Pit bulls are no more aggressive than any other breed.
Pit bull attacks are often highly publicized because of the extensive damages these powerful dogs can do.
Every dog has its own temperament, depending on genetics plus the amount of positive training and socialization it receives. The public has a bad perception when it comes to pit bulls; most believe the dogs are mean and cannot be trusted.
However, due to the dangers posed by unwanted and stray pit bulls, along with many attacks by vicious dogs, California legislators are focused on restricting pit bull ownership. While most California law does not refer to specific breeds, but rather vicious animals, some cities have adopted sterilization laws aimed toward pit bulls.
The San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors has put a pit bull safety ordinance into play. The purpose is to reduce attacks by pit bulls and to reduce the number of pit bulls being euthanize or put in shelters.
Ordinance rules read as follows:
- “All owners of pit bull and pit bull-type dogs over the age of 4 months are required to have their dogs spayed or neutered
- Owners to spay or neuter their dogs within 30 days of the ordinance going to into effect.”
If this law is violated, the owner will face fines ranging from $100 for the first offense, $200 for the second offense, and $500 for the third or subsequent offenses.
This ordinance was endorsed by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals or PETA, who receives daily calls about pit bulls that are mistreated and attack people and other animals.
If you or a loved one was injured by a pit bull or any other dog, contact the San Bernardino personal injury law offices of Welebir | Tierney. We will make sure you receive compensation for your injuries.