Owner of dog that attacked horse given leash-law warning
Original post made on Dec 3, 2008
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on Dec 3, 2008 at 6:11 am
Who appoints any authority of any type or kind to animal control?
I insist that we do NOT live in a communist State.
Nothing wrong with the dog. The dog owner simply should pay a get well fine to the horse lady, about $1,000, as this was a NO BITE situation.
One thing for certain, the creepy handing out of legal authority to idiots like animal control and fireplace people MUST STOP.
If those involved with the above don't like it, then go back to Burger King.
Not in MY COUNTRY!
on Dec 3, 2008 at 9:31 am
With idiots and pit bull apologists like Mr. Delucci looking out for the public good we are all at risk. A dog that got loose, jumped up, bit a horse on the neck, and hung there until shaken loose isn't considered "vicious" or "dangerous"? What if it had been a child? The dog should now have a "history" of biting. Instead, the ever wimpy Mr. Delucci said it was an "no-win" situation and let the dog and its owner off the hook. No-win is right---for public safety. Let's hope that nothing else ever happens (hah!) and Mr. Delucci's conscience can remain clear. But the directors of Peninsula Humane society should review Mr. Delucci's attitude which seemed to be "blame the rider".
on Dec 3, 2008 at 10:36 am
You may not like the decision made not to go after the dog's owner, but you shouldn't blame the decision on Mr. Delucchi. He's only a spokesman for the humane society, not someone who decides matters like this.
I think there should be a fourth option -- or maybe a mandate: a stiff fine for the owner of an off-leash dog that attacks a person or another animal. Not only might it show that the county is serious about the law, but it would help defray costs of the investigation by humane society staff. My guess is that such an investigation has a hefty price tag, and the dog owner should bear a significant portion of the bill -- if not the whole thing.