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Calvert Co has recently put together an Animal Matters Hearing Board comprised of volunteers including a local veterinarian, several people involved with animal rescue and rights and I believe a dog trainer/animal behaviorist. They will be hearing court cases and making determinations about *problem animals* (and their owners). Their first meeting was 5/3/17 and I am unsure how quickly they will be in court but I know several of the people involved and am happy to see such a group in this county. I believe they will make a big difference; where local animal control and judges are lacking.I've never had to go to court to testify but that may change soon, I just filed an affidavit on Tuesday because my neighbor's pitbulls keep getting out and causing trouble. One of them tried to attack my dog while I was walking it on a leash but a good kick to it's head sent it running back home. I'm glad it didn't escalate beyond that. A week or so later both of his pitbulls showed up at my house and tried to attack my dogs through the storm door. I closed the front door to block their view and they ran around back and tried again at the basement door...it's bad when you can't even let your dogs outside in your own yard. I spoke with one neighbor and the same 2 dogs have attacked his rabbit hutches and caused injuries to several rabbits. Another neighbor had to pick their little dog up and run inside. Enough is enough, I can't keep having them threatening my pets and there are several small children nearby and if anything bad were to happen I would feel guilty for not reporting them.
Hopefully, it will help people like you that are worried about animals that are a threat to the safety of everyone around; with owners that could care less.