Letter to the Editor: Man asks Bristol Town Council to revisit town ordinance regarding vicious dogs after a pit bull attacked his dog.
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself. My name is Todd Roper and I reside in Bristol with my wife Shana and our dog Liberty. On the night of Dec. 5, my wife Shana and I were accompanied by our 7-year-old yellow Labrador Retriever, Liberty, as we participated in the annual tree lighting ceremonies downtown. My wife and I were looking forward to a fantastic Christmas event and some quality time with our family however, this all changed at approximately 5:50 PM. We had arrived downtown about an hour before the tree lighting and were standing on the west side of Hope Street in front of the building where Hair Heart and Sole will be moving. We were surrounded by children, families, senior couples and other residents enjoying…
The Bristol Town Council will hear the petition of pet owner, Todd Roper, whose dog was attacked by a pit bull during Bristol's Christmas festival.
A Bristol resident whose dog was attacked by a pitbull last month will petition the Bristol Town Council tonight to revise the law governing vicious dogs and their owners. Todd Roper's seven-year-old labrador retriever, Liberty, was brutally attacked by a pit bull on Dec. 5, during the annual tree lighting ceremony in downtown Bristol. According to Roper, Liberty sustained severe head and ear lacerations from the attack that required surgery and stitches. Following a vicious dog hearing in December, the pit bull involved, Cali, was deemed "vicious" and was taken to the Warren Animal Shelter, but Roper is not satisfied with the punishment. "There are statutes on the books that deal with vicious dog attacks," said Roper, "but nothing goes …