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11 thoughts on “After Fatal Mauling, Fort Worth Animal Control Does Door-to-Door Sweep

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  1. Several central/northern Texas cities (near Dallas, which is 30 or so minutes from Fort Worth) are strongly considering breed-specific laws. Perhaps to avoid a similar BSL fate, Fort Worth is doing what they can now to stave it off. The recent sweep is much to be admired. Too bad it had to happen after pit bull bites already tripled…

  2. This sweep will save lives.

    The question is, why did they let the numbers of strays pile up to this amount? Why weren’t these dogs regularly collected?

    It is time also to crack down on the unlicensed dog breeders, making money, not paying taxes nor licensing, and dumping the unwanteds as well as selling unaltered animals that breed.

    These freeloaders have been riding for long enough.

    All ac has to do is go through the local classified and online listings, and they can find these cheats by the hundreds.

    This is also a good example of why No Kill does not work. In San Antonio, they are trying to run animal control No Kill. They run out of space (of course!) and they stop taking surrenders (which become strays) and strays.

    Bites and disease have skyrocketed in San Antonio.

  3. 1800 stray dogs?!

    Honestly, they’re really lucky with leash-law enforcement like that that they have not had major problems before now.

  4. I’m glad they are doing this. What kind neighborhood has 1800 stray dogs? Did it have to get this bad? I’m glad Fort Worth is acting on this, but I hope the next community acts sooner.

  5. In 2008, animal control officers picked up more than 13,000 stray dogs in Fort Worth. Located in district five, the Polytechnic neighborhood had more than 1,800 stray dogs, which was the second highest number out of the districts. With more than 2,400 stray dogs picked up, district two on the north side of the city came in at number one.”

    Good time to GET MOVING AC! We all remember what Lubbock, Texas did after the pit bull epidemic last year. Firstly, they did NOTHING until AFTER 23 animals were dead after being attacked by loose pit bulls and several humans were seriously hurt as well.

  6. A report on Macon, Georgia came out today as well:
    Nearly 100 Macon dog owners cited for violating animal anti-tethering law

    Between July and Dec. 31, 2008, animal control officers issued 96 warnings and 20 citations for tethering, Fuller said. The ordinance makes it illegal to leave a dog or cat tied up outside unless the pet owner also is outside. It also outlaws transporting a dog or cat in the back of a pickup truck unless the animal is secured inside a “commercially designed container” that prevents it from escaping, according to the ordinance.

  7. A woman in Indiana is in critical condition fater a neighbors pit bulls attack her while taking out the trash…

    The dog owners response?

    “It was an accident, man,” Carroll said. “Stuff happens. I hated that it had to happen.”

    Officers removed a male and female pit bull…and nine puppies from the home.

  8. Good to see a fire lit under the azzes of these so called “public safety professionals”…It’s obvious that public safety responsibilities go to the wayside when there are so many pit bulls to care for and adopt out.

    Ban !…Ban!…Ban!

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