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Ty: Guilty by Association
My name is Catherine and I'm 14. I had a pitbull dog named Ty.
He was gentle and would never hurt anyone. I would take him for walks and he was
loyal and stayed by my side, so he didn't need a leash. (To enlarge the
photo of Ty, click on the photo).
I took him down to a river on a sunny day and there were other
dogs there, but he still stayed by my side. A big dog, I'm not sure what type it
was, it was like a black lab cross with a husky or something, a very beautiful
dog. Ty looked up to me when the other dog came over and I asked the woman if
her dog was playful and she said yes, but she also said she was a little wary
about pitbulls, but I told her nonsense, Ty would never hurt anything, so she
said alright and then let her dog off the leash.
They played for a bit and then the lady put her dog on the leash
and tried to walk away. I whistled for Ty to come, and he just sat there. I
didn't know what was wrong, so I walked over to him. The lady's dog ran at me
and started growling and barking. He snapped at me and the lady called for her
dog. The dog tried to bite me, but Ty immediately went into action and stood
between me and the dog. It was a very gory fight. The lady tried to intervene
which was very stupid, and HER dog bit her. I called for Ty and he stood there
for a minute then came, the other dog was bleeding and so was the woman.
About a week later she took my family and me to court, and many
witnesses said that her own dog bit her, but she kept saying no no it was that
savage pitbull. I started to cry when the judge told us that Ty was to be put
I really want to help get rid of this discrimination against
pitbulls, because bad dogs aren't born, their made (quote the movie Corky
Romano). here is a pic of Ty when he was a puppy. and I was wondering if you
could help me find some way to help.