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Info session aimed to raise cause of pit bulls

Discussion in 'Pit Bull News' started by firedrake13, Apr 15, 2009.

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    firedrake13 Good Dog

    By DHARM MAKWANA, 24 HOURS

    Educating the public on bull-breed dogs will top the agenda at the Richmond Animal Protection Society (RAPS).

    It will host an information session on bull breed dogs April 26 to dispel myths about the canines, which organizers say often fall victim to sensationalized media coverage.

    "We see dog-bite situations every day ... and yet it's really only pit bulls that make it into the paper," said RAPS' spokesperson Christie Lagally.

    A pit bull made headlines Friday when it attacked a three-year-old boy inside his Surrey home causing severe injuries to the boy's head.

    The boy is expected to make a full recovery. The boy's family has agreed for the dog to be euthanized.

    The City of Richmond has bylaws requiring dangerous dogs to be licensed as such and to wear muzzles in public.

    Lagally said such legislation provides a false sense of security.

    "Being hypersensitive to a dog's breed is not as useful as being cautious around all dogs," she said.

    http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/local/2009/04/14/9103621-sun.html
     

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