Wednesday, February 6, 2008
Arlington, TX - Last Friday, Jarrett Bey's neighbor's pit bulls came through the fence and attacked his dog George. The dog suffered deep chest puncture wounds and had to be put down. The attack is still under investigation and the pit bull could end up on a dangerous dog list.
The City of Arlington has a website (or rather a large PDF file) that lists where dangerous dogs live in the city. It shows the dog's picture and the reason why the dog is listed.
"It'll say whether they've attacked a human or whether they attacked a domestic animal," said Ray Rentschler, Arlington Animal Services.Last year there were 103 reports of animal attacks in Arlington. They hope this public list will make dog owners more responsible. There are currently 24 dogs on the list: 10 pit bulls, 5 labs, 3 boxers, 2 rottweilers, 1 chow, 1 akita, 1 shepherd and 1 husky.
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| 2/06/2008 11:48 PM |
I live in Arlington and have a pit bull. I have no problem with this ordinance and I hope it will force dog owners of all breeds to keep their animals more secure.
It's time to punish the other end of the leash.
| 2/07/2008 11:36 PM |
I have a 75lbs dog, he gets his shots each year. I carry his papers so he can go camping with me. He has a fenced in yard that does not allow him to be within 20 feet of the side walk. He has liability insurance to $300K.
There is no dog ordinance in our town that requires this. I beleive there should be, for all large dogs, except pit bulls, because they are such sweet dogs, all they want to do is lick your face off. There shouldn't be any rules for dogs as nice as them.
| 2/08/2008 12:03 PM |
I think it would be interesting to see what would happen if you e-mailed that list of dangerous dogs to all the insurances carriers licensed to sell homeowners insurance in that state.....I'll bet the homeowners would get a big surprise when their agent showed up to cancel their insurance because they were now considered a liability.
The rest of us are footing the bill for people who insist on owning aggressive dogs and refusing to manage them.