One Killed; Owner in Custody
Seattle, WA - Last week a young girl was mauled by a pit bull in West Seattle. This week a Seattle police officer shot two pit bulls in West Seattle to protect a citizen. Tuesday night, police received a call from a man who said he and his dog were attacked by two pit bulls while they were out walking. Police arrived at 24th Avenue SW and SW Trenton to find the dogs roaming in the street.
When a neighbor came outside to complain about the dogs to police, the dog… [Read full blog post]
The United States Supreme Court affirms breed-specific ordinance is constitutional.
For years, the pit bull lobby has claimed that breed-specific legislation (also known as BSL) is unconstitutional -- but now the Supreme Court of Ohio has joined courts in Washington, Colorado, New Mexico, Florida, Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Utah, Wisconsin, and Kentucky in ruling that BSL is, indeed, constitutional when properly written. On February 19, 2008 the United States Supreme… [Read full blog post]
Pit Bull Fatally Shot by City Police After Attack on Another DogChicago, IL - Police fatally shot a pit bull and were searching for a second one Monday afternoon after the animals attacked a man walking his dog on the Northwest Side.
The incident occurred in the 3700 block of West Agatite Avenue in the Albany Park neighborhood. Officer Tom Polick said that a man was walking his dog when two pit bulls attacked the smaller dog. The man called 911 on his cell phone and police office… [Read full blog post]
Officer Kills Pit Bulls That Attacked Jogger
Stone Mountain Park GA - Billy Rowe, 60 was jogging when he was attacked by 2 pit bulls. Rowe fell and suffered cuts or lacerations on his ear, stomach and fingers. Another jogger grabbed a stick and beat the pit bulls off him. The two joggers fled from the dogs and reported the incident to park police.
Officers began searching for the dogs and spotted them near where the attack occurred. As the officer got out of his car, the dogs turned o… [Read full blog post]