78 yr old man shoots attacking dog

78 yr old man shoots attacking dog

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    78 yr old man shoots attacking dog

    Confronted by pit bulls, man opens fire | KOMO News - Seattle, Washington | Local & Regional

    VANCOUVER, Wash. - A 78-year-old man with a licensed concealed pistol said he was trapped by two pit bulls he had never seen before, and the only way to survive was to shoot and kill one of dogs.

    Albert Gosiak said he walked out of his East Vancouver house just for a minute Saturday morning. That's Albert Gosiak outside his Northeast Vancouver home. when he met two pit bulls in his walkway.

    Gosiak said the dogs were aggressive and he was trapped. He said he acted in self defense when he shot one of the pit bulls.

    "It was just a snap judgment," Gosiak said. "What do I do, fumble around? They were right there ... I gotta do something now, so I pulled out my gun and shot them."

    A Clark County Animal Control officer was able to capture the other pit bull. That pit bull, a female, is now at the Humane Society for Southwest Washington.

    Employees there tell KATU News that they believe they have found the dogs' owners. No word as to how the dogs got out, or whether the owners will face such dog-related charges as "running at large" or "vicious behavior."

    Animal control officials are investigating the case, and have told KATU that they believe Gosiak indeed was acting in self defense. Consequently, it is unlikely they will charge Gosiak in this case.
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    Thats the only way to handle vicious dogs. Put em down. IMHO
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    Animal control officials are investigating the case, and have told KATU that they believe Gosiak indeed was acting in self defense. Consequently, it is unlikely they will charge Gosiak in this case.

    Well that's awful kind of them since he was in his walkway outside his front door.




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    Quote Originally Posted by P7fanatic View Post
    Animal control officials are investigating the case, and have told KATU that they believe Gosiak indeed was acting in self defense. Consequently, it is unlikely they will charge Gosiak in this case.

    Well that's awful kind of them since he was in his walkway outside his front door.




    I kinda had the same warm cuddly feeling
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    Quote Originally Posted by varob View Post
    Thats the only way to handle vicious dogs. Put em down. IMHO
    Exactly right. If you don't, when cornered by two or more dogs acting in violent concert with one another, you can easily end up a meal, with your straggly remnants a mess in the morgue.

    One of the ugly side-effects of societal collapse would be small to large numbers (even packs) of these animals foraging for food. Imagine that, in your neighborhoods. "Wolves" on the inside, essentially, that are comfortable with humans and know how they operate.
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    I'm glad he kept his head and ended it without sustaining injury or worse.
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    [QUOTE]Originally Posted by P7fanatic
    Animal control officials are investigating the case, and have told KATU that they believe Gosiak indeed was acting in self defense. Consequently, it is unlikely they will charge Gosiak in this case.

    Well that's awful kind of them since he was in his walkway outside his front door.
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    I kinda had the same warm cuddly feeling
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    How did he get a pistol permit in Canada?
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    How did he get a pistol permit in Canada?
    He lives in Vancouver Washington...

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    Sounds to me like he did the only thing he could have, good for him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P7fanatic View Post
    Animal control officials are investigating the case, and have told KATU that they believe Gosiak indeed was acting in self defense. Consequently, it is unlikely they will charge Gosiak in this case.

    Well that's awful kind of them since he was in his walkway outside his front door.




    yes, how about charging the people that let their dogs run around and terrorize people.
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