Thursday, June 26, 2008
Comment: "My family just narrowly missed a tragic event like this, three pit bulls broke through my in-laws fence and my mother in law grabbed my baby and ran into the house as the dogs charged the sliding glass door (as it was shutting). We were extremely lucky, I decided to go all the way with whatever rights I did or did not have, such as city, county, owner of the rental property (the tenant, neighbor of the three pit bulls was in love with his dogs so he was of no use to me) by the way this was in the State of California.
The dog owner is now down to one dog that is kept in the house, we are keeping a close watch, any aggressive incident within a 36 month time frame is considered a second call and the dog will be impounded and a hearing set (I will not lose I am determined) I will not stop. To others, I knew this was going to happen and I warned the tenant of what I would do, but he did not believe me. He is living in lock down now, with weekly visits by all agencies.
Hit the county, hit the City Council, hit the sheriff do not stop. Hit the owner of rentals that harbor these animals with all available info. On liability, give them police reports. I found the tenants lease stated no dogs. Getting the owner of the property to enforce is my next step. Lawsuits are scary to owners of rentals as insurance companies will not insure/protect/assume liability for dangerous breeds. Please post my comments wherever they may help others. Although I am not yet 100% successful, I am heading in the right direction."Related articles:
06/17/08: Comment: High Marks on the ATTS Test is Pit Bull Propaganda
05/11/08: How to Evict a Pit Bull from an Apartment Complex in 2 Days
04/23/08: Comment: How Much Do Pit Bulls Cost All of Us?
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| 6/26/2008 10:52 PM |
I hope Omaha council members realize they will now be subject to hundreds of e-mails from around this country from pit bull activists. Saying the tired old lines "irresponsible owner" is at fault-- they will never discuss genetics.Leaders this dog belongs to a class of fighting dogs. The other breeds are not in the same ball park. The other breed owners had better start to understand this is a national problem now in its 22nd year. The pit bull has already hurt the relationship Americans have with dogs and if this continues another decade or two then you might have to worry about Americans putting up with your breed.
| 6/27/2008 2:03 PM |
Kudos to the author of this....the important thing to realize is that the owners of these dogs are often delusional. I am sure the owner would describe the dogs aggressive behavior as "Oh, they just wanted to play! They were just coming over to say hi! You are just overreacting because they are pit bulls!".
When a pit bit my friend, on her own property, the owner rationalized that she was just playing and that my friend...a lifelong dog owner...had just "misunderstood".
I would put the fear of G*d into these absentee landlords....make it clear that you will sue them for every cent they are worth if any harm comes to your family. A short note from your attorney may even help your case.
Don't give up!