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Yorkie Killed By Invading Pit Bulls

May 13th, 2008 · No Comments

I just read a story about 2 pitbulls that somehow got into a neighbors backyard and ended up mauling a little tiny Yorkie.  Apparently, the defenseless Yorkie, Scrappy, was in the backyard when 2 pitbulls entered the backyard of Jan Madrid.  Scrappy the Yorkie belonged to Jan’s daughter who watched helplessly as her Yorkie was killed in front of her eyes.  The family was unable to come to the aid of Scrappy in fear that they would also become victims of the 2 pitbulls.  Apparently, it took 3 animal control officers 1 hour to restrain and capture the 2 attacking pitbulls.  The owner of the pitbulls was cited by Animal Control and released back to the owner.  Animal control apparently made sure that the 2 pitbulls were safely secured at the onwer’s house after the incident.

I know this is a very sad story for any dog lover out there, but I had to write a post about it in hopes of bringing awareness to this sort of tragedy.  Obviously, the only one to blame in this situation is the owner of the pitbulls.  Even though the pitbulls were the actual ones that did the killing, it is the sole responsibility of the owner to make sure his dogs do not get loose.  It makes me so mad to see how some people with pitbulls are so irresponsible.  It is a known fact that pitbulls are a more aggressive breed towards other dogs.  Any responsible pitbull owner will tell you that they keep their dog on a leash at all times in public, and they make sure that their yards are secure.  It’s the irresponsible owners that give the good owners and the pitbull breed a bad name.

Being a Yorkie lover, it is truly sad to hear such a tragic story.  However, it just makes me mad how irresponsible some dog owners are.  They just don’t understand the HUGE responsibility that goes behind owning an dog, whether it be a Yorkie or a pitbull.  All dogs require a lot of responsibility and proper education beforehand.  Bringing a dog home is not a spur of the moment thing.  You should really think hard about bringing a dog into your household.  You should really do your research on the exact breed you plan on buying, along with all the responsibilities that come with owning a dog.

In the end, I’m glad that these 2 pitbulls were not put to sleep.  In my opinion, it wasn’t there fault.  However, I am very upset that the owner did not get a harsher punishment other than the citation.  I really think he should go to prison.  After all, a life was lost because of his negligence.  Sure, it wasn’t a human life, but regardless, I’m sure that Scrappy’s family saw her as a true member and companion of their family.

Of course, there’s no way to stop moronic people from owning dogs.  The world will never have their short fall of idiots, and some of these idiots will probably end up owning a dog.  Hopefully, this post will bring awareness to at least one person and hopefully save a dog’s life.

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