Chrissy Varey-Brown
Chrissy Varey-Brown

Something is not right.......When you click to The Sun's page the date on The Sun logo is today's, 15th December, 2012, but, when you go down to the article it states that it was last updated on 12th January, 2011. Now, I know The Sun is not a shining light in journalistic brilliance, but I have not heard any reports that they have gone totally bonkers yet. By the Way, for those of you from the USA, this took place in Cricklewood, London, England. It is illegal to keep a Pit Bull in the...

Something is not right.......When you click to The Sun's page the date on The Sun logo is today's, 15th December, 2012, but, when you go down to the article it states that it was last updated on 12th January, 2011. Now, I know The Sun is not a shining light in journalistic brilliance, but I have not heard any reports that they have gone totally bonkers yet. By the Way, for those of you from the USA, this took place in Cricklewood, London, England. It is illegal to keep a Pit Bull in the United Kiingdom, except under licence. If the owner was ever traced, and there are no updates at all on this story, he would have been heavily fined and the dog would have been destroyed, there are no ifs, ands, or buts in this country, that is how it is done. If you are a responsible and loving owner of a Pit Bull, then you apply for your licence to keep this breed and are monitored to ensure that you do act responsibly.

John Zolis
John Zolis
  • Chrissy Varey-Brown

if you watch the video of the actual attack the video is dated 2009 the article was last updated jan 2011

Chrissy Varey-Brown
Chrissy Varey-Brown
  • Chrissy Varey-Brown

Yes, have just researched it, but I can not find any report of an outcome, only that the Guide Dog recovered, which is good, but not if the man was caught and prosecuted, which would have been good too. Sadly the 'Pit Bull' would have been destroyed, once again another dog suffering the ultimate because of bad ownership. No, I have no wish to watch the video tho' I would have come across the date sooner had I done so. Sadly the issue, because of the ill-advised way this 'Cause' was...

Yes, have just researched it, but I can not find any report of an outcome, only that the Guide Dog recovered, which is good, but not if the man was caught and prosecuted, which would have been good too. Sadly the 'Pit Bull' would have been destroyed, once again another dog suffering the ultimate because of bad ownership. No, I have no wish to watch the video tho' I would have come across the date sooner had I done so. Sadly the issue, because of the ill-advised way this 'Cause' was presented, has become one of the responsible ownership of Pit Bulls and the real issue of keeping ANY dog away from working Guiide Dogs has been side-lined, even by me I note.

Chrissy Varey-Brown
Chrissy Varey-Brown
  • Chrissy Varey-Brown

Then the laws. world-wide not just in the UK, have to be strictly adhered to. Dogs off lead in publc places, (but not places of exercise i.e..parks, beaches etc.) can no longer be tolerated. Dogs that have a temperment which could lead them to be aggressive toward other dogs must be kept on a lead at all times, in all places. No breed specified, this applies to ALL breeds regardless. Not just for the safety of Guide Dogs but for the public in general, examples: There are a couple of gun...

Then the laws. world-wide not just in the UK, have to be strictly adhered to. Dogs off lead in publc places, (but not places of exercise i.e..parks, beaches etc.) can no longer be tolerated. Dogs that have a temperment which could lead them to be aggressive toward other dogs must be kept on a lead at all times, in all places. No breed specified, this applies to ALL breeds regardless. Not just for the safety of Guide Dogs but for the public in general, examples: There are a couple of gun dogs that are allowed off lead going through our town, they are affable dogs with absolutely no ill intent about them at all, however, they are very bouncy and friendly and knocked a pensioner clean off her feet causing her arm to be broken. There is a small dog that waddles obediently after his owner but one day he chased a neighbours rather large, bad tempered tom cat - the dog had to have several stitches and was lucky not to lose an eye, had the cat been of a nervous type and did a runner, then both animals could have ended up in the road and caused a traffic accident. There is no such thing as a 100% dependable animal, or human come to that.

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!!!!!!

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

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 ….

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.

Carla Garrett
Carla Garrett

cross breed or what ever dog it is blame the people not the dog.

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