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In memory of Chloe beautiful girl shot

May 23rd, 2005, 07:06 PM
In Memory of Chloe...

Below is Chloe's story, please read it and take precautions. With the BSL fights happening people are getting crazy. Please keep an eye on your dogs!!! For additional information on the BSL in Australia click here.

This is from someone I know who rescues Staffys in Sydney.... They
also rehome other bull breeds as not many places will. This is how it
starts.... we'll probably hear more about baitings and other abuses in
the next few months:

Many of you will have seen Chloe and recognised her as a pure, red-
nosed American Pit Bull Terrier. When she first came to us, Chloe was
so shy around new people, we could not approach her without her
cringing in fear. However, after several weeks of gentle handling and
TLC, she soon blossomed into a happy and confident dog. She loved the
company of people, but preferred to be around other dogs.
She was rehomed once, but unfortunately was returned due to being a
brilliant escape artist.

About a week ago, a lovely person decided that they would love to
adopt Chloe and were in the process of finding a house where she could

We kept Chloe in a large, brick kennel and were in the process of
extending the run with 10 foot fences so she could be outside without
being able to escape. The only part of her kennel that was not solid
brick was the front side. This was made from steel fencing, with the
gate having chain-link wire.

Sometime during last Thursday night, Chloe went missing from her
kennel. When I came out the next morning to clean her kennel, it was
empty and there was a small hole in the gate. We searched far and
wide, but with 300 acres around us and only limited time available, we
did not find any sign of her.

When we re-examined the kennel, we soon realised that there was no way
that Chloe could have escaped through the hole in the gate. It was too
small for her head, let alone her entire body. There was no blood,
despite the fact that she would have badly lacerated her mouth chewing
on the wire. We were left with the sad conclusion that Chloe was
either stolen or let out.

Our greatest fear was that Chloe would be used for "pit-fighting".
Thankfully, this was not to be her fate. However, it was not a whole
lot better.

Chloe was found on Sunday, by a lady who lives not far from us. She
had been shot in the chest. The bullet was lodged near her aorta.
She was in bad shape and in a great deal of pain, but still alive.
She was taken to Baulkham Hills Referal Vet, where the staff made her comfortable and relatively pain free.

After discussions with BHRV and our regular vet, we came to the
difficult conclusion that we really had no happy options. The only
thing we could do was have her put to sleep. The staff at BHRV were
absolutely wonderful and we can't praise them highly enough.

Chloe will be returning to us shortly. We will bury her in the paddock
where she enjoyed running so freely.

This is a warning to all owners of "pitbulls". We believe that Chloe
did not escape. We believe that she was either let out or stolen.

My heart goes out to staffyrescue, R.I.P beautiful girl.

May 24th, 2005, 07:41 AM
What a beautiful dog.

May 24th, 2005, 07:57 AM
Tybrax,the cruelty of humans never cease to horrify me...RIP beautiful Chloe :love:

May 24th, 2005, 08:07 AM
This just breaks my heart. It is so sad what some people are capable of doing. Poor Chloe, she deserved so much more in life and someone took it all away from her.

May 24th, 2005, 10:00 AM
R.I.P. Chloe :sad:

It's sad that we have to worry about our dogs being stolen for whatever reason the theives wants them for. This is one of my biggest fears of leaving Copper in the jeep(locked) while I run into a store. I will be getting a security system soon(i hope) just to ease my mind.

May 24th, 2005, 11:06 AM
I am so sorry for your loss! It is a heartbreaking story and I do hope you can treasure the time you had with her. Have you reported this to the police?

May 27th, 2005, 02:04 AM
There was a problem in the area i used to live with people letting dogs out of yards, runs, or even off tie-out chains. Stupid Kids, with equally stupid parents. We ended up padlocking the gates, & what a Pain that was.