25 year old pit bull advocated killed by own pitbull

A Spartanburg woman who was killed by a pit bull had been attempting to rescue her mother from the attacking dog, authorities say.

Porsche Nicole Cartee was pronounced dead inside her home when emergency responders arrived Saturday.

Spike, which has since been euthanized, had been the Cartee family’s pet for more than a decade.

Authorities say the pit bull “just snapped” when it began attacking the mother. Cartee’s sister was also injured. Her mother was hospitalized and her injuries may require surgery, while Cartee’s sister received treatment on scene, said Jamie Nelson, the director of Spartanburg County’s Office of Environmental Enforcement.

Those close to the 25-year-old described her as selfless.

Patrick Powell, Cartee’s boyfriend of nearly 10 years, said the two had just separated about a month ago but were planning on getting back together.

The family’s pit bull had caused problems before, Powell said by phone Sunday.

A previous attack left the mother hospitalized, but the incident was never reported to authorities, Powell said.

No other case involving Spike had been reported, Nelson confirmed. The environmental enforcement office is continuing to look at records from previous addresses to ensure there were no prior cases, he added.

An autopsy is being performed on the dog to determine if it had rabies, he said.

“The biggest thing apart from it being a fatality is that it was three victims at one time, and it was a family pet,” Nelson said. “It’s just a huge tragedy here for this family.”


Positives of Bsl / Positives of breed specific laws – Arguments for breed specific laws BSL

Breed-specific legislation is a law passed by a legislative body pertaining to a specific breed or breeds of domesticated animals. In practice, it generally refers to laws pertaining to a specific dog breed or breeds.

Some jurisdictions have enacted breed-specific legislation in response to a number of well-publicized incidents involving pit bull-type dogs or other dog breeds commonly used in dog fighting, and some government organizations such as the United States Army and Marine Corps have taken administrative action as well. This legislation ranges from outright bans on the possession of these dogs, to restrictions and conditions on ownership, and often establishes a legal presumption that these dogs are prima facie legally “dangerous” or “vicious.” In response, some state-level governments in the United States have prohibited or restricted the ability of municipal governments within those states to enact breed-specific legislation.

Certain dog breeds including pit bulls are a public safety issue that merits actions such as banning ownership, mandatory spay/neuter for all dogs of these breeds, mandatory microchip implants and liability insurance, or prohibiting people convicted of a felony from owning them.

There is a large group that says, “ban pit bulls and their closely related breeds.” This group of advocates is diverse and respected, and it even includes Ingrid Newkirk, the president of PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals). They see the pit bull as overly dangerous and overly abused by mankind. The danger of pit bulls and Rottweilers is well established, in that they account for 75% of all reported canine-inflicted human deaths in the past two decades. It is undisputed that pit bulls in particular are the most abused dog in the USA; created for the specific purpose of violence, the dogs are treated cruelly to make them as dangerous as possible, and are routinely abandoned when they are not vicious enough for their evil masters.

There are two articles that present very well the argument in support of breed bans. The first is by an attorney who won the famous Denver breed ban case. The City of Denver passed a breed ban against pit bulls which the State of Colorado attempted to overturn. The State lost in court because the City produced the evidence that pit bulls are more dangerous than other dogs. The story of that case, and a review of that evidence, is contained in Nelson K. One City’s Experience – Why Pit Bulls Are More Dangerous and Breed-Specific Legislation is Justified. Muni Lawyer, July/August 2005, Vol. 46, No. 4.

The second is an article that considered the problem from a humane standpoint. The following rationale for banning pit bulls appeared in the San Francisco Chronicle on June 8, 2005. It was written by Ingrid Newkirk, the president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and the author of “Making Kind Choices” (St. Martin’s Griffin, 2005).
Controlling an animal as deadly as a weapon
— Ingrid Newkirk
Most people have no idea that at many animal shelters across the country, any pit bull that comes through the front door doesn’t go out the back door alive. From California to New York, many shelters have enacted policies requiring the automatic destruction of the huge and ever-growing number of “pits” they encounter. This news shocks and outrages the compassionate dog-lover.
Here’s another shocker: People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, the very organization that is trying to get you to denounce the killing of chickens for the table, foxes for fur or frogs for dissection, supports the shelters’ pit-bull policy, albeit with reluctance. We further encourage a ban on breeding pit bulls.
The pit bull’s ancestor, the Staffordshire terrier, is a human concoction, bred in my native England, I’m ashamed to say, as a weapon. These dogs were designed specifically to fight other animals and kill them, for sport. Hence the barrel chest, the thick hammer-like head, the strong jaws, the perseverance and the stamina. Pits can take down a bull weighing in at over a thousand pounds, so a human being a tenth of that weight can easily be seriously hurt or killed.
Pit bulls are perhaps the most abused dogs on the planet. These days, they are kept for protection by almost every drug dealer and pimp in every major city and beyond. You can drive into any depressed area and see them being used as cheap burglar alarms, wearing heavy logging chains around their necks (they easily break regular collars and harnesses), attached to a stake or metal drum or rundown doghouse without a floor and with holes in the roof. Bored juveniles sic them on cats, neighbors’ small dogs and even children.
In the PETA office, we have a file drawer chock-full of accounts of attacks in which these ill-treated dogs with names like “Murder” and “Homicide” have torn the faces and fingers off infants and even police officers trying to serve warrants. Before I co-founded PETA, I served as the chief of animal-disease control and director of the animal shelter in the District of Columbia for many years. Over and over again, I waded into ugly situations and pulled pit bulls from people who beat and starved them, or chained them to metal drums as “guard” dogs, or trained them to attack people and other animals. It is this abuse, and the tragedy that comes from it, that motivates me.
Those who argue against a breeding ban and the shelter euthanasia policy for pit bulls are naive, as shown by the horrifying death of Nicholas Faibish, the San Francisco 12-year-old who was mauled by his family’s pit bulls.
Tales like this abound. I have scars on my leg and arm from my own encounter with a pit. Many are loving and will kiss on sight, but many are unpredictable. An unpredictable Chihuahua is one thing, an unpredictable pit another.
People who genuinely care about dogs won’t be affected by a ban on pit- bull breeding. They can go to the shelter and save one of the countless other breeds and lovable mutts sitting on death row. We can only stop killing pits if we stop creating new ones. Legislators, please take note.

– Dog control problems are people problems, and are not limited to a breed or mix. However some breeds are more prone to do certain things – pit bulls are more prone to attack and not let go while hunting dogs are more prone to hunt.

– Banning a breed or declaring it inherently vicious punishes those responsible dog owners but also stops a violent animal being in a public place example alligators cannot be kept as pets in many areas – to protect the public .

– Breeds and mixes are easy to identify with simple dna testing .

– The “pit bull” is a TYPE of dog bred for fighting

– Laws on “types” of dogs will cause owners of those “types” to move away or respect bsl laws – meaning they will have to muzzle their dog in public – giving the public greater safety and stops kids getting mauled

PRO BSL – Research showing severe dog bites are fewer in Manitoba areas with pit bull bans.

Research showing severe dog bites are fewer in Manitoba areas with pit bull bans.

The study, conducted by University of Manitoba scientists, shows the number of dog bites requiring hospitalization have decreased since pit bull bans went into effect in 2005.

It states the number of hospitalization attacks fell from 3.5 per 100,000 population to 2.8 after the legislation took effect.

Many people
feel the breed is inherently aggressive.

The study doesn’t purport to be the last word on the issue but does contain some compelling data, particularly when comparing Brandon, which has never prohibited pit bulls and Winnipeg, which has, said study co-author, Dr. Malathi Raghavan.

“I would not claim this is the ultimate study… all dogs bite,” she said.

But she said the data collected from 16 larger Manitoba jurisdictions, along w
ith recent Spanish and Texas studies suggesting similar results, is compelling.

“We should pay attention to the fact there is something going on here,” said Raghavan.

The Spanish data showed similar hospitalization reductions in the absence of pit bulls while the Texas research indicated higher rates of death, severe injury and treatment costs are linked to the breed.

Raghavan said she was careful to isolate the pit bull factor from others, such as changes in dog populations.

“The legislation was a variable coming out significantly,” she said.

Pit bull attacks horse, then bites teen after he falls off – pitties love people

Teens cannot ride horses anymore they are set upon by pitties love people

A teenager is trying to heal to get back in the saddle after he fell off a horse and was bitten by a dog Sunday afternoon.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office said Krystal Simon, 23, of Jeanerette was charged in the incident.

Deputies said a 15-year-old boy was riding a horse on Sorrel Road when a pit bull ran into the street and attacked the horse.

They said that’s when the teen fell off and was bitten on the backside.

His condition is unknown.

Simon was issued a citation for violating the parish’s leash law.

She was released on a summons to appear in court in February.

Animal control picked up the dog, which will be held for a 10-day observation period.

Celebrity endorsement – Kate Gosselin supports walk for pit bull victims

Kate Gosselin retweeted the following message: “Children who were victims of pit bulls Take a look & see why people care. http://walkforvictimsofpitbulls.blogspot.com


This has caused pit bull lovers to get upset and go into overdrive slandering Kate and her children. Well done Kate , keep up the fight and help us end violent dog attacks from pit bulls and other breeds.



Pit bulls vs Sharks – who has killed the most people

Did you know sharks have only killed 37 people all up in america excluding Hawaii ?? That means pit bulls have killed more people in the past 2 years then the total number of people getting killed by sharks for 100 years.



Over 100 people at first walk for pit bull victims – a great victory for all pit bull victims

What a great success over 100 people at the event all day , over 50+ when the cameras rolled by .
Victims and dog attack advocates from all over Tucson turned out for the first ever, “Walk for victims of pit bulls and other dangerous dogs” at Lincoln Park, Saturday.

Melissa Barbalaco, the organizer behind the event, is a victim’s advocate. Her title was created following the attack of her service dog by another dog in Lincoln Park.

“It kind of prompted me to start looking into how people were feeling and see if there was any other victims that felt the way I did because after that, I was really scared to go outside,” Barbalaco said.

She says today’s walk was about two things; support for attack victims and building public awareness.

“These victims deserve the right to tell their story,” Barbalaco continued.

Jennifer Amdor traveled from New Mexico, specifically for the walk.

“I just knew it was bad. I remember feeling the rush of blood,” Amdor recalled.

Amdor was attacked by her neighbor’s pit bull three-months ago. She says she’s been looking for a support outlet ever since.

“I had a lot of feelings I didn’t quite understand, nightmares — a lot of things I didn’t ever imagine I would deal with in my life,” Amdor said.

She has a message: “Its not so much that we’re not against the dogs, [it’s] just getting some promotion of how bad dogs can get if you’re not careful