Attorney defends death row dogs

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  • longtime Aussie owner posted at 11:05 am on Sat, Mar 29, 2014.

    longtime Aussie owner Posts: 3

    Oh and I saw the kid on TV. Only saw 1 bite and the family posted on Facebook he was fine, might require plastic surgery but no repairs. Nothing like slanted journalism.

  • longtime Aussie owner posted at 10:51 am on Sat, Mar 29, 2014.

    longtime Aussie owner Posts: 3

    Australian shepherds are very protective of their people but they do not just attack for no reason. My dogs are always bothered by kids in the yard just for barking. They throw things at them, jump at them or kick my fence in the dog's face.

  • longtime Aussie owner posted at 10:48 am on Sat, Mar 29, 2014.

    longtime Aussie owner Posts: 3

    No way that these dogs just approached that kid and bit him. There is more to the story. Also according the family posts on Facebook the bite on the back of his leg was not that deep, did not require surgery at the time. If they wanted they may have pursued cosmetic surgery. Check your facts before you put forth a story like this. These dogs did not deserve to die. They were therapy dogs for crying out loud Something happened that day that we will never know. Also the dogs were never tested by an animal behavior expert. This being a first time, one-time incident they should have been home in about a week's time. All involved in Bradenton had better remember this when any of them decide to seek elected office.

  • BuckandBillDidntHaveToDie posted at 9:56 am on Sat, Mar 29, 2014.

    BuckandBillDidntHaveToDie Posts: 3

    The bites were not severe. There were 7 stitches in all. I have yet to see a picture of the wounds, just bandages. He fell off his bike. He may have tried to break into the house. There is no clarification which if either dog bit him - so they killed both. James Minix was relentless as was Ron Koper. There were other alternatives to euthanasia. There was ARSENIC in Buck and Bill's system when Karen finally got them to a private vet. James Minix LIED in court about the boy's injuries and treatment. The victim, child of Jesse and Bethany Curtis was NEVER airlifted to the hospital. Oh and did you know the Curtis' submitted an affidavit to NOT have Buck and Bill killed March 2013b but then RETRACTED it after talking to a personal injury attorney. Oh and attorney Tom Ostrander, secretly colluded with the county as a representative of Karen's to make sure documents on Buck and Bill's behalf were filed late. This is supposedly why Judges Henderson, Farrance and Sniffen denied a dismissal. And even though Karen was on the phone with the Governor at 7 pm, their execution time, Ron Koper took her phone from her and said she had to kill them now, or leave and he would. Why? Well it was 7 pm and Ron had to get to an awards ceremony where he was presented with Firefighter of the year!!! Who blows off the Governor (who btw waited until the second they were to be killed before he even pretended to care). CORRUPT COUNTY. EVIL COUNTY.

  • Karaw81 posted at 9:48 am on Thu, Mar 27, 2014.

    Karaw81 Posts: 1

    Lies, you are printing lies!!! Check your facts and please reprint.

  • JohnC posted at 1:47 am on Thu, Mar 27, 2014.

    JohnC Posts: 1

    This is called reporting?! Letting the guy trying to kill the dogs tell you about the injuries to the kid?! The kid had one bite with 7 stitches! You should look into the possibility that the dogs were defending their home! The owner had her 4th amendment rights violated! here are so many lies flying around this story , it's hard to believe they're getting away with this injustice, with the press helping them.

  • JAN2 posted at 1:42 pm on Wed, Mar 26, 2014.

    JAN2 Posts: 2

    What was the boy doing to the dogs??? Had he been merely riding his bicycle and minding his own business this would not have happened!!!! Where do you get your information on "several surgeries??

  • monetiris7 posted at 7:31 am on Mon, Mar 3, 2014.

    monetiris7 Posts: 2

    It is a shame the boy got bitten, however it is also a shame that the County is acting unfairly toward owner and family pets. These dogs should be allowed after such long and poorly kept conditions to go home with certain conditions met. secure fencing home etc. they should not just be put down like they do not have an owner who loves them. I am not sure why they bit, perhaps we will never know, but I do not think it is fair to kill over once instance. My sister had been bitten at the age of 3. we did not request the owners put the dog down. It was the dogs first time to bite, but we kept small kids away from him and the owners leashed him better. Everyone worked together. This killing thing is ridiculous.

  • monetiris7 posted at 4:44 pm on Sun, Mar 2, 2014.

    monetiris7 Posts: 2

    It is a shame that the boy was bitten. When my sister was young she had also been bitten. As animal lovers we would never on a first offense ever dreamed of anyone putting someones family pets down. yes I said it... Family pets. Hopefully your one sided reporting will not be the only thing looked at by many people who are looking at this case. The dogs seem very friendly. They must have been afraid of something. Or overly excited. Either way, I think the owner well understands the importance of keeping her pets in an area away from people unless she is there to supervise from now on.

  • Megaera posted at 4:27 pm on Sun, Mar 2, 2014.

    Megaera Posts: 1

    I did some research after watching the spot on ABC 7. It seems ABC 7 used some old footage of the dogs which makes me wonder if they are just looking for ratings rather than trying to report in an unbiased manner.

  • farmgirl posted at 11:32 pm on Sat, Jan 18, 2014.

    farmgirl Posts: 1

    I am very sorry that Justin was bit, but the "several stitches" doesn't sound like "severe" injuries. I am sure he was more traumatized by the fact two large dogs knocked him off his bike and had him on the ground and were biting him. My 4-year-old niece was bitten through her cheek by a neighbor's mixed breed dog that was running loose while she was playing in her front yard and needed 19 stitches and still has a large scar at age 11.

  • princess katy posted at 12:54 pm on Fri, Mar 15, 2013.

    princess katy Posts: 2

    I would hope that people realize that this was not the dogs fault. the owner was careless.however she is doing her community service and etc. let her go home with her pets. Animals and children are the victims of bad parenting. She has now learned a valuble lesson also.

  • RoDias posted at 11:21 am on Thu, Mar 14, 2013.

    RoDias Posts: 2

    First, I'm so sorry to hear of your father's injuries. Second, as for returning the dog, you couldn't possibly know that the dog would attack again. Third, the attorney you had gave you bad advice. The dog owner IS responsible for the attack on your father whether it was in your father's yard, or down the block. He/she failed to contain their dog resulting in injuries to your father. There is a four year statute of limitations on personal injuries. Perhaps you should talk to another attorney. Hopefully, you still have the police reports, medical bills, etc. You know the owner(s) are A**holes as they let their dog be euthanized. I wish you luck in seeking payment of medical bills for your father.

  • RoDias posted at 11:14 am on Thu, Mar 14, 2013.

    RoDias Posts: 2

    I don't understand why we can put two dogs to death when we let people who torture and kill sit on death row. I am so sorry that the young man was injured and suffered such a traumatic experience.

  • GinbarMinPins posted at 6:53 am on Thu, Mar 14, 2013.

    GinbarMinPins Posts: 1

    My then 80yr old father was attacked by an american bulldog mix who jumped the fence into my father's yard while he was gardening 3 yrs ago. My father had his hip broken, stomach bitten and thumb broken and almost bled to death. We had complained to Manatee AS about the dogs who did nothing. After the attack they took the dog and told us he would be returned to the owners despite their lack of vet care, no gatd on the fence and the fact the dog jumped the fence. I called everyone I could to get the dog not to be returned but they were insistant he be returned even tho it would mean someone else would be attacked. My father was in a hospital and rehab for months and had large medical bills that the owner didn't pay for and a lawyer said there was no way to sue for since the dog left his yard. The dog was euthanized for non payment of shelter bills. Now the same people insist on killing 2 aussies, a breed not known to be aggressive and who don't even live here? Amazing!

  • tim posted at 9:39 pm on Wed, Mar 13, 2013.

    tim Posts: 106

    the state is too quick to sentence DEATH on, man's best friend!


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