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Nick Santinos Suicide Result Of Dislikes Of Pit Bull Dog
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Pit bulls get a bad rap from the public eye. Are they really as bad as everyone believes? People are truly afraid of pit bulls, but if trained properly they are as gentle as any other dog. They are really kind and loving animals. All of the news stories, stories about dog fighting rings and people being attacked are all reasons people are afraid of pit bulls. What the news stories fail to talk about that it is the dog's owner who made the pit bull mean. It is not the breed that makes the dog mean. There are wonderful stories that never get reported about pit bulls being used as service dogs, dogs that do search and rescue, therapy dogs and the like. Mary Tyler Moore's pit bull helps her control her diabetes by sensing and alerting her when her blood sugar is low.

On another note, It was sad this week to learn of Nick Santinos death by an overdose of pills on the same day of his birth.. Nick Santino was 47 years old and had acting appearances on some of the daytime soaps, His statement in his note stated that he felt that he betrayed his best friend who did not deserve it.

Rocco was Santino's pit bull whom he had got several years ago from a dog shelter.. The two of them resided in a condominium in New York's west side. There were many disagreements with the Board of the Condominium who initiated a new rule in 2010 stating that no pit bulls were allowed to stay in the condos. This did not affect Santino because he was living there prior to 2010. However neighbors stated that building management was constantly on his case about Rocco. They stated he was not allowed to use the same elevator used by the building tenants or leave his dog alone for any extended amount of time.. After constant pressure from management and neighbors and all of the threats of fines, Santino had Rocco euthanized.. The following day haunted by all of the guilt he felt inside Nick took his own life.The Condo Board denied any responsibility in the deaths. Nick had become depressed and may have felt a strong connection with the pit bull that he had rescued, Nick had been orphaned as a child and was bounced around to different foster homes in his young life. His acting jobs had become more sporadic and all of the harassment with his dog could have been what triggered the suicide.

Although the blame cannot be pinned on any one thing, it is hard to comprehend all of the pressure put on him by the condo board which pressured him into his decision to euthanize his dog when the only thing Rocco was guilty of was being a pit bull.

Proper training of your dog is what determines the aggressiveness of your dog, not the breed.


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