[tabi] Re: Guide Dog Attack

  • From: "Charles Atkins" <catkins@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Jun 2011 17:40:28 -0400

Did the owner tell the dog to stop!

Or, "down boy", or, the like?


  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Norine Labitzke 
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 5:20 PM
  Subject: [tabi] Re: Guide Dog Attack


  Thanks - an interesting point - I do not know if the owner tried to separate 
the dogs.  Norine

   

  From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf 
Of Charles Atkins
  Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 4:58 PM
  To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  Subject: [tabi] Re: Guide Dog Attack

   

  Did the owner of the dog try, himself, to separate his dog away from Santino?

   

  Have that owner drug tested!

   

  He might have been looking for some amusement?

   

  Thank God your screams were audible enough to have been heard!

   

   

    ----- Original Message ----- 

    From: Norine Labitzke 

    To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

    Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 3:28 PM

    Subject: [tabi] Re: Guide Dog Attack

     

    Hi to everyone,   I know I don't contribute much to this list but do lurk 
around a lot.  I wanted all the guide dog people to know what happened to 
Santino and me yesterday. It is a bad story but Santino and I are both ok. 

     

    I took Santino to the vet for his annual checkup and shots.  While we were 
waiting for Dial-A-Ride in the waiting room a man came in to pick up his pit 
bull (or part pit bull).  The dog pulled away from the man, raced across the 
room to Santino who was lying calmly beside my chair and viciously attacked 
Santino.  The barking and my screams brought instant help.  I could feel that 
the attack dog had picked Santino up off his feet and was flinging him around; 
then he nailed Santino on his back to the floor.  Three vet techs had a 
difficult time getting the dogs jaws open so Santino would be released. 

     

    One vet witnessed most of this and as soon as Santino was released took him 
back to check him.  Praise God, the attack dog had latched onto Santino's 
harness right at his throat.  Santino had no wounds; the vet was shocked, could 
hardly believe it; but he and I were and are a very shook up pair after all 
that.  While Santino was being checked the man took his dog and left - he never 
said a word.  

     

    Dial-A-Ride came and the driver saw the man and dog, and said he had no 
control of the dog and barely got him into his vehicle.  

     

    I called GDB  to report this and ask for advice and they said I should file 
a police and animal control report.  The vet's office contacted Animal Control 
for information; however they did not file a report. They checked Fl. statutes 
and told me the attack dogs owner would be responsible for all costs if Santino 
needed any retraining.  

     

    The police tried to talk me out of filing a report saying it was not a 
crime; the officer who did come to take the report kind of gave the impression 
it was a nuciance, and did give it an "incident report."  Today I called 
Tallahassee Animal Control to inquire if a report had been filed.  The woman I 
talked with said she was aware of the call  yesterday; she was reluctant to say 
if a report had or had not been filed.  I was insistent; she then started to 
tell me what the animal control laws are; I had just read them online, and 
pointed out to her there were several violations.  She then agreed to refer it. 
 She called me later and said she had contacted the vet for name and address of 
the owner; the address was in the county so it was out of there jurisdiction; I 
kept pushing and she reluctantly agreed to refer it to Leon Co Animal Control, 
which she did.  

     

    A deputy came to the house very soon after the referral and was going 
investigate and cite the owner. I have no doubt Leon Co. will follow up.  This 
is all I want.  I want the owners, who later called the vet and said the dog 
had never done anything like this before,  to know there dog is a danger; I  
want children and other animals protected from him. 

     

    Santino worked pretty well today; he is a little timid; we did not 
encounter any other dogs.  GDB advised me to take him back to the vets office 
several times next week and give lots of praise and rewards so he does not 
associate going to the vet with the trauma.  I am anxious to see how he does 
the next time we meet a  stranger dog; I am sure we will have lots of work to 
do before he is back to normal.  Any further thoughts or suggestions from any 
of you would be appreciated.  Norine

     

    From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Lynn Evans
    Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 9:16 AM
    To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
    Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Offers 
Online Purchase of 31-Day Fare Card

     

    yes, all ways 

      ----- Original Message ----- 

      From: Allison and Chip Orange 

      To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

      Sent: Friday, June 10, 2011 6:55 AM

      Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro 
Offers Online Purchase of 31-Day Fare Card

       

      thanks Lynn; will the buses still accept cash?

       

       


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      From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Lynn Evans
      Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 9:26 PM
      To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
      Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro 
Offers Online Purchase of 31-Day Fare Card

      Like convenience stores you must pay for the convenience. smile. Yes Star 
Metro will still have the ticket booth at the plaza. The plaza will stay in 
use. People will still be buying weekly passes along with the monthly pass. 5 
busses will still be going to the plaza. They are  A,B,C,D, an E, Azalea,  Big 
Bend, Canopy, Dogwood and Evergreen.

       

         

        ----- Original Message ----- 

        From: Chip Orange 

        To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 

        Sent: Thursday, June 09, 2011 5:56 PM

        Subject: [tabi] Re: Fw: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro 
Offers Online Purchase of 31-Day Fare Card

         

        I wonder if there's going to be any way to purchase a fare card, after 
C.K. Steel is closed, a fare card without having to pay these additional 
processing fees (and also having to possess a credit card)?

         

        I wonder how many of Star Metro's riders don't own a credit card?

         

        Chip

         

           


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          From: tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tabi-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Lynn Evans
          Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 12:38 PM
          To: tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
          Subject: [tabi] Fw: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro 
Offers Online Purchase of 31-Day Fare Card

          FYI

           

          ----- Original Message ----- 

          From: City of Tallahassee 

          To: evans-lynn@xxxxxxxxxxx 

          Sent: Wednesday, June 08, 2011 11:58 AM

          Subject: City of Tallahassee News Release - StarMetro Offers Online 
Purchase of 31-Day Fare Card

           


               
                StarMetro Offers Online Purchase of 31-Day Fare Card

                Today, StarMetro launches a new application that will allow 
customers to purchase a 31-day fare card online with a credit card.

                "Currently, customers must purchase fare cards at C.K. Steele 
Plaza or StarMetro's main offices off of Appleyard Drive; in addition, 
customers must have cash to purchase that fare card," said Ron Garrison, 
executive director of StarMetro. "By employing this new application, we will 
make purchasing StarMetro fare more convenient for our customers."

                In order to purchase a 31-day fare card online, customers must 
first register for an account. Through a secure provider, the customer must 
submit personal information. Once the customer establishes an account, he/she 
may be able to use a credit card to purchase the 31-day fare card. The initial 
purchase of a 31-day fare card online will total $43.75. This total includes a 
$3.00 service charge, which is applied to the purchase of all new reloadable 
fare cards, and a $2.75 processing fee. Within three to five days, the customer 
should receive their fare card in the mail.

                During the registration process, customers may choose to 
execute the automatic reload function, which simply reloads the fare card every 
31 days. This reload will total $40.75; all subsequent reloads will total this 
amount, which includes the fare of $38.00 plus the $2.75 processing fee. If a 
customer chooses not to execute the automatic reload feature, then that 
customer will receive an email expiration notice within five days of the 
expiration.

                "In the future, we hope to offer more than just our 31-day fare 
card online," Garrison said.

                The StarCard will also allow customers to access information 
about StarMetro's partners via a quick response, or QR, code displayed on the 
back of the card.

                For information, please contact StarMetro at 891-5200 or visit 
Talgov.com/starmetro. Other ways to view information include liking StarMetro's 
official Facebook page at Facebook.com/starmetrotransit and following 
StarMetro's official Twitter page at Twitter.com/ridestarmetro.

                Contact: Brian Waterman, StarMetro Planning Administrator, 
891-5564; or Heather Teter, StarMetro Marketing Specialist, 891-5206
               

               
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