Sunday, April 5, 2009
University City, CA - On Friday evening, San Diego Police used a helicopter to warn residents of a loose pit bull following an attack at a park. If one were to add up the cost of first responder resources that are used to combat, prevent and rescue victims from pit bull attacks, the cost would be enormous and would include: police officers, paramedic teams (firefighters, ambulance and Life Flight helicopter personnel) and animal control officers.
"The attack happened along the canyon ridge of University Gardens Neighborhood park in the 5500 block of Governor Drive around 5:30pm. Police say the pit bull attacked another dog. Police responded to the situation and the dog then attacked an officer. The officer shot the dog, but it fled into the canyon. The officer was not hurt. A helicopter flew overhead to alert the neighborhood and officers searched the canyon for several hours, but did not find the dog. Animal Control will resume the search Saturday."Related articles:
03/25/09: Pit Bulls Continue to Interfere with Firefighting Efforts
10/31/08: Omaha Firefighters Receive Dangerous Pit Bull Training
07/02/08: 90-Year Old Suffers Amputations After Pit Bull Attack on Staten Island
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| 4/05/2009 7:22 AM |
On one level this is an outrageous waste of taypayer dollars. On another level it clearly shows law enforcement awareness of the pit bull danger to the public. One will never hear a public service announcement made from a helicopter "loose beagle, take shelter."
| 4/05/2009 10:25 AM |
Sadly, it is through the blanket rejection and denial of the pit bull problem by many animal "welfare" groups that first responders are forced to deal with the mess at all. Thank God at least some public funds are being used to PROTECT citizens.
| 4/05/2009 2:51 PM |
And the pit bull breeders, AKC breeders, pit bull fighters, and the Best Friends types keep on making money off these dogs (no taxes paid on that either!) while the taxpayers keep getting sccrewed and have to pick up the bill
| 4/06/2009 5:13 AM |
"ATTENTION ALL SOCAL RESIDENTS!"
"PLEASE SEEK SHELTER FOR ALL CHILDREN, DOGS AND LIVESTOCK!"
BUT REMEMBER, THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA HAS DETERMINED THAT PIT BULLS CANNOT BE REGULATED...YOU ARE MORE LIKELY TO BE BITTEN BY A COCKER SPANIEL!"