PetSmart adoption day goes horribly wrong — man may face charges for stabbing pit bull

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    The pit bull approached a white Yorkshire terrier owned by a man named Craig Emory. The larger dog reportedly grabbed the terrier first by the ear, then by the skin of its neck and began to shake it.
    “It is the worst thing I’ve ever seen,” said customer Teresa Reeves. “We heard screaming at the front of the store and went running to see what was happening. The pit bull had the smaller dog at the back of the neck holding the loose skin and fur there.”

    That’s when Emory reportedly pulled a pocket knife and began to repeatedly stab the pit bull in an effort to save his own dog’s life.

    PetSmart staff came running with an air horn and water sprayer — tools they normally use to break up dog fights in the store — but were too late to stop what happened.

    http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/09/...g-man-may-face-charges-for-stabbing-pit-bull/
     
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    is this a guess the race thread?
     
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    If my dog's life were in danger I'd do just about anything to save him. :dontknow:
    ...and obviously a Yorkie is no match for a Pit Bull. The grab-by-the-back-of-the-neck-and-shake maneuver is a kill move. Had the owner NOT reacted he'd have lost his best friend. It's a shame that the Pit had to be put down, but it's the responsibility of the rescue organizations to make sure that the dogs they bring in are well-socialized and well-adjusted. If anything, that Pit Bull's blood is on THEIR hands.
     
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    Ok so I just read the article...


    "Mike Wohler, Reeves’ fiance, told WXIA he thinks Emory overreacted, saying, “It didn’t look like the dogs were even fighting, but [Emory] was pummeling the dog…then I realized he wasn’t punching the dog. He was stabbing it.”...
    Wohler said that he was able to pry open the pit bull’s jaws and free the terrier, but the larger dog had to be euthanized due to its injuries....

    Reeves and Wohler, however, said she believes Emory should be prosecuted for attacking the pit bull.
    “You can’t just walk into a floor and stab a dog in front of families and children,” Wohler insisted."


    A. Wohler (the fiancee of the Pit Bull's handler) said the Yorkie's owner overreacted, and that "It didn't look like the dogs were even fighting..." YET he also admitted to having to pry open the Pit Bull's jaws to free the Yorkie.

    B. Wohler went on to say that you can't stab a dog in front of families and children... but it's ok for families and children to watch one dog get ripped apart by another??!

    I think this guy's just defending his fiancee, and a dog that shouldn't have been in that environment in the first place. He thinks the Yorkie's owner overreacted by stabbing an aggressive dog to save his own. I think HE is overreacting by insisting that charges be filed.
    ...that being said I give him credit for prying a Pit Bull's jaws open. That is not a task that's easily accomplished, even if you ARE willing to attempt it.
     
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    It's still a little weird. I've never found myself at a Pet store gathering with a knife on me.
     
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    Well yea, but there are those people who carry a knife. In this case, it was a pocket knife. Could have been on his keychain or whatever. I dunno. Most people I know don't carry knives. But some do, and is a person carrying a pocket knife completely out of the ordinary? I don't think so. :dontknow:
     
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    Not my dog. :dontknow:
     
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    a gun advocate i see. very wise.
     
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    just like the old saying goes. "don't bring a knife to gun shooting at a pet store." :coffee:
     
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    i think the saying goes like that. who really knows[​IMG]
     
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    You got to watch out for dogs. My own Dog stole my wallet when I was passed out drunk.

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    It's a sad deal for all involved. Pits are terriers and they have a high prey drive. it's on the owner/handler not to put their dog in a position to fail. Owners of any of the molossar breeds need to be in control of their dogs at all times in public.
     
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    Thankfully Gus has never exhibited much of a prey drive. His BFF is my neighbor's potbelly pig and we also have a cat and a rat terrier. He's always been great around other animals... That being said, we've done our due diligence to socialize him properly.
     
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    Pit bulls should be shot on sight.