Victims are often left with no recourse if a pit owner is a renter with no insurance. It has left families in financial ruin. And do we ever see the pit community stepping forward to do fund raisers for these victims? Never. They do the fund raisers for the pits who have committed these crimes instead.
For the first time, a state's highest court has ruled that a landlord can be held liable for damages caused by their tenant's pit bull, regardless of whether the pit bull had a known prior history of attacks or aggressive behaviors. With this landmark decision from the Maryland Court of Appeals, attorneys can now legitimately pursue similar lawsuits against landlords in other states urging their states to adopt the reasoning in the Maryland decision.
This will mean more pits in our shelters, more chances to have staff harmed, more chances for the public to be harmed visiting the shelters. But it will also mean, hopefully, a reduction in the attacks. Pits and pit types are responsible for 2/3rds of the DBRFs, dog bite related fatalities. Everyday beloved pets are mauled and killed by pit bulls. Whether owned by responsible or irresponsible people, pits are still dangerous and need to be highly regulated.
PREVENT THE DEED BY REGULATING THE BREED AND SAVE LIVES.
Please visit www.DogsBite.ORG and see all the damages being done to families by these mutant dogs. I say mutant because normal canine behavior has been bred out of pit bulls. Normal canine behavior doesn't work in a fighting ring. I personally like pits but I also don't trust any of them. It's a shame man has seen fit to mutate a dog in such a fashion but it has been done and now we have to deal with it. Thanks to Kory Nelson, the Denver attorney responsible for the highly successful ban on pits in Denver, for sending this. http://mdcourts.gov/opinions/coa/2012/53a11.pdf