Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Alleged Dog Attack On Wheeler Street

Warren police responded to an alleged attack by two dogs on November 6, 2016 at or near 210 Wheeler Street.  The individual filing the complaint indicated he had been bitten by "two pit bull type dogs."  The injured person was transported to the Bradley County Medical Center by ambulance and treated. The police department has conducted an investigation and court action is pending.
Dog owners are reminded that all dogs must be properly contained on the owners property and must be either in a confined pen or appropriately on a leash and maintained in a human manner.   Owners are responsible for the actions of the animal.  Dogs are never to be allowed to run free in the city limits of Warren. 

1 comment:

  1. Another example of the failure that is breed neutral legislation:
    “I’m very concerned about pit bulls and Rottweilers,” said Ryan Jestin, Calgary,Alberta, Canada director of Animal and Bylaw Services.

    “There’s a history, there’s a reason why places like the city of Toronto have banned them outright. Is that a way we want to go in Calgary?

    I’m not so sure, but quite clearly we have to take additional steps to make sure owners understand the ramifications of owning a breed that may potentially harm somebody.”

    Jestin said he was concerned with the “viciousness” of this week’s attacks, adding all occurred out in the street rather than off-leash dog parks.
    He said ABS will work with city Councillors to revamp the city’s Responsible Pet Ownership Bylaw over the next year.

    “The evidence clearly here is about pit bulls. That specific breed has caused real damage over the last five days,” Jestin said.

    “If you want to have a pit bull at home you can, but I suspect it’s going to cost you much more for licensing, it’s going to cost you much more in the event there’s an attack such as we’ve seen in the last few days.”

    Former city councillor John Schmal was a main proponent of a breed ban during the late 1980s. He said pit bulls “belong out in the farm somewhere.”

    “They’re very dangerous. We’ve seen enough kids being bitten by pit bulls and even though families think they’re a nice animal and they’re part of the family, all of a sudden you find that they bit one of their own kids.

    I don’t think they belong here in our city,” Schmal said. “Our bylaw department is pretty loosey-goosey in controlling dogs in our city.”

    Still another example of the failure that is breed neutral legislation:
    A teenage girl was taken to hospital after she was bitten by a "pit bull-type dog" in southeast Calgary,Alberta, Canada.

    It's the fifth dog attack in Calgary since Saturday, with three suspected to involve pit bulls.

    "That specific breed has caused a lot of damage in the last five days," said Calgary animal services director Ryan Jestin.
    "Quite clearly there's a public safety issue here," he added.

    Jestin said banning specific breeds is probably not the way Calgary wants to go, but he did agree with the mayor that higher fines should be considered.

    He also put forward the idea of higher licensing fees for certain breeds.