2013-04-18 / General Stories

Putnam Valley to Review Dog Ordinances After Death

Pit bull terrier attack on neighbor's dogs
Eric Gross

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What is not being reported

What is not being reported here is that Patti Smith did not question the other surrounding neighbors, who have all been menaced by the dogs. She ignored several neighbor's written statements gathered by Mr. Rosenblit and presented to the court. Her investigation was incomplete at best - it consisted solely of her visiting the attacking animals in their own home and not feeling personally threatened. Everyone knows that pit bulls can be docile creatures in their own surroundings. But these animals have a history of breaking free (over a dozen times) and exhibiting threatening behavior towards neighboring humans and animals alike. And let's not forget, they KILLED another family's beloved pet. If that doesn't add up to dangerous, I don't know what does...
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