Do you feel like I do that it is time to outlaw the breed of dogs known as pit bulls and other dangerous dogs? I am talking about, of course, those dogs that seem to frequent the local news.
Just recently, I heard about pit bulls attacking and killing some adults in their back yard. A few months ago, one of our friends stopped a pit bull that was attacking an older person in Leesburg. Owners of these dogs say what wonderful dogs they are and that their behavior depends upon how they are raised. Well, how do we know how they have been raised as I, or one of my family members, or one of my poodles and I are walking down the street? We don’t.
I simply don’t trust them, especially when I hear about them even attacking their owner’s spouse. I understand that pit bulls get attached to one person, usually and they are super protective of that one person. What I have found out in the past is that these dogs have been outlawed from some counties across the U.S.A.
In fact, we had a problem with some young adults that moved into our neighborhood who were parading their FIVE pit bulls around our area every night. Each one was on a leash, but they are so strong that the dogs could have easily gotten loose and attacked someone or someone’s family dog. We residents were quite upset and scared, I don’t mind saying. As Neighborhood Watch block captain, I called a neighborhood meeting and invited the mayor, city manager, police chief, and other police officials. Within a week, we got rid of these people and their dangerous dogs. What a relief!
As you can probably tell, I am afraid of these types of dogs … and I like dogs! I believe that we in Dougherty and Lee counties should find out what needs to be done to outlaw pit bulls and other dangerous dogs and include other counties, if they, too, are interested.
It is time to take a stand against these dangerous dogs before we have an incident for which we will be sorry. Anyone agreeing with me, please contact me through The Albany Journal and we will get the wheels rolling regarding this matter. It is time that we be proactive and not reactive when it comes to this potential problem.
Written by Ted Anderson. Insurance agent Ted W. Anderson worked in sales for half a century, has lived in Albany since 1993. He is president of Dover Lane Neighborhood Watch. Send email to him at email@example.com.