diamond as was potinted out is a multi named troll..that said..if your dog jumps out of your fence..it doesnt matter..you dont have your dog contained..doesnt matter if it was pitt bull or maltise..if you dont keep it under controll..it is your responcability. Thy make 10 mfoot fences..they make electric fences...clean the crap out of the yard so he cant climb out..why are you makeing excuses for this creep..it is your paents,,,your elderly parents chi remember..it was mauled to death...geech...trolls
I was referring to your use of conditional tense in stating that animal control could go and determine "if they didn't have enough control". It seems to me that has already been fully demonstrated just by the very fact that their dog was able to go out and kill somebody else's dog. This guy has no control, and others have had to pay an incalculable price for it. I don't think he deserves to have any second chances at all with handling dogs, at least not for a very, very long time.
Anyway, my frustration is that there never seems to be a remotely proportional punishment, no action at all to deter these selfish & irresponsible people from allowing it to happen again and again. If the law bore massive penalties for EVERY INDIVIDUAL INCIDENT like this, made a major example out of folks who screw up, most of the people who couldn't handle powerful & aggressive dogs would immediately either (1) invest in the necessary fencing and behavioral management to control their dog, or (2) they would look for a pet that was closer to their level.
Of course, it also scares me on a personal level. Even when I am outside with my dog in our own yard, I constantly have to watch for huge dogs charging at us, and it does happen on occasion.
***Edited By: AngeGauche on 7/6/2005 8:59:33 PM*** Reason: *