Thursday, June 11, 2009

Patron gets a second chance..

I'm really late with this...but I found out that Patron, James Harrison's pit bull is getting a second chance and is getting adopted by an unidentified lady who is going to rehab him and make him adoptable again. As I was searching for this article again, I kept finding headlines for Pit Bull Mauling or Steeler's Dog Mauls Son. When I opened all of these, everytime it said it was a bite on the boys thigh, no serious injury. I hate that this happened and it was wrong for the dog to do it. But I'm really glad he will get a second chance in a home without small kids. I just hate that instead of bite or just what it was can't be put in the headlines. For Pit Bulls its ALWAYS a MAULING! Ugh! The definitions that I found online for mauling is injuring like a beating, or to handle roughly. Unfortunately now the meaning to me seems like a bit in the face, more than just handling roughly. Anyway, I just hate negative media, just glad that someone felt this dog deserved another chance. Thanks Rebecca, Megan and Emily for the comments. 


Woodrow, Sweetie, MJ Campanella said...

Happy to hear he is getting a second chance too - and the negiative media is bad. I wish all bites were reported - there would be thousands of little toy bratty dogs reported!!

Who dont bite - but may injure you just as much with nose crushing kisses!!

Woodrow sweetie mj

megany09 said...

How great! I'm glad he gets a second chance. After all, who can't use a little brush up on their manners. He'll be with another happy family in no time.

Princess said...

I hear you...they always have to go for the sensational story headline or lead in...then you get the the 'guts of the story' and its nothing like the title! Makes me sick just about every time I hear a dog bite story, unfortunately I don't think it's changing anytime soon.

Glad he's getting a second chance though in a home that will be appropriate for him!

laura said...

I was relieved to see that Patron was getting another chance too. We had a daschund when I was growing up and he bit everyone in town (today I'm sure we would have been sued), and it was certainly never written up in the papers as a mauling. I realize that Pit Bulls have a more powerful bite, but what set this dog off? My parents had a Doberman years ago and even though she was good with them, we knew she could not be trusted around kids, therefor she was locked up when I brought my kids to visit. But most of all, I'm glad that Mr. Harrison's son is going to be okay, that's the important thing.