The Maryland SPCA is disappointed by the recent Maryland Court of Appeals ruling ("Pit bulls are inherently dangerous, court rules," April 28). Obviously, it is tragic when anyone is hurt by an animal. These very sad situations can almost always be avoided by responsible pet ownership.
To prevent dog bites and attacks, owners must supervise their animals (especially around children), train and socialize their pets, and, most importantly, neuter their dogs. A dog that has not been neutered is three times more likely to bite, according to the Humane Society of the United States. Dogs make wonderful family pets if provided with this critical, yet simple, care from their owners.