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#1475261 --- 09/08/15 10:27 AM Spared pit bull attacks girl after passing behavioral tests
newsman38 Offline
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Spared pit bull mix attacks teen; euthanized hours later

Officials say a pit bull mix deemed "sociable" on behavioral tests was euthanized after viciously attacking his new owner's teenage daughter on the day he was brought home.

40-year-old Stephen Neira bought Alex on Thursday after seeing him on a website for rescuing "death row" pets.

Alex was scheduled to be put down in 22 minutes when Neira bought him at the Animal Care Centers of New York City.

He took the 42-pound dog to his Patchogue home Sunday where officials say Alex attacked his 16-year-old daughter, sinking his teeth into her face and throat.

The girl remained hospitalized Monday after undergoing plastic surgery at Stony Brook University Hospital. Suffolk police tranquilized Alex and took him to the Brookhaven animal shelter, where the 2-year-old canine was euthanized

Copyright 2015, Finger Lakes Times, Geneva, New York. ^ | 09.08.15

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#1475745 --- 09/14/15 03:18 PM Re: Spared pit bull attacks girl after passing behavioral tests [Re: newsman38]
Timbo Offline
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People just don't get it.

Natural selection at work. How incredibly sad.
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#1477317 --- 10/24/15 12:29 AM Re: Spared pit bull attacks girl after passing behavioral tests [Re: newsman38]
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Actually, I am not surprised. This is part of the placement program of the "new Hope" placeement program and the Mayor's Alliance for Animals.

That program allows animals with histories of bites and aggression to be placed, with the hope it will not recur. The same thing applies to the daily postings on the euthanasia lists.

https://www.nycacc.org/pdfs/NewHope/Eligibility.pdf

Then they brag about reducing the numbers of euthanasias at NYC Animal Care and Control. This dog was euthanized on Long Island.
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