Pit bull kills dog in Blackhawk, owner at large Comments on Stories, posted by , a resident of , on Apr 27, 2011 at 9:02 am
Authorities are looking for the owner of a white pit bull that killed a papillon on Thursday night while the smaller dog was on a walk in Blackhawk. Dan Barrett, deputy director of Contra Costa County Animal Services Department, said his department contacted the owner of the property from which the pit bull came, but the homeowner did not own the dog.
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Posted by Ms. Bunny, a resident of San Ramon, on Apr 27, 2011 at 9:02 am
This is so tragic and unnecessary, yet it continues to happen and has now happened in our valley. My deepest sympathies to the owners for the loss of their beloved pet...and may they find the owner of the pitbull and destroy the pitbull AND fine the owner HEAVILY. I'm beginning to think there should be laws restricting breeding of these repeatedly, offender dogs...It's gotten WAY OUT OF HAND in California in particular.
Posted by Hi!, a resident of San Ramon, on Apr 28, 2011 at 6:37 am
50% owners fault, 50% dogs fault, 0% breeds fault. Pit Bull attacks are always over publicized. Most reported dog bites/attacks by breed each year? Cocker Spaniel. The problem with the breed is how loyal they are to their owners. Jerks raising them to be mean are never attacked by their own dogs. More info on Web Link if anyone is interested.
Posted by JAT, a resident of another community, on Apr 29, 2011 at 8:50 am
The problem is not that pit bulls bite. It's that pit bulls maim and kill. We should restrict this breed. If the owner of the smaller dog had tried to defend it, then we would have seen a serious human injury, as well. Most breeds do not behave like this. It is not training. It is genetics. They were bred to kill other dogs. Not the dogs' fault, but do we really need them as pets in our neighborhoods, given the inherent risks, and the availability of other, equally lovable but less dangerous, breeds?
Posted by Roz Rogoff, the San Ramon Observer, on Apr 30, 2011 at 12:33 pm Roz Rogoff is a member (registered user) of San Ramon Express
I agree this is very sad, and I'm an animal lover as you know, but not all Pit Bulls are dangerous. Yes they are bread to have strong jaws for biting, but it's the training that makes them kill and maim.
My neighbor across the street rescued Pit Bulls for Tri-Valley Animal Rescue, and she had about five at one time. I'll admit they made me nervous, but they were all gentle, friendly dogs. Even dogs rescued from Michael Vick are now household pets. These dogs need to be protected, not killed.