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5 thoughts on “Comment: Victimized by Arcane Dog Laws that Protect Dangerous Dogs

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  1. The public really needs to force the animal control profession to make public safety at least co-equal with humane issues. Too many in the profession are kennel blind.

  2. It’s the Animal Control Paradox – they can’t do anything about vicious dogs unless there are multiple incidences/complaints but no one complains because the type of people that own vicious animals are the last type of people you want to call on in case it gets back to them. And some Animal Controls will only take a report if you give your name and address to weed out petty neighbor stuff. So many times you read an attack story here and the neighbors know the dog was a problem but were afraid to do something because of retribution. Calls to Animal Control need to be anonymous and taken seriously.

  3. For many years there has been story after story just like this gentleman has just experienced. I believe that if they sued these people in civil court who owned the dog they would win. There was a danger to the child and the owners did nothing. Now of course we get into the situation do these people have anything to take? If they do —-go to civil court. Also, you should be relentless in speaking to the towns city council.

  4. The A/C world is plagued by human factor related safety breakdowns which seem to get swept under the rug. In other safety related fields, any accident is thoroughly investigated, recommendations are made to repair any systematic weaknesses and all personnel are trained to avoid repeating the mistake.

    The other issue is that dog licensing rates are a pathethic 25 percent nationally, and the A/C world continually whines about being underfunded. I can’t think of a more piss poor stewardship of the taxpayer’s dollar!

    Culture change is needed…

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