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I decided to post this here since there was a discussion awhile back by a member who tied his dog in his front yard and got made at his neighbors who got bitten by his dog!
I think education is the only solution to people who think that big dogs as guard dogs can be tethered alone in yards and can be safe.
Many communities have to enact legislation because dog owners haven't a clue to what they are doing....
Please get the word out! Educate about cruel practices.
WASHINGTON (September 26, 2006) – The Humane Society of the United States today applauded the introduction by U.S. Rep. Thaddeus G. McCotter (R-11th/ Mich.) of a resolution encouraging municipalities to adopt and enforce protections against dog bites. H. Res. 1013 addresses the serious issue of dangerous dogs and what can be done to prevent them from biting. The Centers for Disease Control concluded that 800,000 dog bites per year are serious enough to require medical attention.

“Millions of Americans share their homes with dogs and share a special bond with these animals, and the vast majority of interactions between people and dogs are happy and safe,” said Michael Markarian, executive vice president of The HSUS. “But there are two types of dogs with an increased likelihood to bite—chained dogs and male dogs who have not been neutered.”

The CDC has determined that over 70 percent of dogs involved in attacks are unneutered males. “The HSUS encourages all dog owners to have their pets sterilized,” said Markarian. “This important and routine procedure will reduce a dog’s desire to roam, fight with other dogs, or behave aggressively towards people.”

In addition, the CDC, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the American Veterinary Medical Association have all determined that chaining or tethering creates dogs who are at a significantly greater risk to bite. “The practice of chaining dogs for long periods of time is inhumane and poses a risk to the dogs involved, other animals, and the entire community,” said Markarian.

General Board for Big Dogs with Big Paws / Dog owner statistics
« on: November 27, 2005, 03:15:47 pm »
Can't recall where I read this last week....but it stuck in my head.
Has anyone else seen this?
Only 38% of the people who have dogs will have that dog its entire life.
The majority of people will surrender the dog to shelter, sell/give it away or (horror) drop it in the country!

I knew it was bad....the rescues I work with hear the dogs have to be surrendered cuz they are moving; or "allergies".
The average household has more dogs than children now in the US, I read, too.

I think we got a big problem.

Rottweiler Discussions / Very sad news
« on: November 27, 2005, 01:15:26 pm »
Here we go again with breed discrimination ...I am sure we will now ban breeds in Texas.
You and I know it is NOT the breed but the owner that should be banned!

You treat a dog like an animal and they will act like one.... ;)

Texas woman mauled to death by six dogs

11:58 PM CST on Sunday, November 27, 2005
Associated Press

THORNDALE, Texas - A pack of six dogs mauled a 76-year-old woman to death as she worked in her yard, authorities said.

Lillian Loraine Stiles was riding on a lawn mower in her front yard Saturday when she was confronted by the dogs, described as pit bull-rottweiler mixed breeds, said Milam County Sheriff Charlie West.

Investigators think Stiles was attacked when she got off the mower and headed into her house.Stiles had severe bites over her entire body, and a man who tried to help her was bitten on one leg, authorities said.

The dogs were found at the home of Stiles' neighbor, Jose Hernandez.

The sheriff's department will send the findings of its investigation to the Milam County District Attorney's Office, which will decide if any criminal charges will be filed against Hernandez.

Thorndale is located about 70 miles west of College Station.

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