Risk of dog bites reduced when pet is spayed or neutered, properly trained, experts say

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  • Hemlock Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 11:04 a.m.

    The number of dog bites in the US each year is staggering. When pet owners understand that they will be help liable either criminally or civilly for an aggressive dog, things may change.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Oct. 10, 2013 6:17 a.m.

    I'm for a 100% reduction of dog bites and animal attacks in Utah by making it illegal for animals without jobs be used as pets in the home. We should not be put in harms way just to justify the county and animal shelters to randomly sell dangerous wild life to people who have no intention of them to be work animals. Guard duty is not a working dog.

    It is irresponsible government to allow pet stores and animal shelters to sell animals to make money by endangering local children and citizens. Neuter and spaying is not acceptable reason to permit distribution of sterilized and abused animals. Any animal that demonstrates aggression is subject to self defense and killing theses animals as a personal threat. Sterilized does not alter the threats and training is not feasible or doable for animals.

    An animal captured in the wild and on the streets should never be sold to the public, its a dangerous threat to the animal and the people who are tricked into taking them home. Not to mention that pet care costs and treatment is not essential family expenses.