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03-28-10, 07:31 AM #1
Base to enforce registration of certain dog breeds
March 25, 2010 7:30 AM
DAILY NEWS STAFF
Camp Lejeune residents who own prohibited dog breeds must register their pets and receive a waiver by April 1.
Banned breeds, according to a base policy updated last April, include full or mixed breeds of pit bull or rottweiler, wolf hybrids, “any dog of any breed with traits of aggression as determined by the base veterinarian,” and any dog with a record of vicious behavior.
To merit a waiver, dogs must complete a temperament test emphasizing obedience and owner control, administrated by a veterinarian.
Dog owners must also have proof their dogs are current on inoculations and have received a microchip.
According to The Globe, Camp Lejeune’s newspaper, of the 200 dogs in the vicious breed category known to reside in base housing, 46 have been registered to date.
Owners who miss the April 1 deadline will have pets removed from premises or may face eviction, according to officials.
Camp Lejeune banned dog breeds that were considered dangerous following the 2008 death of 3-year-old Julian Slack, who was killed in his Tarawa Terrace I home by a pit bull belonging to a visiting friend of the family. According to Daily News reports, Slack bled to death from bites on his face, head, neck and arms.
In another high-profile incident in late August, a pit bull ate all the toes off a Jacksonville infant while his parents, who were not base residents, were sleeping. The parents, Robbie Lynn Jenkins and Tremayne Jerel Spillman, pled guilty to child abuse charges in February.
For more information on base requirements for dog breeds, contact the Camp Lejeune Family Housing Office at 910-450-1627.
03-28-10, 09:39 AM #2
For all the Pit Bull lovers who believe that these dogs are so docile, why is it that we are always reading about someone being bitten or killed by these supposed great pets.
I say they should be outlawed in the U.S.
03-28-10, 09:47 AM #3
I think alot of the Owners of these Dogs should be outlawed by buying them as Pups from the Git Go
03-28-10, 09:48 AM #4
They're just like children, it all depends on how you raise them. Some idiots like to raise them to be aggressive and mean but those two characteristics are not natural traits of any breed. Pit Bulls are as friendly and loving as any other breed, but when you have idiots like Micheal Vick who raise them to fight, of course they're going to get a bad image. And after that ******* went to prison all but 2 of his dogs were cleared with a good bill of health and adopted by other families, 1 of those 2 dogs that didn't get adopted was a breeding female who had not been properly cared for that had to be put down because of her health issues and the other was too skiddish to be around a family after so many years of abuse.
03-28-10, 10:50 AM #5
03-28-10, 11:23 AM #6
I hate pitbulls, and I agree that dog should be regulated more. Its proven that the majority of them are breed for for fighting, and that they are in fact a dangerous dog. I can't stand them, and would shoot one in the head if it ever tried attacking me or my family.
03-28-10, 11:37 AM #7
03-28-10, 12:15 PM #8
Any pit bull that comes within 100 yards of my house will be shot on the spot and my neighbors know this.
03-28-10, 12:25 PM #9
How would you all feel if it were a German Shepard? they are more aggressive than a pit bull. as for the list of aggressive breeds 1st place goes to Rottweilers, 2nd is German Shepards and 3rd is Pit Bulls! and i agree with some of you that Pit Bulls got a bad rap from the Media and the people who raise them irresponsibility.
03-28-10, 04:21 PM #10
2 of my sons have been attacked by dogs.
Hunter was attacked by a rotweiller when he was 7.
Not seriously injured thank God.
Tanner when he was 4 by a "very docile" American Pit bull.
Both boys had bruises and punctures but again thank God it was no worse.
I got to the boys very fast and thankfully was not attacked myself.
Like to think my very loud voice had something to do with that.
Both were owned by close relatives and both dogs met a quick
I detest both breeds.
Defend the breeds all you want but it is in their nature.
In my personal opinion.
03-28-10, 04:41 PM #11
I own a Rotweiller, (used to have her brother too, he had a heart attack and passed away), and she is the most docile dog I have ever owned, unless you make a move at my wife or myself. As many of you know, my Dad was a military dog handler, and I trained these dogs, as well as the German Shepards I've had, in the manner that my Dad taught me.
I understand peoples perception when it comes to my dog, and I will cage her if they ask, but once they are introduced to them, they find out that she is nothing more than Eore, unless you display extreme aggression or on command from myself or my wife to neutralize the threat. Again, it's how they're raised.
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