pitbull

Pitbulls in need of protection

Owners of dogs considered pitbulls — it’s up to you now! Because of the breed’s undeserved negative media image, pitbull owners have to be even more careful and responsible ...

Four pitbulls are suffering

Since the Sept. 16 attack, Daniel Coverston has been claiming that he “loves” his dogs. It is not love or anywhere near it to knowingly allow your dogs to suffer. These dogs a ...

Pitbulls killed enjoyment of dog park

On Jan. 17, my friend and I took her yellow Labrador to the dog park. Our dog was energetically running in one direction while a pitbull was running in another. They collided. Our ...

Hoping former owner can’t adopt ‘Otis’

I don’t know if I’m alone in my feelings, but I have to admit some amazement that the pitbulls involved in the attack on JoJo (Kerschner) are still alive. Any dog involved in ...

Will Big Brother stare down pitbulls?

I am director of Chako, a canine advocacy and rescue group, and I attended Monday night’s city council meeting on behalf of our Auburn members. I was disheartened by some of the ...

Auburn studies dog rules

Pitbull supporters turned out for the Auburn City Council meeting Monday night to hear a status report on updates to the city’s animal regulations, including any that may target ...

Our Views of 2009: The good, bad and truly inspirational

It wasn’t the best of times, but it could have been a lot worse. 2009 was a tough year for government employees who endured furloughs, layoffs and, in some cases, benefits conce ...

Pitbull focus leaves him cold

I am so tired of the bickering, bantering, postulating, threats and innuendos on this subject. Put the pits that hurt that innocent fellow down. Throw the owner in jail for a whil ...

Reader vows to shop Roseville

Lynn Howe has some good points about pitbulls (Reader Input, Nov. 8). Her statement, “Reckless owners of any dogs pose a threat to the community’s safety,” is true. These o ...

Owners: Curb your dog

Regading the “dog controversy” going on now, I think a psychiatrist’s opinion should be in the mix. Seriously. Dogs (and cats) have taken over the lives of some people. Some ...

Council won’t ban pitbulls

The Auburn City Council put worries of a ban on pitbulls to rest Monday. More than a dozen attendees and a few TV news crews turned out for Monday’s council meeting for an item ...

Auburn has multiple attacking pitbulls

Regarding Pat Brandhorst’s letter (Reader Input, Oct. 23), the letters expressed by Barbara Winnie and others contain facts, not just opinions, and are not written just to join y ...

Pitbulls used as scapegoats

The pitbull incident in Auburn reminds us all dogs can be dangerous if allowed to run in packs. Most large dogs running in large numbers behave differently and this doesn’t apply ...

No desire to see Auburn pitbull posse

In reference to the article on Kevin Hanley (Journal, Oct. 26): I’m very unclear on this pitbull thing. Help me out if you can. The city of Auburn is fixing up Downtown to the ...

Councilman proposes pitbull ordinance

Should the city ban pitbulls or put restrictions on their owners? It’s a question Auburn City councilman Kevin Hanley has put forward to city staff. In a recent memo, Hanley as ...