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Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:06 PM

Help save a sweet pit bull!

This is Mellie. She is 2 years old and was cited as a vicous dog because she jumped up on a guy and tore his T-shirt last fall. Her 'trial' is tomorrow in Benton County Arkansas. The local shelter professionals have evaluated her and declared she isn't vicous in any way.

Please sign this petition or the one on Facebook.

http://www.thepetitionsite.com/199/450/028/an-innocent-pit-bull-is-given-a-vicious-dog-citation/

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Reply Help save a sweet pit bull! (Original post)
sinkingfeeling Feb 2013 OP
hlthe2b Feb 2013 #1
Lebam in LA Feb 2013 #2
smokey nj Feb 2013 #3
Auntie Bush Feb 2013 #4
xchrom Feb 2013 #5
Helen Reddy Feb 2013 #6
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #7
KurtNYC Feb 2013 #8
Demo_Chris Feb 2013 #10
grntuscarora Feb 2013 #9
AtomicKitten Feb 2013 #11
sinkingfeeling Feb 2013 #12
DainBramaged Feb 2013 #13

Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:35 PM

1. If it were nearby me, I'd likely take in the dog. I hope a reprieve results...

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:37 PM

2. She is beautiful

I wish I could have a dog but living situation does not allow it and my cat and the 3 strays I take care of would not like it much. How sad. I hope she can be spared as well raised pit bulls are great dogs

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:37 PM

3. Signed.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 03:53 PM

4. I signed it too. Poor dog!

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:25 PM

5. Du rec. My pitie just jumped all over the yard guy.

He just gave her lovins - she thinks he is the bomb.

She thinks everyone is the bomb.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 04:54 PM

6. A picture of loveliness she is!

 

Please be saved. Poor Pits get such a bad rap.

Is that a piggy or a bunny with her? We have both here at this home, kinda looks like a combo of both.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 05:11 PM

7. She jumped up on a guy and tore his shirt? Questions:

 

Who was this guy? Adult? Kid?

HOW did she tear his shirt? Was it her paws of her teeth?

Obviously there is something more to this story. Someone reported her to the authorities. Do you have any more information?

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Response to Demo_Chris (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:00 PM

8. more detail

http://www.4029tv.com/news/arkansas/northwest/Local-man-says-pit-bull-attacked-him/-/8897460/18381556/-/format/rsss_2.0/-/111oab3/-/index.html

Even the guy who got jumped by 3 dogs, including Mellie, says he doesn't want the dog put down: "I don't want their dogs to be taken away or anything like that. I didn't even want cops involved," Rhinehart said.

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Response to KurtNYC (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 09:44 PM

10. Interesting...

 

He was attacked by THREE dogs, her's was just one of them. Apparently the dog got loose and used this freedom to "assault" someone. Whether it tore his shirt by jumping up on him with its paws or it tore his shirt by biting it. Who knows.

He was so afraid he didn't want to walk past the house again, and instead stopped at a neighbor's home to ask for help. Fortunately it wasn't a little kid.

Lucky for him the three dogs did not wish to injure him seriously or he would be severely mauled or dead.

In any case, the judge will hear both sides of the story and make what he thinks is the best decision based upon the evidence.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Tue Feb 5, 2013, 06:43 PM

9. Signed!

nt

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Wed Feb 6, 2013, 03:30 PM

11. I forwarded this to Villalobos.

---> http://www.vrcpitbull.net/dog/

They have rescued out-of-state pit bulls sentenced to death: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/04/prada-the-pit-bull-spared-from-death-row/

I hope someone intervenes in time.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Original post)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 10:21 AM

12. Good News! Mellie was spared! Her classification was reduced to 'nuisance'.

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Response to sinkingfeeling (Reply #12)

Fri Feb 8, 2013, 05:32 PM

13. I know dogs 1/4 her size that could be classified as nuisance

good for here that she was spared. An intelligent judge, a stupid complaint, and a stupid person who will do that shit to anyone or anythng.

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