Posts tagged "dangerous dogs"

Killing of Dogs in Sochi: They're 'Biological Trash'

Killing of Dogs in Sochi: They're 'Biological Trash'
Killing dogs will be the new “sport” in the Olympic Village in Sochi. A pest control company, which has been killing stray dogs in Sochi for years, told The Associated Press on Monday that it has a contract to exterminate more of the dogs throughout the Olympics. Alexei Sorokin, director general of pest control firm Basya... Read more »

Most Dangerous Dog Breeds: No Such List

Most Dangerous Dog Breeds: No Such List
The 10 Most Dangerous Dog Breeds Based on Biting and Fatality Statistics that is the name of the above blog post – which has gone viral….I will provide a link (at the bottom of this story), but I don’t want to encourage or perpetuate  this nonsense. The post begins: “We wish we could say that... Read more »

Dog Bites; The Truth is That Many May Go Unreported, But Others Never Reported

Dog Bites; The Truth is That Many May Go Unreported, But Others Never Reported
Q: On a recent podcast, you talked about a dog that killed a baby. When I was a kid, the family dog bit me, and he wasn’t neutered. Do you have any statistics on how many dogs bite family members? — S.F., via cyberspace A: According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,... Read more »
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Pit Bulls, Are they Good Dogs, Really?

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Pit Bulls are indeed misunderstood. Ken Foster is the author of  ”I’m a Good Dog: Pit Bulls, America’s Most Beautiful (and Misunderstood) Pet.” Sadly, because of these ‘misunderstandings’ thousands of Pit Bull-looking dogs are needlessly euthanized annually. For starters, what is a Pit Bull? Because a dog resembles a certain ‘type’ many might describe as... Read more »

Toronto Rejects Pit Bulls; Welcome Mark Buehrle - Not Your Dog

Toronto Rejects Pit Bulls; Welcome Mark Buehrle - Not Your Dog
Mark Buehrle should have stayed in Chicago. Rarely does a major league baseball player get traded to a city where his family isn’t welcomed. After being swapped from Miami to Toronto on November 13  - it’s now happened twice, where the left-handed pitcher can move, but his entire family isn’t allowed to. Last off-season Buehrle... Read more »

Pit Bull Type Dogs, Their Images Slowly Being Resurrected

Pit Bull Type Dogs, Their Images Slowly Being Resurrected
If there’s a dog breed that represents Chicago – it’s actually not a breed but a mix of breeds which offers certain common features – we call these dogs pit bulls. Pit bull-looking dogs may be the most common dog in the city, and is arguably at the moment among the most common All American... Read more »
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Dog Lover Killed By Dogs: A Bizarre, Tragic Story

Dog Lover Killed By Dogs: A Bizarre, Tragic Story
This the most bizarre incident – Rebecca Carey, 23, of Decatur, GA a college student who cared for abandoned animals since she was a teenager was attacked and killed by her own dogs – or at least one of her dogs this past weekend, according to Fox News in Atlanta. Authorities said Carey, had five... Read more »

History Of The Pit Bull, Filmmaker Kenn Bell

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This is blog post number 1,500…. 2 years, 8 months as a ChicagoNow.com blogger. That’s about 47 posts a month. One of my first blogs ever was on breed specific bans, which I am staunchly against. So, it is appropriate to highlight this movie by my new favorite filmmaker Kenn Bell, “The Pit Proud: The... Read more »

Postal Carrier Dies After Bitten by Pit Bull

Postal Carrier Dies After Bitten by Pit Bull
Here is an awful story having to do with a dog described as a Pit Bull. The dog, dangerous….clearly….The problem, owner responsibility. Had this dog been on a leash- this story couldn’t have happened. (Though the dog was on his own property). An attack by an unleashed dog called a Pit Bull on a San... Read more »
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Licensing Dog Owners, Not the Dogs: Maybe Not Such a Bad Idea

Licensing Dog Owners, Not the Dogs: Maybe Not Such a Bad Idea
As an outcome of the recent attack by two Pit Bull-type dogs in Chicago, Alderman Bob Fioretti (2nd ward) has offered an interesting idea – licensing dog owners. I actually believe the idea is brilliant – or at least a start. The city can better enforce; most municipalities (including Chicago)  license dogs. That’s not very... Read more »