RIP Patch *Graphic Photo*

Postby mistee06 » December 7th, 2007, 2:58 pm

This morning at 5:30 am I got a call from a girl at work on the emergency phone, the RCMP needed our assistance in removing a vicious pit (Turns out hes probably american bull dog x pit). When we arrived and realised what dog it was things went from bad to worse. The dog is extremely fearful but also extremely aggressive. So We tried everything but unfortunately in BC we are not allowed to tranq dogs. So since we couldnt get near him with a catch pole or get him to eat sedatives, we tried some other things (which I dont really wanna talk about) and nothing worked. The last thing we tried ended up making him more aggressive and he tried to attack us. The cops then shot and killed him. I thank god there were so many there because one of us could have been seriously hurt. The dog died instantly and is in a better place. I feel so bad for him because he was absolutely gorgeous and just used for the wrong purposes. This is the first time I had to deal with a dog like this and have it end like this. I am seriously considering quitting animal control, because it tore me to pieces to see him like that.


R.I.P. Patch, you dont have to live the life you did here anymore.
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Postby Marinepits » December 7th, 2007, 3:26 pm

Oh, I am so sorry, Mistee. :hug3:

Rest in Peace, Patch.

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Postby airwalk » December 7th, 2007, 3:34 pm

I'm so very sorry that you had to go through this...but Marinepit is right...this is a tough job and not everyone can do it...but you shouldn't make hasty decisions.

When we have something like this I ask myself:

If I don't do this job...who will...and will they try as hard or care as much?

If I don't do this time something like this happens...will they try everything first or shoot first?

If I don't do this job...who will care for the dogs...who will make sure they get their blankies, their food, their meds, their walks, their scritches and who will make sure if they are euthanized it's done with love?

It's kept me doing this job for going on six years now.
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » December 7th, 2007, 3:43 pm

RIP Patch... :(

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Postby pmashaney81 » December 7th, 2007, 4:02 pm

sorry for your loss. :cry:
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Postby iluvk9 » December 7th, 2007, 4:27 pm

I am sorry you had to go through that. :(

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Postby blayzeingsun » December 7th, 2007, 4:51 pm

ugh i am so sorry . rip patch
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Postby mistee06 » December 7th, 2007, 8:18 pm

I think I've calmed down about it a bit... I wrote my statement out about it so now all I have to wait for is to hear from the RCMP whats going to happen later on... for like court dates and all that jazz.. I have a picture of Patch even though its horrible and bloody I think everyone should see how beautiful he was...*warning there is alot of blood in the picture* The picture is of him in 2005, after getting catchpoled by our ex aco officer... he bit threw his tongue but was apparently as sweet as could be after about 30 minutes...He was alot bigger this time... This picture he's only maybe 10 months old or something like that...


*on another note...the kennel looks ultra sad because it was before we painted...*
and yes all the blood is just from his tongue.....
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Postby Marinepits » December 7th, 2007, 8:22 pm

Yeah, tongues bleed like crazy!

He was a very handsome boy. :)
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Postby amazincc » December 7th, 2007, 8:50 pm

Crap... I wish I hadn't looked... :cry:

RIP Patch...
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Postby Patch O' Pits » December 8th, 2007, 10:11 am

That poor baby.

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Postby msvette2u » December 8th, 2007, 11:56 am

Before you hand in your resignation, please remember that if we didn't care so much we'd be crappy ACOs.
In fact the person who takes your job, if you quit, may care much less and be a terrible person in that position.
RIP Patch - it wasn't your fault you were so aggressive :(
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Postby luvmyangels » December 8th, 2007, 3:44 pm

RIP Patch.
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Postby St.Death » December 9th, 2007, 10:59 pm

In death may he find the peace life did not give him...

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Postby cheekymunkee » December 10th, 2007, 1:10 am

Poor baby. :cry:
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Postby KJS » December 10th, 2007, 3:13 am

Goodnight can sleep easy now :(
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Postby luvmypitties » December 11th, 2007, 2:23 pm

RIP Patch! You were a pretty boy!

I am so sorry you are having to kind of clean up after everyone else's mistakes! Especially when it is an animal and you love them so quickly!
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Postby TheRedQueen » December 14th, 2007, 10:42 am

RIP poor are at peace now

I know your job must be terribly difficult...but I'm glad to know that people like you are working in this job...people who care about the dogs and what they're doing.
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