My Service Dog, Jade

Monday, June 11, 2012

Walk For Victims of Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs

This walk will take place in Tucson, AZ
October 27, 2012 at noon
Lincoln Park (South Pantano Rd)

The Walk is to honor and remember VICTIMS of pit bull and other dangerous dog attacks, and to promote awareness on this issue.

"It's NOT about legislation, or trying to get legislation enacted in Tucson.....We will NOT let this walk be about that....
It is about and for the VICTIMS of these dog attacks."

Since my service dog was viciously attacked by a pit bull type dog while out enjoying some fetch at the park, I stated doing some research on these dogs and found so many others who have also been attacked, but with more consequence.  I joined a group of other victims, and have learned SO much about these dogs, these attacks, and the people who own these dogs.  

The people who own these dogs have proven themselves to be just as vicious as their dogs, if not more. Once a person becomes a victim of their dogs, they also are forced to become a victim of the horrendous and vicious attacks perpetrated by their owners. Their owners show no compassion for the victims of their dogs, often grabbing their dog/s after an attack and fleeing the scene.  Then this group of owners seem to get together to keep the attacking dog from being appropriately euthanized, since it brutally and viciously attacked a child, or someone's pet.  They make donations for the attacking dog/s, they hold vigils for the attacking dog/s, and they protest ANY and ALL type of regulations that any city/county/state proposes in order to keep residents safe from their attacking dogs.  

This is Sociopathic behavior: "Someone whose social behavior is extremely abnormal.Sociopaths are interested only in their personal needs and desires, without concern for the effects of their behavior on others."


  [soh-see-uh-path, soh-shee-]  Show IPA
noun Psychiatry .
a person with a psychopathic personality whose behavior is antisocial often criminal, and who lacks a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience.

They have been known to perpetrate the most vicious and vile verbal attacks on these victims that people have ever seen or experienced.  Some victims have even been forced to go into hiding after being attacked by a pit bull, and then the pit bull's owner.  

If you don't believe it, go to any victim's memorial page (yes, even a child's) or to any article that talks about a recent attack, and see the comments section for yourself.  After the comments on the articles and memorial pages, these owners often seek out the victim, and the victim's personal information and begin their ruthless and unjust harassment on the victim. 

Some victims have been brave enough to speak out regardless of these vicious verbal maulings, and have gone directly to their police departments, animal control officers, and sometimes even City Councils asking that new ordinances be set in place to ensure the safety of the city's residents.  Many times the owners of these dogs show up, whether in person, or via letters and emails and proceed to bully and threaten the City Council Representatives into NOT allowing these ordinances to be enacted. Sometimes the ordinance requested may only be something such as a request for pit bull type dogs to be muzzled in public, or a request for a mandatory spay/neuter of all pit bull type dogs.....But it doesn't matter.  These owners REFUSE to support ANY and ALL regulations of their pit bull type dogs.  WHY? Answer: See Sociopathic behavior above...Because they "lack a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience." They DO NOT care about the victims, not even a little bit.  All they care about is their own personal desires and wants "without concern for the effects of their behavior on others!" 

They don't even care that it would help their pit bull type dogs.  They don't even care about their own dogs, just themselves and what they want.  An ordinance that requires all pit bull type dogs to be spayed/neutered would save millions (yes, millions) of pit bulls from being euthanized in shelters each year (yes, each year!).  But that doesn't matter! Who cares about the victims? Who cares about the dogs? It's all about the owners. 

Now, here is this new Court of Appeals ruling from Maryland that states the owners and the landlords will be held 100% liable should a tenant's pit bull type dog attack someone, and they are fighting this tooth and nail!!! WHY? After all, it's always the owners of these dogs that say "it's not the dog, it's the owner who is at fault...for training their dog to attack, raising a vicious and unsocialized's the deed, not the breed!"  So why fight a Court Ruling that states EXACTLY that?!! Because they do not want ANY regulations on these dogs! NONE! They are walking contradictions that say one thing, and do another! People who "lack a sense of moral responsibility or social conscience!" ...and they care NOTHING for the victims of their violent and vicious mauling machines.  

So, this Walk For Victims of Pit Bulls and Other Dangerous Dogs has been put together to give these VICTIMS a voice. A voice that they never would otherwise have. A way to get victims together and let them know that they are NOT alone, and they have support to fight for ordinances on these dogs, to speak up and to speak out! 

This Walk is also the FIRST EVER of its kind, as nothing has ever been done in support of VICTIMS in the past....they only care about supporting the dogs that perpetrated the attack. 




  1. @ "They DO NOT care about the victims, not even a little bit. ... They don't even care that it would help their pit bull type dogs. ... An ordinance that requires all pit bull type dogs to be spayed/neutered would save millions (yes, millions) of pit bulls from being euthanized in shelters each year..."

    This is what really baffles me (but also gets my goat) about all these SPCAs. They also fight tooth and nail against any regulation of any kind of the mutant type dog. In Maryland, these SPCAs are as indignant as any weapon-dog owner about the mere idea of insurance or else.

    You'd think the SPCAs would at least care about animal victims of pit bulls?

    To me, this goes beyond sociopathy into complete and utter craziness -- psychosis. It's like they have the same disconnect in their brains that the pit bull does, no ability to put a bigger cognitive picture together, only knee-jerk reactions.

    It's just soooo good that we who have been hurt by these genetically engineered killers are now getting together and making ourselves heard! I wish I could be at the Tucson walk. I'm grateful for your blog.

    1. Greetings from Tucson. I no longer donate to the local humane society because of their pit pushing.

      I'm also quite leery of animal control. They've been of no help when it comes to abating the barking noise around here. And look at the "rescue" groups they're partnering with:

      Isn't it interesting that Adopt-A-Bull is first on the list? Why is that?

      And did you know that animal control is part of our county health department? I'd say that they're falling down on the job of protecting the public health and safety.

    2. Thank you Quiet Neighbor: The humane society here is full of nutters, pit lovers and pit pushers. I would NEVER adopt from any of the shelters in AZ because of this....except for the shelter in Nogales, maybe. The Nogales shelter is the only one in AZ that refuses to adopt out pit bulls, because they're the only ones that know and accept the truth about these dogs. They're too much of a liability, and are a public safety hazard, that's the bottom line. Keep on exposing them for what they are, pit pushers!!!

  2. Great post, very convincing argument. Something must be done to get these dogs away from these animals!

    1. What needs to happen is a total and complete ban on any breeding, selling, adopting of pit bulls, and pit bull mixes, and pit bull type dogs. Period. Let these dogs go extinct for the benefit of society and for the benefit of the dogs. That's what needs to happen.

      We are trying to bring more public awareness to the issue by having this walk. Please join us in bringing about more public awareness of the victims. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  3. "I've worked in the veterinary field for over 10 years and have always loved the breed. My husband, who never had any dogs growing up, learned about Pit Bulls through me and fell in love with them quickly. We once saw a blue Pit Bull at a local Petco and ever since then, my husband had been asking for one. I refuse to ever buy a dog and told my husband that the only way he would ever get a blue Pit Bull is if one either came into the clinic and needed our help or if one literally showed up at our door. Little did I know, a little over a year later, Brody would seem to have just gotten the doors confused! :-)Brody came to us as a stray. A friend of mine was getting a book out of her car one day and while her door was open, he just walked up and sat down in the front seat, as if waiting for a ride to someplace special. I like to think he knew where he was headed! My friend knew that we loved Pit Bulls, so after walking her neighborhood to see if anyone was looking for him, she called to see if she could leave him with us while we look for his owners. It was love at first sight! He got along great with our other two dogs (both Pit mixes) and our two cats! I scanned him for a microchip that night, but he didn't have one. After searching for his original home for the legally required 10 days, I brought him to work with me to have him neutered, microchipped and vaccinated and it was official, he was a part of our family! When I found out I was pregnant, clients at the clinic I work at would ask if I was going to get rid of him because of his breed. That never once crossed our mind. We had already taken him for basic training but decided to take him in for a little more advanced lessons. Brody excelled!!! He LOVES to be "worked" and prides himself on being the teachers pet. Our class rotates, so you never have the same dogs in it each day and each time someone would see Brody, they would back away and pull their dog away from him. Once people would see that Brody was the best behaved, most focused dog in the class, they couldn't resist trying to "break him" from his "downs" or "sit stays." Everyone would come up to pet him and be surprised at how he instantly rolls over for a belly rub and tries to get closer to you. I can no longer count how many people were surprised that he was so loveable! We're so proud of Brody and love that we can use him as a Pit Bull Ambassador to teach people that have never met a Pit Bull, or may only believe what they have heard in the news, that Pit Bulls really are nothing like what they hear, if treated like family." --Brody's Mom and Dad
    Pictures (not sure if you can acess them if you dont have a facebook):!/media/set/?set=a.263430183670056.74717.212112445468497&type=1

    Just wanted to share this story for everyone to read. It once again shows what great dogs pits can make but on this blog I know that everyone loves to just focus on the negatives, which anyone can do with any breed.

    1. It's not that we just love to focus on the negatives... The fact is, that these pit bulls, and pit bull type dogs continue to attack and kill innocent people, pets and service/guide dogs. The fact is that pit bull type dogs were bred to fight and kill, that is their purpose and that is what they do best. Tay, you know the facts, but you are not willing to admit them. Again, admitting the facts, and acknowledging the facts, doesn't make you a bad fact, it would make you a more responsible one. And...again, admitting the facts doesn't mean you can't own a pit bull type just means that you're willing to admit what these dogs are bred for and that they continue to attack and kill, (whether it's the fault of the owners or the dogs is irrelevant), and please start acknowledging the VICTIMS of these dogs.

      Human life is much more valuable and important that the life of a's time that ALL humans recognize this fact. There are too many VICTIMS of these pit bulls, and they NEED to be acknowledged, Tay. Are you too selfish of a person to acknowledge the VICTIMS? C'mon!

      I know there are some pit bulls out there that haven't killed, or attacked, or mauled anyone, or anyone's pet. I can acknowledge that, I know that to be fact as well. However, the problem is that you never know which one will and which one won't.

      Tay, if you can come back on my blog and acknowledge the VICTIMS of pit bulls and pit bull type dogs, and have some empathy, or sympathy for these VICTIMS, I will have more respect for you. Thank you for commenting.