Sunday, July 1, 2012

Shaman was attacked by a pit bull again

On June 5th at 8:00 am, Carla andI and Shaman headed off to traffic court.We took the bus so Carla did not have to deal with finding a parking place.We got off the bus and there was a man with a pit bull hanging around the bus station.This dog had no collar or license tag and the man had a belt around the dog's neck as a leash. The dog lunged and growled at Shaman,but Shaman ignored the dog.After court,we returned to the bus station to wait for our bus.As we passed the dog again tried to go after Shaman.Again, the dog was ignored. As we were waiting for the bus,suddenly this dog was on top of Shaman attacking him.The dog was at his throat and I was yelling and trying to pull my dog away from the attacking dog.The man finally got the belt around the dogs neck again and left the area. the police were called but refused to come because the man had left. Carla told them I wanted to make a report of the incident. After some time the Police showed up but they really did nothing. When I finally got off the bus and headed home, another dog,no collar,no license, ran out of it's yard and tried to attack Shaman. Twice in one day! Poor Shaman was so scared that he tried to run away from the dog. His leash was attached to my wheelchair so he could not go far. Animal Control was called but they also did not do anything because the dog did not actually bite Shaman . None of these IDIOTS enforce the service dog laws. They don't get it that even though the second dog did not bite Shaman, it did affect him psycologicley and it interfered with him doing his job.The first dog did bite him but still nothing was done.I am at my wits end. This makes 7 pit bull attacks on my dog.That is not even taking into account the other dogs attacking and harassing him.No one in Tucson Arizona feels that they have to enforce the service dog laws here.Even when there are a lot of witnesses, they still don't care.   To be continued.....................

14 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry this has happened to your dog so many times. Please know that many other people have had their dogs savaged by pit bulls as well and understand in some small way what this is like. Your dog being so integral to your independence just compounds it though.

    Shame on anyone who saw your dog being attacked and didn't come to your aid.

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  2. Tuscon really has a reputation for being an absolute PITHOLE. I guess they want to scare away tourists? I hope legislators will regulate pitbulls very soon. Seven pitbull attacks is 7 too many and so very stressful for all involved. Yes shame on those who did not intervene and help you.

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  3. Is this all the progress we've made since the days of the wild west? It's unthinkable that people with service dogs have to be constantly worrying and looking out for loose pit bulls attacking them and their service dogs. What's it going to take before decisive action is taken to tackle this problem head on? In the mean time I'd suggest carrying a suitable weapon.

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    1. What about seeing eye dogs...?

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    2. What about seeing eye dogs...?

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  4. How about a group of you meet with the movers and shakers of the Americans With Disabilities Association? It's sick all this effort goes into training these dogs to do SERIOUS work, and some irresponsible owner of a dangerous dog ruins their fitness. Maybe it's time for a class action lawsuit to the Police Department of Tuscon for failing to protect the citizens of their city. I hope you at least contacted Animal Control. I'm with the rest who made great replies, to get some kind of weapon like a stun gun. Maybe a camera to take a photograph. This issue alone (not to forget the maimings, dismemberments, fatalities of both human and animals), the safety and welfare of our more fragile citizens, should be enough to ban these dogs in the city limits of urban centers, or require they not only be on a leash with a hand holding it, and muzzled.

    I thought this was the greatest country on God's Green Earth, but it's sounding more and more like the jungles of Bengaledesh every day, and we have to be on guard for wild predators. Who knew!

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  5. A predator wouldn't attack a passing dog unless it was ravenously hungry. These shit-bulls attack because that's what they were bred to do, never mind any circumstances or if they just ate, or even if their first thought was 'hey, make puppies' -- they forget that first thought in a flash, attacking instead of mating.

    It's reaching a point where I believe the only thing that will help is if we citizens start shooting approaching shit-bulls on sight. If THAT doesn't move legislators etc to do anything about this mutant problem, at least our own normal dogs will be protected.

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    1. bingo. there is something seriously wrong with a dog who's default setting is to attack the second it sees one of it's own kind. they are an abomination to their species.

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  6. P.S. I've become so adamant on this because I've seen so many shit-bull attacks on normal dogs, including two friends' blind guide dogs. So far, the only -- but really the ONLY -- thing that motivates one of these psychos that chooses a killer dog to try to intervene is if they see that their killer mutant is about to be badly hurt.

    I can't believe (and it makes me very sad) that our politicians are listening to these psychos instead of to us.

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  7. I'm in Tucson, and as far as I'm concerned, the Pima Animal Care Center should be renamed the Pima Animal Couldn't Care Less Center.

    What really galls me is that my tax dollars are funding their incompetence. Want to know something else? They're in cahoots with the pit pushers. Take a look at this list on their website:

    http://www.pimaanimalcare.org/services/rescuegrps.asp

    Guess which "rescue" group is at the very top -- it's Adopt-A-Bull! They bill themselves as a "Breed Specific Dog Rescue: (Pit bulls, bulldogs, and other bully breeds)."

    Thanks, Pima Animal Couldn't Care Less Center, for looking out for the public health and safety. I hope you get your butt sued the way Pierce County, Washington did.

    Did you know that Pierce County got rung up for almost a million dollars for failing to protect a citizen? And that she was attacked by a pit bull while sleeping in her bedroom?

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  8. I'm so very sorry this happened to you and Shaman. This is disgraceful, it's happening way too often and needs to stop! Please join us at walkforvictimsofpitbulls.blogspot.com.

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  9. In my opinion, I think you should call channel 9 on your side about these attacks and start raising some serious hell! This an absolute outrage!!!

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  10. It's really sad I feel sorry for your dog. Some people don't know that pitbulls are not pet dogs. They are pig-hunters and should be returned to their cage after hunting.

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