I've just returned from the city of Bakersfield's Kroll Way dog park, which has been a delightful place to take my Labrador retriever for years. However, it is no longer a delightful place -- it is being overrun with pit bulls. A pit bull killed a little dog there last week, and this morning a pit bull bit another dog there.
These dogs aren't the only ones that are overly aggressive -- the owners often are, too, as a fellow Lab owner and I noticed on our last visit to that dog park.
You'll frequently hear them uttering these famous last words: "My pit bull is so sweet, and it takes care of me!" Yeah, until something snaps and they kill you, or your child, or some completely innocent person or dog. I don't think law enforcement is taking this problem seriously enough, except for the police chief of Taft, God bless him.
DEBBIE C. WHITE