Inspires State Law
Phoenix, AZ - In September, we published a post (Craven Desires: Weekly Frankenmauler Round Up Collection) about the many beloved pets who are savaged by pit bulls. The post also wrote of a dog named Fabian, who was killed by a pit bull in 2009, and how its owners, Richard and Sally Andrade, were working to change state law. Today, Fabian's Law became a reality. One can see in the video that this was no minor undertaking by the Andrades.
The new law (HB 2137) increases penalties for owners of aggressive dogs involved in attacks upon pets and humans. Prior to Fabian's Law, there were no civil or criminal penalties in Arizona for pet-on-pet attacks. As Sally states in the video, "This is going to save lives." Readers must understand that an aggressive dog who maims or kills other pets -- not "bites," but maims or kills -- often advances to inflicting similar attacks upon humans, usually children.1
Congratulations Richard and Sally Andrade!
10/17/10: Craven Desires: Weekly Frankenmauler Round Up Collection
07/08/10: Pit Bull Dog Aggression: Pit Bull Knocks Down 6-Foot Fence to Attack Dog
03/06/09: Dog Aggression Equals Human Injury, Bullets and Dead Family Dogs