Monday, July 25, 2016

VENTURA COUNTY CA - TANGO THE PIT BULL CAN NO LONGER LIVE IN THIS COUNTY...SO AFTER 6 INCIDENTS, HE MAY BE COMING TO LIVE IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD!

Ventura County Animal Services last year declared Tango, a male PIT BULL, a public nuisance after receiving complaints that the dog had attacked a string of people and other canines in a Simi Valley neighborhood. 

Animal Services imposed strict conditions on Tango's owner, Andrea Estes, for the dog's confinement and control at the urging of a neighbor, Ken Vergini, whose German Shepherd the pit bull attacked in 2014. 

Yet this month Tango severely mauled another of Vergini's dogs in the central Simi Valley neighborhood near Cochran Street and Sequoia Ave. Tango bit Vergini in the incident too. 

Two days later, Animal Services impounded Tango and deemed that he can no longer live in Ventura County, said Bryan Bray, the agency's field operations supervisor.  Estes has 10 days from the date of impoundment to find Tango a new home outside the county.  If she can't, the pit bull will become the property of Animal Services, which will see if the dog can be rehabilitated and placed in a home outside the county, Bray said.

If it can't be, Tango could be euthanized, although that remains the last option, Bray said.  "We always have the best interests of the animal at heart," he said. "But in this case, the dog cannot reside in Ventura County anymore."

Estes did not return a call seeking comment.

Despite the pit bull's impoundment, Vergini is frustrated that  IT TOOK SIX INCIDENTS DATING BACK TO 2014  to do so. Had the pit bull been seized earlier, his dog Pickles wouldn't have been seriously injured on July 16, requiring $1,200 worth of surgery so far, he said Friday. 

"Virtually everyone on the street wrote a letter on my behalf to animal control following the 2014 attack and several letters also indicated that this pit bull was aggressive and dangerous," Vergini said. "In my opinion, if someone has a dog who has a clear history of attacking and biting animals and people, it should not take six incidents to have the dog removed."

Bray could not be reached late Friday for comment.

http://www.vcstar.com/news/local/simi-valley/pit-bull-impounded-after-string-of-attacks-in-simi-valley-neighborhood-383e7744-b6ed-7571-e053-01000-388088942.html


2 comments:

Sweetie Pie said...

Bryan Bray: "We always have the best interest of the animal at heart." This Bray has proven that he and his AC are completely indifferent re the interest of Virgini's non-pit bull dogs, so we can rightly say that what he really means is "We always have only the interest of pit bulls at heart."

Can we please purge these animal-hating nutters from all animal control agencies?

Anonymous said...

Oh, great, he'll probably end up here, the wrong end of California's Pibble Pipeline, better known as Interstate I-5. They've been offloading their problem dogs, the ones they don't dare rehome locally for fear of a lawsuit if Wigglebutt “acts out” again in its new home, on B.C. for some time.
The Hayden Bill, the ill-conceived legislation that led to this sorry state of affairs, should never have seen the light of day.
—AMinYVR