According to S.B. County Animal Control figures, there was a 50 percent increase in pit bull bites between 2011 and 2012. Unfortunately, the projected bites for 2013 is 180, a 100 percent increase since last year. There are 175 breeds in the U.S., plus many mixed breeds; yet, in the last 30 years, pit bulls are responsible for about two-thirds of the fatal and disfiguring attacks in the U.S. Homeowners and renters insurance do not cover vicious breeds, but canine liability insurance is available.

Many dog rescue people deliberately lie to those adopting vicious breeds. Their goal is to save these dogs at all costs, even if that cost could take the life of your child or your pet’s life. The S.B. Humane Society does numerous tests on dogs prior to adopting them out. I would not hesitate to adopt from them.


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