Four women were injured during a dog attack in Surrey’s Guildford neighbourhood yesterday.
The three pit bulls were seized by animal control – but one woman is saying the incident shouldn’t be categorized as an attack.
April Fahr with the Hug a Bull Advocacy and Rescue Society says if the owners got hurt trying to break up the dog fight, then it’s just an accident.
She says pit bulls are often viewed as aggressive but it has nothing to do with the breed.
“You know it’s the temperament of the individual dog and the environment that that dog is in that’s going to determine whether it’s going to bite or not. You can’t make that judgment based on the way the dog looks or what you think its breed is.”
“It’s well established in behaviour science and in animal behaviour research that there are factors that will predict a dog’s propensity to bite.”
Fahr says it’s frustrating when attacks by other breeds are not covered by the media as much as attacks by Pit Bulls.