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THE LAW IS FOR EVERYONE. EVERYONE must be responsible for their animals. If a person can't control their dog, they are normally CITED at the very least. Money and Politics shouldn't allow irresponsible dog owners to escape responsiblity. The laws protect people and wild life, and the Kelly Family should be cited, as leash laws, and responsible control of pets is the Law in Laguna Beach. Responsible control of powerful dogs is required of ALL pet owners. Laguna Beach officials need to show residents that they intend to enforce these laws for the good of all.
The news report from USA today is important because it is the only media outlet so far that has put forth the fact that the attack went on for 10 long minutes. If you can't get your "dog" to release a poor helpless animal, that obviously is no threat and cannot fight back, then you obviously cannot control your dog!
SIX innocent people have already been killed by pitbulls this year. A SEVENTH person , a Toddler was killed by Pitulls Today, March 27th in Bryan County, Georgia. An eighth victim is a man that was hit by a car while running from two charging pitbulls. Hundreds of others have survived horrific life-changing maulings this year on themselves or witnessed their pets being mauled to death by pitbulls. Obviously, people need to be responsible and able to control the animals they choose as pets, and all too often they cannot control these dogs.
Laguna Beach California CODE
6.16.010 Leash Required restraint of
No person owning or having charge, care, custody, or control of any dog shall
cause or allow, either willfully or through failure to exercise due care or
control, any such dog to be upon any private property unless such dog be
restrained thereon by a fence, wall, substantial chain, leash not exceeding six
feet in length, other appropriate physical restraint, or is under the charge of
a person competent to exercise care, custody, and control over such dog. No
person owning or having charge, care, custody, or control of any dog shall cause
or allow, either willfully or through failure to exercise due care or control,
any such dog to be upon any highway, street, alley or any other PUBLIC property
unless such dog be restrained by a substantial chain, or leash not exceeding six
feet in length, and is under the charge of a person competent to exercise care, custody and control over such dog, unless the owner or operator of such public
property grants written permission for such dog to be on such property without
such chain or leash.
THE OWNER of KELLY DOG did not exercise due care of control of their pet.
6.16.130 Disturbing the peace
It is unlawful for any person owning, controlling or having in his care or
keeping any animal, whether licensed or unlicensed, to suffer, permit or allow
said animal to DISTURB THE PEACE AND COMFORT of any person by any persistent barking, howling or crying, or to otherwise physically interfere with the reasonable enjoyment of life or property.
WITNESSING A VICIOUS MAULING and listening to blood curdling screams is interfering with reasonable enjoyment of our public beach!