Pit bulls have a bad reputation as being vicious attack animals, but anyone with a level head who has spent any time at all around pits know that some of them can be the sweetest dogs around. Dogs often adapt the behavioral traits and dispositions of their owners, so a crazy owner is probably going to own a neurotic dog. I don’t presume to know anything about the woman who lost control of her vicious attacking machines who proceeded to violently maul a 62-year-old man in the middle of the Bronx as people passing by tried in vain to stop the dogs from attacking (only to get attacked themselves).
This was a completely animalistic attacking frenzy, and there wasn’t a single thing the helpless citizen could do to stop himself from being mauled by the pit bulls. The video is not easy to watch, as there is a great deal of blood involved, so be sure to proceed at your own risk:
According to CBS News, the primary victim was taken to the hospital after he lost part of his right ear in the attack, sustained nerve damage, and was completely covered in cuts and bite marks all over his body. The woman who owns the dogs, Cynthia Oliver (55) was arrested and charged with 8 counts of assault and 2 counts of reckless endangerment, she was also forced to undergo psychiatric evaluation. I felt the need to mention that last part about psychiatric evaluation as a nod to my initial comment about how dogs often take on the behavioral traits of their owners.
I’m sure many of you will claim that these dogs can be rehabilitated, and that there’s no such thing as a bad dog, there are only bad owners. If you feel that way I urge you to watch that extremely disturbing video once more and just consider for one moment if that was you, your child, your sister, your brother, or anyone you love getting mauled by vicious pit bulls while walking down the street in NYC and tell me again that there is no such thing is a bad dog. Because if you still feel that way then you’re just a complete and utter moron, and you should probably be locked up alongside those two dogs.
P.s., I’d just like to send a shout out to the guy with a garden hose who thought that little bit of water spray would be enough to distract those savage beasts.