Donít ban pit bulls
By STEPHANIE SETTERHOLM, Mason City
Cops in this town are trying to put a ban on pit bulls because they think that they only thing they can be used for is for fighting. Well, the Washington State Patrol office uses American Pit Bulls for their K-9 dogs.
And if a law enforcement agency is using them, pit bulls are not a bad breed after all.
Itís not the dog that is bad, it is the person who raises and trains the dog that is bad.
And if you would like to check further on this for yourself, here is the Web site: www.workingpitbull.com/activities.htm
My husband and I recently got a pit bull puppy for a guard dog to protect our three children and house from strangers and burglars.
I have had several different breeds of dogs from a golden retriever, yellow Lab, black Lab, bulldog, Doberman pinscher and several others and I personally feel that as far as listening, obeying and protecting my children, this 13-week-old pit bull puppy is by far the best puppy I have ever owned. And I would like it very much if townspeople and the Mason City police and animal-control unit would stop stereotyping the pit bull as a bad breed.
It is a proven fact that a person can take any breed of small, medium or large dog and turn into the meanest dog that you have ever seen.