My Service Dog, Jade

Monday, May 7, 2012

Another Guide Dog Attacked By Pit Bulls,0,5844282.story

These stories are really becoming all too common.  Another Guide Dog attacked by pit bulls, while minding his own business and working with his trainer.  This dog is in training, still learning to perform his duties as a guide dog, although it's questionable now whether he will be able to perform those duties after being viciously attacked by the pit bullies.

There's someone or something attacked by these menacing type of dogs nearly every single day and it's time something is done about it! More and more cities are looking into some type of pit bull ordinance and although I think that's great, I think these dogs should just be banned nationwide.  They cause nothing but trouble.  They're constantly attacking and killing, children, other animals, even their owners, because they were bred to fight and to kill.  Why should we allow that type of dog in peoples' homes?

Pit bull owners keep saying that it's about the owners and they need to be more responsible.  Well, that's great, but it isn't happening is it?  If it was happening, the number and frequency of attacks would be going down, and instead they're going up.  I am sick and tired of seeing more and more of these attacks EVERY DAY by these types of dogs.  It's not necessary that we keep seeing this!

I don't think pit bull owners understand, nor do they care, about the time, money, blood, sweat and tears that go into training a service dog or guide dog. So many of them have been, and are being attacked by pit bulls, and a lot of times, these attacks either kill the service dog or force it into early retirement, as it's no longer able to perform its duties any longer out of fear, or defensiveness.

In my opinion, if pit bull owners can't learn to play nice with their pit bulls, they should have their pit bulls taken away! These dogs are nothing but a menace to society and a danger to the public!