Injured Pit Bulls and Scared Children
El Paso, TX - Three choice words come to mind in this strange article: El Paso, pit bulls and dogfighting. Between the dogs' injuries and the number of dogs found at the home, it seems officials could have charged the owners. Instead, they required the owner to send the dogs to a vet. Fix the dogs up so that they can fight again. If they are not fighting dogs, fix the dogs up so that they can be abused again. Understandably, neighbors are concerned.
Some residents in the Northeast say several pit bulls are scaring area children and keeping them on edge. Animal Control showed up at the 5,000 block of Blossom on Friday to investigate the situation. They found six pit bull dogs in one of the homes. Some of the dogs were clearly injured, with wounds to their heads. Some of the injured dogs were bleeding when Animal Control officials arrived. All of the dogs had identification tags, necessary shots and food and water. As a result, no charges are expected to be pressed against the owners, but that doesn't keep neighbors from worrying about the dog's potential threat - especially since the home is located close to two schools. Animal Control is now requiring the owners to send the dogs to the vet and to then provide proof of medical care.
The city of El Paso has made the DogsBite.org Watch List.