Mar 08, 2012 Waukegan firefighter has seen several children mauled by the family pit bull

Waukegan - In reference to all the people that think they know something about pit bulls.  These people should do their homework.  It's a bigger issue than ownership.  I have been in the fire service for 35 years and have had several experiences involving pit bulls and I don't remember an incident of dog abuse in these families.  They were lovable owners and they don't know what happened to Fido because the's always been a gentle lovable pet.  In breeding, the physical make-up of their jaws, and being naturally territorial makes these dogs even more dangerous.  Insurance companies won't even insure homeowners who own them.  It's so sad to see these children mauled for life because of a dog.

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