Saturday, May 29, 2010

Little Dog Mauled To Death By Oakland Pitbulls

A small dog was mauled to death Saturday in a savage pit bull attack in Oakland, police said.It happened early Saturday afternoon in West Oakland near 31st and Market Streets.
Two pit bulls escaped from a fenced yard, according to police. One of them attacked a third dog being walked along the sidewalk.
It took extraordinary measures to stop the dog fight according to Oakland Police officer Michael Arsanis.
"A good samaritan drove by and also punched and kicked the pitbull,” said Arsanis. “But that wasn't effective, so the good samaritan went back to his car, retrieved a car jack, hit the pitbull over the head, knocked the pitbull unconscious, and that finally stopped the attack, but unfortunately the smaller dog died.
"No people were injured in the melee and animal control officers took the pitbull blamed for the attack into custody.
There was no word on whether the animal would be euthanized.
The second pit bull ran away after the attack and has not been found.

KTVU

4 comments:

  1. this was my co workers dog thE FAMILY IS DEVASTED THAT THIS HAPPEN

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  2. My dog (a half-grown golden retriever mix) was also attacked by a pit bull in Hayward--a city about 10 minutes away from Oakland. The pit bull was off leash (no owner in sight, but the idiots in my neighborhood let their dogs run around LOOSE). It saw my dog (on a leash) from across the street and ran over to attack us. In the 30 seconds or so that the two dogs were tangled, it bit my dog 9 times (my dog wasn't even able to defend himself). I was really lucky that a cab driver pulled off, beat off the pit bull with a club, and pulled us into his back seat. $1000 worth of vet bills later, my dog is fine. The pit bull ran away and was never caught. I've volunteered in animal shelters before (my dog also came from one) and have always argued that there are no bad dogs, only bad owners...but I do wonder if some dogs are so dangerous that they simply can't be trusted with bad owners. Had the cab driver passed us by, my dog would be dead. It's also worth noting: there were other pedestrians, and we were in a residential neighborhood on a Saturday. I was screaming at the top of my lungs when my dog was attacked. No one--not a pedestrian, not a single one of my neighbors--stopped to help us. I actually saw people drawing blinds and closing doors. Little wonder that I'm moving to a different city.

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  3. My dog (a half-grown golden retriever mix) was also attacked by a pit bull in Hayward--a city about 10 minutes away from Oakland. The pit bull was off leash (no owner in sight, but the idiots in my neighborhood let their dogs run around LOOSE). It saw my dog (on a leash) from across the street and ran over to attack us. In the 30 seconds or so that the two dogs were tangled, it bit my dog 9 times (my dog wasn't even able to defend himself). I was really lucky that a cab driver pulled off, beat off the pit bull with a club, and pulled us into his back seat. $1000 worth of vet bills later, my dog is fine. The pit bull ran away and was never caught. I've volunteered in animal shelters before (my dog also came from one) and have always argued that there are no bad dogs, only bad owners...but I do wonder if some dogs are so dangerous that they simply can't be trusted with bad owners. Had the cab driver passed us by, my dog would be dead. It's also worth noting: there were other pedestrians, and we were in a residential neighborhood on a Saturday. I was screaming at the top of my lungs when my dog was attacked. No one--not a pedestrian, not a single one of my neighbors--stopped to help us. I actually saw people drawing blinds and closing doors. Little wonder that I'm moving to a different city.

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  4. this was my co workers dog thE FAMILY IS DEVASTED THAT THIS HAPPEN

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