Serial Killer Targeting Pit Bulls In Houston Area

By MATT HIGGINS, CBS

HOUSTON (CBS Houston) — A pet serial killer is on the loose in the Houston area.

Seven dogs were found dead, six of them pit bulls, over the Martin Luther King holiday weekend. Three of those pit bulls were fatally shot, while the other four dogs suffered blunt trauma to the head.

“We started finding an unusual number of dead dogs, all of them pit bulls,” Emily Crossley, founder of Backstreet Brutality & Relief, told CBS Houston. “Two were found on top of each other … another one was found shot in the head inside a crate.”

The dogs were found in an area where there is a lot of litter and debris.

Crossley said there is suspicion that a dog-fighting ring might be behind these pit bull deaths, but that there are “some things that don’t add up.

“All these dogs appeared that they were pet dogs, no fighting wounds,” Crossley told CBS Houston. “They were not fighting dogs.”

She added that it is “highly unusual” for pit bulls to be targeted.

“There are other dogs usually killed,” Crossley said.

Houston police are on the case but they don’t have much to go on since there was little evidence at the scene.

No suspects have been named in the case.

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  1. George Kelley says:

    I can remember when the fear mongers singled out the Doberman Pinschers. Dog attacks by dobermans filled newspapers and Hollywood even made a film about dobermans attacking their owners.

    These days it is the Pitt Bulls that get attention by the fear mongers and some people are acting on that fear to judge by these serial shootings.

    1. jerrykregle says:

      Back in the early 80’s I wasn’t quite 11 when I was sitting on my neighbors porch
      petting Sissy the Doberman. Some neighborhood bullys the human form walked by
      and one of them threw a rock at me and started after me.
      3 10/s of a second didn’t go by before this punks shorts were full of foam and soaked with urine

    2. Cal Burke says:

      When was the last time you read this headline ?

      “Golden Retriever mauls toddler.”

      Here is a pretty good wiki:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal_dog_attacks_in_the_United_States

      1. kevin says:

        Here you go……..

    3. A says:

      So by most of the logic on this thread, all black people should be killed too right? I mean if you look at the crime statistics, black people account for the majority of the crime, so that makes them useless and anyone that murders a black person is doing the city a faqvor? Pits are great dogs, all they want to do is please their owner, thus, if you train the dog to be violent, he will be as violent and agressive as he possibly can to make his owner happy…..

      1. asjdhasihdjaskjh says:

        Pits from a healthy historic line are good dogs. Pits from dog fighting lines have the traits bred in to them. So there’s a few different genetic lines floating around the country.

      2. Doc d20 says:

        “So by most of the logic on this thread, all black people should be killed too right?”

        Only if you’re implying that the mental capacity and aptitude of blacks doesn’t exceed that of the average canine.

        Irony here folks: Racist (delta) trying to play race card ends up revealing his/her own racism.

        Folks crying, “Racism!” are the real racists.

      3. AtlasObjectivist says:

        Yeah… way to grasp moral equivalence, blacks and pit bulls, same thing, you freaking moron. Do the world a favor and take self action to eliminate your carbon footprint.

      4. michael says:

        kill all black people? you figured it out! guess you follow Darwin’s lead, as laid out in his classic “On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the PRESERVATION OF FAVOURED RACES in the Struggle for Life”. vote democrat, do you? favor a woman’s right to choose? figured out the hypocrisy in all that yet? shame on you for even suggesting, even “joking”, all black people should be killed.

        my neighbor had a pit bull from puppyhood, part of the family, only growled at outsiders. neighbor believed love the dog, dog will love you. about 14 months old, that testosterone-laced adolescent dog proved my neighbor wrong about peace and co-existance. three separate visits to the ER, over thirty stitches, proved to that mature adult male human that the pit bull you love, loves EATING you.

      5. ABC says:

        So what you’re saying is that black people = dogs.

        Good logic.

      6. Berserk Liberals says:

        ‘Pits’???????? Is that the hip hop term for minority pet of choice? Are you asking if black people and Pit Bulls are both disproportionately violent? Stop the politically correct diversity BS. You sound like president hip hop and the first wookie.

      7. Brutus says:

        It would certainly reduce prison over crowding and welfare subsidies now wouldn’t it?

      8. KevinVA says:

        I love how a story about pit bulls turned into a race baiting game… Is there nothing liberals won’t pull the race card about?

      9. Fedupmama says:

        All you nitwits that have replied negatively to this persons post need to read again.

        “So by most of the logic on this thread, all black people should be killed too right?”

        According to statistics, you are more likely to be robbed, raped and/or killed by a BLA CK MALE between the ages of 17-35 in America than any other race!

        So get your head out of your arses and pay attention. You are calling this person a racist is really just screaming “hey I am ignorant and have no reading comprehension skills”

      10. bob says:

        True enough.

        He’s just silly and dumb.

      11. responding to moron says:

        Only morons compare people to dogs. You don’t have to agree to killing any group of people because you think a type of dog should be killed off. Comparing a human’s life to a dog’s life is comparing apples and airplanes, i.e. there is no comparison.

    4. SteveMM says:

      My father was a plastic surgeon for 35 years and had to rebuild the faces of no less than 50 children in that time. Every single one was bitten in the face by a pit bull. You sir are naive, go look at the facts on dog bites.

      1. Phebie says:

        I call BS on your story sir!!

      2. Simon says:

        I will deny it, real facts will deny it, GFY.

        http://www.realpitbull.com/perspective.html

      3. Greg Mitchell says:

        Simon-the facts in this ‘pro pitbull link’ are totally skewed. What a joke!!

        http://www.realpitbull.com/perspective.html
        Bull shyt!!!!!!
        Peeps believe anything they want to hear

      4. Simon says:

        All the facts anyone has posted so far are bogus or skewed.

      5. bob says:

        All the folks over at the trailer park are solidly on your side on this issue.

      6. Avenger says:

        Let’s see you back up your wild claims. You have a very good imagination, I’ll say that.

      7. Fedupmama says:

        Really, well busy guy to have been present to positively identify all the dogs in each of those attacks and STILL have enough time for surgery WOW!
        I call shenanigans on you sir! Unless your daddy was at each one of those attacks and was a dog expert so he could tell the difference, you sir are a LIAR.

      8. ShanT1969 says:

        I have serious doubts the identification of the dogs in all 50 cases was correct, especially if you can say “every single one was bitten by a pit bull”. When it comes to breed identification, experts can not be correct 100% of the time….not even 60% of the time. So we are going to rely on the victim or a witness or, even worse, the media’s opinion on what type of dog actually did the biting? Bad idea. (especially when the media knows a “Pit Bull Bites” story gains a lot of attention).

        Referring to dogbites as a source for unbiased, fair information is the worse thing anyone could do. If you really are open to looking at the FACTS (not misleading statistics, some even provided by the CDC who has even admitted there “statistics” are not accurate because they were based on media reporting)…please read “Pit Bull Placebo”. It is not about the Pit Bull, it is about the history of people and dogs working together. Very informative and very educational.

        Something everyone should remember about media reports on dog bite/attacks (no matter what breed) is whether ot not the dog was a family pet (socialized, cared for, with human contact regularly), a resident dog (animal left in back yard with no socialization, no human contact…often chained) or a guard dog (trained or used to guard property). If we were to actually perform follow up on all the media reports about dog bites, we would find the dog was either a resident or guard dog…not a true family pet. And again, what the media has called a family pet (only because the family owns it) in the past has almost always turned out to be a resident dog.

        Another point is that dogs are animals…not humans with the ability to reason. Most dogs give warmings before they bite. The most common for humans to identify are body language and sound. It is so rare that a dog just snaps and attacks, there is always a sign…and I bet that Golden Ret. gave one…just nobody saw it.

        Seems so naive for poeple to continue to judge a dog by the breed as a whole and not by their actions and most importantly, the enviroment which cultivates the actions. There is SO much information out there about the failure of BSL and the failure of breed identification and how easily man’s best friend can be rehabilitated even after horrible treatment because in the end Steve…humans have taken thousands of years to make the canine exactly what it is today…an animal that relies COMPLETELY on human interaction and care to THRIVE and survive.

    5. dirk winston says:

      no collar, no leash, fighting or not trespassing “pets” will be shot on sight.

      1. Christina says:

        so the dog that was shot in his crate was trespassing and deserved to be shot. sounds good NOT!

    6. the Dude says:

      The individual killing these animals needs to be hunted down…. and given a medal. Hopefully this will spread across the country. I’m going to start in my neighborhood today.

      Amazing the morons that always come out in defense of these savage animals (they should not even be classified as dogs). Their latest and most most ignorant argument is that Dobermans were treated the same way.

      1. Simon says:

        come on my property and you will be shot. my dogs guard my livestock and are fenced. but luckily in my state I can shoot you for trying to harm my property, like my dogs

      2. Luis says:

        Nobody is coming onto your property Simon so calm down chief.

      3. Anne Marie Grossman says:

        I invite you to my house to meet my APBT. Her name is Havoc, btw. Also, she’s a certified therapy dog and a canine good citizen. A family member of mine has Rheumatiod Arthritis (look it up and see how debilitating it is) and Havoc is quite the alert watchdog whenever I’m not home to care for this family member. She was also instructed in Schutzhund Training… God forbid someone breaks into my house with a family member there who can’t defend themselves.

        So you see… it’s not the breed my dear, that you should judge by…it IS the deed.

      4. bob1567 says:

        “Pit bull attacks, kills owner”
        http://www.ksn.com/content/news/also/story/Pit-bull-attacks-kills-owner/d1S9WUuk_0-Hw3TvhqTyaw.cspx

        Spotslyvania, Virginia (NBC) — Neighbors of a Spotslyvania, Virginia man are having a tough time believing his dog would turn on its owner and kill him.

        Frank Collins is puzzled beyond belief.

        “Makes you wonder how you can raise a dog all the way from a puppy and love it and be in the house every day and what would make it turn on an owner like that,” he said.

      5. DBR says:

        The individual killing these animals needs to be hunted down…and get the life beaten out of him by real men, along with the Dude for being such a stupid idiot. Two less cowardly trash beings masquerading as “men”. The dude, you are no different than the trash who is murdering the dogs. Dogs. Dogs. Dogs. You are the savage animal, and I hope you get put down because you deserve it more than they do. I have no doubt you will because you just sound dumb.

    7. Miguel says:

      Stereotypes about dogs (or people for that matter) don’t catch on unless there is some truth to them.

      1. Phebie says:

        Miguel, ignorance creates sterotypes more often than truth.

      2. sylvie says:

        I would agree with you only in part, because you certainly fit the stereotype of a person who lives their lives by “one liners”. Oh please, try hard to get a real life before you die!

    8. europa3962 says:

      THis is despicable

      However, I beleive you are missing something. I have 3 german shepherds. Where dobs, rotts or shepherds differ from pit bulls, is that they (pit bulls) have been bred over the last 20-30 years with undesirable aggreessive traits. I don’t think they should be banned but pit bulls are far more dangerous now than 30 years ago. Its not the fault of the dogs, but until quality breeders can reintroduce more passive traits, pit bulls will be under scrutiny and suspicion. Now if we could eliminate the thugs and low lifes that breed and fight these dogs, then the pit bull might be rehabilitated. The people not so much.

    9. Abdul Keddou says:

      Someone who kills unleashed pitbulls roaming the streets is NOT a serial killer, but rather a PUBLIC SERVANT.

      1. warbonds says:

        Agreed, my hero.

    10. Pat says:

      Speaking of fear mongers, a possible suspect in these attacks could be ex-con John “J.P.” Goodwin, who has a criminal record related to animals and was at the center of the February 2009 “Wilkes County massacre ” (google it) of 146 pit bull dogs and puppies. Goodwin also signed the infamous “Fay/Faye fundraising letter” (google it), written by his friend Wayne. Goodwin is wealthy now, but still quite dangerous.

      1. warbonds says:

        another hero !!!

    11. KRJ says:

      My niece was attacked by a pit bull, and would have been killed if her brother did not intervene. She had to go through surgery and therapy to recover. She was friends with the family who owned the dog, and the dog was friendly toward her. As far as we know the dog was not abused, it just snapped. The attack did occur at the dog owner’s property. Her brother dropped her off at the house and the dog attacked while she was walking to the house. It’s not the first time she was alone with their dog. They had to put the dog down to ensure no other attacks occur. Not trying to make a case one way or another, just providing a single data point based on my family experience.

    12. Terry Rohan says:

      its the pigs, they culled the deer population by my home, in the night with sharpshooters and night vision. An alderman spayed WD40 on the bait to scare off the deer and got charged with felony EPA charges, and terrorism, because it was state land, “forest preserve” in Chicago

    13. calling george's bluff says:

      Please provide your name, address, and phone number. I’d like for you to keep my three pit bulls while I go out of town. Don’t worry, they are safe with other dogs and toddlers. I’ll call you with the dates as soon as your reply. Don’t worry, I’ll give you some money for your trouble.

    14. MG says:

      I assume there’s a reason there’s a reason they’re called ‘Pit Bull” and not “Tea Cup Poodle’.

    15. Nic says:

      Outlaw these idiotic dogs..and the owners too.

    16. Tideliner says:

      I rather see repeat (human) offenders shot..
      On the same note, society has no sympathy for an animal that viciously attacks unprepared joggers on an all to regular basis. Put them down, I’ll pay any expenses for ammunition, arms, or legal defense.

    17. Rick says:

      Had a Grand-daughter attacked by a pit bull at a city park. The demon did enough damage that she had terrible pain. I ran a full page ad offering $1000 for every pit bull body they brought me. Ended up paying out $18,000, well worth it.
      The one that attacked her was all mine. Beat that hound from hell with a baseball bat and took my sweet time doing it.
      Best part is, haven’t seen one around town in years but if I do, I’m a damn good shot.
      My Grand-daughter is much better now with a bunch of scars and a fear of all dogs.

      1. georgia says:

        You are a sick sob, I feel bad for your grand daughter, grandpa is an a$$hole. the dog probably went mean because the owner, YOU mistreated it and it was scared. Burn in hell, moron.

      2. warbonds says:

        Good for you, the only good ptibull is a dead one, keep up the good work, you sir, are a true hero.

      3. Dan says:

        Great job, Rick. Moron.

    18. Japes Macfarland says:

      George, as a result of all that exposure, far fewer people bought dobermans as pets; which explains the fewer incidents now. The issue is simply that some types of breeds are more prone to attack people than others. Dobermans and pit bulls, obviously, are two of them.

    19. NowYouKnow says:

      Well, this news should be good for promoting tourism. Or not. What we have here is a public service. Not a serial killer.

    20. Gary Kaplan says:

      Dobermans are not what they used to believe. The vicious ones have not been breed in this country. Years ago I meet a dog trainer for the US Army in WWII. He trained mostly dobermans and said he would never trust one not to turn on the owner. Recently I knew a doberman that would be useless as guard dog or for protection. People would still be afraid, but all the aggression was breed out.
      Your right pit bulls are the new dobermans and they have earned it bite by bite, baby by baby. Pit bulls now are responsible for 60% of the dog attack deaths in the US, yet they are only 5% of the dogs.

    21. Kill all pit bulls says:

      You are a moron. Anotjher pit bull apologist. There’s something in those dogs that is vicious, period. And it is NOT the owner’s fault, because the first thing an owner says after his pit bull mauls a kid’s face is “But we treated him so well, he was such a good doggie!”

      Freaking idiot.

    22. Kill all pit bulls says:

      You are a moron. Another j/o pit bull apologist. There’s something in these dogs that is vicious, period. It is NOT the “owner’s fault” when a pit bull hurts of kills someone. The first thing a pit bull owner says after his mutt mauls a kids face off, is “But we treated him so well, he was such a good doggie!”

      Freaking idiot.

    23. Peter says:

      I can’t remember how many stories I’ve read about pit bull type breeds (those commonly referred to as Pit Bulls even though they technically are not) BRUTALLY attacking a person and then see the quote – “he was always such a sweet dog who never hurt anybody. He’s been a part of our family for years and never even growled. We can’t explain why he did this.”
      .
      These fanatics who insist on protecting a type of dog that is far more dangerous than others can’t be reasoned with. My guess is that their minds would only be changed when it’s their dog killing or seriously injuring someone.
      .
      They are like-minded to those people who insist on getting a tiger or lion thinking that they’ll raise it sweet and it will be so cool.
      .
      What makes me laugh so hard as they compare a poodle attack which will usually result in a bandaid to an attack that will most likely result in at least an emergency room visit.
      .
      I’ve witnessed lots of different breeds of dogs get into fights with other dogs in the park, on the street or at the PetSmart, and this pit bull TYPE of dog can’t be compared in savagery to what happens when a lab or boxer gets in a fight.
      .
      If you have a pit bull type of dog, and it’s out where someone can kill it, then obviously you’re not in control of your dog and you’ll get zero symapthy from me. I see this type of dog in my yard, the shotgun comes out. My health of my children will not be jeopardized by some fool who lets this type of dog wander.

    24. bob1567 says:

      Years ago it was the Doberman that was all the rage with people who like to buy a dog for a weapon. These days it’s the pit bull. There’s no rational excuse for bringing one of these awful creatures home.

    25. Brad says:

      Gnubi… You’re right. The 18 month old would have to go.

  2. atommc says:

    There must be a Michael Vick joke in here somewhere.

  3. Casper says:

    This assasin has just put a mark on his own head.

    1. NOPITJack says:

      What a reckless comment to make Casper. But then again, you must be one of those pit bull owners, right? These animals are useless and were bred solely for dumb people’s ancient entertainment. They need to be “un-bred” from the face of the earth. No “dis-respect” intended here. My 6 year old was badly mauled by a pack of these worthless, oportunistic, and predatory gang-pack creatures. They are BAD news and will return to their killer instincts at the first opportunity they get (like running loose in the streets with other dogs). It is people like you who are the real “assasins”.

      1. Big Mouth Cowboy says:

        Sorry for your situation. You are one of the people who should be commenting on this. There would not be at pitbull left in my community if one of them mauled one of my kids. You are spot on!

      2. mjs says:

        you might be the dumbest person to ever post a comment

      3. kevin says:

        My cousin was mauled by a Dalmation. Maybe we should erradicate them, too. Why not just eliminate any dog that weighs over 30 lbs, since they are capable of harming children?

      4. Tara Iarusso says:

        Sorry for what happened to you. You cannot condemn an entire breed because of isolated incidents. Pit bulls were once considered nanny dogs here and abroad. They are not different than any other athletic and strong breeds. They do not have a jaw that locks, that’s one of the many myths about them. Nearly any breed can be bred and treated inhumanely to make them attack dogs and/or people. Many attacks are blamed on pitties when it’s actually other breeds because many people don’t know what a pitbull actually looks like. I’ve had nothing but positive experiences with pitties.

        I know one that is a therapy dog (even after having experience years of abuse) one that participates in a children’s reading program at a public library and my brother’s pit who I lived with in harmony for 5 years. I am sorry for what happened to you but the fact is Pitties are not responsible for the most attacks or bites in the country but that’s not what the hysterical media presents to us. I urge everyone to do their homework on this. Pitties are generally great dogs!!!

      5. Simon9 says:

        I got bit once by a German Shepard. So did my brother. By a different German Shepard. So that proves it. Let’s wipe them out!

        Fact is the bully breeds are strong and if trained to be aggressive, or if they’re abused, they can be dangerous as can many other breeds. But the fact is Staffordshire Terriers (a close cousin to the Pit Bull) make wonderful pets and have great dispositions.

        I know. I have one. People who hate Pit bulls because they’re “all dangerous” are simply ignorant about them.

      6. Kate says:

        You obviously do not know a thing about pit bulls. You are a misinformed idiot. It’s sad how stupid people can be about subjects they don’t know anything about.

      7. jerrykregle says:

        NO Jack YOU need to be UN-Bred

        I don’ Own a Bully Breed I have a Lab and a Golden
        ITs the OWNER not the dog to blame

      8. Beth says:

        I’m a pit bull owner, and I must say I haven’t had a problem one out of my dog. I’ve got 5 daughters that would have to say they feel VERY SAFE around our pet. It’s not the breed, but the owner that has them. This goes for all breeds of dogs. I’m gonna have to say, a small dog would bite your kids before a pit bull. The problem is the people, not the dog. If you don’t know what your doing when it comes to training these dogs, then yes you might have a problem. That’s why we’re trying to get the RIGHT info out there.

      9. Karla says:

        NOPITJack, don’t bother. These Pitt Bull people are selfish and blind to any truths. They like being edgy, and telling people “I own Pitt Bulls” then see the looks on peoples faces. It gives them attention they otherwise can’t get because they are usually unremarkable people. They think it makes them different and dangerous, and brave to have what we all know to be a dangerous pet living in their homes. But, we don’t think that. We think they are stupid and selfish, and self absorbed. They don’t care that they put others in danger. They are the same as women who have savage animal criminals as sons who then defend them when they beat someone up. “Not MY kid. He is a GOOD kid (because he doesn’t beat ME up” when we all can see he is a worthless menace to the rest of us.

      10. Leela says:

        I was attacked several times by dogs when I was a kid, never once did I believe they should be destroyed. I still feel uneasy around german shepards but the breed shouldn’t disappear.

      11. Simon says:

        you are useless, my dogs prtoect my livestock and my family, out in the country and are fenced in. What do you do that is useful.

      12. nikki says:

        YOUR THE IDIOT THAT LEFT YOUR 6 YEAR OLD NEAR A PACK OF WILD PITS, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED BLAMING THE DOGS WHEN YOUR THE UNRESPOSIBLE PARENT WHO LEFT YOUR KID IN GOD ONLY KNOWS. ALL OF YOU ANTI PIT PEOPLE ARE IDOTS. THE STATISTICS ARE THE WAY THEY ARE BECAUSE OF BAD OWNERS WHO HAVE THERE PITS OFF LEASH OR RUNNING WILD OR DONT KNOW HOW TO TRAIN THEM. THIS IS NOT NEW INFORMATION MORONS. YES I AM A PIT BULL OWNER, AND MY PIT IS THE MOST LOVING DOG IVE EVER MET, DONT BELIEVE ME. GFY.

      13. bob says:

        It seems that every pit bull owner has said exactly the same thing just before finding their child or neighbor killed or maimed by one of these trailer-trash dogs.

      14. DBR says:

        NOPITJack: Really? Really? I am sorry for your child – but to hate ALL pit bulls because of this attack it like hating ALL blacks because one raped and murdered a women. Just senseless and such a step back in thinking.

      15. Ginny says:

        Typical pit response to a person who’s child or dog was seriously injured or killed by a pit. I’m surprised you didn’t usual the usual “it was an unfortunate accident”.

      16. DBR says:

        Typical you say? Meaning oft said. Then maybe it’s the consensus.

    2. azjeff1963 says:

      maybe a parent that has lost a child perhaps to a dog attack?

  4. Realist says:

    If they’re loose in the streets, they deserve to be smoked.

    1. windever says:

      how would you light one f these things

      1. azjeff1963 says:

        with a 40 cal

  5. GVnana says:

    This is a bad thing?

    If their owners can’t keep them where they belong, maybe this guy is doing the city a favor.

    1. Jordan Paul Funk says:

      Doesnt give them the right either way, especially if theyre not in any danger

    2. gypsygirl says:

      ?? One was shot IN HIS CRATE! That does not sound like this dog was out wandering the streets growling at small children and stealing old ladies’ purses. If a dog is put down by someone being attacked or protecting a child from an attack or the like, then I fully support the actions, but to shoot a dog while it is trapped in a metal box, that’s just disusting.

  6. tompucker says:

    its a useless breed and they all look the same to me.

    1. Tara says:

      They are fantastic dogs, You don’t know what you’re talking about!

      1. Jordan Paul Funk says:

        Agreed, they are great!

      2. Mr.Fitnah says:

        Did getting that tattoo on your neck hurt?

      3. Simon says:

        I have three and they guard my livestock and my children. They sleep with my children, run the fields with my chickens pigs and cows. We breed them to keep 2 every 2 yrs to keep as work dogs. Our property is fenced so they cannot get out. If someone came on our property to hurt our family, dogs or livestock, they would develop a quick case of lead poisoning. But if one of our dogs was loose on someone else property I would not hold it against them if they shot the dog. I completley understand. You have the right to protect you property.

    2. Gary Kaplan says:

      They are the #1 dogs to guard meth labs and 6/10 drug dealers prefer pit bulls.

  7. TQ says:

    There are some dogs on the side of a street. Not sure, but they look like they could be pit bulls. Been there for a few days. On the 1-45 frontage rd b/w greens rd and gears rd.

    1. Christina says:

      Are they strays or are they someones pet? If they’re strays did you call someone? If they’re someones pet are you trying to get this guy or someone else to “take care” of them. And when you say they look like they could be pits, are you sure they aren’t a mastiff, or a american bulldog or even maybe a boxer. Not every muscular dog with a boxy head is a pit bull or dangerous.

  8. Garth says:

    Pit Bulls have killed and hurt so many childen here in Georgia that I hope this guy will come here next befor he’s caught. These dogs are nothing but maiming machines.

  9. Big Mouth Cowboy says:

    Thank you kind, brave sir. The peaceful dog and innocent kid owners in your neighborhood applaud your service. If you are caught, the good citizens of Houston should pay for your defense! It may not be the correct way to address the problem but I’m happy to see someone doing something to illustrate how much the common man dislikes this breed and is sick and tired of people defending them. They are dangerous and should be outlawed – friendly dog owners unite!

    1. Jordan Paul Funk says:

      To think you call yourself a dog lover, dogs are just like people, you have good ones and bad ones regardless of race or breed in this case, not to mention it also comes down to how they are raised

    2. HoustonMom24 says:

      I agree with your sentiment. Except for the one in the crate – unless he knew that animal had already caused someone harm, or was being mistreated by his owners to become a threat to society.

    3. cunno2001 says:

      There is not ONE person in my neighborhood that would feel tht way about my dog. If you or your cowboy friends came around here with your oversize stetsons, jeweled jockstrap and a weapon looking to hurt this bull, you’d be brought back to cowboy land (if they even wanted your carcass) in a box. Bank on it, BIG MOUTH.

  10. Marshmont Montgomery says:

    “A Dog is very religious and its religion is free from superstition. The god it believes in is its master, and that god actually exists, and is actually concerned about its welfare, and actually rewards it and punishes it, on a plan comprehensible to Dogs and meeting with their approval, for its virtues and vices. Dogs need not waste any time over insoluble theological problems. Their god is plainly visible and wholly understandable — they have no need of clergy to guess for them, mislead them and get them into trouble.” ~ H.L. Mencken

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    1. Cowman says:

      A dog is a dog. They are not like humans, even though people ascribe human qualities to them. They do not think . They do not plan They do not regret. They are not generous. They operate on instinct or learned behavior.
      The apologists for the pit bull have a lot to learn. A dog’s basic temperament is inherent. It is a unique trait of the breed and a bred-in characteristic. It may be modified by training but not removed. Any geneticist or animal breeder would understand this. Breed the smelling ability out of a bloodhound and you no longer have a bloodhound. Duh.
      I like dogs but on the ranch I managed for fifty years, we shot stray ones by the pickup truck load. The Houston killer may be doing a service for the community.

      1. georgia says:

        You sound like a real a$$hole. My dog is probably smarter than you, is not a danger to anyone or anything, as you seem to be. I wish you had been trampled by your bulls or whatever animals had the misfortune of your “managment”.

  11. Vincent says:

    Are all of you idiots or just products of failed parenting? One of these dogs was in a crate. Was he nice enough to walk into the crate and await his execution?

    Somebody is killing house dogs, domestic pets that haven’t hurt anybody. There is nothing saying they were running loose or aggressive.

    Killing pets is beneath contempt.

  12. Ric says:

    Look for someone who’s child has been mauled or killed by a pit bull.

    1. Simon9 says:

      Look for someone who’s peaceful pet has been killed by a nut with a gun killing dogs that can’t even fight back to save their lives.

  13. Schmitty says:

    NOPITJack, exactly why I DON’T have a pet anything. I have had dogs before and never have they turned on me or anyone I know, but now I have three more important things to think about and protect. “Casper” must not be married or have children. I challenge anyone to challenge me about me feelings of self and family preservation.

    1. Jordan Paul Funk says:

      Challenge accepted mate, I know a husband and wife with a daughter and there are 2 pitbulls that live in-doors with them and someone has tried to break into their house before and thats the only time those dogs have acted viscious was to save their girl

  14. Ben Humphries says:

    favorite dog of drug pushers and pimps in da hood………….
    responsible for 0ver 30% of dog attacks……….

    1. kevin says:

      True. Dogs owned by people will do harm will do the most harm.

      According to the American Temperament Testing, Pitbulls score just as high as Labs. YOU CAN MAKE ANY DOG INTO A VISCIOUS DOG!!!!!!!!

      1. SK says:

        The DESTRUCTIVE potential of a Pitbull is still much higher than that of a lab. The body count proves it, hands down.

  15. PJ says:

    I could care less and judging by many of the Pit Bull owners I’ve encountered over the years someone should take them out too. 9 times out of 10 it’s white or ghetto trash. Sick of these animals and sick of their owners.

    1. Beth says:

      Could you tell that to my 5 daughters that love our pit bull. That they should die to. Just because they own a pit bull. It was my kids that wanted our pit bull. They picked him out. How would you like it if someone said this about you because of your pet. That is such BS… Maybe all of you should go sit with a pit bull. Maybe then you wouldn’t be so quick to judge them, because of the stories you see on tv. By the way I’m not white or ghetto trash. I’m middle class. Going by your comment, you must be white or ghetto trash.

      1. the Dude says:

        Let me make this clear. If I see your animal in my neighborhood it’s dead. Try getting a life.

    2. Simon says:

      Come and try, I live in the country, I am an analytical scientist for one of the largest pharma firms in the world. I also have a small organic farm with my wife and small children. We have 3 pitbulls, they are guardian dogs and protect the livestock and sleep int he kids rooms at night. I am sick of you POS city people trying to tell us what to do with our own property. so luckily I live in a state where I can shoot you for coming on my property and acting aggressively towards my animals. But you ignorant fascists are such pnaises in person it doesn’t matter.

      1. bob says:

        You can take the boy out of the trailer park… but sometimes you just can’t take the trailer park out of the boy.

        Ever heard of Australian Shephards sport?

    3. The Menstruator says:

      Sounds like someone is an idiot racist!!! I have a pitbull and i bet my household income towers over yours. I think your mouth would best be served doing something else.

      1. bob says:

        There are certainly exceptions to the rule. However, these dogs are the first choice of poorly educated white trash and gehtto dwellers.

        No offense but that’s simply a fact of life and really not debatable.

  16. me says:

    This may be a grudge against the breed. Some this peron knows may have been harmed by a pittbull and he is exacting revenge.

  17. dee says:

    This is BARBARIC! and I hope they find and punish the person responsible for this . When we start making crimes against animals the same punishment as crimes against humans, maybe people will take this serious.

    1. SK says:

      No. THIS is barbaric. Animals are not people. We have all been eating and wearing animals all our lives. Projecting your fear of other people into ‘love’ for your pet is childish and a very dangerous way to think.

      I do not condone needless cruelty to animals, but I will not deify them either. There are plenty of dogs to choose from that have no where near the destructive potential (likelihood, even) of Pit Bulls. Just because the dog eats from you and your daughter’s hands doesn’t mean the rest of us should have to risk losing ours when he ‘inexplicably’ chooses to one day ‘act out of character’.

      The statistics do not lie. Pit Bulls are extremely dangerous on average and they are NOT PEOPLE. Outlawing Pit Bulls is in no way analogous to re-instating black slavery or whatever silly parallels people choose to draw.

      Without good owners, most Pit Bulls go bad. It takes a lot of training and effort to be a good owner. There are a LOT of owners out there. Do the math.

      At the very least, a license and certified training should be required to own a pit bull. To increase the awareness of the OWNERS, who see nothing but innocence and charm in their pets and brilliance in their own skill as masters until it’s too late.

      1. Simon says:

        No some of specifically get them for the terrier charactersitics. It makes them great varmint hunters and protectors for your livestock when trained properly. They are property, Youdo not have a right to take my property because you don’t approve of it.

      2. bob says:

        BS. Pit Bulls are absolutely terrible with livestock and will kill farm animals for the fun of it.

        Real farmers use such animals as Australian Shepherds.

  18. SnoopDog says:

    These dogs are so dangerous that its obvious that they’ve resorted to even killing themselves.

  19. 463466363 says:

    My neighbor’s pit bull is sometimes let outside by their kid. It has growled at me a few times. I told that family that I am afraid of their pit bull. It is ridiculous that I have to be careful just to go outside to check my mailbox. If it ever attacks me, I will sue that family…

  20. PitBullOwner says:

    I have owned pitbulls nearly 27 years, and have never had one bite. You are a narrow and feeble minded idiot if you can honestly buy a statistic that says one breed is inherently more dangerous than another. I can prove to you through statistics that any race of humans is more inherently more dangerous than another too. Should we kill all of them? Dogs are raised right or their not. You dont want your dog to bite? Train it not to bite. Simple as that. If it does bite, be responsible to the rest of the community and put it down instead of letting it loose. As far as your small children being mauled by pit bulls? Where were you when it happened? Maybe you should NOT have left them alone in the yard at 5 or 6. Be grateful they werent abducted or any other horrible thing that could happen to a child at that age. The long and short of it being all dogs are of the same Genus and capable of the same pack mentality. Its their nature, just like wolves or lions. Maybe we should kill all carniverous animals off in the world. Your children would be safe then, and it would relieve you of the responsibility of watching and taking care of them like a parent should…The world will always be a dangerous place, and mass genocide of any creature because it scares you is foolish.

    1. Bob G. says:

      I’ve owned Pit Bulls (or been owned by them) for the same amount of time. They are lovely animals, maybe that’s why Mark Twain always had at least two. Like Big Mouth Cowboy stated, though, we have to watch out for the killer Bichon-Frises.

    2. Not a Barbarian says:

      Thank you! I’m glad there are SOME people here who actually have functioning brains rather than the closed minded, heathenish, know it all ignorance that I’ve seen running rampant on these comments. Applauding the death of any living creature is disgusting and says something about the person…not the animal. Makes me wonder how safe the world is with these lunatics in it.

    3. Seattle Mark says:

      I’ve lived with dogs all my life. Various puncture bites, and 2 tetanus shots– No big deal. Last year I had my first encounter with a pit bull trying to separate it from a dog that it had “locked onto”. Now I have a permanent injury. Since then I’ve seen the same pit bull tear up 2 other well mannered dogs. Pit bulls are super nice to their owners and friends (most of the time). However, when the switch is flipped they become diabolically vicious, and don’t merely puncture and release. They seize hold and try to tear out piece of flesh (trying to maim). That’s why their victims often bleed to death. Sorry you don’t see the truth about this. I hope you are lucky never to have your pit bulls attack you.

    4. SK says:

      What makes anything dangerous? Two things:

      1. The ability to do harm
      2. The willingness to do harm
      3. The propensity to do harm

      Pitbulls score very high on all 3.
      Pitbulls are NOT people.
      Pitbulss are not useful to society in any way other than as companion pets
      There are LOTS of companion pets to choose from
      There is a body count and high incident rate of maulings associated with this breed much more than any other companion dog breed. Fact, not fantasy.

      The fantasy is that they are all just cuddly little shmoopies looking for love. A good owner can have that sort of relationship with his own dog, but the dog will always be to some degree unpredictable around other people

      As a member of the society in which we both live, my vote is for mandatory training and licensing of all large and categorically (statistically) aggressive and destructive dogs.

      Owners who ‘love’ these dogs need to demonstrate the same level of responsibility as the owner of a firearm. They likewise need to be held to the same level of responsibility if there pet harms anyone, anywere, for any reason, just like gun owners.

      This means that if the dog hurts a burglar on your property, you’ll probably be fine, but you’re going to have to prove it just like a gun owner would.

      1. SK says:

        “Two things:”

        Oops. My math kind of sucks!

      2. tannhauser says:

        You are giving it too much thought… just kill these savage animals.

  21. JackBNimble says:

    The problem isn’t the breed, it’s the worthless white trash and ghetto trash that own them. They train these dogs to be killers rather than socialize them properly.

  22. moonshine_68 says:

    Most of these comments are from ignorant people. Unbelievable that they would praise this violence. I bet all of you call yourselves Christians. Do any of you really know anything about pit bulls or any dogs for that matter? All kids should be supervised around any animal’s. Some of the most vicious dogs are chihuahua’s but no one focuses on them. Stupid people may you get what you deserve a life full of stupidity.

    1. Beth says:

      I’ve always had pit bulls around my 5 kids. Never did we have a dog bite them until we got a Chihuahua. I thought it was because she didn’t know us yet. We had to get rid of her cause she wouldn’t stop. To this day the only breed of dog my children want is a pit bull. I’ve never had a problem out of them, ext. the trash. Lol…

  23. Rufus T Firefly says:

    It does not matter if it is a Pit or a Pom, any loose domestic animal should be removed.

  24. Common_Sense96 says:

    In England – these are considered dangerous dogs and owners cannot bring them out in public without a muzzle on the dog. This guy is a hero – I just hope he makes it quick for them……but if one attacked my tiny dog – or a family member – I would make it horrible for that monster dog……

    Breeding of any type of pitbull should be outlawed – they should all be sterilzed -and let this guy take care of the rest!

  25. moonshine_68 says:

    I applaud PitBullOwner’s comment’s – you hit the nail on the head.

    1. tannhauser says:

      The nail should be put through the animals head, preferably with a nail gun.

  26. Not a Barbarian says:

    I find it deplorable how people are ok with saying that “man created” this breed and it needs to be uncreated. Sounds to me like the truly worthless, opportunistic, ruthless breed is mankind. These animals are here because “we” created them, so “we” have a responsibility to make sure that they’re perhaps no longer used for the disgusting means for which they were made. My friend’s daughter got “mauled” by a Pomeranian but I don’t see anything about those attacks on the news. If they go “hand in hand” with drug pushers and other violent people…that says something about the PERSON. I love that big strong humans refuse to ever take responsibility for their actions and how it affects the living creatures that are supposedly inferior to them.

    I especially like how “common man” dislikes them and they’re so dangerous…yet at the turn of the century, they were called Nanny Dogs. Just another point of proof how ignorant the common man has become over the years. Why am I even surprised?

    1. Phebie says:

      They were never called nanny dogs…do a little research and you will see that is a myth. However I have known a few pits and responsible pit owners and they can be wonderful dogs.

      1. Simon says:

        maybe you should do the research. All you would have to do is read stratton’s book or an old Sporting Dog journal, among the old dogmen they were called nanny dog’s. One reason Petey was a pit. But hey don’t let facts get int he way of supporting an agenda.

  27. Stever Win says:

    “A pet serial killer…”

    Nice lead-in, that.

    A pit bull IS often a pet who serially kills.

  28. Thinking Man says:

    It’s not the dogs that are bad it’s the owners, anyone willing to take the trouble can do a little research and find that “pit bulls” were once “companion” dogs to children, and their are many pictures that support his fact.

  29. Joe says:

    Sad. I am a dog lover all the way, and they need to find the person responsible. This is coming from someone who was attacked a month ago by two pit bulls out of their yard running out in the street. They surprised me and i fought them off for 10 minutes until a car stopped by and let me jump on the hood. I was not bitten as i kept my hands away and repeatedly kicked the male who kept lunging for my face. The female was not as aggressive and kept going for my ankle. I can’t describe how intense the situation was, and the dogs were caught and put down by animal control, but i still have no ill will towards pit bulls.

  30. Gunman says:

    I AM speaking from experience. I have had to call animal control in my neighborhood multiple times on pit bulls. Yes they were pit bulls, identified by the owner and animal control as such. I have 3 small children and will not be confined to my home because of a neighborhood animal nuisance. I will defend myself. I informed the AC officer that next time I will take care of the problem with my 870 Remington and she agreed with me 100% In my town they don’t adopt out any type of pitbull breed. If they are dropped off at the shelter they are euthanized. Same goes for German Shepherds, chows, dobermans, and Rotts. All get the needle. This is done for a reason people!

    1. Phebie says:

      That is so sad…some of the best dogs I have been around have been German Shepherds, Dobermans and Rotties and even at least 2 Pit Bulls owned by friends. An irresponsible owner allows a dog to roam a neighborhood. One who cares about his animal and his neighbors keeps them safely on their own property. One of the nastiest dogs I ever came across was a little terrier that terrorized my frinds neighborhood because the owners kept letting the dog loose. It was untrained and aggresive and bit at least 6 people before the police got involved. Any breed can bite and we need to have tougher laws toward making people who have pets be responsible pet owners. Banning or destroying these breeds of dogs is not the answer. But we will never see eye to eye on this…

  31. NYS Parkie says:

    Ya think it might be someone who was themselves or had a loved one attacked or killed by roaming pitbulls? Just saying.

  32. Voice says:

    This guy should be going after the dog owners instead.

  33. Aggie says:

    Who knew you could keep a serial killer as a pet? (Maybe the first line should have read, “A serial pet killer…”

  34. SMDH says:

    Westboro Baptists/Ignorant AHoles. One in the same. Get educated, people. I doubt if you will, as it’s easier to jump on the ‘hater’ bandwagon.

    My pit bull was a wonderful dog who LOVED EVERYONE. I miss her everyday…

    I had a beagle that would bite. YES, A BEAGLE.

    I now have a ‘scary’ German Shepherd, adopted as an adult….

    Your ignorance and stupidity ALMOST makes me feel sorry for you. Notice I said ‘almost’. You can’t fix stupid, and that’s the bottom line.

  35. PROUD PIT BULL MOMMA says:

    This is bad and it should be stopped. It shouldn’t matter what breed they are killing. The fact of the matter is, this shouldn’t be happening. What has or world came to? Yes, I own a pit bull. I’m proud of my baby boy. He sleeps with me and our cat. I’ve also got 5 children that love him very much. He meets them at the door when they get home from school. That doesn’t sound like a killer to me. IT’S NOT THE BREED, BUT THE PERSON THAT OWNS THEM. So to all of you that want to kill my dog because he’s a pit bull. Know that your not only killing him but your killing the 5 children that love him. My kids don’t understand why so many people want to kill their dog. They now get on the computer everyday to try and teach people about the breed of dog they own. They cry when people talk about killing their dog. So this is what I have to put up with as a pit bull owner. I would trade my dog for anything. He’s the best thing that has walked into our life. He’s my best friend. When I’m sad he’s right by my side. When I cry he licks my tears away. Why would you want to hurt him? It’s just hard for me to understand.

    1. Georgia says:

      My pittie just turned 2 and he’s like my child. He is the brightest dog I’ve ever owned and he’s got such personality. He’s best friends with the cat next door and is scared of the vacuum. We’ve never told him he’s a pt bull…he doesn’t even know he’s a dog! God Bless you and your babies, all 6 of them!

      1. bob says:

        Here’s a sample. How many more would you like?

        “CONYERS, Ga. —
        A 5-day-old baby girl died Tuesday after being attacked by the family’s pit bull dog, according to the Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office.

        The infant’s mother found the dog on top of the baby’s bassinet on Thursday morning about 8:45 a.m. after hearing the baby crying.”

    2. kelvis says:

      I feel the same way about my dog… but now HE IS DEAD… killed by a pit bull as we were enjoying our daily run (which we had done together for ten years) on a PUBLIC steet… pit bulls are DOG AGGRESSIVE – it is genetic… While people wait around for pit bull owners to “do the right thing” and contain their dogs to their own property, hundreds more animals and humans are vicitimized…because this breed is a POTENTIAL KILLER, it should be treated like any other predator…and not be allowed in society.

  36. SMDH says:

    here ya go…. let’s see if you REALLY know dogs. Just like ignorant AC officers, county officials, et al. Find the pit bull….

    http://www.pitbullsontheweb.com/petbull/findpit.html

    1. kelvis says:

      ven if the pit bull category was “split three ways,” attacks by pit bulls and their closest relatives would still outnumber attacks by any other breed.

      http://www.dogsbite.org/dog-bite-statistics-study-dog-attacks-and-maimings-merritt-clifton.php

      Any way that you slice the pie, they are KILLERS!

      1. Ginny says:

        The pitbull apologists new thing now, in their attempts to distract people off the topic, is to say that the attacking dogs weren’t probably pitbulls. If you can’t tell by looks, you can certainly tell by the way the dog attacks. Few if any other breeds attack like wild animals…locking onto their target, trying to bring it down, going for the throat kill and removing limbs.

  37. tramky says:

    This is great news. I hope no effort or money is being devoted to finding this person. The more dead pit bulls, the better. That breed of dog should & must be eradicated.

    I don’t care about this story except to know that NOTHING is being done to find out who is doing this. If the identity IS ever discovered, he should get an award and a $25,000 reward.

    1. georgia says:

      Wow. Animal cruelty is something that should be rewarded. Shooting a dog in a crate is horrible. If these dogs are so deadly, how did this killer get close enough to hurt them without a gun?? Ignorant people like you should be eradicated…the world would be a better place. Did no one tell your parents stupid people shouldn’t breed??

  38. I Get IT says:

    Pit Bulls owners love to claim it’s how the dog is raised. One thing Pit Bull owners never seem to realize is how the Pit Bull acts when the owner is NOT around. OH yea….. Duh… – That’s why when the Pit Bull gets loose and the owner is not around, well that’s when their Well Behaved dog all of sudden turns into welll a Pit Bull and go after people. Pit Bull owners only realize this when they are standing in front of a judge.

    1. MD says:

      This logic is baseless. If a dog is trained properly, they will act accordingly regardless if their owner is present or not. Although, a responsible owner of any breed will never have their dog roaming around. You will not catch my pitbull without me. Do you allow your animals to roam aimlessly? Is that okay in your book?

    2. georgia says:

      No dog should be left outside unattended. All dogs instinctively protect their property. My pit bull is inside on the couch where he belongs if I’m not outside with him.

      1. kelvis says:

        I guess the pit bulls that killed this woman were “protecting her newspaper” as she tried to retrieve it from her back yard

        http://www.10news.com/news/30081463/detail.html

  39. woody says:

    Where’s Michael Vick at?

    1. Greg says:

      the use of ‘at’ is incorrect …instead say, where’s Michael Vick?

    2. Pat says:

      Listen all you haters, Michael Vick has a solid alibi. Since his awful season with those loser Eagles, Michael has been staying in the Washington DC home of his BFF Wayne Pacelle, who will be presenting him with a special honor at this year’s HSUS Genesis Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. And yes, HSUS is legally a “charity.” For now.

  40. Luther says:

    People who defend pitbulls are not knowledgeable about dogs.

    1. Simon says:

      Really, and what makes you an expert. Some of us actually have some REAL dog experience, with multiple breeds. I don’t call it a dog it it can’t perform a function.

  41. Pouteria says:

    Isn’t it illegal to let your dog roam uncontrolled in public space?

  42. MD says:

    You people fail to realize pitbulls/pitbull type dogs simply want to please their owners. If you raise an animal properly and with love, it will turn out to be a great, obedient, friendly dog. If you abuse it, reward and glorify fighting, then it will turn out that way. It’s a simple concept to understand, it’s just that unfortunately pit bulls are the “choice dog” for trashy humans that glorify this type of behavior. It’s not the dogs fault.

    People also forget, pitbulls weren’t always seen in such a negative limelight. Back in WWII times, they were seen as as tough, American, confident, full of pride, loyal, trustworthy. Remember the dog from The Little Rascals? Now people buy into the fear and propaganda. All of you who say these dogs deserve to die – you are worthless, sick people.

    1. SK says:

      No, it’s not the dog’s fault and no one is saying it is.

      But they still have to be controlled. Once provoked, for whatever reason, unfortunate, unfair or otherwise, they are proven to be extremely destructive and deadly. Good owners are the exception. Raising a dog well requires a great effort, which most folks aren’t up to.

      Honestly, I think that ownership of ANY dog over 30 lbs should require training and licensing.

      1. Phebie says:

        SK, have you read some of the comments?? LOTS of people feel this breed is EVIL and should be destroyed and are applauding this killer!! Pits can be scary dogs but they can also be extremely lovable and wonderful pets in the right home with the right owners.

    2. Ginny says:

      So Rachael Ray abuses and doesn’t train her dog which is why it’s already got a couple of attacks under it’s belt?

  43. greg mitchell says:

    …a serial pet killer…ha ha haaahahhaa BWA-HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
    WAAAAAAAAAH HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    I must be a serial bacteria killer because I brush my teeth 2x day.

  44. Ratt says:

    You want to talk about damage, my next door neighbors two German Shepherds have created more shovel ready projects than Obama has in the last three years.

  45. ExterminateTheBrutes says:

    This is a good start. But only a start.

  46. deldew123 says:

    I have raised several breeds of dogs over the past 35 yrs including 4 Pitbulls. I have only had 2 dogs show agression towards people or other animals. 1 was a Rottweiler and the other was a Jack Russell. The Rotty was my fault. I raised him when I was young and dumb and taught him to be agressive. The Jack Russell was very territorial. He didn’t want anybody but family around. Once I showed him the person was ok to be there he was fine but would not trust him alone with anyone but the family. I currently have a Pit and a Jack Russell and both are lap dogs. I believe that the problem is mostly in the way they are raised.

  47. Marty says:

    The serial killer will be found dead. The reality is, he will try to steal and kill the wrong person’s pet and the owner will take care of him.

  48. Berserk Liberals says:

    ‘Pits’???????? Is that the hip hop term for minority pet of choice? Are you asking if black people and Pit Bulls are both disproportionately violent? Stop the politically correct diversity BS. You sound like president hip hop and the first wookie.

  49. j_in_mesa says:

    The only attacks on me: Dalmation, a Lassie-type dog, a Chihuahua and a St. Bernard. I can post pics of the pit bulls I’ve owned with kittens and kids.

  50. Bob says:

    Regardless of whether or not Pit Bulls or some mongrel progeny are killers or not is debatable.

    What is not debatable, is the sort of people who own them.

    The elephant in the room in these discussions is simply that you will never see these sorts of animals in better neighborhoods or owned by people with any sort of decent education.

    Seriously, everyone knows that the folks that are especially fond of Pit Bulls, are the same people you are most likely to see smash a beer can on their forehead when they’ve finished drinking from it.

    1. sk says:

      Despite owning a pit bull (my husband is a physician and I am a nurse practitioner with a PhD, so hardly uneducated), I agree with your generalization.

      These are also the same people that do not spay or neuter their pets and are irresponsibile when it comes to contianing and monitoring them. As a result, there is a blatant overpopulation of the breed. If you look at dogs up for adoption (especially in cities), the majority of them are pit bulls and pit bull mixes, many of which were neglected and abused. I don’t think you could say the same for any other single breed.

      1. Simon says:

        I do not sterilize them because I want to continue the lines for future working dogs. Part of sustainable farming is breeding stock. We only sell or give offspring to people we know and trust, but keep 2 out of every litter.

    2. BornVicious says:

      Actually pit devotees can come from any social class. They can be wonderful and responsible pet owners, but even that might not save them. You might be right insofar as their intelligence might be questionable. http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-pregnant-woman-killed-family-pitbull,0,6865737.story

  51. MissyOgyny says:

    I was out walking my three LEASHED dogs (malamute, retriever and pit). I walked through a sketchy neighborhood. As I passed a run-down home, the resident hood-rats inside figured it would be great fun to release their massive pit and equally massive rottweiler on my dogs. Both of their dogs zeroed in on me and my alpha-male Malamute. I dropped his leash and retreated with my pit and retriever. The hoodrat’s two fighting dogs immediately went for my Malamute’s incredibly wooly neck. (His neck ruff is about 4-5 inches long and as thick as felt!) WRONG DECISION! My malamute did this lightening-fast “wolf” maneuver–a 180 “butt swipe”–and the two crazed dogs over-shot him. My malamute was now behind the offending dogs, where he then went into complete “wolf” mode: pounced and dispatched BOTH dogs with almost-fatal bites to their necks! It took less than 60 seconds for all this to go down…And the hood-rats were stunned! I called 911 and the cops came quickly…But by the time law enforcement arrived, most of the Hoodies had disappeared with the neutralized, bleeding attack-dogs…And the Section 8er had already hosed off the sidewalk to get rid of the blood evidence! Cops told me the house was Section 8, and a “known” drug house. The attack-dogs were used for “security” and were a constant threat to the neighborhood. Once it was over, all the surrounding neighbors came out from hiding, and congratulated me and my malamute. My Malamute came out unscathed, RIDDING THE NEIGHBORHOOD OF TWO CANINE MENACES…Too bad the human menaces remain in their taxpayer-paid home!

    1. JSimple says:

      AWESOME! I love Malamutes! a great example of a family dog with the “proper” temperament!

  52. Greg B says:

    There are 1.4 million gang members in the USA now, and that’s just the members of established gangs, it doesn’t include the run of the mill ruffians who will beat and stomp people for coming into the wrong neighborhood. That’s our real ‘animal control’ problem. With the drug trade firmly in hand, they’re increasingly branching our into human trafficking and prostitution (slavery). What are these animals going to do when the economy really goes down? They’re increasingly well-armed, often with military grade weapons. Prepare accordingly.

  53. MD says:

    I understand Bob

    Hell if all owners were responsible, we wouldnt have these problems. I keep my pitbull inside when Im at work, and walk him on a leash. Even though my dog is well behaved, and obedient, I would never allow him to be in a situation that would make anyone uncomfortable. I’ve always said it’s the owners responsibility.

    1. bob says:

      MD…

      The problem is, that these dogs are typically owned by THE LEAST responsible, least educated in our society.

      You won’t find these dogs in a good neighborhood where the residents typically have college degrees.

      The owners of these dogs have a stigmas as well.

      1. Simon says:

        But you have no right to take them from responsible people because of irresponsible people. I live int he country. I have 5 neighbors in about a 150 acre block. 4 of the 5 households have pit bulls. they are used fro varmint control, but because they are well breed and well trained, and have a job, they have great temperaments.

      2. bob says:

        Varmint control!! LMAO!

        I live in the country too. We have shephards, hounds, beagles etc.

        The trailer parks and meth cookers have pit bulls

  54. burlesque says:

    Aim small miss small. Kill ’em all. Use ’em for feeding the poor starving people in Africa…

  55. MD says:

    Well tannhauser,

    You can stay butt-hurt all you want. Are you ever going to eradicate pitbulls? No. Anyone who harms innocent animals is a sick prick and should be put down.

    1. bob says:

      It’s not a matter of us getting rid of them. As communities across the country debate banning them and holding their owners responsible for harboring a dangerous animal, with criminal consequences… people that own them will get rid of them.

      1. Simon says:

        No we will become more active in our communities. And where I live most people still respect them as the old traditional family breed. You probably think we should take away people guns too.

      2. bob says:

        Too funny!

        You think they were given the name Pit Bulls because they like to play with mice and lick mammas soup bowl sport?

  56. Calonzap says:

    Could it be that someone is fed up with pit bulls killing or maiming innocent people or their pets? Could it be that that person is fed up with the law not doing anything about what they perceive to be a problem? Just a thought.

    1. Leela says:

      The reason why the law doesn’t do anything is because the paranoia and fear about pitbulls are overblown while human on human violence is very real. There are mentally ill ignorant people like the ones on dogbite.org who are obsessed with the breed and are losing the breed specific law battle. There is a man in Texas who became so obsessed it started to effect his career in computers. Can’t remember the man’s name but the police should check him out.

  57. Mark_13 says:

    This guy should be targetting Rottweilers first. They are WORSE than Pit Bulls, AFAIC. Pit Bulls CAN be nice, energetic, playful and fun. Rottweilers are the deranged serial killers of the dog kingdom. There was one in the neighbor’s backyard that saw me every day for a year the first time I tried to pet him, with a calm friendly voice, he snarled viciously and nearly took my hand off. 6 months ago, a loose Rottweiler looked up and saw me on my bike and headed straight for me at full gallop – I got away.

  58. Dee Hayes says:

    overheard some clown talking about randomly dropping “pit stop” on side walks and parks

    is that poison?

  59. Rich Lehmann says:

    Does Houston have a problem with wild dogs at night? I have come across a pack of pitbulls roaming around Los Angeles at night and let me tell you it is SCARY.

  60. k-cin says:

    all thease pit bull haters need to be shot

  61. tim says:

    Well at least someone is doing the job of animal control. Put bulls running wild should be killed.

    1. Diogenes says:

      One was killed in a crate. Hardly running wild.

  62. Jim in Houston says:

    Given the number of children and elderly attacked by pit bulls in this area, I say give him a box of shells, a tank of gas and map to show where these monsters are.

  63. Diogenes says:

    In the ’70s they blamed Dobermans,
    in the ’80s they blamed German shepherds,
    in the ’90s they blamed the Rottweiler.
    Now they blame the pit bull.

    Cesar Millan

      1. Elizabeth says:

        dogsbite.org is well known for fabricating stories. it’s not a source.

      2. bob says:

        Who needs dogbites.org?

        Who amongst us doesn’t read or hear on television about a pit bull attack about once a week in America?

  64. Gunman says:

    I find it laughable that pepole bring up the fact of Chihuahuas or terriers biting people as somehow akin to a pitbull biting someone…….If a pack of roaming chihuahuas came at me I would first laugh, and then I would punt them across the yard. The same can’t be said about pitbulls now can it? 3-4 pitbulls wandering about your neighborhood would be a totally different story now wouldn’t it? I carry a handgun everywhere I go. Even when I wash my car and cut my grass. If trouble comes I will double tap. Period. I have no qualms about killing someone’s pet if I perceive it as a threat. I would kill it and make them come and get it. I don’t have the sappy misguided notion about how it is a pet and it has “rights”. It does not. If a threat comes around it will be gunned down. Make no mistake, my family and I come first!

    1. Simon says:

      and if it were loose you have the right, the problem is the rest of these people that think they have the right to control others. If I want to own the dog and I keep them under control, you have no right to stop me. my male alone has killed 4 coyotes and 3 raccoons in the last year and my property is fenced. for livestock and deer.

  65. biggerbill says:

    Owning a pit bull is just asking for a law suite. All of the bad experiences I have had with dogs, have been the pit bull. They get loose and tear up my little terrier in my own yard. I have seen them attact a disabled girl in her own yard. I dont walk my dogs anymore unless I am armed.

  66. JSimple says:

    One person’s serial killing is another’s open season.

  67. Everett says:

    Seven pitbulls dead? Good that bread should be eradicated.

    1. leslie says:

      From someone who has no clue as to what you are talking about. You know nothing of the breed. I will take a pit over a brainless idiot such as yourself.

      1. bob says:

        Pretty simple, straightforward sentence sport.

        What part didn’t you understand?

  68. wally says:

    Maybe he’s doing them a favor?

  69. John says:

    Has anyone checked that cat named Dexter who works in the homicide department?

  70. leslie says:

    Is Vick in the area?

  71. Buster Schenck says:

    This hero should be given an award by a grateful city.

  72. woodeded says:

    Now THAT’s a serial killer I don’t mind roaming around

  73. BornVicious says:

    “It’s all about how they’re raised and treated,” is BS!! There is no Responsible Pet Owner who is ever truly safe from an attack from this breed. This poor pregnant woman was one of those “responsible and loving” owners who absolutely adored her “trustworthy” pitbull. She was even in the organization to erase the bad rep of these dogs. But she is no less dead from the attack of her wonderful dog. http://www.ktla.com/news/landing/ktla-pregnant-woman-killed-family-pitbull,0,6865737.story
    The organization she espoused, which is slavishly committed to making the world love these unpredictable killer canines does not mention her death on their website anywhere. And she is not the only “responsible owner” to meet a grim fate. There have, no doubt, been many loving owners killed by this vicious breed. Yet people keep insisting it’s the treatment of the dog that matters.
    Again I say that’s all BS! If you own one of these dogs, if you or your kids haven’t yet been bitten I would just consider yourself lucky.

  74. kelvis says:

    Good news for ALL OF society, when this breed has been wiped off the face of the earth! I wish that I knew who was responsible – I’d give them a donation to carry on the great work!

  75. KRJ says:

    My niece was attacked by a pit bull, and would have been killed if her brother did not intervene. She had to go through surgery and therapy to recover. She was friends with the family who owned the dog, and the dog was friendly toward her. As far as we know the dog was not abused, it just snapped. The attack did occur at the dog owner’s property. Her brother dropped her off at the house and the dog attacked while she was walking to the house. It’s not the first time she was alone with their dog. They had to put the dog down to ensure no other attacks occur. Not trying to make a case one way or another, just providing a single data point based on my family experience.

    1. kelvis says:

      This is a common scenario – unlike most other breeds, pit bulls give no warning that they are about to attack… no baring teeth, or growling. It’s good that they put the dog down… read these statistics about pit bull attacks against FAMILY members, which include deaths:

      http://www.dogsbite.org/staying-safe-family-dog-attacks.php

  76. Dogma says:

    If these dogs are loose because of stupid worthless owners then kill as many as you can! (along with their stupid worthless owners)
    If they are behind a secure fence or tied up then this is wrong!

  77. vanman2010 says:

    Kill em all-too many kids have sufered mutilation and death from these savage dogs.

  78. Rick says:

    Journalism is Dead, the Headline starts with Serial Killer? Killing dogs in no way mets the definition of Serial Killer. This is clearly a case of Vigilantism, illegal and sick hunting for sport of domestic animals, or like the article speculated, culling the animals for illegal dog fighters to cover their tracks. Fair or Unfair, many people see Pit Bulls as dangerous animals, and there is evidence to make a case for both sides. Someone killing stray pit bulls only, is likely doing it out of a sense of protecting others, whether that be unjust or wrong, it would be Vigilantism, NOT serial killing. By definition Serial killers have to kill more than 3 people over more than a month span for some sort of physchological gratification. Sorry CBS, Dogs are NOT people, yes like biased hacks you created a new term in the body of the article to cover your track, it doesn’t justify the false and misleading Headline, for what I can only assume is to Sensanalize the Story or push some sort of personal agenda.

  79. truther says:

    a violent dog almost always owned by worthless people. im wouldnt do it but i understand him and wouldn’t turn him in if i saw him do it.

  80. DDvHH says:

    maybe he wants to move to Toronto!

  81. shawn says:

    someone needs to go look up what a serial killer is. because this isnt one. also if these are strays he is saving the taxpayers lots of money otherwise they hurt or kill people or other animals bad, also if they get picked up thats tax payer money wasted on what he spent less than a buck doing… i support him.

  82. Bob Jones says:

    Pit bulls have a bad rep because when they have a bad day, they kill. It is usually kids – but sometimes adults as well. If you can’t handle the facts, go to your room and cry me a river because I have no use for you, or that breed of dog. Pit bulls should be locked up in zoos, not pets. Of course, you will never understand until your pet snaps and kills your (or the neighbor’s) child. Then it will be the same old sad song, “He was a nice dog, very friendly, he never bit anyone, I just don’t understand, blaa blaa blaa.” Give me a break.

  83. Fedupmama says:

    Also on January 19, 2009, a 3-week-old child died after being mauled in the north-central Illinois community of Bourbonnais. The family dog, a Siberian Husky, had pulled the infant off of a bed in the master bedroom and dragged the child into a hallway. The child suffered multiple bite injuries to the head. Illinois is a strict liability state.

  84. pjdjmj says:

    An hearty round ouf applause to the person(s) killing pit bulls. They are a menace and are bred especialy for that. Every week we have a news report of a Pit Bull mauling and many times killing someone, usually little kids. We notice that while some other dogs may bite it is the Pit Bull that mauls and mauls and mauls and won’t let go. Also we notice that the owners are usually druggies and/or thugs of some sort. – birds of a feather.

  85. Fedupmama says:

    Posted: Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2011
    Modified: Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2011 MOUNT HOLLY A golden retriever attacked a small child Monday night in Mount Holly.
    The attack happened off Bear Mountain Road, near Mount Holly-Huntersville Road. Afterward, police say, the child was conscious and alert when taken to Carolinas Medical Center with possible life threatening injuries.

    Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/09/20/2624202/golden-retriever-attacks-child.html#storylink=cpy

  86. Larry says:

    I live in Houston. Five years ago while on a jog in the middle of a street, I noticed a pit bull staring at me. I stopped in order not to provoke the dog. It charged. I was completely calm because I grew up with big dogs and knew how to dodge. When it lunged for my neck I dodged. It lunged three times and missed me each time. The owner ran up and couldn’t believe that I had escaped. I have a CHL and was carring a CZ on my hip. If the dog had gotten hold of me, my first shot would have gotten the dog and the second shot would have gotten the owner. I say ban the pit-bulls. They do not belong in the city around people.

  87. BOB says:

    iF A PITBULL EVER SO MUCH AS LOOKS AT ME OR MY FAMILY WITH SO MUCH AS A SECOND LOOK I WILL BLOW IT’S HEAD OFF WITH MY .357 MAGNUM AND THE PROCEED TO DEAL OUT SOME PAIN TO THE OWNER

    1. MD says:

      Bob, you ever try that cowboy stuff with me, I got some pain for you and your family

  88. Sick of Nigeroids says:

    PLEASE PROGRESS from DOGS to NI66ERS and SPICCKS!!!!!

    TAKE OUT the TRASH!!!!!!

    1. Christina says:

      How about we just move to racist ignorant people instead. It’s easier to hate than it is to love and accept.

  89. Home D Clown says:

    Those dogs are the REAL serial killers, they kill hundreds of humans every year. Bad dogs.

  90. steve says:

    Good Job! Get them all.

  91. steve says:

    3 years ago a pit bull killed my cat. I cought him and put him down myself. Took 3 rounds…tough dogs!

  92. Do Your Homework says:

    They were used as rat exterminators during the Black Plague – Then bored blood lust types bred them for bull baiting & then fighting. There are 3000 year old Chinese paintings showing them on them on the hunt as packs – showing the ability to exist together without without killing each other (see Robert Stratton for paintings reference. Then they were known as Bull Dogs. the name was hi-jacked from them by the royal elite for those cruel mutations that are known as bull dogs today. There are breeds w/ in the breed with various levels of aggression.

  93. G PITTSMASHER says:

    Bats work best,guns 2 noisy

  94. Smartguy Smartski says:

    PItbull dogs are targeted as dangerous dogs because they are. Data backs it up.

    There are stories all over the news wire where the nice family pitfull attacked a child and either killed or did permanent damage.

    This is one breed I’d like to see go extinct. Along with the reintroduced wolf.

  95. Uenxploded says:

    Here’s hoping the next dog (regardless of breed) this guy tries to kill has an owner nearby with an AR-15.

  96. Joe Boone says:

    Any LOOSE pit bull should be shot. Kids and babies could be bitten.

    That g\uy or gal should get an award. .

  97. Fleabitten says:

    I think the killer is Ted “Cat” Bundy.

  98. sylvie says:

    This is not some “serial killer” going after these dogs. This is someone who has suffered a severe loss of life or mangling event leaving them or a loved one in pretty bad shape. The reason why I say this is that they are simply killed. Not tortured or anything gruesome. Just simply “put down”. This means the person responsible sees them a vicious life takers that need to be killed for the sake of community. The best lead is all the victims of mauling by this type of dog IN THIS AREA. There they will find the one that is doing this. And it is ONE person.

  99. Nightswolf says:

    These dogs are vicious, threat & should be put down if the owner is found to be negligent ensuring their dog is not a threat to the safety of the community.
    .http://www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article/Pit-bull-attack-kills-1-year-old-boy-at-home-2535571.php

  100. Cathy says:

    Owning a Pit Bull dog is the same as owning a gun. They can be good to have around if one needs protection, but they can also be used to harm. A gun with the safety on is not actually safe- its just one step away from being fired. A Pit Bull can be the sweetest animal on earth to its owner, but woe betide anyone the canine- correctly or incorrectly- sees as a threat. I have nothing against them, but I would never have one as a pet. The potential liability is too high.

  101. Ziggy Supers says:

    My Vet told me the problem with pits is that they have tremendous jaw strength and unlike other breeds, don’t stop an attack after signs of submission are displayed. These are the reasons they are used as fighting dogs and selected for intimidation and defense in our inner cities. They can kill any other dog. But…they’re not smart enough to stay away from antifreeze and about eight hours after they lap up a yummy cup of it your neighborhood will be rid of a significant threat.

  102. Arthur Jr JImenez says:

    Nothing new, PETA/HSUS been doing this .. Wouldnt surprise me if they were behind this..

  103. Arthur Jr JImenez says:

    Nothing new, PETA/HSUS been doing this .. Wouldnt surprise me if they were behind this..

  104. Will says:

    I work for the the Health Department and we are required to keep track of dog bites for rabies prevention. The dog breed that does the most biting is the Pit Bull. Period. End of Report.

  105. wildbill6996 says:

    The QUESTION is, if a SERIAL KILLERS is not having any problem finding so many pit bull to kill, WHAT IS ANIMAL CONTROL DOING ??? Did,’t they just have a show on animal planet talking about what a great job they’re doing in Houston !!!!

  106. Abia the Cat says:

    I hate pit bulls. They kill dear family pets, little kids, and women without being provoked here in Mississippi quite often. Wish I knew where this pit bull assassin was, I’d send him a couple of boxes of magnum ammo, an hickory baseball bat, fifty dollars for gas money, and best wishes for a good hunting trip.

    I hate pit bulls. It’s a useless breed of dog and should be entirely exterminated before more precious pets, little kids, and women are killed by them. And don’t give me that stupid argument about how misunderstood the breed is.

  107. Mark says:

    JRock is so macho that he gives the address of a parking lot as his own. Good job loser. Oh and being proud of shooting 7 dogs shows your lack of testicular fortitude.

  108. Cody says:

    I only feel sorry for the fool who would target one of my dogs…Especially my Pit. He could only pray that my dog gives him a quick death. I, myself would not be so kind as to do such a thing.

    Hopefully when they find him they’ll sentence him to death by pitbull mauling. Oh, sweet justice.

  109. JimInMT says:

    So what? These are neither native nor endangered “species”. If there are leash laws, and the dogs are not leashed, they are as fair game as rats.

  110. bob says:

    Well some one is ding Gods work …Amen Brother

  111. Clark Carroll says:

    When was the last time you read a story about a chihuahua/pekinese/dachshund/collie/terrier/beagle/pug fatally mauling a toddler??? Ooooh been a while hasn’t it?

    Pit bulls need to be exterminated.

  112. Frank says:

    The only good pit bull is a dead pit bull!

  113. Paul Begala says:

    Every bottom feeder has at least one pit bull.

  114. Joe Mosty says:

    woopty doo…

  115. John Smith says:

    1- Boy there are sure a lot of dogs running around here!
    2- Yea, someone ought to do something.
    3- Someone does something.
    4- Damn, thats sad someone’s killing all the dogs!
    5- Someone ought to do something…..

  116. dogs are worthless says:

    This person should get a medal. Kill all dogs unless they have a commercial purpose. Dogs are just about worthless. Maybe all you weirdos obsessed with your dogs could then put some time into forming relationships with people.

  117. Ben says:

    Its a Fact Pit Bull’s are BREED to KILL……..I Was HOPING that this so called Dog Killer would have Killed 40 or 50 by now, Hey Hurry up and get some more off the streets…………….

  118. Gary Crawford says:

    It’s actually quite simple. Whenever a human being is bitten, maimed, or killed by any dog, the dog should be put to sleep and the owner put in jail. Who cares what kind of dog it was that took the life of a child walking down the street?

    1. Amanda says:

      I agree, I have seen someone who’s dog (Lab) attacked three people before it was put down. I think requiring permits is a better idea then banning dogs because that hasn’t worked at all. They work because they promote responsibly by requiring the dog be spayed/neutered and mricorchipped.

  119. Tim says:

    No sympathy for pit bulls here. The person that posted the Wiki page concerning deaths by breeds should be commended. It’s obvious this breed is dangerous. The stats support it. Here’s a nice video of what pit bulls are capable of: http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=69f_1327285704

  120. Rick says:

    They should be banned like they were in Miami.The dogs of choice used by drug dealers,people who dog fight and people trying but failing to be cool.

  121. Mark R. Taylor says:

    Dog gone!

  122. aluminum says:

    I blame George Bush. And Cheney.

  123. slobo says:

    “Serial Killer”? I don’t think so. Sounds like a revenge killing to me. And pit bulls? Who cares? The less pit bulls there are in the country, the safer our precious children will be! If I were on a dog killing bent…IT CERTAINLY WOULD BE PIT BULLS! Good job whomever you are…keep up the good work!

  124. just sayin says:

    Apart from all the pointless arguing over the pitbull breed, the point of this article is that someone is killing family pets, pits in this case in the Houston area over MLK weekend. This sounds like the act of someone who was looking for retribution or payback, on that note, on jan. 14th( the beginning of mlk weekend) a 1yr old boy was mauled to death by a pit. Sounds like a motive to hunt down and murder a specific breed me

  125. Jeff says:

    I hope whoever did it rots in Hell.

  126. American Dog Man says:

    Love your pet? Keep it in your fenced yard, maybe on a chain, or in your home.
    Want a new pet? Turn it lose or let it get lose on the street, might end up as road kill, or animal control unit kill, or Bad Mamma defending her kids, or a frightened citizen.
    Blame yourself if your pet dies from any thing other than natural cause. Your pet is your Responsibility.

    PS: Don’t forget the mussle, have respect your neighbors.

    Think about voting in Novemember. But Rememeber Spot can’t vote.

  127. Eric says:

    So obey the law and don’t let your dogs run loose. Duh.

  128. Joe Bite-me says:

    the dogs are the real “serial killers”.

  129. Ken Drift says:

    I love dogs however the pit bull deniers are on another level. Comparing Pit Bulls to jack terriers? Come one? How many people have jack teriors KILLED?

    I get the owner has something to do with it however to deny Pit Bulls are dangerous is naive and dishonest.

    1. georgia says:

      Do you actually own a pit bull?? I do, he’s the smartest dog I’ve ever owned…and guess what? They are not born with some kind of pit bull gene…he has no clue he’s supposed to be a killer beast, we never even told him he’s a dog. Don’t call me dishonest, just call me a good and responsible dog owner.

  130. joymc says:

    Jeffry Dahmer started out killing neighborhood dogs.
    Later his parents claimed to have no knowledge of it. But there were not just a few dogs, there were many over a long period and he would place their skulls on sticks as a sort of display around the area surrounding their home.
    As for these pit bulls being targeted. Realize that there are areas of Houston where the dog you see almost everywhere is the pit bull. Many are not well contained. So availability may be an issue. Go to acres homes, Sunnyside, 5th or 6th wards and some other areas; and do a breed survey. 90 % of what you see are pit bulls.

  131. gowens says:

    This “killer” has it all wrong. He or (she) should be takin’ out the owners of the dogs they fight. That would be justice.

  132. A Real Man says:

    Pts by themselves are like guns… with proper handling, they are just fine. But because it is discrimination to make it illegal for thugs to have pets, society must tolerate the collateral damage inflicted upon people who matter.

  133. Don Murray says:

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  134. brushjumper says:

    This is the best news I heard all week. This breed should be outlawed in America as they kill and main PEOPLE all the time. There are plenty of stats to support my opinion. Owners should pay 500-1000 per year as a licence fee, carry 1/2 million in home owners insurance, and the REPS should make a death by a PIT a class one felony up to 10 years in prison with 1/4 million fine.

  135. brushjumper says:

    Dog bite losses exceed $1 billion per year. In 2010 there were 34 fatal dog attacks in the USA. More than 350,000 dog bite victims are seen in emergency rooms every year. Approximately 800,000 victims receive some form of medical attention annually. Based on data collected in the USA between 2001 and 2003, the CDC concluded that there were 4.5 million dog bite victims per year.

  136. mike says:

    so I see some citizen has to take up where the goverment failed once again! I was thinking dog catcher was suppose to pick up strays before someone got bit.

  137. Harley says:

    She added that it is “highly unusual” for pit bulls to be targeted. “There are other dogs usually killed,” Crossley said.

    What an odd statement. Is she saying dog killing is normal, just not pit bulls? That seems like a bigger story than this story about pit bulls.

  138. ddawson says:

    Doing God’s work! Give the guy a medal for every vermin he exterminates.

    Well Done! Kill them all!

  139. Bill says:

    There is a big difference between a pitbull and a small dog which may be aggressive.

    Think of it this way… one could be playing with a staple gun or a 9mm handgun. When that staple gun goes off, it might smart and it may even take out an eye…

    But when that handgun goes off, someone could die.

    A pitbull is a handgun.

    Pomeranians are jerky dogs, but you aren’t going to see anyone put into the ground when they attack.

    Let’s be real, pitbull apologists.

  140. Tom Weaver says:

    I really can’t believe so many people care about this. Our conuntry is involved in military engagments all over the world. We are killing people and have killed thousands of people. With all the problems in our world you guys are worried about someone killing a few dogs. Americans are weird.

    1. bob1567 says:

      That sort of condescending drivel invariably comes from those with nothing otherwise to say. And, since there’s always something worse going on, is always applicable and a handy rejoinder for the vapid or clueless.

  141. Nano says:

    My concern is all this is that the POLICE are investigating. With all the real crime going on, police resources are being wasted on the death of dogs!

    1. bob1567 says:

      I doubt the police are too terribly concerned about the deaths of pit bulls not under the supervision of their owners.

  142. Ginny says:

    My guess would be someone’s dog got killed by a pitbull.

  143. Bill says:

    Maybe he/she will get more of them. I won’t shed any tears. About 3 months ago I watch a pitbull kill my cat that I had for over 10 years

  144. Ginny says:

    Until Pitbull advocates: quit thinking that anyone with a pulse should own one, quit using misleading terms like “Nanny dog” (then the dog kills a chld because the parents thought they were overall good with kids, advocates for selective breeding to breed out aggression(doing serious culling), PTS any Pitbull that has seriously injured/killed a person or domestic animal, give the pros and the cons of the breed to potential adopters…you will ultimately be the downfall of the breed you so much want to protect. For all of your hysterai, how is the going for you? Attacks seem to happen every day. Other breeds are reported but you wouldn’t know that since you primarily look for any article that has the word pitbull in it.

  145. Gregg says:

    “Pit Bulls” are not more dangerous than any other breed, the term “Pit Bull” in modern society is used to group several breeds including Bandogs, Bull Terriers, Staffordshire Bull Terriers, American Staffordshire Terriers, American Bully and any mutt that even resembles a “Pit Bull”..

    There is only one “type” of “Pit Bull” and thats the American Pit Bull Terrier.. Bred for combat against other dogs, these dogs are NOT bred for protection, guarding or human aggressive traits.. Any “Pit Bull” that displays these traits are either NOT APBT’s or they are poorly bred from a BYB..

    Anyone who believes what the news puts out as 100% is in for a rude awakening when they discover the news portrays any story in a demeanor that sells and is “good for ratings”..

    As for the comments about smaller breeds, work at a pet store for a year and you’ll change your mind.. Or actively involve yourself in dog culture.. Rarely will a small dog that is aggressive or bites toward a human will be “called in” as damage is limited.. Modern society sees this as the “cute little puppy is acting out” vs what it actually is.. I’ve seen first hand more aggressive Chis and Poms than i have just about anything else..

    Am i suggesting we ban them? No, but what i am suggesting is that people open their minds and see the truth vs what the media says is truth..

    1. gremlin says:

      Well I also see the vast number of Pitbull advocates excusing pitbull attacks on other animals as “dogs being dogs”. Well humans being humans, yours kills mine, I kill yours.

  146. Ginny says:

    “Pit bulls were once considered nanny dogs here and abroad.” Actually they were called by the Staffordshire Bull Terrier people nursemaild dogs since they were desparate for Kennel Club recog which they couldn’t get at the time due to the breed’s fighting history,. So they started a PR. I think it’s irresponsible to label any breed as a “Nanny Dog” as that would lead the naive to believe any dog of that breed is good with children. I had a 3 month old English Mastiff that didn’t like kids and never did as he got older.

  147. MD says:

    Okay Desert, I do see Patton’s dog was a Bull Terrier. Bob, as far as why people choose to have a pitbull, I don’t know. I would imagine for one reason or another it’s their preference. I know I didn’t go out looking for a pitbull, I rescued one and it has been one of the best decisions I have ever made. I also know that in 2006 the UKC Kennel Club listed the American Pitbull Terrier as the second most popular registered dog that year, also the UK Kennel club usually lists the Staffordshire Bull Terrier as the 5th or 6th most popular registered dog. That’s a lot of people, and I would imagine a lot of different reasons. I also doubt backwoods trashy people would take the time to register their dogs with a kennel membership.

    Getting back to the topic of this article, regardless of opinion, no one has the right to kill another person’s animal. It is illegal, and the person will be dealt with accordingly.

    1. Ginny says:

      The bulk of the dog attacks in the UK on guide dogs are by Bully Breeds.

  148. Ginny says:

    Someone recently drop off at the area shelter two “fiesty” pibulls as they were getting ready to have a baby. Was probably a smart move.

  149. Jacob Jones says:

    First of all, lets get the terminology correct, shall we.. Serial killers (even serial pet killers) are defined as killers that kill, repeatedly, but with a cooling off period inbetween acts.. This doesn’t sound like that, but moreso a mass, or spree shooting.. Therefore, there isn’t necessarily a worry that it will happen again, although nothing is certain..

  150. Ginny says:

    With as much hysteria as the Pit bull advocates can muster when there are articles like this, it’s too bad they can’t use the same amount of energy to address what they say is the problem-bad owners. Why don’t you fight to change laws in your state to make it a felony(along with a hugh fine) if a dog causes serious injury and/or death to a human or domestic animal?

  151. james says:

    yall ppl saying pits kill are ignorant why is my pitbull always getting attacked by vicious little dogs. THE PITBULL IS BORN GUILTY. There are the most human friendly breed out there only bred in past for dog on dog aggression never human aggresion!! I love the APBT.

    1. Ginny says:

      Well than you should support felong chages and huge fines for any owners who’s dog inflicts serious injury and or death on human and domestic animals.

      1. Amanda says:

        I defiantly support felony charges against anyone whose dog attacks. I think that will be a good way to reduce dog attacks without having to take dogs or resort to what this person has.

  152. Ginny says:

    “Pits pass temperament testing” and what do you think the percentage would be if you factored in aggression toward other animals. Also there was what about 800 tested? Heck that about the some amount if not twice that just in shelter/rescue group so hardly a true accurate picture. Also, how many have even passed their CGC?

    1. Jenny C says:

      Mine has. And that’s not unusual. Actually very common.

  153. DBR says:

    Wow – all the pit bull haters in Houston – figures. Dumb clucks yee-haws who shoot anything they fear or think qualifies them as a man. Real men don’t fear pit bulls – they are man enough to get to know them and understand just how extraordinary they are. Men, like all the haters above, sit by their TV sets munching their pork rinds and let the media determine their intelligence and panic. Get off your couches and learn you hillbillies. Oh, and you shoot my pit bulls, I shoot your balls off plain and simple – you are worse of an animal then they are and your intelligence far inferior. And if they find this serial killer, I hope I get just 5 minutes with him – I’ll break his jaw. Trash.

    1. Ginny says:

      If your pitbull is in your house/yard fine. If it’s loose and you aren’t running after it..it should be shot. And you guys are the ones that think everyone should own one. There just the poor man’s mastiff.

      1. DBR says:

        “There just the poor man’s mastiff.” I beg to differ – I am VERY wealthy and have 3 pit bulls. Spoil them rotten. And guess what? They live with 3 spoiled cats. Wow animals getting along? But you won’t hear that in the media. Let’s just get the horror stories out there to cause panic amongst the gullible.

      2. Ginny says:

        Well if you are so wealthy, why do you have mutts then? The only gullible people are the ones who listen to the pit bull advocates about their frankenmaulers. Then those gullible people find out the truth once they have the dogs and either neglect them, dump them in the shelter or let them loose. If you guys were such great advocates for your mutts, why is it that you are unable to present the pros and cons of owning them. Any real advocate doesn’t think everyone should own their particular breed.

      3. DBR says:

        Because I adopted my “mutts” from a shelter. I didn’t care what breed they are – I picked the first ones that were going to die and haven’t regretted it since day one. I know there are types that needs to have a specific breed by their side to make them feel special, have a conversation piece as they are lacking in the confidence departments of their lives. I don’t – I wanted companion animals and since 75% of the shelters here in New York are pit bull mixes, they were naturally the ones to die first. Some of us are incredibly confident in who we are and don’t need breeds to distinguish our beings. I never suggested that everyone should own them – it’s a preference. I only recommend people who want unconditional love to get them – if you are looking for a fixture to make up for a persons shortcomings, I don’t recommend them – they don’t deserve to fall victim that that. And I am not here to advocate for them, I am here to express how disgusting this “serial killer” and the people who support such a barbaric practice are. There are many other forums if you need information on pit bulls pros and con, but I don’t think you’ll change your mind, so why bother.

      4. Ginny says:

        Sorry you are so off the mark..the benefit of owning a purebred as opposed to a mutt..is the knowledge of the breeds inherent traits. Oh wait! You do know the pit’s inherent traits..you are just in denial of them. That’s ok…we will make sure we share those inherent, gentic traits with others.

      5. DBR says:

        LOL. You’re a firecracker, aren’t you Ginny. No, I don’t need a status symbol to make me special. I am sorry you do. You clearly think of dogs as objects and that is okay but you shouldn’t be sitting at the same table as me – I love my dogs no matter what they are. But to turn that table, because of people like you who require breed as a symbol to make you more worthy to society (which sadly it doesn’t – it just makes you look desperate for attention), and thinks it makes a difference, people like you support breeders whilst shelter dogs (often from breeders) die everyday, so to come full circle, you are no better than this serial killer, if not the serial killer herself – and I am pretty much finished with this conversation.

      6. Ginny says:

        No see I like to know what to expect from a dog as far as genetically. I don’t need to go around telling people I’ve done my good deed by rescuing a shelter dog. But if you must know I have in the past gotten dogs from the shelter. The best one was a Dogue de Bordeaux. My preference now is to deal with show breeders who are selective on who they let their dogs go to. They also breed for soundness, health and cull as needed. Unlike the pit brigade.

      7. Ginny says:

        Oh and BTW..the Dogue has a history of a fighting dog. There’s probably only a handful in any state. Their breed advocates did what the pit bull people have failed to do. Protect the breed. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!

  154. Ginny says:

    “The individual killing these animals ” sounds like someone who’s dog got killed by a pitbull and they aren’t going to accept the usual pitbull response of “Oh well, dogs will be dogs”.

  155. gregk9 says:

    33 people were killed by dogs in the US in 2010

    14,748 people were murdered by other people in 2010

    Pretty much shows where the REAL problem is!!!

    1. Ginny says:

      So remember that if your kid gets mauled to death. Typical pit response, try to redirect it off the topic.

  156. Sharon says:

    Pitbulls are great dogs. However, as you can tell from some of the ignorant comments here, there are some people who are either too misinformed by media scare stories or too racist to realize that they’re judging and entire breed by the actions of ONE INDIVIDUAL! If a dog is badly trained and has a bad owner, whatever its breed, it will misbehave! Some of you really need to think logically and stop doing to dogs what I HOPE you don’t do to people.

    Now… if you want a good bet about who might be killing these dogs, just read some of the comments. People who blame them for an attack, when they should actually blame an owner who mistreated the dog, might be a good bet. Just read these comments. I wouldn’t put it past some of them.

    1. Jaloney Caldwell says:

      Racism is about judging a person by their color or creed without knowledge. We have all the knowledge about pitbulls we need. It is not racism it is intelligence. Pitbull maulings are not “misbehaving” as other dogs just don’t do this.l Family owned pitbulls that ARE NOT MISTREATED TURN ON A DIME ALL THE TIME.. Remember Darla Napora.. Micheal Cook? Why don’t you talk about these dead pitbull owners. Denial is deadly. It can happen to ANY pitbull owner and pitbull owners who spread the lies like you do are jointly responsible for the continued death and mutilation of innocent people. Grow some empathy and go see a shrink if facts bother you so much. The facts on pitbulls are overwhelming. They are not well-suited as pets as noone knows which ones will turn or when. The devil could not of picked a more evil plan: make a , dangerous dog popular.Wise up and start protecting humans.

    2. kelvis says:

      Unlike most breeds, the “misbehavior” of pit bulls results in sever maiming and/or death… I refuse to wait for the owner of a pit bull to “do the right thing” and keep the beast securely contained on their property…. I’ll be shooting first and asking NO questions later!

  157. Jaloney Caldwell says:

    I would PAY to support this serial pitbull killer as this person or persons is really a Serial SAVER. Family owned pitbulls are removing a BODY part of a person every 4-5 days. And a pitbull has a more than 2500 times higher chance of killing you than a labador retriever. These facts are from Mortality, Maiming, and Mauling of Vicious Dogs study published in Annals of Surgery April 2011. The study reviewed dog injuries in hospitals and found what we already know: pitbulls cause more loss of life, limbs, and disabliity than all other breeds. Even if you through out 2/3’s of all attacks and said they got the breed wrong, pitbulls would still be the top mauler and killer. These dogs were first banned in the U.S in the late 1800’s. Now kids need to pack revolvers to insure a safe walk to school and people can be killed in their driveways. WHY? Because of selfishness. Who really needs to own a dog that has the ability to kill others? Why not choose a dog that can not inflict so much harm if it gets loose? Accidents happen and dogs try to get loose Why not love thy neighbor and NOT own a pitbull.. end of story. Until people grow some empathy for victims including surivors such as parents who have lost kids in their own yards to pitbulls, long live the vigalante that makes the world a little safer and more considerate for Human Animals. Human sacrifce of lives and limbs to the pitbull cult has got to stop. It is the Breed, not the owner. Family raised pitbulls turn on a dime and kill without warning all the time. Long live the Serial Saver of human lives.

  158. James Hale says:

    The ignorance shown by all of these anti-pit bull people is the reason I have to carry my Walther when I walk my dogs. I’ve had people cuss me out for simply walking them through the park. All I know is that if anyone ever tries to hurt them they’ll get just as dead as if they were trying to hurt my family–because that is what they are, my family. Understand that bigotry is bigotry whether you are talking about dogs or humans.

    1. Ginny says:

      Pit people are the ones who are ignorant.

      1. Jenny C says:

        Ginny ~
        Have you ever heard the saying ‘No rest for the wicked’? I’d say it’s about time you take a nap.

      2. Ginny says:

        Nope there is no rest for us who are working hard to ensure the truth about pitbulls is known.

      3. Ginny says:

        So does it also have it’s CGC?

      4. Jenny C says:

        I understand you are trying to justify your illogical hatred of the dog by telling yourself that are doing the community a service.
        I have watched through my emails from the first day the posts left here and you have been non-stop. It borders on obsession. Your posts are vile and so full of animosity that you, given your best try, could not honestly convince anyone to hear what you have to say.
        Hatred will bring you down, even make you sick. You can go after the two dogs that attacked yours, but a whole breed?! No one can keep up the energy needed for that for very long.
        I feel bad for you, but I also love my pit. And I’m content with that.

      5. Ginny says:

        Oh but my dear Watson, I am not alone.

      6. Jenny C says:

        “So does it also have it’s CGC?”

        Absolutely. And she passed with flying colors.
        The instructor’s dog (a Dalmation mix, I believe) actually crossed the line with a lunge and snarl towards my girl during the meet and greet portion of the test. My pit only watched but did not react. Afterwards, the instructor was singing my girl’s praises to the rest of the group because of her awesome conduct.

      7. Jenny C says:

        “Oh but my dear Watson, I am not alone.”

        Good. That’s good. You guys have a support group. Everyone needs someone to to give them validation.

        I’m gonna go give my girl a treat and tell her how beautiful she is. 🙂

  159. Amanda says:

    I just hope this person doesn’t start going after humans. He might be going after anything they think is a danger. As far as Pits goes. I haven’t seen an aggressive one and I’ve even worked with fighting dogs. I do think the owners need to be regulated though so irresponsible people don’t get other people hurt.

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