Last week, Pit Bull Rescue Central was as shocked as many others in the pit bull community when we learned that the Maryland Court of Appeals issued a ruling ( link to pdf ) that changed the state’s common law in such a way that could have seriously detrimental impacts for pit bull owners.
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Chicago White Sox fans were upset when star pitcher Mark Buehrle was traded to the Miami Marlins. But even before his 2012 debut in a Marlins uniform, Buehrle is proving himself a supportive superstar in the pit bull community. Buehrle and his wife are advocates for animal rights and were active when they lived in Chicago in promoting shelter adoptions.
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Huge Dogfighting Bust Went Down Only After Cops Brought Their Pit Bulls to the Fight By Keegan Hamilton Thursday, Sep 2 2010 The grainy footage shows two snarling pit bulls in a dimly lit barn, staring each other down through a haze of cigarette smoke. Walled in by a makeshift ring of three-foot-high plywood planks, the collarless dogs twitch and wag their tails, expending nervous energy like prizefighters shadowboxing in the ring moments before the opening bell. Both dogs are males and have a tan coat and a white belly, which makes it difficult to tell them apart
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Stimulus Money Will Help Combat Illegal Cockfighting and Dog Fighting By ABQNews Staff Thursday, 26 August 2010 12:56 The $150,000 award announced by the governor also will be used to help law enforcement respond to animal hoarding cases The state Department of Public Safety will receive $150,000 in federal stimulus money to help law enforcement deal with illegal cockfighting and dog fighting and animal hoarding cases, according to a news release from the Governor’s Office.
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Dog-bite claims grab record insurance chunk August 18, 2010|By Becky Yerak, Tribune reporter Fido behaving badly caused dog-bite insurance claims to top $400 million in 2009, a record since the industry began keeping track in 2003. Dog bites accounted for more than a third of all homeowners insurance liability claims paid out in 2009, costing $412 million and up from $387.2 million in 2008, according to a study released this week by the Insurance Information Institute. The average cost of dog-bite claims was $24,840 in 2009, up 1.5 percent from 2008.