Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pomeranian Killed In Point Breeze Pit Bull Attack

From WPXI

A couple in Point Breeze said their Pomeranian dog was killed by a pit bull during an evening walk on Wednesday.
Michael Stradtlander said he was walking his dog Carmine along East End Avenue when a neighbor's pit bull ran off of the porch and lunged at his dog.
"He was just a little teddy bear. So cute," said Stradtlander. "The pit bull had him in his grasp and started tearing him around like a rag doll."Stradtlander said he tried fighting off the pit bull.
"I was punching it in the head and kicking it. The thing is so powerful I couldn’t stop it," he said.
The dog's owner, Suzanne Kratz, also tried saving Carmine.
"She was apologizing and screaming. I was screaming. She was terrified of the dog as well," said Stradtlander. Stradtlander said a passing driver stopped to help them and gave him a metal club to fight the dog off.
"I started pounding it and pounding it with the club, knees and fist blows. Successful," Stradtlander said.
Carmine was rushed to a nearby pet hospital where it later died.Stradtlander blames Kratz for his dog's death.
"If she can't control it, she shouldn't own it," Stradtlander said.
Animal Control officials said Kratz will be cited for harboring a dangerous dog and allowing it to run at large.

6 comments:

  1. Hello. I found this story because I was looking for pictures of the 2 types of dogs together. We have a pit bull & a pomeranian & they get along very well. We adopted the pit bull from a rescue shelter years ago & just recently adopted the pomeranian. At first our pit bull thought of the little dog as an intruder; but now we always go for walks together & amuse our neighbors when the pomeranian barks at passers by, not the big dog. It's a real shame these people lost their little dog. We love our happy little pomeranian! But it is plain irresponsibility on the part of the pit bull owner for not having them fenced or chained. I might just walk my dogs more places to promote pits & make up for the bad news.

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  2. You know? A little training goes a long way! The dog had territory issues, and did not understand that its property didn't include the street. And yes, though I'm not a chain fan, if I'm not sitting with my dog, I'd make sure my area was secure.

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  3. yea maybe the owner should've payed more attention to her dog and it's unfortunate this happened, but dogs will be dogs. we try to hold animals to the same standards as humans, but there're animals. great animals!! but animals...the owner of the pit voluntarily put the dog down even tho this was the first ever attack by the pit, so obviously she is remorseful and hurt as well.

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  4. I know the dog that killed that dog and the owner personally...she was not a violent dog and im sure that her owner was not scared of her either....i think that this story is being overblown because of the negative image being put on pitbulls...you people need to grow up and stop tryna blame someone...accidents happen and all dogs dont like all dogs..lets just be glad that no PERSON was injured...SN; to fabricate a story saying things using a person name just shows that you still upset and thats fine but to people that know the owner and the dog...this looks like a complete lie...but sorry for your loss.....

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  5. I know the dog that killed that dog and the owner personally...she was not a violent dog and im sure that her owner was not scared of her either....i think that this story is being overblown because of the negative image being put on pitbulls...you people need to grow up and stop tryna blame someone...accidents happen and all dogs dont like all dogs..lets just be glad that no PERSON was injured...SN; to fabricate a story saying things using a person name just shows that you still upset and thats fine but to people that know the owner and the dog...this looks like a complete lie...but sorry for your loss.....

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  6. yea maybe the owner should've payed more attention to her dog and it's unfortunate this happened, but dogs will be dogs. we try to hold animals to the same standards as humans, but there're animals. great animals!! but animals...the owner of the pit voluntarily put the dog down even tho this was the first ever attack by the pit, so obviously she is remorseful and hurt as well.

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