In most cases, when pitt bull dogs are brought up in the news, it's in a very negative light. I once owned a pitt bull many years ago when I was 17. Black Jack was a 55 lb. black pitt bull dog. He was quite friendly. I don't think that Black Jack was particularly aggressive. He was kept in our large fenced yard. Since the yard was fenced, he couldn't get out. There was a neighbor down the road who owned a Labrador "Baby". Baby would frequently come down to our house and run up and down the fence harassing Black Jack. Jack couldn't get out of the yard for the fence. Baby would harass Jack to the point of seething anger and then flippantly run home without a care in the world. One day when I was at work, my mom came driving up. She was visibly shaken and distraught. She informed me that Jack had gotten out and that he ran straight to Baby's house. Jack ran straight onto their enclosed porch and got hold of Baby. Nobody was at home at that moment. My mom was unable to get Jack off of Baby. Jack killed Baby.
Was this because Jack was a pitt bull, or would nearly any other dog have done the same thing? I tend to believe that had Jack been a German shepherd, or a Labrador, he would've done the same thing. When pitt bulls are aggressive I believe it's because stupid people acquire these dogs with the intentions of making the dog the baddest dog on the block. If you tie up a dog, beat him, intimidate him, put gun powder in his food, and encourage him to attack, then what would you expect?
Having said all that, we received a brief write up from Brad Schindehette of Livingston. Brad makes a case supporting the assertion that pitt bulls are naturally aggressive. He called me and asked me to not only post his letter, but pictures that show the results of a pitt bull attack on his wife.
On July 29th my wife was viciously attacked by pitbull dog, she literally had to fight for life. As a matter of fact shes still fighting for due to a big chunk of flesh that the dog all but removed from her leg has died and is now infecting her leg, at this very moment she is in Memorial medical Center Lufkin fighting infection. I never gave this kind of thing a second thought until what happened to my wife, shoot I've had pit bulls myself. I didn't realize how crazy it was for my neighbor to have six Pitt bulls on her property, never thought twice about it, they was all friendly enough my wife had played with all of them, Fed them, gave them treats, bones. We didn't know that instinct overrides upbringing in every case. These dogs have been bred to be dangerous and they are you cannot love that out of them, if something triggers these dogs and instinct takes over there going to attack! Most everything deemed dangerous is governed and regulated, guns, drugs, alcohol and tobacco, these dogs are also dangerous. Polk County has no regulation whatsoever over these dogs, The police and animal control did nothing for us, whole counties have banned these dogs, China, Canada, numerous more. I'm not trying to go there, The lady that owns these dogs she don't have no insurance, me and my wife are now tens of thousands of dollars in debt not to mention pain and suffering because of the negligence and ignorance of a pitbull owner. There has to be regulations set up to own these dogs, just like with a car you have to have liability insurance, you should have to take a course to own a pittbull, get a permit. I'll be at the next city Council meeting any support would be appreciated. Believe me I never thought it would happen to me or mine either but it did and it breaks my heart.
Editor's Note: Brad Schindehette asked me to post pictures of his wife's wounds that she suffered from the attack. WARNING: THE PICTURES ARE VERY GRAPHIC. IF YOU'RE OFFENDED AT THE SITE OF FLESH WOUNDS DON'T CLICK THE LINK. AGAIN, THESE PICTURES ARE GRAPHIC. VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED.Click here for the pictures.
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