Saturday, August 9, 2008

I'm p*ssed off

Some of you may have read about the German Shepherd-type dog biting a girl in Ajax....note the following paragraph from the CityTV report on this incident.

"It's still not clear why the dog turned on the girl, but Animal Control tells the dog has been signed over to the town by the owner and it will be put down after tests are conducted to ensure it's not rabid. There's still no word on why it was loose, the reasons it went after the teen or whether the owner will face charges under a local bylaw. "

Here's why I am seriously angry (not with CityTV, btw), with how this and other non-"pit bull" incidents are handled.

1. The Town of Ajax taxpayers paid to kill this dog, not the owner. Is the owner being billed? I doubt it.

2. No word on whether the owner will face charges under a local by-law?
Michael Bryant tub-thumped his breed-specific amendments to the Dog Owners' Liability Act as a way to keep people safer.
Those Michael Bryant and Dolton McGuinty amendments have killed thousands of dogs that did no harm, but this German-Shepherd type owner may scoot out from under ANY responsibility for the dog's behaviour, not even a slap on the wrist from a local by-law let alone a lifetime prohition on ownership, civil responsibility for the injuries the dog bite caused this girl, no fine, no criminal charges....why, why, why?
Well, sheesh, Ma, it's not a mythical "pit bull". That seriously pisses me off.

The girl pays, the dog pays, the taxpayers pay, and this irresponsible owner gets off free and clear, and will probably get and ruin another dog. What's wrong with this picture?

There are so many things wrong here, I'm absolutely livid.

Rambo update

Thanks to John Stewart and the Mississauga News for continuing to cover the Rambo story.

Small nota bella - Banned Aid is most emphatically not an animal "rights" group, Banned Aid represents responsible dog owners legislated into second-class citizenship by the Ontario Fiberals.

Here's John's August 1 update on the Rambo story.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Blog cheating again

Good stuff on Caveat, and congratulations to the publisher on making 1,000 posts without going absolutely berserk.

One of my faves, KC Dog Blog, has been busy, take a gander.

Wag The Dog is worth reading.

And for another species, House of the Discarded, a cat rescuer's blog...having been to a high-kill shelter and knowing how it tears a person apart to have to leave any behind....