16 seized pit bulls to be euthanized

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 8:22 AM
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ROME, Ga. — Animal control officials in Floyd County will euthanize 16 out of 26 pit bulls that were seized from an alleged fighting operation.

Only seven of the dogs recovered last week living in unsanitary conditions in Lindale have been adopted — an adult and six of her puppies.

Floyd Animal Control director Jason Broome said two dogs already have been put down because of their aggressiveness and another was euthanized because of serious infections from fight wounds.

Broome said the rest will die on Wednesday.

The dogs cannot be adopted in Floyd County according to a county ordinance, which defines pit bull terriers as vicious animals.

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Mulanrouge25
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Mulanrouge25 06/17/09 - 07:39 am
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Im confused, if the county

Im confused, if the county ordinance prohibits adoptions for pit bull terriers and 16 will be put down then why was an adult and her six puppies allowed to be adopted??

Native007
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Native007 06/17/09 - 07:51 am
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Michael Vick's dogs were all

Michael Vick's dogs were all siezed and correct me if I am wrong, but only 2 of 40 ish were killed.... The dogs were cared for and carefully rehabilitated. It was a very sad documentary but also eye opening. It's very sad that Floyd county decided to kill these dogs. Maybe if Jason Broome would have seen that show he would see that there are other options that could have saved some of the dogs lives...Very dissapointing

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LadyCisback 06/17/09 - 08:10 am
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very disappointing indeed..

very disappointing indeed.. taking the lives of these poor animals that have no fault.. they wrongfully entered into that aggressive and hostile environment..

weatheringheights
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weatheringheights 06/17/09 - 08:27 am
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Heartbreaking. These animals

Heartbreaking. These animals are totally innocent. They are not aggressive by nature, but are made that way by twisted individuals. I have owned pit bulls in the past and they are generally sweet natured and very protective. I have to admit I would be hesitant to adopt one of these animals because I have small children and small dogs. However, if it were a few years ago, I would have been the first in line to try to adopt one.

cn683
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cn683 06/17/09 - 10:05 am
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the people who adopted them

the people who adopted them might have lived outside the county line. so - they were allowed to adopt. if i read it correctly - they never said why they were putting them down. it could be that they had serious injuries or something. i just dont trust this type of dog....ill never adopt one. esp cause i have a little child.

God save America
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God save America 06/17/09 - 10:18 am
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why do people have to or want

why do people have to or want pit bulls . pit bulls that have not been used for fighting or mistreated still attack and kill . look at all the kids that have been killed by them and if they attack they are put down. pit bulls should be outlawed everywhere. will somebody tell me why people want these ugly mean dogs

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whoshere 06/17/09 - 10:33 am
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I have a Pit Bull that is 8

I have a Pit Bull that is 8 years old. She would never hurt a fly! She is scared of cats for God's sake. Have you ever seen a dog that weighs 90 lbs scared of a cat? She will let my daughter get on her back and ride like a horse, she loves other animals and people, and she knows when you are upset because she will sit beside you. Don't hate the breed, hate the deed.

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emergencyfan 06/17/09 - 11:13 am
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Wouldn't it be great if

Wouldn't it be great if people who abuse animals received that exact same abuse as their punishment? Vick would have had all his teeth forcibly pulled, strapped to a "rape rack", thrown into a fighting ring to be torn apart...and IF he was lucky enough to have survived all that, he might get to die a slow, lingering death from his injuries. How could you NOT turn vicious after being treated like that? Makes me sick to my stomach when people call such revolting, disgusting treatment of animals a "sport." Whoshere, I grew up with a doberman who also would not have hurt a fly. While I believe that some breeds are naturally more aggresive than others (usually due to irresponsible, prolific breeders), how a dog is raised and treated has more to do with their personality than what breed they are. I can only hope there is a special section of hell reserved for Vick and his ilk.

emergencyfan
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emergencyfan 06/17/09 - 01:29 pm
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icanthearyou, you are

icanthearyou, you are obviously a Vick fan. Too bad your hero is such a piece of scum...no, sorry, I take that back, that's an insult to scum.

55 F-100
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55 F-100 06/17/09 - 03:58 pm
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Pit Bull ownership/possession

Pit Bull ownership/possession should be banned in the state of Georgia. The hood-rat thugs use the pit bull to guard their drug stash, and when drug arrests are made, part of the seizure should be the dogs as "drug paraphernalia" and upon a finding of guilty, the animals should be euthanized.

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nofrillls13 06/17/09 - 05:40 pm
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Thats a disgusting comment, I

Thats a disgusting comment, I own a pit bull and have owned others before him. He is loyal and true to the whole family including the grand babies. The only way he will bite is if I tell him to. He is a member of our family with a job to protect the family. I take him everywhere and every body wants to pet him. He loves the attention and the affection. The breed has a bad rep because drug dealers have them and others want to fight them because of the level of pain the can endure and the power of their jaws. My dog allows me to sleep with the peace of mind that he is on duty watching over us. He is the perfect family dog. The best thing is with a family dog like a pit you will always know your dog has the power to help protect you and your family. So if your going to run your mouth at least know about the breed from an owner not a book or story.

55 F-100
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55 F-100 06/17/09 - 07:10 pm
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nofrills13, I know pit bulls

nofrills13, I know pit bulls and drug slinging thug-rat hoods from my occupation as a L.E.O., and my statement is not from a "book or a story", it is from real life and I stand by my POST. Lastly, I would never allow an unattended child to be anywhere around that breed.

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Lucky_Luciano 06/17/09 - 07:15 pm
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It doesn't matter the

It doesn't matter the breed....PIT, ROTTIE, GERMAN SHEPPARD, MUTT, if you teach aggression you get agression........ Dogs are a better judge of character than most people,,,, I would never hessitate to own any breed if adopted at a young age and given the love and attention that he/she deserves............I hve known and owend Dachunds that have been vicious because of rearing. And I have owned and love Rotties that have been the best friends you could ever hope for..Pits are no exception to this rule.............You can have a rooster that has been trained to fight that is vicious, does that make all chickens evil?? I say NO.....No more than loving a child can make him/her a killer, it all depends on environment.................

Native007
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Native007 06/22/09 - 03:36 pm
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55 F-100, you must see the

55 F-100, you must see the worst of the worst, take a look at a pitbull that is raised properly and I feel your opinion may soften up a little

Outlaw the breed? Please do a little research! It is how the dogs are raised and the atomsphere that they are raised in that causes the behavior. Take the pitbull away and the next aggressive breed will replace them for drug use. An animal isnt born to kill, it is raised to kill.

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