Skip to comments.Stray dogs in Florida maul man to death in Fourth of July attack
Posted on 07/07/2019 9:21:50 AM PDT by E. Pluribus UnumEdited on 07/07/2019 10:33:58 AM PDT by Sidebar Moderator. [history]
Florida authorities were investigating after they said a man was mauled to death by stray dogs.
Melvin Olds, 45, died on the Fourth of July in Lake Placid after being bitten by dogs more than 100 times, the Highlands County Sheriff
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Again....pit bulls. To dog apologists, I say: no comment.
Feral dogs are serious problem in a lot of Florida. Probably other states for all I know
This is strictly my memory but it seems some years ago when I lived in Florida there was a piece saying that Hillsborough County had something on the order of the quarter million cats and dogs that were living in the wild.
HST ... great feral repellant.
What is a 45yoa man doing out and about in Florida with out being armed.
In our neighborhood dogs must be leashed. The only dogs that run loose are from the couple of illegal amigo depots close by. I guess if they are illegal then it is ok for their dogs to be illegal.
There are rational people on this forum.
People who love dogs, and have their heads on straight.
Not one of those people who are rational however...ever gave any crap to Chet99 for his posts here.
A friend of mine just recently got a pit bull from a local animal shelter, and now just two weeks later she’s returning it because she said the dog is acting very aggressive and starting to bite. She has two young sons so the dog has to go. I know nothing about dogs, and specifically pit bulls. We’ve seen a number of fatal maulings over the past few years by pit bulls or pit mix breeds. Maybe it has a killer instinct that can’t be eliminated by domestication. Just awful for that man’s family!
Man really? you said the “P” word. prepare to die..
If I read it correctly it said “may have been” and “pitbull mixes”.
That hardly rises to the level of facts.
When referring to dogs and using the term mix that is a pretty broad and amorphous designation. You would be surprised to know how many dogs you see that have some genetic evidence of American Staffordshire Terrier.
In a strange way this kind of reminds me of a time in America when if a person had one drop of black blood they were black for purposes of segregation. No differentiation was made between 1% and 100%.
If you run into a pack of feral dogs out in rural Florida, I don’t think you’re going to find the result to be much different whether they are 1% or 100% pitbull. I find it hard to believe that the hundreds of thousands of wild, feral dogs in some Florida counties are all genuine pit bulls.
Obviously these could have been largely pitbull, I say largely because if they’re feral there’s a lot of interbreeding. However there’s nothing in this particular news article the rises to the level of facts as to what dogs or what kind of dogs attack the man.
You can sum up the entire article into one sentence: the man was attacked by wild dogs and the police have picked up some dogs which may or may not be the dogs that did it and may or may not have pitbull blood. That is the entire article in one sentence.
Another reason I carry a gun.
Not all ferals have two legs.
Both feral and pitbull-type dogs are an issue.
(Not much in the way of feral dogs up here in the Northeast, but people still get mauled and killed by pitbulls, etc., that get out or live with them or in a home they are visiting, etc.
Another good reason for Constitutional carry.
While no vetting is perfect, a good shelter should do a very thorough job of determining whether a rescue dog is aggressive and cannot be socialized. I know this for a fact.
So while it’s possible this dog slipped through, it’s also possible that the dog was not properly vetted.
Like most of the things that we read in the news there are so many things that are left out for one reason or another.
That’s a very good question
Scooter100 wrote: “Again....pit bulls. To dog apologists, I say: no comment.”
So, please provide a legally sufficient definition of a pit bull. A definition that would stand up to a legal challenge.
Thanks for the info. Im going to pass it along to my friend who is planning to get another dog from another shelter.
Not do much that, as aggressiveness and urge to kill things far larger than they are was systematically bred into pit bulls.
They were bred to fight and kill a friggin' enraged BULL fer cryin' out loud!
As I stated, no comment.
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