Violent Pit bull kills couple’s dog, injures another

A loose pit bull was shot and killed by a Prince George’s County officer Tuesday after police received several calls for help to restrain the dog.

Around 4:30 p.m. on Lorring Drive in District Heights, police responded to an “aggressive dog” call at an apartment complex, said Lt. Bill Alexander, a county police spokesman.

Alexander said the call was made by apartment management at Doral Terrace Apartments on Lorring Drive, when a representative told police there was an aggressive dog that was charging at the apartment’s security officers.

“A school bus was either there or imminently arriving, so they wanted to ensure the school kids’ safety,” Alexander said.

The two security guards were unarmed and were attempting to corral the dog.

After the police officer arrived, the dog aggressively charged toward the security guards and the officer, so the officer fired his gun, Alexander said. He said the dog died from a gunshot wound on the scene.

Police do not yet know the dog’s owner, Alexander said.

“The investigation is still ongoing and ultimately the owner could be charged if they are identified,” he said.

According to police officials, officers added animal-restraint training to their in-service training classes in May 2012. Additionally, the department received 75 animal-restraint poles, one for each squad.

Alexander said the responding officer was not equipped with one of the 4-foot metal restraint poles and he did not know if the officer had completed the “Dealing with Aggressive Animals” course yet as part of annual in-service training.

The course came about when the department decided to promote non-lethal tactics to handle aggressive animals, in part, after a settlement was reached in a lawsuit filed by Berwyn Heights mayor Cheye Calvo to the county.

Calvo’s home was raided by a county SWAT team in July 2008, after a package of marijuana was mailed to his home to be intercepted in a smuggling operation in which Calvo and his family were later cleared of any involvement. Calvo, who was never charged, said SWAT team members entered his home and shot his two dogs, Chase and Payton.

“This underscores the need to get training for as many officers as possible,” he said Tuesday. “I’ve never been one to say lethal force is never an option, but I would question if there was an actual threat or were other options available. Sometimes lethal force is necessary, the question is if there was another option.”

The unnamed officer in Tuesday’s incident has not been suspended but will face a discharge of firearms investigation, a standard procedure for anytime an officer fires their service weapon, Alexander said.

“All evidence has so far suggested that the officer was not at fault,” he said.

A representative at Doral Terrace declined to comment.


Teen shoots pit bull in self defense – Pro Pit bull nutters martyr the child

shoot a pit bull

Teen shoots a violent pit bull with spear gun that enters his property – most likely to attack the teen and he is now attacked by pit bull nutters – SICK.

Pit bulls shot after confronting jogger attacking old man with cane in florida

Roaming gangs of pit bulls attacking the elderly and joggers. Its a pit bull holocaust out there.

Congrats channel 10 for spinning this story where if they had done any extra digging to other witnesses who also filed police reports regarding this incident they would have reported that these dogs attacked another man and his two dogs just moments before they went after the jogger. The man had to fend them off with his cane. It was then that they saw the jogger and went after her instead. The dogs also ran away but then turned to come back after the man before they shot him… How else would a dog get shot in the jaw in the manner it did if it was running away? If it had been me confronted by three pit-bulls I would have done the same thing as the neighbor that shot them.

TAMPA, Fla. — Breezy, a 10-month-old pit bull, is getting ready to go into surgery at the Tampa Bay Veterinary Emergency Service. Whether he’ll survive depends on exactly where a bullet ended up after hit him Saturday morning.

He was one of three pit bulls that apparently surrounded a woman as she jogged on Ridgebrook Circle in the Keystone Manors neighborhood around 7:30 a.m. A neighbor apparently saw the dogs around the jogger and confronted them, shooting at the pit bulls as they ran away.

One of the dogs, Diamond, had to be put to sleep due to the extent of her injuries. The third dog, Mama, was the only one to escape the bullets. One bullet also flew across a pond and shattered glass at a nearby home. A couple and their two children were inside at the time, but no one was hurt.

“Our dogs are not aggressive,” says Lucia Adkins, who owns the dogs. “We’ve raised them like kids because they were raised with kids.”

A family friend, Thomas Tyree, had let the dogs out into the fenced backyard when they apparently escaped through a gate at the home. He believes someone may have opened it.

“Somehow that gate was open,” he says. “It shouldn’t have been open because the night before, I let them out, and that gate was closed and secured.”

The jogger told detectives that she didn’t feel threatened by the dogs. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office says it hasn’t received any calls about the pitbulls in the past. Neither has Animal Services. But neighbors say the pit bulls have escaped before and are more aggressive in a pack. They say they’d like to see owner responsibility taken.

“This isn’t the first time this has happened,” says owner Bob Smedley. “If I had been out here with my dogs and those dogs came over to attack my dogs, I would have shot them. And you would have done the same thing.”

The case has been turned over to the State Attorney’s Office.

Adkins says she believes this may be connected to anonymous, threatening letters that have been written to her about her son, who is on probation for a robbery in 2007.

Pit bulls are land sharks

Pit bulls are land sharks . They have killed over 18 people this year alone , The biggest child killing dog breed.
Ban the breed stop the deed .
Shout outs to fred dog and pitty bull and all my lovely ladies on i hate pit bulls and the pit bull holocaust,37.0.html

Man severely injured in Ukiah attack involving pit bull

Ukiah Daily Journal –
A man was hospitalized Thursday after being attacked by two people and a pit bull near Walmart, the Ukiah Police Department reported.
According to the UPD, officers responded to the intersection of Talmage Road and Highway 101 around 7:40 p.m. Thursday after it was reported that a woman was walking on the overpass and yelling for help, stating that her boyfriend was being assaulted
When officers arrived, they reportedly found a Colorado Springs woman in a field just south of the Talmage Road and Hwy 101 intersection who was kneeling over a man.
The man, whose city of residence in unknown, was unconscious and appeared to have been violently assaulted. His head and hair were completely covered in blood, he had large wounds to his face and deep dog bites and cuts on his arm.
Officers determined the man had been repeatedly hit and kicked in the face and attacked on the arm by a pit bull.
He was transported to the Ukiah Valley Medical Center and was expected to undergo surgery to “repair significant damage to his face and arm.”
Officers located two suspects near the scene identified as William Leonard, 38, of New Orleans and Cynthia Rattey, 30, of Montana. Based on evidence located at the scene and witness statements, the officers arrested both suspects on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon, assault inflicting serious bodily injury and criminal conspiracy. Both were booked them into Mendocino County Jail.
The pit bull suspected
in the attack was also located and transported to the Animal Shelter on Plant Road.
Anyone with information about the attack is asked to call the UPD at 463-6262.

PIT BULL HOLOCAUST MAKES THE NEWS – Time to refresh discussion on pit bulls

To the editor:

Re: Sensitivity to Others Needed From Pit Bull Owners, Sept. 28 Capital News.

Our hearts and sympathies go out to any victim of dog aggression. If the writer had a negative experience with a pit bull, I fully understand her caution around the breed and I would not stand in the way of an opportunity for a victim to share her voice.

However, emotional pleas and gruesome slide shows should not inform our public policy. And with due respect to the author, nor should the “evidence” presented in this letter. If you follow the links, they lead to the website, and to a related site that openly calls for a “pit bull holocaust”. is a site run by a handful of activists committed to the extermination of a breed, and desperately hanging on to outdated models of animal control. They rely on a small sample of studies that use media reports to build their data set, and they ignore the dozens of peer-reviewed studies that point to many other factors in dog aggression. They are literally the last bastion left in the anti-pit bull movement, because every other animal welfare organization has moved beyond the dialogue that targets a nebulous notion of breed.

On another note, I find it unfair to accuse pit bull advocates of promoting their breed at the expense of offering workable alternatives. The City of Calgary has the lowest bite rate on the continent because they target and enforce ownership, not breed. The SPCA has a sample (non breed discriminatory) bylaw kit on their website available to municipalities at no charge. Those sound like alternatives to me.

HugABull is also co-hosting an educational event in Vancouver, which includes a screening of the film Beyond the Myth and a panel discussion featuring local experts in animal control, animal law, and animal behaviour. We are inviting municipal and media representatives to join us, because the writer is right in one respect: It’s time to move past the discussion where pit bull haters cry “vicious breed” and owners respond with “cherished family pet.”

When you look to the data and to the experts who work with dangerous dogs every day, two things are pretty clear. At the end of the day, pit bulls, rottweilers and other breeds are just dogs. And tying up resources with an outdated debate isn’t making anyone’s child safer.

While our two events are sold out we have tickets available to media and municipal representatives.

Should anyone associated with this publication or the City of Kelowna wish to travel, we would be pleased to reserve seats for them.

April Fahr,