Guest Writer Dog Lover asks, "Why aren't dangerous dog owners charged with animal cruelty?" This editorial is part of our ongoing series: Perspectives of Advocates.
Every day I see news articles about pets and farm animals being mauled or killed by pit bulls or other dangerous dog breeds. Touching pictures of other people's pets or farm animals mauled or killed are often featured in the articles and never fail to bring tears to my eyes. When you read the details of the article,… [Read full blog post]
The Dog's Owner, Jennifer Romano, Now Faces Felony Charges
After 3-year old Ronin was attacked in the face by a fake service pit bull, the owner fled.
Charge with Two Felonies
UPDATE 02/09/21: On Monday, the owner of a fake service pit bull that attacked a child in the face was charged in connection with the attack. Jennifer Romano, 46, was charged with injury to a child, a 2nd degree felony, and tampering with evidence, a 3rd degree felony. During the hearing the judge set bond at… [Read full blog post]
Curtis Wickham, 26-years old, was fatally attacked by three pit bulls in west Tulsa.
Suspect in Custody
UPDATE 12/03/20: The suspect accused of second-degree murder in connection to the dog mauling death of 26-year old Curtis Wickham is now in custody, Tulsa police say. Benjamin Ryan Spence, who may have gained his tattoos during previous jail stints, was charged with murder and assault with a dangerous weapon after hurling a TV at Wickham's head while he lay dying from inju… [Read full blog post]
A status update before heading into unknown times -- the election and Covid-19. We anticipate a decrease in dog bite fatality reports during the 2020 winter months compared to previous years.
Updates on pit bull con artists, including Luke Westerman, whose trial is approaching, Steffen Baldwin and a former peddler of police K9 detection pit bulls funded by a flank of the pit bull lobby.
Legislation updates on Denver's November ballot item that repeals the city's pit bull ba… [Read full blog post]