Wednesday, September 2, 2015

DALLAS TX - A PIT BULL ATTACKED A MAN WEDNESDAY MORNING AND IT'S THE 3RD DOG ATTACK IN 2 WEEKS - DOZENS OF RESIDENTS TAKE THEIR CONCERN TO CITY HALL


Dozens of Dallas residents tired of loose dogs in their neighborhoods showed up at city hall to push for changes on Wednesday.
The push comes at the same time city leaders learned Dallas Animal Services had the budget to hire more control officers, but failed to do so.
In north Oak Cliff, a person was attacked by a dog on Wednesday, making it the third dog attack within two weeks.  .As soon as the victim, Polo Rodriguez, got out of the hospital he headed straight to city hall, where the Director of Animal Services was in the hot seat for lacking a plan and leaving five animal control officer positions empty.

Rodriguez does not know how he would have survived the PIT BULL ATTACK Wednesday morning if a neighbor had not been there to rescue him.
“It was extremely frightening,” he said. “I just couldn't get that dog away."
Bandages cover the fresh wounds on his arm.
“They did do stitches,” he said.
His neighbor snapped photos of the loose pit bull on Woodlawn in Oak Cliff after the attack.

1 comment:

Sweetie Pie said...

Dallas Animal Services is striving to be so-called no kill (ie, kill no pit bulls, never mind any other animals including the mammal we call human children).

http://www.dallasanimalservices.org/commission.html

It's good that citizens are starting to call city authorities to account. What really needs to happen is that city reps go to the state level and demand repeal of Texas anti-BSL law.

What also needs to happen is replacement of the present DAS director. There's obviously something wrong on the work floor she runs (she say herself there's huge staff turnover). Likely the atmosphere is rabidly hostile to any employee (or volunteer) who says a bad word about pit bulls. Most AC agencies and shelters fire anyone who does. So much for filling positions with people who care about public safety.

What's left is the tiny pool of nutters (1.5% of the population). Most of them won't want a job. Either they're cushy on benefits or else they're already affluent soccer moms. This director probably can't find personnel among what's left because the rare nutter who would like to have a job doesn't think pit bulls need to be removed from our streets. That or they know how dangerous it in fact is to be interacting with all these stray pit bulls.

Better pay has nothing to do with it. Dallas needs to purge DAS and its joke of an animal commission of all pit bull fans. They need to hire people who take public safety seriously (including the safety of non-pit animals). They need to solve the 'no kill' problem by saying F*** you to the State of Texas and passing BSL that requires spay/neuter of all pit bull type dogs. That always leads to a 90% drop in the shelter killing of 'dogs', since 80-90% of shelter dogs in urban areas are nowadays pit types.

I hope the sane residents of Dallas imitate the residents of Fort Worth (see post above this one), putting pressure on their council to clean up their act and take care of this plague.