Saturday, June 09, 2012

Yet Another pit Bull Attack


From WHEC-TV:
Greece Police are investigating a dog attack that killed a chihuahua

At about 4 p.m. Greece Police and Greece Animal Control responded to California Drive and Haviland Park for a pit-bull attacking a chihuahua.

Upon arrival officers found the pit bull running loose after escaping from its home down the road.
Prior to the owner gaining control over the pit bull it attacked and killed a chihuahua on California Drive.

Reports say both dogs were unleashed at the time and no individuals were injured during the attack.

The pit bull is currently in custody with Greece Animal Control and the pit bull’s owner is cooperating with the police authorities.

The incident is still under investigation.
  

SCATS ~~ This is getting scary! Just today while sitting outdoors, I watched a middle-aged male I've never seen before walking a pitbull on a leash & with a muzzle through my neighborhood. Every other dog in the area seemed to go crazy just from the presence of this dog in the vicinity. Does everyone have to own an aggressive breed to be "cool?"
   

18 comments:

Anonymous said...

The breed may be easy to make aggressive, but can also be socialized. Fault lies with the owners who do not train their animals to be pets. We need to punish the owners who have these animals and fail to train them.

Anonymous said...

With the ever changing inner city culture coming to Greece so will the pit bull breed In this case it is not a mucho thing instead systematic of this culture. It' more of status message signaling conformity to the accepted practice of pit bull ownership by this group.
The guy with muzzled pit bull was obviously aware of the aggressive behavior of his dog and had the good sense to take appropriate measures to protect people and other animals from harm and legal problems for himself .
As I have said before on this site, based on my hands on experience evaluating this breed,they are not by nature born vicious but a reflection of their owners.
Properly socialized they are a sweet, loving,protective breed. The one hang up they seem to all have is a dislike for smaller breeds like the incident on California Dr. The dog that was killed is a prime example.In that area of Greece, that small breed is an endangered species and should be kept indoors as much as possible.

SCATS said...

To 10:08AM ~~ So then it's just that more pitbull owners than any other three breeds added together neglect to properly "socialize" these dogs? I highly doubt that's the case!! It seems to me that this world is overrun with unwanted and/or neglected "pets" of all sizes & breeds. However, pitbulls are in the headlines repeatedly for such vicious attacks ... not German Shephards, Great Danes, Bulldogs or any other type. I have come to believe there likely is an inborn tendency to be mean or vicious based upon the law of averages.

Anonymous said...

http://www.aspcabehavior.org/articles/49/Aggression-in-Dogs.aspx

Read this especially the last paragraph. Maybe scats is right at 2:08

SCATS said...

To 2:18PM ~~ VERY interesting! Thanks for sharing that!

Anonymous said...

I have owned both pit bulls and Rottweilers. Both are deemed to be "highly aggressive breeds" that are a danger. However, I have owned both from the time they were pups, and trained them, put in the hours, socialized them early with people and other dogs. I have never had a problem. In the early stages (they were both Alpha males) did I myself take some licks during the training? Absolutely, but that is part of being a responsible owner. Now both are as docile as can be, however, will still protect their territory when they sense danger, but can be subdued instantly with a simple one word command. It is not the dogs, it is the owners. Don't buy, adopt, or own a breed that you are not willing to put the time into training them. I hate to see good dogs labeled with a bad name just because inept people own them. Pits and Rotts are actually great family pets because they are working dogs that actually enjoy looking after family members.

Anonymous said...

To quote 3:42 "however, will still protect their territory when they sense danger" Apparently that is what the pit bulls on Tait Ave were doing. They have no way of knowing when they are loose that the 2 greyhounds were someone's beloved pets and they protected their "territory". Dogs don't recognize the right of way that is not owned by the house owner near the street. Also they were in a pack and one was puppy so they were protecting their puppy as well. That article above says it all. And when was the last time a chihuaua or yorkie attacked and killed a passing pedestrian with her pets in the Rochester area. Yes dogs do take control of situations and the bigger the dog the greater the harm to their prey. Extremely so for the breeds that are bred to grab on with their jaws and hang on until the prey is dead. It's their instinct. These types of dogs should be owned only be people that are licensed to own them and can prove they can control them. The dogs should have a license and the owners should have a license. The town should know which breed each household has inside so we can be wary and cautious. Obviously we can't be sure we are safe even if the dog charges through what was thought to be a fence.
"looking after family members" in many cases in the dogs instinct is subduing a threat which might be you passing on your bike. It might be you getting out of your car and going up to the door of a relative while the neighbor's dog sees you as threat for whatever reason. If the neighbor's dog is toy poodle, even if you are nipped at you will probably survive. If the dog is a pit bull and 2 others you could be knocked over and your throat ripped out. So there is a greater risk with certain breeds. We can't know if a dog was trained by you. Even if the dog is trained by you if a person does something that the dog is not expecting the dog could attack. The bigger the dog the greater chance for a mortal wound. Obviously there is no solution to this. We will all have to be on our guard against these attacks. And pepper spray will not stop a dog that is ready to kill. Once the jaws are locked you will have a really upset dog with runny eyes gnawing at you if you spray them.

Anonymous said...

They need to outlaw there vicious dogs. Everyday it's some attack from them. Defend them all you want, but Golden Retrievers aren't in the news daily for attacking people/pets. Wait til they kill a small child, the owner might be staring down the muzzle of another dangerous thing.

Anonymous said...

Them Pit Bull dogs seem to act an awful lot like that Greece Thuggers hockey team?

Maybe the Thuggers should get a few of them Pit Bulls for mascots.

Does sweet little Tyler have a Pitt Bull doggie he plays with?

Anonymous said...

Cane Corso's are another breed similar to pit bulls. There is one in the California Drive neighborhood who's owner lets him ride in the back of his pick up truck. Moron owners. That's the problem.

Anonymous said...

Another problem is that most of the irresponsible pit bull owners do NOT license their dogs so there is no way of knowing where they live unless their is an incident.

Anonymous said...

Look at recommendations 3 through 6 for advice in what to do if there is an attack of an "untrained" loose dog.

http://www.actionstunguns.com/dogproblems.htm

And where can we get those stun guns?

SCATS said...

To 10:11AM ~~ I think it may be illegal to own one in NY State, so beware.

Anonymous said...

How long, I ask, how long will it be until Sen Charles Shumer is on TV delivering us a solution to Pit Bulls on California Drive?

Will the dogs be outlawed?

Will all dogs be DNA pawprinted & toothprinted by LAW?

Will it just be as simple as renaming California Drive?

SCATS said...

To 12:49PM ~~ Renaming? How about something catchy ... like Pitbull Parkway? It has a certain bite to it ...

Anonymous said...

By the way, the dog that was killed was in his own yard. He never left his front yard. Deadbeat pit bull owners running rampant in the Town of Greece. I am sick and tired of hearing about how great pit bulls are. I am sure they are, but the owners need to take responsibility. Fencing doesn't work.

SCATS said...

To 2:06PM ~~ Correct.

Anonymous said...

Where's the Doggie diversity?

Sure, some of those Pits probably moved to Greece with their Reduced Lunch owners, but they should be just as welcome in your yard as the Poodle who craps on your grass.

The fact is certain sections of Greece are slipping down the slope. Remember when the politicians & School Board said to the old folks "If you can't afford to live in Greece & pay the taxes move."?

Guess who moved in when the old folks moved out? That's right folks the Reduced Lunch Welfare rent crowd and they brought their city ways with them.

Two or 3 years from now Barnard will look like Dodge City Kansas. Get your sixgun now and start practicing. For the ladies who are afraid to carry a sixgun there's always Tazer or Stun Gun. Mace & Pepper Spray are just party favors.

Greece, the Promise is YOU GOTTA BE TOUGH TO SURVIVE!