Katie & Briscoe

Katie & Briscoe

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Go Wallace!


Wallace is such a fantastic pit bull ambassador! I love what his owner does with and for the breed. I don't own a pit now, but I did in the past and she was the sweetest dog in the world. Cricket was a rescue from the pound. I just couldn't resist her beautiful brown eyes.

Friday, April 24, 2009

The Herald Bulletin - Pit bull killed after attacking woman

The Herald Bulletin - Pit bull killed after attacking woman

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There are some sick, sick people out there. What kind of person can kill a dog with their bare hands and say he was just doing what he "had to do?" Even worse, how is it that the police and ASPCA aren't all over him? I was so shocked to see the comment by the detective, Mitch Carroll:
Determining the viciousness of the dog will be important to the investigation, Carroll said. “It’s not as if he grabbed Fifi the poodle with a bow on her head and wrapped her around the tree. We’re talking about a vicious animal.”

I'd love to know exactly what he thinks the "viciousness" of the dog has to do with anything. The man didn't beat the dog in order to get it off the woman. He pulled the dog off, walked it across the street, then a friend handed him an axe handle and he began beating the dog. Five minutes later the poor dog was still alive so he stomps on her throat and then, just for good measure, he hangs her with an extension cord. How is that NOT animal cruelty?! I'm just appalled. I keep wondering if he owns any other animals. What will happen to them if they make him angry?

Monday, April 20, 2009

There's a local story about a woman who apparently has poisoned several of her neighbors' cats. There are two women in her neighborhood who are managing cat colonies, following the guidelines put out by groups like Alley Cat Allies.
They trapped the cats and had them spayed/neutered and got them vaccinated. One family had a dog that escaped from their back yard when a workman left the gate open and it died soon after. The woman apparently keeps a bowl of antifreeze out on her porch. And it isn't just the feral cats that have disappeared. There are miscellaneous other family cats that have vanished as well. The woman also apparently hired a local business to trap and remove the cats. She was paying $45 a cat for the company to catch and either kill or dump the cats in another county. The SPCA and the police are involved now and I can only hope the woman is charged with something. Unfortunately, the laws are nowhere near to adequate in this area, but at least if she is charged then maybe the next person will think twice before they torture their neighbors' animals with poison. I find the entire situation horrifying.