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Feral dogs plague French Camp

Stray pit bull pack has killed more than 200 goats in town, latest in string of San Joaquin County attacks

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Posted: Thursday, April 25, 2013 12:00 am

French Camp livestock owners are on the alert after a pack of stray dogs — believed to be pit bulls — killed more than 200 goats in less than a week.

Since Friday, local residents have awoke to dozens — in one case, nearly 100 — goat carcasses scattered throughout their properties, left behind from vicious maulings in the middle of the night.

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  • barbara wells posted at 8:30 pm on Tue, Apr 30, 2013.

    barbara wells Posts: 25

    A couple days ago there was a different article about the attacks in French Camp. In that one it reported that the dogs were pit bulls, coyotes, half breeds and a golden retriever. That article as well as my comment about not all of the dogs being pits somehow disappeared. Any comment editor?

  • Dennis Baker posted at 1:21 pm on Fri, Apr 26, 2013.

    Dennis Baker Posts: 5

    While anti BSL, pro pit advocates celebrate what they consider victories. We mourn another death . Thus far this year there have been 11 fatal dog attacks in the U.S. In every one of these deaths only one breed (type) of dog has been the killer .The pit bull has been the only type of dog to take human life so far this year. Please Pray for the families and loved ones of the following .(Beau Rutledge, 2 years old)(Jordyn Arndt 4 years old )( Claudia Gallardo, 38 years old ) (Tyler Jett, 7 years old ) (Monica Renee Laminack, 21 months old) (Daxton Borchardt, 14 months old ) ( Ryan Maxwell, 7 years old ) (Isaiah Aguilar, 2 years old ) ( Esile Grace, 91 years old ) (Christian Gormanous, 4 years old ) (Betty Todd, 65 years old ) What kind of people find celebration while lives are lost. At this rate within the next 10 to 20 days We will be adding another innocent victim to this list. Please join Us to bring regulation that will reduce the mauling and killing.https://www.facebook.com/ProtectChildrenFromPitBulls?hc_location=timeline

  • Jacob McCandless posted at 10:32 am on Fri, Apr 26, 2013.

    vampares Posts: 1

    Your numbers don't sound way off. Where do you acquire your data from?

    Not to make any statements of generalization:

    Pit Bulls tend to attack other dogs.
    When people interfere with animal fights they become in the animals mind a "sneek attack".
    The animal then turns on the human as if it were a life and death situation.

    NEVER break a dog fight.

    What concerns me is animals who show aggression towards humans or "gaming" characteristics. These would be the "watch dog" and the "playful" dogs who attack the postman etc.

    We could say these dogs are breed for the characteristics etc. But if we go outside the realm of control we could consider them to be psychotic.

    These dogs are unfortunately breed for a characteristic that really is inseparable from a "killer instinct".

  • Merritt Clifton posted at 12:59 am on Fri, Apr 26, 2013.

    Merritt Clifton Posts: 7

    I have been logging fatal and disfiguring dog attacks in the U.S. and Canada since September 1982. Of the 4,088 dogs involved in fatal and disfiguring attacks on humans occurring in the past 30.5 years, 2,531 (62%) were pit bulls; 530 were Rottweilers; 3,287 were of related molosser breeds, including pit bulls, Rottweilers, Cane Corsos, mastiffs, boxers, and their mixes. Of the 507 human fatalities, 255 were killed by pit bulls; 84 were killed by Rottweilers; 377 (69%) were killed by molosser breeds. Of the 2,263 people who were disfigured, 1,454 (61%) were disfigured by pit bulls; 304 were disfigured by Rottweilers; 1,855 (82%) were disfigured by molosser breeds. Pit bulls, incidentally, inflict about 10 times as many fatal and disfiguring injuries on other pets and livestock as on humans, a pattern unique to the pit bull class. Surveys of dogs offered for sale or adoption indicate that pit bulls are less than 5% of the U.S. dog population; molosser breeds, all combined, are 9%. Just 81 large retrievers, by comparison, including all Labs, goldens, and mixes exclusive of pit mixes, have been involved in fatal or disfiguring attacks over these same 30.5 years, resulting in 8 fatalities and 26 disfigurements. Large retrievers are 7.4% of the U.S. dog population.

  • John Kindseth posted at 7:52 pm on Thu, Apr 25, 2013.

    John Kindseth Posts: 252

    And the Sheriff Moore says you cant shoot these killers coming on your property ??. Bury them deep ranchers !! I pity children going to school early in the morning. What is Moore thinking ??. 100+ dead amimals? He should be in charge of Homeland Security they don't do anything about killers either..

  • Kevin Paglia posted at 2:14 pm on Thu, Apr 25, 2013.

    Kevin Paglia Posts: 2309

    Any cyclists in the area as well as pedestrians should be wary for the time being AND report anything they see.

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