Saturday, August 18, 2012

Leah Purcell and Spindletop Update

Dog Aggressive Jasper is Up For Adoption!

Investigative reporter and pit bull owner Craig Malisow brings to light even more of Leah Purcell's degenerate life and career as a pit bull rescuer.

Don't miss the part that reveals Purcell was married to convicted sex offender and pedophile, Frank Corrente  (Texas offenses, Florida offenses) who admits to bashing in the brains of a rottweiler with a ball peen hammer and, though Purcell disapproved, that was not a relationship ender for her.  The ex husband claims that Purcell kept some of those pits in crates for 13 years.

Note that Malisow has the date, 2004, for the fire I mentioned when a fellow rescuer discovered that Purcell was warehousing dogs at that time.  That is two years before Best Friends Animal Society paid her over  $81,000 to care for and adopt out pit bulls rescued after hurricane Katrina and 3 years before Purcell was asked to be a signatory on the Amicus Brief regarding the disposition of the Vick dogs.

The pit bull Craig Malisow featured on the cover of his story is Jasper who I included in the list of dog-aggressive dogs on my post about Spindletop.  Jasper "was having some issues with other dogs.  He went to Spindletop for "training."  He and his sister were fighting pretty badly.  We are going to have them both evaluated by a trainer in San Antonio as soon as we get him back."  Good news!  Even though it was decided he needed to go to Spindletop for training and obviously got none, the same rescue that sent him to Spindletop now has put him up for adoption!  It's a Miracle!

44 comments:

dawn james said...

snack, i don't see Frank Corrente's criminal offenses in texas.

can you send me the link or save a pdf and send it to me?

dawn james said...

interesting how jasper's profile doesn't carry any no dogs warning.

DubV said...

Joe Rogan on pit bulls

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bbInhc52Yt8

snack sized dog said...

The link is fixed!

Rumpelstiltskin said...

DubV,

That's pretty much it. Pit nutters ignore the facts but Joe described pit bull behavior in a nutshell.

snarky said...

JOE BROGAN
never heard of him before but i think he must be the only honest pitter in the world .

snack sized dog said...

Yeah no dog warnings at all. dog aggression gone. He just plays rough now. magic!

Jake said...

I enjoyed what Joe Rogan had to say, but I wonder about the coyote story - I suppose there might be a kernel of truth there somewhere but it just seems like the sort of thing a pit owner would brag about. Certain aspects of it seem implausible to me.

dawn james said...

interesting video. i used to love that guy in newsradio. not sure that i believe that coyote story. coyotes don't live in packs of 9.

dawn james said...

"dog aggression gone. He just plays rough now. magic!"

i guess12 months in solitary confinement fixes dogs.

DubV said...

Interesting comment quoted below the link. Perhaps the narrative young women are sold about the power of love explains pit rescue dingbattery and all those marriage proposal that Ted Bundy got in jail.

http://calgary.ctvnews.ca/woman-critically-injured-in-sundre-dog-attack-1.919869

My bird dog looks for birds wherever he goes. Nobody taught him to do this: it's what he was bred for. Pit Bulls were bred to fight to the death. Guess what they do??? All dogs are social, wag their tails, love their owners, and enjoy pats. I get it that young males think it's sexy to own a Pit Bull (because they're like a weapon, duh), and young women still think (their) love conquers all, but it doesn't make a Pit Bull pet material.

dawn james said...

another tattooed babe. what a surprise.

Your Quiet Neighbor said...

Me? I'm up extra-early because my aho next door neighbors left their pit bull out in the yard. Again.

Damn thing barked me out of a sound sleep at 2:45 a.m.

Mind you, this is a family with three children, including one in diapers. Why in the hell do they have a dog like that? Which of their precious children do they wish to sacrifice to this dog?

All I can say is this: I'm damn tired of sacrificing my sleep to that mutant.

snarky said...

@ Y.Q.N.
im a firm believer in people having to recieve what they give out . someone wakes me at 3 a.m. cuz they party or are stupid , i wake them at 3pm when they are crashed and hung-over. i agree barking dogs are almost as bad as dangerous dogs .

Rumpelstiltskin said...

Snarky,

Yeah, I agree, barking dogs can be an annoyance. I've been lucky, neither of my dogs barks for no reason. That and they are kept indoors when I'm not with them. I'm sure if I let them bark uncontrollably they would just fall into that habit and do it constantly, but somehow I've managed to keep them quite unless someone is at the door.

I'm respectful of my neighbors and I'd rather not have dogs barking in my face for attention. They approach me and ask for a pat on the head.

And guess what! I don't have to worry about them killing me.

Sweetie Pie said...

Off-topic here...
DubV, I don't know how else to reach you, thus posting my question here. We once had a disagreement about peer-reviewed stuff, you seemed to think the process pretty much always weeds out nonsense whereas I think in dogology it tends to perpetuate nonsense.

I'd like to know how you think peer-review leads to stuff like this:

http://www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/15-most-dangerous-dogs

The article doesn't even give the title of the U Penn study, I know. But the idiocy the U of Penn is pumping out...how come peer review isn't correcting this?

Not to dispute again, just interested to hear what you make of it.

Jake said...

Wow, what a crap "study" - I'm not sure who the "researchers" are, but their list is weird. They provided no information other than a list of 15 breeds, and apparently chihuahuas are just as dangerous as pit bulls. The problem is that reality is a bit more clearly defined than their study. In the real world, pit bulls are responsible for the vast majority of serious injuries and deaths among humans, and are absolutely off the charts in their attacks on animals. Rottweilers are a very distant second, and all the other breeds are pretty much down in the noise in comparison to pits and rotts. Chihuahuas are a curious entry. I'm guessing that the "research" was an attempt to muddy the water by sort of admitting that pit bulls are on the list but dancing around the issue, not quantifying the risk by breed, and generally including a lot of content-free verbiage.

DubV said...

Hi Sweetie Pie,

"We once had a disagreement about peer-reviewed stuff, you seemed to think the process pretty much always weeds out nonsense whereas I think in dogology it tends to perpetuate nonsense.

I'd like to know how you think peer-review leads to stuff like this:"

Honestly, I have trouble remembering what exactly was said. My take on peer-review is that it is imperfect but it is better than the alternative of nothing. Peer-review is also found in another form, that is reviews written about the weaknesses of published work and also studies that attempt to re-test the original work's claims. Over time, review prior to publish and then this after checking (which doesn't remove it from the shelves, but to those paying attention will tend to correct the body of knowledge in the mind of an honest person) will tend to make science self-correcting, hopefully moving us towards truth.

As I said, it is imperfect, and everyone has read bad studies that should've gotten rejected. It happens. But hopefully, overall, we are getting closer toward "reality".

This all breaks down more so on contentious issues and where "specialty" journals are involved. For instance, a marxist critique of some phenomena X would get into sympathetic journal Y but not another.

I think dog stuff is in that realm. Also, with that article, you have the interpretation of the article by a layperson. To not at least get the citation out there is horrible journalism. It seems the study was testing for simple aggression and not danger level. If the authors think that weiner dogs growling over a chew toy makes them one of the top most dangerous dogs, then they are clowns and poorly framed their research. Conversely, they could've stated it was just a simple aggression study and provided the right caveats, but then this journalist misread it or applied an agenda.

This is why I hate when nutters pull the "well the AVMA agrees with me!" card. It is hard to explain to them that the vets or whomever involved with crafting a statement may be thinking of these things very wrong or have another agenda. People tend to idealize vets and medical doctors. Hope that makes sense.

DubV said...

Jake, this reminds me of claims that mosquitos are the most dangerous animals on Earth. While this is true if you look at total number killed, only a fool would choose to be in a room with a tiger over being in a room with a mosquito. It's best to state exactly what you found and then not make "interesting and provocative" claims.

vintage said...

The CDC DBRF studies need to be peer reviewed by public health officials and Doctors. In retrospect, they have turned out to be incredibly wrong to the point of corruption.

Pit Bulls have killed 26 Americans since last August!

DubV said...

Has anyone contacted the CDC authors? Can someone make a list of the studies that need addressed?

snarky said...

going back to joe rogan ,the nine dead coyotes story doesnt ring true but his description of mutant nature and behaviour is something you dont usually hear from people who like pitbulls . mind you if you ovehear two pitters talking then u might come closer to the truth. then its "dude.... that dog was awesome how it tore that ladies dog in half , sic man , real sic" . im in agreement there.

DubV said...

courtesy of misswoohoo

wow

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Mi-e3cMNKE&feature=plcp

DubV said...

Rozsa has responded to his cold shower here at craven.

http://andrew-rozsa.blogspot.com/2012/08/to-you-morons.html

DubV said...

Rozsa has a staffie gymnast vid that is amazing, but he doesn't realize that this is also why these dogs are fucking scary and so good at mauling.

http://andrew-rozsa.blogspot.com/2012/08/a-parkour-staffielove-it.html

dawn james said...

watch the crazy pit bull here instead.

someone sent me this video the day after it was posted. i have been debating on whether to blog. it is astounding that not only that anyone would train one of these mutants how to escape everything, but the whole world (even terrierman) would cheer it on.

i added a different video, same dog to the videos last year but it looks like it has been removed. ha, maybe i should blog this one.

dawn james said...

here are equally and horrifically impressive videos

one

two

three

i think they dangle yorkie poos for training

dawn james said...

in the third video - notice the majority of his ukrainian fans: young male semi toothless and tattooed loser scum. (andrew is in good company) i am sure they all have their mutant in training now or on they are on the parkour puppy waiting list. or they have already been shot by the police.

good job andrew! help spread the word by making these dogs more popular and more desirable!

snarky said...

i think thats the best, or the worst andrew rosza could do , show a mutant doing something comical. he's like those other pitters who show their mutants with kids or babies or small dogs and expects the world to accept this as some kind of proof of their nonaggression . all it proves is the stupidity of pitters.

vintage said...

Great Canadian piece about the Pit Bull community not regulating themselves ...

http://www.calgarysun.com/2012/08/19/platt-in-the-dog-house

PS. Woman killed by breeding Pittie in Slovakia yesterday...

http://spectator.sme.sk/articles/view/47340/10/woman_dies_after_pit_bull_attack.htmlora

70dd0968-b7d2-11e1-92d9-000bcdcb5194 said...

Vintage-
Fantastic article from the Calgary Sun, thanks for posting the link.

That one should be sent to ever pit bull apologist.

cazz

snarky said...

"the pit-bull community" ? regulate themselves ? even her majestys coyboys .....(RCMP) dont regulate themselves , PROPERLY

Rumpelstiltskin said...

Vintage,

So many good points in the Calgary Sun article.

dawn james said...

kick ass article in the calgary sun. that dude has a spine.

vintage said...

Another Calgary piece!

Calgary data from 2003 indicate that certain breeds are overrepresented when it comes to aggressive incidents such as bites, chases and injuries. Nearly two per cent of German Shepherds, five per cent of Rottweilers and their crosses, and 15 per cent of pit bulls had been involved in an incident

Say what?!? 1 in every 7 Pits is defective!

Read more: http://www.calgaryherald.com/life/Police+probe+whether+vicious+attack+deliberate/7119098/story.html#ixzz24A3ZOZ8s

vintage said...

Other Correlating Canadian Bite Rate Snippets of Truth:

Our records indicate that 18 of the 123 pit bulls in Kitchener- Waterloo bit people. In other words, 14.63 per cent of pit bulls had a propensity to bite.

http://pqasb.pqarchiver.com/thestar/access/498204631.html?FMT=ABS&FMTS=ABS:FT&type=current&date=Apr+28%2C+1997&author=Gerald+Mcdonnell&pub=Waterloo+Region+Record&desc=Facts+show+that+pit+bulls+pose+greater+risk&pqatl=google


In nonfatal aggressive incidents, the pit bull did rank highest in 2000 and 2001 (2.84 bite incidents per 100 licensed dogs of this breed type) in 1 Canadian municipality (Edmonton, Alberta) (12). Other breeds that followed in this municipality included the rottweiler (1.60 bite incidents per 100 licensed), Akita (1.52), mastiff (1.47), Dalmatian (1.40), and Great Dane (1.21) (12). The rottweiler, by causing 21 of the 72 non-fatal injuries attributed to dogs from known breeds, ranked 1st in a hospital-based summary of dog bites in children (9).

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2387261/

BONUS US BITE RATE SNIPPETTS:

Pinellas County:
"The breeds showing the greatest overrepresentation in the bite population were Pit Bulls (17.8% bite population, 3.7% overall populion = 4.81x, chow chows (2.3), german Shepherds (2.02X), and Dobermans (1.37x)

Also the study cites a 1987 "A Study of Animal to Human bites in Palm Beach County Florida" which ranks the percentage of the poplution of each breed involved in a bite incident:

"The highest rankings in the survey were pit Bulls (12.3%), chow chows (11.3%), German Shepherds (6.5%), Dobermans (4.3%)
and Rottweilers (4.1%)."


http://www.dogsbite.org/pdf/ethology-epidemiology-of-canine-aggression-randal-lockwood.pdf

There are no reliable national statistics on non-fatal bites. However, a 1985 study in Lucas County at- tributed 41 bites to a pit bull population of 421—a rate of 9.7%. Comparable rates for other breeds were 4.5% for Dobermans, 3.5% for German Shepherds, and 2.8% for St. Bernards


http://www.scribd.com/doc/30053015/Banning-the-Pit-Bull-Why-Breed-Specific-Legislation-is-Constitutional-by-Sallyanne-K-Sullivan


Double Saywhat?!?

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snarky said...


what is amazing to me is that only 15% of shitbulls in calgary had bitten . quess a lot of em are young and will bite later on. obtw the biters are not the defective ones , other way round . the good ones are defective ! also if people really wanted a sweet dog , they probably wouldnt go for a dog with the worst reputation of any breed . when pitters talk about how innocent their mutants are i think we can pretty much guess they are lying or not telling something . its so easy to think of a plausible excuse for almost anything if you are motivated to not accept responsibility . "the fence blew down and my dog smell breakfast cooking" that sort of thing .

S.K.Y. said...

I've seen that "parkour" dog, Tre-T's videos all over YouTube. It's scary how high he can climb (like, straight up 40' walls!) especially given that his conformation is crap. He has very short legs and a very inefficient, rocking gait. A pit bull with good conformation should be capable of even more than Tre-T. Notice that Tre-T is unneutered... allowed to be off-leash in parks where all the other dogs are leashed... allowed to be off-leash near traffic and children.

In addition, the owner has absolutely NO regard for the dog's safety, coaxing the dog to run across "balance beams" high above roads, jump repeatedly downwards onto concrete, do long jumps from concrete to concrete, over concrete sidewalks. Ugh. I'll bet this dog has crippling arthritis by the time he's 8 years old.

(My previous dogs were still doing agility competitions up to the age of 13, so I know what I'm talking about...I take super good care of their bones and wouldn't dream of repeatedly jumping them on concrete.)

I agree, the owner probably has a Yorkie-Poo on a string to get this dog to do his stuff. Or maybe he owns an even MORE athletic Yorkie Poo that is trained to run and climb even faster than the pit bull, to stay ahead of it. :-)

Opalina said...

I looked at Rosza's photo -- wow! he found proof that pitties are harmless! Ack. And check out the ad that happened to be on the page when I went there -- scares the bejeepbers out of me just looking at it! I'm not impressed by those muscles at all. I'm thinking, "Who in there right mind wants a beast like that?" (Can someone tell me how to edit a link so that it isn't 10 miles long?)

http://googleads.g.doubleclick.net/aclk?sa=L&ai=BhPXMHM40UJ2DDo_h6gHsvICQBY2Ru7sCve3u1hnAjbcB4LYNEAEYASCcp-EUOABQ3fPZ1_3_____AWDJjqOKpKTEEbIBGWFuZHJldy1yb3pzYS5ibG9nc3BvdC5jb226AQoxNjB4NjAwX2FzyAEC2gE7aHR0cDovL2FuZHJldy1yb3pzYS5ibG9nc3BvdC5jb20vMjAxMi8wOC90by15b3UtbW9yb25zLmh0bWyoAwGwA5KVoAbIAx3oA_YG6APyBvUDAAAAxvUDAABAEKAGAuAGveTgFA&num=1&sig=AOD64_08_4iKeoD3PlcZ7kU6vagUrYiWlg&client=ca-pub-5082349514485117&adurl=http://www.vitaminsforpitbulls.com/&nm=2&nx=38&ny=310

DubV said...

for shorter links, try tinyurl

Opalina said...

Thanks, DubV!

OMCR said...

I don't know why I'm even bothering to comment on such an anti-dog forum that uses a swastika on its site, but as the person who runs the rescue that has Jasper I'd like to correct your misstatements about him. Any statements labeling Jasper dog aggressive are incorrect. Having issues with one other dog does not mean he is aggressive. That is why we wanted to have him and all the dogs we took back evaluated by a trainer before placing them in a home. The main reason he went to Spindletop was because his foster home could not provide he and his sister the socialization and training they needed and being cooped up was causing a lot of negative energy. After research and talking to people who knew Leah Purcell he and his sister were sent to Spindletop where we were assured he would get that. He was not there for over a year he was only there for a couple of months and was actually seen at Leah's house by several people who were interested in adopting from Leah. He is shy and unsure around dogs he does not know, but he is not aggressive. The trainer we are working with now said she is not surprised he had issues with a sibling. It is quite common when siblings are kept together too long, especially in any high prey drive breeds...not just pit bulls. He will soon be going to obedience training. I have worked with lots of dogs who do not like other dogs or do not know how to behave around other dogs. I am not a pit bull rescuer and do not even own one myself, but if one ends up in our rescue's care that is not people aggressive we are going to give them the same chance as any other dog.

dawn james said...

okay, i'll take a stab at it.

you are bothering to comment because you are an idiot. and because you are an idiot, you assume we are idiots too.

you have poor reading comprehension and zero critical thinking skills. the overwhelming majority of people here are dog lovers, horse lovers, goat lovers etc. the swastika at the bottom is a symbol of PIT BULL behavior.

SBTLady said...

I'm another one who is wondering why I'm posting here. I don't usually respond to idiots that have no idea what they are talking about. I know many, many people who have Pits; all of the dogs are sweet, loving, lap clowns. and, no these are not
babies" who haven't learned to bite. These are all rescue dogs, adopted anywhere from puppies to middle age dogs. None have ever bit anyone or other dogs because they have RESPONSIBLE owners. I've always believed that if you want the meanest dog on the block a Toy Poodle can fit that bill. It's not the breed, it's the OWNERS!!!!