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BBC News - 'Dangerous' Pit Bull With No Teeth Gets Stay of Execution

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- 2051 days ago -
Update on Buster the dog with no teeth.

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Diane B (275)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:24 pm
grat news Buffy dear but I am mad at the police who took him azay from his owners, is the police always so stupid that they called a dog without teeth called dangerous

Diane B (275)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:25 pm
sorry for the mistakes , I have just repair my computer and so tired now but still get mad on the police

Buffy F (93)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:28 pm
Me too!!!

Roxie H (350)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:37 pm
awesome :)

Nancy M (197)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:41 pm
Great news. Thanks Buffy.

Sue Matheson (79)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:41 pm

Sara Williams (8)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 12:52 pm
I'm glad to hear it! Hopefully this is a prelude to even better news - Buster going home!

Christeen Anderson (368)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 1:27 pm
Thanks for sharing this.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 1:33 pm

LaurenBackSoon Kozen (173)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 1:44 pm
Such Great News! Thanks Buffy.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 2:11 pm
great news..noted-ty

Elena Poensgen (137)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 2:57 pm
Noted, thank you

Michela M (3964)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:30 pm

Vallee R (280)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:33 pm
Noted - thank Dianne -

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 3:55 pm
OMG!!!!! great!!!! bellisimo notizia!!!!! grazie buffy. alsonoted

Lydia S (155)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 4:33 pm
Thanks for updating , wishing him the best !

Past Member (0)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 5:38 pm
Thanks for the update !!!

Sandi C (98)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 5:48 pm
noted. how can a dog with no teeth be harmful.

marie C (163)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 6:00 pm
Fantasti thanks Buffy

Barb K (1688)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 6:35 pm
Never knew about him til now. How can a toothless dog be harmful? Thanks for the update Buff Buff!

Rock H (254)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 6:58 pm
I'm glad to hear that Buster may soon be going home if he isn't there already. It seems crazy to me that the owners had to jump through so many hoops to be able to satisfy the government that this toothless dog would not be harmful to society. Thanks for the update Buffy!

Jenny Dooley (830)
Wednesday October 10, 2012, 9:13 pm
Thank you Buffy

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 12:04 am
Allelujah!! For some good news. Thank you Buffy

“Not to hurt our humble brethren is our first duty to them, but to stop there is not enough. We have a higher mission—to be of service to them wherever they require it.”—Francis of Assisi

Danuta W (1249)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 2:15 am

Leslene Dunn (84)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 5:50 am
Thanks so much for the awesome update - God does answer prayers - this is one of them. How on earth could they have taken him in the first place, and that with no teeth!!! How could he possibley have been a danger to anyone. Poor dog - hope he lives a peaceful life now with an abundance of love and kindness.

Patricia Cannell (825)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 6:17 am
Noted. Good to hear. Also - reported Duan Z as inappropriate. Can't stand those sale ads!!

SANDRA R (144)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 7:07 am
Great news. Thank you Buffy.

Barbara Erdman (63)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 7:36 am
Wonderful News Buffy :-) Thnx :)

Sonja M (8)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 8:01 am
Noted, thanks.

Frans B (582)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 8:05 am
good news, thanks for sharing

Gloria p (304)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 8:09 am
BSL has to end. Poor Buster can't hurt anyone & shouldn't have been brought to judgement. I am glad he is a at home.

Iveta cer (41)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 8:19 am
Good news !!! Anyway how he can be dangerous without teeth ??? Poor dog he should not be taken by police in first place !!!

karen n (57)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 8:25 am
Another example of where a petition has appeared to have made a major difference. Is there a term for breed ism-hmmm pitbullism-no no such word-but this breed specific form of intolerance is rediculous-the dog has no teeth and health problems and yet just because of his breed was labled dangerous-come on now-how could he be-people need to stop holding an entire breed responsible for the misconduct of a small percent and then that small percent was largely in part in how they were raised and bred-lets not tolerate pitbullism.and no i dont own a pitbull i have a toy poodle.

. (0)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 8:42 am
an old Italian song was titled:
one in a thousand else makes

hurrey to Buster he won his battle to stay alive against the stupidity of man
ty so much for this beautiful news

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 10:45 am
noted, thanks

Angela Acone (5)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 12:05 pm

Past Member (0)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 12:20 pm
Noted. Thanks so much, Buffy. This is awesome news. How they thought a dog with no teeth could be dangerous is beyond me. I think it's ridiculous that the owner has to jump through so many hoops to keep Buster. However, I'm glad Buster is going to a loving, safe, forever home.

Marsha Andrews (57)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 12:27 pm
Great news, but so sad to think that any owner of pit bulls only gets a fair break by owning a pit bull with no teeth. There were two pit bulls recently that were unfairly executed without a proper investigation and they were trained service dogs!

DORIS L (61)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 12:31 pm
Great news!

Margery Coffey (8)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 1:27 pm
Pit Bulls like any other breed make great pets when treated correctly and horrible ones if mistreated. The problem is not the dog but the dog owners.

michelle t (41)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 1:51 pm
Good news.
This shows how dumb the pathetic uneducated cops are.I hope the family take leagl action and litigate the arseholes who seized this poor gentle dog on false pretences

Marie Therese Hanulak (30)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 2:45 pm
I know what it's like to have shitty neighbors.
Thank god the poor old dog will come back home.
People suck!

Irene Leggett (0)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 3:28 pm
Just a great pity that this outcome wan't the same for Lennox, who wasn't even a pit-bull dog. Lets hope Buster's new owner complies with all the regulations so he can enjoy the remainder of his years in peace, with a loving, caring family. RIP, Lennox, you NEVER got a second chance.

Fred Krohn (34)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 3:42 pm
This is yet another example of why breed bans and BSL is bull hockey. Suffolk Co should ban breed bans and compensate Shirley for the false fine and the trouble caused by stealing his dog!

. (7)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 5:25 pm
Glad he's finally home, and to think one of his neighbors turned him in. These bans are bad, this is an old dog that had to sit in a kennel since July? It's so wrong.

Carlene V (202)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 5:29 pm
Glad to read that Buster is back home. An 11 yr old dog without teeth and mobility problems yet they have to muzzle him, etc. what a ridiculous situation. At least he lives with people who love and will care for him in his golden years.

Patricia MacKinnon (0)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 5:48 pm
What was Buster going to do gum them to death. How pathetic that the police act like this. I realy think they need training on how to handle animals. They are very good with guns. The bans on certain dogs is stupid. GET REAL.

Gloria H (88)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 6:34 pm
the law may have teeth, but poor Buster doesn't. Must have been some jerk neighbor with an axe to grind. What is going to happen next, turn Buster in for barking? making obscene phone calls? loitering in his back yard?

Harshita Sharma (137)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 8:24 pm
Thank God!! Yay victory!! Im so glad Buster's returned to his home. Bless the judge who ruled in his favour. He definitely saved humans from some embarrassment! A pitbull with no teeth as "Dangerous Dog"!!! What kind of sh#* would that be!!

Dianne D (490)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 8:39 pm
I was concerned why he didn't have any teeth. Don't buy the age thing, but I guess there could other reasons. None the less, I'm glad this dog was saved. Rather than ban the dog's, they should have the owners register their dog's. If an owner doesn't, then fine them $10,000 and offer a reward to those that turn these irresponsible owners in. Make the humans responsible and not the innocent.

Virginia Esquer (8)
Thursday October 11, 2012, 11:26 pm

Friday October 12, 2012, 5:23 am
So far I have never come across any pit bull that:
1. Invented or uses AK47's
2. Nuclear weapons
3. Sends young pit bulls to die in useless foreign wars
4. Gets drunk and parties loudly until 4AM
5. Becomes a politician or a lawyer or a PR consultant or a journalist or a serial killer
6. Tries to sell me useless junk at an inflated price
I find put bulls generally to be very civilised and pleasant compared to the species that (a) selectively bred them and (b) now persecutes them.

Ruth C (87)
Friday October 12, 2012, 7:16 am
They say that he's dangerous because they hate Pit Bulls, that is the only thing I can think of!
Pit Bulls are just like any other dog, they are very sweet dogs!

Patricia W (5)
Friday October 12, 2012, 8:13 am
Sometimes the police make me sick!!!

This is great news so happy Buffy can go home again.

Janis B (7)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 7:01 am
Great news. Nice to see the JP has some common sense.

Kim O (396)
Saturday October 13, 2012, 10:56 pm
Excellent news! He never should have been seized in the first place!!!!

Nan Towle (75)
Monday October 15, 2012, 11:11 am
Obviously some mean spirited busy body called the police as soon as they found out about toothless old Buster, no knowing anything about him other than his breed, aka "stereotyping or profiling", if it were a human.

These people must be "very proud" of themselves knowing that they turned in an old, non-aggressive, harmless, toothless and mobility impaired old dog. No profiles in courage there!

Thank goodness and bravo to the Judge overseeing this had the wisdom and judicial discretion to release Buster back into his caretakers custody. No doubt the police have better things to do than to haul off people's beloved, innocent and harmless pets wasting their time, the court and judges time and taxpayer's money.

The people that reported this dog ought to be fined for frivolous and wrongful reporting of an innocent being.
This is why a specific breed ban should never come to be or overturned. It gives alot of disgruntled and trouble making people a platform to cause trouble and worse.

Each dog and its owners ought be judged on a case by case basis-- just like with people. The law is to adjudicate fair and equitable situations, not for furthering one owns private agenda.

Thank you for the wonderful news!


Audrey B (0)
Monday October 15, 2012, 12:18 pm
Glad to see Buffy is home, very tramatic for a dog his age.

christine s (340)
Monday October 15, 2012, 4:24 pm
Absurd ,absolutely absurd -----good news though .
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