Sunday, February 3, 2008
Lubbock, TX - For the second consecutive day, Lubbock suffers another pit bull animal attack. Today a 9-year-old girl found a grand champion goat dead, attacked by pit bulls. Because of these recent attacks, the city of Lubbock has been overwhelmed with calls to ban them.
Reporters spoke to State Representative Carl Isett about any future laws possibly banning pit bulls or other dangerous dogs. Isett said there's no legislation on the floor now, but attacks like those in the past couple days certainly add to discussions about new legislation. Yet, state law makes it illegal to ban specific breeds.
Kevin Overstreet, Director of Lubbock Animal Services, says since January 1st, just 32 days ago, Animal Services has responded to 66 aggressive dog calls and 30 animal bite calls. That's 30 bites in 32 days.
03/21/08: Pit Bull Epidemic in Lubbock, Texas (Jan-Mar 2008)
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