Mack: Live fast, die young, and have a nice looking corpse

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  1. juliefurry

    juliefurry Rusty but Trusty

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    Well I can't really find a way to make this thread nice. The guy that had Mack called me today and told me he was brought to the animal shelter (which is a kill shelter). His wife and child are so scared of him that he had to be crated for 4 days straight while the man was off on business and the neighbors had to come and let him out because the wife wouldn't touch him. When I called the shelter they said they didn't think he had much of a chance of adoption because of his issues. I feel so bad but we can't take him back and from what the guy said his temperment was getting more and more unstable. Anyway, I'm going to keep calling the shelter to see what they say about him after temperment tests and all but I don't think he'll make it out of there alive :( .
     
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    :(:( I'm so sorry to hear that!
     
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    Oh I am so sorry!! Poor Mack!! That guy was supposed to take care of him...
     
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    yeah but he just figured Mack had some issues that an inexperienced nondominant owner like me couldn't handle and figured he could fix them. Mack obviously was a badly bred dog, living in the crate was not a life for Mack and that was the only option this guy had because of how fearful his wife and daughter were of him.
     
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    I haven't been on in a while so I don't know this situation so if this is a repeat sorry. Have you tried rescue groups, especially bread specfic. They sometimes will work w/ hard luck case and/or send them for some training. We work w/ a rescue that takes does out of a high kill shelter. Many issues are dealable but sometimes we do find ones that we are unable to help.
    It just really makes me sad, it's not their fault. Let us know a what happens.
     
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    I'm so sorry Julie. But I have to say, I have been in that situation. It's heartbreaking, but sometimes there's nothing you can do. If Mack was a horrible case of bad breeding, there's nothing much you could do. (((hugs))))
     
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    I have been in contact with no kill shelters and breed rescues and noone can take him. They are all "full". I explain the situation and all of a sudden they are unable to help. It isn't Mack's fault, it was the breeders fault he had no socialization up until we got him at 7 months and he had only been outside twice (that's including to go potty too) that whole time the breeders had him. He should have had his puppy shots and rabies shots completed at the age he was and they had given him ONE distemper shot the whole time they had him. I just feel like I let him down, I was suppose to take care of him and keep him safe and I failed. I hope SOMETHING can be done with him at that shelter.
     
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    is Mack the same dog that ran away and the mother and her kids found him..

    If it is, that situation didn't last very long.. why did he turn so fast on them, I thought he was fitting in really well?! Thats too bad. Maybe he has something mentally wrong with him that he just can't help??
     
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    Oh I'm so sorry Julie! :( :(
    I hope everything gets better. I love youy girl...I say that alot..but I hope its ok.
     
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    No, that was Maverick. This is Mack her pit bull.
     
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    No you are thinking of Maverick. Mack is a different dog.


    Julie you did everything you possible could for Mack. It is in god's hands now!
     
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    Ditto!
     
  13. juliefurry

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    No, Mack was a pitbull/american bulldog mix that we had bought from a "breeder" last april when he was 7 months old. He was fine with us for awhile and then recently in like a months time he bit me twice and caused stitches and so we were gonna have him PTS and then a man who worked with and trained bully breeds said he'd take him and work with him and Mack turned on him and his family as well.
     
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    I'm sorry to hear that... **** BYBs. :(
     
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    Is there any way you can call the humane society and fill a file against the breeder? I don't think Mack was the only one that turned that way :(

    I'm sorry it has to end this way, but to be honest I don't think you should even try to get him in a shelter, you don't want him to get adopted then bite someone, nor to stay in a cage all his life...
     
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    well they are aware of all his incidents of biting both me and the man. They basically told me that they probably weren't going to adopt him out. I have thought about trying to file a complaint agianst the breeder but the bad thing is I only have the first name of the guy (not his wife), his license plate number, and the kennel name they go under (and who's to say they don't change it every time they sell a pup).
     
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    i do have to agree with this...

    he is out of your hands though, and you did everything you could to help him. And if this guy is so experienced with bully breeds, and he cant help mack, then he just may be so poorly bread that he just cannot be helped without severe risk of him biting someone else...and severely hurting them.

    i am so sorry this had to happen
     
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    OHHHhhh ok.. Phew.. I'm glad it was a different dog, but sad because its a bad situations for the dog.

    Its too bad about this, but its more then likely the breeding that was put into this dog. Were the parents like this at all? i'm guessing by the quote around the name its more or less a backyard breeder?? I'd definately file something against them though because thats unacceptable and the way this breeder has put aggression into his breeding program. I assume this due to the fact that there would be no aggrivated aggressive behaviour prior to you owning him.
     
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    I'm sorry it's come to this Julie. I don't know how you could help him anymore. You've done so much. I do like the idea of going after the breeders if you are so motivated. I'd like to know they won't be breeding anymore.
     
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    I don't know if there was an abuse towards him before we recieved him. He has always been hand shy and a little scaredy-cat, but the more time we had him the worse it got. We only met the mother once and she barked from the truck until she got out and then she was fine and friendly with us. I never met the father he moved out of state after the breeding.
     

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