We can't legislate our way out of certain breeds. It is impossible for police and animal control to arrest every dirtbag and seize every dangerous animal. It is up to society to decide that it is not socially acceptable to have a pit bull?
If a neighbor has one: call zoning for every tiny infraction. Call the police for every argument. Call the landlord or HUD for every parking problem or any anything. Make their lives hell. Don't let your kids play there. Don't socialize with them. No Christmas cards or help shoveling the driveway or lending tools.
I understand that there are plenty of nice calm pitbulls and some aggressive terriers or retrievers. But when a pitbull is dangerous it is much more dangerous. To put it simply: the reward of your pet ownership experience is just not worth the risk to your familiy and neighbors. Ownership of a pitbull or other large aggressive breed is a clear indication of antisocial behavior and plain selfishness.Preliminary evidence indicated the woman was standing at the fence in her backyard when her next-door neighbor's dog allegedly jumped up on the other side of the fence, so its front paws were on the top of the fence, and bit her, Thompson said."The dog bit her on her upper arm and did pretty significant damage," Thompson said.
The woman's wounds were considered non-life-threatening, but because of their severity, she was transported to the Curtis National Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore, Thompson said. The center is renowned for its work repairing damaged extremities.