- Ceilia Hegarty-Friscino
Preventing the Ban of Pitbulls
I apologize for not doing an update sooner. It will be at the bottom of all of this labeled July 14th with the time. There has been so much going on. This does not allow me to upload any further pictures but I did get a copy of the complaint that the woman filed. This is going to be rather long so please bare with me. Thank you for all of your love and support. You will have to try to look at my updates since it will not allow me to add more information here.
On Wednesday, July 12, 2017 at 6:30pm the town of Plain, WI is holding a Village Board Meeting to limit the number of pets per house hold as well as to discuss the banning of Pitbulls. As an owner of 3 Pit bulls myself, this is absurd. We have cats and three children, all under the age of 4, and they are the most kind, caring, playful, and loveable dogs. Many family, friends, and neighbors have has interaction with our dogs and have never had an issue. They can be hyper since they are still young but that is about it. A few weeks ago, our one 8 month old puppy got outside at 5:00am. A woman was walking her small dog past our yard, barking the whole time, and after our pup was told to stay three times, he finally took off to do some investigating. By this point the woman and her dog were at the opposite end of the block with her dog still barking. When out dog approached the woman and her dog, her dog bit our puppy. The yelp that our pup let out caused or oldest dog, 3 years old, to go see what had happened. When he got down there, the woman inserted herself between the three dogs and got knocked over and had a scratch on her face. At no point did our dogs growl or become aggressive. The woman was apologized to and in return said "good you should be sorry since your dogs werent on leashes." (She has gone around town stating that she was never acknowledged ir apologized to.) Later on that morning, there was a knock on the door. The Police Officer said he was looking for three labs, two black and one tan. I said the colors are correct, he could see all the dogs, but they are not labs they are pitbull mixes. We ended up getting a ticket for Dog at Large and that was the end of it or so we thought. I asked if we could have a ticket issued to them for their dog biting our dog and was told NO because the incident happened off of our property. When the cop contacted the woman and her husband to inform them that the citation was given he told them that they were Pitbulls. (I never should have said that but you can tell by their looks.) Since then, the husband has threatened to shoot our dogs and so have his friends. My girlfriend with English Bulldogs has had one poisoned by raw chicken that was injected with anti-freeze and another ended up being found deceased in the couples yard. Investigation is pending. Please help me in this situation by signing this petition. Our Pitbulls are a part of our family. We will move before they tell us that we have to get rid of them.
JUL 11, 2017 — Again, I would like to thank everyone who has signed this. We are at 493 signatures in less than 24 hours. A quick note: As Max's owners, we take full responsibility for what has happened with him running off of our property. We have tried to get our yard fenced in and were told by the President of the Board that we were not allowed to.
This is due to the fact that we live on a corner lot and our side yard is considered a front yard and we cannot fence in our front yard. We have a kennel, we have corkscrew ground lead holders with metal leads, and we gave shock collars. It is not like We are not trying. Max is just a curious puppy and ran through the shock of the shock collar. The whole situation is unfortunate. If the pups go out all day then they go into the kennel and on the lead. If it is just a quick potty break, then they have the shock collar put on. We are scared to even put them outside, other than to go potty quick, due to the threats, poisonings, and other events that have taken place. We feel bad that the woman got knocked over. We took and paid the ticket. This incident though, should not ban Pitbulls. They were not aggressive in any way shape or form. We understand that the woman's dog may have felt threatened, but it still bit our dog.
July 11th @ 6:36pm.
I would also like to point out that we have three children, ages 3, 2, and almost 6 months, and cats as well. I also babysit a 21 month old. We have never ever had an issue.
July 11th @ 9:30 pm
I have been informed today that the woman involved claims that she was not actually knocked over but rather got done and huddled over her dog as to protect it from ours. She said her dog was entangled in ours which is why she was unable to lift her dog up. If our dogs were not on leashes and she never let go of her leash, I would like to know how they were entangled. I will be getting the actual police complaint tomorrow. The cop told us that she said our dog knocked her over. My bf saw her on the ground and assumed that she got knocked down. All we have is the ticket, not the complaint. I will make another update at that point. I was also informed that the woman's husband used to be a fire chief in Plain who currently sits on the board which is why this has gotten to the point that it has.
- Ceilia Hegarty-Friscino
Preventing the Ban of Pitbulls
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