Wednesday, March 9, 2016

WEST MT. AIRY, PHILADELPHIA PA - RESIDENTS SAY THEY ARE FRUSTRATED BY INACTION FROM AUTHORITIES TO ENFORCE THE LAW AFTER 2 PIT BULLS BIT 3 PEOPLE AND ATTACKED 4 DOGS IN UNPROVOKED ATTACKS


(CBS) – Pit bull attacks in a West Mt. Airy neighborhood has residents running out of patience.
Residents claim a neighbor’s TWO PIT BULLS bit three people and four dogs in unprovoked attacks on the victim’s property.
Residents say the most recent attack, on February 11, fueled them to mobilize fearing the next victim could be a child. According to residents after this attack, the owner was spotted unleashing the dogs in a shared back alley way.
Despite numerous attacks, residents say authorities as well as the dog’s owners have failed to take action. Residents say this is in violation of a citation issued by the Animal Care and Control Team last year requiring the dogs be on leashes and muzzled.
On Tuesday the group will hold a community meeting about the inaction at the Germantown Home-New Courtland TR room.
Residents say they are frustrated by inaction from authorities to enforce the law despite following recommendations to document incidents and contact the police and ACCT. The police and ACCT, on the other hand, say they are powerless.
“We are seeking a police officer or Sargent willing to file a complaint before a district judge so that the victims and neighbors may present their testimony before a judge/magistrate, providing evidence that this homeowner harbors dangerous dogs,” says resident Michelle Nashleanas, whose dog was bitten in 2013.
On Thursday night, Police Commissioner Richard Ross visited Mt. Airy, and after hearing the stories, vowed action, according to residents.

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/03/08/pit-bull-attacks-fuel-outrage-in-mt-airy-neighborhood/


3 comments:

Sweetie Pie said...

This is good. For decades, the only people authorities ever heard from were the pit bull crazies. It's way past time for them to start fearing us, the 98.5%, instead.

Larry Tate said...

My Legislation Proposal to be enacted by all states,
cities and counties in the US & Canada.

All Pit Bull Type Dogs must be Banned:
Including pit bulls (American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire bull terriers, American pit bull terriers, and their glorified Pit Bull Mixes such as the American Bulldog, Bull mastiffs, dogo argentinos, fila brasieros, presa canarios, Japanese Tosa, cane corsos, Bandog, Boerboel, Rhodesian Ridgeback, & Catahoula Bulldog and their mixes and any dog generally recognized as a pit bull or pit bull terrier and includes a dog of mixed breed with predominant pit bull or pit bull terrier characteristics)

As well the following should be labeled as Dangerous dogs after single bite incident: rottweilers, chow chows, Doberman pinschers, German shepherds, they as well as all Grandfathered Pit Bull Type Dogs must be:

* Licensed

* Micro-chipped with any bite history in database for reference.

* Insured: All dogs must be covered by mandatory liability insurance of $100,000 min. generic and $500,000 after a skin breaking bite with insurance companies based on actuarial statistic's determining said rate.

* All Dogs Spayed/neutered (except for limited approved show dog breeders)

* All breeds involved in any bite incident and Grandfathered Pit Bull Type Dogs must be kenneled in a locked five-sided enclosure with concrete bottom.

For all other dog owners language can be written that enclosure such as fences must be capable of containing your dog period, such generic language puts the onus on the owner, have the fines be so onerous that said owner will ensure this they make this so.

1,000 the first time, double the second time and permanent confiscation the third time with a ban on said person from owning any dog within city limits, this will create an effective outcome directly or indirectly.

* All dogs must be on leashes outside of home enclosure

* All Grandfathered Pit Bull Type Dogs must also be muzzled outside of home enclosure

* No transport of declared dangerous dogs for the purpose of re-homing. (Dangerous dogs must be dealt with where their history is known.)

* All of the rules listed above also apply to rescues: rescued dogs must be licensed and subject to inspection.

$1,000 fine for noncompliance

Elimination of the one-bite rule in all of the 50 U.S. states
Manslaughter charges for owner of dog that kills a human
Felony charge for owner of dog that mauls human, dog, or other domestic animal.

Anonymous said...

I would be so in favor of your legislation proposal!