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Old 01-28-2012, 03:01 PM
 
Location: Metro DC area
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While I can understand loving a pet, this is a bit nuts!

Could another solution not have been...I don't know. MOVE!!!

Soap Star Nick Santino Takes Life Following Dog Euthanasia | Extra
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:14 PM
 
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While I can understand loving a pet, this is a bit nuts!

Could another solution not have been...I don't know. MOVE!!!

Soap Star Nick Santino Takes Life Following Dog Euthanasia | Extra
This isn't about love of an animal.

The dog incident wasn't explained very well. I have no idea why there was a need to put the animal down, but apparently there was some confusion in his mind that made him doubt his decision was wise. I do know this mans problems were a pre existing condition and this incident became a pretext. I'm sad that he didn't pursue whatever options there were for the animal so that his decision would be certain. I'm especially sad that he reach out for help for himself. Caregivers in need of help themselves do eventually wind up failing the care of others. Sounds similar to his childhood, doesn't it?
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Metro DC area
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The story indicates that his condo bldg established a "no pitbull" rule that didn't apply to current owners. It seems he was still harassed and he chose to euthanize his dog as a result. He then felt so much guilt that he committed suicide.

Seems a bit extreme and not well thought out on many levels.

#1-Why not move?
#2-Why not give the dog to someone temporarily?

This seems to speak to the irresponsibility and weird mental state of some pitbull owners.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:23 PM
 
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This seems to speak to the irresponsibility and weird mental state of some pitbull owners.
This speaks to the lack of stability of one individual. It's a real stretch to attempt to use it as an indictment of a group.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:25 PM
 
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The death of the dog wasn't the reason for the suicide. It was just the trigger.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:28 PM
 
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The death of the dog wasn't the reason for the suicide. It was just the trigger.
Yes, but if he loved his "best friend" so much, why the heck didn't he move or try to rehome it?
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:30 PM
 
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Yes, but if he loved his "best friend" so much, why the heck didn't he move or try to rehome it?
He probably wasn't in his right mind.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:30 PM
 
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This speaks to the lack of stability of one individual. It's a real stretch to attempt to use it as an indictment of a group.
I said "some". And I know some pitbull owners who are irresponsible and unable to cope with criticism of their beloved pets. Still don't get why this guy chose the path he did either with the euthanasia or his suicide.
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Old 01-28-2012, 03:36 PM
 
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I said "some". And I know some pitbull owners who are irresponsible and unable to cope with criticism of their beloved pets. Still don't get why this guy chose the path he did either with the euthanasia or his suicide.
I'd suggest associating his actions with those of some pitbull owners is no more accurate than associating them with the actions of individuals that occasionally wear jeans with a white T shirt or those of his fellow actors. His actions were his alone and are in no way reflective of any group.

I agree that relocating would have been preferable to the course of events he chose. It's a shame 2 lives were lost as a result of his (individual) mental and emotional instability.

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Old 01-28-2012, 03:51 PM
 
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It's obvious that putting "down" his dog wasn't the reason for his suicide. It's clear that he had underlying mental issues to begin with.
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