Florida Deputy Befriends Wandering Pit Bull

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On Tuesday, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office posted this status, along with a few photos:

This morning, deputies responded to an Animal call in South District. A large Pit Bull was running around and neighbors were worried. Upon arrival, the deputy discovered that this wonderful dog was just out looking for friends to play with. After sufficient play time and fun, deputies were able reunite the dog with his owners. A gate was accidentally left open and this beautiful dog was able to be taken back to his loving home.


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This was one of the hundreds of comments on the photo post:

Ray Mcphatter Similar story, got a call in reference to a pit bull running loose. Got it came running to my patrol unit and put her paws inside my window. I rubbed her on the head and got a lot of slobber. Popped my trunk and got out to get my rope I keep for calls like this. Got my rope looked around and she was gone. Went to get back in the car and yep she was sitting in the driver’s seat. I put the rope on her and she walked me to her house.


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0 thoughts on “Florida Deputy Befriends Wandering Pit Bull”

  1. People stop listening to the things you here about Pitbulls, and actually meet one and let me know if they’re what they’re hyped up to be or if they’re completely the opposite. If anything they love nothing more to love to be loved, snuggle, attack you with kisses and so much more. They truly are wonderful dogs, reason why I have 2!!

    • if your dog and daughter gets attacked. dogs face eyes nose forehead and daughters both hands and fingers bitten trying to get our dogs face out of pitbulls mouth, those are not kisses, all that time the owner had a leash on her dog. her do would not let go. would you not be afraid

      • It doesn’t just happen with pit bulls. I have seen many a small dog attack people, viciously, leaving scars. I am sorry that this happened to the child and dog, but the owner is to blame. If a Lhasa Apso attacked your daughter and dog while the owner had it on a leash like that, you would be leery of every other Lhasa you came around? Pits are very affectionate loving dogs. I feel like owners should have a license to own a dog. Maybe you should meet another pit bull, and get to see what wonderful dogs they are.

      • This post contains some graphic descriptions that have been made public in the past……your discretion is advised.

        I am so sorry to hear what happened although I honestly believe your fear and anger are sorely misplaced, and I can’t say I would react any differently. It may be like the saying “guns don’t kill people, people kill people”. Take a good hard look, with open mind, and read what all these people are saying about Pit Bulls…maybe watch an episode or two of “Pit Bulls and Parolees on” Animal Planet”.
        I have been a follower of USHS…several years ago I watched some horrifying videos (which I expected, but needed to know) that showed a couple methods of turning a dog, considered by the American Kennel Club as #1 people friendly dog, into these dogs. They (owners) make dummies, drench them in blood, and train them to attack. Also, on video mind you, have a treadmill device in a cage, ties the dogs head up with thick chain (build neck muscles and keep dog in place) once the dog is in place, on treadmill, door closed, a person stands in front of the dog and constantly pokes it in chest. Of course the dog tries to get at them but that treadmill just keeps on turning..! It is hard to tell but any dog has the potential for aggression, depending on the owner. As I am not an authority I would find someone that can help you avoid or ward off these situations.

      • My daughter was bit in the face by a Bassett Hound when she was about 3 yrs. old. She was in our neighbors yard and Augie was sleeping. we were on the porch and before any one could stop her, she bent down to pet the dog, which she had done many times before. This time he was really asleep and it startled him and he swung his head and caught her in the mouth. Don’t think he bit merely caught her wit a tooth, but the damage done was no different. Any dog can cause damage for many different reasons. Most of these reasons are because the dog is not properly cared for and trained and neither is the owner. It’s not the dog’s fault. Did you know that insurance companies charge more for liability ins. if you have certain types of dogs: Pit bulls, Siberian Huskies, Malamutes, German Shepherds, Mastiffs, Doberman Pincer, and more. None of these dogs are aggressive unless they are trained to be or mistreated. It’s not the dog it’s the owner.

    • Good dogs can be figured out… glad that these police officers were trained to know how a good dog acts vs a vicious dog… Totally different body language.

      Stop listening to what you “hear” about Pitbulls… Hear as in ear with an “h”….
      Remember that Here and There come from the word The.
      Some tricks in remembering the difference. <3

  2. Good job! Police Departments should always send out an animal friendly officer (preferably one that has pets of his/her own) on calls like this. The outcome will be just as pleasant as this. Tired of hearing cops shooting dogs!


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