reply to post by ignant
Hello ignant and anyone that "loves" Pit bulls!!
I will give you my experience with those "lovely" creatures.
Back in the early 90's we were just starting our family and moved into the pseudo backwoods of Lacombe, LA.
We had a nice little three bedroom house on a dirt road, no outlet and we were the only house on the road.
In the morning the deer would come up into or front yard and we would feed them corn and hay.
Beautiful and calm.
We had two children, the oldest, a girl, 6 and a boy, 4 years old.
Well, they wanted a bunny for a pet. We bought a Lop eared bunny for them. I even built the bunny a nice hutch about 3ft.(1m) above the ground with a
screen bottom so we could collect the droppings (and subsequent earth worms) for our vegetable garden.
Unfortunately we had a neighbor that lived about 1/2 mile away on another road that raised those beautiful and "tame" Pit Bulls. He let them roam the
area unattended which we found out the hard way.
One weekend day we saw his "puppies" running with a pack of feral dogs down OUR road.
We got the kids out of the front yard, which was not fenced, within minutes of an attack by the pack.
I called the St. Tammany Parish police and they came and told the owner of the cute little Pit Bulls that he would have to keep them penned up because
they were a danger to the children (not just ours) in the area.
He agreed to pen them up. (Yeah Right!)
One day the kids, being kids, let the gate to the backyard open.
Unfortunately for our bunny, her hutch was directly inside the gate and our friendly neighbor's Pit Bull "puppies" were wandering around with their
feral buddies and chewed the feet off of our bunny.
I took the bunny to the Vet and it cost me more than the bunny to get her feet fixed.
Two of her feet had to be amputated. BUT the kids LOVED that bunny!!!
(We could have had a much cheaper rabbit dinner, but NO!)
Anyone with kids and pets can relate to their attachment.
So I called the Sheriff again.
They came out, looked at the bunny, the Vet bill and the look on my kid's faces.
The "LAW" states that any animal that endangers livestock (read: bunnies) or private property or inhabitants (read: my children) may be taken down for
So in order to protect my family, "livestock" (bunny) and property I took it upon myself to ask my neighbor, in person, to please pen his "cute" Pit
Bulls. The Sheriff also talked to him and his wife.
In no uncertain terms, he told me they were his dogs and he will let them run wherever they wanted.
And I, in no uncertain terms, told him that if I see his "cute puppies" on my road, property or within 50 yards of my family he will be coming to
collect their bodies.
Needless to say we did not part on good terms.
Well, a few weeks went by with no incident.
And then one day I was sitting in the backyard, in the middle of a beautiful Saturday morning, playing with the kids and I hear this outrageous
barking, howling and the bunny is having fits bouncing all around her hutch.
The dogs were banging against the fence, trying to jump over it to get to the bunny.
I ran over and scared them away.
I immediately went in, got my Remington 700ADL, .300RUM and 12X scope, loaded it and sat on my front porch.
The kids and wife were safe inside the house and I called the Sheriff again!
Before the Sheriff arrived, the pack arrived heading down the road with my "neighbors" dog in the lead.
I took his head off at about 25 yards. The other dogs kept coming and I took of my neighbor's female Pit's head off at about 15 yards. The rest of the
pack turned and hauled ass.
The Sheriff arrived about 20 minutes later. He went for the owner, had him collect the carcasses and arrested him for endangerment and a myriad of
Needless to say everyone was safe, including the other neighbor's children and pets.
If you do not believe this story, you can check with the St. Tammany Sheriff's office regarding these incidents that are on record from September,
1991. I don't remember the exact day.
Be safe and eliminate the BS Pit bull "breed"!
ETA: We also breed Golden Retrievers, the BEST DOG IN THE WORLD!!!
edit on 19-2-2012 by tomdham because: (no reason given)