Vets Recommend Research Before Owning Pitbulls - KFYRTV.COM - Bismarck, ND - News, Weather, Sports

Vets Recommend Research Before Owning Pitbulls

Posted: Updated:

Recently, two people were attacked by a pit bull, resulting in dog bites and trauma to the people who were injured.

But according to the Minot City Ordinance, it is illegal to own a pit bull dog.

If an animal control officer cites the owner, they must remove the dog within 24-hours. If the dog is not removed, the police have the right to hold the dog until a final court decision has been made.

However, even though residents are not permitted to own this animal within city limits, animal experts say it doesn't mean that all of these dogs are dangerous.

"You also have to think about what the behavior of that dog was or how it was handled when it was young, or how it was imprinted with human behavior. There were many, many pit bulls that had been adopted from abusive homes. Does that mean that every dog that was adopted from an abusive home is going to be abusive?" says Louis Pinkerton a veterinarian at Pinkerton Animal Hospital.

Pinkerton suggests doing your research. Learn the background of the breed before you bring the animal into your home and into the community.

 

Most Popular

Stories
Videos
loading...
  • TOOLBOX

  • Special Feature HomeSpecial FeaturesMore>>

  • Coats for Kids

    Coats for Kids

    Learn how to donate and receive items for the 2014 Coats for Kids campaign!
    Learn how to donate and receive items for the 2014 Coats for Kids campaign!
  • Ask An Attorney

    Ask An Attorney

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ASK AN ATTORNEY PAGE!
  • Mobile Apps

    Mobile Apps

    We have the best Mobile Apps.  Learn how you can download yours today.
  • Me-TV North Dakota

    Me-TV North Dakota

    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.
    NBC North Dakota News has launched a new channel -- Me-TV North Dakota!  If you love the classics, Me-TV North Dakota has them.  Me-TV North Dakota will also play a replay on the Evening and Night Report at 11:30pm Monday-Friday.  As well as, local news and weather updates throughout the day.
  • On the Farm

    On the Farm

    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ON THE FARM PAGE!
    CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE ON THE FARM PAGE!
Powered by WorldNow
    Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KFYR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.