Seeking pit bull solution
This is a wake up call to the citizens of Sonoma. Joanne Sanders has served our town for almost eight years. She has dedicated much of her time to bringing local issues to our attention. As many off you have read over the past two weeks, there's a growing concern regarding pit bulls. There have been numerous attacks in the Bay Area. The most recent happened in Pacifica (one hour away). A young pregnant woman was mauled to death by her own pit bull, in her very own home. For some reason, if it doesn't happen in Sonoma, people seem to think it can't happen here. Do we need to wait until one of our own citizens is attacked?
As a mother of two school-aged children I am convinced this needs to be a conversation. These dogs are predator and can turn at any given moment. I do understand those of you who own one - you love your pet. Those of us who are your neighbors or walk by you, are in constant fear. This is a serious issue involving a sometimes deadline animal. We owe it to ourselves and our children not to turn a blind eye. Shame on us if we don't react now. Let's not wait until it happens in our own backyard. We will discuss box chain stores for month and regulate chickens in our neighbors yards, yet we're OK with these dogs living next door.
Please attend the City Council meeting next Wednesday and let's come together as a community and find a solution that makes all of us happy and safe.