I just read the story about another dog attack, this one at Hoover. I hope this highlights to every dog owner why you need to keep your dog on a leash. I am a dog owner and dog lover. I'm also a dog "respector." Meaning, I respect that they are not people, they are animals and can sometimes be unpredictable.
Nearly every day, I see dog owners walking dogs without leashes, or letting them off leash at Palo Verde school. I recentlly saw a woman walking a dog off-leash during school hours.
My dog hates dog parks, so I'm not really sure where acceptable off leash areas are, but I'm sure there are some around here - please use those places to let your dog off leash.