Carpentersville - What must have been a pit bull seriously attacked a sweet dog named Buddy after invading Buddy’s own backyard. Buddy’s owner found out that virtually nothing would be done to stop another attack by the same pit bull, so he asked the Carpentersville Board of Trustees to look into it.
|Buddy is a pit bull attack victim|
Though the press and the board have gone to extremes to hide and protect pit bulls, board meeting minutes show that the board looked at BSL which is a sure sign it was a pit bull that attacked. They went to extremes to avoid leaving a public record of their discussions about pit bulls. Though two of the discussions about dangerous dogs were conducted in open sessions and open sessions are videotaped, the two discussions about dangerous dog laws and Buddy's attack were scheduled after breaks. The video stopped for the break and there is no video of the open meeting after the breaks.
Though the board of trustees did discuss dangerous dog breed bans and the ban on BSL in Illinois, no one brought up the fact that, as a home rule city, Carpentersville can implement BSL despite the statewide ban. And they should do so for the protection, well-being, and sustained quality of life of Carpentersville citizens.
The upshot is that Carpentersville refuses to protect people and pets from pit bulls and first time attacks will continue as usual. With the new regulations, if people bother to comply, it could get expensive and more difficult to keep dangerous and vicious dogs. And yeah, it is AOK to keep vicious dogs in Carpentersville. It is even OK to keep a dangerous dog on a property that does not allow a fence to be built.
The extent to which Illinois cities are willing to twist and contort themselves to protect mauling pit bulls and their owners would be hilarious if it were not so extremely amoral and if the burden citizens will bear in injury and death were not so heavy to bear.
Related posts - Illinois cities that have faced pit bull problems and refused to regulate pit bulls for the safety of their citizens:
February 2016 Joliet - While city committee members were in the midst of reworking dangerous dog laws prompted by pit bull attacks, another pit bull attack on a little dog that did $3,512 worth of damage revealed that nothing the committee members were working on would have addressed that attack because the Joliet city committee members refused to regulate pit bulls and were intent on trying to address pit bull problems with breed neutral ordinances. That never works.
October 2014 Galesburg - Over a year after, Ryan Maxwell, one of Galesburg's children, was horrifically killed by a pit bull, and after Galesburg refused to take breed specific measures, Galesburg is still suffering from pit bull attacks.
March 2014 Jacksonville - The director of Morgan County's animal control laid out his proposals to regulate pit bull ownership. Addressing Jacksonville city leaders, Dr. Jay Hudson recounted a story about two pit bulls attacking his pony. He go no support from the county.
August, 2013 Glenwood - The village has enacted a non-breed specific dangerous dog ordinance in response to a pit bull problem. Every single Illinois municipal area that has looked at stronger dangerous dog statutes has been prompted to do so because of pit bull attacks.
May, 2013 Peoria is discussing ways to make the streets safe again from pit bulls and other stray and dangerous dogs. Last year 102 of the 332 reported dog bites in Peoria county were caused by pit bulls. The police chief states the obvious when he says that pit bulls pose more of a threat than other dogs.
May, 2013 Bloomington is trying to require liability insurance for dogs designated dangerous after a serious attack on two people by a pit bull breeder's pit bull.
May, 2013 Macomb city leaders are trying to create new dog ordinances after they have had 5 dog attacks on people and pets in the last 6 months including a horrid attack by a neighbor's pit bull that broke through a fence and killed a woman's beloved yorkie. Macomb's mayor says they do not want to wait until there is a fatality to do something.
January, 2013 Lake county defined "animal aggressive" as a new category of dangerous dogs after a pit bull mauled a small dog owned by a county board member.
June, 2012 The village of Cary will look into dog ordinances after residents were attacked by an unleashed pit bull.
May, 2012 Carmi citizens want pit bull ban. They are afraid to go outdoors because of an ongoing problem with loose pit bulls.
May, 2012 Waukegan approves pit ordinance. ACO Nicole Garza says, "We deal with dangerous dogs. Waukegan is known for them. Unfortunately, we are a town for pit bulls."
December, 2011 Arlington Hgts. toughens penalties for dangerous animals following pit bull attack The attack that inspired this new dangerous dog legislation involved two unleashed pit bulls that attacked a leashed poodle/labrador retreiver mix off property and unprovoked.
Aug, 2011 Police want more teeth to proposed dangerous dog ordinance after a pit bull chased and attacked a resident and his dog
May, 2011 Wilmington eyes stronger animal control ordinance after repeated attacks by a pit bull mix.
Nov, 2010 Pit bull that inspired Machesney Park law faces euthanasia after it killed two dogs and attacked two people