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LaPorte police shoot a pit bulls; shooting under review

LAPORTE | A LaPorte police officer who fatally shot a dog in the spring fired his gun at a pit bull that was chasing people through a neighborhood, according to police.

September 14, 2014 5:45 pm

Highland reviews pit bull attack under dangerous dogs ordinance

HIGHLAND | The owner of two pit bulls will learn their fate under a dangerous-dog ordinance hearing before the town's police commission Thursday.

July 22, 2014 2:25 pm

Hammond police say officer justified in shooting dog

HAMMOND | Police said Tuesday they determined an officer was justified in shooting a dog that lunged at him while he was responding to a call for a loose pit bull.

June 10, 2014 8:51 pm
Hobart Humane Society responds to social media attacks

Hobart Humane Society responds to social media attacks

HOBART | The Hobart Humane Society has been under attack — particularly in comments made recently on social media — Director Brenda Slavik said, adding that the attacks are unwarranted.

September 24, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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No repercussions for dog attack?

On May 23 a pitbull got into my fenced yard and attacked me and my pets. One pet is dead, one is crippled. For some reason Animal Control just drove the pitbull right back to the owner. On June 13 the owner came by with the pitbull to threaten me. Of course I called the police. For whatever …

September 23, 2013 12:00 am

Pit bull that attacked postal carrier will not be euthanized

MICHIGAN CITY | The life of a pit bull in Michigan City is being spared despite ripping open the arm of a female postal carrier.

July 30, 2013 1:50 pm
Tank the pit bull

Tank the pit bull

Abbie Bobele, 12, of Union Township, takes a break with Tank the pit bull following obedience competition with 4-H Thursday morning at the Porter County Fair.  Abbie Bobele entered Tank this year in the 4-H dog competition at the fair where he competed the past two days.

July 18, 2013 3:00 pm
From fire to fair: Tank the pit bull a foster dog success story

From fire to fair: Tank the pit bull a foster dog success story

Tank the pit bull is petted by Ann Llamas, of Valparaiso, during the Porter County Fair while Abbie Bobele is seated in the background. Tank nearly burned to death in a Gary fire two years ago, but was rescued by Gary firefighters. Llamas stepped in to care for the dog after he spent six wee…

July 18, 2013 3:01 pm
From fire to fair: Tank the pit bull a foster dog success story

From fire to fair: Tank the pit bull a foster dog success story

Abbie Bobele, 12, of Unon Township (second from left/center) participates in the 4-H dog competition with Tank the pit bull Thursday at the Porter County Fair.

July 18, 2013 3:00 pm
From fire to fair: Tank the pit bull a foster dog success story

From fire to fair: Tank the pit bull a foster dog success story

Abbie Bobele, 12 of Union Township, brushes Tank the pit bull Thursday morning before the 4-H dog competition at the Porter County Fair. Tank was nearly burned to death in a Gary fire two years ago. He was rescued by Gary firefighters and Ann Llamas, of Valparaiso. Llamas stepped in to care …

July 18, 2013 3:00 pm
Valparaiso dog featured on Chicago TV

Valparaiso dog featured on Chicago TV

VALPARAISO | Piper has been discovered.

January 06, 2013 9:12 pm Photos

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Pit bulls put their best paw forward at Chesterton walk

Pit bulls put their best paw forward at Chesterton walk

Chaos, a pit bull, sleeps with his owner Mike Shaw, of Chesterton, during the Coast-to-Coast Bully Walk at Coffee Creek Watershed Conservancy Preserve. The event, held in conjunction with walks all over the country, was intended to highlight the breed’s overwhelmingly positive traits.

October 28, 2012 2:59 pm
Pit bulls put their best paw forward at Chesterton walk

Pit bulls put their best paw forward at Chesterton walk

Ramsey, who is available for adoption from Giant Paw Prints Rescue in Valparaiso, licks volunteer Thonda Heilman's face Sunday during the Coast-to-Coast Bully Walk in Chesterton.

October 28, 2012 2:59 pm
Pit bulls put their best paw forward at Chesterton walk

Pit bulls put their best paw forward at Chesterton walk

Dog lovers walk with their dogs Sunday as part of the Coast-to-Coast Bully Walk in Chesterton. The event featured music, adoption opportunities, speakers and a dog walk.

October 28, 2012 2:59 pm
Hobart ordinance a hot topic during dog days of summer

Hobart ordinance a hot topic during dog days of summer

This summer has brought more than high temperatures to Hobart, where officials and residents are feeling the heat of a public policy issue as they debate tightening the city's vicious dog laws.

August 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Safety of kids around dogs is parent/owner responsibility

This is in response to the letter, "Pit bulls should be banned because of vicious attacks." With all due respect, in the majority of these horrific cases of children being attacked, it is either the owner of the dog attacking who has failed to raise the dog properly or, in many cases, neglig…

July 03, 2012 11:00 pm

Conflict expected as Hobart considers changes to dog ordinance

HOBART | A group of dog owners opposed to singling out specific breeds with city ordinances has joined forces to get its point across to city officials, group spokesman Mike Jewett said.

July 01, 2012 7:15 pm

Hold all owners accountable, regardless of dog's breed

I was distressed to read the Hobart City Council is entertaining vicious dog regulations specifically directed at pit bulls. I support measures to make communities safer, but the definition of “pit bull” is amorphous in public perception.

July 01, 2012 12:00 am

Most pit bulls never harm anyone, are misunderstood

After reading Jack Clover's opinion about the American pit bull, I realized some people have a distorted view of an amazingly talented and truly best all-around dog.

June 29, 2012 11:00 pm

Hobart woman to seek stricter vicious dog regulations after pit bull attack

HOBART | City official Sherryl Doerr and her daughter will go before the City Council this week to ask for more bite in existing dog ordinances.

June 18, 2012 7:30 pm
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