Dog Mauling in Palo Alto
Original post made by barbara on Aug 30, 2006
on Aug 31, 2006 at 8:42 am
Pitbulls do not belong in a family oriented residential community. I know I am going to open a can of worms with what I have said ... this brings us back to the debate of banning pitbulls as a pet and the pitbull owners standing up for them.
Pitbull breed is known to attack, they were breeded to attack .. its the nature of that breed. The people who own such type of dog need to exercise caution - owning three of these at a time and taking them for a walk together ????? What was this owner thinking ?
on Aug 31, 2006 at 11:37 pm
This brings up leash laws in general.
I believe that 99% of dogs are great 99% of the time (approx). We should be able to go to leash-required areas such as schools (off hours) and play without any fear of unleashed dogs (yes, the risk is low, but there is still some). However, the Palo Alto schools are used after hours as dog runs. Everyone knows this, but the police fail to enforce the laws. Either enforce the laws or change them. Everyone believes their dogs are safe, but we know not everyone is safe. But I don't want my child (nor any other child) to be the one example.
on Sep 7, 2006 at 12:44 pm
That is at fault in this situation, but the inability of the woman with 3 dogs to control her dogs adequately.
The pit bull breed standard is that they are bred to be dog aggressive, not human aggressive, and it sounds like these dogs were up to the behavioral standard. That is why a physically strong handler is important, as well as knowing one's physical limits. Walking 3 strong dogs at the same time is difficult for most people.
It is illegal to ban any breed of dog in this state. Blame the deed, not the breed.