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Dog OK After Precious the Pit Bull Attacks on Gardner Street

The owner of the attacked dog said an unleashed pit bull came from a Gardner Street home to fight.

 

While local politicians, including Roslindale's City Councilor Rob Consalvo are upset about a state law trumping a Boston-based pit bull law - a pit bull attacked another dog on Gardner Street in West Roxbury on Thursday.

Around 7:43 p.m., Boston Police were called to 118 Gardner St., after a woman walking her dog said a pit bull came running out from behind the address and attacked her dog. 

The woman told police that after separating the dogs, the pit bull named Precious, a 6-year-old, ran back home. The woman's dog, Tyson, 14, was not injured in the attack, she told police, according to a police report.

Officers made sure the pit bull was secured by its owners and identified all parties involved. 

was appraised of the incident.

Before the recent , Boston had a law that required all pit bulls or mixed-pit bulls to be muzzled in public, have higher registration fees, and their residences must be marked with dog warning signs. The animal welfare law bans any breed specific legislation throughout the Commonwealth. Consalvo was the creator of the Boston-based pit bull legislation.

Alicia Moran August 24, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Stories like these enfuriate me. I live in West Roxbury and walk around my neighborhood often. I sometimes take my dog with me and have had other dogs run from their yard and attack him. I've had a Boxer, a German Shepherd and a Mini Pinscher attack my dog. Luckily nothing serious ever happened. I didn't feel the need to take it to the press. Don't punish the breed because the stupid owners fail to keep an eye on their dogs. There's a leash law. Whatever happened to enforcing it.
Michele Kulka August 25, 2012 at 12:15 AM
I also found this article to be irritating. I grew up in West Roxbury and recently moved back after spending four years in Colorado Springs which has been named one of the most pet friendly cities in the U.S. Other cities and towns could learn immensely from their example. They also seemed to operate just fine without breed specific legislation. One of the other things I find especially irritating is the complete disregard for lease laws in this town. Take a walk around Millennium Park or into Weld Woods any day of the week and you are bound to come across countless dogs off leash. I don't care if it is the most well behaved dog in the world. It is the law!!! Existing laws need to be enforced and irresponsible pet owners should be punished not a specific breed!
Juan Santiago August 25, 2012 at 05:33 PM
I agreed with both Alicia & Kulka.. Both bring up go points.. Breed specific legislation and leash law, mean nothing in Massachusetts.. Many Individuals continue to let their dogs run wild and fail to take the appropriate steps to secure their dogs. It’s not just Pit Bulls, there are many other breeds out there that have attacked kids and other dogs.. Yet we single out only the pit bull. I have a pit bull and have had other breeds as well. Yet we have never had one of our dogs attack or bite anyone or any other dog.. The reason is simple we socialize our dogs from an early age.. We make sure that they get use to being around other dogs, of all sizes, we ensure that they become accustomed to being around lots and lots of people of all ages.. Socializing your dog is the key to ensuring the safety of not only the people in your life but your friends, neighbors, and most of all other dogs.. Prime example, I once was at a pet shop and met Mayor Meninos’ daughter who happened to be there with her dog (small white poodle). She began to tell me how she does not trust pit bulls when her dog jumped up and tried to attack my pit bull puppy… at no point and time did she apologize for her dog, she just grabbed him and walked away… My point is simple it’s not the dog it’s the individuals who know nothing about dogs yet own one… we needs to control the people not the dogs….
Jaloney Caldwell August 29, 2012 at 05:18 AM
Well be infuriated.. Today another child lost his GENITALS to a pitbull attack.. .. http://www.katv.com/story/19401161/garland-county-pit-bull-attacks-bring-calls-for-ban-on-breed PITBULLS attacking humans do much more bodily harm than other breeds which plastic surgeons, doctors and statistics back up... Yeah yeah you are part of the it did not happen to me club so it don't matter.. and when these dogs maul you fall back on the its the owner excuse... B.S. We don't allow people to own Dynamite because most OWNERS can't handle it.. DITTO pitbulls. And it is family loved and unabused SOCIALIZED pitbulls that suddenly turn on owners, neighbors and pets.. DNA is constanstly changing and you can not see inside a pitbull and know which ones or when a pitbull will express their fighting genes. My point is simple too People need their lives, genitals and faces more than you need to own a pitbull. There is no reason why you can't choose to own a breed that can not cause so much damage if it gets loose or acts out of character. http://walkforvictimsofpitbulls.blogspot.com/
Jaloney Caldwell August 29, 2012 at 05:20 AM
http://www.katv.com/story/19401161/garland-county-pit-bull-attacks-bring-calls-for-ban-on-breed Another boy will grow up and face puperty with out his genitals thanks to a pitbull attack. He will live in shame, use painful hormone shots to try to look manly and be a living testimony to the selfishness and excuses of pitbull owners and the weakness of spineless polticians.. Don't wait until this happens to your kid. Recall that governor if you have to....GET LOUD.. Take it to the supreme court.. YOU DO NOT WANT these unpredictable mutants in your neighborhoods. http://walkforvictimsofpitbulls.blogspot.com/
James Walsh October 21, 2012 at 02:12 AM
It was my dog in this article, she pulled from her leash not to attack but sniff and to play. The older dog was not in the mood and snapped at her thats all, just because she is a pitbull this happened. I am not one of those owners every comment is referring too. I love my pet and treat her like her name implies. She's a playful loving caring puppy and wouldn't hurt anyone let alone another dog.

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