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Fighting Pit Bulls Injure Three in Ridgewood

Two playmate pitbulls entangled on Best Court Thursday afternoon; their owners were injured attempting to separate the dogs.

Three people suffered minor injuries when they attempted to subdue two fighting pit bulls outside a Ridgewood home Thursday afternoon, village police said.

It's the second reported incident of violence involving a dog in as many months in Ridgewood.

According to police, at about 3:30 p.m. a 31-year-old woman brought her pit bull to play with another pit bull residing on Best Court. The canines were described as frequent playmates without any documented history of violence, police told Patch.

At some point, the dogs began fighting.

The two Best Court residents, a 19-year-old male and a 17-year-old female, sustained bites to their hands and arms while trying to separate the dogs. The 31-year-old female, whom police said lives in the area, received minor bruising during the tussle.

The teenage siblings were transported to Valley Hospital with what were described as minor injuries.

The dogs were left with their respective owners. Animal control will follow up on the case, police said. No arrests or complaints have been filed at this time, cops said.

There are not currently any dogs classified by a court as 'dangerous' or 'potentially dangerous'.

The Ridgewood Village Council on Feb. 13 will be voting on an ordinance to increase the licensing fee of a 'dangerous' dog up to $700.

bsmi021 February 02, 2013 at 10:27 PM
Well I see that the both "theflea and Craig Hueneke" are up to the same dumb remakes as normal. Both of these people either have pit bulls (or some other dangerous dogs) or are just more of the social and moral decay of this country. Both never seem to get it and most like them never will!! This is not the first time they have been on this site heckling other people with garbage about what is right and wrong about dog fighting and the current dangerous dog bill up for debate and filling. I will again post the web address for dangerous dogs (http://dangerousdogs.net/) with some hope that people may come to some sense of what some people need to understand. let’s get one thing very straight I love dogs and animals as a hole, own two dogs, my mother’s family breed dogs in the past, but there are too many times that people do not understand the issues that happen with some dogs breeds, and the end results are never good and happy for anyone. So people just stop and think about your family as a hole, not just your wife and child but also your family pet (dog/dogs) and feel the pain what many people across the country have felt!
Mike Kender February 03, 2013 at 04:34 AM
http://www.dogsbite.org/dangerous-dogs-pit-bull-myths.php http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_fatal_dog_attacks_in_the_United_States I am sure that many pit bulls are pleasant, loving pets. But I would still not like to have a neighbor that owned one. I will never own one. They are a calculated risk on four legs. 99% of the time, there is no problem. But, when there is a problem, the results can be very bad.
The Flea February 03, 2013 at 01:01 PM
Well I see bsmi021 is up to the same dumb remarks as usual. I was stating a fact about this particular case which obviously bsmi021 doesn't understand having never read the NJ Vicious Dog Law. It's obvious bsmi021 doesn't know how to spell so reading probably isn't a strong point either. Talk about your social and moral decay of this country!
bsmi021 February 05, 2013 at 02:23 PM
Well as always from people who do not know as they speak, (The Flea) if you can find something about what I have said is wrong you need to show us all, oh before you do that you might want to read this first (http://www.hillattorneys.com/dangerous-dogs/definition-vicious-dogs.shtml) Oh and by the way you also need to show me were the misspelling is as spell check in word cannot find it!
la la momma April 04, 2013 at 04:10 PM
First of all all dogs have teeth and can bite.I have a Lab and a Pit and they are big .It is my responsibility to keep them safe from people . People and their ignorance of dogs is wow to me. My dogs keep me safe , they guard my home ,they guard me and being a diabetic they help me walk and keep my blood sugar low.I love my dogs and all dogs can and will bite if you hurt them or do not respect them .They are mine and they help me live a full and wonderful life .

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