Oh Dog! It’s time for another visit with Dear DeDe! I bet you’re excited- I know I am!
So….. The Maryland Court of Appeals has ruled that Pit Bulls are a dangerous breed. The Court of Appeals stated that if a Pit Bull or mix breed dog attacks someone, it’s not necessary to prove that the owner knew the dog was dangerous when suing the dog’s owner or other responsible party.
The case, Tracey v. Solesky, was filed after two boys were attacked by a Pit Bull. Dominic Solesky almost died. The owner of the Pit Bull pulled the dog off the kids but didn’t do anything to help the boys. The lawsuit filed against the dog owner’s landlord was thrown out of Circuit Court, but the Court of Special Appeals overturned that decision.
What are the implications? Well, good luck finding a landlord who will rent to you if you have a Pit Bull or Pit mix dog. The same goes for dog walkers, doggy daycare and dog sitters.
And to think that because one dog owner was irresponsible, all Pit Bulls in the state of Maryland must suffer.
Humans….. I’ll never understand how you got to be at the top of the food chain.
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