Oak Park — The Oak Park man whose pit bull bit a neighbor while attacking the neighbor`s dog has been fined $1,000, and the animal was banished from the village and sent for training.
Cook County Judge James Flannery Jr. fined the dog`s owner, James Brown, for five violations of the village`s animal code, said Jack Tibbetts, assistant village attorney.
The incidents helped sparked a campaign for a pit bull ban in Oak Park.
After an attack on a neighborhood dog last fall, the pit bull was accused of entering a neighbor`s home in April and attacking the family dog, a Great Dane. The neighbor tried to break up the fight and was bitten.
If the dog does not shape up while in the care of a trainer, the animal will be put to sleep, according to the judge`s order.
List of Invasion Attacks
These are attacks where the dog invades a home, place of business, occupied building or securely enclosed yard expressly to attack. Attacks in which the pit bull pulls another animal through their fence in an attempt to kill them are also considered invasion attacks. Invasion attacks by dogs other than pit bulls are virtually non-existent.