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kepp
05-02-2007, 11:43 AM
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- A plucky Jack Russell terrier named George saved five children from two marauding pit bulls, but was so severely mauled in the fight that it had to be put down, its owner said Wednesday.

George was playing with the group of children as they returned home from buying sweets at a neighborhood shop in the small North Island town of Manaia last Sunday when the two pit bulls appeared and lunged toward them, Allan Gay said.

"George was brave -- he took them on and he's not even a foot high," Gay told The Associated Press. "He jumped in on them, he tried to keep them off.

"If it wasn't for George, those kids would have copped it."

One of the children, Richard Rosewarne, 11, was quoted in the Taranaki Daily News on Wednesday as saying George fought with the pit bulls to keep them off his 4-year-old brother, Darryl.

"George tried to protect us by barking and rushing at them, but they started to bite him -- one on the head and the other on the back," Rosewarne said. "We ran off crying and some people saw what was happening and rescued George."

But George was so badly mauled that a veterinarian had to put him down, Gay said.

South Taranaki District Council official Graham Young said the two pit bulls had been impounded, and likely would be put down because of the attack.

In New Zealand, owners of dogs judged to be too aggressive can be required to have them neutered and dogs involved in attacks are destroyed.

LINK (http://www.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/asiapcf/05/02/hero.dog.ap/index.html)

Demonpenz
05-02-2007, 12:25 PM
I smell a logical poll after this post

CosmicPal
05-02-2007, 12:27 PM
New Zealand must be backwards. I didn't think kids went to the store anymore to buy "sweets"

Dr. Facebook Fever
05-02-2007, 12:32 PM
Good dog.

ChiefaRoo
05-02-2007, 12:35 PM
Sweets is code for drugs. These kids were obviously mules and the pit bulls were a rival gang trying to grab their smack which had quite a street value. The Terrier must of been their protection and he went down like Tupac.

El Jefe
05-02-2007, 12:37 PM
Man I hate to hear the dog died because I am a real dog lover and I love my little dog, she is a miniature schnauzer. It just proves the loyalty of dogs to their owners, poor dog but he went down protecting the ones he loved. Good story sad ending.

Halfcan
05-02-2007, 01:28 PM
I hate Pit Bulls!

CoMoChief
05-02-2007, 01:36 PM
Those pit bulls need to be taken over to Michael Vick's relative's home.

kepp
05-02-2007, 01:38 PM
Those pit bulls need to be taken over to Michael Vick's relative's home.
"Marcus!!!"

Phobia
05-02-2007, 01:44 PM
They probably weren't real pit bulls. Pit bulls aren't mean. They were probably some other kind of dog that just looks like a pitt bull.

Eric
05-02-2007, 01:46 PM
No difference between pitbulls and wolves

convict1983
05-02-2007, 02:14 PM
UGH

I am really starting to hate people that own pit bulls.

That little dog is a hero though. ANd he is in doggie heaven now. Yeah, I am cheesy. :)

pr_capone
05-02-2007, 02:16 PM
No difference between pitbulls and wolves

Yeah.... no.

The only things that wolves and pitbulls have in common is that they both have fur, teeth, and belong to the Canis genus.

Aside from that, they are NOTHING alike.

elvomito
05-02-2007, 02:19 PM
They probably weren't real pit bulls. Pit bulls aren't mean. They were probably some other kind of dog that just looks like a pitt bull.any responsible pit bull owner will give their dogs exercise. like throwing goats in the back yard once a week. just watch dog whisperer

ChiefsFanatic
05-02-2007, 02:20 PM
They probably weren't real pit bulls. Pit bulls aren't mean. They were probably some other kind of dog that just looks like a pitt bull.

Uh-oh, no you di-nt.

pr_capone
05-02-2007, 02:20 PM
UGH

I am really starting to hate people that own pit bulls.

That little dog is a hero though. ANd he is in doggie heaven now. Yeah, I am cheesy. :)

Even the ones who are responsible handlers? Those who train and keep proper control over the animal?

Give me a break. A generalization like that is idiocy at best.

Pitbulls are great dogs and are great family pets. As long as the dog is properly trained and kept in an enclosure (yard with a tall fence), there is nothing wrong with them.

The problem stems from people who abuse, neglect, and train the dogs to be ferocious. ANY dog that has been treated badly and left to wander the streets on its own could have, and have, done the exact same thing.

elvomito
05-02-2007, 02:35 PM
i've only been attacked by chows, chihuahuas, and poodles. crucify them!

Eric
05-02-2007, 02:36 PM
Yeah.... no.

The only things that wolves and pitbulls have in common is that they both have fur, teeth, and belong to the Canis genus.

Aside from that, they are NOTHING alike.


:shake:

pr_capone
05-02-2007, 02:39 PM
:shake:

I see you disagree!

Inform us then how the Wolf and the Pit are the same thing?

Also... would that be the Grey Wolf, Arctic Wolf, Red Wolf, or the several other varieties of wolves that are out there?

I can see what you might be getting at tho. They are both animals that are commonly found in the wild so therefore they have similar characteristics. Wait.... they don't.

Eric
05-02-2007, 03:00 PM
Well Duh! I never said they were the exact species.

I was speaking figuratively but i guess you can't sense that.

Wild genetic Temperament?

pr_capone
05-02-2007, 03:17 PM
Well Duh! I never said they were the exact species.

I was speaking figuratively but i guess you can't sense that.

LMFAO

Even figuratively.... they are nothing alike.

Wild genetic Temperament?

Most dogs have a "wild genetic temperament". They have it because they were not always domestic creatures.

Put any dog in a situation it has been abandoned in an urban environment, is hungry, and sees a small defenseless child.... the same thing will happen damn near every time.

To say that happened ONLY because the dog was a pit is just silly. It happened because a person was not responsible and kept the animal properly controlled.

Eric
05-02-2007, 03:20 PM
Your stupid.

Demonpenz
05-02-2007, 03:24 PM
Your stupid.

i agree with you pit bulls have that pack mentality just like pits. There is a reason why they are banned all over. They are like having a loaded gun

Redrum_69
05-02-2007, 03:29 PM
i agree with you pit bulls have that pack mentality just like pits. There is a reason why they are banned all over. They are like having a loaded gun


So pitbulls have a pack mentality like pits?

Demonpenz
05-02-2007, 03:32 PM
So pitbulls have a pack mentality like pits?

yeah they do. I was going down to play basketball with my cousin in 7th grade now to a place called the munchenburger center when the huge pit bulls started attacking up. Whe kicked and fought to get him free but it was no use he had bites and brusing up and down the arm. My dad and uncle went over to the fella who owned them and he said to me "Grab your rake!" So we went over there armed with rakes and gave him the business. That was 15 years ago this may and I think pit bulls are mean.

pr_capone
05-02-2007, 03:33 PM
Your stupid.
http://slantmouth.com/articles/fugeddabaddit/images/cryingMan.jpg

Redrum_69
05-02-2007, 03:33 PM
No difference between pitbulls and wolves


One is domesticated...the other is wild

One is turned into a killing machine BY ITS OWNER...the other kills only when the pack needs to eat

Regardless, both species are smarter than you.


Pitbulls only get mean because of their owners abuse them and think the species are around for one thing only.

Redrum_69
05-02-2007, 03:35 PM
yeah they do. I was going down to play basketball with my cousin in 7th grade now to a place called the munchenburger center when the huge pit bulls started attacking up. Whe kicked and fought to get him free but it was no use he had bites and brusing up and down the arm. My dad and uncle went over to the fella who owned them and he said to me "Grab your rake!" So we went over there armed with rakes and gave him the business. That was 15 years ago this may and I think pit bulls are mean.



that doesnt explain why pitbulls have a pack mentality like pits

do you mean that pitbulls have a pack mentality like wolves?

pr_capone
05-02-2007, 03:37 PM
One is domesticated...the other is wild

One is turned into a killing machine BY ITS OWNER...the other kills only when the pack needs to eat

Regardless, both species are smarter than you.


Pitbulls only get mean because of their owners abuse them and think the species are around for one thing only.
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Demonpenz
05-02-2007, 03:38 PM
that doesnt explain why pitbulls have a pack mentality like pits

do you mean that pitbulls have a pack mentality like wolves?


I am glad you agree they have the same mentality

Fish
05-02-2007, 03:40 PM
Let's just outlaw all dogs.... and offer sheep as the new harmless PC pet....

http://production.k9magazine.com/images/sheepscam.jpg

KC Kings
05-02-2007, 03:41 PM
One is domesticated...the other is wild

One is turned into a killing machine BY ITS OWNER...the other kills only when the pack needs to eat

Regardless, both species are smarter than you.


Pitbulls only get mean because of their owners abuse them and think the species are around for one thing only.

That's right, leave pit bulls alone! Pit bulls are no more agressive as a breed than collies, black labs, or blood hounds.

The same holds true for lions. My uncle had a lion that he raised as a cub and was so gentle it would eat right out of your hand. I also saw a black bear once at a circus that could ride a unicycle. How many agressive animals ride unicycles? I think everybody should own pit bulls and lions and bears, and let them walk around unleashed. These animals are only mean if their raised that way, and if you think other wise you have been blinded by the liberal media forcing their agendas on you.

Demonpenz
05-02-2007, 03:42 PM
Let's just outlaw all dogs.... and offer sheep as the new harmless PC pet....

http://production.k9magazine.com/images/sheepscam.jpg


don't try to pull the wool over our eyes

Eric
05-02-2007, 03:42 PM
One is domesticated...the other is wild

One is turned into a killing machine BY ITS OWNER...the other kills only when the pack needs to eat

Regardless, both species are smarter than you.


Pitbulls only get mean because of their owners abuse them and think the species are around for one thing only.

Dumbest post ever. Are people allowed to own Lions & Tigers?

I wish could would let some pitbulls tear you apart.

If you survived because the pitts enjoyed eating the fat in your gut instead your throat and you were dying slow then I would just put your worthless fatass down.

blueballs
05-02-2007, 03:45 PM
that sheep has one sweet goiter

pr_capone
05-02-2007, 03:57 PM
Dumbest post ever. Are people allowed to own Lions & Tigers?
http://www.lasvegas-nv.com/showpics/siegfriedandroy.jpg

Fish
05-02-2007, 04:01 PM
Dumbest post ever. Are people allowed to own Lions & Tigers?

I wish could would let some pitbulls tear you apart.

If you survived because the pitts enjoyed eating the fat in your gut instead your throat and you were dying slow then I would just put your worthless fatass down.

How interesting you lead off this gem with "Dumbest post ever".

Ecto-I
05-02-2007, 04:08 PM
I found this little tidbit on dog bites from http://www.dogbitelaw.com/PAGES/statistics.html.

The dogs that are most responsible
Merritt Clifton, editor of Animal People, has conducted an unusually detailed study of dog bites from 1982 to the present. (Clifton, Dog attack deaths and maimings, U.S. & Canada, September 1982 to November 13, 2006; click here to read it.) The Clifton study show the number of serious canine-inflicted injuries by breed. The author's observations about the breeds and generally how to deal with the dangerous dog problem are enlightening.

According to the Clifton study, pit bulls, Rottweilers, Presa Canarios and their mixes are responsible for 74% of attacks that were included in the study, 68% of the attacks upon children, 82% of the attacks upon adults, 65% of the deaths, and 68% of the maimings. In more than two-thirds of the cases included in the study, the life-threatening or fatal attack was apparently the first known dangerous behavior by the animal in question. Clifton states:

If almost any other dog has a bad moment, someone may get bitten, but will not be maimed for life or killed, and the actuarial risk is accordingly reasonable. If a pit bull terrier or a Rottweiler has a bad moment, often someone is maimed or killed--and that has now created off-the-chart actuarial risk, for which the dogs as well as their victims are paying the price.


I think this statistic confirms many people's suspicion that certain breeds of dogs like Pit Bulls, are genetically predisposed to agressive behavior regardless of the owner.

ChiefaRoo
05-02-2007, 04:58 PM
A Lion is a Lion a Bear is a Bear and Pit Bull is a Pit Bull. Why are people constantly surprised when animals do what they are designed to do? Idiocy.

Swanman
05-02-2007, 05:09 PM
The only dogs I've been around that are inherently mean are Sharpei's. I believe they are Chinese fighting dogs. Any pit I've ever been around is a fairly docile, nice dog. However, since the thug assclowns feel they need to train them to fight, certain pits are pre-disposed to violence because that's all they know. In that case, the owners should be put to death, not the dog. The dog is only doing what it's been trained to do in most cases.

LiL stumppy
05-02-2007, 05:13 PM
I hate to see people who don't know how to take care of a dog like a Pit Bull. If people did, Pit Bulls wouldn't have such a bad rep, they would still have one. But I don't belive they would be as bad if people handled them correctly.