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whats the law for pit bulls?????

i want to know cause our neighbor has a couple and last one one of them got out of the fence its usually nice but when its in the fence so i called the police cause we have a little boy who delivers the newspaper and i didn't want it to attack him they just woke up the owner and gave him a warning but the dog was trying to get back in the fence and it was barking for 2 hrs and no one woke up wth??? but
arent you suppose to have certain stuff for pit bulls?

 
wendy232425

Asked by wendy232425 at 6:55 AM on Feb. 27, 2009 in Pets

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Answers (11)
  • good morning wendy. i dont know the answer just wanted to say hi
    jodi205

    Answer by jodi205 at 7:12 AM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • I think the laws are different state to state. You can call animal control and find out what they are. I think as long as they are in a yard, or leashed its ok. My dd has friends with them and shes never had any issues. Its more about the way they are raised from what I have been told although Id never choose to have one myself. Just make a call and see. Sounds to me you pissed off the owner so they just let the dog bark to annoy you.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 7:24 AM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • depends on where you live each state and city has their own laws and rules about them youd have to look it up or ask the PD
    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 7:30 AM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • Most towns have a noise ordinance, and a constantly barking dog between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am is considered a noise nuisance. Next time it barks more than 15 minutes call the police and report a noise violation.
    pagan_mama

    Answer by pagan_mama at 9:07 AM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • The laws are state to state and then county to county. You'd have to check with the town that you live in to see what laws if any they have on pits.
    Juggalette0327

    Answer by Juggalette0327 at 11:17 AM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • Don't assume anything just because the dog is a certain breed. Pitbulls are wonderful loving companions and the most gentle family dogs IF raised the right way. Leaving a barking dog outside for 2 hours, however, is not being a good pet owner. Not only do states have varying laws (Breed Specific Laws) but cities can have their own too. Call you local dog warden and they should be able to tell you the policies in your area. The fact that the people have one already means you either don't have a law the prohibits them or that they are "grandfathered" in on the law, especially if the police only gave the owner a warning.
    Mommyto1DD

    Answer by Mommyto1DD at 11:48 AM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • ya i think the owner was mad at you.we live in mass and we have bullies in the neighborhoood.the are on leashes and we have never had a problem..i can tell you one thing we have a shepherd and some insurance companies wont insure your house cause the dog is a liability.we had to take our dog to classes.we have beware of dog signs up just so people will know she is there.but i also know you can call animal control and find out...my next store neighbor has a min.schnauzer and i tell you this thing is worse than any pit i have ever seen.it has small dog syndrome.i dont let my dog near it cause i know this dog is a fight starter and who is going to get the blame the shepherd...
    snowmom974

    Answer by snowmom974 at 12:28 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • deosn't matter if its a pitbull or not...the dog shouldn't be running loose. and just b/c its a pit doesn't mean he's automatically going to attack someone...good grief...just stupid owners. Thats what ruins it for the breed.
    calliesmommie

    Answer by calliesmommie at 1:06 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • It depends on where you live. Here where we live you have to have some sort of insurance on your home, proper restaint (fence, indoors) and if you rent, some real estate places do not allow them at all. (along with dobies, huskies, rotts and more).
    babycakes254

    Answer by babycakes254 at 4:54 PM on Feb. 27, 2009

  • Grrrr, this question irritates me because you assume that the dog might attack the boy because of its breed. Would you have felt the same way it it had been a Lab?

    Every state and every county differ in their rules. Do a local search for pet laws to get your answer or call animal control. Please educate yourself on pits. They don't deserve their bad rap.
    ReneeK3

    Answer by ReneeK3 at 11:32 PM on Feb. 27, 2009