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Stop the Destruction of 3 Pit Bulls (2 of Which Are Certified NSAR Emotional Support Animals) Wrongly Ordered to Death! Urgent P

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3 pit bulls wrongly ordered to death due to another dog owner's negligence in leaving his aggressive dog off-leash at a park!! An Order for Destruction was requested by the investigating Animal Control officer without seeking any account of the inciden

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John D (22)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 11:18 pm
Pit bulls are killers. They have no right to exist.

Harshita Sharma (137)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 11:40 pm
John first of i'd like to thank you for noting the story, the more people note it, the more wide its reach will be and thus more signatures for the petition! Okay so i just checked your profile and what i found most interesting was that "People with closed minds" bugs you most! Isn't it? Well i must say John that you are showing double standards here, YOU in my humble opinion are one of those people WITH UTMOST CLOSED MINDS! You choose to believe in hate. I don't know for whatever reasons you hate Pitbulls, but you do hate them and that's your choice. But please don't go on spreading that hate, it will do no good. If you hate pitbulls, who i believe are wonderful, loving dogs , then why even bother to comment or note this story! Why not instead support those causes and comment on those stories in which you do believe!!?? NO ANIMAL IS BORN WITH HATRED, NO ANIMAL IS BORN VICIOUS! THAT IS A TRAIT FOUND IN HUMANS ONLY!!! By saying that Pitbulls doesn't deserve to exist you are showing extreme levels of prejudice and ignorance and i would have though that a mature individual like would have known better, but as they say that age is just a number! I feel sorry for you John, hope your views about Pitbulls and any other life forms that you despise change! Plz don't bother yourself commenting on this story again. Its not meant for folks like you. Thank You!

Alison A (244)
Saturday September 29, 2012, 11:45 pm
Signed and noted, thanks Harshiita.

Heidi Aubrey (16)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 1:34 am
I couldn't sign it because something with my antivirus program is blocking it.

John D (22)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 2:39 am
2011 dog bite fatalities ::
Information gathered by is verifiable1 through Internet archive services. Our Fatality Citations section documents each source used in our dog bite-related fatality research.
2011 statistics

31 U.S. fatal dog attacks occurred in 2011. Despite being regulated in Military Housing areas and over 650 U.S. cities, pit bulls led these attacks accounting for 71% (22). Pit bulls make up less than 5% of the total U.S. dog population.

Notably in 2011, adult victims of fatal PIT BULL attacks more than doubled the number of child victims. Of the 22 total pit bull victims, 68% (15) fell between the ages of 32 to 76, and 32% (7) were ages 5 years and younger
The year 2011 also marks an increase in pet PIT BULLS killing their owners. Of the 8 total instances this year in which a family dog inflicted fatal injury to its primary caretaker, the dog's owner, 88% (7) involved pet pit bulls.
Together, pit bulls (22) and rottweilers (4), the number two lethal dog breed, accounted for 84% of all fatal attacks in 2011. In the 7-year period from 2005 to 2011, this same combination accounted for 74% (157) of the total recorded deaths (213
The breakdown between PIT BULLS and rottweilers is substantial over this 7-year period. From 2005 to 2011, PIT BULLS KILLED 128 AMERICANS, about one citizen every 20 days, versus rottweilers, which killed 29; about one citizen every 88 days.
Annual data from 2011 shows that 58% (18) of the attacks occurred to adults (21 years and older) and 42% (13) occurred to children (11 years and younger). Of the children, 62% (8) occurred to ages 1 and younger.
2011 data also shows that 39% (12) of the fatal incidents involved more than one dog; 26% (8) involved breeding on the dog owner's property either actively or in the recent past, and 6% (2) involved tethered dogs, down from 9% in 2010 and 19% in 2009.

Dog ownership information for 2011 shows that family dogs comprised 65% (20) of the attacks that resulted in death; 74% (23) of all incidents occurred on the dog owner's property and 29% (9) resulted in criminal charges, up from 15% in 2010.

The states of California and Texas led fatalities in 2011, each with 4 deaths; PIT BULLS and their mixes contributed to 88% (7) of the 8 deaths. North Carolina, New Mexico, South Carolina and Virginia each incurred 2 deaths

Victoria Pohrebna (279)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 3:11 am

Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 3:19 am
Signed. Thanks.


Vicynthia Tjahjadi (57)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 3:20 am
I tried to note... But sometimes I got that trouble of noting...

Andrea Nemec (213)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 3:31 am
Noted and signed! Thanks!

Michela M (3964)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 4:39 am

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 6:13 am
already signed, thanks

Naoko i (264)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 6:30 am
Noted, signed and shared on FB. I don't like any "breed"...a dog is a dog, that's all. No breed is better or worse than the others.

Naoko i (264)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 6:43 am
I have "noted" this several times but it keeps disappearing...and my comment, too.

Gillian M (218)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 7:15 am
Naoko, I agree but certain breed are bred to have different uses, terriers to go down holes to chase out any animal there, collies to herd sheep etc so different personalities. How they behave is down to the owner, exercise, training & affection. Far too many owners do not do so properly hence the attack on the pit bulls.

My comment to the council

I have just been sent the story of the injustice perpetrated by a member of your staff ie the Animal Control Officer. This individual seized 3 pit bulls, 2 of which are certified NSAR emotional support animals thereby indicating a high level of training, and not the other dog involved in a fight in a parking lot near Jester Blvd. This individual failed to investigate the incident and merely accepted the story from the owner of the individual dog and ignored the injuries on the other owner and a witness statement. No bite notice was issued against the other dog nor was a proper investigation made. Now, whilst I am responding to one side of the story, there is a clear indication that a severe injustice has been done through the failure of a proper and, apparently, biased investigation. There were no charges of animal cruelty brought against the other owner who, allegedly, assaulted tied up dogs secure in the knowledge that they would not bite him. This in itself indicates the dogs' temperament is good.

I must request that this incident be investigated properly and that the following be considered carefully, that appropriate charges be brought against the individual dog's owner, that the pit bulls be returned to their owner and that the Animal Control Officer receive training to ensure that such alleged obvious prejudice not be allowed again.

Gillian M (218)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 7:23 am
John, I am a dog fosterer and can tell you that pitties and bullies have by far and away the best temperament for families with children. Recommended dogs such as labradors and, most especially Golden Retrievers, actually are more likely to bite.

Dogs, when properly exercised and trained - note the exercised AND trained, are unlikely to bite unless put in a position where they are scared. I have never been bitten by a foster dog neither has any member of my family.

Your statistcs do not show the appalling behaviour of the owners who do not do so nor those that use these dogs to fight or bite someone when robbing them. Your ignorance of dogs leaves me hoping that you do not have one as a pet as you are obviously unsuitable.

Michele Wilkinson (106)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 7:40 am
Noted and signed.

Gillian M (218)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 8:27 am
Naoko, I have noticed that as well. I have slammed John's ignorance about dogs and yet the comment has vanished.

I am a dog fosterer and can assure John that pitties and staffies are actually one of the breeds that I recommend for families with children. In fact, they are better than those perceived to be a good breed such as labradors and, most especially, Golden Retrievers. Any dog could bite when scared but a dog that is exercised and trained properly is unlikely to. In fact, I have never been bitten by a foster dog nor has any of my family.

John's statistics fails to take into account the quality of the owner/handler. If the dogs are not exercised regularly or trained then there could be problems. If they have been trained to bite as a fighting dog or to help the owner mug someone then there is a higher likelyhood of problems. In fact, one should look at Michael Vick's fighting dogs where most were retrainable and saved.

I hope that John does not own a dog as he is obviously totally unsuitable to do so.

Naoko i (264)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 8:40 am
Gillian, I tend to be more cautious with a pampered Maltese than with a seemingly well-trained German Shepherd. I don't have many encounters with Pitbulls but if I can assume their owners are in good control of the dogs, I'd have no problem.

Lydia S (155)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 8:51 am
Signed .

Kay M (347)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 9:11 am

John D (22)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 9:28 am
Why are so many people unable to accept the fact that pit bulls are deadly?

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 9:33 am
Gladly signed.

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 9:42 am
For some reason Care2 is noot showing comments again. But like you Gillian I am to a foster mom. To lumb ALL pitbulls as being dangerous makes no sense. I wish people would understand that pitbulls are not born bad, it's the people that they are born to that make them bad due to their body structure. So sad what mis-information can do.
Green star to you Gillian..Thank You for what you said.

John D (22)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 10:06 am
Pit bull kill people, People should kill pit bulls. simple is it not?

aj E (164)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 12:05 pm

Harshita Sharma (137)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 12:10 pm
Dear John, You know normally i don't react to my distractors, i simply choose to avoid them because that's what they want, that we lash out and show our vulnerable and irrational side. But i'll make an exception in the hope that what i'll say will make you reconsider your views about Pitbulls! You see John the "Killer Dogs" STIGMA attached to the Pitbull breed has arisen from a long chain of events that are like a circle with no end! Pitbulls have a strong, muscular, broad bodies that make them look intimidating at times. Now due to this so called "Intimidating Persona" the bully breed attracted attention from all sorts of wrong people. They began to be bred for Illegal Dog Fighting competitions where they were trained to be aggressive,to be violent. These are the pitbulls who got into lime-light for all the wrong reasons. With no fault of their own, they got the bad reputation of being a dangerous, killer dogs. As they got this reputation, other bad people, people with crime records, people who do illegal work, people who are socially irresponsible, people who care nothing about animal rights, began to keep pitbulls as pets because they have heard from the media that pitbulls are violent dogs, so they will protect them and thus help them carry on their illegal activities. These irresponsible owners do nothing to train their dogs, on the other hand they keep them hungry and thirsty for days so that they growl and gnash at every human being that come close to them. They do this out of fear and frustration but of course how can one understand that. The person being growled at doesn't know that that Pit is being abused and neglected for days!! Thus poor pitbulls, not only they are the victims of neglect and constant abuse from their irresponsible owners, their image also gets tarnished as being "Dangerous" and "Killers". So you see its a circle with no end and beginning!
Now what i wanted to ask you and i hope that you will give a rational prejudice-free answer to it , is that what do you think should be done with these irresponsible owners who raise their pitbulls to become violent and aggressive? What do you think should be done with them? Kill them, just like their pitbull dogs?? Where do you think the real problem lies?? The statistics that you posted above do not tell anything about the owners! Do they? I don't see any statistics about them.
What you say about the pitbulls is true for humans as well. If suppose i adopt a child and then teach him all the wrong things. Teach him that stealing is good, that aggression, anger and violent are the means through which one gets one work's done. That hitting people is not wrong!! Then who do you think is at fault here?? Who should be punished? Me, who taught him all these bad things, or my child, for whom wrong is right because his mother taught him so??? Food for thought!!

Susanne R (234)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 12:34 pm
Signed and noted. Thanks, Harshiita!

Gillian M (218)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 12:52 pm
John, it is a shame that you do not understand simple English from someone who has experience of working with dogs, it is not the dog it's the owner and it does not matter what the breed is.

Where, in your statistics, does it show which dogs were badly trained or were trained to fight?

In fact, I must ask what your experience of working with dogs is, if any. None? What a surprise.

In fact, the greatest cause of human deaths are humans, let's kill all humans so that we don't have to worry about it!!

Gillian M (218)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 12:58 pm
Milkah, thanks, nice to see another foster mum. The worst dogs that I have had were the ones which were hit for showing "bad behaviour". It took a little while with each of them but once they realised that they were not going to be hit they changed dramatically. These are the ones most likely to bite.

Lap dogs cuddled & fussed by Mum/Dad will bite to protect their territory. That is easy & quick to deal with and, surprisingly (not), is the owner's fault. Dogs are not toys but people treat them as if they are, especially small ones.

John D (22)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 12:58 pm
Pit bulls kill people.- Do you not understand simple English? Any one who owns a pit bull should put it down immediately.

Gillian M (218)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 1:00 pm
Send a Green Star to Milkah Savage

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Gillian M (218)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 1:09 pm
John, you do not understand nor are you reading or thinking about what we are saying. Now, please explain the statistics about the dogs that you say killed people.

Which were badly treated, which were taught to fight and which were taught to kill? Which owners should be put down for failing their animal and which should be put down because they used their animal as a weapon?

Just saying that pit bulls kill is not an answer it is a statement or prejudice from someone with no understanding of dogs or breeds. I have clearly stated that I am experienced with dogs, as has Milkah, yet you have totally ignored our knowledge and experience to show some figures which you are unable to explain.

Nimue Michelle Pendragon Gaze (339)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 4:02 pm

Sergio P (65)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 7:21 pm
Done! Poor babies

Harshita Sharma (137)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 7:32 pm
Gillian and Milkah, you are so right the problem is not with the dog but with his owner! Why can't John understand this simple thing. Killing is not a solution to any problem John, you are being kind of a racist here, you are discriminating dogs on the basis of their race! Plz stop it! And you didn't even answer my questions. Plz consider answering them.

John D (22)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 7:32 pm
Pit Bulls are killers. Why do you care for dogs rather than humans?

June M (139)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 7:37 pm
gladly signed and noted Harshiita

Sunday September 30, 2012, 7:58 pm
This case needs a through hearing before any sentence is carried out, because after reading the owners account this case has been handled very badly. John Doe I don't know you but why don't you go away, Pit Bulls are no more killers than any other breed of dog, any dog can kill given the right circumstances.

Gillian M (218)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 8:15 pm
Harshita, this is why pitties have problems, morons like John who talk through their backsides with no understanding or comprehension. He merely repeats a few words and produces no supporting evidence or experience. It does not matter that we know what we are talking about and he doesn't, he continues to spew stupid!

John should be put down instead because such stupidity kills!

. (7)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 8:37 pm
noted and signed

Regina P (67)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 8:57 pm

John D (22)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 8:58 pm
"John should be put down instead because such stupidity kills!" - So do Pit Bulls!

Ali Murphy (1)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 9:09 pm
signed n shared

Gysele van Santen (213)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 9:23 pm
i can't take anyone seriously who won't even show their face or reveal their name. i don't have time for that. folks like that just like to stir the pot. signed, thnx Harshiita

Catherine Turley (192)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 10:01 pm
top ten list of dogs likely to bite didn't include pitbulls. and dogs are often mislabeled pitbulls.

karen n (57)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 10:09 pm
There are good dogs and bad dogs in every breed, i dont own a pitbull but feel this breed has been the target of people who are simply misinformed and fearful of the breed. I myself would own a pitbull. The breed of dog is not the issue,its how the dog is trained and raised. If raised in the right condition any breed of dog can be a good breed-pits included.

Leslene Dunn (84)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 10:16 pm
Noted and signed - I will fight against this until I die. Who gives anyone the right to decide which dogs live and which die - then I too can kill off humans that I don't like because they are the most dangerous breed of all.

Franshisca Dearmas (89)
Sunday September 30, 2012, 11:49 pm
noted and signed

Danuta W (1248)
Monday October 1, 2012, 2:51 am

Sandi C (99)
Monday October 1, 2012, 7:37 am

Donna Hamilton (159)
Monday October 1, 2012, 9:41 am
Noted and signed. Thanks.

Iveta cer (41)
Monday October 1, 2012, 9:50 am
John if you train your dog properly then it wont be agresive but some people make this dogs to be that way and that is not dogs fault but this is owners fault . I do have german shepherd and they belong between agresive dogs too but we went for training with her and she is very friendly . Pit-bulls can be trained too !!

Iveta cer (41)
Monday October 1, 2012, 9:54 am
I dont think this guy John is dog lover !

Iveta cer (41)
Monday October 1, 2012, 10:07 am
Signed !!! This 3 pitbulls are inocent !! That other person should be charged !!

Lisa Neste (206)
Monday October 1, 2012, 10:59 am
Signed gladly, thanks Harshita!

Evelyn Colbert (10)
Monday October 1, 2012, 11:26 am
Pit bulls are not born killers . They are taught to kill just like any other dog could be taught to kill .

Evelyn Colbert (10)
Monday October 1, 2012, 11:32 am
People kill everything includeing other people . So should we kill them ????? I support animals before I would support humans .

. (0)
Monday October 1, 2012, 3:05 pm
s&n..ty Harshiita. So much killing for no reason

Intan Surya Dawood (3)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 1:23 am
Signed for all pitbulls. R.I.P. little angels. John Doe - coward much???

Harshita Sharma (137)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 1:51 am
UPDATE: These dogs were murdered on Friday Sept 28th shortly following the judges decision to uphold the order to kill them; leaving no time for the owner to appeal this decision. Please don't give up the fight. Let Austin, TX know we will not stand for this injustice.

What's gone wrong with Humanity!? :'( I don't mean to offend anyone here but aren't we doing the same thing to animals, what dictators like Evil Hitler did to humans?? :(

Harshita Sharma (137)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 1:54 am
RIP Sweet Angels, you are free now! :)

Lorraine Hagin (27)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 3:44 am
Petition noted and signed - this is so sad and I feel for their owner!

Naoko i (264)
Tuesday October 2, 2012, 7:35 am
OMG, I'm speechless to know that they're already killed. I feel so sorry for the owner...
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