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Dog(pit bull) Credited With Saving Teen From Fire
http://www.comcast.net/ ^ | 9 29 06 | Associated Press

Posted on 09/30/2006 1:43:16 AM PDT by freepatriot32

FORT MEYERS, Fla. - A pit bull who was recently adopted by a family after wondering onto a construction site may have saved a teen girl from a house fire on Friday.

Jerrica Seals, 17, was already safely out of the house by the time firefighters arrived, the News-Press of Fort Meyers reported.

"She called me screaming," said Leticia Vega, 36, the sister of Seals' boyfriend Javier Garcia, 23, who owns the home. "She said the dog woke her up barking, jumped on the bed and bit her on the leg."

Seals was taken to the hospital for a checkup, but Garcia said she was going to be fine.

Deputy fire Chief Steve Clyatt said blaze appears to have been caused by a bad extension cord on a window air conditioner.

Vega said her oldest brother, Gabriel Garcia, found the dog while he was working.

"He didn't pay no mind to it," Vega said. "He just kept working and the dog just stayed there so he brought it home. He doesn't usually bark. He's real friendly."


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KEYWORDS: dog; doggieping; fire; florida; fortmeyers; ftmeyers; pitbull; rfe
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watch all of the anti pit bull freepers heads explode after they try to find a way to spin this to make the pit bull look bad. As everyone knows all pit bulls are pure evil every second of every day and should all be destroyed.
1 posted on 09/30/2006 1:43:17 AM PDT by freepatriot32
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To: HairOfTheDog

ping


2 posted on 09/30/2006 1:43:32 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: abbi_normal_2; adam_az; Alamo-Girl; Alas; alfons; alphadog; AMDG&BVMH; amom; AndreaZingg; ...

Rights, farms, environment ping.Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from this list.I don't get offended if you want to be removed.


3 posted on 09/30/2006 1:45:04 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: freepatriot32

When pit bulls are registered, only ... never mind.


4 posted on 09/30/2006 2:02:58 AM PDT by sine_nomine (American is a great country: 20 million illegals can't be wrong. So build that wall, Mr. Bush.)
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To: freepatriot32
Dog(pit bull) Credited With Saving Teen From Fire

... and then eating her.

(Joke. Joke, people. CHILL.) :)

5 posted on 09/30/2006 2:18:59 AM PDT by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle ("It'sTime for Republicans to Start Toeing the Conservative Line, NOT the Other Way Around!")
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To: freepatriot32

Yes, well, I am trying to find an inexpensive way to ship a young Pit from No. Nevada to Washington so that it can be adopted.
It's in need of a new home due to being against the former owners lease.

There is a couple in WA who want it badly, they own their home free and clear, so no lease issues.
I need to get this done before I give in and keep it for myself.

I already have hounds, and kind of swore not to take in any more dogs after losing two to old age last year.

But this one is so damn smart and friendly.........


6 posted on 09/30/2006 2:23:38 AM PDT by Richard-SIA ("The natural progress of things is for government to gain ground and for liberty to yield" JEFFERSON)
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To: freepatriot32; kanawa; GMMAC
(another) Hero PitBull Ping!

watch all of the anti pit bull freepers heads explode after they try to find a way to spin this to make the pit bull look bad.

Every conservative forum needs its nanny-state contingent, no?
7 posted on 09/30/2006 2:29:52 AM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: freepatriot32

Properly socialized and obedient pit bulls are fine dogs. Too many are unloved. Many are tormented by humans.

Trying to make a weapon out of dog is very low down indeed. To turn love into hate. Vile.


8 posted on 09/30/2006 2:33:49 AM PDT by Iris7 (Dare to be pigheaded! Stubborn! "Tolerance" is not a virtue!)
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To: Richard-SIA
I am trying to find an inexpensive way to ship a young Pit from No. Nevada to Washington so that it can be adopted.

Have you tried this yet?

http://www.uship.com/shipping/pets/?r=2304&src=adwords&cmp=dogs&kw=shipping_dogs

9 posted on 09/30/2006 2:59:11 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: freepatriot32
watch all of the anti pit bull freepers heads explode after they try to find a way to spin this to make the pit bull look bad.

Deputy fire Chief Steve Clyatt said blaze appears to have been caused by a bad extension cord on a window air conditioner. Further investigation revealed that the cord had been chewed by the pit bull. Clyatt speculates the dog was trying to set up a scene to make himself look like a hero. The pit bull has been arrested for arson and endangering human life.

10 posted on 09/30/2006 3:01:08 AM PDT by Joe Miner
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To: freepatriot32
I'll wait for pit haters too. In the mean time I can't help but wonder what laws were broken in the relationship between Jerrica Seals, 17, and boyfriend Javier Garcia, 23.
11 posted on 09/30/2006 3:04:04 AM PDT by endthematrix (“Anyone who describes Islam as a religion as intolerant encourages violence.”)
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To: freepatriot32

BTTT


12 posted on 09/30/2006 3:04:52 AM PDT by E.G.C.
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To: Joe Miner
Further investigation revealed that the cord had been chewed by the pit bull. Clyatt speculates the dog was trying to set up a scene to make himself look like a hero.


13 posted on 09/30/2006 3:05:08 AM PDT by freepatriot32 (Holding you head high & voting Libertarian is better then holding your nose and voting republican)
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To: endthematrix

http://www.pbrc.net/poppysplace/famouspitbulls.html


14 posted on 09/30/2006 3:14:41 AM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.........)
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To: Richard-SIA

Contact these people and see if they have a "doggy railroad" network of volunteers who will relay-drive dogs from one state to another.

http://www.pbrc.net/

I know the Ibizan Hound Rescue has such a 'railroad'.


15 posted on 09/30/2006 3:19:09 AM PDT by Salamander (And don't forget my Dog; fixed and consequent.........)
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To: freepatriot32
Oh, come on pal -- what are you thinking? Are you THAT naive... OBVIOUSLY the pit was saving the kids from the fire SO HE COULD MAUL THEM LATER.

I'll wager the dog even threw some hickory logs in hoping they would impart a sweet, smokey flavor.

Those pits are just PLAIN evil. ;-)

16 posted on 09/30/2006 3:22:02 AM PDT by RepoGirl ("Tom, I'm getting dead from you, but I'm not getting Un-dead..." -- Frasier Crane)
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To: freepatriot32

I have to admit, I had to chuckle when I read the dog bit her on the leg to awake her. My immediate thought was, well, at least it went for the leg rather than the throat.


17 posted on 09/30/2006 3:53:11 AM PDT by paul51 (11 September 2001 - Never forget)
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To: freepatriot32
A pit bull who was recently adopted by a family after wondering onto a construction site may have saved a teen girl from a house fire on Friday.

It's obvious from the story that the dog was delusional; it didn't know that typical behavior is to go wandering onto a site. ;)
18 posted on 09/30/2006 4:02:17 AM PDT by Fawnn (Canteen wOOhOO Consultant and CookingWithPam.com person - Faith makes things possible, not easy.)
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I was thinking the exact same thing, and it was funny.


19 posted on 09/30/2006 4:38:35 AM PDT by Shimmer128 (My beloved is mine and I am his. Song of Solomon 2:16)
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To: freepatriot32
A pit bull who was recently adopted by a family after wondering onto a construction site

I wander what the dog was thinking when it did that?

20 posted on 09/30/2006 4:46:18 AM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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To: endthematrix
I can't help but wonder what laws were broken in the relationship between Jerrica Seals, 17, and boyfriend Javier Garcia, 23.

None
In Florida IF you are over 16 you can consent with someone under 24
21 posted on 09/30/2006 4:59:00 AM PDT by grjr21
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To: freepatriot32
watch all of the anti pit bull freepers heads explode after they try to find a way to spin this to make the pit bull look bad.

I'll give it a shot...

"She said the dog woke her up barking, jumped on the bed and bit her on the leg.

"Lassie, she ain't!

22 posted on 09/30/2006 5:04:01 AM PDT by Onelifetogive (* Sarcasm tag ALWAYS required. For some Freepers, sarcasm can NEVER be obvious enough.)
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To: freepatriot32

The best smoke and fire detector you can have in your house is a dog or cat.


23 posted on 09/30/2006 5:45:52 AM PDT by U S Army EOD
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

reportedly the dog waited until the leg was well done before biting her, afterwards the pit bull proceeded to eat everyone in the surrounding county.


24 posted on 09/30/2006 5:55:57 AM PDT by Delbert
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To: proud_yank

http://www.startribune.com/785/story/709099.html September 28, 2006

Golden agers welcome a pit bull with a heart of gold

Ruby was a big hit at a Bayport nursing home Tuesday morning, nuzzling and licking faces, doing a few tricks and climbing onto laps. The folks all said they'd never seen a calmer, gentler or more patient dog -- which might come as a surprise to some, because Ruby is a pit bull.

Owner Pat Bettendorf of Scandia said Ruby is a certified therapy dog rescued from abuse three years ago. She has a heart of gold, said Bettendorf, who's very supportive of her breed.

"Pit bulls have been maligned because they're misused by bad people," he said. "In the early 20th century they were considered the top family dog, good with kids."

Residents at the Croixdale home in Bayport enjoy Ruby's visits, said activities director Mary Jo Ducklow. "Petting a dog has a real calming effect," she said. "The residents smile and relax with Ruby in the room."


25 posted on 09/30/2006 5:56:16 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: kanawa

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26 posted on 09/30/2006 7:11:35 AM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: GMMAC

You should start a ping list with that picture. If you do, I'll join.


27 posted on 09/30/2006 7:27:59 AM PDT by Sensei Ern (Proud member of the radical Christian movement since January 22, 1984!)
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To: freepatriot32

One of the true American breeds, the full name of the breed, American Pitbull Terrier.


28 posted on 09/30/2006 7:38:41 AM PDT by thirst4truth
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To: freepatriot32
ONE heroic act out of how many evil deeds pit bulls have done?

I still say pit pulls should be bred out of existence, or shipped to NK for food.

29 posted on 09/30/2006 7:41:26 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist
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To: KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle

I say the dog was attacking her.
There just HAPPENED to be a fire going on.
The two incidents are not related....:-)

/sarcasm


30 posted on 09/30/2006 7:47:32 AM PDT by Muzzle_em (taglines are for sissies)
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To: freepatriot32
After spending several days visiting my son and his pit bulls, we did get a bit more relaxed around them.

31 posted on 09/30/2006 7:57:32 AM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: GMMAC
Link to video "Dangerous Dogs?" on this page
Covers recent misidentification of pit bulls in Sudbury.
Features Tammy St.Louis and acquaintance of mine and a highly skilled dog trainer.
She has one of Sam's litter mates. It's amazing what she can do with dogs....

32 posted on 09/30/2006 8:18:08 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: Sensei Ern
"You should start a ping list ..."

As I already maintain a shared mostly Kanuckistani ping list with Fanfan, how be you step up & start one and then be sure to include me?

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33 posted on 09/30/2006 8:19:28 AM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: freepatriot32
watch all of the anti pit bull freepers heads explode after they try to find a way to spin this to make the pit bull look bad. As everyone knows all pit bulls are pure evil every second of every day and should all be destroyed.

Well, he did bite the girl on the leg... I'll bet he damn near ripped her leg off! KILL THE EVIL PIT BULL!!!!!!!

Mark

34 posted on 09/30/2006 8:21:44 AM PDT by MarkL (When Kaylee says "No power in the `verse can stop me," it's cute. When River says it, it's scary!)
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To: freepatriot32; sinkspur; 88keys; DugwayDuke; sissyjane; Severa; the OlLine Rebel; naturalman1975; ..
Ping!


Other articles with keyword "DOGGIEPING" since 12/29/04

35 posted on 09/30/2006 8:31:06 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
how many evil deeds pit bulls have done

No offense FRiend but to ascribe evil to dogs or their actions
takes you far beyond the realm of extremely extreme extremism.

36 posted on 09/30/2006 8:34:35 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist; kanawa
"I still say pit pulls should be bred out of existence, or shipped to NK for food."

It would be great if statist control freaks like yourself would just once have the guts to post a complete list of all of your social fascist views rather than snipe topic by topic.

Since, by definition, those habitually advocating nanny state solutions on any issue quite plainly aren't authentic conservatives.

Also, given there isn't a single reputable animal welfare body in North America which supports 'breed ban' legislation and only PETA which does, it's obvious logic & acquired knowledge of pertinent facts trump emotionally-driven liberal 'extremism'.
37 posted on 09/30/2006 8:37:29 AM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: Richard-SIA

http://www.bestfriends.org

If anyone knows, these folks do.


38 posted on 09/30/2006 8:38:26 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows ("Burglar drops dresser, shot in chest, fills drawers." --Titan Magroyne)
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To: Extremely Extreme Extremist
This is what I call evil...

Teen accused of feeding kittens to pit bull

"An 18-year-old Dallas man faces cruelty charges after he was accused of slamming kittens to the ground and kicking them toward a snarling pit bull, which tore them apart.
~snip~
They saw the suspect "taking kittens from a blue plastic box and violently throwing them on the ground."

They then saw the man "kicking the kittens towards a brown and white spotted pit bull, who was tearing the kittens apart with its mouth," the report says.

The people in the car yelled at the suspect to stop the maulings.

That's when a woman approached and punched the passenger in the eye, according to the report. She is apparently related to the 18-year-old."

39 posted on 09/30/2006 8:41:12 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: freepatriot32

I passed the link on to the people wanting "Dozer" (Bull Dozer).

Thanks!


40 posted on 09/30/2006 8:42:30 AM PDT by Richard-SIA ("The natural progress of things is for government to gain ground and for liberty to yield" JEFFERSON)
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To: GMMAC

I already maintain the "Another Fruitcake Ping List".


41 posted on 09/30/2006 8:43:36 AM PDT by Sensei Ern (Proud member of the radical Christian movement since January 22, 1984!)
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To: HairOfTheDog

FreeRepublic's own 'hero dog' Sam:

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42 posted on 09/30/2006 8:44:52 AM PDT by GMMAC (Discover Canada governed by Conservatives: www.CanadianAlly.com)
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To: GMMAC; kanawa

I won't forget our remarkable kanawa story :~)


43 posted on 09/30/2006 8:59:53 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: Iris7

Perfectly said.


44 posted on 09/30/2006 9:06:34 AM PDT by PleaseNoMore
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To: kanawa
That's just horrible. But, of course, it was the eeeevil vicious pit bull's fault. / sarc

I have two pits. Wouldn't have any other breed.

45 posted on 09/30/2006 9:12:16 AM PDT by PleaseNoMore
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To: Richard-SIA

Someone at www.pbrc.net should be able to help you.


46 posted on 09/30/2006 9:12:55 AM PDT by PleaseNoMore
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To: Joe Miner

You had me going until the thrid sentence. That's pretty good stuff. LOL.


47 posted on 09/30/2006 9:14:04 AM PDT by PleaseNoMore
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To: freepatriot32
Woman, Teen And Pit Bull Accused Of Shoplifting Sep 25, 2006
(CBS) WHITTIER, Calif. A 37-year-old Whittier woman and a teenage boy were arrested by Whittier police for suspicion of shoplifting at a pet store, police said.

The alleged shoplifting spree occurred at a Petco at 13420 Whittier Blvd. at 3:15 p.m., said Jason Zuhlke of the Whittier Police Department.

Three people and the pit bull walked into the store and store management began monitoring them because it appeared the humans were about to do some shoplifting, Zuhlke said.

In the midst of the alleged shoplifting spree, the teenage boy with the pit bull was confronted by the manager. The suspect threw a doggie ball at him and threatened him with bodily harm. The manager backed off as the trio made off with various merchandise, Zuhlke said.

The pit bull was on its best behavior, not causing any problems, Zuhlke said.

The manager observed the license plate number of the vehicle the suspects fled in and later a Whittier police sergeant tracked them down, Zuhlke said.

Arrested were Michelle Lynn Kuegler and the teenage boy, who were taken into custody for suspicion of robbery, Zuhlke said.

The pit bull (whose name was withheld) and a second juvenile were not arrested. The pit bull was reportedly cooperative at all times -- and it was determined the third member of the human trio was apparently not involved with the shoplifting, Zuhlke said.


48 posted on 09/30/2006 9:28:13 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: freepatriot32
It is not allowed to excerpt from the Tallahassee Democrat
so I'll just post the link....Hard being a pit bull's PR agent

It is an article about Ken Foster, author of...
"The Dogs Who Found Me: What I've Learned from Pets Who Were Left Behind"...

Click the pic for an interview with him on "Satya" site...

A couple of excerpts...

Disasters bookend his memoir as Foster talks about moving to New York right before September 11th and settling in New Orleans just in time for Hurricane Katrina. The dogs play a special role in helping him get through these times....

"...after the hurricane, 62 percent of all animals rescued were pit bulls. Nobody was bitten, mauled or run down by any of these dogs. There is a sense that pit bulls are inherently evil dogs—making careful plans to attack and kill people—which just isn’t the case at all. I’m not saying that none of them have problems, but most of their problems are created by people who have abused them or trained them to be violent.

They are actually the most playful dogs—incredibly loving and bond really strongly. Many people fall into the pit bull world by accident and feel close to every pit bull—like they are a relative. They are smart, funny and do things that make me laugh. Almost all the pit bulls I’ve found have been the most laid back dogs. There are a few I’ve worked with who had particular issues that made them snappish, and yet if you are aware of your dog’s behavior, you can address it. And if you really look, the percentage of pit bulls involved in anything bad is pretty small, because the pit bull population is actually pretty huge. To characterize them by the way they look, as all dogs that look this way are bad or dangerous, doesn’t make people safer, doesn’t make the dogs safer, and it doesn’t address the actual problem—which is a problem of people."


49 posted on 09/30/2006 10:12:14 AM PDT by kanawa
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how many evil deeds pit bulls have done

No offense, but you apparently don't understand the meaning of the word evil and/or you don't understand plain English.

Since evil can simply mean "causing ruin, injury, or pain; harmful" (e.g., the evil effects of a poor diet), the phrase evil deeds can be taken to mean acts causing injury.

For the record, I oppose breed bans.

50 posted on 09/30/2006 12:02:58 PM PDT by delacoert
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