Pit Bulls Kill Cat and Labrador
Jacksonville, FL - Last week in Jacksonville, a pair of pit bulls killed a family's dog and cat. Kelly McIntosh, her husband, and her son have lived in their Southside home for a long time. They've had the same neighbors (the pit bull owners) for a long time as well. She says her cat of 15 years, and Koko, a five-month old chocolate lab, was attacked by her neighbor's dogs. The attack left both of her pets dead. She says those dogs have long been a concern to her and her family.
Animal Control officers went to the neighbors' home. The owners gave up one dog, but refused to part with their pit bulls. Animal Control says that, legally, officers couldn't take the animals. "It's very frustrating," McIntosh said. "My dog and cat are buried in the backyard and we're afraid to go outside. Meanwhile, the two vicious pit bulls are in their backyard." What she worries about the most, however, is her eight-year-old son, and the rest of the children in the neighborhood.
Broward and Collier County Florida have passed promising dangerous dog ordinances that directly target "animal-aggressive" dogs, (pit bulls). In both counties, if a dog kills a domesticated pet in an unprovoked attack while off the owner's property, it's deemed dangerous and automatically euthanized. Florida prohibits breed-specific laws, but this "One Strike" law strongly and wisely addresses animal-aggressive dogs in a non breed-specific manner.
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