I know we keep having the debate about whether Pit Bulls are bad news or whether they just sell newspapers, but I found both of these articles in this week’s northeastern Ohio news, and wanted to share it with you. Whether the dogs were vicious by nature or by nurture, both stories are truly tragic. Continue reading More Pit Bull Attacks in the News→
It’s not wild, wacky Wednesday, but there were several news stories I wanted to comment on today. I have a news feed that comes into my e-mail, just to keep me updated on what’s going on in the world. For some reason, today there was nothing but bad news about Pit Bulls.
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?
You’ve heard the old joke, “Does your dog bite?” and the answer is, of course, “Does he have teeth?” The truth is that any dog, given the proper set of circumstances, can and will bite.
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AMVA), the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) report that small children, the elderly, and Postal Service carriers, in that order are the most frequent victims of dog bites.
May 18 – 24 is National Dog Bite Prevention Week, and the United States Postal Service wants you to know the following.