Dangerous Dog Adoptions Back in the News

Dangerous Dog Adoptions Back in the News


By: Patti Strand  Date: 03/11/2020 Category: | Rescue | Shelter Issues |

The dangerous -- sometimes deadly -- practice of shelters adopting known dangerous dogs to the public is an issue NAIA has been focused on solving for years. This information must be disclosed, not hidden or softened with euphemisms ("resource guarding" or "cat curious" come to mind). In the news today, are two very pertinent stories.

The first story includes ex-employee of North Shore Animal League America saying the shelter told them to hide bite histories of dogs... the type of omissions that led to an attack so severe it led to permanent nerve damage in an adopter's arm.

The second includes some statements from Patti Strand, the president of NAIA, and suggests that a mandatory bite disclosure law, much like the one NAIA spearheaded in Virginia, should be passed in New York.

Please follow the links below to read both stories:

 

 




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