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Fayetteville, N.C

Cumberland county officials are considering placing a ban on adopting out dogs of the bully breed because there have been too many frequent attacks and bites on humans and other animals. The animal control advisory board in the county have discussed the issue on Monday and any policy the want to change will have to be approved by the county board of commissioners. Cumberland animal control director, John Lauby, says he considers it ill-advised. “I have never said I wanted to ban a breed or any specific breed, and the reason is I know from statistics (that) banning breeds doesn’t work,” says Lauby. Lauby would rather do more screening on those who want to adopt pit bulls, rottweilers, and chows. He wants them to go to people who know how to care for them properly and wont use them for breeding or to roam freely. The chairmen of the animal control board, Cristóbal Berry-Cabán, says the shelter does not have enough resources to check up on potential adopters and he also says that they will try and send such breeds to rescue groups, but if no group can then the dogs will have to be put down…

I cant imagine a ban on only adopting bullies, EVERY single dog in a shelter needs a home, including pit bulls and other bullies. That is going way too far, no dog deserves being treated like that. And if they cant find a home or a group that will take them they have to put them down? Mind you, this is for the pit bulls and other bully dogs they are planning this for. Pit bulls are the most unwanted dog and with that said, they need a forever home and to be adopted out. I understand people are concerned about the attacks and what not, but that doesn’t mean the dogs don’t deserve and need a home. I hope this policy doesn’t pass, it is so unfair.

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Lancaster, SC.  Feb 1, 2012.

22 year old Micheal Chavis was arrested for using an aggressive Pit Bull to assault a child. On Sunday, the child and some other kids kicked dirt on to Micheal Chavis truck and swore at him during the incident. Police investigating the the incident later said that Chavis then picked the child up and held him over an aggressive Pit Bull chained onto a tree. Chavis is now charged with assault and battery.

Reading this story I couldn’t help but think ANOTHER Pit Bull, aggressive or not, is being used for the wrong reason. Is this what we have resorted to? Using a dog to threaten and scare people? I know some people purchase these dogs to do that but I’ve never heard about someone physically doing so. I do not agree with what Micheal did to the child but this site is all about the Pit Bulls! On that note, I think using a animal as a weapon is just as bad as using a gun. A gun is only dangerous when someone is on the other side of it, and a Pit Bull is only dangerous when the wrong person is on the other side of it. This Pit Bull, well I assume, was already aggressive so the dog looked at the child as something to attack and possibly kill. But I also have to wonder if you held any small child over a dog, aggressive or not and whatever breed, would it still react the same way this Pit did? Any dog could look at a child as prey if its being held over it, because as we all should know, every dog has instinct to chase, attack, and even kill. I would like to know your thoughts on that! Please comment and share!

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