ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - The author of a new state law that allows felony charges against owners of dangerous dogs was hospitalized over the weekend - after his own dog attacked him.I wholeheartedly approve of laws that hold owners of vicious monster dogs accountable--it's the owner's fault that their dogs got that way.
Bob Schwartz, who also is Gov. Bill Richardson's crime adviser, was hospitalized at University of New Mexico Hospital on Sunday night with bites on both his arms, said Pahl Shipley, a spokesman for the governor.
The hospital declined to release Schwartz's condition, but Shipley said Schwartz is 'going to be fine.'
Schwartz has three dogs registered with the city: a boxer and two English bulldogs, said Denise Wilcox, who oversees Albuquerque's animal care centers.
But the irony of this one is as thick and sweet as cold molasses.