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    I am fit to be tied. We caught a story on the news last night about some horrible individual who shot a dog that had wandered on to his property. We are talking about an area that's pretty rural, and these people all have a lot of land. As horrifying as it would be for ANY dog to be shot, in the story it turns out to be an English Bulldog. This is just heartbreaking. The dog was shot twice, and though they rushed him to the hospital he had to be put down as one of the bullets severed his spinal cord.

    The only justice here is that there is a new law in Ohio called "Goddard's Law." You'd have to be local to know this, but Dick Goddard is a beloved weatherman for a local TV station. He's retired, but had been forecasting for an incredible number of years. He also dedicated much of his life to animal rights, and hosted a weekly show on his station where he brought in stray dogs and cats who were immediately adopted before each show was over. Finally, he fought to have a law enacted that provided stiffer penalties for animal abuse (specifically pets). Recently this was put into law and allowed these abusing bastards to be charged with a felony as well as getting prison time and higher fines. I hope they give this dog shooter the max on everything.

    We see violence and utter insanity every day on the news, but this hits hard. We all know the sweet dispositions of our bulldogs, how could anyone look at one and possibly think to harm it?

    Man will be first in Geauga County to be charged under Goddard’s Law after dog shot twice | fox8.com

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    Shoot first and ask questions later... How awful. I hope he doesn't get off with just a slap on the wrist.

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    Tap on the hand!

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    Thats awful!! My heart breaks for that family and for that poor bully baby!! I sure hope he gets jail time for what he did!

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    BASTARD!
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    I CANNOT!!


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    That is too sad. As an English bulldog owner I know that these dogs are absolutely sweet hearts. But I will admit that people look at my zeus and assume he is vicious. Zeus does get a little territorial sometimes when me and the kids are here and someone knocks on the door. I've question wether maybe that person is not a good person because I feel like dogs pick up on these things. he doesn't do it to everyone. He's never bitten anyone but he had intimidated some. My fear is for him getting out and scaring someone to the point that they could hurt him. With that man having a lot of land I will assume that he was being malicious .

    Funny story below for others traumatizing for me:
    I've been attacked twice as a teen and I get really scared my dogs that aren't mine. My husband laughs at me because we were riding our bikes and these two chihuahuas ran out of their garage and they might of sensed I was nervous. Yes of the two chihuahuas. Well they chased me for about two blocks. I was speeding past everyone on my bike and was worried about the rest of my family so the dogs reached a point that they turned around and went home. I was really nervous headed back towards the spot where it all happened cause of my family and I'm such a great mother. Anywho my family is riding their bikes like nothing. And I'm like did the dogs attack you guys too. "No " did they even bark at y'all "no". Wtf really.


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    Funny story below for others traumatizing for me:
    I've been attacked twice as a teen and I get really scared my dogs that aren't mine. My husband laughs at me because we were riding our bikes and these two chihuahuas ran out of their garage and they might of sensed I was nervous. Yes of the two chihuahuas. Well they chased me for about two blocks. I was speeding past everyone on my bike and was worried about the rest of my family so the dogs reached a point that they turned around and went home. I was really nervous headed back towards the spot where it all happened cause of my family and I'm such a great mother. Anywho my family is riding their bikes like nothing. And I'm like did the dogs attack you guys too. "No " did they even bark at y'all "no". Wtf really.

    This really made me laugh!~ I mean,,, "the good mother that you are" It really hit a funny bone with me I have peddled so hard and fast with tears of fear running from my eyes and I too am an animal lover... Something about being chased!!! And as for the 'article', it is so sad. In no way would I ok it but I can say that when I had my own ranch, and a wonderful ranch dog, I woke up one morning to that same dog standing over my dead goat drooling with a scarry look on his face. I would not have harmed him even if I KNEW he had done it, but I did rehome as I couldn't chance it. People 'in the woods' get protective is all I can ho9pe to think of what happened.. Poor baby, and poor family.


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    Fear Chihuahuas! One day was speaking to two police officers,as I was walking my two dobermans. They loved the dogs, and then started tell their experiences with dogs. They have been bitten more by Chi's than any other breed! My son has 3,and one hates me! Only dog I ever knew that didn't like me-hurts my feelings

    As for the guy who shot the bulldog-hope he rots in HELL!
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    infuriating and heartbreaking...
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    If it's the same one someone posted the news video he definitely didn't seem threatened. He said he thought it was a cat. And the dog was 55lbs all white. Also I believe a scopes was used and he shot him from a distance twice. Poor pup and family.


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    I shared this too. I can't understand it's so unbelievable. Disgusting and the laws aren't stiff enough!

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