Two Dog Attacks, One Police Officer Injured

December 23, 2013

Two people were treated for dog bites yesterday [Dec 22], with a 41 year old man bitten by a dog in Pembroke, and in an unrelated incident a police officer was bitten while executing a search warrant at a home in Warwick.

In both cases the dog was identified as a pit bull terrier, and the police said in one case the dog was seized as it was “found to be illegal.”

A police spokesperson said, “At 1:30pm on Sunday, police responded to a report of a 41-year-old man who was bitten in what appears to be an unprovoked attack by a black pit-bull terrier outside of a residence on Mission Lane in Pembroke.

“This resulted in area residents coming to the aid of the man and pulling the dog off of him, the dog then fled the area.

“The man was taken to the hospital where he was treated and released. The Dog warden has been informed and inquiries into the matter are underway.”

“In an unrelated incident, on Sunday a police officer was executing a warrant at a residence on Coral Hill Lane in Warwick, when he was bitten by a pit- bull terrier.

“The officer sustained a puncture wound to his left thigh, he was treated and released from KEMH. The dog was found to be illegal and seized by the dog warden. An investigation into this matter is now ongoing.”

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  1. Toodle-oo says:

    Any bets that the one that got away was unlicensed / illegal also ?

    • Keepin' it Real...4Real! says:

      Both men “treated and released”,,,so where is the maiming,the killing,the locked jaw that ive been hearing so much about..? in my opinion the dog did what he was supposed to do ….”Protection”. How many burglaries or home invasions have been committed while your dog was in a kennel.

  2. swing voter says:

    Thus the reason this breed is BANNED. Bermuda is just too small and over-populated for this breed to avoid getting into trouble…so many of them living in squalor conditions, chained for days at a time… wouldn’t you be aggressive/excited if you were locked up for most of your life? no matter how ‘well trained’ this breed will do what it wants, whenever it wants, to whomever or whatever target it chooses

    • Just One says:

      We need better owners not banned breeds. Good pet owners are like good parents. I believe in punishing the parents of bad children. Also, just because some pit bulls are violent does not mean that all are violent. And the one that bit the officer could have been any type of dog protecting it’s territory, even one of those miniatures…

      Let’s license the dog owners as well as the dogs, what is so complicated about that? Eg. Our cars are licensed, and so are the drivers…

      • Cranberry says:

        Ok – *Just One* – get cracking… While you’re at it can you stop gun crime too please..?

        Cheers

      • Al says:

        You’re right, we should put down the owners.

      • Toodle-oo says:

        Good pits or bad there’s still an awful lot of people who have never grasped why the ban was put into place in the first instance.
        They were being bred and acquired by too many of the ‘wrong people’ for the wrong reasons.

        License/scrutinize owners ? That would soon be shouted down as discriminatory or unworkable so what’s the only viable solution ?

        Ban them all together .

        And all of these testimonials about how loving and docile they are from people who have owned them don’t carry much weight.

        Please , please , stop basing your opinions on limited personal experience and speak to the animal experts .People who have spent at least a decade training to work on animals before they can even start practicing.
        The vets themselves. Yes, they will tell you that there are breeds that are on the ‘restricted list’ that they are far more wary of than pit bulls that are on the banned list , but they will also tell you that pits are more predisposed to just ‘snap’ ,as in the short circuiting of their brain wiring , than just about any other breed .
        Like it or not it’s a fact .

        • Come Correct says:

          Dobermans are prone to brain tumors that cause them to just snap too.

        • What U Talkn Bout says:

          Speaking about facts I’d like to know where you got yours from because you don’t seem to have any other then your own limited experience. First of, that isnt why they where banned. Vets don’t specialize in aninal behavior. Another thing is dogs dont just snap. I’ve been training with several people and their breeds for well over two decades and I’ve never seen a dog that doesn’t show signs and just snaps.

          • Canon Ball Run says:

            Really, never seen a dog that just snaps? I was just like you and believed the same until a dog that I had known and liked for years took a chunk out of my arm. That dog had never shown any signs of aggression towards me or anyone else before. No growl or bark – he just lunged at me and helped himself to my arm. In a way I guess, better me than a young child!

            • say it like it is. says:

              I actually believe that some dogs do snap. Whether it’s because you did something to annoy them, or whatever it is, they can become aggressive over what we think is nothing. Some dogs are spoiled by their owners and then when another person comes around, they don;t like that because they are not receiving any attention, and they snap. That’s when you have to get to them and show them that it is not the right thing to do, but I guess some people can;t be bothered.

        • foldgers says:

          i tend to disagree.. i worked at a veterenary practise and there were never any outstanding issues in regards to pit bulls. We were frequently bitten by the smaller breeds of dogs. especially terriers. Maybe its an ego thing..when a small dog bites you and you have to get stiches, its not as danger sounding as saying a pit bit me. I have seen cats do serious damage and scarred people for life. As i said, working at the vet, i never witnessed a need to warn against the pit breeds who came there… however the small dogs were constantly known to be biters

      • Bermyman says:

        Who wants their tax dollars being wasted on people who want to own dangerous pets!? The logistics of licensing and policing all dog owners will be massive, the costs will be massive. Pit Bulls are owned by a fraction of the population, it does not warrant a chunk of tax payers money, just so people can have a potentially dangerous pet.

        • Canon Ball Run says:

          But, but, but, I have no criminal record, I am responsible and I really want a rattlesnake! I will sign a document if you want to say I will keep it in a cage and “promise” never to use it for bad. I promise!

      • Agree says:

        Exactly it’s not the dogs it’s the way they’re raised. If they’re raised to attack and act like savages that’s what they’re gonna do

    • C says:

      Any dog tied up living in squalor would be this way. Because it’s a Pitt everyone starts to over react. We rarely hear about other dogs just the Pitts. You can ban the Pitt all you want. They will just find another dog.

    • Canon Ball Run says:

      Here come the protectors of the breed saying more stupid comments like,”its not the breed, its the owners that train them that way”. Just like in the US they say, “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people!”

    • Keepin' it Real...4Real! says:

      The reason they are banned is because wen you all aren’t intelligent enough to find a suitable solution for the situation…you spineless jellyfish make the situation illegal or become killers your selves.

    • Rockfish#1 and#2 says:

      A nice well mannered family pit bull will do as much damage as the one that is trained to be aggressive.
      This includes mauling their owners and family members.

  3. Freedom says:

    I just hope the Dog Warden will do regular checks at both locations periodically to make there are no more illegal dogs in the future.

    • Keepin' it Real...4Real! says:

      What do you mean you are hoping that the dog warden will do regular checks..? What the hell are they being paid for..? and have they been doing what they are being paid to do..? I also find it quite ironic that you choose a name like Freedom …but you support a society that was built and thrives on restrictions…

      • jonny says:

        if you live in a society where everyone can have and do what they want, it would be a lawless society.

        • sage says:

          What we have now is a system of “law” where, for the most part, justice is denied to the financially challenged and the rich buy their way out, no one mind’s that the 1% can have and do what they want, in fact locally we are told we need to make them even more comfortable by not pointing this out. Whoops. “I know not what course others would take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death.”

        • Keepin' it Real...4Real! says:

          Its quite obvious jonny…that you are not a natural living man…you are a weak person that needs to Nerf the World in order for you to survive…or maybe just have it YOUR way.

  4. Triangle Drifter says:

    Too bad the owners can’t be put down.

  5. O'Brien says:

    Say it ain’t so! I though pit bulls were docile and loving pets that wouldn’t hurt a fly!!!

    • C says:

      Obviously u hv never owned one. I would bet the Pitt that bit the cop was protecting his owners stash. Why the warrant. But I don’t dispute the dog being destroyed. As far as the bit and run Pitt I will wait to hear the full story before I pass comment. Once again I state, it’s the owner not the dog that’s the problem.

    • tricks are for kids says:

      Some pitfalls are…… Having been bitten by a German Shepherd I can attest to the fact that pit bull are not the Only dogs that bite….

      • PUHLEASE!! says:

        Yeah I got bitten twice in the last 24 hours once by a horse and once by a cat – the horse my fault entirely and the cat well he was crabby – maybe we should murder them too! Both broke the skin and the cat bite will surely get infected because that is what happens when cats bite you!

        Did the Pitt know the police officer was only doing his job? errrrr doubt it the pitt saw some strange dude in his yard who in his mind shouldnt be there totally a natural reaction most breed of dog will do this! So more dead dogs now I guess. Get some b@ll$ Bermuda and deal with the real problem prosecute the “wrong” owners instead of murdering the innocent.

        • Canon Ball Run says:

          Its not about you…its about the general population! Did your horse or cat latch on to you, shake violently and try to kill you? Did your horse or cat, strategically go for a certain part of your body when it bit you? I don’t think so. I trust that your horse or cat, bit you as a reaction and then let go! I trust that you would have little hesitation getting into a horse paddock (or whatever its called) with a horse that was not tied to the rails and has been known to bite others occasionally? However, would you feel as comfortable being around a pitbull that has bitten others? I doubt it. Better yet , replace yourself with a young child?

          See the difference?! If not, I can’t help you.

          A child has zero chance against a pitbull that gets loose. ZERO chance!!!! Are pitbull lovers so selfish that they can not love another animal.

        • Canon Ball Run says:

          Its not about you…its about the general population! Did your horse or cat latch on to you, shake violently and try to kill you? Did your horse or cat, strategically go for a certain part of your body when it bit you? I don’t think so. I trust that your horse or cat, bit you as a reaction and then let go! I trust that you would have little hesitation getting into a horse paddock (or whatever its called) with a horse that was not tied to the rails and has been known to bite others occasionally? However, would you feel as comfortable being around a pitbull that has bitten others? I doubt it. Better yet , replace yourself with a young child?

          See the difference?! If not, I can’t help you.

          A child has zero chance against a pitbull that gets loose. ZERO chance!!!! Are pitbull lovers so selfish that they can not love another animal.

        • jonny says:

          the problem with ppl is that we tend forget the simple laws that are put in place to protect us all. Any dog will generally protect its home but the mere fact that a beware of dog sign is supposed to placed in plane sight for any unsuspecting person venturing into a persons yard for a valid reason can avoid being attacked by any dog. However its ppl that seek pit bulls for their menacing ways and that is why they have to be regulated. Dobermans, Shepard’s, Rottweiler’s are also menacing dogs but they weren’t used for dogfighting like the pit bulls where, that is why they have so much attention. The pitbull can be a very dangerous weapon when in the wrong hands and the wrong hands own most of them.

          • sage says:

            Dobermans ,Shepards and Rottweilers were bred to attack humans, none are banned, go figure.

            • Sandy Bottom says:

              They’re all controlled and you appear to be unaware of that. Go figure.

              • sage says:

                Controlled is not banned, something you’re blissfully unaware of.

  6. Suzie Quattro says:

    A couple of dangerous pit bulls. What a shock. Who would have thought that would happen?

  7. just saying says:

    All the dogs are just mad they u killed their mate hershey!

  8. extramly irritated legal pitbull owner says:

    I’m so sick and tired of people blaming the pit bull breed! Owners are responsible for the training of their dog. Its interesting to know that the damn news ONLY posts “pit bull attacks” Why the hell was nothing posted about the damn Shepard attack or the Doberman attack that happen last week?

    The pit that got at the police officer hello there was a stranger in his home he was doing his job. Protecting his home. As far as the older man who got bit why would anyone approach a dog that’s wondering around? You don’t know what the dog has been through.

    I’m just wondering since mini pinchers,chihuahua’s pugs etc some are very aggressive and bite is Bermuda going to banned those too? Don’t sit up and judge the big dogs especially pit bulls because of stupid owners!

    All the people that have something against pit bulls because of the media and the he say she say need to grow up and get a mind of their own instead of following others.

    • Bermyman says:

      Stats don;t lie, the breed kills, maims and attacks more than any other. It is a fact! You probably never hear of any other attacks from other breeds,because they do no happen as frequently.

      A chichuahua is not dangerous, a pit bull can end you life. That is the difference. Like owning a BB gun and colt 45. They both are guns and both can be shot.

      • C says:

        Whose stats. I would really like to see the stats from Bermuda. Tierd of everytime something happens it’s always the stats from overseas.

        • Suzie Quattro says:

          The only reason you don’t accept the stats from overseas is because they show without any doubt at all that pitbulls are dangerous.

          • sage says:

            There’s no doubt that cars, motorcycles, chainsaws, alcohol, cigarettes, sharp knives, electricity, fire, trans fat, sugar and lack of understanding are dangerous (check the overseas or local stats) but we don’t enact bans in a knee jerk reaction when cooler heads prevail. Check out Cesar Milan’s worst bite on You Tube, spoiler, it ain’t a pit bull.

            • walls says:

              Difference is dogs do their own thing, unlike any of the items listed above. If a car randomly accelerated you could be sure it would be pulled off the market.

          • What U Talkn Bout says:

            the reason why you havent seen Bermuda’s stats is because it shows something different.

            • Sandy Bottom says:

              Reason you haven’t seen Bermuda’s stats is because they don’t exist. That’s what you’re hiding behind.

          • C says:

            You need to educate yourself. Watch pit bulls and parolees. You might learn something. Years before the Akita, rott and some other breeds went three this. Yes all you hear about the Pitts, lots if those dogs u hear about are cross breeds. Because they look like a Pitt they get labeled a Pitt. Like anything else in life you only hear about the bad. I don’t give a crap about the other countries. I want to hear the stats of my country.

            • Canon Ball Run says:

              Stats! We are talking about a breed that is /was banned in Bermuda, so there are not that many here. Agreed! However, although there are not that many, we still see story after story after story in the country about them attacking people and pets.

          • Keepin' it Real...4Real! says:

            the only stats u are hearing or reading is from all the other breed haters…all the cons…that is your argument and that is all that you know about the breed. im willing to bet anyone a substantial amount of anything that you deem valuable against my Pros. My Pros will outweigh your Cons like a Bully would out weight a Chihuahua. Oh and one more thing …those of you who think you know everything,are a f#@kin’ nuisance to us that do.

        • shhhhh says:

          SO you think Bermuda pits are different from overseas pits?? If a stat is about a breed of dog I doubt it will change that much on the country.. Its the breed!!!

      • YADON says:

        Bull breeds score better on temperament tests than the general dog population.

        
In December 2010, the American Temperament Test Society showed the American pit bull terrier scored an overall temperament rating of 83.9%, compared to the 77% score of the general dog population.

        Pit bulls are actually bred to be affectionate towards people. They have been bred for hundreds of years for strength, agility, high pain tolerance and absence of aggression toward humans. Pit bulls are extremely intelligent dogs and take their cues from the humans who raise them.

        • Sandy Bottom says:

          It’s this kind of stupid monsense that makes you look ridiculous. “They’re bred to be affectionate” ” they make lovely pets” “they’re perfectly safe to be left looking after the babies”.

          Pit bulls kill and maim more than any other breed.

          • Canon Ball Run says:

            I hear Rattlesnakes are affectionate most of the time as well. It sucks when you piss them off one day.

      • Infidelguy says:

        What stats are you referring to? Conducted by whom?

        Any large breed of dog is capable of inflicting grievous harm to humans. Pitbulls have been demonized because of the way that some of us(humans) have chosen to mistreat them by using them as fight dogs, guard dogs for drug dealers etc.

        It’s not the breed of the dog that is the problem but the way that some irresponsible dog owners chose to use them for their own nefarious activities.

        We need to pass sensible legislation that addresses the human element in this equation instead of knee-jerk reactionary legislation that punishes the animal.

        Below is a link that will hopefully enlighten those who still buy into the myth of the Pitbull.

        http://tvblogs.nationalgeographic.com/2013/03/19/the-truth-about-pit-bulls/

        • Sandy Bottom says:

          Pit bulls, over a 20-year study period, were responsible for 60% of dog related deaths, despite being under 4% of the dog population. Between pit bulls and rottweilers, those two dog types were responsible for 80% of all dog related deaths. Study published by the CDC.

          • Infidelguy says:

            Yes, and here is the conclusion from that the same CDC study that you are citing:

            “Although fatal attacks on humans appear to be a breed-specific problem (pit bull-type dogs and Rottweilers), other breeds may bite and cause fatalities at higher rates. Because of difficulties inherent in determining a dog’s breed with certainty, enforcement of breed specific ordinances raises constitutional and practical issues…Many practical alternatives to breed specific ordinances exist and hold promise for prevention of dog bites.” Source: http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/duip/dogbreeds.pdf

            • Sandy Bottom says:

              The CDC report DOES conclude that with respect to pit bulls and rottweilers the death stats do indicate a breed specific problem.

              The constitutional issues discussed in the report, like the 14th Amendment, are not issues in Bermuda. The practical issues are one thing in a country with 300 million people and are not the same as here, obviously.

              • Infidelguy says:

                You can rationalize all you like. The conclusion of the study does not support your claim that pitbull type breeds are more dangerous than any other breed of dog.

                Forget about the constitutional portion of the statement. It clearly says that:

                “Although fatal attacks on humans appear to be a breed-specific problem (pit bull-type dogs and Rottweilers), other breeds may bite and cause fatalities at higher rates.”

                Your claim is contradicted by the very report that you attempted use as evidence that pitbulls are more dangerous.

                Have a good holiday!

                • Sandy Bottom says:

                  Er, no. You have mis quoted it. It does not say anywhere in the report that “other breeds may cause fatalities at higher rates”.

          • sage says:

            Remind me why rottweilers are not banned if it is the breed’s fault. Don’t all the arguments against pit bulls apply to the second most dangerous also?

            • Sandy Bottom says:

              Yes, though to a lesser extent. Rottweilers ARE a controlled breed.

              • sage says:

                Why aren’t they BANNED, they are bred, and sometimes trained, to attack people, they are bigger, but I guess pit bulls have no friends in high society.

                • Sandy Bottom says:

                  Maybe because pit bulls are more dangerous. They’re controlled, which means their importation and breeding is restricted.

                  But they didn’t do the bites in the story, did they. They were both pit bulls, weren’t they.

                  • sage says:

                    More dangerous? More than a dog twice his size that was bred for years as an attack dog? To claim one or the other as “more dangerous” is splitting hairs. Restrictions are reasonable, outright bans are not. Did you forget to add “nah nah na nah nah” at the end of your previous post?

                    • Sandy Bottom says:

                      Look, fella, I’m just telling you what the rules are. Dangeroud dogs, including rottweilers and pit bulls, were banned in 2003. Meaning no more breeding or importation. They would eventually die out.

                      In 2012 Marc Bean changed it and moved some dogs from the banned list to the Restricted list, meaning it’s supposed to be difficult to get a license for them. Rottweilers are, for some reason, on that list. Personally, I think it’s stupid, but if you want to know specifically why, phone up Marc Bean and ask him.

                      One dog can be more dangerous than another one. It’s not splitting hairs. In the case of rottweilers I don’t personally see the difference. But Marc Bean said at the time that rottweilers were less dangerous than pit bulls, which he, Marc Bean, called “exremely dangerous dogs”.

    • Canon Ball Run says:

      If you cant see the difference? We cant help you! Please post your name, so that when your dog escapes and bites someone or kills someones pet, YOU will not have an excuse an so that YOU can be held liable! Remember it’s not the breed, it is the owner. …or is it!

    • Boo says:

      What German Shepherd attack?????

  9. Hershey’s revenge.

  10. norf says:

    Thank you former Min. Richards. This is further evidence that you did the right thing.

  11. Uncommon Sense says:

    If pitbulls are banned why are there people going public about owning them?
    Is this not a crime to own an illegal breed, whether you agree that they shoud be banned or not?

    If people knowingly possess a banned breed they shoud be prosecuted, then maybe this would stop them being bred in the first place. They could pay a fine, whcih would go towards sending the dog overseas to an animal shelter for adoption, so that would not have to be destroyed which was unfortunately the fate of “Hershey”.

    • C says:

      Pitts before the ban are legal but last year people who came forward with illegal Pitts were given relief.
      Banning a dog doesn’t solve the issue. The issue is and always will be for any dog, the owners.

      • Canon Ball Run says:

        My ex girlfriend has a teacup dog. It barks and nipped at me all the time. So…you want me to believe he is just as dangerous, She is crazy and a fellow b@#!th and I have no doubt if she could teach it to kill me she would. Somehow, Im not so scarred.

    • sage says:

      Maybe because you can own a pit bull legally, if it is neutered and licenced. Why is it ok to send a “dangerous ” dog to be adopted overseas? They have plenty dogs euthanized daily because they couldn’t find a home as it is. If the dogs which were removed from the banned list, by the Canine Advisory Board, are safe enough to own then why aren’t pit bulls?

    • Canon Ball Run says:

      Great idea, fine the owner of any illegal dog the cost of sending the dog overseas.

  12. YADON says:

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    Pit bulls make very gentle and loyal family dogs. In fact, the pit bull is considered one of the friendliest dogs.

    There is no such thing as a bad breed. Pit bulls get a bad response from many people, but more often than not, they are the victims of irresponsible and abusive ownership.

    Bull breeds score better on temperament tests than the general dog population.

    
In December 2010, the American Temperament Test Society showed the American pit bull terrier scored an overall temperament rating of 83.9%, compared to the 77% score of the general dog population.

    Pit bulls are actually bred to be affectionate towards people. They have been bred for hundreds of years for strength, agility, high pain tolerance and absence of aggression toward humans. Pit bulls are extremely intelligent dogs and take their cues from the humans who raise them.

  13. islandguy says:

    EVERYONE SHOULD JUST GET A BOXER!!
    BEST DDG BY FAR.
    HO HO HO

    • What U Talkn Bout says:

      lol why settle for a Boxer when you can own a beautiful Rottweiler

    • C says:

      Lol. Because my breed was banned. The rott I end up getting a boxer. He can be very naughty if you come to my door and he don’t know you

    • say it like it is. says:

      awwww, I think they’re adorable also.

  14. Come Correct says:

    To be honest, if it smells like bacon I’m going to take a bite too.

  15. Tony Wardman says:

    If everyone adopted a feral chicken the world would be a better place. Plus we’d all get lots of free eggs.

  16. Micro says:

    Identified as being a pit bull terrier and actually being a pit bull terrier are different things.

    I wonder how many of the pit-bulls involved in attacks are the product of mixed-breeding with breeds of typically aggressive nature.

    From the article, at least one of these attacks happened on the owners property; assuming the property had proper signage – fenced off or not – alerting to the presence of a dog, its the Officers own fault for not taking the proper precautions while acting on their duties in the presence of a possibly aggressive animal – has nothing to do with the dog being a pit-bull, many breeds will “inspect” strangers who invade on their territory – being unknown and in their space is enough to provoke a animal.

  17. Ringmaster says:

    No one seems to have commented on the cross breeding and in breeding that is done deliberately to sire a more unstable and vicious pit bull. Pit bulls are by nature hunters and fighters, not a family pet and it is very unlikely the pit bulls that make the headlines in Bermuda are pure bred, assuming there are any pure beds left in Bermuda.
    The article says the pit bull escaped and is on the run. Let’s see the supporters of pit bulls when someone else, especially a child has been attacked by this dog.

    • sage says:

      So your’e hoping this dog bites someone, especially a child, so you can discredit people who love pit bulls, some counseling is what I would suggest for you friend, you seriously need some help and I hope you get it.

      • Sandy Bottom says:

        That’s not what he said. Try to keep up with the grown-ups.

        The problem is that when totally illegal dogs come to light, what do we do? March on Parliament and protect the irresponsible owners and breeders. If someone is bitten, blame the victim. Make statements on here abput how “Bermudians like pit bulls and weed”.

        • Ringmaster says:

          @Sage. Where did I say I was hoping the pit bull bites someone? I’m sure you are aware pit bulls are dangerous not because they bite but because they lock their jaws once they have bitten and exert enormous pressure. Add in their weight and the way they shake their victim. If this sounds like a playful and harmless creature then if any one needs counseling it’s not me.

          • sage says:

            Well, when you said “Let’s see the supporters of pit bulls when (not if) someone especially a child has been attacked by this dog.” it suggests you would relish the opportunity to gloat over it and score a point for your side, so choose your words better, you clearly lack any knowledge about dogs in general since no dog locks their “jaw” that is a myth. All large dogs can exert enormous pressure and shake their victim and pit bulls range from 35- maybe 75lbs for overweight individuals, where Akitas, Rotties, Mastiffs etc. are much larger yet “legal”.Why?

  18. X man says:

    NOTE: Found illegal: which means they wasn’t supposed to have them.
    Here is how I see it -
    $3000 fine for Illegal Animal
    $5000 for each victims pain and suffering
    $2000 Hospital Bill ————–
    yep’ Burn the owners of these dogs.

    I still see people of all walks of life walking these Dogs around.
    I do wonder how many Illegal Dogs such as Pit Bull Terriers is in Bermuda anyway.

  19. Ummmm says:

    There are no real pitbulls in Bermuda. What they do here, for the most part, if your dog does not look like an identifiable breed, it is called a pit bull. Therefore, mongrel dogs are illegal. Even if, there is no type of “bully” breed in it. So people mix all kinds of dogs. What I find amazing, you can license a Rhodiesian Ridgeback here, and they’ve been breed to kill lions. In fact, most dogs were breed to kill something. There are many dangerous breeds. There are some dogs that will kill any small animal and have to be controlled. There are some dogs that do not like children and you are told if you purchase one, do not have it around children. But because they are not really known, they are legal.
    The onus is on the owner, of every dog, today it is the pit, in the 80s it was the Doberman, after the Omen, it was the Rottiweiler, 10 years from now it will be something else.
    People act out of their own fears, they create their own myths, their own truths.
    Slavery used to be legal once, because of ignorance. People fought to change that injustice. The innocent should never suffer for the actions of the ignorant.
    Rattlesnakes can never be domesticated. Guns are inanimate. Lions can never truly be domesticated, dogs were bred for domestication. Always the human.
    Look at the law that same 7D, killing the animal is not the only solution. In England, despite the ban, it is case by case.
    What people should also ask…why is the ban not working…not just illegal breeding, but because if the breed cannot be identified, it is a pit…is that right and fair.
    Years ago, people gave you a mutt for free. Today, that mutt is a pit, because they cannot be identified by looks. They need DNA to prove and you can bet your boots, they do not do that here.

  20. Almighty says:

    More pits they jus need a bite for a reason **** what they think its either that or a firearm …..cops choose not public yaaaaaa referring to the Warwick situation cuz no one calls police anymore they don’t protect and serve they harrass and swerve when they feel like

  21. Common Sense says:

    The fact is, is that Pit Bulls statistically bit more people than any other dog breed. http://listcrown.com/top-10-dog-breeds-bite/

  22. enough says:

    Pits are the dog of choice for drug dealers and those people who would engage in dog fighting. For those people who simply wish a loving family pet, there are many safer breeds. I would always question the motivation of someone who would choose to have a pitbull rather than one of these safer breeds.

  23. Yard says:

    What dog aink going to bite you if your doing a search in his house. Dogs feel peoples vybes and if your going take away his owner, dam rite u kno whats goin happen! Police should have the decency to ask the owner pack away his beast so we can do what ever.

  24. Yard says:

    * he can do what ever