Pit Bull Ordinance Passes in Malden City, Massachusetts

Pit Bull Muzzle Law Malden, MA - On Tuesday, Malden City Council approved a measure requiring pit bull-type dogs to wear a muzzle in public. The city now joins a growing number of municipalities in Massachusetts to place restrictions on the notorious breed, including: Boston, Lowell, Lynn, Worcester and others (See: Full list). The 7-4 vote follows three years of discussion and debate and represents a legislative victory for Councillor Neil C. Kinnon who has fought for the… [Read full blog post]

Saving Man's Best Friend

How Dangerous Breed Advocates are Redefining Our Relationships with Dogs and Why We Should Stop ThemBarney was the runt of a litter born to the neighbor's mutt. We conned our mom into keeping him, when we brought him home one day "just to show her." He never left. We think he was a Border Collie-Sheltie-Golden Retreiver-Cocker Spaniel...oh, hell, we had no idea what he was. By Branwyne Finch A guest writer for the DogsBite.org Blog. It was like so many other pit bull attacks; tot… [Read full blog post]

Mother of Two Responds to 'Pit Bull Awareness Day' in Massachusetts

By Branwyne Finch A guest writer for the DogsBite.org Blog. On October 22nd, humane organizations across the country will celebrate "National Pit Bull Awareness Day". At the MSPCA in Massachusetts, the day is part of a month long campaign to promote pit bull ownership. The promotion campaign involves press releases and media interviews claiming "pit bull discrimination", special events featuring visits by successfully adopted pit bull "alumni", and a screening of the… [Read full blog post]

In Massachusetts, Landlords May Be Liable When Tenant's Pit Bull Attacks

Pit Bulls Singled Out Waltham, MA - The second-highest court in Massachusetts recently ruled that a landlord may be held accountable if a tenant's pit bull goes on the attack. The Court specifically singles out the breed as one known to have a propensity for aggression. The appeals court ruling, which reversed a lower-court decision, arose from a 2005 lawsuit against landlords Emil and Clara Florio in which a 10-year old boy's leg was badly injured by their tenant's pit bull n… [Read full blog post]