Bonnie J Block-Lee
Bonnie J Block-Lee

Once again it's the owner who didn't have his dog leashed...........I don't blame the dog just the owner. Find him and put him in jail with hefty fine..........take the dog and find it another home. It's not the dog's fault. I'm afraid the dog, if found, will be the one to suffer the consequences.

John Zolis
John Zolis
  • Bonnie J Block-Lee

it is the guardian who bring shame to the breed. I am all for stiffer penalties for irresponsible guardianship…I have two staffordshire terriers and I am extra vigilant .. thank you for the fact that you recognize that its the dog that will suffer for the irresponsible action of the person… I wish more people would see your view point of this situation...

John Zolis
John Zolis

I was in a public area just the other day where a man was with his guide dog. I just adopted a 5 year old staffordshire … unfamiliar with my dogs history and knowing the nature of guide dogs I went another way not to have the possible issue …I am a responsible guardian to my breed….

Talya K. E. Frey
Talya K. E. Frey
  • John Zolis

Thanks for posting John, I did not know to stay away from working dogs...... I would hate to have something happen!!!!!!

Chrissy Varey-Brown
Chrissy Varey-Brown

OK, it took awhile because it is not made very clear in this post, but the reason for this is to ask that people keep their dogs on leads when they encounter a Guide Dog at it's work; and with that request I heartily concur.

John Zolis
John Zolis

guide dogs are a very special group of animals dedicating their very existence to helping humans …I love dogs, I want to pet every dog I meet but guide dogs are working dogs that don't need the distractions. They usually have a shorter life span due to the fact that they are in a constant state of helping… all people should be extra cautious … the service they provide is immeasurable. Regardless of the breed not like Denver not allowing a war veteran to have a service dog because of its...

guide dogs are a very special group of animals dedicating their very existence to helping humans …I love dogs, I want to pet every dog I meet but guide dogs are working dogs that don't need the distractions. They usually have a shorter life span due to the fact that they are in a constant state of helping… all people should be extra cautious … the service they provide is immeasurable. Regardless of the breed not like Denver not allowing a war veteran to have a service dog because of its breed… just thought I would slam them for being so disrespectful of not only our disabled, but our veterans who fight for our country. Check Glenn Belcher and the other two plaintiffs in the fight for service dogs … information gleaned from documentary "beyond the myth" an excellent video ….

John Zolis
John Zolis

why is it at first a "vicious cross-breed dog" then later in the article its a pit bull? Second why is the man stop in the alleyway wait with not having his dog on leash? third, this is a situation in 2009 why is it even in the news now other than to promote more stereotypical breed discrimination, last but not least several dogs in the world have dog on dog aggression if your dog is that type then it is your responsibility to keep them in control blame the other end of the lead or in this...

why is it at first a "vicious cross-breed dog" then later in the article its a pit bull? Second why is the man stop in the alleyway wait with not having his dog on leash? third, this is a situation in 2009 why is it even in the news now other than to promote more stereotypical breed discrimination, last but not least several dogs in the world have dog on dog aggression if your dog is that type then it is your responsibility to keep them in control blame the other end of the lead or in this case the man who put the lead on the floor while he was using the phone or having a cigarette or what ever his irresponsible behaviour was ….

Emma Goodwin
Emma Goodwin

Exactly, that shows its the owners fault. If the pitbul was on a leash and monitored or controlled by his owner then this may not have happened!

Glenda Harper
Glenda Harper
  • Emma Goodwin

grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

Paul Johnson
Paul Johnson

I have had 2 of my Guidedogs attacked in a row by the same dog owned by a junkie who's living on the street, who gets extra benefit for the dog! This has to stop!
Also the Police attitude towards it was rubbish, they classed it as a dog on dog attack! What has to happen before a child is bitten, or a Guidedog is killed! Please please we need to do more......

Lisa Louise Mcdermott
Lisa Louise Mcdermott
  • Paul Johnson

well said paul!!!! its totally wrong......

Wendye Louise Kolles
Wendye Louise Kolles

God bless ALL animals! xo xo xo xo xo xo.

Emma Goodwin
Emma Goodwin

This breaks my heart. Yes some pitbulls are dangerous but this shouldn't of happened and I hope this owner gets severely punished for allowing this to happen. Why can't guide dogs schools do something about these attacks or help us as blind people to know how to handle such situations but I guess some attacks are unpredictable but I'm sure many can be avoided especially if its people who are attacking guide dogs but animals should also be trained and taught not to attack other dogs and if...

This breaks my heart. Yes some pitbulls are dangerous but this shouldn't of happened and I hope this owner gets severely punished for allowing this to happen. Why can't guide dogs schools do something about these attacks or help us as blind people to know how to handle such situations but I guess some attacks are unpredictable but I'm sure many can be avoided especially if its people who are attacking guide dogs but animals should also be trained and taught not to attack other dogs and if they are dangerous then they shouldn't be in public and they should be controlled by their owner. I think some attacks are purely the owners fault. We can argue if the pitbul is dangerous or not but too many attacks on guide dogs are happening and we need to stop them. We as blind people have as much right to walk around without expecting danger or harm to us or our guides and something must be done.

Mark Osborne
Mark Osborne

It really is down to the owner to look after their dogs no matter what breed you have. If you think you cant trust your dog off a leash or being around other dogs of course you should take reposibilities for your careless actions. Pit bull attacked my jack russell once it was roaming the streets after escaping from the owners backyard in the middle of the night. It just pounced on him but my inner strength and impulse to protect my dog kiccked in and I climbed on top of the pitbul before he...

It really is down to the owner to look after their dogs no matter what breed you have. If you think you cant trust your dog off a leash or being around other dogs of course you should take reposibilities for your careless actions. Pit bull attacked my jack russell once it was roaming the streets after escaping from the owners backyard in the middle of the night. It just pounced on him but my inner strength and impulse to protect my dog kiccked in and I climbed on top of the pitbul before he could bite into the back of my dogs neck and held in in a firm armlock. My dog thank god came out of it with a grazed ankle but I just thought the worse if it was one of my little neices taking my dog out for walk...I know it could had been very very worse. But hey I had the pitbul held tight and he was as soft as a baby puppy. He kept licking my hand while help came to take the dog back to its careless owner who never realised the dog had escaped through the middle of the night.

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