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Of Dogs and Men


From the Dog Lady’s mailbag:

On Thursday, Sept. 22, from 6:30–9:30 p.m. the Animal Legal Defense Fund will host the premiere of Of Dogs and Men, a film focused on the tragic epidemic of police officers shooting pet dogs in the line of duty. According to the U.S. Department of Justice statistics, more 10,000 pet dogs are shot and killed by police officers every year. Every 98 minutes a pet dog is shot and killed. Yet, no officer has ever been killed in the line of duty by a dog.
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Breed Specific Discrimination

FB_IMG_1460509388221Most of the time when we talk about breed specific prejudices, we focus on Pit Bulls, but its important to remember we’ve been here before. Many breeds have been the subject of laws and even just plain hatred because they’ve been seen as too aggressive. Typically, what we end up seeing is that if you breed and train them right, they are no different than any other dog.

In my recent trips through our local dog pounds and shelter, I’ve seen an abundance of Pit Bulls waiting to be adopted. They are very hard to place because people don’t realize how sweet they can be. Please don’t discriminate!

Until next time,
Good day, and good dog!

Saturday Survey: What’s a vicious dog?

We recently changed carriers for our home insurance, and since we have so many dogs, we  had to fill out several questionnaires so the insurance company could figure out what type of risk they were taking on. 

In order to answer some of the questions, I had to have the agent send us a copy of the dog laws in Ohio, which set forth definitions for “dangerous dogs” and “vicious dogs”. 

Legalities aside, what do you think – what constitutes a vicious dog?

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Never Leave Your Pit Bull Alone with A Child

If you are an owner of a dog that belongs to a ‘dangerous breed’ category and you also have a child or a visiting small child, please take this as a warning.   Don’t leave your dog with a small child unattended under any circumstances!  Only one little moment was enough for the following to happen. 

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