Elgin - An update on the fatal attack on a Jack Russell terrier by a pit bull includes an interview with the heartbroken owners and names the little victim. His name was Buddy. He was a rescue dog who had been found by the side of the road, hit by a car. He lived 7 years. He could have lived to 20. He loved people and loved to be held and played with.
RIP Buddy. Elgin Lost you, but keeps the killer pit bull
The Courier-News also had the guts to name the medium sized dog with clipped ears as a pit bull - half way down the article.
Elgin - A brown medium sized pit bull with cropped ears and wearing a brown collar came out of nowhere and attacked and killed a leashed Jack Russell Terrier unprovoked and off property.
RIP Sweet Buddy
The Courier-News has cowardly chosen not to call the pit bull a pit bull and instead called the dog a “medium-size brown dog with clipped ears.” This is in service to fighting dog enthusiasts who can’t stop fighting dogs from killing our dogs, so they dictate to news outlets that they must not name pit bulls in the hope that the general public will swallow the lie that any medium sized dog will just rush up and kill a Jack Russell Terrier. They are hoping the community will forget that pit bulls are the only medium sized dog with cropped ears that will likely kill a Jack Russell Terrier.
The Courier-News didn’t bother to report the details of the attack, how the Jack screamed, how the owner was traumatized and devastated by watching this extreme violence.
Do not forget that news outlets reported on the terrible problem Elgin has had with dangerous and killer pit bulls since 2002. Enough of these attacks were reported in the news to keep the public aware of the danger until an exceptionally good investigative report came out in 2012 that very unfavorably compared Elgin’s dog issues with Aurora and Naperville. After that, reporting on Elgin pit bull attacks virtually stopped.
Did the pit bull attacks stop? No. They are just not reported. And now if they are reported, they’ll be reported as a medium-sized dog. The public has no idea if the pit bull problem is getting better or worse or if there are more or fewer attacks in their community because of this combination of not reporting and hiding the breed when pit bulls are involved.
Moline - Three pit bulls have been put down after they killed two Chinese crested dogs that were let out into their own yard. The pit bulls escaped through a gate tied with a bungee cord, entered the neighbors yard and attacked two small dogs. Their 87 year old owner was injured when he tried to protect his dogs from attack.
The pit bull owner voluntarily gave up the pit bulls allowing animal control to put them down.
Original reports indicate “investigators” can’t figure out why the pit bulls attacked and killed dogs unprovoked and off property.