In the last week my Dachshund and Chihuahua have been attacked by two different pit bulls on two different occasions. My 62-year-old mother was walking them both times. I fear to think what would happen if it was my 10-year-old daughter or 8-year-old son. We walk down 9th St. and Tawas St. quite often. We now carry mace. First fine is $125 bucks, second fine $250 bucks, third fine $500 bucks and a felony. If you care about not having your dog maced or going to jail ... keep them on a leash. It is the responsible thing to do.