I think this will be one of many letters in response to Cam Fortems’ article (Aggressive Pit Bulls Returned To Owner, The Daily News, Oct. 20).
Perhaps because I have known the victims for several years, my opinion might be considered biased, with a severe case of righteous indignation.
What wasn’t mentioned in the article, nor was it part of Jon Wilson’s statement, is that the life of the attacked dog was probably saved by the intervention of a man who put himself at risk to help break off the attack.
Now, back to the matter at hand, I suppose these pit bulls really feel the pain of having those “aggressive dog labels” slapped on them. Wow! That’s fierce.
Until now I had no personal experience with the aftermath of a serious dog attack. It is really something to make a phone call to the dog’s owner and hear the dog whimpering in pain in the background. Then, the account of the woman having to clean the blood from her car when she got home from taking her dog to the vet for treatment. It is hoped the dog will recover from the horrific wounds suffered in the attack. It seemed the two pit bulls worked as a team, one at the throat and the other at the hind end.
What makes me so angry is that this event was preventable. Have we become so gutless and politically correct that we seem to think it is acceptable to have these kinds of animals in an urban setting? I say sarcastically, a special thanks goes to our city lawmakers and to (bylaws services) if it came down to its decision whether these two animals would be given another chance to attack, maim or kill another