Dog Ordered By Edmond Man To Attack Woman Gets Second Chance In Life


Monday, February 11th 2013, 10:19 pm
By: News 9


We have great news to report about a pit bull that was involved in a notoriously cruel domestic violence case in Edmond last Fall.

1/19/2013 Related Story: City Of Edmond Fights To Keep Pit Bull, Ordered To Attack, Alive

"Butter" is a pit bull police say whose owner Chris Birchmier used as a weapon against his estranged girlfriend last November.

Birchmier still sits in an Oklahoma County jail cell on $100,000 bond. But Birchmier Monday gave up rights to "Butter," who's spent the last three months in Edmond's Animal Control Shelter.

11/14/2012 Related Story: Edmond Man Accused Of Commanding Pit Bull To Attack Girlfriend

Rod Goodhue of Blanchard's Pit Bull Rescue took possession of "Butter" Monday afternoon. Goodhue says he will work with "Butter" for the next several months to rehabilitate the dog.

"Right now he's got a lot of stress issues, but not anger at all. He's just a really sweet dog," said Goodhue. "He's had more people pulling for him than anybody, a lot of people, including the Edmond Shelter, police and the D.A.'s office should be given credit for saving this dog."