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Winston Smith April 16, 2014 at 12:54 pm
I'll put money on this dog not being a pit bull at all, some kind of mutt. People tell me they haveRead More a pitbulls all the time and it turns out to be some kind of 100lb mutt. Pit bulls are not big dogs 28 to 55 lbs. And only from my cold dead hands would anyone take my APBT away from me. Plus we all know ghetto trash has destroyed this breed. They want a killer dog,and thats why we have a problem here. I had one low life POS in asbury tell me he feeds his gun powder to keep him in pain and mean. People are garbage not animals.
jim April 16, 2014 at 01:00 pm
@lucia heres links to best large dogs for families, pit bull not listed on anyRead More http://www.cesarsway.com/dog-behavior/basics/The-Ten-Best-Family-Dog-Breeds http://www.dogbreedslist.info/family-dog-breeds/#.U061zvldXQg http://www.sheknows.com/pets-and-animals/articles/808121/top-10-large-breed-dogs http://www.familycircle.com/family-fun/pets/best-big-dogs-for-kids/ heres links that refer to pit bulls as the worse family dogs and most aggressive: http://list25.com/25-most-dangerous-dog-breeds/2/ http://www.dog-breeds-expert.com/Dangerous-Dog-Breeds.html its not that people just dont like pit bulls, it is a fact that they are an aggressive and dangerous breed
The Truth April 16, 2014 at 01:01 pm
Where's Michael Vick when you need him...
sandy April 16, 2014 at 07:02 am
Thanks for the weather report. It seems to be more detailed, and more accurate, than the ones I getRead More on line.
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joseph esposito April 16, 2014 at 12:06 am
I know a doctor who was FALSELY accused of sexual assault by Elizabeth Warren! It's too bad, he wasRead More the best Veterinarian in town.
Anna Bucciarelli April 16, 2014 at 07:40 am
Oh, Joseph ... Priceless!
Janis Mooradian April 16, 2014 at 11:58 am
According to the American Temperament Society, which tests individual dogs of all breeds as far asRead More stability, Pit Bull Terriers consistently rank within the top 5 breeds as the most stable. When I was growing up, we always had Pits, no one ever got hurt. I have been bitten by a poodle. As for horses in NYC. The horses get hurt & they are, for the most part treated badly. Please get facts before writing.
John Child April 15, 2014 at 09:05 am
It's simply evidence (unfortunately) that inflation on the march & is never a good thing for theRead More middle class. A 7% increase in Home Prices means homes today are simply more un-affordable than last year. Couple this with the fact that Mortgage application rates are at 19-year LOWS while mortgage interest rates have never been lower all while food prices are UP 19% since January & meat's out of sight ... how's this something to celebrate?
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Linda C April 16, 2014 at 11:47 am
Unfortunately here in Connecticut we do not have any leash laws. Ct Statue reads that the animalRead More must be under the owners control at all times - (which of course the one that recently attacked the elderly woman was not). Very difficult here in Ct to get an irresponsible dog owner to behave responsibly. As well as no leash law, we don't have any barking dog laws either. It fall under being a nuisance, and that is to be interpreted by the local authorities. My area right now would kill to get the average pit bull back; we are currently dealing with the new and improved Cane Corso breed aka Presa Canario- might recall they were the breed that mauled the woman in San Franciso to death in her apt building hallway. An attorney who lived in the building was watching them for the owner who was in jail at the time. I retract my prior statement that it was 85% owner - 15% animal - I do believe the owners are 100% responsible for being a Properly Educated Owner of any breed. It is however a medical (Veterinarian Fact), that the constant inbreeding that goes on with the owners who only see these dogs as dollar signs due cause traits that can't be trained out of them.
Jack Baillargeron April 16, 2014 at 11:53 am
Linda C. Most leash laws are done through a local ordinance not State law. You should check yourRead More local town or City Ordinances and if they do not have one, demand it at a Council meeting. It is one of the most responsible, ordinances to have and allows people to go after the owners if damage occurs due to their animals. I would venture to guess there is a leash law at the local level where you are unless you are in the country.
Linda C April 16, 2014 at 01:01 pm
Unfortunately Jack I have tried to get the ordinance changed locally, but to no avail. Most alreadyRead More believe it is a law and others I gather can't be bothered. Not country either, a small town which should know better. The other aspect I would love to see changed is for compensation reasons; the courts view pets as property. Therefore you will only be compensated for the cost of a new dog - same breed. Nothing for emotional damage. Anyone who values their pet as a family member as I, knows the emotional toll it takes on both adults as well as children. When losing a pet at the hands of an irresponsible pet owner and getting a mere $1,200. to replace the so called property is outrageous, and needless to say not at all a large enough deterrent to punish the guilty party!
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Maya April 14, 2014 at 08:31 pm
Boss Hog I see you changed your subtitle from "telling the whole story" to "helpingRead More people make decisions". Was that because I pointed out the FACT that you were NOT sharing the "whole story"? Let me point out something else, your NOT helping anyone with you simpleton approach to a Blog. I get it, you don't like certain dogs. It's your choice and your opinion. Your NON blog is just a collection of stories written by someone else and pictures that have nothing to do with the stories you recycle. It it exactly this biased reporting of a collection of horror stories about people being attacked that creates a fear of these dogs. Not all bully breed dogs are evil and bad. I feel bad for the people injured. It's terrible. But you neglect to tell the OTHERSIDE of the bully breeds. I personally know many pitbull type dogs that do good things but unfortunately we live in a drama addicted society so happy stories don't sell. you are in no way helping anyone. Try actually writing more than five bullet points about a terrible story. It would be nice to see some real discussion. It's unfortunate that many people hate these dogs based solely on the news instead of based on personal experience. I used to be that person until I actually met several pitbull dogs.
Jeremy McHugh April 14, 2014 at 08:46 pm
Hi Maya- I hopped back on this thread for one purpose- you and others on this thread have madeRead More sincere, intelligent comments. But you are ignoring the cardinal rule of the internet: Don't Feed the Trolls. Boss Hogg is a troll. His biased presentation of one sided material, "culled" (pun intended) from a broad, unrelated array of news sources, is classic trolling. Remember: Trolling is not just for the comments! The whole purpose of a blog can be to troll for outrage, and pageviews, as seems to be the case here.
Gary Renfrod April 15, 2014 at 06:33 am
You people all should get a life. By definition none of you who speak out against pit bulls haveRead More any first hand experience with pit bulls let alone owned, or taken care of one. My pit mix is the best, sweetest dog ever. And he was the eighth of seven prior fosters - some good, others great. I know there are bad dogs out there, and pits like any larger dog are powerful. So when they're bad, they're dangerous - but there's nothing unique to the breed that makes them so. By the way, my cocker spaniel/beagle mix is crazy and dangerous.
Carl Petersen III April 14, 2014 at 12:19 pm
New York Patriot April 14, 2014 at 10:08 AM "First, we have to stay focused on the fact thatRead More the author of the article is a Liberal propagandist. He espouses a point of view distorted through the lens of a Liberalism he believes in deeply... However, if the discussion is an examination of why there is an over-population of African-Americans in our prisons, then the discussion of family values must be central to the solution." ___________________________________________________ I love it when people do not even bother to read the blog before commenting.
New York Patriot April 15, 2014 at 12:54 pm
Truth - Use plastic wrap. First, this will piss off the lefty environmentalists to no end. Second,Read More The recipients are very visual and like to see what they are getting for free from your hard-earned dollars.
Joe R April 15, 2014 at 04:08 pm
Wow, what happened. My comment was deleted, I think I was hacked.
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Mike April 13, 2014 at 05:27 pm
The law is clear...in Chapter 140 sect 155 however, the process is long and even if you win...TheRead More person still may not pay however since it involved personal injury, Im sure a lot of lawyers would be interested.
tribble April 13, 2014 at 05:40 pm
Yes, lawyers will give you a free consult and much to think about. I'd call for an appointment.
CtLynn5 April 14, 2014 at 02:41 pm
Why is it when a person commits an act of violence people blame the weapon, the environment, theRead More ciminal's educational level, their upbringing, etc. but when a pit bull is violent it is the dog's fault?
Bob Hoozenblat April 12, 2014 at 01:40 pm
I sold my home FSBO last year. I've sold using realtors twice before, and it was a waste of money.Read More The hardest part of selling FSBO was dealing with dishonest realtors who claimed they couldn't show my house to their clients unless I raised my commission. One was so overt that I had to report her to the licensing commission, but few were honest. The buyers used a Redfin agent, who was paid salary and a bonus based on customer satisfaction. She was extremely honest and her only incentive was to help her clients, not rake in a fat commission. With Zillow, Trulia, Redfin, and the internet in general, real estate agents need to wake up to the fact that their business model is dying fast. You can smell the desperation when they spend half their time posting articles/advertisements like this one!
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paul April 11, 2014 at 05:04 pm
I lived on base while in the U.S.N. for many years and dog attacks in general were very rare. TheRead More reason? Because you could get in big trouble if your dog bit someone, like loss of rank, fined, extra duty, or kicked out of the military. The military has banned Pit Bulls on bases because they have a bad track record in the civilian world and an insurance risk.
tribble April 11, 2014 at 05:12 pm
Paul, do you follow military news? Have you seen the new navy missiles and the new stealth warship?
anon April 11, 2014 at 05:28 pm
#Paul, you bring up a great point there - that there are hefty repercussions for any dog attacks andRead More it forces people to be responsible owners and actually handle their dogs properly. The same cannot be said with the general public. Sometimes the owners may get a fine, but some don't even bother registering, fixing, or getting rabies shots. The fines for that are very minimal. I think your answer poses a big question - shouldn't we have more in place that reprimands the owners? In some states, an owner that abuses or neglects a dog can still own a dog if they choose.
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