I know this is an appraisal web site and information about values and the real estate market is why you are here, and I promise that will be the main focus, but my first post in this blog regards my cousin Tony's son, Dominic, who was viciously attacked by a pit bull in the alley behind his house in Towson recently. Dominic's friend, Scotty was actually attacked first. You may have heard about it on the local news.
Fortunately, the dog was put to sleep. I guess that is OK, but it was just an animal. What do you do with the owner? It's one thing if the dog accidently escapes its cage, but it is another when the owner acts so irresponsibly. If you haven't heard, police reports and testimony so far indicate that the owner brought Scotty into his house after the first attack. He cleaned him up and then "allegedly" told the boy that if he told his mother he would get him. If that is not bad enough, the pit bull was placed back into the defective cage and escaped again only to attack Dominic. This time, the owner "allegedly" took the dog into the house, but left Dominic bleeding in the alley. If that's not criminal, I don't know what is!
Dominic is improving every day because he is a courageous boy who has the love and support of a great family, but he is still really messed up and is facing a long and painful recover. Please keep him and his family in your prayers.