Still think they’re just poor misunderstood pooches?
Deputies said the dog ran into the yard and clamped onto [8-year-old] Annette’s face. Her mother, Norma Flores, who was inside the house, and two male neighbors working on a car nearby heard the girl’s screams and ran into the yard. The men, Hector Preciado, 24, and Jesse Revas, 20, hit the dog numerous times with a crowbar and a pool cue and used their bare hands to pry him from the girl, deputies said.
The dog then went after the girl’s mother, biting her arm and legs, deputies said.
After pulling the dog off the 37-year-old mother, the men trapped the pit bull in a garage on the property, and they and Annette and Flores took refuge inside the house. But the dog managed to escape the garage and enter the house through an open door, at which point the four locked themselves in the bathroom and called police.
Why defend these animals? I assure you, loyal pit bull owner, you could learn to love another type of doggy too – one that won’t put your children or your neighbors children at risk.
After living in West Virginia, I became ever-so-slightly more understanding about gun ownership (in the proper context, with the proper safety precautions and training – i.e. hunters in WV with guns, okay, but no one in heavily urban areas really needs one – but I digress). I can’t imagine, however, ever warming up to these animals. They are like guns with A.I. The obvious metaphorical time bombs. And, again, no b.s. about proper training of animals – it’s genetics kids, they were bred to be a certain way, and a certain way they shall be.
Look at that little kid. Are a dog’s, or a dog owner’s, rights really paramount to her health?
(photo: Santa Rosa Press Democrat/Christopher Chung via AP)