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

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.

Carla Garrett
Carla Garrett

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

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.

Jackie Johnson
Jackie Johnson

These SCUM need to be CRUCIFIED FOR THIS!

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...

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

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!!!!!!

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