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Family of 'Buddy' the Pit Bull Still Waiting for Dog's Day in Court

A hearing date has not been set for the dog who bit two vet techs at a Tinley Park clinic.

A hearing has yet to be scheduled, for a 7-year-old pit bull that attacked two vet techs at a clinic in Tinley Park Feb. 21.

"Buddy" is being held at an animal clinic in Roselle, as his owners await word of what will become of their beloved family pet. 

A representative for the Cook County State's Attorney's office said the "vicious dog" hearing date is still undetermined as of April 1. 

Buddy was removed from his family's keeping following the violent encounter inside the clinic at 17745 S. Oak Park Ave., and a county judge will decide the dog's future.

The dog's foster dad has petitioned Tinley Park police and Cook County to save their beloved family member. 

"We love this guy and don't want to lose him" wrote Buddy's foster dad Anthony Concialdi in the Change.org petition to "Let Buddy Come Home. "Cook County wants him destroyed. I am willing to accept any restrictions that may be imposed on the condition of his release. I will build whatever fence, post any sign, use a muzzle in public and with all future vet visits. Whatever it takes."

Concialdi has stated that should Buddy be freed, they fully intend to adopt him. 

"Despite all he has been through, he is still happy, polite and listens very well. All he needs is a tennis ball and a few treats and he is happy," Concialdi wrote. 

Read more about Buddy's situation. 
Joe Tinley April 03, 2014 at 12:57 AM
I was going to post "put you down" but that would be ignorant just like your post Tony, "ignorant" Something happen other then what's been reported, I don't and won't use that vet clinic, the one I use the tech's wouldn't want the dog to be put down getting bitten or scratched is occupational hazard, they knew that taking the job, can't handle it leave, flip hamburgers
Candy April 03, 2014 at 01:40 AM
I am a lover of all dogs, including pit bulls and pit bull mixed breeds. Unprovoked aggression in any breed dog is unacceptable despite being a loved pet who otherwise is "friendly." Stop playing with your emotions and act responsibly. Moreover, the organization, It's A Pittie Rescue, who sponsors Buddy, should be knowledgeable enough to know the legal ramifications involved with a dog who now has an official "Bite Report" documented with the county. Not every dog can be saved. We dog lovers know that. Use the money spent on lawyers and rescue another pit bull. There are hundreds of pit bulls at Chicago Animal Care and Control, not to mention other places, who desperately seek out rescue groups to take their dogs. Save one of those.
Grumpy Old Man April 03, 2014 at 04:20 PM
The interesting comment above ignores that there is no such breed as a pit bull. Pit bulls are the generic term used to describe various breeds which have descended from the old English Bull Dog (itself a misnomer - the correct name is simply Bull Dog). Buddy acted out for some reason which is normally the product of fear. He can't be saved? Really? On just what facts is that speculative decision made? I agree that these dogs in various shelters need to be adopted and that's why I support the City of Chicago's recent ordinance requiring pet stores to obtain their animals from rescue shelters. The puppy mills and owners who abandon dogs whom they can no longer afford or control are real problems (in addition to the Michael Vick's who abuse them). That doesn't mean Buddy's family should just abandon him so long as they are willing to take the responsibility.
Angela Lullo-Caldwell April 05, 2014 at 04:19 PM
so lets just let this dog sit in a cage for 2 months and further damage him... Just set a dang court date already!!! what he hell is taking so long!

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