A sheriff’s deputy shot and killed a pit bull, after the dog bit an 11-year-old boy in Harford County on Wednesday. The child had minor injuries and did not need to go to the hospital. But the shooting comes one day after the General Assembly failed to resolve a controversial court ruling that declares pit bulls inherently dangerous. Now some pit bull owners may feel compelled to give up their dogs.
Another hot-button issue is being tackled by lawmakers during the special session. A Senate panel has passed a bill agreeing to discuss the ruling by the Maryland Court of Appeals declaring pit bulls as “inherently dangerous”.
A Maryland lawmaker says he expects a bill addressing a court ruling that defines pit bulls as “inherently dangerous” will be introduced in this month’s special session.
An Elkton couple has sued the town, the police department and the Cecil County SPCA for $5 million in the shooting death of their pit bull.
The fate of pit bulls in Maryland could be decided Tuesday. New laws may be proposed, in reaction to a court ruling that expanded who’s liable in dog attacks.
There’s new fallout over a landmark ruling declaring pit bulls dangerous. Emotions ran high as animal lovers expressed their fears to lawmakers that they could lose their beloved pets. For one family, it was extraordinarily personal.
A toy poodle is killed by a pit bull in an Owings Mills townhouse community. The little dog’s owners are devastated. The attack refuels controversy over the pit bull breed and what some call a pattern of violence.
Maryland lawmakers have been appointed to a task force to study the impact of a court ruling by the state’s highest court on pit bulls.
There is growing anger over Maryland’s high court ruling after a pit bull attack. An organization that promotes animal rights legislation is asking the governor to pass new legislation during the General Assembly’s special session next week.
Maryland’s highest court labels pit bulls dangerous. The ruling sparks a heated debate pitting people trying to protect animals and children against each other.
Baltimore brothers are cleared of killing a pit bull. But animal rights activists say the dog did not die in vain.
Not guilty on all counts. A jury has acquitted twin brothers accused of lighting a pit bull puppy on fire.