A rash of attacks by pit bulls in Philadelphia that left one person dead and two others badly injured has prompted some to ask: Is it the dogs or the humans? Experts agree, mistreatment at the hands of humans turns good dog bad. But the problem has led to breed restrictions in some cities and the cases of animal abuse, be it in the form of dog fighting or neglect, continues to grow.
Over the weekend the Pennsylvania SPCA broke up yet another suspected dog fighting ring and rescued six pit bulls. Officers seized dog fighting material including a treadmill, rape stand, injectable drugs and scales, from the home. A male resident at the property was arrested and charged with third degree felony for possession of fighting dogs.
My colleague Natalie Pompilio explores the plight of pit bulls in today's Daily News.