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Pit bulls ruining dog parks for everyone else

Name: Dorothy Brooks
Victim: Other dog park situation / pit bull in with dogs under 20lbs
Location: Pole Green Dog Park, Hanover City, Virginia
Year of attack: 29 May 2022

Tell us about the situation

At the side of the Pole Green dog park in Hanover City, Virginia, there is anĀ  “Annex” side yard which is for older dogs, handicapped dogs, puppies or dogs 20 lbs. or less. A woman drove up in a car, got out with her pit bull, and tried to let this pit bull into the Annex. I blocked the gate. She called the police on me and they let the pit bull into the Annex. Myself and another woman left with our dogs. We will never trust the safety of our dogs around a pit bull.

Legal Consequences
Parks and Recreations said any size or weight can enter the Annex side. Is there anything I can do? I feel like me and my small dog do not matter.

How has your life changed as a result?
Now I have to find another dog park. The other dog park in my county is an open area with all sizes and weights together, as well, so I have to go out of my county to Richmond or Henrico. This makes no sense.

What would you like people to know as a result of your attack?
Pit bulls are ruining dog parks for everyone else. They need to be banned not just from dog parks, but from this whole country, as many others have done.