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Everyone wants to adopt toe eating pit bull!!

heidiho
December 15th, 2006, 01:08 PM
I dont know how to post video here,but on cnn.com it says they are getting lots of calls from people wanting to adopt him....yipee!!!!!!!! :thumbs up :thumbs up

technodoll
December 15th, 2006, 01:23 PM
yayy! that is good news :thumbs up

wonder if anyone wants to adopt the kid, too... :rolleyes:

heidiho
December 15th, 2006, 01:25 PM
to funny..my computer doesnt show videos real good,really wish i could see the story.but that is really good news.....

technodoll
December 15th, 2006, 01:28 PM
i looked on cnn but can't find the story :frustrated: in which section is it?

heidiho
December 15th, 2006, 01:45 PM
On www.cnn.com the first screen that comes up half way down there is a video area and there is a picture of puppy it should be right there

technodoll
December 15th, 2006, 01:47 PM
i think they keep rotating the videos... i just can't find it :frustrated: :(

heidiho
December 15th, 2006, 01:48 PM
right where is says watch video,

heidiho
December 15th, 2006, 01:50 PM
i just looked i swear its there,wish i could figure out how to do it,i wnat someone to tell me what video says about it

Hunter's_owner
December 15th, 2006, 01:53 PM
I can't say it either...is there a way CNN can switch its web page for those looking at it from Canada vs. those from the states???

Heidi you can save the link and post the link here, that should work.

Hunter's_owner
December 15th, 2006, 01:55 PM
I got it:thumbs up

Techno, you see where it says watch video. Then select the button that says featured video, you can pick "Most watched" From this you will see more choices of video, and its there.

Prin
December 15th, 2006, 01:59 PM
Yeah, it's called "folks try to adopt pup that ate baby's toes"... Too bad CNN isn't link friendly.:frustrated:

erykah1310
December 15th, 2006, 03:12 PM
Well i think the pup and the kid should both be adopted out ( prolly not together :shrug: ) but that kid needs some more responsible parents too.

chico2
December 15th, 2006, 03:43 PM
I got it,but they say they don't adopt out pit-bulls because they are used for fighting...I guess it means this poor little baby will be euthanized:sad:
Even if he did chew off that poor little childs toes,I am sure it was not because he was a pittie-pup,or aggressive..
The parents must have been completely out of it,not hear this childs cries,they deserve to loose him..:evil:

Golden Girls
December 15th, 2006, 04:00 PM
The whole picture is extremely bizarre. How could parents not hear a child's scream? I'm happy to hear they removed the child and the puppy. I don't however understand why the representative for Bossier City Animal Control can even say they probably won't be adopting out the puppy because they fear the pitbull will be used to fight? What a stupid comment :confused: The pup was either starving or bored, I feel horrible for both the baby and pup. I tried calling and I was referred to the SPCA in LA and every where else but and no one knew what I was talking about. I can't get the number even through the operator :shrug: O I hope animal welfarist out in California jump on this one. Fingers crossed for that child. What is wrong with people.

heidiho
December 15th, 2006, 04:05 PM
No way i dont get it,dont they screen people and do a home check before they would adopt out anyway??

chico2
December 15th, 2006, 04:06 PM
Maybe they have BSL like here in Ontario Canada:sad:

jesse's mommy
December 15th, 2006, 05:03 PM
Here's the link:

http://www.cnn.com/video/partners/clickability/index.html?url=/video/us/2006/12/14/gouedy.dog.chews.baby.toes.ksla

Kristin7
December 16th, 2006, 11:54 AM
Those 'parents' should be thrown in jail, imo. Poor pup and poor baby. I hope someone will be able to adopt them.

wdawson
December 16th, 2006, 02:56 PM
the human race never ceases to amaze me........and we think animals should be spayed\neutered........we should extend that alittle..:rolleyes:

t.pettet
December 16th, 2006, 10:10 PM
:thumbs up for that last reply.

rainbow
December 17th, 2006, 04:04 AM
Link doesn't work for me. :(

Angie J
December 19th, 2006, 04:31 PM
I would opt to put the pup down, if it were my choice. True, there are MANY well behaved PB's.... I know a few, But, this one did a very BAD thing. Regardless of the circumstances being poorly controled, some dogs are mean spirited (not some breeds.... some dogs). What if that was a factor here, would it be worth it to risk another biting? I've seen 2 kids bitten by their own family dogs without provocation... sometimes it just does happen. I know my thought wont be popular, but, some risks arent worth it IMO.

Angie

Golden Girls
December 19th, 2006, 04:43 PM
Were talking a pup chewing on toes. I have a hard time just visualizing what the poor baby felt while this was being done but how could it be the puppy's fault? There obviously wasn't any adults around or at least no one was taking care of both the baby and puppy. The only risk factor here is these parents IMO:shrug:

jesse's mommy
December 19th, 2006, 04:53 PM
I'm with you GG. This is NOT the pups fault. First of all, why is a 6 week old puppy away from it's litter? It's way too soon. It was most likely trying to nurse. Second, WHERE WERE THE PARENTS? Why were either of them left unattended? You don't leave babies or puppies by themself. They can get into anything. The parents "say they were sleeping next to the baby". Come on, that is the biggest lie ever. If they were anywhere near either of them, this would not happen. It doesn't matter if this was a pitbull or not. It's a case of parental neglect!

wdawson
December 19th, 2006, 06:09 PM
yea the parents sleeping right there.....hmmm...very fishy:rolleyes:

chico2
December 20th, 2006, 06:49 AM
I totally agree,this pup is a baby...I have hard time believing the"parents" story..I hope both the baby and the pup will get better homes:fingerscr

Angie J
December 20th, 2006, 08:16 AM
I'm not disagreeing its not the pups fault; It is just a baby after all. what I'm saying is some dogs are predisposed to be agressive (dominant, submissive, alpha ...) and in this case, with no real witnesses of the event, who would know the dogs disposition? We can look at cute puppy pics and debate fault, but in this sad instance.... terrible situation..... the bad act needs to be taken into account. I wouldnt want to say this dog would not bite again... how could I know? It's unfortunate for him... but, for me, I'd focus my energy rather on saving a gentle pup from a pound and rehoming it rather than a dog with a history such as this one. If everyone who wants to adopt this one dog went to the pound and adopted a homeless animal, we might see some real progress!

Angie

jesse's mommy
December 20th, 2006, 03:27 PM
Are you kidding? You have to be joking to have this kind of view.

heidiho
December 20th, 2006, 03:48 PM
So you are saying they should put puppy to sleep?????Because it was neglected and not supervised,i believe this puppy can find a good home and be trained properly.

Angie J
December 20th, 2006, 05:20 PM
I'm saying sometimes its better safe than sorry. I'd also like to believe that the pup could be a great pet; But I can't say that with any certainty... I could only hope it... as, of course I would. But that's not true of all dogs, for many different reasons, some environmental and some instinctual. What I'm saying is its not just a simple judgement to make when so much is at stake; And if it was deemed a safe animal, that shouldn't be a judgement made purely on the fact that its young or cute.

Angie J

Golden Girls
December 21st, 2006, 06:20 AM
And if it was deemed a safe animal, that shouldn't be a judgement made purely on the fact that its young or cute.Angie JOn the flipside, it appears you are making a judgement call simply because it's a pitbull type :confused:

How could you say better be safe then sorry - did you even read that this was a 6 week old puppy? Like JM said, it was probably trying to nurse and nurse and nurse. Please do not confuse that with possible future aggression my goodness! I see it as a starving pup not as you say: predisposed to be agressive (dominant, submissive, alpha ...) and in this case, with no real witnesses of the event, who would know the dogs disposition? We can look at cute puppy pics and debate fault, but in this sad instance.... terrible situation..... the bad act needs to be taken into account. I wouldnt want to say this dog would not bite again... how could I know? :rolleyes: Let me spell it out for you, this was not a bite - are you kidding :frustrated:

Hunter's_owner
December 21st, 2006, 06:51 AM
It may not have been the puppy after all:
http://www.pets.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=34359
:confused:

Golden Girls
December 21st, 2006, 07:16 AM
oh my god :confused:

Angie J
December 21st, 2006, 07:43 AM
I'll wager the kid growing up with no toes doesnt care wether you name the event a "bite" or "nursing". Would your toughts be on the pup if that was your grandchild?

My best friend has a pitbull. My dogs play with it on a regular basis; Besides the fact that it's law here to muzzle this "type" of dog, I always encourage her to let it play without the muzzle on my property. She is always reluctant because she is aware that IF the dog were to bite it could be her pups last day. I love this dog. I am NOT reacting to the 'type'... only the act.

If you notice my first post was titled Devils Advocte.... so heres a question that also applies: What IS the line crossed when a dog (of any type or age) MUST be destroyed because of a "bad act"?

And my reference to gentle dogs being destroyed was theoretic; Compared to this one dog who has comitted a bad act, there are so many dogs being destroyed that certainly are innocents....... Unfortunately the phones aren't ringing off the hook at the shelters to save them. I wish the public outcry and support was as strong for them as it is in the case of this One.

I truely hope it was the ferret.

Angie J

Golden Girls
December 21st, 2006, 08:14 AM
I'll wager the kid growing up with no toes doesnt care wether you name the event a "bite" or "nursing". Would your toughts be on the pup if that was your grandchild?My thoughts would be the EXACT same thing whether it was my son's, my grandkids, myself my neighbors and even you. This is a case of negligence on the PARENTS part - point finale!

I'm going to play it safe right now and bow out from this thread.

Angie J
December 21st, 2006, 09:23 AM
Agreed on both points.

The parents, pet owners.... were negligent. Sadly, many dogs (pets) pay the price for their owners neglegence.

I will also have had my full say.

PS... I change my mind; I don't hope it was the ferret. Can you imagine how it would feel to have a ferret gnaw through all those toes???? :pray:

Angie