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.
HIGHLAND | The owner of two pit bulls will learn their fate under a dangerous-dog ordinance hearing before the town's police commission Thursday.
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.
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.
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 …
MICHIGAN CITY | The life of a pit bull in Michigan City is being spared despite ripping open the arm of a female postal carrier.
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.
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…
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.
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 …
VALPARAISO | Piper has been discovered.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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