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My boyfriend's brother's girlfriend's dog (confused?) died today. He was killed by a pit bull.

Now, the story. This dog was a little yorkie, cute, but not at all friendly. He is kept outside almost all the time on a chain in the front yard. He gets loose (or is just let out and not put o the chain) all the time. I am always seeing him wandering the neighborhood (the owners live a few houses down from me) but I can't catch him to take him home because he is not friendly. They keep him outside because he poops in the house. Yeah.

Anyway, they have been trying to be better about keeping him tied up because he keeps getting out. Today, the girl's dad's girlfriend (complicated, once again) came over with her small dog and took the yorkie off the chain so she could chain her dog up... So this little dog is once again running around doing whatever he wants.

Next door lives a pit bull. Beautiful dog and an absolute sweetheart. The yorkie crawled under the backyard fence where the pit was. Apparently the yorkie was teasing him and nipping at him. Well, the pit had enough and snapped at this little dog. The yorkie died.

Now the girl's dad wants to insist that the pit is put down. That makes me so angry, you have no idea. This dog is a great dog, no history of aggression at all. The yorkie was in HIS backyard and, from what I was told, was the instigator. The pit's owners are not at fault, right? This wonderful dog is not at risk of euthanasia, is he? That would break my heart and, frankly, piss me off. It is very sad that they lost their dog and I can empathize. However, they are at fault, not the pit's owner.

Sorry, I just needed to vent. Thank you for letting me ramble.
 

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I can't see anyway that the pit will be put down, unless the dogs owner just can't stand the fact that their dog killed another dog. There is no reason under law the dog should have to be put down.
 

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Most likely, the pitty will not be put to sleep, as you said, the yorkie was loose, and the pitty was on his own property contained.

Those people are definitely at fault for letting their little dog run around un leashed/chained, etc..

But if AC wants to be mean, they could put the Pitty to sleep as a danger to society, and say it was their fault because the fence allowed a small dog to crawl under it.

Call AC and tell them what happened.

And if someone saw the Yorkie snapping at the pitty why didn't anyone do anything about it???
 

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That pit is going to need a lawyer..

Maybe if someone took pictures of the dead dog IN the pits backyard the dog would have alot more chance of not being put down.
ANY dog would have done the same if an intruder dog came in, and defied the protector of it's territory.

Saddly people are too ignorant and will go crazy because it was a pitbulls doing.
 

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Saddly people are too ignorant and will go crazy because it was a pitbulls doing.
I agree, but I hope AC will see the situation for what it is, and not just because the dog was a pitty.
 

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The owners of the yorkie are the ones who should be put down imo...who the heck ties up a tiny yorkie outside? Who the heck lets a tiny yorkie run free?...Who saw the yorkie teasing the p/b? Why did they just stand by there and watch? That is disgusting again only my opinion.

But considering it was a p/b that killed, it may end up being forced to be put down simply b/c of the breed, which I disagree with but I didn't make the laws. It's a shame that these yorkie owners didn't care enough about the dog to keep it safe (tethering it outside). I hope they don't persue it, b/c as I said in my mind they are the ones at fault.
 

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If someone saw the Yorkie snapping at the pitty why didn't anyone do anything about it???
That was my thought exactly... Was there someone watching this happen?

I was thinking that they should not really be able to do anything to him, but my city has been considering BSL for a while now. This might be enough to convince them. Also, since we are in Ohio and there is state-wide BSL (for now...) I do not know what they will do. According to the law, "any breed commonly known as a pit bull" must have a 6 foot fence with a cover. They are also suppose to have a $100,000 insurance policy on the dog. I do not know if this will affect how the law sees the situation (even though it is pretty irrelevant). I hope he will be okay...
 

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That girl and her family are mindless. "We didn't properly care for our dog, and so the other dog should be punished." Pressing for the other dog to be put down will not bring their dog back, though it doesn't sound like they were all that interested in owning the dog in the first place. Hopefully this will teach them how to properly supervise and train any future pets they may have.
 

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I think (but I'm not a lawyer) that if the pit killed a dog on his own property, there's nothing that can be done legally. The Yorkie's owners are at fault for allowing him to run at large. They can ask the pit's owners to have him put down, but I'm pretty sure they can't force it. Hopefully that's how it will end up.
 
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