Thursday, July 23, 2015

CLEVELAND OH - ANNIE WILLIAMS, 71, WAS MAULED TO DEATH ON JULY 12 BY A PIT BULL AS SHE WAS GETTING OUT OF HER CAR - HER GRANDCHILDREN ARE LOBBYING FOR STRICTER LAWS


CLEVELAND - The grandchildren of a woman killed in a dog attack want stricter laws.
Annie Williams, the 71-year-old Shaker Heights woman who was attacked by a pit bull, died from her injuries earlier this month.
Family members said Williams was going to pick up two of her great-granddaughters from a home on Pennington Road, where they were with their father, when the dog attacked as she was getting out of her car.
On Wednesday, her grandchildren prepared to give away many of her belongings.
“I know she's looking down on me and she'd want me to be strong,” said Raiona Williams.
Her grandchildren told newsnet5.com they are setting up a foundation in their grandmother’s honor:  Any Salvation.
Meantime, they are also lobbying for legislation for pit bull ownership.
"We're all going to be very proactive in making sure that what happened to our grandmother does not continue to happen to other people,” said Tequila Williams. 
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"What does it take for legislation, for representatives, for the law to see that this is an animal that no matter how kind you are to it, it cannot be controlled." 
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

They have a long fight ahead of them, but this wouldn't have happened if OHIO did not repeal their pit bull law.

The law protected innocent people from harm. No one can bring back Annie Williams, but OHIO can bring back their pit bull law. Pit bulls need to be declared dangerous. It's not meant to offend anyone, or discriminate. It's simply common sense. This particular death, and Klonda Richey's, were both preventable. Why aren't we, as a society, allowed to prevent death by pit bulls? How is owning a pit bull more important than being kept safe?

I do not comprehend how repealing the pit bull law made things safer? That was the BS being touted by those that wanted the law changed. Now they have the tools needed to deal with vicious dogs? Uh, no. They gave a free pass to pit bulls to unleash their devastation. After a pit bull has killed someone, it's a little late to declare it dangerous. That's why treating all pit bulls as potentially dangerous makes more sense. Hold pit bull owners to higher standards. They don't want to have to pay more for their choice in owning a pit bull, so the rest of us have to pay extremely high vet bills, hospital bills, funerals, etc.?

Some people have paid with their lives. It should not be this way. When will we say enough is enough? No more brutal deaths by pit bulls and other dangerous dogs!