Jul 13, 2010

Craigslist Pit Bull attack

A big surprise for some people in Oregon. A family picked up a free dog, a pit bull mix, off Craigslist. Now, that dog is in quarantine at animal control, and the family is promising legal action against the dog's previous owner. Bob Heye explains why.


  1. I can't tell you the amount of free or cheap pit bulls that are advertised on Craig's list in NJ. It's sickening. Quite frankly, these people were idiots whose cat paid for their stupidity, and it could have been much worse. Animal aggression in pit bulls will not be rectified through gradually getting used to other pets, that shelter worker is just as dumb. But I am glad they are suing, it would be interesting if they learned the dog was a problem in its previous home.

  2. Same here anon. Pit Bulls are a dime a dozen. And free ones are out there all day everyday.

  3. Dogs identified as pit bulls now include more than 20 pure breeds and an ever-increasing group of mixed-breed dogs. Because of this, short-haired muscular mutts, brindle dogs, and any dog someone thinks is a pit bull is at risk in America today.
    “Profiling” dogs in this way implies a simple solution that does not address the real problem. The problem doesn’t lie with a particular breed, but with uninformed or careless owners. Pit bulls suffer from being popular dogs in communities where there is little access to resources that could help increase responsible pet care, particularly spay/neuter services and pet training. They end up in shelters for the same reasons that afflict most shelter animals. Most of them, if not for the stigma, would be considered good candidates for adoption. Sadly, their “brand” has made them an unpopular dog among many people who are likely to adopt a shelter animal and even among some uneducated shelter workers.
    Best Friends is working throughout the country to help these dogs, who are battling everything from a media-driven bad reputation to legislation designed to bring about their extinction. Best Friends hopes to end discrimination against all dogs. Dogs are individuals and should be treated as such.
    Here are a few facts:
    • A number of different breeds of dogs are commonly confused with the pit bull, making breed-discriminatory legislation (BDL) extremely hard to enforce.
    • Pit bulls are gentle, loving and loyal. And, like any dog raised responsibly, they make great family pets.
    • No breed of dog is inherently aggressive or vicious.
    • Resident dogs kept for guarding, breeding or fighting are victims.
    • All dogs deserve humane care, socialization and training.


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