Here we go with another stab at clearing up some of the backlog of Ohio pit bull insanity. There is a LOT more to come.
A young girl answering a call on her cell phone was attacked by one of the family's pit bulls. The girl's father jumped in front of her to protect her and he was attacked as well. The 15 minute attack was still in progress when police arrived. Tasers and pepper spray were used to subdue the attacking pit bull. Jeremy Bayless was bitten on his foot, ankle, and leg. His heavy leather boots were credited with protecting him from more serious injuries.
The pit bull was, wait for it.... very recently rescued from an animal rescue that deals in dogs rescued from dog fighters. Could anyone see this one coming? Think the rescue has insurance to cover this? Think the dog was micro chipped so everyone involved in this could be identified? My guess is no for all three.
But wait, we are not done here. The family still fully supports the breed. Jeremy Bayless uses a curious choice of words to describe himself. He calls himself a "dog man" in an interview with the Daily Call. This is a self descriptive term used by dog fighters. Was he clueless? Was he saying more than he was letting on?
The Bayless family only had Riley a few weeks but Bayless believes that the attacking dog, two year old Riley was "unstable" due to his history and claims that Riley was a "bait dog." Any pit bull with scars is commonly referred to as a "bait dog" without thought. Pit bulls fight back, actual bait dogs are far more likely to be stolen pets and they do not survive.
More twaddle from Bayless " Bayless suggests that anyone wanting to purchase any dog, “do their research” into not only the breed, but the bloodline of the dog they wish to adopt into the family.
“Probably the reason why I stand strong behind the pit bull is because, if that dog is raised right, (it is not a danger),” said Bayless. “I would almost go the pound and get that dog back … if I knew that I could control it.”
Chandra Bayless, Jeremy's wife had this to say“It’s the way that they’re raised,” said Chandra, who has lived around pit bulls most of her life, in speaking about the belief that the pit bull breed is dangerous. “They are very protective,” she went on. “I wouldn’t think twice about if my daughter wants to go take a walk (with the pit bull).”
Riley will be euthanized at the end of his 10 day rabies confinement.
Look at the police assisting with removal of Riley from the Bayless home. These officers are serious
A much less serious Jeremy Bayless and his 11 year old daughter Madison pictured the day after the attack by Riley. I do not get any warm and fuzzy vibes while looking at that massive pit bull on this child's lap. I wonder how the neighbors feel when this dog is walked by an 11 year old child?
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A Painesville woman was attacked by her next door neighbor's pit bull. She was trying to bring in her garbage cans "when her neighbor's pit bull darted out their front door. “Basically the dog tried to rip my leg off," This is not a first for this pit bull, it also menaced the son of today's victim just a few weeks ago. Jamie Firley was treated at Tripoint Medical Center for wounds to her thigh and her calf.
The pit bull will be held in quarantine for 10 days at the owner's home with periodic checks by the Lake County dog Warden. It is to be hoped that Lake County Dog Warden Rodney Shelton will make sure the pit bull is declared dangerous.
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An Akron pit bull owner lost his appeal to save his dog from euthanasia after the Ninth District Court of Appeals ruled that the pit bull poses a threat to the public. The Akron Municipal Court had previously ordered the pit bull put down. Here is the case per The Akron Legal News. "Case summary states that Peterson’s dog, Baby, was running off-leash outside of his residence on Aug. 14, 2014.