9/25 incident FRIDAY 11:30 - noon
11:30 AM at the beach... female with adult boxer and boston terrier.. pits all attacked boxer.. man just stood and watched and didn't do anything to stop it! After a long while... the man called the dogs off... boxer died at the vet 2 hrs later.. terrier survived.. severely injured. No report filed yet as the owner is too distressed..
10/2 FRIDAY 11:30 - noon
Man with his two huskies... one pup and one adult. Pits all attacked
adult husky... again, owner watched and did nothing. owner of husky pulled the dogs off... dog had broken leg. Owner has filed a report.
WE BELIEVE THAT THIS MAN MAY BE TRAINING HIS PITS FOR FIGHTING BY COMING TO THE PARK, WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO BE ALONE AT THE BEACH, THEN LEASHING THE DOGS ON THE VULNERABLE DOG!
If you see this person, please try to get his license plate number and call animal control immediately (206) 296-PETS .
DESCRIPTION: White Male early 20's heavily tattooed arms.. shaved head...
with White Female - early 20's med to heavy build long brown hair
DOGS: 3 PIT BULLS 1 white or gray, 1 brindle, 1 10month old brown
VEHICLE: very old silver pick up truck.. with damage to the right rear
Our neighbor who Darwin has playdates with in the garage just told us about this last night, and she's thinking about going down to the park (without Riley, their dog of course) to try and get pictures of this guy.
It's unbelievable that someone would be that cruel to first of all train their dogs to fight, and secondly to have them attack innocent dogs at a DOG PARK.
It's sad that a breed with an already bad reputation gets an even worse rep by bad owners.
***update 1: It seems that this guy and his dogs have been at Marymoor park too. Someone in our Marymoor dane group sent a message today that an older man's little terrier dog was the victim 2-3 weeks ago.
There are comments going around that people are skeptical that this is a true story as no one has officially reported these incidents to police and that there are no witnesses who have come forward. Also that this could all be some ploy to rally attention to the breed as a breed ban is being debated in Bothell.
If these are fabricated stories, it's an awful thing to do, just to get publicity for a breed ban. It's not affecting just Bothell, but every dog owner in the Seattle area.
My family owned a pit mix and he was a very loving dog. If anything he was more scared of everything than scary. In fact in a fight with our neighbor's dog (they both jumped the fence to get to eachother), our dog was the one who needed to be taken to the vet. And not to say the other dog was mean and vicious or the owners were bad owners, it just goes to show that not all pit (mixes or not) are bullys.***
***update 2: Another attack has happened, this time at Edmonds off leash park. Here's what was said on Yelp and the Mountlake Terrace Blog. The dog owners were able to get a license plate number and report it to police. Hopefully these people will get caught and their dogs can be rehabilitated and not put down for their owners bad judgment.***