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Wake rescue group: Three pit bulls found with burn marks

Posted July 30, 2013

— Rescue group The Positive Pit Bull says three pit bulls found in Wake, Harnett and Johnston counties over the last three months have burn marks on their backs. 

The group said it doesn't know how the dogs were injured. 

One dog, a male named Maui, is still recovering from its wounds and is available for adoption. Visit the group's Facebook page for information.


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  • tmed1938 Aug 1, 2013

    jacmic,The headline plainly says "three PIT BULLS ",can you not read the whole headline ?

  • hottabs75 Aug 1, 2013

    This is the result of pits not fighting well in dogfighting - which is supposedly illegal but very lenient on perps when charged. And this is what Michael Vick did to his dogs in Newport News. Now do you think he got off too easy?

  • Whatthehey Jul 31, 2013

    "There are some very sick folks out there." Scubagirl

    You're right, Scubagirl, and many of them are attracted to the powerful breeds. This is why it is so tragic that pit bull groups fought the bill that would require some very minimal screening of potential owners - the bill did NOT try to ban or limit the breed, just make sure that people who kept them in cities showed they have basic signs of responsibility (a one hour orientation, pay a fee). Far less stringent vetting than is required to adopt a bunny from aspca -

  • Scubagirl Jul 31, 2013

    I never said there was a connection.....merely abuse and I stand by that. You believe what you like, I'll do the same 'k?

  • jacmic Jul 31, 2013

    No, the article does not mention abuse - it also didn't state that all three dogs were the same type of dog with the same type of burns on the same place of their body - right down their back. Just a few too many similarities for it not to be abuse, in my opinion.

  • albegadeep Jul 31, 2013

    I wholeheartedly agree that those who torment animals are sick and should be punished. But in this article, there is NOTHING that says this was abuse. Three dogs, in three different counties, have burns. Connection? Abuse? Maybe, but not necessarily.

  • ncdime1235 Jul 31, 2013

    Way to go, Paige!!! You do awesome work.

  • Scubagirl Jul 31, 2013

    " it sounds like they were each found in a different county..albegadeep"

    they were found in different counties, but that does not negate the abuse. Conclusions????? Sorry I, and many others, have seen far too many stories about dogs being burned INTENTIONALLY for me to feel this is anything different. There are some very sick folks out there.

  • zenonx6 Jul 31, 2013

    Our society seems to be producing an abundant amount of sick trash these days. And there is reason to be armed. This is the lowest type of scum breathing that does these things. Our GOVERNMENT DOES NOTHING ABOUT IT.. THEY JUST KEEP ON SENDING OUT SUBSIDY CHECKS TO THE LOW LIFE.

  • ldestefano63 Jul 31, 2013

    Poor dogs at least they were rescued before they were harmed or killed for some sicko's amusement of dog fighting