Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Don't Call a Politician a Dog. It's Insulting To Dogs.
I am telling this story because a politician here in Broward County, passed a law dictating that if a dog bites another dog or person, just once, that dog must be euthanized. No second chance, no muzzle, just kill it. I did the right thing when my dog bit the Maltese, I called the police and asked them to accompany me over to the neighbors so we could settle this. In the end, the Maltese survived just fine, and I paid all the vet bills which came to $750. Right now, here in Broward County there are two dogs on death row who basically did what my dog did. One attacked a little dog that was not on a leash, and came running up to her, and the other one bit a dog that was on one of those reel type leashes, when the owner lost control. In both cases the dogs were well behaved animals who made one mistake. If my dog were to misbehave with the way the law reads now, I would immediately get him the hell out of the county. There is quite a bit of difference between a mean dog and a dog that simply reacts by instinct, the way dogs will. You can write a mean letter to Ken Keechl, the politician responsible for this, at this address.
Broward County Mayor
115 S. Andrews Ave. Room 412
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301