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Posted: 7:54 AM Feb 24, 2012
Dog dies after being shot during dogfight
Two dogs were shot and one was killed after a homeowner tried to separate the animals during a dogfight.
Reporter: Associated Press
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  • by Ed Location: Springs on Feb 26, 2012 at 11:04 PM
    Look at the statistics. Pit bulls are far more likely to kill or severely injure a person. http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-studies.php There isn't some grand conspiracy to make the breed look bad. The fact is that they do more harm than any other breed. Take a look at 2011's stats, in themselves: http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-fatalities-2011.php You'll notice just how many fatally attacked victims were the dog's owner. I especially appreciate the irony of the killed owners who were members of pit bull advocacy groups. Those cases are sad, but not nearly as heart wrenching as the scores of innocent children who have died over the past decade.
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      by buzzkill on Feb 27, 2012 at 04:10 PM in reply to Ed
      Well put Ed. I think the pitiodts have gone back into hiding.
  • by buzzkill on Feb 25, 2012 at 10:19 PM
    The pit bull ban started with post commanders when they started to look at the statistics related to pit bull attacks. Eventually the Army, Air Force, and the Marine Corps initiated an outright ban on pit bulls and pit bull mixed dogs. By banning them from post housing they are for the most part banning them from the post. I suppose that a Soldier/Airman/Marine might bring a pit from their OFF post housing, but I imagine that it is rare. Also, MOST pets ARE allowed to live at on post housing. I personally had a Lab and a German Shepard while living on post on Fort Carson. I also know that Pits were specifically banned from on post housing. Someone responsible for safety on post noticed and documented a TREND. The trend indicated that Pits (and wolf hybrids) had been causing serious injuries and deaths. Sure, some breeds tend to bite more often, but most other breeds were not specifically designed by selective breeding programs to bite and not back off. They were engineered to maim and kill.
  • by TOM Location: GRAND JCT on Feb 25, 2012 at 11:09 AM
    2 more down lots to go, keep up good work
  • by Armed and Loaded on Feb 24, 2012 at 09:21 PM
    Because of pit lovers we are forced to carry our weapons if we walk or bike in the area. Or if we go to a city park. I have a concealed weapons permit and pit bulls and pit mixes is in large part why I got my permit. Pits and pit mixes are a menace to our society and we have to listen to the mush headed pit lovers continue to defend a horrid breed of dog.
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      by Right on on Feb 25, 2012 at 12:33 PM in reply to Armed and Loaded
      I am in the process of getting my CCP for the same reason. Sad that we can't even use our parks, and paths that OUR tax dollars pay for because the of these dogs. We must ALL make a stand and stop allowing the homeless, their pits and other idiot pit ownners control our city. If the PD won't do it, we will.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:41 AM
    The problem here is the owners of the dogs. No dog should be running loose and any breed of dog is capable of attacking. Is it even confirmed that the dogs that attacked were pit bulls? People are so bad about labeling large dogs pits when they are not. A dog trainer that I am acquainted with in the CO Springs area had some idiot pull a gun on him last night while walking his Boxer because the jerk was worked up over this story and thought his dog was a pit bull. The jerk was threatening to shoot his dog which was ON A LEASH!! The media has to STOP this BS!! What do you think you are solving?? Banning a breed is not the answer. It is expensive to enforce and it does not solve the problem which is the owner. Breed bans only provide a false sense of security. By the way, Labs hold the record for top number of dog bites in CO so stop bashing the pits!!! Oh and since you also don't seem to think its news worthy, the state of Ohio just repealed their state law classifying pit bulls as a vicious breed! Miami is close to repealing their breed ban. There are other cities that have repealed their bans in favor of tougher dangerous dog laws. Why? BECAUSE BANS DON'T WORK!!!
  • by None ur business Location: Gj on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:12 AM
    Its not the breed, it's all about how u raise the animal!! And that goes with any animal not just a pit, kinda like......if ur parents raise u to do bad things...what r u gonna do for the rest of ur life? BAD THINGS!! If you can't train an animal right than u don't deserve to have one!!
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      by euthanize the pits on Feb 24, 2012 at 02:09 PM in reply to None ur business
      In one study sponsored by the US Government Centers For Disease Control it was reported that 32% of all dog related killings of human beings in the United States are caused by Pit Bulls attacks, yet Pit Bulls constitute only 2% of all dogs. 70% of those mauling deaths were of children.
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        by buzzkill on Feb 24, 2012 at 03:01 PM in reply to euthanize the pits
        I do not want pits to be allowed to procreate. There is no reason for a dog to be bred for fighting. They can simply be phased out of the gene pool. Pit lovers... KEEP your precious beastly four legged wrecking ball, but DONT BREED them!
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          by cheese slid off on Feb 24, 2012 at 07:58 PM in reply to buzzkill
          How do you breed a dog for fighting? Do you know that the Boxer, Bulldog, Shar Pei, Akita and many others, all have been used for fighting at some time in their past. So, we a Boxer is bred, are the puppies for fighting? I really hope you don't have any children.
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        by educateyourself on Feb 24, 2012 at 07:51 PM in reply to euthanize the pits
        Let's look at this picture, where does the Centers for Disease Control get the data that it compiles to report? Pit Bulls are more then just 2% of the dog population.
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          by buzzkill on Feb 25, 2012 at 03:23 AM in reply to educateyourself
          Cheese, do I really have to explain how to breed a dog for fighting? Hmm.. take a litter of dogs, find the most tenacious one with the strongest bite, and the highest threshold of pain, etc.. and breed that dog with another dog that carries the same basic traits. Take that combination, throw in some more vicious traits and repeat the process for several generations. Then ta da... you have created a Pit Bull that has had most of the positive family friendly traits bred out of it. I would throw in a personal insult such as the one you threw out there, but I am an adult.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:02 AM
    The soft headed crowd think anything with 4 legs is a "pit bull" and ought to be "put down" or is "scary". The guy did the right thing by shooting the dogs, thankfully we live in a state where you can do something to protect yourself.
  • by Uh oh on Feb 24, 2012 at 09:59 AM
    The Pitiots will be here soon with their excuses about how it was just the owners fault, not the breed....blah blah blah...
  • by Good job on Feb 24, 2012 at 09:56 AM
    Glad the guy had the balls to go out there and take care of them before it got any worse. By the time PD got there, they would have been gone and on the hunt for their next victims.
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 09:06 AM
    I had a crazy woman start screaming because I walked by her with a Boston Terrier. She thought it was a pit bull. Her idiot husband acted as if it was one also. They threatened me and I stood my ground and would not let these 2 idiots get away with it. The dog at the time was also only 4 months old.
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      by ?? on Feb 24, 2012 at 09:43 AM in reply to
      And your point is?
  • by Anonymous on Feb 24, 2012 at 08:55 AM
    I love pitbulls.
  • by Scooby Location: GJ on Feb 24, 2012 at 08:51 AM
    But they are such a loving and wonderful breed.
  • by Scooby Location: GJ on Feb 24, 2012 at 08:51 AM
    But they are such a loving and wonderful breed.
  • by weWantLocalnews on Feb 24, 2012 at 08:34 AM
    A lead story from Denver? Who cares.
  • by Happy on Feb 24, 2012 at 08:16 AM
    Now shoot the owner of the Pitbulls--end of story.
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      by Agreed! on Feb 24, 2012 at 09:47 AM in reply to Happy
      Ban the breed AND the owners.
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        by no one on Feb 24, 2012 at 10:04 AM in reply to Agreed!
        I do not think banning the breed is a solution if anything all the bans they have now for these dogs have made them increase in popularity, in most cases with not responsible pet owners. Any dog can be bad in the wrong hands but the sheer strength, jaw power and easy to train traits of the pit bull make them more lethal than other dogs. The solution is to increase standards of ownership with more powerful breeds of dogs which there are others on the list as well. When people stop being stupid then stupid things like this will no longer happen however I do not see that happening any time soon.
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