these are attacks by dogs that have been through the rescue/rehab system that have just occurred in the last month. these are the attacks that we KNOW about.
lawrenceburg, tennessee a couple adopted an apbt named "dillinger" from eleven eleven bull rescue in dickson, tennessee. within minutes of them bringing baby home, he attacked them. the woman had 60 stictches in her hand and the man had reconstructive surgery on his leg. while dillinger was under quarantine, he attacked an animal control officer. he lost part of his thumb and recieved injuries to his arm.
woodbury, minnesota a 53 yr old retired police officer adopted an american bulldog from a texas rescue. five months later as the two watched tv, the dog mauled him. he lost an ear and a good chunk of his face and nearly lost an eye. i'm still looking for the rescue org that placed igor.
royal oakes, michigan an apbt named rocky got loose from his foster mommy and attacked another dog. the rescue, paws for life rescue and adoption, is spinning quite a tale and talking about law suits because animal control dared to euthanize rocky after he bit two men who tried to save the dog that rocky zeroed in on, despite the fact that the negligent person who was fostering him TURNED HIM OVER VOLUNTARILY. watch the rescue's head honcho courtney protz-sanders spin the facts and blame everyone one for this attack except the dingy rescue angels who think that it's all how you raise 'em!
new canaan, connecticut attorney and pit bull advocate/rescuer for bully breed rescue benni mcgrath's ambull got away from her and attacked 2 snack sized dogs. the owner was bitten trying to protect her little dogs.
and a few honorable mentions
michigan dog fighters joshua gates, martin phillips and jay rodriguez claimed they were only operating a pit bull rescue. they later pled guilty to dog fighting.
border collie breeder/rescuer richard swafford of tennessee was raided last september for running what appeared to be a puppy mill.
SPCA volunteer anna klafter was kicked in the head when her OFF LEASH therapy wiggle butt attacked a police horse. this woman received 2 tickets totaling <$200 but she deserved a darwin award.
then there is pit bull rescuer tia torres, married to a felon who is back in prison. torres tried to open a brothell to pay for her 200 plus rescued pit bulls and hired ex-cons to come and help her care for them. she has managed to finagle a tv show called pit bulls and parolees.
tia maria torres
what is wrong with this picture?
for starters, there is absolutely no regulation or oversight for the dog/cat rescue industry.
this is made worse by the fact that the pit nutter community headed up by jane berkey, donna reynolds and ledy vankavage has successfully commandeered themselves into the position of authority on pit bulls, where they defined the breed, the problem and the solution. you have people like janet hinkley and rhonda lang who are totally clueless about pit bulls, presenting themselves as "experts" and spoonfeeding bullshit to the media. unless someone out there is exposing them, how is the man on the street to know any different?