November 7, 2013

Terry Douglass - a victim of a Pit Bull Dog in Baltimore, Maryland

Terry Douglass, age 56, died sometime between October 31 and November 1, 2013, at her home in Baltimore, Maryland.

Terry was disabled and in a wheelchair. She had fallen out of her wheelchair reaching for a glass of water and the commotion had caused her own pit bull dog to attack her. The dog, Boosie, killed Terry. Terry had raised this dog from a puppy.

This dog had attacked Terry's nephew in April of 2013 when he went to pick food up from the floor and Terry was bitten when she tried to intervene. She had a gash on her face from this attack.

At that time the dog had been impounded by Baltimore City Animal Control, but was later released back to Terry's custody because they did not feel that the dog was a threat to the public and because she begged them to return this mutt to her.

All pit bull dogs are a threat to the public. This breed deserves a planned extinction. These dogs serve no beneficial purpose.  They are only marginally useful as nasty ass guard dogs and are sporadically fatal as house pets.

These dogs can lick your face one minute and rip out your throat the next. 

Hi.  I'm a pit bull.  Can I
lick your face?

Terry's family considered the dog to be a threat to her and tried to get Animal Control to get rid of the dog. Terry loved this dog unconditionally and wanted it back at all costs, even at the cost of her life. 

However, it was up to Baltimore's Animal Control to override Terry's wishes. Terry was coming at this situation out of emotion and her remembrance of a cute cuddly little puppy.

It was up to Animal Control to know the violent history of the pit bull breed. It was up to Animal Control to note that a dog that is biting and making gashes on the faces of humans needs to be put down, period. No questions asked.

Baltimore Animal Control says they support responsible pet ownership and not laws that single out a specific breed. Why not? Many cities in North America ban pit bulls because they are known to be dangerous and erratic.  

Where is the City Council of Baltimore regarding this issue?  They don't understand what a dangerous dog is? 

Hey Baltimore - Death by dog is not acceptable in a civilized country. 

Terry is survived by many loving friends and relatives, including her daughter, Tamathia.

Pray for all who die by misadventure. They are with us one moment and gone the next. Amen.

Pray that Terry is in heaven. Pray that she is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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