Friday, May 22, 2009

Taking the Bite out of Dog Attacks

The number of violent dog attacks are dropping in Calgary, according to The City’s top bylaw officer Bill Bruce, as reported in the Calgary Sun.

Bruce credits that decline to The City’s licensing program and dog owners becoming more responsible for their pets.

Last year, there were 145 dog bites among the 340 reported aggressive dog cases.

This is in stark contrast to 1985, when 621 dog bites were reported among 1,938 aggressive dog complaints.

Hopefully these numbers continue to drop and pet owners continue to be accountable for potentially pugnacious pooches, or as Bruce said to the Sun: "We're not dealing with the animal problem, we're dealing with the people problem."

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