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Pitbulls of Fisher

By johnboy 3 April 2012 51

I’ve had the below in through the contact form. Anyone know more?

The purpose of this email is to inform you that 3 animals have died today (all on the same street, in 3 different backyards) due to 2 pitballs who are loose on the streets of Fisher ACT.

These deadly animals need to be taken and put down before our children are their next victim. Residence of Ballarat and Rosebery Street have been informed by Rangers to keep your children indoors as these dogs are likely to return.

Please alert all residence within Fisher that they are not safe. And to the owner of the dogs, please hand your dogs in and save yourselves from future prosecution for the death of a person.

We cannot continue to live in fear like this.

UPDATE 04/04/12 17:22: This in from Liam:

Just phoned the domestic animal folk to see if it was now safe to walk our dogs in Fisher. They told me both dogs that had alegedly carried out attacks were now safely in the care of Domestic Animal Services at Symonston.

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Brianna 3:43 pm 26 Apr 14

As sad as I am for your dear old cat, please consider where she was when she was killed. I would love to have a cat but I refuse to consider it until I win lotto and am able to have a FULLY enclosed back yard. I don’t want to have my pet getting out and killing our beautiful wild life. Our birds and lizards.
The dogs shouldn’t have been out but then, neither should your cat.

partickthistle said :

Aggressive dogs continue to roam. Our dear old cat was taken by two dogs tonight. Our neighbour was rightly distressed from witnessing the attack and then I had to go and pick the cat up off the path. We will bury her tomorrow.

Another couple saw the dogs drop her as they were driving past. We are hoping we can identify the dogs though it’s not likely.

Most likely that the owners will get their dogs back home with little idea of the grief they have caused.

partickthistle 10:35 pm 25 Apr 14

Aggressive dogs continue to roam. Our dear old cat was taken by two dogs tonight. Our neighbour was rightly distressed from witnessing the attack and then I had to go and pick the cat up off the path. We will bury her tomorrow.

Another couple saw the dogs drop her as they were driving past. We are hoping we can identify the dogs though it’s not likely.

Most likely that the owners will get their dogs back home with little idea of the grief they have caused.

slimshady5546 4:35 pm 20 May 12

The dogs have been determined to be DANGEROUS. The owners applied for special license to keep – lost request. Now they have 28 days to appeal.
As one of the families affected by these dogs (they killed our cat), dont really care what breed they are. The dogs have been bred to HUNT and were used regularly in that capacity. They have their natural instincts for blood and should NEVER be allowed to returned to the owners.
The owners should be banned from EVER owning another dog.

74Daizies 7:26 pm 08 Apr 12

EvanJames said :

Deref said :

I hope their owners have been put down.

+1. Any dog, owned by the wrong scum, can become vicious and dangerous to other animals (including humans). But it’s the scum’s fault.

AGREED!!!!

Captain RAAF said :

Thirty years ago some old WW2 Vet would have heard about this, walked outside with his .303 that he carried over the Kokoda and just shot the dogs on the spot and no-one would have batted an eyelid. Everyone would have been safe, the owners would have received a visit from the plod and they would not be able to show their face down the pub for a month! Meanwhile, the Vet is getting pats on the back and free shouts at the Royal Oak for his trouble.

Apparently we’ve advanced as a society since then though and those horrible days are gone………….

There are lots of things that could be fixed that way, it worked!

pelican 2:13 pm 08 Apr 12

Why can’t I get the song “Werewolves of London’ out of my head?

crackerpants 9:55 am 08 Apr 12

Merle said :

crackerpants said :

I get a little tired of the sarcasm directed at the “won’t someone think of the children” comments, mine included. Does the right of a dog owner to let their dog roam free trump my wish to take my children out for a walk? Is there a moral imperative that means dogs should be allowed to wander anywhere they like, regardless of any other child or animal, or indeed adult they might encounter? Should dogs be allowed to stroll into my backyard and crap under my bedroom window? Repeatedly?

The reason people make fun of the ‘won’t someone think of the children?!’ hysteria is that it makes it sound as though you can’t step a foot out the door without being leaped on and torn apart by rabid dogs. How often is someone, child or adult, attacked by a dog while they’re just out walking and minding their own business? 81% of dog bites happen in the home, and the large majority of reported dog attacks are ‘attacks’ like these – on small, fuzzy animals, which, yes, is sad but is also what thousands of years of evolution have bred dogs to do.

Dog owners do not have a right to let their dogs roam freely, and responsible dog owners don’t, but sometimes accidents happen even to the best of us. A gate doesn’t latch properly, a door is left open for a minute too long and there goes Fido. What’s the solution, shall we shoot them for crapping under your window?

There are regulations and there are fines to prevent people from letting their dogs roam. I completely agree that DAS should be given more funding and more leeway to enforce those regulations, but beyond that the occasional roaming dog is a fact of suburbia.

I was going to mention in my previous post that yes, I’m sure there are responsible owners who have gaps in fences etc. I remember my parents tearing my hair out when I was a child (in another country…where front fences and gates were permitted as well) when our dog kept getting out. But my post was long enough without going into all the possible exceptions to the rule, and rioters tend not to take kindly to any discussion of lapses in absolute personal responsibility. So I do agree with you on that one.

However, how suburb seems particularly beset, and our street alone as at least 3 dogs (all different owners) which are allowed to roam at will – no attempt is made to keep them in their yard, and they are always walked off-lead. I do try to contain my hysteria 🙂 but my daughter, at the age of 17 months, was in fact rushed by one of these serial offenders as we stepped out of our own front door. No hyperbole there, I assure you. Perhaps our experiences are beyond the norm…that’s the impression I get from comparing with friends in other suburbs, and from visitors to our home. I have contacted DAS, and after one phone call I did actually see one of their vans a few times when we were out on our walks. Maybe coincidence, maybe not. I do think they try, but handing out fines to people who don’t leash their dogs as required is a pretty low priority when they are so under resourced.

EvanJames 11:34 pm 07 Apr 12

Onceler said :

Damn straight. Reminds me of something my dad told me about a farmer who ended up shooting some dogs that kept attacking his livestock. The dogs belonged to a neighbouring hobby farmer. When polite requests to keep the dogs secure had no effect, the farmer delivered the now dead dogs to his neighbour’s doorstep. Problem solved. This would have been early 1970s, NSW north coast.

I think he could still do this. A farmer can shoot dogs or any animal on his property if he believes they are going to cause harm. Dogs from idiots in sub divisions and rural towns are causing massive problems to farmers, some are giving up and selling up, it’s got that bad.

Woody Mann-Caruso 9:33 pm 07 Apr 12

That he has a dog that strikes fear into otherwise reasonable adults just by having it walk down the street, but insists on trying to prove a point anyway? That his owning an APBT in no way mitigates that most people who get this sort of dog do so as a cultural marker, and aren’t the slightest bit interested if the dog wants to ‘go ya, c*nt’ – indeed, a dangerous dog that needs to be forcibly restrained at every moment is a badge of honor?

As for his question about whether eliminating pit bulls will eliminate dangerous dogs: it’d be a pretty good start.

Oh, look at me, I’m being all classist. Well, I would be if I was talking about people who had any.

Gin02 7:03 pm 07 Apr 12

So the breed of dog I have immediately tells you the type of person I am… Wow, I love generalisations!

I have a Staffy, therefore I MUST be a bogan/ menace to society/ pig hunting person…er shame I’m none of these.

Jethro 5:12 pm 07 Apr 12

Skidbladnir said :

Woody Mann-Caruso said :

We all know what ‘pitbull’ means. It means ‘bogan dog of the variety only owned by bogans’, you bogan.

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What was it that you were saying something about our RSPCA CEO?

Well apparently his dog is unable to walk properly on a leash.

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