Chicago Dog Expert Steve Dale Responds to the Mauling in Cary, IL

In blog posts following the Cary IL attack on Nick Foley, Jourdan Lamarre, and four others, Steve Dale says "it could have been any breed" that launched this rampage. This is patently untrue. While other kinds of dogs might rush out of a door and attack, the length of the attack, the tenacity, the severity and the amount of tissue loss are all characteristic of only pit bull type dogs. Study after study by doctors, plastic surgeons, and trauma surgeons note that pit bull attacks are more severe and the only kind of attack that results in dramatic tissue loss.

After typing some bare bones platitudes, Dale self-importantly brags that he "couldn’t sit back and allow BSL in the city I love so much..." and and then he reveals how he successfully maneuvered to deflect any meaningful, protective response to the dangers that Nick Foley's attack revealed.

While reading Dale's posts, please keep in mind these two phrases from the Chicago Tribune article by Carolyn Starks and John Heilman:

Read Studies by Doctors, Surgeons, Nurses and Hospitals about Pit Bull Attacks that refute Steve Dale's idiotic assertion that any breed of dog could have inflicted this kind of attack on a human being:

Dec 29, 2005 Editorial: Regulating 'pit bulls' is a proactive stance

Bloomington should allow residents to keep the "pit bull" pets they have, but not allow residents to acquire the dogs in the future.
Regardless of what the Legislature in Springfield may consider, Bloomington should proceed with its ordinance.

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Dec 19, 2005 Some want crackdown on pit bulls Recent dog attacks prompt more legislative attention

After a swift succession of particularly heinous maulings by pit bulls which left 14 year old Lydia E. Chaplin dead and 10 year olds  Nick Foley and Jourdan Lamarre horrifically mauled, several Illinois legislators once again attempted to craft legislation to protect Illinois children from dangerous dogs including an attempt to deem pit bulls and rottweilers dangerous dogs by Rep. Michael Tyron of Crystal Lake, Il which is in McHenry county about about five miles from Cary, IL, where Nick and Jourdan's attack took place.

Springfield - "Rep. Michael Tyron(R) Crystal Lake, said penalizing owners makes sense but so does restricting some breeds that have proven to be inherently dangerous.

Tyron argues it makes no sense to require a court order to deem those breeds dangerous... His bill would consider those dogs dangerous automatically and give local authorities more regulatory power.

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