News Damned Pit Bulls
posted by September 24 at 14:11 PMon
And now it’s official:
Pilgrim Congregational Church will open its doors to dogs and cats, parrots and parakeets, and any other animal people want to bring to a blessing of the animals at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5.
One exception—no pit bulls. The church’s insurance policy won’t let them through the door because of their reputation, deserved or not, for being aggressive.
“It’s unfortunate, we didn’t want to have any restrictions,” said Alana Snyder, a church member. “We’re thinking of ways of getting people into the church and Weymouth is a community focused on dogs.”
Don’t know how they got that reputation. In other pit bull news: pit bulls running loose kill two dogs in Pennsylvania; police dog attacked by pair of pit bulls in British Columbia; pit bulls attack wheelchair-bound man and his three year-old son in Tennessee; pregnant woman in Maine upset that her two pit bulls were put to sleep after escaping from her home and attacking a neighbor’s dog; pit bull in Florida shot to death after it attacks an elderly man, his granddaughter, and a police officer; woman’s new pit bull attacks her three year-old son in New Zealand, ripping large chunk of flesh from the boy’s arm.
Last word to an animal control officer in New Zealand:
“No animal control officers trust pit bulls. They’re not like other dogs. I’m not sure why people get dogs like this. I mean, what is the need for a dog like that? They were specifically bred for fighting other dogs. When you get a pit bull biting, it’s a lot more severe. Because their jaws are so powerful, they actually take a chunk out. Other breeds will take a nip then run off.”