Skip to comments.Man attacked by pit bulls in Kirkland park, opens fire ( WA )
Posted on 05/22/2011 6:05:50 PM PDT by george76
A leisurely Saturday afternoon in the park quickly mutated into a real-life horror scene when three pit bulls attacked a man and his German shepherd without warning, police said.
During the unprovoked attack, the man pulled out his concealed weapon and opened fire, hitting one of the pit bulls and scaring off the others.
"If I didn't have my gun - I'd be dead right now," he later told KOMO News.
"It was an instant decision. It's not something I wanted to do. I love animals."
Kirkland police Sgt. Rob Saloum said the violent drama unfolded Saturday as a local man was playing catch with his 3-year-old German shepherd across from Juanita Bay Park, in the 9700 block of NE Juanita Drive.
At the same time, another man was there with his three unleashed pit bulls.
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At least he waited until the dogs committed to attack, unlike the cops who open fire at the sight of a dog, any dog... or cat, fish, hamster, pink lawn flamingo, backfiring car, each other...
I’m going to have to start carrying my pepper spray mace whenever I’m out walking. Can’t handle a gun; would shoot myself in the feet, even with taking a class and target practice. Does anyone know if pepper spray will affect dogs like it does humans?
Thank God he was armed and not afraid to use it.
>>LaValley acknowledged that the dogs were fighting, but said Lewis should not have opened fire.
“At no time whatsoever was his life in danger,” LaValley said<<
REALLY?! So when those pit bulls of yours attacked Lewis, they were playing frisbee?
It should work on dogs as well as humans.
Look!! Phoebe Allen, the hummingbird laid another egg!
Guess we’ll have to start calling her Phoebe Dugger. LOL
Speaking of pit bulls, whatever happened to chet99?
Mr. LaValley, welcome to your civil lawsuit! What a stupid, stupid thing to say to a reporter. Of course, only an idiot would allow 3 pit bulls to run around unleashed in public, so I guess I’m not surprised he said that.
When a pit snaps it needs significant negative persuasion to stop. Aim for the the eyes, snout, mouth, and ears. In that order. Should work...
The owner of the pit bulls, Justin LaValley, then took them away - and even shook Lewis' hand before leaving the scene. The injured pit bull was taken to a veterinarian for surgery and is expected to survive.
LaValley acknowledged that the dogs were fighting, but said Lewis should not have opened fire.
"At no time whatsoever was his life in danger," LaValley said.
To that I say, bunk. Shoot first and let God sort 'em out later.
I’d shoot all three pits to save my dog,then beat the crap out of the owner for having such dangerous animals loose in public.
A pack of angry pitbulls finally got their revenge.
Hell no it won’t stop a lone dog let alone 3.
Your neck or arm would be in that mouth before you could get the spray out.
Get bear spray. It’ll stop a charging bear. It’ll do havoc with anything smaller. It’s expensive, like around $30 but worth it.
It’s a shame he did not kill all three of them. Those dogs are a menace. A woman here in town was mauled and killed by one about a year or so ago. The pit “who never attacked anyone in its life”, even though there were several complaints lodged agaisnt the dog, basically tore the woman’s face clean off her skull. No open casket for her.
The dog was destroyed and there is a trial for manslaughter pending for the owners.
“LaValley acknowledged that the dogs were fighting, but said Lewis should not have opened fire.
At no time whatsoever was his life in danger, LaValley said”
So it would have been OK if he was just bitten or maimed then? Another idiot detached from reality.
It sounds like these Pit Bulls had a serious case of ball aggression.. Thank goodness the Shepherd and the man were not seriously injured.
This happened at a park.. I doubt any of the dogs were supposed to be off-lead.
At the off-lead dog park I go to, a small dog was killed by a Greyhound and a Lab had his stomach torn-up and both legs broken by a Pit.
No matter where you are with your dogs.. please be careful and observant as to what dogs are in the vicinity.
Trust you instincts in sizing up a dog and the dogs owner.
How about wasp spray? You could fill up their eyes mouth and nose when they were still 20 feet away.
>Id shoot all three pits to save my dog,then beat the crap out of the owner for having such dangerous animals loose in public.<
I would too. And sic the German Sheperd on this POS.
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