Monday, February 11, 2008
Lubbock, TX - No one knows how many pit bulls are in Lubbock or Lubbock County, but the past two weeks has not been good for their victims. Horses, goats, other dogs, and people have all been attacked by pit bulls in the past 10 days. City animal control and law enforcement agencies have had a conference to talk about what to do.
A public awareness announcement for television is being developed. The spot will be shot today with several more to follow. City animal control and law enforcement officials hope the campaign informs pit bull owners of the new and substantial penalties they face under Lillian's Law if they fail to leash their dog.
03/21/08: Pit Bull Epidemic in Lubbock, Texas (Jan-Mar 2008)
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| 2/11/2008 7:12 PM |
What's interesting...if you check the rescue organizations in Lubbock, there are plenty of pit bulls (also called "boxer mixes" and American Staffordshire terriers") on Petfinders.
I certainly hope that these adoption groups are explaining exactly what owning a fighting breed involves...secure fencing, plenty of obedience training, no dog parks or off leash in public ever...but I doubt it.
Sometimes the rescue groups are as bad as the back yard breeders....sending dangerous dogs into our communities, adopting them out to unprepared, clueless owners.