Early this morning at 2 am, Candida Morris let her dog, Lulu, a husky and German Shepherd mix, out to go to the bathroom. This was a common occurrence, as they are woken up by the Morris' newest child that is a couple months old. 

Only a few minutes later, Morris says she heard yelping, but it was coming from her driveway.

"From my bedroom window I could see two huge dogs on top of my dog," said Morris.

Morris says she then ran downstairs and started yelling at the attacking dogs, and one aggressively turned her way and she went back inside to call the police.

At that point her neighbor was outside yelling at the dogs, but they had dragged Lulu into the middle of the street.

"They looked like they were playing tug of war with her," said Morris. 

She says when police arrived, the dogs had fled. Morris says two officers went looking for the dogs, and one officer went with her and Lulu to the animal hospital.

The dogs were eventually found, but Lulu had lost too much blood and passed away.

"She was the sweetest dog in the world," said Morris. 

Pocatello Animal Services now have custody of the two dogs and their owners have been notified of the situation.

Animal Services director Danielle Garcia says they cannot tell exactly what type of dog these two are, but they are of the bully breed.

She recognized people will point fingers at the type of breed, but says that they should focus more on how they are treated at home.

"Dogs running at large, unfortunately yes that is a major problem. And mostly it's because people don't have their animals fixed, people don't have them secured in a yard, or people don't keep them active enough that they're not bored," said Garcia. 

The incident is still being investigated so for now the dogs will remain at the animal shelter, but Morris and Garcia both made one thing very clear.

"Don't hate the breed. Don't judge a breed. Because that really doesn't have much to do with it," said Garcia. 

"Domesticated animals are still animals. And they need to be trained and treated properly," said Morris. 


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I'm a firm believer in breed does NOT matter. I've had pitbulls for the last 20 years and have never had one act aggressive in any way towards a human. I've had one get in a fight w another dog that was trying to hurt my daughter. So to me he did what he should have and protected her. I've had 2 that were rescues from abusive homes and one was extremely skittish and hid from every noise for a long time but playing with the kids brought him around to being another happy loving dog. The second abused one is my 2 year old granddaughter's dog. She loves him, and he loves her. I have no fear what so ever with her being around him. However I have a 7 lb Yorkie Pom that intimidates the Pit and my Boxer. She bosses both them around and will run them out the food bowel or take any toy she wants from them. She is the only one out of my 6 dogs that is not a rescue dog. My husband bought her from a breeder as a gift. She is also the only one out of my 6 dogs that has bitten "guest" and friends and family. She had bitten a door to door saleswoman and a plumber. She has snapped at several of my children's friends as well as their cousins. She is the only dog my kids warn their friends about. So from my personal experience I can say I've been around Pits for 30 plus years and owned several of my own the last 20 years and they are honestly one of my favorite breeds to work with or play with. I would leave my grandbabies alone in a room with them over my ankle bitter any time. To me dogs are like people, you have good ones and sadly there are some bad ones too. Unfortunately the bad ones give them all a bad name. To me saying pits are bad and should be banned would be like saying a race of people are all bad and should be eliminated for a better society ..."breedism" is no different than racism in my opinion.


Pit bulls, barely 5% of the dogs in the U.S., accounted for 68% of the human dog attack deaths in 2017 (39 of 57), 88% of the human disfigurements, 92% of the dogs killed by other dogs, 94% of the dogs seriously injured by other dogs, 96% of the cats killed by dogs, and 74% of the farmed animals killed by dogs. Dogs of every breed are often neglected, bored, allowed to wander, etc., but only pit bulls have ever wreaked mayhem of this magnitude. And this is no new phenomenon. Pit bulls have accounted for half or more of all humans killed by dogs in every 10-year time frame since 1833, with no other breed type consistently even close.


Sadly, the director does not understand the true nature of animals bred to fight to kill or die trying by and for the dog fighting entertainment industry. People like this director unwittingly provide support for this cruel industry.

Pit bulls are not "mean" nor “aggressive” when they maim and kill any more than labs are mean or aggressive when they retrieve, pits simply maul and kill because of genetics. Denying the truth won't reduce the killings and maimings by these purpose bred blood sport animals. Spay and neuter pit bulls to extinction.
#GeneticsMatters #BreedMatters #WontBackDown #SpayNeuterPitsToExtinction #PittersHateChildren

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