Pit Bull Owners Won't Pay Medical Bills
San Diego, CA - One of two miniature pinschers is on the mend after both were attacked by a pit bull last week. The owners of the pinschers have spent $12,000 in vet bills to save their dogs. Martin and Mindy were attacked while being walked on a leash June 3rd. Now the owners have set up a blog site to share their story: Martin and Mindy.
We encourage all victims of attacks to create blogs to share their stories. It is only through the power of the victim's voice that change is possible.
After the attack, Brock and Maria Budash rushed their dogs to an animal hospital where both underwent extensive treatment, surgery and now rely on a variety of medications. Both owners are extremely upset. "I don't think we deserve to pay $12,000 in vet expenses because somebody let their dog out of the backyard and attacked my dogs," said Brock Budash.
In classic pit bull owner behavior, the woman who let the pit bull out says the dog belongs to her son and both the son and mother refuse to pay the medical bills. The classic pit bull owner always refuses accountability (in all cases, even when their dog is off leash), blames the victim, be it a child, grandmother, cat or dog and refuses medical bill payment.
When the victim is an animal, dog laws often work on the side of the pit bull owner. Until animal attacks are taken more seriously, pit bull owners will continue to get away with murder.
As we frequently write at DogsBite.org, pit bulls are indisputably "animal-aggressive." There is no need to discuss the matter further. Pit bulls were selectively bred for several hundred years for an activity that is now a felony in all 50 states: dogfighting. These dogs no longer have a legal task to perform. For the safety of people and our pets, these dogs must now be regulated.
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