Results 1 to 14 of 14

Thread: Yet another dog attack

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    Monroe, Louisiana
    Posts
    2

    Yet another dog attack

    I've been OCing in Louisiana for months now, and today was, well, rather sad.

    I stopped over at my parents house last night on the way back from drill for the ANG, halfway back to Monroe. I woke up this morning, and after getting ready to head out to get some breakfast, I heard my mom yelling out in the front yard. At first, I though that her two dogs had gotten into it and she was breaking them up, until I heard her yelling help. I sprinted out the door and off the front porch, .40 in holster and saw a pit bull slinging my mom's dog around and my mom hitting the other dog in the head. I yelled at them to try to scare it off (derp) and it dropped my mom's dog (which limped away) and started snapping at my mom. I screamed for her to get clear, put the animal in my sights, and let one loose. The dog yelped, and ran away.

    Her dog has some minor injuries to its hind leg, and thankfully my mom is ok.

    We notified the owners of the dog, and they didn't even care, they said they didn't even want the dog. My dad and I found it dead under an abandoned trailer, dug it a grave and buried it with the owners consent.

    Now I've grown up around pit bulls, and they are generally good animals, I've played with them time and again, and this is literally the only negative experience I've ever had with one.

    Please, keep your dogs fenced in or in the house, I feel terrible about having to kill this dog, but choosing between shooting it and letting it hurt my mom was an easy choice.
    Last edited by Aurex; 12-17-2012 at 06:00 PM.

  2. #2
    Regular Member compmanio365's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Pierce County, Washington, USA
    Posts
    2,013
    Glad you and your mom are OK. I can tell you right off the bat the problem wasn't the breed. It was the owners who obviously didn't care about the animal.....sounds like you know that though. Pisses me off when people get an animal, especially a social creature like a dog and then neglect it. The outcome is usually a situation like this where the dog either gets killed by someone defending themselves or it gets put down, and it was just following it's instincts.

  3. #3
    Regular Member MainelyGlock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    Portland, ME
    Posts
    616
    That's sad as hell, sorry you had to endure something like that. But, you did what you had to do, to kudos.
    Once more into the fray.
    Into the last good fight I'll ever know.
    Live and die on this day.
    Live and die on this day.



    "I knew one thing: as soon as anyone said you didn't need a gun, you'd better take one along that worked."
    Raymond Chandler

  4. #4
    Campaign Veteran MAC702's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    6,520
    There are no bad dogs. Only bad owners.

    You should be checking with animal control and the police about possible charges against the owners who have admitted ownership and lack of interest in its responsibility.

    Dogs and other animals are the most important reason to shoot something with "stopping power." Good job.
    "It's not important how many people I've killed. What's important is how I get along with the people who are still alive" - Jimmy the Tulip

  5. #5
    Regular Member Resto Guy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    right here
    Posts
    186
    Several years ago my 82 year old father had to endure a neighbor's aggressive Rott. The first time it had him pinned in his detached garage for most of a day. No food or bathroom, and no phone access. All in secluded countryside and no one within ear-shot.
    When the neighbors came home from work later and put the returning dog in the pen, he went over and told them what happened, and to keep the dog enclosed. They responded "he won't hurt you" and never apologized. Dad replied "You're damned right he won't!"
    A couple of weeks later the dog rounded the corner of my Dad's house and charged him in the middle of the yard. Dad (who still has his Army medals for marksmanship), stood his ground and planted a .357 round between the dog's eyes. He then loaded the Rott in a wheelbarrow and deposited it in front of the neighbor's door. After that, he called the sheriff's office.
    When the owners came home soon after they were greeted with a dead dog and a ticket for an untagged dog on the loose.
    They moved the following month.

  6. #6
    Regular Member WalkingWolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    12,278
    Sorry for you and your mom, hope her dog fully recovers. Anytime I have put down a animal it has tugged at me.
    It is well that war is so terrible otherwise we would grow too fond of it.
    Robert E. Lee
    The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth.
    Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson
    What separates the winners from the losers is how a person reacts to each new twist of fate.
    President Donald Trump

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Ponca City, OK
    Posts
    107
    Our "neighbors" two doors down take in rescue dogs...all of them they can get. Their most recent "foster dog" is a huge white pit that had no trouble escaping their little picket fence. I was getting out of my buddy's truck the other day, I turned around and saw the dog coming towards me at a full run. When he stopped, about 6 feet away from me, I had my cz82 on him and the trigger ready to break. He snuffed and turned around then headed back to his yard. One more step and he would have been done. Next time I won't let him get that close.

  8. #8
    Campaign Veteran MAC702's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    6,520
    Quote Originally Posted by websterz View Post
    Our "neighbors" two doors down take in rescue dogs...all of them they can get...
    Most places, including many rural counties, have ordinances against having a certain number of dogs unless licensed as a breeder. And it is just for the reason you had to deal with. Too many dogs make it harder for the people to control all their animals safely and cleanly.
    "It's not important how many people I've killed. What's important is how I get along with the people who are still alive" - Jimmy the Tulip

  9. #9
    Founder's Club Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Fairfax Co., VA
    Posts
    18,766
    Quote Originally Posted by websterz View Post
    Our "neighbors" two doors down take in rescue dogs...all of them they can get. Their most recent "foster dog" is a huge white pit that had no trouble escaping their little picket fence. I was getting out of my buddy's truck the other day, I turned around and saw the dog coming towards me at a full run. When he stopped, about 6 feet away from me, I had my cz82 on him and the trigger ready to break. He snuffed and turned around then headed back to his yard. One more step and he would have been done. Next time I won't let him get that close.
    Very succinct. Thank you.

    But, you didn't tell us what the dog was doing that made for a threat?

    Was there vicious barking? Happy barking? Hackles raised? Tail wagging? Lip and snout curled in a snarl?

    I'm not saying no threat indicators were present; just that you haven't told us what they were.
    Last edited by Citizen; 01-01-2013 at 07:52 PM.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

  10. #10
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Location
    Ponca City, OK
    Posts
    107
    Quote Originally Posted by Citizen View Post
    Very succinct. Thank you.

    But, you didn't tell us what the dog was doing that made for a threat?

    Was there vicious barking? Happy barking? Hackles raised? Tail wagging? Lip and snout curled in a snarl?

    I'm not saying no threat indicators were present; just that you haven't told us what they were.
    When he does stay inside their fence he is a constant growling, snarling, barking nuisance. The fact that he was outside the fence, and ran at me silently with a seemingly singular focus was what I felt made him a threat. Running the fence and barking is territorial defense behavior. Silently moving at a dead run towards someone or something is predatory behavior. On two previous occasions two of their boxers have rushed my little 4 pound mini rat terrier while he was out on a leash doing his business. Several neighborhood complaints are the only reason these people put up a fence. They used to let their pack out several times a day to run wild. The cops told me to shoot the dogs if they were on my property and were a threat. I take no joy in the thought of shooting an animal that is not going on the table but I will if I have to.

  11. #11
    Founder's Club Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Fairfax Co., VA
    Posts
    18,766
    Quote Originally Posted by websterz View Post
    When he does stay inside their fence he is a constant growling, snarling, barking nuisance. The fact that he was outside the fence, and ran at me silently with a seemingly singular focus was what I felt made him a threat. Running the fence and barking is territorial defense behavior. Silently moving at a dead run towards someone or something is predatory behavior. On two previous occasions two of their boxers have rushed my little 4 pound mini rat terrier while he was out on a leash doing his business. Several neighborhood complaints are the only reason these people put up a fence. They used to let their pack out several times a day to run wild. The cops told me to shoot the dogs if they were on my property and were a threat. I take no joy in the thought of shooting an animal that is not going on the table but I will if I have to.
    Thanks. Makes sense. Basically, you already know these dogs' behavior. And, the behavior of the white pit.
    Last edited by Citizen; 01-02-2013 at 01:01 AM.
    I'll make you an offer: I will argue and fight for all of your rights, if you will do the same for me. That is the only way freedom can work. We have to respect all rights, all the time--and strive to win the rights of the other guy as much as for ourselves.

    If I am equal to another, how can I legitimately govern him without his express individual consent?

    There is no human being on earth I hate so much I would actually vote to inflict government upon him.

  12. #12
    Regular Member Vader33's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Location
    Littleton, CO
    Posts
    65
    In the words of the great Bob Barker, "Have your pets spayed or neutered!"


    Glad your mom and her dog are ok.

  13. #13
    Regular Member Jamesm760's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Salisbury, NC
    Posts
    430
    i would say about 90% of pit-bull owners are $hit... I feel bad for the dog since it probably never experience love, and im glad your dog and mom are ok.

  14. #14
    Regular Member HP995's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Location
    MO, USA
    Posts
    289
    There are no bad dogs.
    Well, I've seen some good imitations of pure evil! Funny what a range of dispositions dogs can have.

    it dropped my mom's dog (which limped away) and started snapping at my mom
    Scary. Glad you stopped the attack and everyone was okay!

    I take no joy in the thought of shooting an animal that is not going on the table
    ... "We're having a Chinese delicacy today." J/K

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •