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All right friends in any state especially Wisconsin. Read the article below from Madison.
Write the Mayor and the Police chief and stress that the LEASH LAWS should be inforced and the pet licensing laws should be inforced with absolutely HUGE penalties for not abiding. And that animals will be animals and that means that at times they can be unpredictable.
The Owner and HIS Dog Sitter in this article were irresponsible and should be FINED to the hilt . If the fines are not high they should be changed to hit the pocketbook.
Everyone should be fined extremely high if they do not comply with the existing laws. They must remember that to declare a dog dangerous they should have numerous events, one of which should be evaluation by at least one if not two animal behaviorists to see if the dog is indeed dangerous. They have to realize that this could have been the GOLDENS in the article, or any other big dog, and they have to stop short of even beginning the thought of possibly banning a 'type' of dog or a breed of dog in their city.
PLEASE BE COURTEOUS WITH YOUR EMAIL OR REG MAIL. WE GET NOWHERE AND MAKE ENEMIES IF WE ARE NASTY. Remember this is a big town in Wisconsin !!
Mayor David Cieslewicz
Mayor of Madison Wisconsin
201 MLKing Jr. Blvd
email: mayor@city of madison.com
The email could be addressed to the MAYOR and also to Police Chief Noble Wray . Police Chief Wray's snail mail address is 210 MLKing Jr. Blvd (GR28) Madison Wisconsin 53703.
Pet Owner Considers Legal Action Over Pit Bull Attack
Dog Is Being Quarantined
UPDATED: 7:16 pm CST February 6, 2006
MADISON, Wis. -- A University of Wisconsin-Madison student is considering legal action against the owner of a 3-year-old pit bull that attacked and killed her 6-month-old Dachsund puppy this weekend.
The woman said that the attack happened in the fenced courtyard at Surfside Apartments, located at 661 Mendota Court, in Madison.
Police said that an unleashed pit bull and two others were being watched by a friend of their owner. The attack occurred shortly after the owner of a leashed puppy entered the courtyard as well, WISC-TV reported.
Mike Hanson, Madison police's public information officer, said that the attack happened very quickly.
"The adult watching the pit bulls stated that one of the pit bulls does not like other dogs," Hanson said. "And at that point, the pit bull went and grabbed onto the neck of the Dachshund and ultimately killed the dog."
Mary Devine, the apartments' manager, watched the attack and she said that she was surprised because her dogs have played with the pit bull before without incident.
"It plays with my goldens and plays with other dogs in the building," Devine said. "It has never exhibited this viciousness that we saw on Sunday. So, it's just shocking that that had happened."
Police said that they will continue to review the case, WISC-TV reported.
The pit bull's owner was ticketed for not licensing his dog and the woman watching the pit bulls was ticketed for not leashing the dogs.
Madison's chief animal control officer said that the city will investigate whether the pit bull should be declared dangerous under an ordinance.
Until then, the dog is being quarantined at home.