They had belonged to a woman down the street who seems to have left them when she moved. One was purebred the other a mix. The mixed little guy hasn't been around in a couple of days but the purebred guy came back again today. I decided it was time to call animal control.
Rags is in heat and I think a Sheepbull would be really, really ugly!
This darn guy....of course not fixed kept getting into the yard. He was very friendly with me and the dogs, but there is no way I would let one in my house. The woman at Animal Control said they would send someone out immediately since a Pit is considered an emergency call. About an hour after locking the Pit in my entryway the Animal Control guy called and said it was not an emergency and he would not come today because it was after hours. This was at 5:30pm. I told him if he didn't come I would let the guy go because I was not letting him stay in my house. He said he could come tomorrow. I doubt he was vaccinated ever....and his eyes were all red around the edges. I decided I could not in good conscience let the dog go. He could get hit by a car...etc I opened my car door and he jumped in. Off we went to the Shelter. He was trying to kiss me and was very lovey dovey despite the fact that he probably hadn't eaten anything since I gave him a bratwurst a few nights earlier.
Hopefully he will get adopted because he was a real sweetie. I can't believe the owners just left their two dogs
At least he will be fed and hopefully adopted.
|I am feeling a bit quilty, but I don't think I had much of a choice.
I cannot and will not put my dogs or kids lives in jeopardy.
|Soundslike you did the right thing to me, Elissa!
Over and above, in fact.
|Don't you guys have a huge wall around your yard? Are they jumping it?|
|Elissa, you did the right thing. You've had a lot to deal with the past few months and you don't need the added burden of an not neutered abandoned pit bull. At least the dog will be taken care of and fed. I wonder where the other one is.
Can I call people who abandon their pets a bad name that begins with b?
|You did the right thing, Elissa. He will at least have a chance to find a home rather than being hit by a car or starving to death.|
Annie's Mom wrote:
You did the right thing, Elissa. He will at least have a chance to find a home rather than being hit by a car or starving to death.
Agreed! You did the right thing.
|Elissa, You definately did the right thing!! Pitbulls scare me even though I know some can be fantastic family pets...but down by the beach in Oceanside, I see to many of them with college kids on skateboards that havent trained their dogs well...Panda almost got bit by one when we were there in Sept....and the kid just laughed it off....No, dont feel guilty..you did more than most would!|
Don't you guys have a huge wall around your yard? Are they jumping it?
They actually just added another course of block after the inspector came because it was under 6 feet. Then they just finished putting block on both sides of where the fence will be. We have a temporary fence in front of the opening. One of those flimsy plastic garden fences. The Pit slipped under it.
Paula O. wrote:
I wonder where the other one is.Not sure about the other dog. He was still a pup, probably about 6 months old. Somebody might have taken him in. He was really cute, probably part lab. I did go to the house where the woman had lived thinking he may be done there hanging out. But he wasn't. I was concerned about him,
Can I call people who abandon their pets a bad name that begins with b?
As for this woman, I said worse. I added in White Trash, Drug addict..."B"...which was true!
Thanks Everyone, I feel a bit better after hearing you all say I did the right thing.
Darcy, With a Pit even just playing around they can lock the jaw... I was very concerned about that. It also concerns me on how many people get these dogs because they are "cool", They then realize they can't handle them...or their landlords threaten eviction. Then they all seem to end up in a shelter. I know the insurance company that I use will not give home owner's insurance to you if you have a Pit.
|You did the right thing, Pits are way too unpredictable.
Last night we went to the Oilers games and as we were walking into Rexall Centre there were these begger selling magazines (its a homeless thing here in Edmonton) and she has a maybe 12-14 week old pitbull with her. I was so disgusted. Here you are begging for money but you have this purebred dog??? Get a job and give the dog to the SPCA.
|You absolutely did the right thing, Elissa! Pits really can be so unpredictable. I'm not sure I'd even have had the nerve to put him in my car with me alone! You heard the story of how a pitbull attacked Mandy's Carl on our play date in Philly. I just don't trust them.
|Elissa, you absolutely did the right thing. Sad to say I am one of those people who has a inborn hatred of pit bulls. I know the whole nature vsx nuture argument but I have seen first hand what a pit bull can do to a child and worked in an ER where a child died after an attack. SO that combined with the fact that regardless of what breed of dog his safety might have depended on you taking him to a shelter, you did the right thing.
People who abandon animals should be prosecuted and punished.
|I'm glad your experience with this dog was good. You have a lot more courage than I do. I don't think I'd be able to go near a pitbull unless the owner was there to say he/she didn't bite. Good to hear you found a shelter that lets you adopt pitbulls!! A lot of them don't.|
|Thanks for more assurance guys
I actually searched through the stray dogs to see if his buddy was there.
He wasn't... But 99% of those dogs in there were Pits.
Pepsi's Mommy wrote:
But 99% of those dogs in there were Pits.
How sad for them.
|Elissa,when my daughter was 6yrs old her and a friend that was also 6yrs old was playing in my front yard,I hear the girls scream so i ran outside and saw in my horror these 2little girls being chased by a huge pitbull!!!I jumped off the deck and as soon as the girls ran inside I slammed the screen door,this pit was running so fast after them he bounced off the glass door.Here I stood thinking ok hes coming after me next,so I stood very still and stared over him,and all of a sudden our cat(a stray we fed) walked out from under the deck the pit saw him and as the cat saw him he started running,the pit chased him up a tree,and was actually clawing his way up this tree.Seeing this I ran inside and called 911,animal control came out,and of course by the time they came out the dog was gone.After a day they found the dog,come too find outt his dog had attacked other little kids,and the owners was told too either move,OR keep the pit in a pin,and do NOT tie him out too a tree.Well the last time I knew these ppl did move,and the animal control kept up on them,and thank goodness there wasnt a 3rd attack.|
I love all breeds and think that pits are beautiful,however w/ the way these animals have been bred and taught too KILL it is a shame that they have gotten such a bad name attached too them.I think you did the right thing also.With a powerful dog as is,add in the way people train them too kill,its sad but true that pits should be only allowed in families w/ a permit.Some ppl think its so cool too train a dog too kill,but its so sad in reality..
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