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2019-02-27 10:45:15 PM  
"...the dog's owner should have known her animal had 'vicious propensities'."

Ok, I'll start it off: It's a pit bull; the girl's mother should have known the animal had vicious propensities.
 
2019-02-27 11:45:49 PM  
That little girl looks awful.
 
2019-02-28 12:10:09 AM  

T Baggins: "...the dog's owner should have known her animal had 'vicious propensities'."

Ok, I'll start it off: It's a pit bull; the girl's mother should have known the animal had vicious propensities.


Really? You're blaming the mother?
"The handler is responsible for the care and supervision of his or her service animal. If a service animal behaves in an unacceptable way and the person with a disability does not control the animal, a business or other entity does not have to allow the animal onto its premises. Uncontrolled barking, jumping on other people, or running away from the handler are examples of unacceptable behavior for a service animal."SourceAnd, by the way, just printing some PDF you downloaded or buying a bogus vest does not make your pitbull a true service dog, as defined in ADA guidelines.
 
2019-02-28 12:11:40 AM  
Ugh. I don't know why that all rantogether like that.
 
2019-02-28 12:54:43 AM  
Girl is damn lucky she didn't lose the eye
 
2019-02-28 01:00:31 AM  
If only there was a good emotional support animal with a gun
 
2019-02-28 01:07:20 AM  
It makes me sad to hear pit bull stories like this. I used to absolutely hate them, because it seemed like there was a news story about a pit bull attack every day. Also, they're like the #1 go-to for white trash home security. "He'll protect our thangs!" Then my nephew got one. A female blue nose. First thing I said to him was, "So you got a white trash security system because you're afraid somebody will steal your X-Box?

She is the sweetest, most docile dog. My female chihuahua will back her into a corner, barking at her, and the pit will just sit there and look at us, like, "Help, please. This thing is yelling at me and I don't think I did anything wrong." Even when somebody pulls up into the driveway and the chihuahuas go nuts, the pit bull won't even bark. She just goes to the door and waits, wagging her tail.

I'd take her on hikes and walks and I always kept her on a leash (even though other dog-owners didn't) because I know people are very nervous about pitties, and I don't need unnecessary aggravation from strangers. A wild hare or deer would jump out in the trail and start running and she'd just stop dead in her tracks and look up at me. "What should we do?" The look on her face made me laugh because she would alternate lifting eyebrows. Then we'd just keep going. I love that dog. I think it's partly her nature, but also, I think my nephew trained her very well. I think pit bull owners are the x-factor when it comes to pit bull behavior.
 
2019-02-28 01:11:53 AM  

whither_apophis: If only there was a good emotional support animal with a gunpitbull.


FTFY.
 
2019-02-28 01:12:35 AM  

whither_apophis: If only there was a good emotional support animal with a gun


I miss Trunk Monkey.
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2019-02-28 01:18:57 AM  
sirrerun:

"The handler is responsible for the care and supervision of his or her service animal. If a service animal behaves in an unacceptable way and the person with a disability does not control the animal, a business or other entity does not have to allow the animal onto its premises. Uncontrolled barking, jumping on other people, or running away from the handler are examples of unacceptable behavior for a service animal." Source And, by the way, just printing some PDF you downloaded or buying a bogus vest does not make your pitbull a true service dog, as defined in ADA guidelines.

ADA guidelines?  Service dog?  Ummm...  You are confused.

An 'emotional support animal' is something that a selfish asshat, who only cares about themselves, has convinced a non-objective, paid, "therapist" to write a letter about.

"I need my wookie or I can't feel calm.  Yes, I didn't train him to not poop everywhere or to not bite children or to not tear up the museum, but it makes me feel good."

An 'emotional support animal' is not a service dog and has nothing to do with the ADA.

A restaurant or airline can ban an 'emotional support animal.'  Whether or not they choose to do so is a matter of public relations.

But it has nothing to do with ADA or discrimination.

Under Title III of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and virtually all state laws, a service animal is an animal that has been trained to perform work or tasks for the benefit of a person with a disability. ... The ADA provides no protection for emotional support animals in public accommodations.
 
2019-02-28 01:47:38 AM  
Dogs are animals. You cannot expect them to behave in a certain way at all times, and you have to consider that they may attack you or other people.

And "you" here is everyone human and adult involved.
 
2019-02-28 01:52:37 AM  
Children and dogs are not a good fit. Just ask Old Yeller.

Oh wait. You can't.
 
2019-02-28 01:53:14 AM  
This does not bode well for my emotional support ocelot business.

Maybe I'll look into emotional support box jellyfish.
 
2019-02-28 01:53:29 AM  
I expect that the large number of farkers who once belonged to a Sex Pistols cover band named "Vicious Propensities" are right now getting quite a kick.
 
2019-02-28 01:55:51 AM  
I have a support Bunny named Dust.
 
2019-02-28 01:56:33 AM  
Sorry, but fark pitbulls.
 
2019-02-28 02:00:27 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: She is the sweetest, most docile dog. My female chihuahua will back her into a corner, barking at her, and the pit will just sit there and look at us, like, "Help, please. This thing is yelling at me and I don't think I did anything wrong.


I saw a very similar scene, but with a rottweiler and a chihuahua. The rottweiler was just visiting and was confused because he just wanted to play. The chihuahua was intent on defending her home from this gigantic dog.

They were both great dogs.
 
2019-02-28 02:00:55 AM  

sirrerun: T Baggins: "...the dog's owner should have known her animal had 'vicious propensities'."

Ok, I'll start it off: It's a pit bull; the girl's mother should have known the animal had vicious propensities.

Really? You're blaming the mother?

<...snip...>

Not seriously, more lampooning the lawsuit's "should have known" allegation with no supporting evidence. Maybe the owner should have known, but if the dog had never previously attacked someone, then the owner shouldn't be expected to know any more than the girl's mother should. Dogs occasionally go nuts and attack. Pit bulls more commonly than other breeds...99.995% of pit bulls in the US never kill anyone, but of dogs that do kill people in the US, most are pit bulls.
 
2019-02-28 02:04:04 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: It makes me sad to hear pit bull stories like this. I used to absolutely hate them, because it seemed like there was a news story about a pit bull attack every day. Also, they're like the #1 go-to for white trash home security. "He'll protect our thangs!" Then my nephew got one. A female blue nose. First thing I said to him was, "So you got a white trash security system because you're afraid somebody will steal your X-Box?

She is the sweetest, most docile dog. My female chihuahua will back her into a corner, barking at her, and the pit will just sit there and look at us, like, "Help, please. This thing is yelling at me and I don't think I did anything wrong." Even when somebody pulls up into the driveway and the chihuahuas go nuts, the pit bull won't even bark. She just goes to the door and waits, wagging her tail.

I'd take her on hikes and walks and I always kept her on a leash (even though other dog-owners didn't) because I know people are very nervous about pitties, and I don't need unnecessary aggravation from strangers. A wild hare or deer would jump out in the trail and start running and she'd just stop dead in her tracks and look up at me. "What should we do?" The look on her face made me laugh because she would alternate lifting eyebrows. Then we'd just keep going. I love that dog. I think it's partly her nature, but also, I think my nephew trained her very well. I think pit bull owners are the x-factor when it comes to pit bull behavior.


Those shy unsocialised dogs are the ones that will bite. Keep ytkidsvaeay, if you have any. I worked in an animal emergency clinic. Pit bulls kept us in business
 
2019-02-28 02:06:55 AM  
Don't keep pets that can kill you....or random kids.
 
2019-02-28 02:08:36 AM  

AlgaeRancher: Don't keep pets that can kill you....or random kids.


My pet is only dangerous to newts and cockroaches, what with his three remaining teeth.
 
2019-02-28 02:09:01 AM  

sirrerun: T Baggins: "...the dog's owner should have known her animal had 'vicious propensities'."

Ok, I'll start it off: It's a pit bull; the girl's mother should have known the animal had vicious propensities.

Really? You're blaming the mother?
"The handler is responsible for the care and supervision of his or her service animal. If a service animal behaves in an unacceptable way and the person with a disability does not control the animal, a business or other entity does not have to allow the animal onto its premises. Uncontrolled barking, jumping on other people, or running away from the handler are examples of unacceptable behavior for a service animal."SourceAnd, by the way, just printing some PDF you downloaded or buying a bogus vest does not make your pitbull a true service dog, as defined in ADA guidelines.


if i had a 5 year old child near any breed of dog that may flip the script and go all chew toy my child would be taken away from the dog and held securely in my arms. children are known to run right up to dogs and give them unwanted physical attention. this can scare a dog. many dogs, when scared, can lash out in self defense. the mother is an idiot. the dog is just a dog.
 
2019-02-28 02:11:12 AM  
I wouldn't sue the airlines but I would nail the doctor who signed the note to the f'ing wall.  Maybe doctors wouldn't be so quick to pass out these bs emotional support letters if they knew they could be held liable.
 
2019-02-28 02:17:09 AM  

AlgaeRancher: Don't keep pets that can kill you....or random kids.


I try really hard not to keep random kids that can kill me.
 
2019-02-28 02:17:25 AM  
How about society does the right thing, and do away with this emotional support animal thing.  They're pets, all pets are emotional support animals.  They should all be banned from public areas not for animals.  Simple as that.  Leave the exceptions to real service animals.  If it is going to take laws, then we need laws to stop this madness.
 
2019-02-28 02:18:01 AM  

sinko swimo: if i had a 5 year old child near any breed of dog that may flip the script and go all chew toy my child would be taken away from the dog and held securely in my arms. children are known to run right up to dogs and give them unwanted physical attention. this can scare a dog. many dogs, when scared, can lash out in self defense. the mother is an idiot. the dog is just a dog.


Well, that's a BS and not well-thought-out discussion.  This was at an airport.  "A polar bear is just a polar bear."  Do I get to bring my cute-looking polar bear to a public place and the mother is to blame if she doesn't expect a farking-carnivore of the highest level to be where families are traveling to meet one another?  No one is blaming the dog, but why should anyone blame the mother?  It's not as if an airport should be a place she needs to be on the lookout for vicious wild animals.
 
2019-02-28 02:18:18 AM  

relaxitsjustme: I wouldn't sue the airlines but I would nail the doctor who signed the note to the f'ing wall.  Maybe doctors wouldn't be so quick to pass out these bs emotional support letters if they knew they could be held liable.


Support animals are bullshiat. That any asshole can get a certification for some shiatty dog is a failing in and of itself.
 
2019-02-28 02:18:28 AM  
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2019-02-28 02:20:53 AM  
Don't want to crate it?  It should at least be muzzled.
 
2019-02-28 02:21:49 AM  

Loucifer: I expect that the large number of farkers who once belonged to a Sex Pistols cover band named "Vicious Propensities" are right now getting quite a kick.


That's the name of my Se.... oh, you've seen our show?  hope you weren't in the front 3 rows.  I'm all better now...  was a dairy thing apparently.    Carry on.
 
2019-02-28 02:23:32 AM  

relaxitsjustme: I wouldn't sue the airlines but I would nail the doctor who signed the note to the f'ing wall.  Maybe doctors wouldn't be so quick to pass out these bs emotional support letters if they knew they could be held liable.


Who said there was a doctor who signed any letter?  I seriously doubt most emotional support animals don't have documentation page one to declare any special training, or need to have them at all times.  It is a scam, because pet owners are figuring out they can get away with it.
 
2019-02-28 02:28:06 AM  

tpmchris: [img.fark.net image 425x334]


Reminds me of this:

Two boys are playing football in Central Park when one is attacked by a rabid rottweiler. Thinking quickly, the other boy rips a board off of a nearby fence, wedges it down the dog's collar and twists, breaking the dog's neck.
A reporter strolling by sees the incident, and rushes over to interview the boy.
"Young Giants Fan Saves Friend From Vicious Animal," he writes in his notebook.
"But I'm not a Giants fan," the little hero replies.
"Sorry, since we are in New York, I just assumed you were," says the reporter.
"Little Jets Fan Rescues Friend From Horrific Attack," he writes in his notebook.
"I'm not a Jets fan either," the boy says.
"I assumed everyone in New York was either for the Giants or Jets. What team do you root for?" the reporter asks.
"I'm a Cowboys fan," the child says.
The reporter starts a new sheet in his notebook and writes, "Little Redneck Maniac Kills Beloved Family Pet."
 
2019-02-28 02:28:35 AM  

relaxitsjustme: I wouldn't sue the airlines but I would nail the doctor who signed the note to the f'ing wall.  Maybe doctors wouldn't be so quick to pass out these bs emotional support letters if they knew they could be held liable.


This is why physicians and veterinarians no longer consider signing this shiat. The airlines know we aren't especially business savvy and are trying to foist their liability on to us. I don't sign anything for the airlines or fake emotional support animal people.
 
2019-02-28 02:34:08 AM  
This bothered me:

Kama Simonds, a spokeswoman for the Port of Portland, said in an email to the Oregonian that the Port may ask a traveler if the dog is a trained service animal and can ask what service the dog provides.

I see a policy change coming. You can buy knock-off "service animal" vests on Amazon. I have a VA card, identifying me as disabled and a veteran, should I need to prove either. Unfortunately they need to get this kind of thing for service animal owners (preferably with accompanying ID for the animal). Some states have minor penalties for faking a service animal (TX - $300 fine, 30hrs community service). They need to jack that up to "F*ck, not trying to pull that with my emotional support iguana" levels.
 
2019-02-28 02:34:25 AM  

ecmoRandomNumbers: It makes me sad to hear pit bull stories like this. I used to absolutely hate them, because it seemed like there was a news story about a pit bull attack every day. Also, they're like the #1 go-to for white trash home security. "He'll protect our thangs!" Then my nephew got one. A female blue nose. First thing I said to him was, "So you got a white trash security system because you're afraid somebody will steal your X-Box?

She is the sweetest, most docile dog. My female chihuahua will back her into a corner, barking at her, and the pit will just sit there and look at us, like, "Help, please. This thing is yelling at me and I don't think I did anything wrong." Even when somebody pulls up into the driveway and the chihuahuas go nuts, the pit bull won't even bark. She just goes to the door and waits, wagging her tail.

I'd take her on hikes and walks and I always kept her on a leash (even though other dog-owners didn't) because I know people are very nervous about pitties, and I don't need unnecessary aggravation from strangers. A wild hare or deer would jump out in the trail and start running and she'd just stop dead in her tracks and look up at me. "What should we do?" The look on her face made me laugh because she would alternate lifting eyebrows. Then we'd just keep going. I love that dog. I think it's partly her nature, but also, I think my nephew trained her very well. I think pit bull owners are the x-factor when it comes to pit bull behavior.


You hear a lot of pitbull attack stories because it's the dogbreed that's been designated as this decades target breed for media scorn. Last decade it was rottweiler. Decade before that was Alsatians. Fun bit of info, the dog breed in america that bites the most people is Golden Retriever.... because that's the most owned dog breed in america. Incidents of aggressive behavior leading to biting incidents are roughly the same across all breed, but everyone wants to hear about pitbull cases so they can go ''See? Dangerous animals, we should kill them all!" and feel smug and superior.

/this is coming from someone with facial scars from when a rottweiler tried to tear it off during highschool
//dog bites/attacks are the cause of their owners. the owners are the pack leaders to the dog, and they are only following orders
 
2019-02-28 02:40:26 AM  

Smoking GNU: ecmoRandomNumbers: It makes me sad to hear pit bull stories like this. I used to absolutely hate them, because it seemed like there was a news story about a pit bull attack every day. Also, they're like the #1 go-to for white trash home security. "He'll protect our thangs!" Then my nephew got one. A female blue nose. First thing I said to him was, "So you got a white trash security system because you're afraid somebody will steal your X-Box?

She is the sweetest, most docile dog. My female chihuahua will back her into a corner, barking at her, and the pit will just sit there and look at us, like, "Help, please. This thing is yelling at me and I don't think I did anything wrong." Even when somebody pulls up into the driveway and the chihuahuas go nuts, the pit bull won't even bark. She just goes to the door and waits, wagging her tail.

I'd take her on hikes and walks and I always kept her on a leash (even though other dog-owners didn't) because I know people are very nervous about pitties, and I don't need unnecessary aggravation from strangers. A wild hare or deer would jump out in the trail and start running and she'd just stop dead in her tracks and look up at me. "What should we do?" The look on her face made me laugh because she would alternate lifting eyebrows. Then we'd just keep going. I love that dog. I think it's partly her nature, but also, I think my nephew trained her very well. I think pit bull owners are the x-factor when it comes to pit bull behavior.

You hear a lot of pitbull attack stories because it's the dogbreed that's been designated as this decades target breed for media scorn. Last decade it was rottweiler. Decade before that was Alsatians. Fun bit of info, the dog breed in america that bites the most people is Golden Retriever.... because that's the most owned dog breed in america. Incidents of aggressive behavior leading to biting incidents are roughly the same across all breed, but everyone wants to hear about pitbull cases so they can go ''See? Dangerous animals, we should kill them all!" and feel smug and superior.

/this is coming from someone with facial scars from when a rottweiler tried to tear it off during highschool
//dog bites/attacks are the cause of their owners. the owners are the pack leaders to the dog, and they are only following orders


Bullshiat. And Rottweilers were more popular 15 years ago. I had clients that were afraid of their own Rottweilers
 
2019-02-28 02:41:30 AM  
Yup. this happened to me about 17 years ago.
 
2019-02-28 02:41:36 AM  
Maul? A pitbull could do that with one bite by accident with a child. I think there's more to this story. I'm waiting to hear how the child basically crawled all over the dog, causing it to react as it did. No pitbull just goes for a child, but if not exposed to children while the child is not taught to respect that this is a powerful dog not taken to being manhandled by strangers, then I have no sympathy.

The dog is in a strange place, so is obviously going to be stressed.You don't just go and cuddle strange dogs in unusual circumstances. The handlers of the dog and the child (the parent, obviously) are both to blame for not having realistic expectations of what would happen in a situation like this.
 
2019-02-28 02:42:27 AM  

chookbillion: Smoking GNU: ecmoRandomNumbers: It makes me sad to hear pit bull stories like this. I used to absolutely hate them, because it seemed like there was a news story about a pit bull attack every day. Also, they're like the #1 go-to for white trash home security. "He'll protect our thangs!" Then my nephew got one. A female blue nose. First thing I said to him was, "So you got a white trash security system because you're afraid somebody will steal your X-Box?

She is the sweetest, most docile dog. My female chihuahua will back her into a corner, barking at her, and the pit will just sit there and look at us, like, "Help, please. This thing is yelling at me and I don't think I did anything wrong." Even when somebody pulls up into the driveway and the chihuahuas go nuts, the pit bull won't even bark. She just goes to the door and waits, wagging her tail.

I'd take her on hikes and walks and I always kept her on a leash (even though other dog-owners didn't) because I know people are very nervous about pitties, and I don't need unnecessary aggravation from strangers. A wild hare or deer would jump out in the trail and start running and she'd just stop dead in her tracks and look up at me. "What should we do?" The look on her face made me laugh because she would alternate lifting eyebrows. Then we'd just keep going. I love that dog. I think it's partly her nature, but also, I think my nephew trained her very well. I think pit bull owners are the x-factor when it comes to pit bull behavior.

You hear a lot of pitbull attack stories because it's the dogbreed that's been designated as this decades target breed for media scorn. Last decade it was rottweiler. Decade before that was Alsatians. Fun bit of info, the dog breed in america that bites the most people is Golden Retriever.... because that's the most owned dog breed in america. Incidents of aggressive behavior leading to biting incidents are roughly the same across all breed, but everyone wants to hear about pitbull cases s ...


Crap, i thought i quoted you here. Here goes again:

Yup. this happened to me about 17 years ago.
 
2019-02-28 02:44:26 AM  

edmo: That little girl looks awful.


Those shoes and that coat, jeeeeez!
 
2019-02-28 03:09:18 AM  
I think I've read dozens of media articles about pit bull owners who could not understand how their otherwise gentle, docile pet blew a gasket and attacked someone. Maybe its the old story about how every dog is a pit bull, in the same vein as every gun is an AK47. Whatever. My parents bred a few breeds and I was in daily contact with dogs for much of my early life. Sometimes a dog just goes sideways. I was attacked by a small dog that lightening fast hit me from behind and sank it's teeth into my leg. No big deal injury wise but the owner, another breeder, was shocked as it had never happened before. And I'm not defending pit bulls as the statistics point towards a much higher rate of attacks. Good thing we don't have a lot of chimps as pets, as I recall one of the first face transplants was due to a chimp attack - which literally destroyed the patients face.
 
2019-02-28 03:13:27 AM  
This was a failure by the mom. So what if your kid wants to pet someone else's dog? "No" how hard is it to say that? Any dog can snap, and kids are short enough that their face is right there. I would rule this is one of those cases of shared responsibility with the mom being 90% because if she keeps her daughter away from strange dogs then this bite doesn't happen.
 
2019-02-28 03:30:04 AM  
FARK PIT BULLS.
 
2019-02-28 03:37:56 AM  
Strange, it's usually elderly getting chewed up by pit bulls.
And they usually don't survive.
 
2019-02-28 03:42:40 AM  
I miss my emotional support honey badger.
 
2019-02-28 03:50:57 AM  

Kuta: FARK PIT BULLS.


No.  Fark humans.  No dog is naturally an asshole.  It has to be taught that, either deliberately or through abuse/neglect.
 
2019-02-28 03:51:13 AM  

Riche: I miss my emotional support honey badger.


Yeah, sorry about that. My emotional support vorpal bunny was hungry.
 
2019-02-28 03:53:01 AM  
I lived in Baltimore for four years and everyone there has a pitbull.  Every single one I met was a sweet land seal.  The only dog that's ever bitten me in my entire life was a Springer Spaniel.

/MY Springer Spaniel, at that
//inbreeding is bad yo
///that dog was insane
 
2019-02-28 03:55:12 AM  
Pit Bull= The Ted Bundy of the canine world.
 
2019-02-28 04:08:47 AM  
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