Fort Lauderdale Man Throws Explosive at Pit Bull, Cops Say

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A Fort Lauderdale man didn't like a neighborhood pit bull wandering into his yard to check out his dog.

So he decided to shoo it away.

By throwing an artillery shell at it, injuring the dog so severely that its owner had to have it euthanized.

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According to a police report, Kurtis White, 22, allegedly threw the explosive at the pit bull because, he says, it was drawn to his pet dog in heat in the backyard of his home, located in the 1000 block of NW 26th Avenue.

White told police that he merely wanted to scare the pit bull away. The dog growled at him and appeared aggressive, he said, according to police.

The report says White went to the dog's owner, Kim Denson, to let her know that her dog was in his yard.

When he returned home, he threw the explosive at the dog.

The pit bull was examined by a veterinarian, who told Denton that the dog needed a blood transfusion and had suffered a broken leg and jaw and multiple deep lacerations.

The injuries were so severe, Denton had the pit bull put down, according to police.

Denton admitted that she saw her dog enter White's backyard but said she witnessed him throw the explosive at the pit bull.

White was arrested on animal cruelty charges. He was released from jail after posting a $2,500 bond.

White also reportedly paid Denton $300 for the vet bill.

See also: Broward County's Most Adorable Pit Bulls

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14 comments
csunbean
csunbean

So if it animal cruelty if he protects his dog on his property after telling the unresponsbile owner to take care of her loose pitbull.. BUT if a pitbull attacks and severely injures a person or kills a pet it is NOT animal cruelty.. it is a 25 dollar fine. What a joke. www.pitbulllattackhelp.com

francoughlin
francoughlin

There is not a dog on this earth who wouldn't go check out a female dog in heat.  That could have been ANYONE's dog and any type or breed of dog.  Had he done what MOST responsible pet owners do and spay his dog the neighbours pet would still be alive.   

nicrazygirl
nicrazygirl

Well thank god the lady who owned the dog was not running to retrieve her dog or she would have gotten wounded by his explosive as well.  Is that the best you can do to get a dog off your property, throw a explosive at it!! Really sorry excuse for a Man! If I were his neighbor, i would hope to god that his dog never got out and stepped on my property!!!  Schmuck


Danny Morin
Danny Morin

Ok, it's pretty dumb to let your pit wander around. Too much stigma attached to Pit Bulls. But WTF an artillery shell?

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII topcommenter

Trespassing. Stood his ground.


BTW. Throwing an explosive? As if it would go off? Really? HYperbole.

poordog
poordog

The dog always pays the price for human stupidity.  This person was charged appropriately and no dog should be allowed to run loose intentionally.  What a bizarre story.  Horrible things can happen to dogs who are intentionally allowed to run loose and many people have no problem killing dogs and saying they were all aggressive before they kill them.  Sad for the dog, as usual.  

Brian Bartlett
Brian Bartlett

Cover the ass hole in steak and feed him to the lions at the zoo...

Lynne Dear
Lynne Dear

Still no abuse law for humans that hurt animals, eh? Time to step it up a bit before you lose your whole animal population down there!

John Smith
John Smith

Should have an artillery shell thrown at his dumb ass head

FredF
FredF

SHE SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO OWN, IF SHE IS NOT ABOT  TO CONTROL A DANGEROUS ANIMAL.     HER FAULT. 

csunbean
csunbean

@francoughlin So the pitbull owner was not irresponsible for A not neutering her dog, B not immediately getting her LOOSE pitbull out of her neighbor's yard?

KennyPowersII
KennyPowersII topcommenter

@nicrazygirl Do you actually believe the "explosive" detonated? The author sensationalized the story with the "explosive" . That made the story sensational. He neglected to describe the "explosive".

Mike1000RR
Mike1000RR

@FredF How is  a "PIT" a dangerous animal? I assume you are one of the people that think all PITS are dangerous.. People like you are the reason society is the way it is!  

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