Pomeranian Attack in Chicago -- Next Breed to Be Targeted for BSL?

 |  Apr 26th 2006  |   2 Contributions

The Chicago Sun-Times and Chicagoist reports that Chicago Pitbull Capone (seen to the left) was attacked by a 10-pound Pomeranian. Anti-BSL advocates may be asking if Poms should be added to a list of potentially banned breeds.

The owner of a 10-pound "toy" dog was cited over the weekend when her dog attacked an 80-pound pit bull. Garry Laffredi was walking his 2-year-old pit bull Capone near his apartment complex Thursday when a neighbor's Pomeranian came running at them and attacked the dog.

"[Capone's] not a bad guy. He's real friendly. He's people-friendly,'' Laffredi said. "He loves other dogs. [But] this little Pomeranian ran out and starts biting him on the foot."

So how did it end?

Eventually, Laffredi said, Capone "grabbed the dog and more or less set him off to the side" before the two dogs were separated.

It was not the first time Laffredi had a run-in with the 10-pound dog. He was bit in the hand two weeks ago by the Pomeranian but chose not to report it, he said.

This comes at a time when Elgin, Illinois dog lovers are fighting a ban on Pitbulls. As the Chicagoist notes;

Us? We think the breed-specific bans are pretty dumb, unless they plan to ban Pomeranians as well. As one reader pointed out last week: the problems with the people."

Can we get an AMEN to that?


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