Pit bull lovers gathered at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday for a demonstration against “breed-specific legislation” — laws that ban or otherwise restrict ownership of dogs by breed, most often aimed at pit bulls.
“Thank you for coming today,” shouted comedian Rebecca Corry, who organized the Million Pibble March — “pibble” being the affectionate name for pitties — on behalf of her dog Angel, who’d been severely abused by a previous owner.
“Today we are sending the message to legislators on the federal, state and local levels that killing and banning the victim is not and never will be OK, or the answer,” said Corry. “People trying to put an end to pit bull terriers live at a low level and need rescuing, too. Sadly, trying to reason with dumb is like asking a person with no arms to give you a hug.”
A dog was fatally shot by police early Friday morning after it reportedly charged at them
Colorado Springs officers were on Sandpiper Drive investigating a report of a disturbance when the pit bull began to run at them, police said.
According to the police blotter report, officers repeatedly tried to get the animal to stop but it kept coming. One of the officers shot the dog to keep from getting attacked, the report said. Other officers also used their guns, firing four shots at the pit bull.
SEATTLE — Two pit bull dogs running loose attacked a 3-year-old girl and 74-year-old woman Thursday night in south Seattle.
Police say the little girl, her sister and mother had just left church and were trying to climb into their car when one dog bit the girl in the face. The second dog bit the girl on the head, leaving two puncture wounds. Some men in the group chased off the dogs.
“Dog Warden Tom Skeldon claims to have stopped killing all but the sickest puppies in his pound, but will continue to put down “pit bulls,” young and old, a member of the warden oversight committee said yesterday.”