Pit Bull Owner Asks Police to Shoot Him After Dog Attacks His Face

Pit Bull Attacks Owner Mesa, AZ - According to Mesa police, an 18-year old named Raul went inside his home to get a video game for a friend when his pit bull, named Chico, attacked. "The 18-year old suffered severe lacerations to the face. "We got him out of the apartment and he was transported to Scottsdale Memorial Hospital," said Mesa Police Sgt. Dan Butler. Police said that initially, the victim was so traumatized by his appearance, he told officers to shoot him. A pit bull att… [Read full blog post]

U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Recalls Sweatshirts Due to Strangulation Hazard

Defective sweatshirts recalled. Recommended Guidelines The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission issues recall after recall of sweatshirts, cribs, strollers, pacifiers, bracelets, car seats, toys, games and numerous other products prior to the death of a child or person to prevent the future injury or death of a child or person. From January 1, 2010 to February 23, 2010 pit bull type dogs killed six Americans, four of which were children. This is equivalent to one Amer… [Read full blog post]

Pit Bull Measure Passes Elgin City Council in 4-3 Vote

"Dangerous" DeclarationElgin, IL - In a state that disallows breed-specific laws, the home rule1 City of Elgin, Illinois made strides toward declaring the pit bull breed as "dangerous." The measure requires that "dangerous" dogs require $500,000 liability insurance, which is a realistic coverage amount for pit bull injury, muzzle their dogs when they are walked, erect a 6-foot-high fence if the dogs are outside, pay $100 for a three-year license and put signs on their ho… [Read full blog post]