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Dangerous dog, or anti-pit bull bias?

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Addy, CGC

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Barked: Thu Aug 11, '11 9:08pm PST 
Trigger, these dogs weren't "dropped off" by anyone. They were seized as part of an action against dog fighters, although these three dogs were apparently not a part of the dog fighting operation. They were apparently, as unlikely as it seems in a dog fighting case, "just pets."rnrnBut regardless of how the dogs came into the shelter, and regardless of the fact that dogs everyone acknowledges to be without any serious faults at all are killed in shelters every day, that doesn't excuse a heavily credentialed "expert" hired by the court to give her expert opinion, for doing a crappy job of testing the dogs, and writing up a completely dishonest "evaluation."rnrnIt doesn't matter how many other people are at fault for the dog being in the shelter; the expert hired to do the evaluation which will decide whether the dog even has a chance to live has a responsibility to do an honest and competent job.
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Augusta,- CGC, RN

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Barked: Thu Aug 11, '11 9:49pm PST 
If you've been following the info in the links, these dogs were not "owner drop-offs"--they were confiscated after a raid on a property suspected of drug trafficking and dog fighting


Strangely though, the dogs were first put in the posession of and cared for by the Spca and/or the Buster Foundation, but were ordered back to Monroe County AC after several weeks and then ordered to be tested to determine by a court what to do with them.


Keep in mind, there was no direct physical evidence that these particular dogs were fought--they just were found on the property--in fact, the arresting authorities somehow missed these dogs until a neighbor complained days after the bust, that they thought there were dogs not being cared for on the property. Had it not been for the neighbor calling them in, the dogs would have likely starved or died of thirst.

The Buster Foundation and Spca found them to be normal, sociable dogs with good temperaments while in their care and have been fighting to save them.

I donated to the Buster Foundation to help with their court appeal and just received a lovely Thank You note from them the other day, saying they are still advocating for the Monroe County dogs.

Each of the dogs has a Facebook page as well.

Many experienced dog people have seen and handled the dogs prior to this video assessment and utterly disagree with these findings.

And THAT is the reason for the extra uproar of anti-pit bias in this case . . . .

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Augusta,- CGC, RN

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Barked: Thu Aug 11, '11 10:03pm PST 
And agreed Addy, this thread is about whether this video shows a fair evaluation by an "expert". And more to the point, does her written evaluation and statement to the court reflect the video?

There's no point in doing an evaluation at all, if you just going to write a report and testify to something that doesn't match what happened.

If the eyes of those who already knew and cared about the fates of these dogs weren't upon this case, I'm sure they'd have been pts already. But these dogs ARE wanted and they ARE being advocated for.

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