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Marty on STT
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A message from a friend of mine:

Ah Marty I wanted to speak with u about a situation with a friend of mines dog since I know u r volunteering at the humane society... My friends took in a young Pitt that had obviously been used in fights... He's friendly but a little skittish around ppl... Theyve had him for about 8 months and gotten all of his shots and everything... However they already have 4 dogs so the Pitt (Arther is his name) has been an outside dog.. He plays well with their dogs and the neighbors dog, however, yesterday something happened and Arther got into a fight with the neighbors dog... They r trying to find a home for him or else he is going to end up at the humane society and to be honest hes a very ugly scar-Ed up dog so the chances if adoption r slim... If u know if anyone that is looking for a sweet beat up dog plz let me know :-/. I have no time for another dog so I can't help them out

Anyone? PM me...

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Topic starter Posted : March 15, 2011 4:27 pm
jsmith
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What the hell is the matter with people and I don't want to hear it's part of their culture! Justin

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Posted : March 16, 2011 11:35 am
mgpilot
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You could look into Pit rescues in the states, but all the ones I found (online) in Florida weren't taking any more. 🙁

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Posted : March 16, 2011 12:14 pm
Linda J
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Marty, my heart goes out to this poor animal. BUT, is it possible this dog is a danger to small children? I know nothing about rehabilitating fighting dogs, but this would be a concern if I had the dog.

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Posted : March 16, 2011 12:43 pm
Ronnie
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Pit Bull terriers are not bred to fight. This is inbred. The training they do for them is to be fit to fight.Ordinarily they do not attack human beings but have been known to as in any other dog.
As to Justin's ignorant statement about culture. Pit Bulls have been fighting allover the world including the United States, so please don't make those type of statements. It is against the law for dog fighting.

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Posted : March 16, 2011 7:08 pm
Marty on STT
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What Ronnie said.... (tu)

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Topic starter Posted : March 17, 2011 10:22 am
guice
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Personally, I don't think they are bred to fight. I just think they hadn't been fully de-bred of their natural instincts. It's like owning a bobcat as a pet. There are been domesticated bobcats, but unlike house cats who have had centuries of domestication, they have not been fully de-bred of their natural predatory instincts. I feel some dog breeds fall into this category today; some breeds have been domesticated for no more than 50-100 years. That's no where near the breeding span domestic cats have.

I don't think think we need laws against any breeds. But I wouldn't be against having a requirement being a licensed dog caretaker for select breeds. It no different than you having to have a license to house a bobcat (probably not as strict).

(if you couldn't tell, I've actually looked into the bobcat avenue. What better than having a guard animal that can climb trees. _)

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Posted : March 17, 2011 1:36 pm
Ronnie
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I remember when growing this guy had an ocelot here. Used to walk with it in the streets like a d0g!

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Posted : March 17, 2011 2:34 pm
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