DogsBite.org - A reader left an excellent comment about the recent attack in Omaha involving two mothers, one child and a pit bull that escaped its leash. The commenter suggests ways to crack down on irresponsible pit bull owners and how to get the dogs removed from a property. The writer points out that one must not stop in your efforts. Go to your county, city council, the sheriff and property owner.
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."
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