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Rudy is Missing — Have you Seen Him?

Dog last seen near Mendon Road.

Rudy, a brown and white pit bull, went missing recently.

He got off his leash and out of his collar and ran out of the yard onto Mendon Road where he was hit by a car.

The driver of the car said Rudy ran towards Cass Ave.

If you've seen him, send an email to 8cxg9-4328300678@comm.craigslist.org 

Rudy is brown with a white chest and paws.

More info: http://www.helpinglostpets.com/petdetail/?id=161526

Info via RI LOST PETS on Facebook.
Keith Swerling February 17, 2014 at 10:43 PM
Steve. If you had bothered to read the post, this puppy is friendly. You are generalizing. All Pit Bulls are not dangerous. None of the current ordinances in RI have anything to do with Pit Bulls. I am more afraid of running into you on the street than being attacked by a loose puppy.
Melissa Murray February 17, 2014 at 11:38 PM
Steve, You can't even be sure when or where that photo was taken. You are making unsubstantiated and grandiose assumptions about a specific situation of which you know nothing about (this particular dog and his owner). I was a veterinary technician for several years, I managed a high volume communal dog daycare and boarding facility in Atlanta for four years and I have been involved in canine rescue and foster for 14 years. Is that enough "homework" for you? During that time I have been bitten 3 times. By a black lab, by a Chihuahua (yes, a Chihuahua) and by a cranky geriatric cat. I have met at least a hundred pitbulls and I can honestly say that I have never been in fear of my safety around a pitbull. You simply cannot assume the temperament of a dog based solely on it's breed. An animal is only as good as it's owner. A dog was accidentally lost. Fortunately, he was found and reunited with his owner. For that I am grateful. Had it been you posting about your lost dog I would have responded the same way. You are making a mountain out of a mole hill here.
Steve February 18, 2014 at 09:53 AM
Keith/Melissa, I've heard this in all cases where a pit bull has mauled and killed, It was such a NICE dog! You, as a vicious dog owner have responsibilities, and number ONE is to not let this dog get LOOSE, under any circumstances. Also, you, as a vicious dog owner, have a responsibility to carry certain insurance policies covering this vicious dog for damages caused if or when it gets loose and does harm to other animals or people. These are your responsibilities as a vicious dog owner. And yes Melissa, I can assume a temperate of a dog just because of it's breed! After the recent pit bull maulings and killings in North Smithfield, and living here in "Pit Bull" heaven, other wise known as the City of Woonsocket", I don't consider this to be a mole hill, rather a "Mountain" of a problem! Like I asked you before, as a standing member of the City Council, was Animal Control ever notified of this vicious dog escape? As one of your constituents, I am asking you a direct question. Thank you.
Steve February 18, 2014 at 06:45 PM
Thank you Melissa, Glad to see you can end a discussion when you see fit! Maybe when you get your "Councilwoman Voice" on and check this site out which I posted earlier: http://www.animallaw.info/statutes/stusrist4_13_1_4_19_21.htm#s13_1_1 4-13-15.1, you may get a better understanding of the violations that were made here. Also, maybe you should look up the term "Vicious Breeds" in RI State Law. And as always, thank you for representing your constituents! I'll make sure I touch base with you in the future if any other municiple issues come up........... NOT!

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