Lockwood said Prince George`s County has the most comprehensive animal control regulations in the Washington area. Some of the animal control laws grew out of jurisdictions that tried to control illegal dog fighting with pit bulls, Lockwood said. F. If the owner of an animal that turns out to be a dangerous dog is a minor, the parent or guardian with custody is responsible for meeting all the requirements of this section. In response to the increasing number of pit bull terrier dog attacks in the city last year, alexandria`s city council issued preliminary approval for an ordinance that would make it illegal to possess a vicious or destructive animal. Yes, there should be regulation, but wealthy dog fighters pay reality TV stars to trick the public into promoting dogs on TV (just like celebrities have used it in the past to promote cigerettes). They also have a very well-organized network on Facebook that harasses victims and politicians to fight against regulations. The problem is that these people on Facebook and via email are not the inhabitants of the communities that represent the leaders, but people from all over the world. When dog fighting was made illegal, they launched a well-organized campaign to hide their billion-dollar sport from the eyes of all by promoting these dogs as pets for everyone. Shelters across the country are filled with pit bulls, but advocates and pit bull owners don`t sterilize their pets as often as owners of other dogs. 18 people have been killed in the United States this year. without two boys in Georgia who were killed by cars in two different incidents in which the boy ran down the street to escape an attacking pit bull. Hundreds of terrible mutilations on people also occur.
The doctoral study Mortality, Maiming and Mauling by Vicious Dogs, Annals of Surgery April 2011 found that abused pit bulls slam and kill. They also found that pit bulls now remove part of the victim`s body every 4 days and that pit bulls cause the most disabilities, disfigurements and deaths, as well as the highest hospital costs. Some insurance companies have removed pit bulls from their coverage because they have to pass on the costs to their customers. State Farm now promotes pit bulls online because they cover dogs and pass on the cost to all their policyholders. No-go zones increase property values, and as the cost of constant pit bull euthanasia decreases, animal control taxes decrease. The bans are more humane than constantly breeding a dog to die, and have also been attributed to the drastic reduction of gang-related violence. The pit bull bans are all good. Less than 2% of victims of pit bull attacks receive compensation from the pit bull owner, even though the dog attack results in huge medical bills (pit bull attacks usually require multiple surgeries to recover). People are sedentary ducks and don`t know this because most pit bull owners are renters and landlords are NOT responsible for the pit bull`s actions.
Bankruptcy is often used or civil lawsuits are blocked in court for years, while victims lose their homes and businesses. People would be better off being hit by a drunk driver than being mutilated by a pit bull. Google Daxton`s friends for dog training or dog bite. org for more information. Children who look like bomb victims here in the United States are becoming more and more common, and it`s sad to continue to treat these victims as if they don`t matter. Arlington County Virginia § 2-10. Bösartige oder gefährliche Hunde. A. Definitions.
The following words and terms, when used in this article, have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise: “Dangerous Dog” means a dog or dog cross that has bitten, attacked or injured a person or service animal or killed a pet. “malignant dog” means a cross with a dog or dog that: 1. killed a person; or 2. a person has been seriously injured, including multiple bites, severe disfigurement, serious impairment of health or severe impairment of bodily function; or 3. then demonstrated the conduct that led to an earlier court finding that it was a dangerous dog, provided that its owner or guardian was informed of that finding. B. congestion; Euthanasia. Any animal keeper who has reason to believe that a dog or dog passing through the county is a dangerous or vicious dog must apply to a judge for a subpoena to be issued, requiring that the owner or guardian, if known, appear in general district court at any given time. In the summons, the owner or depositary is informed of the nature of the procedure and the issues in dispute. The keeper or owner must detain the animal until evidence is heard and a verdict is rendered if the animal poses a significant risk to humans or other animals. If the animal does not pose such a risk, or if the owner or manager can properly detain the animal without risk of escape, the custodian or police officer must ask the owner or guardian to lock the animal in an appropriate apartment or structure designed to prevent its escape.
Until the evidence can be heard and a verdict can be rendered, the animal cannot be removed from the immediate property of the owner or guardian and must be attached to a leash not exceeding six (6) feet if it is not enclosed indoors or enclosed in an appropriate structure. Failure to comply with such an order constitutes a violation of this Section. The court may, by its powers of contempt, compel the owner, guardian or keeper of the animal to produce the animal. If, after hearing evidence, the court concludes that the animal is a dangerous dog, it shall order the owner or guardian of the animal to comply with the provisions of paragraph D. If, after hearing the evidence, the court concludes that the animal is a vicious dog, the court will order that the animal be euthanized by the animal keeper in accordance with state law. C. Exceptions. No animal can be considered a dangerous or vicious dog simply because it is a particular breed. No animal may be considered a dangerous or malicious dog if the threat, injury or harm has been suffered by a person who: 1.
commits a criminal offence on the premises of the owner or guardian of the animal; 2. commit an intentional intrusion or other offence into the premises occupied by the owner or guardian of the animal at that time; or 3. Provoke, torture or physically abuse the animal, or it can be proven that it has provoked, tormented, abused or attacked the animal repeatedly at other times. No police dog engaged in the performance of its duties at the time of the alleged acts will be considered a dangerous or vicious dog. No animal that has reacted to the pain or injury at the time of the alleged acts or that has protected itself, its kennel, its offspring or the property of its owner/guardian or owner/guardian should be considered a dangerous or vicious dog. D. Responsibilities of Owners or Guardians of Dangerous Dogs. 1.
The owner or guardian of an animal designated as a dangerous dog by a court must obtain a registration certificate for dangerous dogs from the keeper for a fee of fifty dollars ($50.00) within ten (10) days of such detection, in addition to other fees that may be authorized by law. The keeper must also provide the owner with a uniformly designed marking that identifies the animal as a dangerous dog.