4% of the dog population. I’m tired of Pit Bull owners jump on anyone that suggests Pit Bulls are a menace (like Maynard) by talking about sweet their dog is. Sorry, that’s not very persuasive. I would like to hear a Pit Bull owner discuss the statistics and facts.

      • sweetness34
        December 28, 2012 | 7:02 am

        What did you do Google sick, dying puppy illness and settled on the 1st thing that popped up? Do you even know the symptoms of PARVO? or its disease process? It is not an immediate killer, its a slow drawn out death in a very noticeably sick dog if untreated, I’m sure there would of been more reports of sick puppies by the public if it was PARVO. Move along now, I’m sure there’s other pages to troll.

  111. DESIREE MEDLIN
    October 17, 2012 | 9:18 pm

    SO AWFUL I WAS JUST READING ABOUT THAT AWARENESS EVENT A COUPLE OF DAYS AGO…WHAT IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE??? WHY DO THEY ALWAYS HAVE TO BE SO MEAN,,,WHAT KIND OF SICK PIECE OF SHIT POISONS PUPPIES…

    • Jaloney
      October 19, 2012 | 12:10 am

      Probably NOONE posioned the puppies. I bet they can’t produce a PARVO vacinnation certifcate for those puppies. Parvo makes puppies die quickly and it makes them not eat and drink. The breeder will just drag out the rape stand and breed some more.. Hope to see you all at the First Walk for Victims of Pitbulls and other dangerous dogs.. Find us on facebook or google us..

      • Dean
        October 20, 2012 | 3:15 am

        Really? PARVO? It kills, it doesn’t allow 3 puppies to recover. Poison, however, shows those symptoms. Take your hate and ignorance somewhere else. For all we know, YOU did it.

        • sweetness34
          December 28, 2012 | 6:56 am

          Actually, dogs can recover from PARVO, its just an intensive process &
          not all will. That being said, those puppies that died would of been showing symptoms for several days and I’m rather doubtful the adoption agency would be making such a big deal out of their mistake and getting the news involved. If there were 5 puppies with PARVO that/those cages would of been a huge mess of diarrhea, vomit and super lethargic puppies. Stop trying to blame the rescue group for some sick bastard.

      • JG
        December 21, 2012 | 5:19 am

        You must not be very familiar with the whole adoption process. If those dogs are at an adoption event, they most certainly have been vaccinated & spayed/neutered.

        Oh & I think you’re on the wrong page to promote such a ridiculous event. The only walk anyone wants to take with you is a long walk off a short cliff (but we insist you go first…we’ll be right behind you, I swear.)

      • Samara
        January 16, 2013 | 10:06 am

        I have a permanent scar from a bite from my family’s trusted lab. Does that count as a dangerous breed? Idiot. I have YET to cross paths with a “dangerous BREED”…wait…my Shih Tzu is…damn dog nearly kills me on a daily basis…loves to trip me up when I am going down my stairs…the only danger I am in with my TWO pits are of being kissed and hugged to death (one will delicately lick you right on the lips…nowhere else! And the male prefers to hug..head on shoulder, paws wrapped around you)…OR…Snuggled to death, since they HAVE to be touching me when they snuggle…yep…scary.

      • LoneWolfe
        January 30, 2013 | 10:18 am

        They’re a rescue, which means that these pups more than likely came from a shelter. SO it’s pretty much guaranteed that they have had their shots, otherwise they’d be quarantined. Idiot.

      • Dr. Debbie
        March 9, 2013 | 7:24 pm

        No one – two words. Get educated on grammar & spelling & pit bulls.

        *According to the American Temperament Testing Association, APBTs have an 85.3% passing rate, compared to a passing rate of 81.9% for all breeds on average.
        *In the test a dog is placed in a series of confrontational situations. The first sign of aggression or panic is a failure of the test.
        Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling found that there is no genetic evidence that one breed of dog is more dangerous than another.

      • jomoms
        June 3, 2013 | 10:07 am

        awww boo hoo hopefully you all get eaten by pitbulls, go cry a river because your too stupid to realize pits are the best dogs you could own if your not a moron

      • Rianne Hodgman
        June 9, 2013 | 2:13 pm

        JALONY … BALONY … WHATEVER.

  112. Kelly
    October 17, 2012 | 8:48 pm

    I can not understand how they think what they are doing is right. If you don’t like pitbulls, don’t get one! And maybe instead of poisoning the breed, the people responsible for causing the breeds to have the reputation they have need a bit of punishment. Ignorant people!!!

  113. Victor Coultrap
    October 17, 2012 | 8:45 pm

    There is no such thing as bad dogs,only bad owners and bad people.

  114. Jonnie Hammon
    October 17, 2012 | 8:34 pm

    I hope that whoever did this sick thing,will enjoy their turn, when karma catches up to them.

  115. Darlene Shoudy
    October 17, 2012 | 7:45 pm

    so sad all i can say is karma will come full circle.

  116. michele matthews
    October 17, 2012 | 7:18 pm

    the person that gave these dogs poison. Is A PIECE OF Shit. YOUR evil. burn in hell.guess what you will

  117. Samantha Brown
    October 17, 2012 | 6:19 pm

    Why do people have to be so cruel. Stupid people don’t care who or what they hurt. Somewhere this person will be bragging about what they did and get caught, and I hope they get what’s coming to them. Before my husband became disable we raised pits and they are very sweet loving dogs. No animal deserves this.

    • mike
      January 11, 2013 | 3:41 am

      i agree they are the best dogs ive ever owned and before anyone goes off on my spelling i know i forgot a i and another word was left out i know it so before anyone starts running there mouths about my speling etc i already know it thank you

      • Garland
        January 23, 2013 | 8:50 am

        Well mike hunt you would think you excuse for our grammar and spelling would be better worded than your original gaff. It only got worse. May I suggest a remedial English class with the third graders. Hopefully not too advanced for you. And I do apologize to the dogs with out pedigrees for call you a mutt.

  118. K.Vedrinski
    October 17, 2012 | 5:48 pm

    I choose to believe that there is a very special place in Hell, for the individual(s), responsible for this vicious, disgusting act….

    • Sheri
      October 17, 2012 | 6:15 pm

      I hope your right

      • Grammar Nazi
        October 18, 2012 | 10:43 am

        you’re

        • Pamelahaley
          December 16, 2012 | 11:49 am

          There is not such thing as Hell outside of the world we live in now.

          • Big Johnson
            December 24, 2012 | 7:30 am

            Do you have some sort of proof of that?

          • Jim
            December 29, 2012 | 9:05 pm

            Establishing as fact a negative premise is exceptionaly problematic.

          • Kurt Nitsagen
            January 20, 2013 | 7:40 am

            Millions of people, over thousands of years, have tried to prove the existence of god, heaven, hell, angels, and all sorts of superstitious nonsense. There is not one microgram of proof any of these exists. The burden of proof, as always, is on those claiming these concepts exist. Rational people stop believing in gods when and if they become intellectually mature.

          • Susan Magillicuddy
            January 29, 2013 | 9:27 am

            Kurt–sounds like a true liberal, Godless, viewpoint.

          • Suni
            February 28, 2013 | 4:52 am

            Kurt, how do you bring up the existence of God, heaven, and hell with this topic? There are people out there that are a lot smarter than you and believe in God as well as the existence of heaven and hell. You’ll see one day that he does exist,

          • Getta Brain
            March 14, 2013 | 5:27 am

            CAN I SEE YOUR “BIG” JOHNSON?! OH MY! IS IT TWUE?

          • Cat
            April 8, 2013 | 9:23 am

            I am always fascinated by those who declare that they “know” about what happens once we die-other than we rot, of course. How does one prove there is no Hell unless one died and came back with scientific evidence?

          • jo
            April 28, 2013 | 10:36 am

            For your sake I hope your right !

          • Deereif
            May 16, 2013 | 7:55 am

            awww, its so cute to see people talking about their imaginary friends!

          • Dog Lover
            July 12, 2013 | 9:09 am

            I would rather assume that there is a Heaven and a Hell than NOT believe and go to Hell because I chose not to believe in Jesus. For those that don’t believe in Hell, just ask people that were deemed “clinically dead”, went there and came back to tell about it. As hard as this world can be at times, I wouldn’t want to go to Hell for the rest of my eternity. That’s a long time to burn. There are going to be a lot of very surprised people after they take their last breath. I just cannot believe that there are people that think that everything in this world just evolved. Take something like the human body. Do you think that all of our organs, liver, kidneys, senses, all of our systems just “evolved”? There has to be God that created all of this. How about the millions of different birds, or insects or dog breeds? Think about it and it just makes sense that God created all of it.

          • Will
            July 29, 2013 | 9:51 am

            The issue at hand isn’t whether there’s a hell or not, the issue is that this f*cker deserves to go there if it does exist.

          • Doug
            August 13, 2013 | 2:45 am

            Kurt and Pamela, you have no proof either way that Heaven or Hell Exists. It is a matter of faith. Further, you have no proof that air exists either unless you see something moving in the air…so breathing and the belief in air, is also a matter of faith, until you can see it. Therefore, your statements that there is no God, no Heaven and no Hell is invalid.

          • Karma
            August 31, 2013 | 9:47 am

            Regardless of your belief’s, I have plenty of land to bury the scumbags that attack innocence on, whether it be puppies or children. There’s always room at the Shallow Grave Inn.

          • Mara
            September 21, 2013 | 12:35 pm

            Not so, Pamela. Granted, there are some pretty terrible things here, but there is some good somewhere in this world. There are beautiful flowers, beautiful skies, even kind people. Hell is much much worse than anything here.

          • Tallus
            October 30, 2013 | 11:47 am

            There is no evidence of God, Jeebus, Heaven or Hell. Get over it. Every child is an atheist until someone starts lying to them, and then they become the religion of their parents, at which point they twist the religion into something they like because no one ever believes the holy book exactly as it is. It’s too atrocious.

            Out of body experiences have been replicated in mice and science shows that the visual centers of the brain are the last to die. People who experience visions of heaven or seeing dead loved ones are always experiencing what they expect to see. Bring me a Christian who experienced the Hindu afterlife (or something like it) without ever knowing anything about it, and then I’ll believe you. Until then, it’s a hallucination based on indoctrination. Every. Single. Time.

            Air exists. It’s comprised of oxygen, nitrogen, carbon dioxide and other chemicals. It’s exchanged in our lungs to our blood, but invisible because it’s a gas, just like sulphur (which gives off a noxious rotten egg smell.) It’s how we live. To suggest air doesn’t exist is patently absurd and anyone who says otherwise an idiot of the highest sort.

            Grow up.

            I hope whoever poisoned the dogs gets their nuts cut off, and their fingers.

        • Rick Whitten
          May 19, 2013 | 11:03 am

          Good job. These idiots that can’t dictate properly…

        • Rick Whitten
          May 19, 2013 | 11:05 am

          Kurt, shut up and keep your opinions to yourself…

          • BK
            May 21, 2013 | 10:11 am

            You should be sterilized, Rick.

          • Diane
            July 12, 2013 | 12:39 am

            Suni; Kurt will be looking up at us in heaven while he’s burning in Hell! He’ll see Rick in heaven too! Poor Kurt, forever in Hell! I think it would be better to believe, than not believe and find out when you die there is a Heaven & Hell!

          • Spike
            November 13, 2013 | 5:01 am

            Rick, shut up and keep your comments to yourself…

          • Kurt Nitsagen
            December 18, 2013 | 8:24 pm

            Rick, shut up and keep your opinions to yourself.

      • Dann
        September 19, 2013 | 11:06 am

        We all pay eventually for all the evil we have done.

        • The Sorcerer
          October 28, 2013 | 3:22 am

          The only way to know God is for you to have a personal relationship with God. There has been so much debate and people have their views. I respect all souls that have found that relationship. I feel compassion for those who have not. Every action in your life creates a reaction around your spirit.Treating people how you would want to be treated, doing the right thing in every situation, helping others that are less fortunate, forgiving those that have hurt you or the ones you love, loving people that are close to you fully, and not allowing any pleasure to control your life. Hell is not knowing God. Knowing God is freedom. Eternity of fire is a illusion that is beaten into the mind to keep order among humans. The God I know punishes no one eternally. Just like a good parent you get punished until you learn your lesson. Whoever did this to these dogs should go to Jail and should suffer. I am a Pit bull owner and she is the most loving adorable dog ever. Shame on the monster who did this.

          • Kurt Nitsagen
            December 18, 2013 | 8:31 pm

            SHOW ME your god, or some evidence of its existence, just one gram of evidence, before claiming what it can or cannot do. Time after time someone regrets some event such as a deer-motorcycle collison with a fatality (both the deer and the biker dying, I mean) and pays no attention to the situation. THINK!!!
            1. Did your god SEND the deer to kill the biker?
            2. Did your god LET the deer kill the biker?
            3. Did your god TRY AND FAIL to stop the deer killing the biker?
            4. Did your god FAIL TO KNOW of the imminent collision?
            If the believer answers no to all, then what is left?
            The only rational conclusion is that the god does not exist.
            I am surely tired of people telling me what their god can do,
            when every EVERY E*V*E*R*Y occasion shows the god doing nuthin’.
            Let your god explain why AS I AM TYPING THIS a baby is being born with such hideous defects that its entire life will be eleven days of unremitting agony, with a legacy of decades of torment for the baby’s innocent parents.
            Who but a total moron can believe in a god?

    • Samantha Brown
      October 17, 2012 | 6:19 pm

      There must be

    • Jaloney
      October 19, 2012 | 12:08 am

      Probably just PARVO in unvacinnated puppies. Puppies with Parvo do not eat.

      • Paul Cumming
        October 21, 2012 | 3:00 am

        Cruel. But the world would be better off without pit bulls and other
        macho/fighting breeds.

        • Bob & Marlene R
          October 21, 2012 | 2:41 pm

          With that kind of thinking, the world would be a better and happier place without you, goof.

          • Diana
            December 5, 2012 | 9:47 am

            I agree with you, Bob & Marlene :)

          • Amanda
            December 24, 2012 | 10:17 am

            It is mainly uneducated or other hindered people that think “pit bulls” attack everything.

            My tiny (3 1/2 pound) Chihuahua/Shi Tzu play bites more than my large (65 lb) dog, actually my big dog has never even play bitten anyone.

          • Mike Hunt
            December 30, 2012 | 10:42 am

            A pit that was in the family for 8 years, playing with kids and adults ended up chewing my great niece’s face off!. But thats OK. It had to be the way it was brought up right??!

          • Uncalled_For
            January 8, 2013 | 9:35 am

            every dog and/or person that gets old can become senial.. There is no judgement against that! I’m sorry that happened but that could have been a boxer, or great dane, or any other kind of dog! It’s not one specific type of dog.

          • Bob GG
            January 9, 2013 | 10:42 am

            Well, bully for you Amanda!

          • us10610
            September 20, 2013 | 11:58 am

            Awesome name….automatically made me think of Bob Marley!!

            Light up the Darkness:)

          • Kimberly
            October 26, 2013 | 3:21 pm

            any dog can be vicious, or a fighter…saying the world without pits or other bullies…is like saying the world would b a better place w/o a certain race. a dog is as mean as the assholes who raise them mean. none of my pits have never showed aggression. yet ive been bit by dashounds. the world would b a better place w/o the assholes that abuse any animal. cocker spaniels r higher up on the vicious dog list then pitbulls…but u dont hear people banning them…and the comments here shouldnt b about weather ther is a heaven or hell…but about the poor babies that poisoned by monsters.

          • Kimberly
            October 26, 2013 | 3:30 pm

            and btw, my pit shares her bed, toys and human with 8 cats and my autistic son. my jack russell was the vicious dog in my house. none of my pits have ever been anything but loving.

        • Tracey
          December 17, 2012 | 5:36 pm

          YOUR AN IDIOT PAUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

          • Byron
            December 23, 2012 | 11:18 am

            Your/You’re.

            Get it right, please. It defeats your comment by making you appear ignorant.

          • BK
            May 21, 2013 | 10:12 am

            Grammar fail, you ignorant fool.

        • Rhona Chappelle
          December 21, 2012 | 1:21 pm

          Seems to me it would be better off without stupid people like you.

        • Brandon
          December 23, 2012 | 10:41 am

          The world would be better off without the D***s who make them fight. its not the dogs fault what the owners make them do. It is misinformed morons like you who belive its the dogs and keep pushing these bullsh**t stereotypes about them. You must never have owned a pitbull or english bull terrier. they are loyal, friendly and loving. your average chiuahua is far more aggressive by nature.

          • Carol
            February 15, 2013 | 10:24 am

            We acquired a tiny pit at 8 pounds that was being abused and was destined for the killing pound, and now 80+ and she is a real sweet gem of a dog. She is gentle and good with everyone and welcomes everyone to our home as an ambassador. Still, I would not trust any dog with children who are strange as things can trigger a negative reaction, food, teasing, just as a thought that I always consider when my pit or Siberians are with the children. Our dogs are good, but all it takes sometimes is a look into the eye direction of a dog and it is a challenge for aggression. Small children whose eyes naturally are the same height as the dogs can pose a problem. I am more concerned with ankle sized dogs than a large dog because little ones try to show aggression to make up for their small size. I used to hate Pits because of all the bad stories about them, but there are so many more good ones and I love ours and she loves us in return with so much appreciation.

          • pit bull
            August 4, 2013 | 1:34 pm

            When was the last time you heard of a chiuahua killing someone ?????

        • Big Johnson
          December 24, 2012 | 7:32 am

          Paul Cumming, you are exactly the breed of person they were there trying to educate.

          • Peter Gozeenya
            January 9, 2013 | 10:15 am

            People like Paul never learn, especially when they dropped out of 2nd grade and have the IQ of a gimp rhino.

          • Getta Brain
            March 14, 2013 | 5:39 am

            CAN I SEE YOUR JOHNSON? MR BIG?

        • MB
          December 29, 2012 | 1:37 pm

          You are an idiot. The world is better off without idiots.

          • JAJ360
            January 8, 2013 | 11:22 am

            If the world had no iDiots, how would Apple survive?

          • CLW
            February 14, 2013 | 12:08 pm

            @JAJ360: Bwahahaha!

        • Maynard Runkle
          December 30, 2012 | 10:26 am

          I agree with Paul Cumming. We have just as much right to our opinions as anyone else. The fighting breeds which includes all bulldogs, Chow Chows, Akita s, Pit Bulls, Rottweilers, and Mastiffs should require a special license. They were bred to be able to fight other animals and many were used to fight other dogs. It is a part of their makeup the way retrieving or herding is the part of the makeup of other specially bred dogs. They have the power to maim and kill and the statistics prove they do it.
          People like to say, “It’s not the dog, it’s the owner.” That is true to the extent that the owner should be held responsible for their dog’s predations. However, all dogs behave differently toward those who are accepted in their pack and those who aren’t. Those people who say “He doesn’t bite,” are thinking their dog acts the same to outsiders. Some do NOT. Furthermore, although all dogs have instinctive aggression towards outsiders, the smaller, weaker breeds can not inflict nearly as much damage.

          • Martin Cosentino
            December 30, 2012 | 2:27 pm

            @MAYNARD RUNKLE. . . Yes, people like Michael Vick brought this gruesome sport to national attention and, judging from your genetic approach, no one can EVER have a pitbull as a pet again.Well as long as it TOOK to breed this dog vicious, then it might take just as long (11 or 12 generations)to breed it OUT of them. NO dog is ever truly guaranteed to be forever docile, but affection from humans goes a long way to insure that the dog remains ‘man’s best friend.’As the saying for computers goes, GARBAGE IN – GARBAGE OUT. And THAT’S for a MACHINE!!!So just imagine what good stuff does for a LIVING BEING. There is an old saying – my family motto – AMOR OMNIA VINCIT. GOOGLE IT!!!!!

          • Karla C
            December 30, 2012 | 2:29 pm

            You’re right, my mastiff/rott mix that was LICKING THE HAND of an intruder I had my gun on is definitely one dangerous son of bitch to outsiders. You can’t label an entire breed because of bad breeding or untrained animals or unsupervised children with dogs(no one should do that).

          • Kelly
            December 31, 2012 | 8:46 am

            Maynard:
            Yes all potentially dangerous animals should require permits. That includes hunting breeds, herding breeds, vermin breeds, sporting breeds, toy breeds, and children!
            If you are the alpha of your pack, then the pack looks to you to lead them and monitor their behaviors. Small breeds (most originally bred to kill) are not even close to excluded from having the great ability to kill a person and have owners who take less responsibility for the actions of their dogs because of simple minded people like you who think, “it’s okay, they’re little”

          • kellt
            January 6, 2013 | 9:36 am

            i beg to differ, Rottweilers were breed for herding and guarding not fighting. No dog is breed to fight it the people that breed them to fight. Dogs just want love and affection and any/all dogs if treated right. Just like people if you treat them badly they will be aggressive, just look at abused children they will grown up abusing. But I as a dog owner can tell you I do say my dogs dont bite and if they did I would be the first one to put them down myself, unless they were protecting me.

          • Rachel
            January 8, 2013 | 3:11 pm

            Maynard- my sheltie was attacked and had to endure a 7 hour emergency surgery because many of his organs were punctured. It took him weeks and weeks to recover from his surgery, and he endured a lot of pain..not only physically, but emotionally as well. That being said, it was a golden retriever who burst out of his yard and attempted to murder my dog- unprovoked. We adopted a pit bull after than incident, and guess what? She and my sheltie snuggle every night.

            If we’re using your line of thinking, I guess ALL big dogs should require a special license, since they can “inflict more harm”.

            I really suggest researching pits and other “dangerous breeds”. Other dogs attack just as often, but those stories aren’t in the media nearly as much. A golden attacks? Maybe it’s in a local media outlet once. A pit attacks? In 100 + media outlets. Just so you know, the owner of the golden refused to accept any responsibility because he has a golden. He couldn’t possibly be dangerous!

            One last thought- one of my childhood friends got her face ripped open by a chihuahua. She had to get surgery, and many years later, still has noticable scars. Just some food for thought…

          • Jennifer
            January 13, 2013 | 10:38 am

            Maynard, you do realize the pitpull/English bull terrier was the family dog of choice in England at the turn of the century(1900) due to its loyalty, intelligence and yes, gentleness and was for a long time. It is the owners who make these animals vicious. I have also owned a Rotten dobie who was as sweet as sweet could be unless I gave the command. He was nurtured and loved but knew what his job was as does my boxer now. Dogs are like children – they need to be trained, loved and nurtured. And like the other poster said – garbage in – garbage out. As far as the pits attacking a child – no child should be left alone with an animal especially a small child.

          • Rachel
            January 20, 2013 | 11:54 am

            Small breeds can do major damage. A Jack Russell terrier belonging to a family in Amissville mauled a 20-day-old infant Tuesday as the baby boy laid in his bassinet.
            The baby suffered more than 30 dog bites in the alleged attack and is in stable condition at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Falls Church, according to a release Thursday from the Culpeper County Sheriff’s Office. And also this story. A frantic young mother ran screaming from from her parent’s house screaming ‘My baby, my baby’ after her week old son was killed by the family’s pet terrier.
            Eight-day-old Harry Harper is understood to have suffered a crushed skull after being bitten just once by the Jack Russell-cross. The animal has since been destroyed.
            Yesterday it was unclear which family members were present at the time of the incident, which is said to have taken place in the living room of the family’s home in Ketley, Shropshire.

          • Lee Ann
            January 21, 2013 | 9:59 am

            Good one Karla!

          • Jake Hammer
            January 28, 2013 | 10:15 am

            Nice attempt at trying to sound knowledgeable Maynard. Unfortunately, your post was beyond lame. Based on your logic, labs should require a special license. I know a person whose airedale was attacked by 2 different labs. Who owned the labs? White trash. A lab is just a powerful as a pit bull. I have a chocolate lab that has wrestled around at a dog park with probably 50 different pit bulls and she always completely dominates them. And I’m talking rough wrestling, knocking each other down, etc. Not once did any of those pit bulls show any aggression. If my wife and I were trash and mistreated our lab, she could be a very dangerous dog. And Mastiffs? Have you ever been around a mastiff? You sound like a person who is very fearful. So, you probably easily soil yourself when you see a dog like a mastiff. But, they are incredibly laid back dogs. You clearly have no idea about dogs. But to say a person needs a “special license” to have a mastiff or any other breed makes you look like a fool.

          • Geo
            February 8, 2013 | 10:40 am

            I agree that it is the breed. I am a lifelong dog owner and in our neighborhood, the only dogs that have ever caused panic are the Pitbulls and Rottweilers. My dog loving neighbor willingly put away his Pitbull after it killed someone else’s pet Poodle in the park. The Pittbull just unexpectedly broke away from him while on a walk. Statistics speak for themselves. Owners have had their own pet Pittbulls maim or kill their own children or grandchildren, they mistakenly trusted the breed. Stats are stats, don’t be naive.

          • Dr. Debbie
            March 9, 2013 | 11:17 am

            I’m a white female; I have a doctorate in education, AND, I have TWO, very loving senior Pit Bulls (one is 9 & one is 12) one of which is a rescue. I’m a responsible dog owner & my dogs are good canine citizens who have never bitten. Educate yourself! Here is some actual research, not just theory.
            Pit Bulls are not an aggressive breed of dog.
            *According to the American Temperament Testing Association, APBTs have an 85.3% passing rate, compared to a passing rate of 81.9% for all breeds on average.
            *In the test a dog is placed in a series of confrontational situations. The first sign of aggression or panic is a failure of the test.
            Alabama Supreme Court’s ruling found that there is no genetic evidence that one breed of dog is more dangerous than another.
            During World War I , the Pit Bull was often used to represent America.

            1.) About 40 people (children) per year die by drowning in 5-gallon water pails. A person, during their lifetime, is 16 times more likely to drown in a 5-gallon water pail than to be killed by a Pit Bull.

            2.) Approximately 50 children in the US are killed every year by their cribs – 25 times the number of children and adults killed by Pit Bulls.

            3.) Approximately 150 people are killed every year by falling coconuts. Therefore, you are more than 60 TIMES MORE LIKELY to be killed by a PALM TREE than a Pit Bull.

            4.) Each year, 350 people drown in their bathtubs. You are 151 times more likely to be killed by your bathtub than you are by a Pit Bull.

            5) Every year, more than 2,000 children in the U.S. are killed by their parents or guardians either through abuse or neglect. A child is more than 800 times more likely to be killed by their caretaker than by a Pit Bull.

            6) It can be estimated that for every Pit Bull who kills, there are 10.5 MILLION that DON’T!

            The truth behind fatal dog attacks:
            Extensive research and investigation has conclusively identified the ownership/management practices that are at the root of the rare, but perfect, storm when a dog becomes dangerous.

            Function of Dog –
            Owners obtaining dogs, and maintaining them as resident dogs outside of the household for purposes other than as family pets (i.e. guarding/ protection, fighting, intimidation/status, irresponsible and negligent breeding).

            Owner Management & Control of Dogs
            Owners failing to humanely contain, control and maintain their dogs (chained dogs, loose roaming dogs, cases of abuse/neglect); owners failing to knowledgably supervise interaction between children and dogs.

            Reproductive Status of Dog –
            Owners failing to spay or neuter animals not used for competition, show, or in a responsible breeding program.

            In 2006, 97% of the fatal attacks were the result of one or more of these reckless or criminal ownership practices.

          • Truman
            April 25, 2013 | 10:05 am

            Maybe it’s the breed, maybe it’s the type of owners attracted to the breed, but the FACT is that the breeds Maynard lists are involved in human attacks and deaths significantly more often than other breeds. In fact, Pit Bulls are responsible for 54% of all dog-human attack deaths, even though they are only 4% of the dog population.

            I’m tired of reading about Pit Bull attacks against children in the home and owners say, “oh, he never bit anyone ever before” or “she always was so playful with our children.” Maybe it’s the breed, maybe it’s the type of owners attracted to the breed, but I think the statistics hold more value than anyone’s feelings on the matter. I agree with Maynard–owners of these breeds need special training and licenses.

          • Mr. Wilson Jr
            May 9, 2013 | 7:42 am

            Hey Maynard, get your fact’s straight!! I am an Akita owner for the past 22 years. The breed was bred for HUNTING, not fighting. People like you making these ignorant statements make it bad for everyone!! NONE of my Akita’s have ever bitten anyone!!

          • Katherine
            May 11, 2013 | 10:38 am

            Just a small note. Get your facts straight. Rotties were bred to be herding dogs in Rottweil Germany. I had a Rot and thoroughly researched the breed before I got her. They are not inherently guard dogs like shepards and dobermans. My girl loved everyone, especially children. All dogs are different, but I want my next dog to be a Rottie too.

          • RallysMom
            May 16, 2013 | 10:30 am

            You are wrong, Maynard Runkle. Pitts were origionally bred to be nanny dogs. People would have them specifically to watch and protect their children. There are, by nature, one of the sweetest, most trust worthy breeds. It is people who have changed that perception becasue they are big and strong. @sshats then decided they would be good for fighting and beat them until they become agressive. Any breed of dog can be made into a killer. It’s just that no one looks at a beagle or cocker spaniel and thinks, “Oh yeah, they’s make a good fighter.” You should really get more informed before you make ignorant comments like you did.

          • Diane
            July 12, 2013 | 2:32 am

            Maynard… You really need to be educated about dogs period! Dr Debbie taught you more than you’ve probably ever realized about large dogs! I had Chow Chows all my life with no bites or attacks etc… And now a lab and Jack. But my dachshunds, poodles, poms will bite and the larger dogs don’t! You’ve never owned a large dog, have you? You can’t judge all dogs if you haven’t owned one of all dogs. Oh and Chow Chows weren’t bred to fight! None of mine never knew how to fight. Puppies don’t come out killing nor does children!

          • Ricter 01
            November 19, 2013 | 3:19 pm

            @Maynard
            This is why people need to be educated you are saying that it is in their blood to fight like it is in another breeds blood to heard! You freaking idiot why don’t you look up history on any of the dogs you listed above! Do some research!

        • D.C. Dorman
          January 3, 2013 | 8:25 am

          And the world would be better off without a entire “class” of humans too. What a profoundly stupid comment to make!

        • stacell
          January 6, 2013 | 10:37 am

          The world would be a better place, a much better place without human beings.

          • Dirk R
            October 26, 2013 | 10:02 am

            So true.But we’ll kill the planet and take everything else down too.

        • John
          January 6, 2013 | 3:25 pm

          Spoken like a truly ignorant cat owner.

          • Lee Ann
            January 21, 2013 | 10:00 am

            Hey hey, leave the felines out of this ;-)

        • Faahad Noxinus
          January 6, 2013 | 4:06 pm

          Agreed. They should ALL be killed on sight.

          • Pit_Chick
            January 16, 2013 | 11:41 am

            Don’t run into me in a dark alley. I’ll have to use your suggestion on YOU!

          • LoneWolfe
            January 30, 2013 | 10:16 am

            Troll

          • Dorsi
            March 2, 2013 | 9:12 am

            Wow! All of the defensive and offensive comments have made me feel a llitle sad inside. Bringing hell and God into this is just an excuse for some people to vent and spew. I am appaled at the remarks made by some that they would wish death and suffering upon another they do not even know. I have an inherant fear of all animals for I do not know their mind. Does this mean I wish all animals or any for that matter ill will? No, I just go on about my life with caution, patiience and tolerance. Of which you have all tested here. Thank you for todays life lesson.

          • Getta Brain
            March 14, 2013 | 5:41 am

            FAAHAD? HEY! IS THAT A U.S. DRONE (ARMED) FLYING OVER YOUR HOUSE? HIDE THE CAMELS DUMB ASS, YOU’LL GIVE AWAY YOUR POSITION!

          • Bill Edwards
            April 26, 2013 | 9:59 am

            Agree with you, Faahad. Despite what the “smart lady”
            with the doctorate says (Dr. Debbie, above) Truman’s
            information that 54% of all dog/human deaths are from
            pit bull attacks despite them being only 4% of the
            dog population, speaks volumes. But let’s not confuse
            poor Dr.Debbie (and other idiots of her ilk) with the
            facts, since their minds are made up. In addition, as
            some suggest, it could also be an owner situation as
            a contributing factor (bad breed/bad owner). For one
            example, I have a friend in Gainesville, Fla who had
            a neighbor that owned 2 large & aggressive pit bulls.
            This character was an ex-con who’d spent a few years
            in prison for assault with a deadly weapon (something
            my friend found out later). His male pit bull somehow
            broke out of its fenced yard, mauled & killed the fam-
            ily pet – a 14 year old cat. At a later date, friend
            was about to step off his porch into the yard when he
            noticed the male pit bull at his front door, growling
            at him. Luckily for him, he ducked back inside, avoid-
            ing a probable attack. He then called th local animal
            control who sent an officer out a couple days later,
            2 investigate. 2 days afterward, the enraged neighbor
            confronted my friend about “reporting him”. My friend
            responded that if his pit bull(s) attempted to attack
            him or his niece, he would blast’em with his shotgun,
            in self-defense, to which the neighbor told him that
            he would “cut his throat” if he messed with his dogs!
            Friend then called the police, who sent 3 patrol cars
            out immediately to defuse the situation. It’s in the
            legal system at this time, so don’t know the outcome.
            Maybe when “Dr. Debbie’ (no last name, doc/?) comes
            home from work one day and her sweet, gentle pit bull
            bites her in the butt, like so many pit bulls have in
            past similar situations, she’ll see the light. Until
            then, sleep well at night, “doc”!

          • Rianne Hodgman
            June 9, 2013 | 1:36 pm

            sand nigger … get out of the USA

          • Rianne Hodgman
            June 9, 2013 | 2:02 pm

            YOU NEED TO GET BACK ON THE BOAT S….NIGGER!

          • Dirk R
            October 26, 2013 | 10:08 am

            I don’t know if you are Muslim but Muslim cultures do not like dogs considering them unclean.Before burial dogs would eat cadavers.People can be demonized too. ??

        • Kelly
          January 7, 2013 | 9:49 am

          And your family would feel the same about you if someone poisioned you?? What a narrow minded, self centered thing to say.

          • jomoms
            June 3, 2013 | 10:01 am

            @Bill Edwards – did you know 62% of stats are made up? You’re the stupidest person to have ever had access to a keyboard and I know that for 100% certainty.

        • Uncalled_For
          January 8, 2013 | 9:31 am

          You are so ignorant! Any dog can be dangerous, depending on how the dog is raised will determine how the dog responds. If you lock your kids in a room and abuse them, they’re gonna react in a negative fashion. Its not the animals fault, it is whoever raised or trained the animal. So dont be so negative about certain breeds. Uncalled for

        • DePaw
          January 14, 2013 | 9:19 am

          You Jerk…Any dog can be made to be aggressive!!! It just so happens that for some time it has been the pit bull. German Shepherds, Rotts, etc.. were all lumped into the aggressive category a few years ago.
          DumbA**!!!!!!!11

        • Samara
          January 16, 2013 | 9:59 am

          I have two pit bulls, and BOTH are big babies who WOULD probably lick or hug you to death. I have NEVER been bitten or faced a “mean” pit bull. I HAVE however been bitten and scarred by a lab AND bitten by a beagle. My 8lb Shih Tzu sleeps with and is crated with my pits. Please explain HOW the world would be better…I think it’s be better without the PEOPLE who do this. Pits are used as fighting dogs because they LOOK tough and they have an INTENSE desire to please their owners. These idiots who train the dogs to fight KNOW this and use it.

          • Laura
            January 20, 2013 | 11:27 am

            My 8 month old rescued (from animal control) American Red-Nosed Pit Bull curls up every night on the sofa with his 5 month brother! My two older cats keep the two boys in line. :)

            Now if we can only convince people to do the same with their kids…

        • Jessie
          January 18, 2013 | 9:17 am

          In the U.S., these dogs were used as catch dogs for semi-wild cattle and hogs, to hunt, to drive livestock, and as family companions.

          People have chose to do this to these dogs. It sad that people fail to realize that it is not the breed it is the stupid people in this world that have caused pits to be labeled as this. You keep a dog from other human contact and teach them others are not welcome then yes you have a monster but when you train them correctly then they are wonderful family dogs.

        • Kim
          January 21, 2013 | 9:26 am

          How what an ignorant comment!

        • Garland
          January 23, 2013 | 8:39 am

          Actually the world would be bett off without indivuals like you and your uninformed, ignorant, opinions. There are no such breds. Only bad people misusing them and the equally guilty media creating the hype to get their story read.

        • darryl
          January 28, 2013 | 10:14 am

          lol…if there is a God that created such a place as earth, do you think he would create such an moron lie Paul…dude your a dumb ass

          • KarenJarrell
            February 23, 2013 | 10:58 am

            Darryl-Yes there is indeed a God, and there is a son of God which is Jesus. And if you don’t believe Jesus died on the cross for the people’s sin and ask him to forgive you, you will surely go to hell. There are good dogs and bad ones. The same can be said about humans. God never said everything will be perfect, he said he will be by our side through everything. As for pit bulls my son had one and she was the sweetest dog. They can be bred to be aggressive shame on the people who do that only the dog suffers.
            May God bless you.

        • dorothy
          February 1, 2013 | 8:58 am

          Well Said!

        • Stephanie
          February 5, 2013 | 7:45 am

          You sir are an idiot and the world would be better place with out people like you! PEOPLE bred this breed, and PEOPLE can choose to raise them appropriately!

          • Stephanie
            February 5, 2013 | 7:51 am

            Also to the lady who had a niece get her “face bit off”
            It could have been any breed of dog to do that. I do think people who own pit bulls neeed to be well educated in the breed and dogs in general. And that special care should be taken when raising them with kids. But I am So Sick of it being the BREED’s fault. Plenty of people own snakes and other dangerous animals and I don’t often hear any of the dangers of that!

        • Donna
          February 7, 2013 | 10:20 am

          you are the cruel one. Get a life.

          • Getta Brain
            March 14, 2013 | 5:44 am

            WERE THERE 2 PIT BULLS ON THE ARK? I THOUGHT SO! STFUP!

        • Carly Chichester
          February 10, 2013 | 2:55 pm

          It would also be better off without 3/4 of the jerks and perverts who inhabit it….starting with evil, malevolent maggot turds who kill puppies.

        • Tess
          February 10, 2013 | 6:02 pm

          Correction, Paul. The world is better off without the horrible creeps who force the poor dogs to fight, just for their own amusement and to make money. Not only do the fighting dogs suffer, but also the “bait” dogs used to train the fighting dogs. The dogs are not “born that way”, they are beaten and starved in an attempt to make them mean. Even then, some of the dogs just do not want to fight. Those are the dogs that people like Michael Vick put to death in order to make room for other dogs who will undergo the same harsh treatment. Stop blaming the innocent dogs for what the evil people do to them.

        • Love My Pits
          February 15, 2013 | 12:40 pm

          It’s not the dog that’s the problem, and certainly not completely innocent adorable little defenseless puppies, it’s the owners! It’s people like you who have no idea what they are talking about; spreading hate about the bread that’s called the “babysitter” because of its loving nature. ALL dogs can be violent depending on their masters’ cruel behavior or complete lack of knowledge about raising a dog right. I would ask you to look at the facts for yourself before you go around condemning a breed you know little or nothing about. They are smart, wonderful, kind and EXTREMELY sensitive. I understand your fear and dismissal because that’s all you’ve ever heard, but I challenge you to find out for yourself and I promise you will be surprised and probably end up adopting one of these sweet, innocent little puppies struggling for life in the hospital right now. I wish you the best.

        • Ron
          February 16, 2013 | 10:52 am

          the world would be a better place if humans like you were to say that to my face…

          • Dorsi
            March 2, 2013 | 9:16 am

            Really you had to go that far. Would you be hiding your face behind your pitbull? Cowardice bullying is SO unCOOL!

        • Tina Pugh
          February 17, 2013 | 1:57 am

          You are incredibly misinformed. Pit Bulls are generally affectionate and even tempered dogs. Just like any other dog they can be taught to be vicious through acts of abuse thrust upon them by humans( using that word loosely here). Before you make such an unkind and cruel comment check for facts before posting your ignorance.

        • Ann
          February 17, 2013 | 1:04 pm

          No the world would be better off without ignorant macho jerks that use animals for their own ego. There is not such thing as a “Fighting”, breed, only breeds that are abused and made to fight.

        • Melissa
          February 18, 2013 | 11:19 am

          Mr. Cumming,

          You’re an idiot. Breeds are not responsible for what dogs of certain owners do. I HATE when people say crap like thast. Are you going to blame the ENTIRE caucasian population of the world for the shit done by people like Hilter, Jeffrey Dahmer, Timothy McVeigh… They are th bad dogs… White People are not bad. Same goes for pretty much every being on this planet past present & future. The world would be a better place if people weren’t so damn ignorant.

          Sincerely,

          Melissa

        • Dorothy
          February 19, 2013 | 10:31 am

          Paul Cumming, are you really THAT ignorant?

        • Julie
          February 27, 2013 | 6:50 am

          NO,the world would be better off without people saying RIDICULOUS comments like yourself !!!!

        • Devie
          March 2, 2013 | 6:14 am

          Paul, You need to get back on you Meds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

        • D.B. Wells
          March 10, 2013 | 9:55 am

          You don’t know what you’re talking about, Paul.

        • Pittsarethedevil
          March 12, 2013 | 8:40 am

          I agree with you 100% what a load of crap parading those killing machines to the public. Bravo poisoner!

          • Rianne Hodgman
            June 9, 2013 | 1:34 pm

            …. loser …. caveman cronie way of thinking

        • Corinne
          March 13, 2013 | 10:38 am

          Can’t help but ask after that inane comment – have you ever had a bad experience with a pit bull? ever been mauled or bitten by one? know anyone that has? or are you purely going on the yellow journalism that abounds about the breed?

          • Getta Brain
            March 14, 2013 | 5:38 am

            “C” …forgetaboutit! YOU HAVE A HEART AND CAN FEEL THAT SOMEONE IS HURTING BY HAVING EMPATHY. HOW DO YOU EXPECT A SOCIOPATH OR PSYCHOPATH TO RESPOND LIKE GONORRHEA BREATH…Pittsarethedevil? IT CANT! “C”

        • Catherine
          March 24, 2013 | 2:25 pm

          The breed is not born to be “macho” or to “fight”. They are raised that way by uneducated and ignorant owners. Please do some research before posting a comment like this or don’t post at all.

        • Mark Olson
          March 25, 2013 | 7:49 am

          Paul is just an idiot Ass clown.

        • CHUCK
          April 5, 2013 | 6:20 am

          the various types of pit bulls are known to fight but most of them who
          fight each other have been taught by human trainers. they are for the
          most part very loving dogs to own. I have never owned a pitbull or mix
          but my son has owned three. I have been very close to all of them. Ailee his oldest pit mix recently crossed the rainbow bridge. great,great dog. she only fought when provoked and she never lost. his other two are not as smart as her but the worst that would happen with his 85lb pure pit bull is she would lick you to death. she loves my wife even more than my son and we all laugh as she kisses and licks her
          granddog mother. my point is that these dogs have been given a very,very bad reputation by people who do not know them.

        • Cat
          April 8, 2013 | 9:26 am

          By the same premise, we would be better off without soldiers-or would we? Many dogs were used for fighting when it was accepted as a “sport”, but we have bred various dogs to our taste for years. I would think cross-breeding with less aggressive dogs and training would improve the breed without resorting to poison.

        • Deereif
          May 16, 2013 | 7:58 am

          I have a 5 year old pitbull, and also have a 5 year old german shepherd. I would take on 10 more pitbulls, combined,they wouldnt be as stubborn as my one shepherd!

        • Shari
          July 3, 2013 | 10:12 am

          No, really the world would be better off without human beings. We are the ones that started fighting dogs and using them to look “tough”. Pit Bulls are not “fighting” dogs, they were meant to work on cattle farms. Men started fighting them for fun and financial gain. These “men” are not macho, they are sad, sick individuals that need to be locked away for the safety of society because if today they think watching chickens or dogs fight to the death is fun, tomorrow they might decide that watching humans do the same would be fun, or financially beneficial to them. Not that there is much difference. Watching any living thing suffer for your own gain whether it is entertainment or money means that you do not value life, and if you do not value it, you should not get to keep it.

          I am a 30 something white woman who has owned 2 pit bulls. I never had them for the image, or to look cool. I have had them because I rescued the first one from an abusive situation and had never had such an intelligent, lovable pet in all of my life. She hooked me on the breed and I have found them to be amazingly smart, loyal, and loving. The only bad pit bulls I have ever encountered were that way because they had bad owners who were poor representatives of the human race. Taken from their bad environments and given the opportunity to heal and be loved they almost always become wonderful pets.

          Just like all men are not guilty of the crimes of a small percentage of men, all dogs are not guilty of the crimes of a small percentage of their breed.

          Finally, the person that poisoned puppies is a coward and a poor excuse for a human being and I am sorry to be the same species as that loser. I hope they live a long, long life and find no happiness or joy in it, spending all of their days alone and miserable to finally be on the news as the elderly person found mummified in their junk filled home after having died 5 years previously and never been missed because no one loved or cared about them. Even better, I wish them the same, but with immortality so that they can spend eternity being unloved and alone.

        • L A Boyd
          July 13, 2013 | 11:24 am

          I totally disagree. They are only fighting breeds when we make them so.

        • Dann
          September 19, 2013 | 11:10 am

          The world be better off with the bad people. Dogs are just dogs, it is the evil intent of their owners. Just like people and guns.

        • jackie
          October 26, 2013 | 2:43 pm

          you know its idiots like you that put the bad rep on the breed i can gaurentee you give a dog a chance from the start and that dog will change your mind for ever i have two pitbulls and ill tell you what i could not ask for a better breed to be with my children and both of my kids were bitten by a dog and guess what not pitbulls its your little fancy cute ones that wont think twice about ripping half of your face off and I’ve noticed that alot of these stories about pitbull attacks they are situation that never should have taken place to begin with I really feel sorry for you that you never Experienced such a wonderful dog its messed up owners that ruin them because they are a very muscular dog

        • michele
          October 27, 2013 | 6:31 pm

          Its not the macho breeds that are the problem its the low lives that train these poor dogs to be that way. They are born to love and be loved. Just because they are capable of destruction doesn’t mean they will use it. People are capable of way worse things. Would the world be better without humans also?

      • Getta Brain
        March 14, 2013 | 4:59 am

        “Jaloney”…Did you READ the text in the article? Do you speaka-English? Or would a TTY-machine do the trick? The Dogs were POISENED…MEATHEAD! YOU DEAD FROM THE NECK-ABOVE…meathead! The dogs were poisened with Antifreeze Moron! Everyone who owns a pet knows to NOT leave this substance around, Because of the alluring-sweet BUT deadly consequences. Jaloney, Go Home…Now! Good Bye!!

      • Getta Brain
        March 14, 2013 | 5:32 am

        JALONEY! YOUR BRAIN WOULD “JUST” FIT PERFECTLY IN A “BB”! DO YOU SPEAKA DUH ENGUISH? THIS IS AN ARTICLE ON POISONS…DOPE! GO HOME AND DRINK SOME ANTIFREEZE. THEN (IF U MAKE IT!) COME BACK AND TELL US ALL THAT YOU HAVE PARVO! MORON!!!

      • Gendeyss
        April 2, 2013 | 5:57 am

        On the comment….Probably just PARVO in unvacinnated puppies. Puppies with Parvo do not eat.

        My response….Have you had any puppies that contracted PARVO to know this? My pup about 7 yrs ago contracted it and after 2 weeks in the hospital survived…she did eat but it wasn’t suggested…they are suppose to be on IV fluids till the virus goes through the system and sometimes it kills the pup and other times the dog is responsive to treatment…PARVO also has noticeable signs not just death…

      • Rianne Hodgman
        June 9, 2013 | 1:30 pm

        The world would be better off without Paul Cummings …

      • Lajeanne Leveton
        July 6, 2013 | 3:37 am

        Don’t you think the VETERENARIANS who took care of the poisoned puppies could have determined that?

    • Discusting
      December 23, 2012 | 11:12 pm

      People like you are discusting , pit bulls are not even natural. They were created by morons who let a bull dog and a terrier breed together. Therefore they are mutts!

      • Amanda
        December 24, 2012 | 10:19 am

        Yawn, all dogs are mutts. Grow up please.

      • Really?
        December 27, 2012 | 11:05 am

        People who can’t spell disgusting are not natural.

      • Tina Pugh
        February 17, 2013 | 2:13 am

        Who can take you seriously? You cannot even spell- it’s DISGUSTING, that would define a person like you – oh, and therefore you are an idiot.

    • Mike Hunt
      December 30, 2012 | 10:32 am

      You right! Too cruel. Pits should euthinized!

      • Kelly
        January 7, 2013 | 9:53 am

        Are you on here just to start people talking? Seems that way. Until you have something to add that makes sense, please refrain from speaking. You are just trying to get people riled up.

        • Laura
          January 20, 2013 | 11:29 am

          there are everywhere.

      • Garland
        January 23, 2013 | 8:46 am

        Mike hunt your grammer and spelling gives you away. You are a mutt.

      • Joanie
        February 9, 2013 | 9:34 am

        I agree with you. I wrote a report on it once. There are many people that are been killed by pit-bulls. The ratweiller was supposed to be the most aggressive, but pit-bulls kill. Few of them recently killed their owners not long ago.

        • Joanie
          February 9, 2013 | 9:44 am

          I was meant to type it as Rottweiler

      • Tess
        February 10, 2013 | 6:05 pm

        Your “name” is a sophomoric pun.

      • jojo
        February 14, 2013 | 5:52 am

        Humans should be euthanized!!!

      • Gendeyss
        April 2, 2013 | 5:59 am

        AGAIN….IT’S NOT THE BREED IT’S THE DEED….ANY DOG CAN DO WHAT A PIT DOES IF TRAINED THAT WAY!!!!!

        • Dee
          May 16, 2013 | 8:03 am

          Does anyone know this? You have a 70% more chance to be bitten by a Chihuahua, then you do by a pit??

        • Teresa
          June 12, 2013 | 8:34 am

          Tee
          I go walking every mornining. In a one month period I found three dead pitot bulls at a dead end street with horrible wounds from fighting. I called animal control to have the bodies removed. This apparently was a dumping site for a local fighting establishment. The police installed cameras to see if they could catch anyone. I don’t know what happen but I have not found any more bodies. These dogs did nothing to deserve such a horrible death no matter the breed and I hope the people behind the dog fighting ring were caught.

      • Rianne Hodgman
        June 9, 2013 | 1:31 pm

        and you … need a dictionary … duh

    • Debbie Smith
      January 1, 2013 | 2:23 pm

      I agree 100%!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • mary Matson
      January 9, 2013 | 9:39 am

      I agree….and I would like to help them get there ASAP

    • mike
      January 11, 2013 | 3:34 am

      you know, personally i feel that that is a messed up thing to do to any puppie at any time and that the person that did it should be jailed and shame on all of you saying that every pitbull deserves such a fate.i think that all you close minded judgemental people that just feel the need to bitch about something sould really get a life,who made you judge and jury obviously you have never owned one cause they are great dogs and the only breed will ever own and ive never seen such a loyal breed so all you anti pit bull folks out why dont you do something usefull with your time no one cares what you think

      • CHUCK
        April 5, 2013 | 6:28 am

        well said Mike, they are great dogs to own…my HOA would flip if they saw
        us with a Pit Bull. There are Rescue Centers like Villalobos (Tia Maria Torres)that can be supported by a set monthly payment through a credit card. I recently started. I also support the Humane society with a monthly donation. As we use to say in the old country, “Put your money where your mouth is”.

      • Mr. T
        July 1, 2013 | 9:51 am

        Mikey said”who made you judge and jury”above. Well let me tell you. In Genesis in the Holy Bible, God gave man dominion over animals. They are not on our level no more than Lucifer was on Gods’s level.

    • mike
      January 11, 2013 | 3:49 am

      what a piece of shit here is someone trying to raise awareness and get these pups adopted and some jerk goes and does this thats sick and that person needs some serious help remember if your not part of the solution you are part of the problem and this asshole is certainly part of the problem and they deserve to burn in hell for what they did to those puppys – if they catch that piece of shit id really love to be in a cell with him for 5 mins so i could show him just what pain and hell those poor pups went through truely a low life piece of shit and karma is a motherfucker and you will get whats comeing to you

    • Teresa
      March 7, 2013 | 5:45 am

      Killing puppies because of their lineage is ignorant prejudice. I hope the person who did such an awful thing doesn’t have children. I shudder to think of the example he/she is putting out there for them! It would be great if someone would give info and the person responsible serves LONG< HARD time for what they did.

    • L-Bird
      March 9, 2013 | 2:57 pm

      If there is a Hell, I hope they never stop burning there!!!!!!

    • AnnQ
      April 26, 2013 | 8:36 am

      Only a truly EVIL, dangerous person would do something like this to an innocent dog, especially puppies. :-( Heartbreaking…..

    • PitBullPrey
      May 9, 2013 | 10:51 pm

      Oh yeah, these dogs are just so nice. MAYBE, if they’re kept under lock & key, in addition to being trained, but how likely is that?
      Here’s another example. Does any one really think a Chihuahua could also do something like this?
      I don’t condone this or any poisoning of dogs. Just please don’t tell me how sweet & nice Pit bulls are. They’re called “PIT BULLS” for heaven sake.

      LA Times.com
      Thursday, May 9, 2013

      Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and animal control officers were searching Thursday afternoon by air for a pack of pit bulls believed to have mauled a woman to death earlier in the day in the Antelope Valley community of Littlerock.
      The 63-year-old woman was out for her morning walk when she was mauled by the dogs. Her name has not been released. She died en route to the hospital.

      Sheriff’s Capt. Mike Parker said a motorist saw the dogs attacking the woman, who was on the ground, and called 911. Parker said deputies are continuing to search for the tan-colored dogs both on the ground and by air.

    • L A Boyd
      July 13, 2013 | 11:22 am

      I so agree. I can’t even imagine killing an innocent puppy. The thought makes me ill. I grieve for those poor little innocents. At least they were getting love before the heinous act. RIP
      I hope the perpetrator is charged with a felony (as they would in Nebraska).

    • D Fisher
      July 15, 2013 | 9:32 am

      Yes, I agree with you, but until then, I would want them to wear jail stripes walking our roadways cleaning it up with a sign on their backs reading “I am doing this because I am a dog killer”

    • Heidi
      September 22, 2013 | 6:06 pm

      I hope the pos that did this gets poisoned. Id like to personally beat the hell out of the person responsible!

    • Lisa
      November 12, 2013 | 8:35 am

      Sorry for your lost and I hope you do find the individual who did this because I have a Pit and she is really good with my kids and grandchildrens. So just keep up the good work…. And my Pit is a Blue nose….

    • sara
      November 12, 2013 | 8:38 am

      If only there was a hell that would be true. As there isn’t, it’s up to the people here on earth to punish evil-doers. So instead of wishing them “hell,” let’s find them and punish them.

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