it comes to Pit Bulls, the monster is often
the two legged animal
at the other end of the leash!
often than not, those poor dogs are the VICTIMS of irresponsible
and abusive ownership. Pit Bull dogs are bred, raised, and trained
to be the way they are. Inside the dogs there is a good heart
that only wants to please and love. Dogs do not understand the
human definition of right and wrong. Blaming the animals for
the current situation regarding dog attacks will NEVER resolve
time people stop closing their eyes to the source of the problem
and start to face reality. The pain you see in the eyes of
the dogs in this section IS the sad reality of too many Pit
Bulls.Those dogs need our help, not our hate.
was found left to die on the side of the highway. She will carry
to scars of her past all her life.
was rescued from the hostile streets of Chicago.
was rescued from an owner who had kicked his eye out. Unfortunately
he died of Parvo a few weeks after.
with mange and undernourished, this poor little guy will soon
smile again. Scootie was given a chance by a nice Lady who adopted
Pit Bull... Callan was pulled down the street with a garden
hose wrapped around its neck. Man charged with cruelty!
Guilty in Dog's Death
Post, Thursday, April 8, 1999
Reston man who beat his Pit Bull to death in February pleaded
guilty yesterday to one count of animal cruelty and was sentenced
to two days in jail. Fairfax County District Court Judge Richard
T. Horan imposed a 60-day sentence on Frank A. Bigham, of the
12000 block of Greywing Square, but suspended 58 days. Bigham
struck the dog, Jawbone, after the dog snapped at him while Bigham
was disciplining the dog for urinating on the floor.
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poor little guy was found as a stray with a severe wound on the
head. No one ever claimed him, and no home was found before his
deadline. He was euthanized on 05/29/99.
is Monte, the day he was rescued after being left for dead in
the parking lot of a Burger King
Why It Must Be a Felony
is one of the cruelest activities that man can inflict upon animals.
This tortuous "blood sport" results in anguish and acute
suffering and pain for those animals that are forced to fight.
In addition, dogfighting is a dehumanizing and degrading activity
-- a serious offense to the sensibilities of a civilized society
-- and certainly an offense warranting a felony penalty. 44 states
have enacted felony dogfight laws, all of them since 1975. Transportation
of dogs across state lines for fighting purposes is also a violation
of the federal Animal Welfare Act administered by the U.S. Department
charges for puppy killing
Rymer, 20, was charged with two counts of animal cruelty and
his roommate, David Alan Cox, was charged with one count of
animal cruelty and threatening a public official, after Rymer
allegedly killed his puppy, named Ringo, by repeatedly swinging
the dog over his head and slamming him to the ground head-first.
and Cox are also accused of holding Ringo down, kicking and
punching him, and tying him by the neck to a cinderblock and
throwing it, according to arrest affidavits. Rymer reportedly
yelled, "He deserved that!" after allegedly killing
the 8-week-old German shepherd-Pit Bull mix. Rymer's neighbor
reported the abuse to police.
is still trying to smile despite his sad condition...
bust. The dog, with drainage tubes now on his reattached
ears, was injured in a dogfight over the weekend.
in this condition. This little one was rescued.
known as "The Healer",
Pete is a true survivor of the ring. A sad story with a happy
one was not so lucky.... He was found dead while AC was assisting
the police in a drug raid.
Maryland Teenagers Arrested
for Setting Dog on Fire
February 4, 2001, three teenagers in Salisbury, MD were arrested
for setting a 6-month-old Pit Bull on fire after stealing it
and forcing it to fight another dog. Firefighters found the
dog at about 7 p.m. Sunday night after responding to the scene
of a grass fire. According to the Wicomico County Sheriff's
office, the dog died shortly after being brought to the veterinarian.
The three teenagers are being charged with felony arson and
misdemeanor animal cruelty.
horrific attack comes just six months after a Pit Bull mix was
doused with lighter fluid in Baltimore County. The dog, KB, who
suffered burns to 50 percent of its body and was given a 50-50
chance of survival by doctors, eventually recovered and was sent
home with his rescuer several months after the incident.
animal cruelty is only a misdemeanor in Maryland although The
Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) is working with advocates
throughout Maryland to elevate the law to a felony this year.
Thirty-one states and the District of Columbia have already enacted
felony-level provisions for intentional and deliberate cases of