Wednesday, August 11, 2010

From My Google Alerts- August 9, 2010

A 16-year-old boy was bitten by a sheriff’s dog in Manatee County Florida. While executing a warrant for his arrest, the boy ran from police and K-9 Nitro chased him and bit him on the shoulder and side areas. He was found with a bag of marijuana in his pocket. He was taken into custody.
So here in GA, actually in my neck of the woods, a Bartow County man was arrested on dog fighting and animal cruelty charges. Ricky Lee Hurley of Acworth turned himself in Monday and he is charged with 12 counts of animal cruelty and 1 count of felony dog fighting. He had 12-chained pit bulls in his yard; the dogs were people friendly and wanted human attention. I hope these dogs will be adopted out seeing as there are not any human aggression issues that at this point. I know further evaluation will be needed to determine if they are suitable for adoption. I wish them all the best.
Two pit bull type dogs attacked a five yr old boy in Hurst, IL on August 6, 2010. He was playing at the playground with his brother at the time of the attack. The mother was able to knock the dogs off her son and grab him, while a Bush city employee who saw the attack drove the city truck toward the dogs to scare them away. A Hurst police officer soon arrived and shot both dogs, Thomas said. One dog was killed while the other ran off. That dog has since been found and euthanized. The Hurst City Council will meet Monday at seven. Chief Harvel will present an ordinance to make pit bulls & similar breeds of dangerous dogs illegal to own in Hurst. Now, I think this is unfortunate to punish thousands of pit bull owners that could live in Hurst all because of one owner’s irresponsibility. The boy is recovering quickly.
A pit bull died after it was tasered for attacking other dogs on its property and its owner could not get it under control. Derrick Peatross, 27, was charged with four counts of having an unlicensed dog and three counts of having an unvaccinated dog. Peatross is not new to having his dogs seized either. “I have seized dogs from him in the past,” she said. “He has always opted to turn the dogs over to us, rather than go to court about it.” Now, obviously this idiot is not responsible enough to own a dog of any breed. Punish him a little more seriously, I mean come on….

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