Aggressive Dog Ordinance Possible In ...

Aggressive Dog Ordinance Possible In Forsyth County

There are 15 comments on the WFMY 2 Greensboro story from Oct 24, 2007, titled Aggressive Dog Ordinance Possible In Forsyth County. In it, WFMY 2 Greensboro reports that:

Posted by: Cami Marshall , Web Producer 48 mins ago Leave a comment Some Winston-Salem residents are angry about aggressive neighborhood animals, and want the county commissioners to do something about it. via WFMY 2 Greensboro

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Bob

Burlington, NC

#1 Oct 24, 2007
Agressive loose dogs (outside of their yard) need to be captured, disposed of, and owners charged with vicious dog charges. My elementry school daughter was attacked and bit on two different occasions while walking on the sidewalk. Meedless to say, it cost the homeowners insurance $20,000 on each occasion. To put it in prespective, two dog bites paid for 4 years of college.
Bill

Raleigh, NC

#2 Oct 27, 2007
Dogs should be kept under control at all times. I believe that we just need to enforce the dog laws already on the books. Bob, isn't 40k a little excessive...we live in times where everyone wants to sue. When will it end.
yo moma is a lama_

Kernersville, NC

#3 Oct 29, 2007
hey bill have u been in the denny's at k-ville?it's nice try it. umm i have a dog his name's Happy.=D
Bob

Burlington, NC

#4 Nov 4, 2007
Bill wrote:
Dogs should be kept under control at all times. I believe that we just need to enforce the dog laws already on the books. Bob, isn't 40k a little excessive...we live in times where everyone wants to sue. When will it end.
Didn't have to sue, all I had to do was show the insurance adjuster the photos of the malled legs and broken skin on a 7 year old little girl. Honestly, if I had to do it over, I would have got a lawyer.
Bob

Burlington, NC

#5 Nov 4, 2007
Didn't have to sue, I just showed the malled legs and broken skin of a 7 year old little girl and they wrote checks. If I had to do it again, I would get a lawyer and ask for the moon.
awilson

Burlington, NC

#6 Nov 13, 2007
I have 2 incredibly sweet and dosile pit bulls that both came from bad situations. One was "threwn out" because he would not fight when he was a puppy! He is the best companion a human being could ever ask for. My other dog came from an abused home. She will let children 2 years of age come up and grab her in the face and kiss and love all over her(and i know this because my godchild did this). It is not the dogs fault!!!!! It's stupid-ass people(and i use that term very losely) that train their dogs to be aggresive. You can take any dog and turn it into an aggresive dog. I have worked as a vetrinary technician for 31/2 years and can surely tell you I've had more Labs, Dalmations, Jack Russell Terriers, and other "non-aggresive" dogs lunge at me or other staff members.l For one instance, and this is a very true story, a fellow employee was working in our animal hospitals boarding facility. It was time to take the dogs out for the morning walk. This employee bent down to leash the dog and it lunged into the air at her. This Dachsund grabbed her by the mouth and did a lot of damage to her lower lip, chin, and mouth area. She had a seizure and was rushed to a hospital where she ended up having surgery. She also had to have several plastic surgery reconstructions. All by a little old Dachsund that needed to go out. There are more cases than are reported about dog bites that come from the "non-aggresive" breeds. This is unconstitutional and wrong. These "Breed Specific" laws are a load of political crap and if anyone trys to take my dogs from and my family, they will have the worst law suit they will ever face!!!
mike floyd

United States

#7 Dec 5, 2007
We have a petition AGAINST the "BSL" on eastcoastpitbullconection.com ,or if you like call me and we can discuss what and how we are fighting this (GET PHONE NUMBER OFF THE SITE,CAN'T LEAVE IT HERE). We have petitions at Pet Supplies plus off reynloda rd in winston salem,Pet & hobby shoppe off reynolda rd,Pet Haven groomer, pet store next to hungates in hanes mall,North davidson vet.PETS MART WOULD NOT let us leave one. Send the commissioners,VIA FAX, your concern and do it on a friday so when they come in monday hopefully there will be alot of clean up to do from the faxes.If you email it's to easy to "delete".send them photos of what a true pitbull is like,with family....but this probably isnt the only dog they are after,there are over 11 breeds that are considered "dangerous" by insurance companies.
mike floyd

United States

#8 Dec 5, 2007
I'M from Pfafftown not texas....I'm on company computer,shows Texas.
Cristina

Greensboro, NC

#9 Jan 19, 2008
I was just out walking my dog. When out of the blue a local resident let his dog out in his back yard ( no fence). The dog saw us and stopped as if she was going to come after us. I did not know what the dog would do so I picked up my dog and yelled "stop". The dog stopped and the owner came out to see what was happening. I said to him. Did you know that there is an ordinance for unleashed dogs? He stated telling me that there should be an ordinance for "assholes" like me. I told him I was not in the wrong and if that dogs hurts someone he could be sued. Does anyone feel I should report this guy? Is it worth it?
kturner

Winston Salem, NC

#10 Feb 21, 2008
Stronger penalties for those that let their dogs run loose. Even jail time for repeat offenders. Animal control must not be able to do anything with these people. My neighbor allowed his Rottie mixes (7 of them) to run loose in the neighborhood. Animal control came time and time again. He has moved from Forsyth to the Raleigh area. Breed bans will do nothing about irresponsible owners. My 2 dogs would probably be on the breed ban list, but they are good dogs, never run at large, have a fenced yard and when out of the yard are on the leash with me or in the house (most of the time). I am planning to attend the meeting at the Animal Shelter tonight to get more infomation because I am a responsible owner. Lets stop the insanity of this. Penalize the irresponsible owners, not the breeds. And, yes, definitely report that guy who lets his dog run loose. Animal control will respond even though it usually takes a day for them to get out there.
searching

Benson, NC

#11 Mar 8, 2008
awilson wrote:
I have 2 incredibly sweet and dosile pit bulls that both came from bad situations. One was "threwn out" because he would not fight when he was a puppy! He is the best companion a human being could ever ask for. My other dog came from an abused home. She will let children 2 years of age come up and grab her in the face and kiss and love all over her(and i know this because my godchild did this). It is not the dogs fault!!!!! It's stupid-ass people(and i use that term very losely) that train their dogs to be aggresive. You can take any dog and turn it into an aggresive dog. I have worked as a vetrinary technician for 31/2 years and can surely tell you I've had more Labs, Dalmations, Jack Russell Terriers, and other "non-aggresive" dogs lunge at me or other staff members.l For one instance, and this is a very true story, a fellow employee was working in our animal hospitals boarding facility. It was time to take the dogs out for the morning walk. This employee bent down to leash the dog and it lunged into the air at her. This Dachsund grabbed her by the mouth and did a lot of damage to her lower lip, chin, and mouth area. She had a seizure and was rushed to a hospital where she ended up having surgery. She also had to have several plastic surgery reconstructions. All by a little old Dachsund that needed to go out. There are more cases than are reported about dog bites that come from the "non-aggresive" breeds. This is unconstitutional and wrong. These "Breed Specific" laws are a load of political crap and if anyone trys to take my dogs from and my family, they will have the worst law suit they will ever face!!!
You need to get your head out of the sand. Your blog is typical of an breed owner who has the intelligence of a Pit Bull, yes, Pit Bull. I bet you did not tell your home insurance that you have Pit Bulls. Let one of your children get mauled and then you would change your tune. Can you not read statistics? Statistics say they are dangerous animals.
searching

Benson, NC

#12 Mar 8, 2008
kturner wrote:
Stronger penalties for those that let their dogs run loose. Even jail time for repeat offenders. Animal control must not be able to do anything with these people. My neighbor allowed his Rottie mixes (7 of them) to run loose in the neighborhood. Animal control came time and time again. He has moved from Forsyth to the Raleigh area. Breed bans will do nothing about irresponsible owners. My 2 dogs would probably be on the breed ban list, but they are good dogs, never run at large, have a fenced yard and when out of the yard are on the leash with me or in the house (most of the time). I am planning to attend the meeting at the Animal Shelter tonight to get more infomation because I am a responsible owner. Lets stop the insanity of this. Penalize the irresponsible owners, not the breeds. And, yes, definitely report that guy who lets his dog run loose. Animal control will respond even though it usually takes a day for them to get out there.
Law enforvement will come ASAP for a vicious dog report.
Careful

Mebane, NC

#13 Mar 12, 2008
awilson wrote:
I have 2 incredibly sweet and dosile pit bulls that both came from bad situations. One was "threwn out" because he would not fight when he was a puppy! He is the best companion a human being could ever ask for. My other dog came from an abused home. She will let children 2 years of age come up and grab her in the face and kiss and love all over her(and i know this because my godchild did this). It is not the dogs fault!!!!! It's stupid-ass people(and i use that term very losely) that train their dogs to be aggresive. You can take any dog and turn it into an aggresive dog. I have worked as a vetrinary technician for 31/2 years and can surely tell you I've had more Labs, Dalmations, Jack Russell Terriers, and other "non-aggresive" dogs lunge at me or other staff members.l For one instance, and this is a very true story, a fellow employee was working in our animal hospitals boarding facility. It was time to take the dogs out for the morning walk. This employee bent down to leash the dog and it lunged into the air at her. This Dachsund grabbed her by the mouth and did a lot of damage to her lower lip, chin, and mouth area. She had a seizure and was rushed to a hospital where she ended up having surgery. She also had to have several plastic surgery reconstructions. All by a little old Dachsund that needed to go out. There are more cases than are reported about dog bites that come from the "non-aggresive" breeds. This is unconstitutional and wrong. These "Breed Specific" laws are a load of political crap and if anyone trys to take my dogs from and my family, they will have the worst law suit they will ever face!!!
First of all, I would like to mention that I am a future pediatrician who has spent many days in a pediatric emergency department. It scares me to think that you believe that aggressive behavior does not run in breeds. There are many people out there just like you who believed that their pit bulls were "the nicest dogs ever." Then, the next thing they knew, their kids were in my emergency department looking forward to multiple facial reconstructions. I also take offense with you saying that aggressive behavior is because of the owners! I love and adore my dog and visa versa. She goes with me everywhere, I walk her twice a day, etc. etc. She is a terrier mix that absolutely loves people. However, even though she grew up with other dogs, around the age of 3, she became very aggressive with other animals. Please tell me how I am responsible for this? She has been through training classes, etc. But, the fact is that she is an alpha-dog that is a terrier!!! Furthermore, with the knowledge that she is aggressive with other animals, you could not PAY me to put her in the same room with a child. She has never acted aggressive towards them, but I know her breed and her problems with animals. So, I won't even take the chance. So, please, don't make the assumptions that you have made about your own dog and about other animals and their owners!
mike

Asheboro, NC

#14 Aug 16, 2010
searching wrote:
<quoted text> You need to get your head out of the sand. Your blog is typical of an breed owner who has the intelligence of a Pit Bull, yes, Pit Bull. I bet you did not tell your home insurance that you have Pit Bulls. Let one of your children get mauled and then you would change your tune. Can you not read statistics? Statistics say they are dangerous animals.
You said "the intelligence of a pitbull"...that was a great compliment,most are extremely smart , eager to please and if you ask most vet's they would rather work on a injured pitbull than any other dog.STATISTICS do NOT relay the true number of pitbull's out there by any means, there are alot more than reported I assure you. I own ,raise,SHOW and weight pull my pitbull's they are one of the best dog's I have ever owned ,very protective over the kid's and home.I have never been bitten by a pit,a golden retriever I have,not a pit.My insurance agent knows of my dog's,They are not like most ignorant people who condemn something/someone because of race or breed.....
ave

United States

#15 Jun 23, 2011
I have three pit bulls and have never had a problem out of any of them. They are playful and well behaved if you love them like any other dog. It makes me sick to think that they have to be singled out because of their breed. They didn't ask for this. If individuals would be more open minded and look at the positives maybe this breed will be accepted. All you hear about is the negatives and aggressive pits. But you don't hear about the "non agressive" dogs who misbehave. Makes absolutely no kind of sense.

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