…put down bad owners instead? From Boston’s Universal Hub:
Boston Police report seizing a pit bull on Talbot Avenue in Dorchester Tuesday morning after its owner allegedly tried to sic the animal on the young daughter of a neighbor with whom she’s been feuding.
Police say the dog may be the same one involved in an incident earlier this month, during which a woman on Talbot Avenue allegedly laughed as her pit bull attacked a girl waiting for a school bus.
Police report on Tuesday’s incident:
While the officer spoke with the caller, a black female appeared with an un-muzzled pitbull. The caller’s young daughter was immediately frightened by the dog and jumped onto her mother. The officer ordered the female to restrain her dog to which she refused. The suspect began yelling at the caller and continued to threaten her. She stated, “I will be waiting for you when you get home.”
I’m serious: the dog isn’t the problem here. Granted, it’s hard to intimidate someone with a chihuahua (although you could certainly annoy someone to death) as opposed to a pit bull, but, still, the problem is that this owner is using her dog like a weapon. Why not jail the owner?