My brothers pit bull was hit by a car.

@II2aTee (2560)
United States
June 20, 2008 11:16am CST
Brewski died instantly. He has had this dog for 3 years since he was a puppy. People say pitbulls are mean. Those people obviously never know nothing about pit bulls. They are actually one of the NICEST breeds. Brewski didnt have a mean bone in his body. I guess what happened was a cat wandered into Brewskis outside area where he was tied to his dog house. He managed to break loose and chase the cat into the road. Now what gets me the most is the people who hit my brothers dog didnt even stop. They just kept driving. What is with people? How can you hit a dog and just keep driving? I dont get it. Pet owners see their pets as their kids. My brother is heart broken... I have never seen him cry so hard in his life. If you hit a dog, would you pull over and try to help, or find the owners? Or would you just keep driving?
3 people like this
13 responses
@benhilo (871)
• Tripoli, Libya
20 Jun 08
How's the car?
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
20 Jun 08
Are you trying to be funny...because it's not. It's insensitive and stupid.
1 person likes this
@benhilo (871)
• Tripoli, Libya
20 Jun 08
More times than not pet owners of pit bulls claims that there particular animal is gentle kind good with kids ect... but dont take my word for do the research yourself, many Cities accross the country have ban those dogs from city limits. Why you ask, he is such a good and loving critter. Well again look it up, their temperment and demeanor is well know and well documented. I would bet my bottom dollar than your brother got that dog for the same reasons that most if not all pit bull owners got the dog in the first place - from its reputation. Again you can freely research reason why people get a pit bull vs say a terrior, healer, or shepherd. If it is any consolation, if I were to hit any kind of creature whether dog cat deer, human, ect.. I WOULD stop and do whatever it took to relief the suffering of the wounded subject. And furthermore I would feel very bad about the situation. Just FYI, I have currently 15 dogs 2 raccoons, 9 deer, 4 cats and assortment of birds. So get of my case and go find the person who really did hit the pit bull ...and run him over...see how he likes it!!!!!
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
20 Jun 08
It's not about the pit bull debate it's about pulling over if you ran over someone's pet.
@tessah (6621)
• United States
20 Jun 08
1) id hope my observational skills were intact enough while driving that id see a large animal bounding out into the street so id be able to react proper and not hit em in the first place. 2) if i was unlucky enough to hit something.. ANYthing.. even if it was a squirrel or a bird.. id stop. 3) the only thing people know about pitbulls is when theyre in the news because some retard owner has mistreated them or didnt train them proper so theyve hurt someone.. people need to educate themselves and not listen to the frigen hype.. pits, rotties, dobies.. all of the sposed "bad" canines are indeed very GOOD and wonderful pets when trained proper.. same as any other frigen dog. a poodle will do some serious damage to a childs face if they attack, and they DO attack!! but ya dont see betty white wanting to eradicate the lapdog breeds now do ya? nooo theyre "cute" im very sorry for your brothers loss and pain, its a terrible thing to go through and the way it happened makes it even worse with the heartlessness of those who just kept driving along as if nothing had happened. my heart goes out to him. and you.. ;hugs;..
@tessah (6621)
• United States
21 Jun 08
ive been bit twice.. by a pit and by a dobie.. and had a rottie take a lunge through my daughters carriage.. all three times, it was the owners who couldnt control their animals and really shouldntve even had them at all. fact the rottie incident, this 14-15 year old kid came running along and started beating on the mutt screaming at em.. and i went ballistic on him that it should be HIM that was being wailed on as the dogs behavior was HIS fault and if he hit the dog one more time id be more than happy to be the one who knocked his head in. same as people shouldnt be judged by the actions of others of their race or gender.. neither should the beasties we share this world with.
@tessah (6621)
• United States
21 Jun 08
doesnt hurt for parents to teach their children starting early on how to interact with animals either.. and to respect their space ..;nods;..
@bellaofchaos (11550)
• United States
20 Jun 08
I'm so sorry to hear about your brother's pet. I have 3 cats and a pup and would be heart broken if anything happened to my puppers he is too spoiled. But I just don't understand why a person would hit the dog and not stop. That is so wrong. Honestly I would try to avoid the animal in the road but if I couldn't it I wouldn't wait to find an owner I would take it to the aspca or to the vet where they would help the animal and find the owner .. When you hit the animal you have a window or time frame in which to make sure the animal is ok if there are serious injuries and I would rather be on the safe side and get them to the hospital and then try and find the owners. I also want to make one point clear to all the readers out there. An animal no matter what breed is only as mean as you raise it to be. Many people say rotties are mean and that is not true every rottie I have ever encountered has been a baby and so sweet and loving with all the family members. My friend her SO has a rottie that doesn't like people it doesn't know my daughter who is 4 went over and stayed over night and had the dog eating out of her hands. It is all in how your raise and treat and animal on how they turn out.
@II2aTee (2560)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Your soo right. Its hard to believe but some people thinkl ferrets are vicious and mean. But my ferret Hodge coudlnt hurt anyone even to defend himself... hes so sweet. This pit bull was the same. Our family has had many dogs in our time but Brewski was just special in a way. But we always raise our animals as family members, and therein lies the difference between a mean animal, and an animal who feels loved and cared for.
1 person likes this
• United States
20 Jun 08
That is exactly the issue. I love my pets as part of my family and there fore they are overly loving at times. LOL!! My puppers is a husky so he does the love me, pet me, hold me and time family and friends come over. LOL!!!
@skinnychick (6907)
• United States
20 Jun 08
I couldn't live with myself if I hit a dog. If I did, I would totally stop to see if it had any owners. Accidents happen but still the right thing to do is stop. That is so sad.
@II2aTee (2560)
• United States
20 Jun 08
I couldn't imagine the kind of person that would purposely run over an animal... but you and I both know there are some sick people out there. Since the person didn't stop, we have no way of knowing if it was accidental. Also take into consideration the bias toward pit bulls as a breed... The things that will keep you awake at night, wondering....
• United States
23 Jun 08
It could have been the pitbull stigma if they even noticed what kind of dog it was. I have never had a problem with pit bulls. It's the owners not the dogs.
• United States
18 Jul 08
Animals are only mean if they are raised to be mean. I owned a pit bull when I was a child and she was the sweetest thing you could ever meet. She was also hit, but not by just one car, by two. I was heart broken as well. People can be cruel and some people don't view pets the same as others. If I were to hit a dog I would stop and try to help and find the owner. This actually did happen to me. I hit a dog when I was in high school. I was on my way to school and I just couldn't miss him. I stopped and helped the owner and got bit. It was my fault as the dog was hurt and I went to reach for him. Luckily he survived. I went to school feeling horrible because I had hit the dog. But I would never just drive away.
• United States
21 Jun 08
I am so sorry to hear this, hearing this brings tears to my eyes. We have two pit bulls ourselves and I totally agree with you, they are so sweet and loving and care for their owners like no other. They are just big ole babies in a big body. We have had Cheyenne for 8 years and Maggie (who is Cheyennes puppy) for almost 3 years. Please give your brother my condolensces. I know its gotta be rough.
• United States
21 Jun 08
all life is important. but circumstances must be weighed. who knows what kind of problems, circumstances, or feelings the driver had?
@cortney09 (1346)
• United States
21 Jun 08
I can only imagine how your brother feels. I agree that pit bulls are a wonderful breed. It's like with any dog it all depends on how they are raised. I don't understand myself how someone could just keep going. It doesn't make sense. I could never do something like driving off after hitting a dog like that. I would not only pull over and try to help in any way that I could, but I would also like you said, try to find the animals owner.
@cokyjazz (429)
• Australia
21 Jun 08
That is just horrible.I am wary of the breed but only because some people train their dog to be aggressive and pitties more than others.I had a pitty cross staffy and he was just an adorable sook with such a big heart so i can see your brother would be devestated. Also when i was still a kid (about 14),my fox terrier went missing and myself and a friend of mine searched my parents property for him in case he was hurt somewhere. There was an awful smell and when i found the source,it was my dog.Someone had hit him with their car,picked him up with a jumper and put him over the fence back onto our land.It's disgusting that it was obviously someone local who knew the dog was ours. I could never just keep going if i hit an animal.Domestic pets are family and i would feel too sick with guilt to just drive away.
@mscott (1924)
• United States
21 Jun 08
No offense but if a large pit bull ran into the street and hit my car I would stop. I would stop because the owner would be paying to have my car fixed. Some of those bad boys weigh a fair amount and I could see it doing a great deal of damage to newer cars which are made up of all plastic basically. Not trying to be insensitive, sorry about your brother's pet, I am just answering the question. Oh, and wile I would stop, I might call a police officer to report the accident before I got out.
• United States
21 Jun 08
Send my condolences to your brother.People these days don't care about anything but themselves.You would think a driver would stop but I guess not. I don't drive but if I were in a car , I would have gotten the driver to stop.it was an accident. No charges will be given. It is just common decency to stop.
@meljessxena (2317)
• Australia
21 Jun 08
oh im so so sorry for your brothers loss, i know how he must be feeling.. its so heart breaking and we do look at our dogs as our children.. if i hit a dog i would stop and check if its ok, only because i love dogs. i have never had a pitbull but only because i live on a farm and we only have a kelpie to use for the cows and also i have a little house dog.
@Pose123 (21667)
• Canada
20 Jun 08
Hi Tee, First of all let me say that I feel very sorry for what happened and know that it has to be very difficult for your brother. I too have heard stories about pit bulls, but being a lover of animals know that they are not all alike, and the way they are treated has to make a difference. As you may guess I would certainly stop if I hit an animal. I had a cat for thirteen years, he was a member of the family, and my only company for three years after my first wife passed away. He got sick back in April of this year and nothing could be done for him. I couldn't stand to watch him suffer, so I had him put down. It was one of the hardest things I've had to do in my life. Your brother must grieve for awhile, perhaps later he will want another dog. Blessings to both of you.