Citizens in Broward County Voice Desire for Pit Bull Ban
Broward County, FL - A citizen of Broward County writes to the Sun-Sentinel.com about the escalating pit bull attacks and desire for public policy change. Debra K. Wilcox writes:
"In January, my husband (and dog) became one of Broward County's victim "statistics" of a pit bull attack. One morning, my husband was walking our medium-size dog, and as they were coming into our front yard, the neighbors' three pit bulls came charging at them from two houses down. They had come out of an unsecured fence, as they were often loose.
As the three pit bulls were tearing our dog into pieces, my husband was desperately trying to get our dog over our closed back fence. I heard the commotion outside, and it sounded like bloody murder, with our dog shrieking for her life. I ran outside screaming and scared the pit bulls away and off my husband, who ran in to call 911. They were both a bloody mess.
We later found out this owner had four pit bulls in his house. We have five children, ages 9 to 15. Most of the time, my 9-year-old daughter and I walk our little Yorkie in the mornings. I would hate to think what would have happened that particular morning if it were she and I walking the little dog instead of my husband and the medium-size dog.
This law banning pit bulls and other dangerous dogs in Broward County needs to be passed. Everyone needs to understand that these dogs truly are dangerous, especially to innocent children. Please, everyone, get on the bandwagon to ban these dangerous animals from Broward County. Call or write your local government and demand this law be passed. You may just save a child's life. You may save ours."
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