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Koopa
09-22-2006, 01:09 AM
not sure if it's been posted but damn...........




WEXFORD, Pa. (AP) - Two dogs owned by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Joey Porter got off his fenced property and killed a miniature horse on a nearby farm, leading to citations that carry several hundred dollars in potential fines.

Porter's dogs, a pit bull and a mastiff, got loose Tuesday and killed the horse that was less than three feet tall. The dogs were still in the dead horse's corral when police and animal control officials arrived, Northern Regional Police Chief Bob Amann said.

Porter helped police get the dogs off the property and back to his home. Because Porter's yard is fully fenced, police did not know how the dogs got loose.

"It was an accident and I am not sure how the dogs escaped," Porter said in a statement. "I have reached out to the owners of the horse and will do whatever I can to help them get through this very unfortunate situation."

The horse's owners have so far declined comment.

Porter was cited Thursday for harboring dangerous dogs, failure to confine the dogs, and failure to have the dogs licensed. The fines carry several hundred dollars in potential fines.

Porter said he raised the dogs as pets and not as attack animals and plans to send them to a kennel in California for safe keeping.

Porter lives in Pine Township, north of Pittsburgh, but officials with the Northern Regional Police said Porter's dogs were licensed in his hometown of Bakersfield, California, not in Allegheny County.

http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/5989454

House of Steel
09-22-2006, 01:11 AM
OH man, that sucks, Joey Joey Joey, this will teach ya to get your dogs licensed.

Koopa
09-22-2006, 01:19 AM
if they were liscensed or not, they still would've got lose and killed the horse lol..

House of Steel
09-22-2006, 01:20 AM
True, True.

BlitzburghRockCity
09-22-2006, 07:27 AM
Damn a pitbull and a mastiff ! :eek: Now that's 2 mutts I wouldn't wanna face !

Hopefully this doesn't turn into some long drawn out courtcase with all kinds of problems.

Steelerlyn
09-22-2006, 09:34 AM
When our puppy was being trained there was a Pit bull puppy in his class and that doggy was so adorable and sweet that I found it hard to believe he would ever attack anything because prior to meeting this Pit bull puppy, I always thought they were a mean spirited breed who killed children.

:dunno:

SteelersfaninPhilly
09-22-2006, 09:36 AM
When our puppy was being trained there was a Pit bull puppy in his class and that doggy was so adorable and sweet that I found it hard to believe he would ever attack anything because prior to meeting this Pit bull puppy, I always thought they were a mean spirited breed who killed children.

:dunno:


It all goes back to the owners imo. If they train them to be mean and fight, etc.

Steelerlyn
09-22-2006, 10:01 AM
It all goes back to the owners imo. If they train them to be mean and fight, etc.


I have heard that too, I sure hope you are right because noone loves dogs more than I do but prior to meeting this lil darling puppy pitbull, I thought they were all mean :)

House of Steel
09-22-2006, 10:19 AM
My two pups are the most loving individuals I've ever had, but man when it comes to a stranger coming in our yard or in our house, they become some mean spirited dogs. I taught them that, especially in the neighborhood we live in currently. Just the other day, some loser tried to knock on our door and he probably thought noone was home, and man our three dogs (one is my brother in law's) they went off barking like three vicious dogs, that man took off running. I got on the phone immediately and called Cleveland Police. Needless to say, he was trying to rob another place when the cops caught him. I am so proud of my dogs for being protective.

AZ_Steeler
09-22-2006, 12:14 PM
It all goes back to the owners imo. If they train them to be mean and fight, etc.

This has a lot to do with it, but I always think that deep down inside them there is a little switch that gets triggered somehow and the dog goes off, especially if they get that first taste of blood. I've been around some really mellow Pits that I don't think would hurt a flea, but based on their blood line it's in them somewhere and can be easily triggered... IMO.

SteelersfaninPhilly
09-22-2006, 12:23 PM
AZ, I have heard that. How true it is? I do not know. Be interested to find out. I know here in Philly. They tried a couple years ago to put tight restrictions on pitbulls and rots. I do not remember if it passed or not.

AZ_Steeler
09-22-2006, 12:42 PM
I saw on the animal planet, some "Cops" type show but for people who have this problem with abusing their animals (sad show if you ever watch it), but they were in Detroit I think it was... any how it is illegal to have a pit or rot their and if you are found to have these animals they are taken away and put to sleep! This one episode, this guy was breeding them and had a whole mess of them in his backyard, including puppies and they were all taken away and put under. There was this one puppy though, that even the vetinarians fell in love with and was crying because they knew what was going to happen to him, but he was playing with their shoe laces, peak-a-boo, rolling over to get his belly rub... it was really sad! Plus this guy who was breeding them was using them as like "UFC" dogs... a sad, sad situation!

House of Steel
09-22-2006, 12:44 PM
Animal Cops, Detroit. I watched that all the time. It is a very sad situation, I seen that episiode, I am so sick of people doing that to dogs.

Captcoolhand
09-23-2006, 10:43 AM
that's messed up! Poor horse