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Victims Refuse to Press Charges After Pit Bull Attack


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Lindsey
- 993 days ago - fox40.com
Here is a sad story with a happy twist. 2 pitbulls attacked a 17 year old boy and his puppy. They are both fine now but the 2 dogs were going to be put down. Unitl the victims refused to press charges. They want the dogs to live. :)



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-- -. (5)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 8:24 am
good that some people are still nice.
 

Penny C. (79)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 8:57 am
Compopeassionate people are still around.Thank goodness gives us all hope:)
 

Jill Vickerman (426)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 9:52 am
yes that is sensible, thats right...but that little puppy was lucky to get off so lightly..thanks Lindsey, its so nice to read about normal sensible compassionate people for a change.
 

Lauren Kozen (153)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 10:59 am
Noted. Thanks for posting Lindsey.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 11:08 am
Noted. Nice to know that not all people are bloodthirsty.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 11:15 am
I had a golden retriever and one day as we were in the dog park this guy came in with is pittbull beautiful animal I tought to myself it was all white but every owner who goes to the dog park do it at there own risk and peril (city law) after about ten minutes I threw the ball to billy (my dog) my mistake as Billy ran for her ball the pitbull went after it to bottom line
6 stiches for Billy

Tell you what I had no compassion for the pitbull on that day or for the owner for that matter
 

Dawn Mason (40)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 11:22 am
Noted, Thanks! Great Happy ending:)
 

Eileen R. (13)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 11:41 am
what happy ending? what happens when these dogs attack someone again. it's obvious that is not a great pet owner, and why exactly were they running loose?? sorry i don't see a happy twist, the owner should be charged it's her responsiblity to keep her animals under control at all times.
 

Marian G. (58)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 11:45 am
thanks for posting
 

Cindi Nickle (0)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 11:59 am
Having been in the middle of a fight between my own two dogs neither of which are pits it is something that happens. Pits get a bad wrap and it isn't fair.
 

Nicole W. (629)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 12:05 pm
don't know circumstances of how the dogs were loose, but I am happy that the victims are going to be fine and I hope no one uses this as another reason to hate pit bulls, I have met several and they are loyal and loving dogs, it's bad owners that cause this breed to get a bad reputation, thanks Lindsey!
 

Erika M. (207)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 12:10 pm
I agree with Cindy. As for why were they loose? Accidents happen. I had 2 Beagles that were CONSTANTLY getting out. I have 1 and a half acres that is fenced in. They would keep digging out, I would find the hole, cover and they would find another. They would also "rush" me when I opened the door to come in or go out. I've also had fights between my dogs on occasion, none of which were pits.. People have knock down, drag out fights, sometimes with serious injury and aren't put down. Why is the solution always to kill? There are other options.
 

Ge M. (216)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 12:33 pm
Erika, then you dig down and put fencing in as far down as you can.

As for the loose pitties, yes, accidents happen but my foster dogs are trained not to leave the house or garden while we have them. As for the responsible owner, instead of just handing her dogs over to be destroyed because she doesn't want to deal with the consequences of her behaviour, she should have checked her garden and booked them in for further training.

I am delighted that Jamire had sufficient compassion and common sense not to blame the dogs. Bad dogs are owned by bad owners and I still see Cheri as a bad owner because the dogs were not properly trained nor was she interested in doing so. Still, Cherie is better than many!
 

Laverne Wallace (59)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 12:42 pm
I'm glad they don't want them killed but the owner needs to be more careful about them being out or the next time it might be different.
 

Ruth McD (716)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 1:19 pm
The victims are so wonderful not to press charges. They don't want to kill the dogs. Very noble of them. Thanks Lindsey.
 

Jennifer M. (78)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 1:27 pm
ANY dog could have done this, it has nothing to do with them being pits. Murder is not the answer. She is obviously a good guardian, considering they get regular vet care. They just need some more training and she needs to make sure they don't get out anymore. I think people freak out because pits are just so strong, they can do damage even when they aren't trying to. This doesn't mean they should be killed. If they really wanted to maul that little dog, they would have done it. They obviously aren't vicious killers!! I'm so glad they aren't being put down, and I'm glad the injuries weren't severe. I have a black lab and german sheppard. They don't really like people they don't know, so I know better than to take them anywhere with me. We live in the country, so it's not much of an issue. Just because they are protective doesn't make me a bad pet owner. I didn't make them that way, they used to love everyone. It's when we moved to the country that they became so protective. I would hope that if they bit someone that person would be compassionate enough to spare their lives. They are protecting their mom, not just attacking at random!
 

Ruth S. (314)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 1:30 pm
This young man understood that its not the dogs fault, there should be a fine that the owner of the 2 dogs should pay for not having the dogs on a leash, because next time those dogs will be put down, not everyone has a good heart like this young man!
 

Heather L. (3)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 1:31 pm
My first reaction to this story was to wonder if the dogs were neutered. Any dog can get loose, no matter how secure you think your yard is, but if your animals are spayed/ neutered they cause few problems. I believe the dogs' owner should pay the other families vet bill and take her dogs to obedience classes, if this is their first offence it is not reason enough to destroy them.
 

kye j. (41)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 1:47 pm
Good news.Accidents happens and people need to get over things and not make a big thing of them.I am sick off all the flack that pit baulls get thrown at them.
 

. (0)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 2:11 pm
noted. good news
 

Sarah G. (111)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 2:12 pm
Nice to know that there are still some decent people out there!
 

Luisa A. (0)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 2:47 pm
WOW! Thats great, thankx to the victim, u have a great heart! Sorry this accident happen to you and your puppy. Hope that after this young man dropped charges owners are more careful with their dogs. There is always a reason why a dog bites, fear, confussion etc. This goung man can teach a lesson to many people. pittbulls dont bite because they are evil or bad. Thanx again young man for not letting AC pu them down! Bless you!!!
 

Shirley H. (49)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 2:50 pm
I am very happy that the people involved are not pressing charges,
Not all pit bulls are bad, only those who's
owners make them that way.
Shirley H.
 

BarbKnight SunshineLady (1633)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 2:51 pm
Lindsey this is your best post yet!! Thank you so much!! xxx
 

BarbKnight SunshineLady (1633)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 2:55 pm
You cannot currently send a star to Lindsey because you have done so within the last week.
 

Karen B. (8)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 3:00 pm
Thank God, they were spared. Animals have done a lot of great things for people too, like save lives.!!!! We should not stereotype animals.!!!!
 

Latonya W. (83)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 3:10 pm
Its a sad story I cried......I know that dogs against dogs can be unpredictabe...U can teach ur dog but when its dog versus dog its a unpredictable situation I have a chihuahua and Im the most animal loving being in my neighborhood but I kid u not I can not EVER have this little guy off the leash because he will attack any dog big or small so this owner has to realise that being off the leash is her fault and this can not ever happen again.....Thank God the other family loves animals because noone who loves animals would want to have them put down......
 

Mary T. (188)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 3:29 pm
Thanks Lindsey it is so nice to know that there are still some people that still has some compassion, This could happen to any dog no matter the breed, Bless these people for understanding and not wanting to put these dogs down.
 

c fraser (49)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 4:07 pm
The problem I have is with the owner---NOT the Pit Bulls. Pit Bulls are wonderful pets in the hands of knowledgeable, responsible owners. Responsible owners never allow their Pit Bulls to run loose and, because of the possibility of animal aggression, (which is NOT the same as human aggression!) knowledgeable Pit Bull owners don't take their dogs to dog parks. Thank goodness these people didn't blame the dogs for the stupidity of their owner.
 

Ann Breeden (65)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 4:22 pm
Signed and noted.
 

Shelli S. (317)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 4:28 pm
What a good man and pet owner, he thought of Cheri losing (euthanized) her dogs over a dog bite, I wouldn't want that on my conscious. I would do the same thing that Jamire Jamison did, pay my medical bills and call it good. I was bit a few weeks ago, by one of my own animals. 5 stitches and an infection, it's not the first and won't be the last.. I consider it a badge of honor. Noted.
 

Cheryl Ulrich (108)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 4:29 pm
You're taking a big chance if you let your dogs run loose. Especially if it's a breed that some people like to demonize ! Even if the pit bull is the one attacked by another dog FIRST , and was only fighting back to protect itself or it's owner , which dog do you suppose will get the blame ( and maybe a death sentence ! ) for it ?
 

Patricia W. (94)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 6:42 pm
Very glad that Jamire understands canine behavior, and has compassion, and no one was seriouisly hurt. TY Lindsey

I agree with Eileen that Cheri does need to be sited. Cheri said she’s never had a problem with her dogs, but there's always a first time, and sometimes that's all it takes. Maybe she needs to be a little more cautious when they're outside. Most towns and cities have ordinances that dogs are to be on a lead at all times when in public, except in designated areas. If they're off their property, they're in public. Accidents do happen and dogs get loose, sometimes with tragic results.
 

Romila Lal (9)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 7:31 pm
Good animal lover who saved these two pit bulls thanks for sharing.
 

Jill E. (1)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 9:23 pm
noted
 

Edith B. (142)
Wednesday November 2, 2011, 10:21 pm
This could have happened with any breed. Why were the pits loose? The owner is responsible.
 

Henriette Matthijssen (147)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 1:05 am
Certainly a nice gesture in this day & age & the society we are now living in! It is always revenge or attack! Nice to see that common sense was used here as accidents do happens & it does not have to be always at the cost of a life! All lives matter. I must say Jamire is one heck of a young man with much compassion on many levels.
 

Floodedarea Please Help (220)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 1:52 am
i agree with other comments...
noted with thanks for good news:)
 

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 7:59 am
A great deed. Thank you, Lindsey. He must be a person with a great heart.
 

Sue Matheson (69)
Thursday November 3, 2011, 2:42 pm
thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Friday November 4, 2011, 2:16 am
He and his Mom are also Rainbow Warriors.

He should get a purple heart.
 

colleen p. (38)
Friday November 4, 2011, 3:57 am
why did they attack? they were loose, the boy and his dog weren't trespassing in the yard.

the ower says they are behaved and go to the dog park.

 

Melanie Andrus (0)
Friday November 4, 2011, 10:47 am
Good for Jamire! The dog(s) should not have been loose, but sometimes they do get out, as anyone who's ever had dogs knows. I am so happy that Jamire doesn't want her put down - hope the 'owner' doesn't have to surrender her.
 

Denise L. (466)
Tuesday November 22, 2011, 10:11 pm
obviously by my profile pic I love pitbulls, and I think Jamire and his family were very gracious but my concern is that these two pitbulls were on the loose. I realize mistakes happen, I have two huskies who in their youth were notorious escape artists. I hope their person is thankful for this second chance and takes all the precautions needed to make sure they don't get loose again. Bad pitbull press seems to make things worse for all pitbulls so people who choose to have pitbulls in their life need to go the extra mile to prevent any incidents
 

Megan Ward (0)
Sunday December 25, 2011, 3:01 pm
It is true that pitbulls are inclined to be dog aggressive, but every dog is an individual, and every animal is raised differently. My pitbull is rarely ever aggressive towards other dogs unless she is outwardly challenged. Pitbulls were bred to be people loving dogs. Again, some pitbulls are people aggressive as with any dog, but most will not attack people. I think that there are a hundred different reasons why this incident may have happened. The dogs could have been spooked by something, if they were lost fear could have taken over, they may have gone after the puppy, they may have been raised inappropriately...there are so many possibilities. This is why dogs involved in these incidents need to be given a full and fair evaluation before a decision is made. Beyond that, I believe they deserve the chance to go to a sanctuary or rehab center. Too many shelter dogs are deemed "unadoptable" for silly reasons or for behaviors that can be modified with a little TLC.
 
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