Do you BAN Dogs?
From: Dr Andrew Jones
Author: Veterinary Secrets Revealed
Re: Happy Birthday to me..
Good morning and a cheery Friday to you all.
I turned 42 yesterday..yaaay..I remember being 20 and thinking how old 40 was. Now 40 doesn’t really seem that old.
My personal good news happened while being out at dinner with my wife – the RCMP phoned saying that they arrested a many driving around in my Nelson Animal Hospital vehicle.
Apparently he was seen all over the place – not one of those wise criminals – and somebody finally
turned him in.
Is it the Dog or the Owner?
I frequently hear news stories of Dog attacks on people – and the media loves it when it is a Pit Bull.
A few recent attacks in BC have lead local authorities to want to BAN the breed.
I am curious as to what you think:
Are you in favor of Dog Bans?
Or do you think that is is NOT possible to legislate common sense?
My personal favorite would be to BAN the stunned people who fail to train and socialize their dogs properly.
Most Pit Bulls that I see are very gentle with people – I have had far more bites from aggressive Chihuahua’s…
Animal lover intervenes to block euthanization of Surrey pit bulls
The three dogs, and a fourth pit bull puppy, were seized after they allegedly attacked several other dogs and people in Surrey and Vancouver Island over the past year.
And while the city of Surrey wants them put down, saying they are a danger to the public, at least one animal lover says she is willing to pay for an independent assessment to see if they can be rehabilitated and saved.
At a hearing on Thursday in Surrey Provincial Court to determine the fate of the dogs, lawyer Kirk Tousaw appeared to intervene on behalf of his client, Lauren Phillips, who wants to save the three dogs from euthanization.
“Our hope is that we can get an expert in to take a look at the dogs, to see if they can be rehabilitated, and if so place them in good homes so they don’t have to be killed,” said Tousaw.
Following the intervention by Tousaw, a second hearing to discuss the proposal was scheduled for Sept. 17. The fourth dog seized has already been put down, said Tousaw.
A lawyer for the City of Surrey told CBC News the staff would have to decide whether or not they would allow Phillips to pay for an independent assessment of the animals.
At the hearing, the dogs’ owner Hal Harris was also served with a summons for 10 counts of dangerous dogs being at large, 10 counts of dangerous dogs without a muzzle and four counts of dogs not being licensed.
Harris is scheduled to appear in court again to face the new charges on Sept. 4.
P.S. This is the time of year that I see a large number of emergencies – from lacerations, to bee stings, to near drownings.
You At Least need to be able to KNOW if your dog or cat is in distress, and in NEED of URGENT
I have a DETAILED checklist to go through here:
Dr Andrew Jones, DVM