UPDATE: When Dogs AttackApril 19th, 2007 by josh farley
A pit bull that attacked a 59-year-old woman in Poulsbo last week may spur local police to propose changes to its city council.
As you might have seen from a Sunday’sfollow-up story from the incident, there are a number of penalties already in place for dogs who attack.
UPDATE: In this current instance, Diane M. Law, the woman who owned the pit bull, has been charged by county prosecutors with “Unlawful aggressive dog,” a class C felony. A trainer who’d worked with the pit bull told police she’d recommended to Law that the dog be euthanized, according to court papers.
But Poulsbo Police administrators want to go beyond just this case. An outright ban of certain animals – perhaps including pit bulls like the 3-year-old who mauled the woman last week – could be forthcoming.
How far should these laws go?