Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A Step in the Right Direction

Woo Hoo!!!

I can't tell you how happy I was to see this. Relieved, happy, tentatively excited... It's a step in the right direction for this city.

Don't get me wrong. I don't think this is near enough punishment for the guy, and I think it's a horrible situation for the lady that got attacked. But it's also progress. A couple of years ago, the owner of those two dogs would have gotten off scott free.

In fact, there are currently rumblings of another round of breed specific legislation being put before the City County Council. I hope our councilmen and women are still intelligent enough to realize that banning a specific breed won't solve the problems that Indianapolis faces from dangerous dogs. The legislation that we have in place will work. It just needs to be enforced....and maybe be strengthened. We need to focus on who's really at fault here. It's not the dog - no matter the breed. It's always the owner.

What a good way to start a Wednesday.

1 comment:

Jaclyn said...

I'm guessing you've seen this by now - http://www.indystar.com/article/20090211/NEWS02/90211037