We encourage you to visit www.fabianslaw.com . Richard and Sally have been successful in changing State Legislation in Arizona, and continue to work with other organizations and States to help pass similar legislation.
The Story Behind Fabian's Law:
Our beloved miniature poodle, Fabian, was killed by an unleashed pit-bull on September 5, 2009. Fabian was on his owner’s leash, in his driveway, when the neighbor’s aggressive dog ran out of their backyard, from across the street, and viciously attacked Fabian. Minutes later, Fabian was rushed to an emergency animal hospital but did not survive.
The owner of the aggressive dog could not be held civilly or criminally liable for Fabian’s death because there was no current law or ordinance to hold a dog’s owner accountable for a “dog-on-dog” attack.
In 2009 when Fabian was killed, there was 580 "dog-on-dog" attacks. In 2010, this number has nearly doubled with 900 "dog-on-dog" attacks, and 5,825 dog attacks upon human's, in Maricopa County alone.
Richard and Sally Andrade of Glendale, Arizona championed for legislation for an “Aggressive Dog Owner Responsibility Law”, after their dog Fabian. This statewide Law is dedicated, not only to Fabian, but to all dog owners who have either been victims of or have lost their pet due to a “dog-on-dog” attack. Fabian's Law is also for the people who have been victims of dog attacks.
The five areas of Fabian’s Law are:
· Aggressive dog
· Reasonable care requirement